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Basketball Camp brings in success

Traffic and business boomed following memorial weekend because of the McNairy Central Team Camp held from Tuesday, May 31, to Friday, June 3. 

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Amanda Lowrance

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Cardinal Baseball Camp more
Staff Report

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Court Cats Compete in tournament  more
Submitted Report

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MCHS takes down Bolivar

The Adamsville Redbirds hosted their Out-of-School Baseball Spectacular last week from Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4 at McNairy Central and Adamsville high schools.


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Amanda Lowrance

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Redbirds fall in championship game

Saturday, June 4 began the final day of the School’s Out Spectacular hosted by the Adamsville Redbirds.

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Amanda Lowrance

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Redbirds fall in championship game

Saturday, June 4 began the final day of the School’s Out Spectacular hosted by the Adamsville Redbirds.

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Amanda Lowrance

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Redbirds fly past Tigers in Schools Out Spectacular

The Adamsville Redbirds played host to Middleton Friday as pool play continued at Cardinal Field in the Schools Out Spectacular baseball tournament. 

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David Shirley

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AHS coach headed to Austin Peay

Nathan Reagan, an assistant coach for Adamsville High School’s football team, was the recent recipient of a student coaching position at Austin Peay University.

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By Andrew Alexander

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Bobcats close spring practice with scrimmage victory

The McNairy Central Bobcats played host to Crockett County head coach Kevin Ward and his Cavaliers in a two hour and 10 minute scrimmage to close out two weeks of spring practice on Thursday. 

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By David Shirley

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Bobcats take first in district soccer

The McNairy Central soccer team added four more wins to their regular season play with games against Riverside, Adamsville, Scotts Hill, and Chester County.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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Bobcats turn in thrilling victory

Opening day of the district tournament, Wednesday, May 4th, was also senior night for the McNairy Central Bobcats. That night was followed by a thrilling, come-from-behind Bobcat district tournament victory on Friday.

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By Amanda Lowrance & David Shirley

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Cardinals fall in District Tournament

Senior starting pitcher Wayne Replogle threw his heart out for Adamsville last Tuesday night in District 15-A Tournament play, but the Cardinals came up short, falling to Madison Academic Magnet 3-2, and ending their post-season hopes.

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By Andrew Alexander

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Cats fall to Chester in District

The McNairy Central Bobcats ended their season at Chester County against the Eagles, taking third in the TSSAA District AA Tournament.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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Crusaders conquer Cardinals

Adamsville High School’s boys’ soccer team was eliminated from the District 15A-AA Tournament Monday by Liberty Tech Magnet High School with a final score of 3-0.


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By Andrew Alexander

Devils on the right track

Michie was this year’s 22nd Annual McNairy County Junior High School Track Meet Team Champion, coming away with the hardware after the boys’ and girls’ composite score totaled 148 points.

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By Andrew Alexander

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Diamond Dawgs win World Series qualifier
Riley Jenkins hurls a pitch over the plate for Harbin Heating and Air. Staff photo by Amanda Lowrance more

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Diamond Dawgs win World Series qualifier
The Jackson Diamond Dawgs won the championship title in the Snowden Slam Global World Series Qualifier recently in Southaven, Miss. more

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Hickman, Kennedy place second in regions

Lydia Hickman and Shelby Kennedy represented the McNairy Central Lady Bobcats in the TSSAA Region 8 and the District 14 Tournament held in Jackson at Conger Park on Monday. 

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By Amanda Lowrance

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Hoops for Hunter Tournament
dam and Leann Wilson are looking for support and awareness for their three-year-old son, Hunter Wilson, who is battling hemophilia, a genetic bleeding disorder he’s had since birth.  more

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Lady Cards ousted by a Renfroe - again

On the fourth consecutive day of hot and humid softball for the Lady Cardinals they ran into a road block on their way to post-season glory in the shape of a TCA Lion, losing to Trinity Christian in the District 15A Tournament by a final score of 5-2.

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By Andrew Alexander

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Lady Cards round-up 6 wins and 1 loss

The Adamsville Lady Cardinals pulled in six wins and one loss in just three days to end their 2011 regular season. They then went on to defeat South Gibson High School in the opening round of the District 15A tournament.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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Lady Cats advance to Region
Adamsville’s Seth White and Sam Young defeat Chester County in day one of the District Tournament with a tie-breaker.  more

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Lady Cats host heartbreaking district

The McNairy Central Lady Bobcats finished as the fourth seed in the TSSAA District 14 AA Tournament. The final loss was on Tuesday, May 10, to the South Side Lady Hawks, by a score of 4-2.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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MCHS hosts district playoffs

District playoffs were held at McNairy Central this year in AA softball. The Lady Bobcats went up against the Liberty Lady Crusaders in round one and beat them with a run rule score of 10-0 in the top of the seventh.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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MCHS tennis coaches play to win
McNairy Central’s Head Tennis Coach, Steve Hickman, and assistant coach Steven Whittaker, won the Clay Court Tournament in Tupelo, Miss., as players. more

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Red-hot Cards surge in District

The Adamsville Cardinals ended the South Gibson Hornet’s season and continued theirs in Middleton Monday during Class 15A District Tournament play, defeating the Hornets by a final score of 13-3.

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By Andrew Alexander & David Shirley

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Soccer Cats post best record ever
The McNairy Central Bobcats received a bye in the first round of the District Tournament after a win at home against Chester County by one goal. more
By Amanda Lowrance & Andrew Alexander

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Woods signs with Dyersburg
McNairy Central High School senior Caleb Woods, center front, signs a basketball scholarship with Dyerburg State Community College on Thursday, May 5, at McNairy Central High School.  more

 Campus

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McNairy County initiates five new Tennessee 4-H Honor Club Members
Five new members were inducted into the Tennessee 4-H Honor Club February 26, 2011.  more
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Michie Cub Scouts clean up

On Saturday May 21st, Michie Cub Scout Pack 231 held a clean up effort to improve their community. 


