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Walnut receives $75,000 grant for health initiative

By Joyce Brock, Managing Editor WALNUT — The Town of Walnut recently announced the receipt of another grant from the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. Last year, Walnut was selected “Mississippi’s Healthiest Hometown” by the foundation and was awarded a $50,000 grant to use towards health and wellness initiatives. The more recent grant is […]

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11-month-old dies in head-on collision

Daily Journal An 11-month-old died in a head-on collision in Tippah County on Friday night. The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the wreck on Highway 15 near Tiplersville at about 8 p.m. It appeared that Jennalee Lyles, 25, of Falkner, was traveling south in a Ford Fusion when a Ford F-350 driven by Danny Banuelos, […]

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Walnut Lake death under investigation

WALNUT — Authorities are investigating a death that took place at Walnut Lake on Friday, Aug. 12. Tippah County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call and were joined in the investigation by Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. Few details are being released as the investigation is in early stages. More information will be published as it […]

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SOFTBALL: Blue Mountain, Falkner, Pine Grove to play in Classic Tournaments

The 2016 high school slow-pitch softball season officially kicks off next week for Tippah County schools. Before then, Blue Mountain, Falkner and Pine Grove will participate in Classic Tournaments around the area on Saturday, Aug. 13. Blue Mountain will face Falkner at 11:30 a.m. at the West Union Classic. Blue Mountain will follow that with […]

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Lady Toppers earn elite academic status once again

By Brett Fowler/BMC ATLANTA, Ga. – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Honor Roll announced Monday that the Blue Mountain College Women’s Basketball team ranked 21st in the nation for National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) schools for the 2015-2016 season. With an overall team average of 3.483, the distinction gives head coach Lavon Driskell […]

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Tippah Countian participates in NEMCC Softball Youth Skills Camp

By Blake Long/NEMCC BOONEVILLE–The Northeast Mississippi Community College softball program had a bit of fun at the conclusion of its annual youth skills camp, which was held from June 7-9 at David Carnell Memorial Field. The three-day event was open to any girl in the first-through-fifth grades. Members of Northeast’s most recent team and additional […]

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Coach Alexis Willis

Ripley Volleyball starts season with win

The Ripley High School volleyball team started its 2016 season on a good note, defeating Kossuth on Tuesday in varsity and JV action at the RHS Event Center. It was the first win under new head coach Alexis Willis. “I am beyond excited about our win,” said Willis, a native of Corinth. “I knew the […]

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2016 Tippah County Football Preview: Quarterbacks

The 2016 high school football season is less than 10 days away. Falkner, Ripley and Walnut will get the year started with Classic Games on Friday, Aug. 19. In this week’s preseason coverage, we’ll look at the signal callers for each team. Falkner Eagles: Autry Windham, Jr. Junior quarterback Autry Windham is back under center […]

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NEMCC to build in Ripley

RIPLEY — The Tippah County Board of Supervisors recently presented approximately 10 acres of land to Northeast Mississippi Community College for the establishment of a local campus. The land is located on Hwy. 15 in Ripley and was purchased by the Board of Supervisors this Spring. Although the land is now in the college’s possession, […]

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Tippah County Fair News

RIPLEY — The Tippah County Fair is underway and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 13. Tonight brings the Gospel Extravaganza and the Archery Shoot. Both events take place at 7 p.m., with archery in the coliseum and singing in the program hall. Tomorrow night will bring the Talent Contest at 7 p.m. in the Program […]

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