Instant Analysis: Falkner 20, Benton County 8 (North Panola Jamboree)

The Falkner Eagles earned a 20-8 win over the Benton County Buccaneers in two-quarter action at the North Panola Jamboree on Friday. here’s a quick look at how it happened. What Happened: Falkner struck early with an Alex Caldwell 80-yard scamper on the game’s first play for a 6-0 lead. A Falkner possession later, senior Deshaun […]

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Auditions for “And Then There Were None,” to be held at the Dixie Theatre

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel RIPLEY — Auditions are approaching for the Ripley Arts Council’s next production, And Then There Were None. The play, written by Dame Agatha Christie, is a murder mystery tangled with romance. The play, which is set in the 1930s, has had over 100 million sales since opening in 1943. According to Assistant […]

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BOARD MINUTES: Ripley continues with progress on water, sewer projects

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel  RIPLEY — The City of Ripley Mayor and Board of Aldermen held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at City Hall. Among items of business handled at the meeting were: Regular business was handled, such as approval of the agenda, approval of minutes for the month of July […]

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Randall Koon, center, is pictured with scholarship recipients (from left) Logan Samples, Kolbe McElwaine, Breann Elliott and Andi Taylor.

Koon’s Care scholarships awarded

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel  RIPLEY — At Koon’s Care Clinic, Ripley’s free clinic, a scholarship presentation was held last week. Randall Koon, president of the scholarship fund, presented Koon’s Care Scholarships to Andi Taylor, Breann Elliott, Logan Samples and Kolbe McElwaine. The scholarship fund, previously known as The Glenda and Brad Koon Medical Care Scholarship […]

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Democratic runoff set for Aug. 25

By Joyce Brock/Southern Sentinel  RIPLEY — The Tippah County Democratic and Republican Primary elections were held on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Detailed results from that election are available on page 2A of this weeks’ Southern Sentinel.  The results are unofficial and do not include approximately 19 affidavit ballots, which were awaiting verification as of press time. […]

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Ripley native Pete Story hired to complete Billy Begley’s EMCC men’s basketball coaching staff

SCOOBA – With vast experience at the collegiate, high school and AAU levels, Pete Story has been hired as an assistant men’s basketball coach at East Mississippi Community College. First-year EMCC head men’s basketball coach Billy Begley made the announcement this week. Most recently, Story worked with Memphis-based Team Penny, a successful AAU organization headed […]

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HS FOOTBALL: News and notes from Falkner, Ripley and Walnut

The start of the 2015 high school football season is now just a week away. As Falkner, Ripley and Walnut round out their second week of preparation, here’s some news and notes from their first week.  See previews on all three teams, including Three Players To Watch, in the Daily Journal’s 2015 Football preview on […]

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Falkner sophomore center Pierce Johnston and sophomore QB Autry Windham.

HS FOOTBALL: Eagles’ chemistry has Hood feeling confident

FALKNER–As the Falkner Eagles open their 2015 high school football season, second-year head coach Quess Hood said he feels more confident this year. Big shoes must be filled with the graduation of offensive studs, do-it-all QB Jase Stroupe and speedy running back Jeramie Lawrence. However, Hood believes the chemistry developed by his skilled guys, this […]

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Ripley’s Edgeston helps 49ers win state legion baseball title

HATTIESBURG—Ripley senior shortstop Marquellus Edgeston helped the Tupelo 49ers win their third straight Senior Legion baseball state title late last month. Playing at Hattiesburg’s Oak Grove High School, Edgeston contributed in a pair of title-clinching wins over Pontotoc. He pitched an inning and was used as a pinch-hitter in their decisive 18-15 victory to claim […]

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Byrd takes over basketball at Falkner

FALKNER—The chance to take charge of all basketball programs at Falkner High School was enough to lure Richard Byrd from North Tippah county-rival Walnut. Byrd, who spent three years coaching the Lady Wildcats, was approved to handle both junior high and varsity squads at Falkner last Thursday. He takes over for boys’ coach Jake Walker […]

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