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Kindness abundant among Tippah County residents

If there were ever any doubt that there is an abundance of good people in Tippah County, all one would need to do is look in the lobby of our office. All manner of non-perishable food is piled where we used to display a Christmas tree. There are canned vegetables, boxed cake mixes, macaroni and […]

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A doctor’s prescription for a happy family holiday gathering

By Dr. Dwaila South ‘Happy family holiday’ sounds like something you would order from a Chinese restaurant menu, doesn’t it?    Since dysfunctional and fragmented families are pretty much the status quo these days, we offer some common sense advice on having a less traumatic annual gathering. This information may prove helpful for both the host/hostess […]

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Doing holiday shopping at home is a good ‘present’ for our community

As the number of days left for Christmas shopping winds down to a precious few, if you’re not shopping at home, we hope you’ll start. Area merchants probably have what you want.  If they don’t, most will pick up a telephone and get it. When you shop at home, you help local merchants solve a […]

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Downtown preservation depends on you

Last week, Ripley Main Street Association held their annual awards banquet. The keynote speaker discussed various things a community can do to strengthen and preserve their downtown. He noted that Ripley was already doing a lot of the right things. Ripley Mainstreet Association, as well as other groups in Ripley and the towns in Tippah […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: It’s Joe Bowl time

Sunday it hit me again that this is Joe Bowl Week, the annual gridiron tangle between North Tippah schools Falkner and Walnut. This year’s contest is slated for Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. in Walnut. I don’t know how good this year’s game will be. You just never know with high school football. Also, […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Houston/Ripley Game 2 should be another goody

If tonight’s Ripley at Houston baseball game is anything like Game 1 of their best-of-three Class 4A North Half Championship series, it will be another classic that you will not want to miss. Wednesday’s game came down to a Houston single in the top of the seventh, that if Ripley senior shortstop Marquellus “Q” Edgeston […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: Seven years and counting

Tuesday, Sept. 29, marked my 40th year on earth. That date also marked my seventh year as your Southern Sentinel sports writer. It’s been a great journey to this point. I still remember my first day on the job. It was a Monday. I was hired the previous Friday. My first desk was close to […]

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GENE PHELPS: So, who exactly is Joe (Horton)?

By Gene Phelps/Daily Journal So, who exactly is Joe? The headline in the Saturday, Aug. 29 Daily Journal read: “Eagles reclaim trophy … First Joe Bowl win since 2012.” The game’s final score was Falkner 20, Walnut 14 in the annual battle between the Tippah County high school football teams. To the winner goes the […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: #TriedVolleyball?

If you are at a game and you stand up to see the action because someone is standing in front of you, you’re pretty excited about the action. Thus was the case as I watched Ripley and Middleton volleyball, last Tuesday. The match went five sets, with Ripley winning 3-2. The person standing in front […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: My high school football Fridays will never be the same

It’s a given that no one get’s out of this world alive. It’s the untimely departures that make that fact so hard to take. Last Thursday, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of longtime Walnut Football stat man Tim Jones. To this sports writer, he was Walnut Football. Seeing him walk the […]

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