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Jackie Warren Tatum to hold book signing at Ripley Public Library.

RIPLEY – A book signing will be held at the Ripley Public Library on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. – noon. Jackie Warren Tatum, a former Ripley resident is returning for the signing of her new book “Unspeakable Things: a novel.”  The book is based on “loss and devastating truth woven into a crime […]

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Course teaches smart financial decisions to high school seniors.

TIPPAH – To be in control of finances is a great way to prevent stress. A lot of people accumulate a great deal of debt in their late teens and early 20s. The most common way young adults get themselves into debt is by obtaining student loans to help pay for college. There are several […]

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City of Ripley Primary election set May 2.

City of Ripley election time is near and it is time once again to act on civil responsibilities.     While most citizens are aware of this upcoming General election, there are few who understand and know of the upcoming Primary election. Even more so, citizens do not understand that this election is a closed […]

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Two die from separate shootings last week.

Two people were fatally shot in Tippah County last week.   Jeremy Lambert, 30, of Walnut Lake received a fatal shot to the head on County Road 104 near his home on Wednesday, April 12.   According to Tippah County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeremy Rainey, Lambert was outside working on a vehicle near his home when […]

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Ribbon cutting brings grand opening

RIPLEY- Ripley officials and citizens welcomed a new discount store to town Thursday, March 30. Dollar Tree held a “Ribbon Cutting” ceremony in honor of the grand opening. Customers gathered in a crowd outside the store waiting and poured inside eager to shop once the doors opened to public. Dollar Tree, which is located on […]

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Hail storm sweeps through causing damage

ASHLAND- It was raining and pouring ice Monday, March 27 in Ashland and it left a great deal of damage.   For more than 15 minutes residents endured hail the size of golf balls and bigger. Car damages were the most reported incidents of the day. Ashland citizens’ vehicles suffered from large dents, broken headlights […]

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News to come: How Tippah is dealing with cold, flu and strep epidemic.

I am currently working on a story that will report on the Cold, FLU, and STEP throat epidemic. According to published reports Mississippi has been in the red for Influenza-Like illness activity.   In this article I will have factual numbers of effects on school attendance and estimate number of cases seen in both South Tippah […]

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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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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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