Parker performs at Carnegie Hall with NWCC Singers

SENATOBIA — Hannah Parker, of Ashland, was one of several members of the Northwest Mississippi Community College Singers and Chamber Choir who recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. The students are back from their trip to New York City, where they were a part of the premiere performance of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for […]

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Agencies recover ATVs, trailers

ASHLAND — In a combined effort, the Benton County Sheriff’s Department, Tippah County Sheriff’s Department and the Attorney General’s office have recovered multiple pieces of stolen equipment. So far, the agencies have recovered two trailers and three four-wheelers that are confirmed to be stolen. All of the equipment was found in Benton County, though it […]

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Sheriff’s Department seeking information in burglary

ASHLAND — Benton County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information related to the recent burglary of the Cotton Stop. At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Benton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at the Cotton Stop. The store, located at the intersection of Hwy. 7 and Hwy. 72 in Northern Benton County, […]

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Shooting sends brothers to hospital, jail

HICKORY FLAT — A recent shooting in Hickory Flat sent one man to intensive care and his brother to jail. Shortly before 1 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, Benton County Sheriff’s Department received a call regarding the incident. They were informed that Mark Sappington, of Hickory Flat, had been shot and was being rushed to […]

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Athletes honored during HFAC Senior Night

HICKORY FLAT — “Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to love your children,” said Coach Michael Seger addressing parents during Hickory Flat Attendance Center’s recent senior night activities. As he addressed them, parents stood on the basketball court with their seniors. Among parents and athletes alike, there were many tears being shed on the […]

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Bowlin earns degree, Byrd earns honor at MSU

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State University recently released the names of degree recipients and honor students from their institution. Samuel Bowlin, of Hickory Flat, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Education. Bowlin and Matthew Byrd, of Michigan City, were listed on the University’s President’s List. To be named to the President’s List, […]

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BentonBots earn multiple trophies at MSU

STARKVILLE — A group of local students enjoyed success in an academia based competition on the campus of Mississippi State University this weekend. The BentonBots robotics team travelled to Starkville on Saturday, Jan. 25 to compete in the First Lego League Bulldog Qualifier at the college. The team is comprised of girls from Benton County […]

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Hickory Flat News, January 23

Hickory Flat News by Peggy Cook Phillipians 4:19 – But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Hello, readers. It’s good to be able to start back writing for you all again. I really have missed it. I have been sick and haven’t been able to […]

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The Bobby Pin is part of a new life for Hall

HICKORY FLAT — Kathy Jo Hall moved to Hickory Flat to get a fresh start in life and The Bobby Pin is a part of that new adventure. A newly installed and renovated building, with fresh paint and a generous front porch, sits peacefully in the lawn of her new home off of Cedar Street. […]

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Girl Scouts to raise funds, learn and give back through cookie sale

ASHLAND — The Benton County Girl Scouts have began their annual cookie sale. The cookie sale acts as a fundraiser for the local troop, a learning activity and a community service project all combined. The sale will run through Monday, March 17.  The cookie prices and flavors are the same as last year. Thin Mints, […]

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