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Tippah, Benton burn ban lifted

Jackson, Miss. – Effective December 2, 2016, Governor Phil Bryant signed a proclamation to lift the partial state level burn ban that has been in force since October 11, 2016. The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) requested the Governor’s ban to be lifted due to the amount of precipitation received throughout the area covered by the […]

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Walnut Ruritan Shootout set for Saturday

WALNUT–The 2016 Walnut Ruritan Shootout is set for Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Walnut High School gym. Four junior high games will precede two varsity games. Action beings at 10 a.m. (G) Chalybeate Junior High vs. Ramer Junior High, 10 a.m. (B) Chalybeate Junior High vs. Ramer Junior High, 11:15 a.m. (G) Walnut Junior High […]

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Pine Grove girls win ugly, Walnut boys get first victory

WALNUT–It was far from the best looking 48 minutes of girls basketball, but the Pine Grove Lady Panthers did just enough to escape with a 39-38 win over the Walnut Lady Wildcats on Thursday. A foul call on the last game’s last play sent Pine Grove junior Haley Vick to the free throw line for […]

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Sentinel holding food drive for Good Samaritan Center

RIPLEY — The holidays are upon us and many of us will be attending dinners with our families and friends. We will consume a bounty of turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, cake, pies and many other treats. We will be eating leftovers for days and possibly some food will get tossed away or fed to […]

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Drug court now held in Ripley

By Kristin Waldrop, Special to the Sentinel RIPLEY– Tippah County now has a drug court system that allows offenders to attend their mandatory scheduled meetings locally. According to the National Institute of Justice, drug court is a “specialized court docket program that targets criminal defendants and offenders, juvenile offenders, and parents with pending child welfare […]

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WWII veterans meet for breakfast

By Duane Bullard Editor’s Note: Duane Bullard is the former director of the Tippah County Development Foundation. During his tenure as director, he preserved lots of Tippah County’s history in the form of photographs and interviews. Bullard got to know these veterans during interviews he conducted at the time. RIPLEY – The remaining members of […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ begins Dec. 8 at Dixie Theatre

RIPLEY – The Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol,” is playing Dec. 8-11, at the Dixie Theatre.  Performances times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. The special Saturday matinee offers theatre-goers the option to receive discounted rates and support the Good Samaritan Christmas Food Drive.  For […]

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Ripley Christmas Parade slated Tuesday, Dec. 6

RIPLEY — The Ripley Christmas Parade is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6. Hosted by Ripley Main Street Association and the Ripley Rotary Club, the event is set to begin on the courthouse square at 6:30 p.m. Announcers will give brief information about each float or entry as it crosses the square. Santa Claus will make […]

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Air Liquide accelerates its development in biogas purification

Air Liquide to design and build landfill biogas purification plant Walnut

Press release | Thursday, December 1, 2016 Air Liquide announces plans to construct and operate a landfill gas (LFG) to renewable natural gas (RNG) purification plant in Walnut, Mississippi, which will enable the conversion of the methane emitted by waste to a renewable energy capable of heating an estimated 4,500 homes per year.   Air […]

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HS BASKETBALL: Walnut hosts Pine Grove, Falkner travels to Thrasher

WALNUT—Severe weather that swept through Northeast Mississippi on Tuesday evening forced all of Tippah County’s scheduled high school basketball games to be postponed, as did most of the region’s matchups. Two of those games will be played tonight. Pine Grove will take the short trek down Hwy. 15 to face Walnut. Falkner travels to Thrasher. […]

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