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2016 Walnut Municipal Park Softball League photos

EP Minerals: Chloey Watson, Aylissa Burroughs, Payton Cardwell, Mylie Robinson and Claire Ray. Back row, from left, Coach Bekah Ray, Chloe Wilbanks, Chloe Black, Kadience Lewis, Addie Jones and Coach Joe Sheppard. Not Pictured: Ava Spencer. 1st Class Realty: Front row, from left, Anzley Newman, Anna Claire Baxter, Madilyn Carter, Taylor Moore and Jayden Robinson. […]

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Tippah County coaches Bates, Vuncannon remember Pat Summitt

Legendary Tennessee Lady Volunteers Head Coach Pat Summitt passed away late last month at the age of 64. Complications from early onset dementia, “Alzheimer’s Type,” took the life of the winningest men’s and women’s coach in the history of game of basketball. Her impact on women’s basketball, which began in 1974 and spanned 38 years […]

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Tippah Countians attend June NEMCC boys’ basketball camp

BOONVILLE–Northeast Mississippi Community College attracted athletes from as far away as the Pelican State for its first Tiger Basketball Camp of the summer from June 6-9 inside legendary Bonner Arnold Coliseum. Several experienced high school coaches helped National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 23 and District 15 Coach of the Year Cord Wright in […]

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Lewellen heads to Mrs. United States pageant

RIPLEY — When Molly Lewellen was approached about participating in the Mrs. Mississippi pageant, she took time to talk to her husband and to God. During her research, she learned that participants had the opportunity to choose a platform and advocate for a cause. That’s when she felt called to participate. “My favorite part is […]

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Weeks to be honored for retirement

RIPLEY — Colleen Weeks will be honored for her retirement as Town Clerk of Falkner on Friday with a reception from 2-4 p.m. She began working at town hall 35 years ago. She had been working at the shoe factory for two years when the mayor approached her about coming to work for the town. […]

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BMC Baseball signs power-hitting infielder

BLUE MOUNTAIN–Blue Mountain College Baseball head coach Curt Fowler announced, Friday, the signing of Columbus infielder Chris McCullough. The 5’11” former East Mississippi Community College bomber hit .315, bashed six home runs, drove in 31 and scored 29 times in 41 games in 2015 for the Lions. McCullough joins several new signees added to the […]

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12th Annual Historic Ripley Midnight 5k Run/Walk results

Results from the 12th Annual Historic Ripley Midnight 5k Run/Walk held June 3. Wesley Green, 19:30 Greg Windham, 19:40 Thomas Floyd, 21:04 Owen Childs, 21:28 C. Requena, 21:39 Chris Winburn, 23:04 Allex Tatum, 24:10 Bill Coulter, 24:22 Grey McElwain, 24:35 Heather Cardwell, 24:28 Robyn McElwain, 24:50 Randy Lancaster, 25:31 Benton Elliott, 25:55 Christy Bryowsky, 27:05 […]

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Story has no regrets about early enrollment

By Logan Lowery/Daily Journal STARKVILLE–While many of his classmates at Ripley High School were preparing for prom and graduation, Michael Story was going through grueling spring practices a few hours south at Mississippi State. Story graduated early, signed with the Bulldogs and enrolled in the same week in January 2015 so that he could get […]

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2016 Walnut Municipal Park Baseball League T-Ball photos

Home Run Hounds: Front row, from left, Jace Thorson, Auburn Nash, Emmery Haack, Samantha Johnson and Heidee Sanford. Back row from left, Coach Laurie Reynolds, Aydon Wilbank, Coach Carol J. Smith and Coach Travis Smith. Not pictured: Barrett Cobb, Brooklyn Cobb, Laney Wilbanks and Madison Wilbanks.   Major League Monkeys: Front row, from left, Tracy […]

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Tippah conviction upheld

Daily Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Court of Appeals on Tuesday denied the appeal of a Tippah County man and affirmed his conviction and 35-year sentence for sexually assaulting his daughter. Jesse Lee Walker, 41, was convicted in December 2012 of gratification of lust and sexual battery for the assault of his 13-year-old daughter, who […]

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