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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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Fire destroys home at Walnut Lake

A home was destroyed due to a fire in the early morning hours Monday, Jan. 30 in the Walnut Lake area. The Three Forks Fire Department responded to the scene around 1 a.m. Fire Chief Joey Jackson says that the house and four vehicles were completely destroyed. According to Jackson, the owner of the residence […]

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State Senate bill proposes consolidating North and South Tippah School Districts

A new bill proposed in the Mississippi Senate could affect both school districts in Tippah County. Sen. Gray Tollison (R-Lafayette, Panola) presented Bill 2462 last week. If passed, this bill will result in the consolidation of North and South Tippah School Districts effective July 1, 2019. Sen. Rita Parks (R-Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo) talks of the […]

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Tippah County Junior High Tournament

BLUE MOUNTAIN- (G) Chalybeate ended the first half up 20-14. Claire Leak helped the Lady Warriors gain that lead with her eight first half points. Ripley girls closed that deficit in the third bringing the lead down to three at the end of the quarter. In the fourth, the Lady Tigers tied the game before […]

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Former Tiger, Isaiah Howard commits to Lamar

Ripley native Isaiah Howard announced his intentions to play football for the Lamar Cardinals this past Sunday via Twitter. Howard signed with Itawamba Community College back in 2015. He posted very solid numbers in his sophomore campaign despite missing the last three games of the season. In six games, Howard hauled in 36 receptions, for […]

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Wildcats pummel Potts Camp

WALNUT- (G) Regan Britt would be the catalyst Tuesday night for the Lady Wildcats with her hot start. Britt opened the game scoring seven straight points before Potts Camp countered back with a 6-0 run to bring the lead down to one midway through the first quarter. Britt would in turn add another five points […]

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Qualification underway for municipal elections

TIPPAH COUNTY — Area municipalities will hold elections for Mayor and Board of Aldermen later this year. Qualifying has opened in all five Tippah County municipalities – Ripley, Walnut, Blue Mountain, Falkner and Dumas. Qualification will close Friday, March 3 and the general election will be Tuesday, June 6. Ripley is the only municipality which will […]

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Man in critical condition after assault in Ripley

RIPLEY – A Ripley man is in ICU in Tupelo after being beaten and robbed Saturday, Jan. 21. According to Ripley Police Chief  Scott White, Henry L. Robinson, Jr , 62, was walking between the Ripley Library and McBride Funeral Home just before 11 a.m. Saturday morning when he was assaulted. Witnesses saw the suspect go […]

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