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Falkner’s Peterson inks baseball scholarship with Rust College

FALKNER—On Monday, Falkner’s Emonti Peterson signed a national Letter of Intent (LOI) to play baseball for Rust College, a NCAA Division III school just up the road in Holly Springs. Peterson, a three-sport athlete at Falkner, was surrounded by family and friends at Falkner High School. He said he’s excited about the opportunity to further […]

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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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MDEQ Awards Solid Waste Assistance Grant to Tippah County

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) awarded Tippah County a solid waste assistance grant of $13,667 that will be used by the county to clean up illegal dump sites. “The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties, and this grant will assist Tippah County’s […]

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Walnut High School competes in Lady Tiger team camp

By Blake Long/NEMCC BOONEVILLE—Fifteen squads representing nine high schools from across the Magnolia State descended upon the Northeast Mississippi Community College campus from June 27-28 to participate in the second Lady Tiger Team Camp. Two of the three regulation sized courts inside legendary Bonner Arnold Coliseum were in action from 9 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. […]

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Ripley band director remembered as loving, driven, dedicated

RIPLEY—The Ripley High School Band family is mourning the loss of 11-year band director Sam Cunningham, who passed away suddenly on Monday, July 4. “I’ll always remember how passionate he was about us and the band,” said 2015 senior drum major Grace-Anne Elliott.  “He always pushed us to be great. He dedicated his whole life […]

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Project to revitalize Chalybeate

CHALYBEATE — A flea market held in Chalybeate this weekend was the first step in a larger overall project. Those who attended the market probably noticed a donation jar for the “Rebuild Chalybeate Campaign.” The campaign was started by Tim Watson, of Chalybeate, and a committee is currently forming. Other committee members include Andy Carter, […]

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Natural causes take life of RHS band director

RIPLEY—Ripley High School band director Sam Cunningham died Monday, apparently of natural causes. Cunningham, 39, recently finished his 11th year at Ripley, where he led the RHS marching band to the 2015 Class 4A MHSAA-MBA State Marching Band Grand Championship. It was Ripley’s second title in four years and Cunningham’s third with the school. They won […]

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Robotics team seeks members from Tippah, Benton Counties

HICKORY FLAT — A robotics team in Benton County is recruiting girls for the approaching season. A competitive robotics team has existed in Benton County since 2012, competing in FIRST Lego League. The team has earned a number of honor, including North Mississippi Champions and earning second place in the State Championship. Several of the […]

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Ripley, Walnut to host events for holiday

RIPLEY — There are two Independence Day celebrations scheduled for the weekend. The City of Ripley and Ripley Main Street Association will host their annual Star Spangled Celebration at the Peoples Bank Sportsplex on Saturday, July 2. Vendors will begin setting up at 2 p.m. and Sweet Tea Jubliee will begin playing at 6:30 p.m. […]

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