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Margaret Garrett will be featured vocalist at Blue Mountain College

BLUE MOUNTAIN — Dr. Margaret Garrett, associate professor of music at Ouachita Baptist University, will be the featured vocalist in the spring Carter Memorial Concert Series.  The concert will be held in Garrett Hall Auditorium on the Blue Mountain College campus on Monday, February 6.  The series is free and open to the public. This […]

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Circuit Court to begin Monday

RIPLEY – The February term of Circuit Court of Tippah County will begin Monday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Tippah County Courthouse in Ripley. This will be a two-week term.  Judge Kelly Luther and Judge John Gregory will be presiding. All defendants, their bondsmen and their attorneys must appear before the court for docket […]

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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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State Senate bill proposes consolidating North and South Tippah School Districts

A new bill proposed in the Mississippi Senate could affect both school districts in Tippah County. Sen. Gray Tollison (R-Lafayette, Panola) presented Bill 2462 last week. If passed, this bill will result in the consolidation of North and South Tippah School Districts effective July 1, 2019. Sen. Rita Parks (R-Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo) talks of the […]

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Qualification underway for municipal elections

TIPPAH COUNTY — Area municipalities will hold elections for Mayor and Board of Aldermen later this year. Qualifying has opened in all five Tippah County municipalities – Ripley, Walnut, Blue Mountain, Falkner and Dumas. Qualification will close Friday, March 3 and the general election will be Tuesday, June 6. Ripley is the only municipality which will […]

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Man in critical condition after assault in Ripley

RIPLEY – A Ripley man is in ICU in Tupelo after being beaten and robbed Saturday, Jan. 21. According to Ripley Police Chief  Scott White, Henry L. Robinson, Jr , 62, was walking between the Ripley Library and McBride Funeral Home just before 11 a.m. Saturday morning when he was assaulted. Witnesses saw the suspect go […]

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Man injured in Walnut shooting

Southern-Sentinel WALNUT – One man was shot following a disturbance in Walnut on Monday night.  David Porterfield was shot one time in the midsection around 8 p.m. Monday. According to Tippah County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeremy Rainey, Porterfield went to a man’s residence on Main Street in Walnut and caused a disturbance. The man shot Porterfield. Porterfield […]

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Fifth suspect in custody in Hoose homicide

A fifth suspect is in custody and charged in the death of Robert Joseph “Bobby” Hoose of the Spout Springs community. Brandon Grace of Hattiesburg was arraigned in Oxford Thursday, Jan. 19. A $500,000 bond has been set. Grace, along with Kimberly Glisson, 30, of Tippah County; Anna Michelle Grace, 28, of Hattiesburg; David Turner, […]

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Suspect in custody in Ronnie Brock shooting death

RIPLEY – One man is in custody following the  shooting death of a Mitchell man earlier this week. Thomas Bozek, 48, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in the death of Ronnie Brock. According to Tippah County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Jeremy Rainey, Brock’s estranged wife and Bozek, who is one of her co-workers, went […]

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UPDATE – Mitchell man shot and killed Wednesday

MITCHELL –A Mitchell man was shot and killed late Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Tippah County . Tippah County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic altercation call around 5:15 p.m. on County Road 611 Wednesday between Ronnie Brock, his estranged wife and one of her co-workers. Shots were exchanged leaving Brock, who was in his late […]

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