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Qualifying deadline fast approaches for mayor, alderman races in Benton County

ASHLAND – A little over one week remains to qualify to run for mayor or alderman in area municipalities. Friday, March 3 is the deadline to have qualifying paperwork turned into Ashland, Hickory Flat or Snow Lake town halls. The general election will be June 6. In Ashland, Mitch Carroll has qualified for mayor and […]

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Arsenic and Old Lace to be performed at BMC

Blue Mountain College’s Department of Fine Arts will stage Arsenic and Old Lace Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 1 at 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and, Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, senior adults, and children.  For ticket reservations, contact […]

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Open house to be held at historic courthouse in Benton County

ASHLAND – Did you know that former Mississippi Governor Joseph Warren Matthews (1848-1850) owned a plantation in Benton County (then part of Tippah County)?  The southeast corner of Matthews’ plantation is the northwest corner of Snow Lake today. Did you know blues legend Willie Mitchell was from neighboring Benton County and that the Benton County […]

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Business development seminar to be held at Ripley Library Thursday

RIPLEY – Those wishing to start a small business have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs free of charge this Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Ripley Public Library beginning at 1 p.m. Madeline Hankins White will be hosting the seminar “How to Develop a Business Plan” which is designed to assist potential entrepreneurs with […]

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Soup makes a sandwich or does a sandwich make a bowl of soup taste better?

By Carolyn Bryant It looks like spring has sprung, but there is still some cooler weather ahead.  The soup recipes this week don’t take long to prepare. A sandwich with a bowl of soup at lunch will keep you going until the end of the day.  Try different soups with different sandwiches or with different […]

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Charlie’s Corner honors the memory of owner’s daughter

Benton County citizens have opportunity to enjoy a new store recently opened in Ashland. A store unlike any other business in the area, owners Rhonda Brown and Theresa Lowry introduce Charlie’s Corner.   Charlie’s Corner is a retail business that offers a variety of items such as personalized shirts, signs, banners, woodcrafts, jewelry, and re-purposed […]

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Local churches hold Valentine’s Day banquets

We have come to another year and Valentine’s Day is here once again: the day of love, a day when it is traditional to send cards, candies, chocolates or a gift of some kind to a person you are romantically involved with or attracted to. It is a day when you show that special someone […]

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Rebels down Eagles, advance to semifinals

West Union- Hickory Flat came into the Div. 2-1A tournament needing a victory to extend their season. They were set to face Falkner in the opening round, a team they had previously beaten back on Jan. 31. After taking a commanding 18-3 lead from the first quarter, the Rebels never looked back. Falkner picked up […]

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Margaret Garrett will be featured vocalist at Blue Mountain College

BLUE MOUNTAIN — Dr. Margaret Garrett, associate professor of music at Ouachita Baptist University, will be the featured vocalist in the spring Carter Memorial Concert Series.  The concert will be held in Garrett Hall Auditorium on the Blue Mountain College campus on Monday, February 6.  The series is free and open to the public. This […]

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Circuit Court to begin Monday

RIPLEY – The February term of Circuit Court of Tippah County will begin Monday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Tippah County Courthouse in Ripley. This will be a two-week term.  Judge Kelly Luther and Judge John Gregory will be presiding. All defendants, their bondsmen and their attorneys must appear before the court for docket […]

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