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Municipal mayor, aldermen races now underway

RIPLEY – Qualifying has ended for the area municipal races. Ripley, Walnut, Blue Mountain, Falkner and Dumas all have elections later this year for mayor and board of aldermen seats. The general election will be Tuesday, June 6. Ripley is the only municipality that will hold a primary on Tuesday, May 2. Winners of the […]

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Fire destroys home at Walnut Lake

A home was destroyed due to a fire in the early morning hours Monday, Jan. 30 in the Walnut Lake area. The Three Forks Fire Department responded to the scene around 1 a.m. Fire Chief Joey Jackson says that the house and four vehicles were completely destroyed. According to Jackson, the owner of the residence […]

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Wildcats pummel Potts Camp

WALNUT- (G) Regan Britt would be the catalyst Tuesday night for the Lady Wildcats with her hot start. Britt opened the game scoring seven straight points before Potts Camp countered back with a 6-0 run to bring the lead down to one midway through the first quarter. Britt would in turn add another five points […]

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Biogas purification plant to locate in Walnut

By Matthew Harrison, TCDF Director Air Liquide, a French multinational company, has announced plans to build and operate its first ever landfill gas to renewable energy facility in Walnut. The operation will convert methane gas emitted by the landfill into green energy that will be capable of heating an estimated 4,500 homes per year. Project […]

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Pine Grove girls win ugly, Walnut boys get first victory

WALNUT–It was far from the best looking 48 minutes of girls basketball, but the Pine Grove Lady Panthers did just enough to escape with a 39-38 win over the Walnut Lady Wildcats on Thursday. A foul call on the last game’s last play sent Pine Grove junior Haley Vick to the free throw line for […]

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HS FOOTBALL: Walnut, Falkner suffer playoffs losses

ROSEDALE–The Walnut Wildcats sought their first second round Class 2A playoff win for the first time since 2008 but they couldn’t keep pace with the West Bolivar Eagles on Friday, falling 52-14. West Bolivar (10-3) pounced on the Wildcats early and often in the first half to lead 32-0 at the break and 52-0 after […]

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Walnut overcomes adversity, triumphs in playoff win

WALNUT—It was a next-man-up type of night for the Walnut Wildcats and junior Drew Pitney answered the call. Starting sophomore quarterback Kevin Hurley was sidelined after two Walnut drives and eventually sent to the hospital with trouble with his appendix. Pitney stepped in and led two scoring drives. He later ended the night with a […]

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Walnut High student dies in one-vehicle wreck

Two male Walnut High School students were involved in a one-vehicle accident Sunday morning, and one is dead. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family. According to Walnut Volunteer Fire Chief Randle Hall, authorities were dispatched at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday morning to the scene near Tippah County Road 218 […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Playoff implications on the line for Ripley, Falkner and Walnut

Tonight’s “Hwy. 15 Rivalry,” the annual gridiron showdown between Ripley and New Albany, is about more than just bragging rights for the first time in a long time. Ripley, currently the No. 2 seed in Division 2-4A travels to face New Albany, the No. 4 seed. The Tigers must win or lose by no more […]

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WE MEET AGAIN: Falkner and Pine Grove faceoff for fourth time as Class 1A playoffs get underway

PINE GROVE—The Falkner Lady Eagles and the Pine Grove Lady Panthers have met on a slow-pitch softball field three times already this season. Today they will meet at least two more times and possibly a third. This evening Falkner (17-11) will travel to Pine Grove (18-8) to start the 2016 MHSAA Class 1A Slow-Pitch Softball […]

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