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  1. Mississippi court sets arguments in rape conviction appealRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 28 | Commercial Dispatch

    Attorneys for death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford will argue before the Mississippi Supreme Court March 23 that the man's 1994 rape conviction should be tossed out because he received poor legal representation at his trial. Crawford, now 49, is on death row for the 1992 slaying of Kristy Ray in the Chalybeate community in Tippah County.

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  2. Appeals to be heard in Tippah capital murder caseRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 28 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Franklin Fitzpatrick, who was convicted of capital murder in the 2010 fatal shooting of a Tippah County sheriff's deputy. Fitzpatrick, who was on parole for two cocaine sale convictions at the time of the murder, was tried as a habitual offender.

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  3. Road conditions improve, power being restoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Newms360.com

    ... "Some of the back roads still have some icy spots, and all the bridges are still dangerous," said Whitlock. Tippah County Emergency Management director Tom Lindsey said the sun shining Thursday morning was a big help in clearing roads, even ...

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  4. Slimantics: Proposed tax cut a cynical ployRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Commercial Dispatch

    My grandfather was a share-cropper in Tippah County, a widower trying to raise six daughters in the height of The Great Depression. He didn't make waves.

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  5. Winter weather affects roads, schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | Newms360.com

    ... running off the highway into the median on U.S. Highway 72, but there have been no major accident reports. Tippah County EMA Director Tom Lindsey is monitoring the radio and has received no reports of power outages or other problems, although ...

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  6. Lena Mitchell: History is written by all, not only professionalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | Newms360.com

    ... for assuring their stories and the significant roles they played in building their communities are told. In Tippah County the story of the all-black Ruckersville school is preserved by the Ruckersville County Development Council, and another group ...

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  7. Gadd only school chief not seeking re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Newms360.com

    ... ballot. Lafayette and Tishomingo counties each have appointed superintendents, as do both school districts in Tippah County. The Clay County and Oktibbeha County school districts are in the process of being consolidated with West Point and ...

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  8. 'Destroyed by hate, rebuilt by love'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | Newms360.com

    ... concrete acknowledgments of what took place there about 50 years ago. Antioch, the first black church built in Tippah County, was destroyed by fire in October 1964, just hours after Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party held ...

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  9. Our Opinion: Antioch's anniversary seals act of conscienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Fifty years ago a too-little-noticed act of good will restored the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church to its members' use in rural Tippah County, near Blue Mountain, where nightriders had burned it to the ground in protest of a Freedom Democratic Party rally held in the small structure about three months previous. The church's torching brought shockingly near at hand - and to heart for some - the civil rights struggle which seemed somehow farther away, or perhaps wished to be nowhere at all.

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  10. Superintendent candidates begin qualifyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | Newms360.com

    ... Lafayette and Tishomingo counties each have appointed superintendents, as do both school districts in Tippah County. The Clay County and Oktibbeha County school districts are in the process of being consolidated with West Point and Starkville ...

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  11. FedEx driver in Mississippi reports being shot atRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    A FedEx driver in Tippah County reported to the sheriff's department that he was shot at near Falkner, MS. A FedEx Ground driver was shot by a high-powered rifle Thursday southeast of Memphis International Airport.

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  12. Mississippi Court Won't Toss Rape Conviction AppealRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a prosecutor's motion to throw out a death row inmate's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction. Charles Ray Crawford is on death row for the 1992 slaying of Kristy Ray in the Chalybeate community in Tippah County.

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  13. Mississippi court won't toss Crawford's rape conviction appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Newms360.com

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a prosecutor's motion to throw out a death row inmate's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction. Charles Ray Crawford, 48, is on death row for the 1992 slaying of Kristy Ray in the Chalybeate community in Tippah County.

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  14. Miss. court won't toss rape conviction appealRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a prosecutor's motion to throw out a death row inmate's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction. Charles Ray Crawford is on death row for the 1992 slaying of Kristy Ray in the Chalybeate community in Tippah County.

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  15. Business gives back to the communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | Newms360.com

    ... r members, meals were sent to nursing homes and the critical care unit at a local hospital. Officials said the Tippah County Jail called last week also to make sure the prisoners in Ripley also had a Thanksgiving meal.

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  16. Judicial runoffs set today in eight countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Newms360.com

    ... judge in a runoff between Holly Springs attorney Shirley Byers and Assistant District Attorney Kelly Luther of Tippah County. 1 comment

  17. District 3 circuit court runoff TuesdayRead the original story

    Nov 24, 2014 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Voters in seven Northeast Mississippi counties will choose a new circuit judge Tuesday in a runoff between Holly Springs attorney Shirley Byers and Assistant District Attorney J. Kelly Luther of Tippah County. The two led a three-person ticket in the Nov. 4 nonpartisan election in Circuit Court District 3, which includes Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah and Union counties.

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  18. Supreme Court sanctioned Byers as Delta circuit judgeRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2014 | Newms360.com

    ... information on a defendant's prior juvenile record. Byers faces Assistant District Attorney Kelly Luther of Tippah County in a Nov. 25 runoff for the District 3 circuit judgeship. District 3 consists of Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Lafayette, ...

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  19. AG Asks Court to Throw Out Appeal of Rape ConvictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The attorney general's office is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out Charles Ray Crawford's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction. Crawford, now 48, is currently on Mississippi's death row for the 1992 slaying of Kristy Ray in the Chalybeate community in Tippah County.

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  20. State wants Crawford's rape conviction appeal tossedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | Newms360.com

    The attorney general's office is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a death row inmate's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction. Charles Ray Crawford, 48, is on death row for the 1992 slaying of Kristy Ray in the Chalybeate community in Tippah County.

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