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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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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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Local chef earns top three spot on Food Network Stars

Chef Jernard Wells, a native of Benton County, earned his place among the final three contestants on the Food Network’s series Food Network Stars this week. Chef Wells has been one of this season’s featured competitors on the last-man-standing elimination style show this season. The season began with 13 competitors. The participating chefs are competing […]

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Recycling drive set for July 21

RIPLEY — The South Tippah School District will host an Electronic Recycling Drive on Thursday, July 21 from 7 a.m. until noon at the Ripley High School Event Center. Almost all electronics and printers will be eligible for recycling at no cost. There is a $10 fee for televisions and CRT Monitors. White goods including […]

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Facebook post leads to arrest

RACINE, WISCONSIN — A former Ripley man is in custody in Racine, Wisconsin, as a result of a post he allegedly made on the social media website Facebook. The post, which appeared last week, was widely shared through screen captures made by various people. Byron Cowan is suspected of posting the status which called for […]

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Ripley’s Norton named Athletic Director of the Year

The Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) recognized Clay Norton as the High School Athletic Director of the Year for 2016.  Norton hails from Ripley and is a graduate of Ripley High, Belhaven, and Mississippi College.  He has served as athletic director at Clinton High since 2012.  As head basketball coach, he guided his teams to […]

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Wreck in Dumas claims two lives

RIPLEY – A Tuesday morning automobile accident in Dumas claimed two lives. Master Sergeant Ray Hall of the Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed that the head-on collision on Hwy. 370 resulted in two fatalities. The wreck took place at approximately 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12. Further details will be released as they become available.

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Tippah County Hospital Honors Dr. Horton Taylor

The American and Mississippi Flags fly at half-staff this week in memory of Dr. Horton G. Taylor for his many years of service to the hospital and also in honor of his service to our country in the Mississippi National Guard.

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