KEDRICK STOREY: #TriedVolleyball?

If you are at a game and you stand up to see the action because someone is standing in front of you, you’re pretty excited about the action. Thus was the case as I watched Ripley and Middleton volleyball, last Tuesday. The match went five sets, with Ripley winning 3-2. The person standing in front […]

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Falkner’s Edgeston cleared to play by the MHSAA

FALKNER—Falkner High School’s Terrance Edgeston didn’t play in the Eagles 2015 football season opener, a win against East Union, last Friday. But the junior will be in the starting line tonight as Falkner hosts Walnut in the Joe Bowl at 7 p.m. The 6-1, 180-pound Ripley-transfer who had been ruled non-eligible for the 2015 season by […]

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JOE BOWL: Wildcats limp into 2015 edition of the North Tippah rivalry

The Walnut Wildcats will limp into the 2015 Joe Bowl, but coach John Meeks said his team will walk into Falkner with whoever they have and play to win. “It’s a very important game with lots of emotions. We have to have faith in our ability, go out there and perform,” said Meeks, who has […]

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Brown takes runoff

RIPLEY — The unofficial results for the Tippah County Justice Court Judge North Democratic Primary Runoff show Jerome Brown taking the lead by a gap of only six votes. Jerome Brown garnered 636 votes, while Glen Michael garnered 630 votes. At the time these numbers were released, there was one voter identification affadavit ballot yet […]

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FRIDAY FOOTBALL RECAP: Falkner wins, Ripley and Walnut drop season openers

FALKNER 28, EAST UNION 6: It was the coming out party for senior WR Deshaun Alexander and sophomore QB Autry Windham. The duo hooked up on three touchdown passes in the first half for a 28-0 lead at the break. Sophomore RB Alex Caldwell scored on a 70-yard jaunt. Falkner starts the season 1-0 ahead […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Falkner at East Union, IAHS at Ripley, Booneville at Walnut

It’s the first Friday of the 2015 MHSAA football season and all three Tippah County teams are in action tonight. Falkner travels to East Union to face an Urchins team that will be riding high on emotion as they play for the first time without junior T.J. Hamblin, who drowned last month. Ripley plays host […]

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HS FOOTBALL: Ripley 20, Horn Lake 14 (Oxford Jamboree)

The Ripley Tigers earned a 20-14 two-quarter win over Horn Lake at Saturday’s Oxford High School Jamboree. Here’s a quick recap of the action. How It Happened: After no luck on their first possession, Ripley got a 61-yard TD pass from Tucker Childers to Ryan Melton for a 7-0 lead. Horn Lake knotted the game […]

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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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