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Financial crimes heard in Circuit Court

RIPLEY — Tippah County Circuit Court was recently in session. Among the cases heard were three financial crimes. Sharon Sallie was sentenced for Conspiracy and Felony False Pretense, John Greg Hopper was sentenced for Grand Larceny and Richard Thurmond was sentenced for Embezzlement. Other cases heard will be reported in upcoming issues. Sharon Sallie – […]

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UCAC to hold anniversary celebration

ASHLAND — For over 50 years, the United Community Action Committee has been serving Benton County and tomorrow they’ll celebrate their anniversary. The UCAC was organized in 1966 under the Economic Opportunity Act. Since then, they have been providing services to the people of Benton County, especially the economically disadvantaged population. They have also served […]

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Local chef to compete on Food Network Star

ASHLAND — Benton County native celebrity chef Jernard Wells, known as “the Love Chef,” will be a contestant in Season 12 of Food Network Star. Chef Wells is a graduate of Ashland High School and grew up in the Ashland/Michigan City community. His parents still live in the area. Chef Wells and his wife of […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Houston/Ripley Game 2 should be another goody

If tonight’s Ripley at Houston baseball game is anything like Game 1 of their best-of-three Class 4A North Half Championship series, it will be another classic that you will not want to miss. Wednesday’s game came down to a Houston single in the top of the seventh, that if Ripley senior shortstop Marquellus “Q” Edgeston […]

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BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Houston, Ripley set for epic North finals matchup

RIPLEY—The most anticipated series in the MHSAA High School Baseball playoffs begins today when the Houston Hilltoppers and Ripley Tigers square off in Game 1 of their Class 4A North Half Championship best-of-three. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. after being moved up a day because of the threat of potential rain. “Apparently, it […]

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BASEBALL: Ripley sweeps Amory, Pine Grove drops Game 2 to TCPS

RIPLEY—The Ripley Tigers won 5-3 over Amory on Friday in Game 3 of their MHSAA Class 4A Round Three matchup to take the series 2-0. With the victory, Ripley (28-7) advances to the Class 4A North Half Championship series for the first time since 2011. They will face two-time defending North champ Houston, beginning Thursday, […]

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4A Baseball Playoffs: Offense lifts Tigers

By Melissa Meador/Monroe County Journal AMORY – The Ripley Tigers showed their offensive firepower and took advantage of Amory miscues in their Class 4A third-round series opener on Thursday night. The Tigers pounded out 11 hits on their way to a 10-0 win. Game 2 is tonight at Ripley at 6 p.m. “We work on […]

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Panthers take 1-0 lead in 1A quarterfinal

TUPELO–Pine Grove senior pitcher Dalton Morrow broke a 2-2 tie with Tupelo Christian, on a groundout RBI in the top of the fourth, then made it hold up on the mound for the complete-game 3-2 win. In a defensive battle that had a combined 13 hits, the Pine Grove Panthers did just enough to take […]

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Nine Tippah County athletes qualify for state track meet

FALKNER—The 2016 MHSAA State Track and Field Championships are set for today and tomorrow at Pearl High School and nine Tippah County student athletes will participate. Falkner High School will send seven athletes in six events, while Walnut and Ripley will send one each. Falkner’s 4×400 relay team of Tierra and Bobbie Smith and Asia […]

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Pine Grove senior Dalton Morrow struck out five and allowed just two hits in a 4-0 shutout win over Hamilton.

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Panthers, Tigers ready for Round Three

The Pine Grove Panthers and the Ripley Tigers are still alive in the MHSAA State Baseball Playoffs, after wining second-round series this week. The Panthers start a Class 1A best-of-three Round Three showdown with Tupelo Christian today at 6 p.m. The Tigers travel to Amory, in Class 4A. First pitch is set for a 7 […]

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