Batting for Better Futures Softball Tournament set for Saturday

RIPLEY—The inaugural “Batting For Better Futures” Softball Tournament is set for Saturday, July 19 at Peoples Bank Sportsplex on Smith Park Drive in Ripley. All proceeds from the Jack and Jill-ruled, double-elimination tournament will go to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi, the parent organization for the Ripley Unit located inside Ripley […]

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Locals part of 10U USSSA World Series champions

  It was a big July 4th weekend for Falkner’s Carson Rowland. The 11- year old helped the Tombigbee Tribe traveling baseball team capture the 10u USSSA World Series championship during the season’s final tournament  (July 2-5) in Orange Beach,  Ala. The team, based in Saltillo and coached by Chris Deaton, went 5-2-1 in the tournament, winning 11-5 over EM […]

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Campers enjoy sun, rain at annual NEMCC Softball Camp

By Blake Long NEMCC BOONEVILLE—Northeast Mississippi Community College’s softball continued through the rain on its final day to successfully complete its annual youth summer camp May 27-29 at David Carnell Memorial Field in Bonneville.The three-day event was open to students ages seven years old through upcoming high school freshman. Several experienced area coaches and players […]

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Walnut’s Clifton, Robinson among NEMCC national Academic Award winners

By Blake Long NEMCC  COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—Northeast Mississippi Community College’s athletic programs once again excelled not only in athletic competition, but also in the classroom during the 2013-14 school year. Six of Northeast’s eight sports that are sanctioned by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) garnered recognition as an All-Academic Team for maintaining a […]

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Ripley native lands spot in Nike commercial featuring NBA’s Kevin Durant

MEMPHIS—Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time. If you’ve gotten a chance to catch the newest Kevin Durant commercial by Nike, not only did you see this year’s NBA Most Valuable Player, but you also saw a Tippah County native. A shot of Ripley’s Amberly Rogers can been seen […]

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Powell approved to lead Falkner girls basketball

FALKNER–Anna Lisa Powell of Ecru has been hired as the new head basketball coach for the Falkner Lady Eagles. The hire was approved by the North Tippah School Board last week, according to Falkner Principal Jennifer Stroupe. Powell, 24, was an assistant at New Albany High School the past three seasons under Lady Bulldogs coach […]

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Quess Hood tapped to lead Falkner football

FALKNER–Quess Hood was a volunteer coach for the Falkner High School football team last season. This fall, he’ll be part of the paid staff. Hood, 43, has accepted the job to be the next head coach for the Eagles, pending North Tippah School Board approval, according to Falkner Principal Jennifer Stroupe. The board meets July […]

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Walnut woman dies from injuries suffered in two-car wreck

A Walnut woman has died from injuries she suffered in a crash last week. Peggy E. Miles, 63, of Walnut, was involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Alcorn County, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. At approximately 11:35 p.m., Miles was traveling east on Highway 72 when it appeared a car driven by Brandi […]

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Make new memories at Tippah Lake

We turned off Highway 15 and made our final track down the road to our destination.  It seemed to take forever to get there. We passed house after house and field after field. Still the end was not in sight. This had to be the longest road in Tippah County. Robin and I, in the […]

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McDaniel takes Tippah vote

RIPLEY — In the contentious and closely watched race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator, challenger Chris McDaniel took the popular vote in Tippah County over incumbent Thad Cochran. State Senator Chris McDaniel visited Ripley on Saturday, greeting voters at Shirley’s Restaurant and asking for their vote. Incumbent Thad Cochran, who has held the […]

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