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HS BASKETBALL: Lady Tigers rounding into form

RIPLEY—After a slow start to the 2015-16 high school basketball season, the Ripley Lady Tigers look to be rounding into form. An up and down first half of the year has gave way to a 16-7 mark as they prepare to be a No. 3 seed in next week’s Division 2-4A tournament. First-year coach Steve […]

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Lady Panthers win Division 1-1A regular season crown

The difference last Friday’s showdown between Biggersville and Pine Grove girls for the Division 1-1A tournament’s No. 1 seed came down to making shots. Pine Grove (17-9, 9-1) made a few more down the stretch. Facing a 12-point fourth quarter deficit, eighth-grade guard Loren Elliott scored 13 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 1:17 […]

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Walnut man charged with sexual battery of vulnerable person

Daily Journal A Walnut man has been arrested and charged with sexual battery of a vulnerable person, Attorney General Jim Hood said Wednesday. Bryan Englebert, 36, was arrested Monday by investigators with the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with assistance from the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant obtained from the Lowndes […]

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Deshaun Alexander was the Division 1-1A Offensive MVP. He signed to play at Northeast Mississippi Community College on Wednesday.

Falkner’s Alexander signs with Northeast Tigers

FALKNER–Falkner Eagles wide receiver Deshaun Alexander signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) during a ceremony inside the Falkner High School auditorium on Wednesday’s National Signing Day. Surrounded by family at a table draped in a black-and-gold Falkner throw, topped with a metallic black Eagles’ helmet, Alexander […]

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Second suspect in store clerk murder arrested in Ripley

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Corinth store clerk, Police Chief Ralph Dance told reporters Wednesday. The suspect, Micah Bostic of Corinth, was picked up in Ripley by the Ripley Police Department, Dance said. Bostic is charged with capital murder. Kris Ledlow, […]

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SUPER ALUMS: SB winners Simmons, Miller honored at Ripley High School

RIPLEY—The threat of severe weather postponed Tuesday’s Kossuth at Ripley High School basketball game, but it didn’t stop the NFL High School Super Bowl Honor Roll presentation. Before the school dismissed at 1 p.m., Super Bowl winners Kendall Simmons (Pittsburgh Steelers XL, XLIII) and Jim Miller (San Francisco 49ers VLI), who both played varsity football […]

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Benton County SkillsUSA takes two first place awards

Students from the Benton County Career Technical Center attended the SkillsUSA Region 1 competition at Northwest Mississippi Community College on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Trent Gresham and Logan Nation of Hickory Flat High School along with Alica Walker of Ashland High School competed as a team in the Welding Fabrication contest and won first place. Austin […]

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Program offers free GED, job training for Tippah residents

RIPLEY — Tippah County residents who are interested in earning a GED or getting better prepared to secure employment have an option that is not only free, it could offer cash incentives for good performance. The Northeast Mississippi Community College location off of the square, just behind the Chancery Court building, offers two programs focusing […]

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Ripley NFL Super Bowl High School Honor Roll presentation set for tonight

RIPLEY–Super Bowl champions and Ripley High School graduates Kendall Simmons and Jim Miller will present commemorative Wilson Golden Footballs to the Ripley football team on behalf of the NFL’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program. Simmons, who played offensive lineman and won two NFL titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2005, 2008) and Miller a […]

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Vick’s double-double guides Lady Panthers over Wheeler

PINE GROVE–Haley Vick came off the bench with a double-double–15 points and 15 rebounds–to help the Pine Grove Lady Panthers roll to a 51-30 win over Wheeler on Friday. The victory pushed Pine Grove to 14-9, 6-1 in Division 1-1A. Vick, a sophomore guard, thought she played one of her best games but passed the […]

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