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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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Sharp named HFAC salutatorian

HICKORY FLAT – Hannah Sharp has been named as the Salutatorian of the 2015-2016 graduating class of Hickory Flat Attendance Center. In addition to being Salutatorian, Hannah is the Secretary/Treasurer of BETA Club and the Vice President of the Student Government Association. She was a Senior Homecoming Maid. In Who’s Who, she was selected for […]

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Banquet raises over $44k for My Choices

RIPLEY — My Choices pregnancy center held their annual banquet earlier this spring. The Celebrate Life Banquet raised over $44,000 for the ministry. In addition to an outpouring of financial gifts, there were a number of volunteers. There were 490 people seated for the meal and over 60 workers serving. Most of the servers were […]

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Dustin Matlock named HFAC valedictorian

HICKORY FLAT — Dustin Matlock, 18, is the Valedictorian of the 2015-2016 graduating class of Hickory Flat Attendance Center. In addition to being named Valedictorian, Dustin is the class’s STAR Student. He earned a 32 on his ACT. The STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Program is sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. […]

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Kennons lose home to fire

RIPLEY — A Ripley family lost their home to fire on Mother’s Day. Willie T. Kennon was at his daughter’s home visiting on Sunday, May 8 when he received the call. His niece, Helen, told him that his home at 122 Northview Drive was on fire. It happened at around 3:45 p.m. Ripley Volunteer Fire […]

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Basketball camp to be held in Ashland

ASHLAND — A Harlem Legends “Shoot for the Stars” Basketball Camp will be held in Ashland at the end of the month. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-14 and is geared towards all skill levels. It will be directed by Legendary Harlem Globetrotter Michael Douglas. The camp is intended to help […]

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Financial crimes heard in Circuit Court

RIPLEY — Tippah County Circuit Court was recently in session. Among the cases heard were three financial crimes. Sharon Sallie was sentenced for Conspiracy and Felony False Pretense, John Greg Hopper was sentenced for Grand Larceny and Richard Thurmond was sentenced for Embezzlement. Other cases heard will be reported in upcoming issues. Sharon Sallie – […]

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