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Special services honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Tina Campbell Meadows Tippah County residents will have two opportunities to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday. The 31st Annual Martin Luther King Memorial Celebration sponsored by The Dream Team will take place at 3 p.m. in the Ripley High School auditorium with musical entertainment by members of the Ripley […]

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Representative Trent Kelly announces committee assignments for 115th Congress

Washington – U.S. Representative Trent Kelly, R-Miss. today announced he will serve on two committees during the 115th Congress: the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee assignments will be released later this month. Rep. Kelly has served for over 30 years in the Mississippi Army National Guard where he is […]

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Walnut Booster Club Host Dinner

Walnut Booster Club is hosting a fish or chicken dinner this Friday night at the Walnut Gym during the Walnut and Mantachie game beginning at 4 p.m. Plates will consist of fish or chicken, homemade fries, slaw, hush puppies, water or sweet tea, all for just only $10. You can come to just purchase a […]

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Icy conditions reported in North and Central Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is reporting ice on roads and bridges in several counties in north and central Mississippi. MDOT first responders began pretreating roads and bridges yesterday and are currently working to keep them passable, but motorists should use extreme caution when traveling through the affected counties.   Ice […]

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BMC Baseball adds Harding Academy’s Cochran

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Blue Mountain College Baseball has picked up an early 2017-2018 commitment from Harding Academy (Tenn.) standout Seth Cochran. Cochran batted .278 last year with 35 hits and defensively threw out 15 of 30 baserunners. The heavy-hitting senior helped lead Harding to a 34-8 overall and 9-1 division record in 2015-2016, finishing the […]

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Supervisors work to lower insurance rates

At Friday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting, the Board took action to hopefully lower homeowner’s insurance rates for Tippah County residents in the Gravestown and Three Forks areas. According to County Fire Coordinator Randy Stewart, those communities have a fire department but do not have a fire district. “The State Rating Bureau gives each area of […]

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Walnut Christmas Parade Dec. 12

WALNUT — The Town of Walnut Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. The deadline for entry is Friday, Dec. 9 at 4:30 p.m. Those wishing to enter the parade must complete a form at City Hall. In addition, entrants are asked to provide a new, unopened toy valued around […]

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Runoff election set for Tuesday, Nov. 29

There will be a runoff election on Tuesday, Nov. 29 for Supreme Court District 3 Position 1 between John Brady and Bobby Chamberlin. The Tippah County Circuit Clerks office will be open from 8 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Nov. 26 for absentee voting. Those eligible to vote by absentee ballot include: Members of the Armed […]

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Buckle up for Thanksgiving travel—you’ll be thankful you did

JACKSON, MISS. – The cool, crisp weather has arrived, and the trees are alive with the vivid colors of fall.  This Thanksgiving, motorists across the state will hit the roads, eager to spend time with loved ones. Whether traveling across town or across the country, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds all drivers it […]

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MDOT Reminds the Public to Share the Road with Log Trucks

    JACKSON, MISS.— With the recent fall back for Daylight Savings Time, motorists will be traveling more at night. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds motorists to be alert for log trucks, especially during early evening and morning hours.   Mississippi’s logging industry plays a vital role in the state’s economy. Keeping the […]

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