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Local chef earns top three spot on Food Network Stars

Chef Jernard Wells, a native of Benton County, earned his place among the final three contestants on the Food Network’s series Food Network Stars this week. Chef Wells has been one of this season’s featured competitors on the last-man-standing elimination style show this season. The season began with 13 competitors. The participating chefs are competing […]

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BMC Baseball adds slick-fielding second baseman

BLUE MOUNTAIN–Blue Mountain College Baseball cashed in on another sure-handed infielder Thursday, signing Snead State’s (Ala.) Grayson Bowman to the 2017 roster. The Murfreesboro, Tenn. native had a .950 fielding percentage, batted .230, smacked a home run, belted two triples and four doubles in 36 games for the Parsons in 2016. Bowman stated this week, […]

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Recycling drive set for July 21

RIPLEY — The South Tippah School District will host an Electronic Recycling Drive on Thursday, July 21 from 7 a.m. until noon at the Ripley High School Event Center. Almost all electronics and printers will be eligible for recycling at no cost. There is a $10 fee for televisions and CRT Monitors. White goods including […]

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Facebook post leads to arrest

RACINE, WISCONSIN — A former Ripley man is in custody in Racine, Wisconsin, as a result of a post he allegedly made on the social media website Facebook. The post, which appeared last week, was widely shared through screen captures made by various people. Byron Cowan is suspected of posting the status which called for […]

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Ripley’s Norton named Athletic Director of the Year

The Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) recognized Clay Norton as the High School Athletic Director of the Year for 2016.  Norton hails from Ripley and is a graduate of Ripley High, Belhaven, and Mississippi College.  He has served as athletic director at Clinton High since 2012.  As head basketball coach, he guided his teams to […]

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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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