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Hunt makes return to the field, has big night in loss

BOONEVILLE–Almost a year after ending his 2015 season with a leg injury, Monterio Hunt burst back onto the high school football scene in a big way, on Friday. On Walnut’s first possession against Booneville, the senior took a handoff from quarterback Kevin Hurley, found a hole and raced 60 yards until he was pulled down […]

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Joe Bowl could come down to skilled players and fatigue

In the wake of tonight’s Joe Bowl between North Tippah rivals, Falkner and Walnut, both coaches praised the opposition and said they’ve got their work cut out. “Walnut’s good,” said Falkner coach Quess Hood. “I know Monterio (Hunt) gets a lot of press, but the quarterback is real good, they’ve got a fullback back there […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: It’s Joe Bowl time

Sunday it hit me again that this is Joe Bowl Week, the annual gridiron tangle between North Tippah schools Falkner and Walnut. This year’s contest is slated for Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. in Walnut. I don’t know how good this year’s game will be. You just never know with high school football. Also, […]

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Walnut to build wellness center

WALNUT – The Town of Walnut has announced a new wellness initiative. The town plans to renovate the vacant building located at 130 Smith Drive. The 6,000 square foot construction project will transform the current building into a new exercise facility. More than $335,000 has been raised to date to support the project. The funds […]

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Chalybeate students win Radiant Peace Foundation awards

The Chalybeate School Intellectually Gifted and Talented Program (APEx), grades 2-8, entered the Spring Radiant Peace Foundation Competitions in St. Petersburg, Florida, for the eighth year. Students were to write essays or create artwork that inspired, promoted, and encouraged peace in the world. Many entries were submitted from across the United States. Two National Winners […]

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HS FOOTBALL: Wildcats, Tigers, Eagles fall in Week 1

BOONEVILLE–With returning Booneville leading rusher Dallas Gamble sidelined on gameday with an ankle injury, Booneville Coach Mike Mattox decided to ride the back of senior QB Preston Stroupe. The veteran signal caller delivered with a gutsy 238 yards rushing on 28 carries and a score in rallying the Blue Devils past Walnut 22-12 on Friday. […]

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Fall Planting Choices

Consider these drought resistant fall plantings   Fall Planting Choices Since fall is planting time, I have put together a short list of trees, shrubs and perennials that are considered to be drought resistant. I don’t know about you, but my time is precious—the older I get the more precious it is!  So, the less […]

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Norton earns certification

BLUE MOUNTAIN – Doug Norton, Mayor of Blue Mountain, has graduated from the Basic Level of the Certified Municipal Official (CMO) program sponsored by the Mississippi Municipal League (MML). Under this program, local elected officials complete training and activities directly related to understanding and improving the management of local municipal issues. Norton received the Basic […]

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Walnut receives $75,000 grant for health initiative

By Joyce Brock, Managing Editor WALNUT — The Town of Walnut recently announced the receipt of another grant from the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. Last year, Walnut was selected “Mississippi’s Healthiest Hometown” by the foundation and was awarded a $50,000 grant to use towards health and wellness initiatives. The more recent grant is […]

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11-month-old dies in head-on collision

Daily Journal An 11-month-old died in a head-on collision in Tippah County on Friday night. The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the wreck on Highway 15 near Tiplersville at about 8 p.m. It appeared that Jennalee Lyles, 25, of Falkner, was traveling south in a Ford Fusion when a Ford F-350 driven by Danny Banuelos, […]

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