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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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Investigation underway in death near Cotton Plant

Cotton Plant ­– An investigation is underway after a woman in her late 20s was found dead at a residence near Cotton Plant early this morning Tuesday, March 28. Tippah County Coroner Chris McCallister said the cause of death is unknown at this time and that he has carried the body to the state crime […]

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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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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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