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Six Tippah County athletes to play in NEMBCA All-Star games

BOONEVILLE—The 2016 Northeast Mississippi Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star basketball games are set for this Saturday, June 4, at Booneville High School. The games feature Northeast Mississippi high school seniors in one final game. The 1A/2A Girls game will begin the days’ action at 1 p.m. Walnut’s Carley Hughes will play for head coaches Matt […]

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Local bride to appear on TLC

RIPLEY — A local bride will be featured on TLC’s hit show “Say Yes to the Dress” this weekend. The show, which airs on Friday night, has been a long time in the making. In fact, it was filmed last summer. Natalie Bullard, a Ripley native who now lives in New Albany, was already planning […]

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Seven-On-Seven, Big Man camps return to NEMCC for second year

BOONEVILLE–The Northeast Mississippi Community College football team is continuing two camps that it started last year that aid local high schools in their preparations for the upcoming season. The Tigers have scheduled their annual Seven-On-Seven Tournament and Big Man Challenge for Tuesday, June 7 on the Booneville campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with action […]

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Relay for Life planned for Friday

RIPLEY — The Tippah County Relay for Life event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Ripley Courthouse Square on Friday, June 3. This year’s theme is “Walking Across America for a Cure”. Relay for Life teams will be set up with a variety of food and fun activities for the […]

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Ripley Park Commission plans softball, kickball, yard sale to benefit American Cancer Society

RIPLEY–The Ripley Park Commission (RPC) has planned some exciting family-fun events to support The American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” events for 2016. On Saturday, June 4, Fred and Elizabeth Smith Memorial Park will be the home of a co-ed softball tournament–the entry fee is $150 per team–and a first-ever kickball tournament, with an entry […]

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Favorable weather predicted for weekend

RIPLEY — Weather conditions are likely to be favorable for Memorial Day services planned in the county. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday with new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch. Higher amounts of precipitation are possible in thunderstorms. […]

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Body found in local parking lot

Staff Report RIPLEY — A man found deceased in a vehicle in Ripley is believed to have died of natural causes. Authorities responded to the parking lot of Ashley Furniture at approximately 3-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, when the body was discovered. The deceased was reportedly an employee at the factory. Coroner Chris McCallister […]

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Grand Jury returns multiple indictments

RIPLEY — In April, a Tippah County Grand Jury returned a number of indictments. Part of those served and on public record follow. Others will be reported in upcoming issues. Steve Shaw – Shaw is charged with conspiracy. Hannah Ash – Ash is charged with conspiracy. Tenna Thompson – Thompson is charged with Possession of […]

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Justin Smith remembered with cemetery plot donation

RIPLEY — Justin Smith had a heart for children since he was only a child himself, and now his memory is being honored through a gift to others. Justin Tay Smith was born on May 30, 1985 and lived to be 28 years old. He died the day after his birthday. His mother, Donna Adams, […]

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Former Tiger Robertson tabbed as finalist for prestigious Ferriss Trophy

By Blake Long/NEMCC CLEVELAND–A former Northeast Mississippi Community College baseball standout continues to be showered with numerous honors as he nears the end of his collegiate career. Will Robertson, who is currently a senior at Delta State University, has been selected as a finalist for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy. It is given to the […]

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