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Winter publishes collection of stories

WALNUT — In 2008, Kevin Winter went to work on a childhood dream and poured effort into it. His efforts didn’t play out exactly as intended, but something better may have come from them. Winter has loved reading since he was a child. His parents Bill and Kay Winter used to read to him and […]

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FASTPITCH: Walnut walks their way to a 1-0 lead

WALNUT–The Walnut Lady Wildcats took advantage free base after free base to post a 15-0 win over O’Bannon in Game 1 of their MHSAA Class 2A best-of-three fastpitch series. Walnut can clinch the the play-in round today with a win at O’Bannon. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Walnut plated 10 runs in their […]

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PLAYOFFS: Seven Tippah County teams qualify in baseball, fastpitch

Seven Tippah County teams have qualified for the 2016 MHSAA baseball and fastpitch playoffs, which begin this weekend. For the first time in at least eight years, Falkner, Pine Grove, Walnut and Ripley all qualified for the baseball playoffs. Pine Grove (2-1A) and Ripley (2-4A) enter as division champs and No. 1 seeds. Falkner (1-1A) […]

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Walnut’s Hunt verbally commits to Bulldogs

Mississippi State picked up its sixth commitment for 2017 on Monday when Walnut three-star wide receiver Monterio Hunt made his pledge. Hunt announced his decision via Twitter but also said he still plans to visit other schools. He also holds an offer from South Alabama and is receiving interest from Memphis and Ole Miss. The […]

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Ripley guard Dayzsha Rogan.

Division basketball tournaments begin today

RIPLEY—The second season of MHSAA high school basketball begins today as division tournaments tip-off across the state. The top four girls’ and boys’ teams in each region will advance to the first round of the MHSAA State Basketball Tournament set for next week. The RHS Event Center will host the Division 2-4A Tournament, which starts […]

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Tornado leaves damage, destruction in Three Forks

WALNUT–The Three Forks Community of Walnut is recovering after a tornado, part of a line of twisters that swept across Northeast Mississippi on Wednesday, devastated the area, leaving major structural damage and destroyed homes in its path. The tornado touched down at approximately 5 p.m., demolishing Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department, located on CR 101, […]

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Willbanks earns MACJC Player of the Week honors

By Blake Long/NEMCC JACKSON—Former Walnut High School standout Shelby Wilbanks has earned an elite statewide accolade for her efforts during the first two wins of the season for the Northeast Mississippi Community College women’s basketball program. Wilbanks was selected as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Player of the Week for games […]

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Tippah County 2015-16 high school basketball schedules

The 2015-16 MHSAA basketball season gets underway this week. Below are schedules for Blue Mountain, Falkner, Ripley, Pine Grove and Walnut high schools. Unless otherwise noted, regular season games will begin with girls at 6 p.m. This season’s Tippah County Tournament will be played at the RHS Event Center. Falkner High School will serve as […]

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Reba Porterfield charged with husband’s murder

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Southern Sentinel WALNUT – The widow of a Walnut man found shot to death in the couple’s home in February of this year has been charged with his murder, Tippah authorities said this week. Reba Porterfield, 59, of 381 County Road 127 Walnut, was arrested Wednesday morning, Oct. 7, […]

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GENE PHELPS: So, who exactly is Joe (Horton)?

By Gene Phelps/Daily Journal So, who exactly is Joe? The headline in the Saturday, Aug. 29 Daily Journal read: “Eagles reclaim trophy … First Joe Bowl win since 2012.” The game’s final score was Falkner 20, Walnut 14 in the annual battle between the Tippah County high school football teams. To the winner goes the […]

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