About Tina Meadows

Tina Campbell Meadows is a life-long resident of Tippah County with 20 years experience in journalism and graphic design. Meadows has been a member of the Southern Sentinel staff since June 2000.

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Blue Mountain High School Blood Drive

BLUE MOUNTAIN  — Blue Mountain High School will be holding a blood drive with Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) on Wednesday, April 5, from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be in the school parking lot. Donors will receive an MBS T-shirt. Donors can now check their total cholesterol on their MBSConnect […]

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Two charged with three counts of child abuse

TIPPAH COUNTY – A mother and father have been charged with three counts of felony child abuse each after three of their children tested positive in a Department of Human Services drug screening. Josh Russell, 33, and Kayla Russell, 28, of Tippah County were arrested Tuesday, March 14 by the Tippah County Sheriff’s Department and […]

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House finishes appropriation and revenue bills

Last week, the House took up its share of appropriations and revenue bills. Up until this point, our bills have dealt mainly with policy. The focus now shifts, at least temporarily, to the budget. The entire state budget consists of scores of individual appropriations bills. Each appropriation bill spells out the funding level for a […]

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More Circuit Court pleas released from February session

RIPLEY — A number of cases were heard during the February term of Tippah County Circuit Court. The results of some of those cases follow. Other cases will be reported as results become available. James R. Thomas, Jr.– Thomas entered a guilty plea on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine. He was sentenced […]

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Municipal mayor, aldermen races now underway

RIPLEY – Qualifying has ended for the area municipal races. Ripley, Walnut, Blue Mountain, Falkner and Dumas all have elections later this year for mayor and board of aldermen seats. The general election will be Tuesday, June 6. Ripley is the only municipality that will hold a primary on Tuesday, May 2. Winners of the […]

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Tippah County man charged with sexual assault

Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – A Tippah County man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Prentiss County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cameron Jacob Pannell, 18, of County Road 550, Ripley, and formally charged him with rape and sexual battery. Bond was set at $50,000. The case is still under investigation and will be presented […]

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North Tippah Schools need community and stakeholder input

  North Tippah School District launched the 2017 Comprehensive Needs Assessment survey on February 3rd. To date, 228 stakeholders have responded with valuable input while the school serves 1,381 students. All parents, students and community members are encouraged to take the survey which can be found on the district website at www.ntippah.k12.ms.us. The school board […]

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Qualifying deadline fast approaches for mayor, alderman races in Benton County

ASHLAND – A little over one week remains to qualify to run for mayor or alderman in area municipalities. Friday, March 3 is the deadline to have qualifying paperwork turned into Ashland, Hickory Flat or Snow Lake town halls. The general election will be June 6. In Ashland, Mitch Carroll has qualified for mayor and […]

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Arsenic and Old Lace to be performed at BMC

Blue Mountain College’s Department of Fine Arts will stage Arsenic and Old Lace Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 1 at 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and, Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, senior adults, and children.  For ticket reservations, contact […]

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Open house to be held at historic courthouse in Benton County

ASHLAND – Did you know that former Mississippi Governor Joseph Warren Matthews (1848-1850) owned a plantation in Benton County (then part of Tippah County)?  The southeast corner of Matthews’ plantation is the northwest corner of Snow Lake today. Did you know blues legend Willie Mitchell was from neighboring Benton County and that the Benton County […]

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