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Fifty years ago, burning cotton almost claimed the town of Hickory Flat

Fifty Years Ago November 7, 1963 By Sudie Benton County is well represented at Mississippi State University according to the Registrar’s office. Out of 5,562 students enrolled at Mississippi State five are from Benton County.  They are:  Dan W. Renfro, William B. Crawford, Aaron Robert Goolsby, Jimmy Hale Hobson, and Eulan S. Moorehead. Two churches […]

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Lightning possible culprit in Griffin Dental fire

Ripley and Mitchell Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a fire at Griffin Dental Group, located 415 East Walnut Street in Ripley at approximately 9 p.m., Tuesday. The official cause of the blaze, that looked to damage the inside area, is unknown at the time, but authorities believe lightning from storms in the area is […]

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HOUSTON – The recent spate of cold weather often sparks a series of house fires as residents try to keep warm. The Houston Fire Department urges residents to take a little extra precaution to prevent a fire this winter and especially during the holiday season. “There are a lot of things that come together at […]

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