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Tornado leaves damage, destruction in Three Forks

WALNUT–The Three Forks Community of Walnut is recovering after a tornado, part of a line of twisters that swept across Northeast Mississippi on Wednesday, devastated the area, leaving major structural damage and destroyed homes in its path. The tornado touched down at approximately 5 p.m., demolishing Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department, located on CR 101, […]

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Willbanks earns MACJC Player of the Week honors

By Blake Long/NEMCC JACKSON—Former Walnut High School standout Shelby Wilbanks has earned an elite statewide accolade for her efforts during the first two wins of the season for the Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s basketball program. Wilbanks was selected as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Player of the Week for games […]

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Tippah County 2015-16 high school basketball schedules

The 2015-16 MHSAA basketball season gets underway this week. Below are schedules for Blue Mountain, Falkner, Ripley, Pine Grove and Walnut high schools. Unless otherwise noted, regular season games will begin with girls at 6 p.m. This season’s Tippah County Tournament will be played at the RHS Event Center. Falkner High School will serve as […]

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Reba Porterfield charged with husband’s murder

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Southern Sentinel WALNUT – The widow of a Walnut man found shot to death in the couple’s home in February of this year has been charged with his murder, Tippah authorities said this week. Reba Porterfield, 59, of 381 County Road 127 Walnut, was arrested Wednesday morning, Oct. 7, […]

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GENE PHELPS: So, who exactly is Joe (Horton)?

By Gene Phelps/Daily Journal So, who exactly is Joe? The headline in the Saturday, Aug. 29 Daily Journal read: “Eagles reclaim trophy … First Joe Bowl win since 2012.” The game’s final score was Falkner 20, Walnut 14 in the annual battle between the Tippah County high school football teams. To the winner goes the […]

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Anna’s Army raises money for Anna Hopper

Shyenne Middleton, left,  an eighth grader at Chalybeate Elementary School, paints the face of this youngster at the Lady Warriors’ face painting booth during the Anna’s Army fundraiser held Saturday, Sept. 12. The event helped to raise $34,257.21 for Anna Hopper, the two-year-old daughter of Nick and Betsy Hopper, who recently had a brain tumor […]

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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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Ripley QB Tucker Childers threw for 2,348 yards and a school-record 29 TD in 2014.

2015 MHSAA football season underway

RIPLEY—The 2015 Mississippi high school football season officially got underway on Monday as teams across the state hit practice fields in helmets and shorts. Falkner, Ripley and Walnut began Monday afternoon. The teams can strap on shoulder pads on Thursday. The first Friday of the 2015 season is Aug. 21. Falkner travels to East Union. […]

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2015 HS football schedules for Falkner, Ripley and Walnut

The first kickoff for the 2015 high school football season is just six weeks away. Below are the schedules for Falkner, Ripley and Walnut high schools. Please note that Ripley will participate in a scrimmage with Horn Lake at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. Falkner Eagles Aug. 21  @East […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: My high school football Fridays will never be the same

It’s a given that no one get’s out of this world alive. It’s the untimely departures that make that fact so hard to take. Last Thursday, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of longtime Walnut Football stat man Tim Jones. To this sports writer, he was Walnut Football. Seeing him walk the […]

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