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Mrs. Goodman’s Super Readers!!
All 18 students in Mrs. Lisa Goodman’s class, at Selmer Elementary, read over a combined total of 1000 books since January. more
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Reese tells graduates to use 'last 5 percent' to make a difference

MARTIN, Tenn. – Jerry Reese challenged University of Tennessee at Martin graduates to use the “last 5 percent” that is unique to them to make the world a better place and to “always say ‘thank you,’” as he signed those words for the audience.


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T-CAP from start to finish
Selmer Middle School worked diligently getting ready for TCAP testing. more
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AHS LEAPS
he After-School Program at Adamsville JR/SR High School is funded through the Lottery for Education:  After-School Programs (LEAPs).  more

Crop Reporting & Prevented Planning
Producers are reminded that 2011 acreage reports must be filed for all cropland on a farm. more
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ETSU President’s Pride

ETSU announces new members of the President’s Pride service honorary

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Hola!! It’s Cinco de Mayo in Mrs. Amy’s 1st Grade Classroom
Hola Amigos!  Mrs. Amy’s 1st Grade class at Selmer Elementary celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a day full of learning and creative activities. more
Pam Killingsworth: SES campus reporter

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Local resident honored at UT-Martin more
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Local residents receives awards at foreign language

 

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McNairy County 4-H Health Rocks!
The McNairy County 4-H Clubs are conducting the 4-H Health Rocks! program in cooperation with Project Enrich at five schools this year. more
Submitted Report

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Mrs. Goodman’s Super Readers
All 18 students in Mrs. Lisa Goodman’s class, at Selmer Elementary, read over a combined total of 1000 books since January. more
Pam Killingsworth: SES campus reporter

Study Island
Study Island held a Lab Decorating Contest for Spring 2011. more

Walk Across Tennessee a Big Success

The University of Tennessee Extension Service in McNairy County has partnered with Delta Rural Health Initiative to offer a program called Walk Across Tennessee to county students.

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 Lifestyles

Bethel Springs News

Carline Lois Martin & Kandice of Murfreesboro and Charles Martin from MTSU visited Mozella Baldridge & other family members last week end. A cook out was held on Sunday afternoon. Eugene, Shirley and T. C. Williams joined the family. Enjoyed by all.

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T.C. Williams Contributor

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Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Carlson 40th Wedding Anniversary  more

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5K Run to raise money for breast cancer foundation

When Christy McMahan’s best friend in Birmingham asked her to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk in Atlanta this October, it was an offer she couldn’t refuse. 

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By Emily Pitts

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Adamsville Pre-K4 decorates birdhouses for Mother’s Day
The Pre-K4 class at Adamsville painted and decorated birdhouses for Mother’s Day. Birdhouses were donated by Thomas Oliver of Bethel Springs. more

Adamsville votes to increase rates

During their regularly scheduled meeting at Adamsville City Hall Monday evening, the city commissioners agreed to a rate increase on water, sewer and trash pick-up.

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By David Shirley

Adamsville water rates on the rise
The Adamsville City Commission voted unanimously Monday to approve the first reading of the 2011-12 budget, which calls for a 24.5 percent increase in water rates, according to Mayor David Leckner. more
By Andrew Alexander

Bereaved stunned by funeral home theft

Losing a loved one is never an easy thing to deal with, and making funeral arrangements has never been a pleasant duty. 

The family and loved ones of the late Kay White, however, had an even harder time than most due to a crime that left Shackleford funeral home in Adamsville unusable, and the bereaved reeling in disbelief. 

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Bethel Springs mowing under way, gravel to come

The Bethel Springs Board of Mayor and Aldermen reported it had purchased a used 1995 tractor with bushhog and rollover protection for $12,000, then took the Bushhog back to the seller because it didn’t work, and got $1,000 back. The adjusted payment was $11,000.

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By John Philleo

Bethel water increase passes on first reading

The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen took the first step toward raising water rates at its meeting Monday.

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By Jeff Whitten

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Bible Drillers
n May 4, 2011, Kaylie and Cole Pitts, Amber and Amanda Davis, Eden & Rachel Rainey, Ian Watson, Tabitha Rhodes, Kendrick Moss, Grace Durbin, Baylea Hollands, and, not pictured, Anna Spears and Amber Posey with leader Bradley Bowen were recognized for their work in Bible Drill this year. more

CLARIFICATION more
Staff Report

Closure, controversy at Milledgeville meeting
The final meeting for Mayor Leland Alexander and the board of aldermen Monday ended with a heated discussion and controversy on several issues beginning with minutes from the last meeting.  more
By Janet Rail

County approves inmate health care proposal

The McNairy County Commission approved a proposal by Advanced Correctional Health Care to provide health care for 90 inmates for a year at a cost of approximately $60,000 for one year. Last year $134,000 was spent to care for 45 inmates, Sheriff Guy Buck said in a later interview..

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From Staff Reports

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County holds first Special Olympics competition

The Special Olympics were held at McNairy Central High School Tuesday, and boasted more than 50 competitors in a multitude of events. This was the first time the event was held in the county.

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By Andrew Alexander

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Deal near for new industry

Adamsville is nearing a deal to bring a new industry to the Garan building

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By Jeff Whitten

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Feds pick up cocaine suspect

The Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force of the U.S. Marshal’s Service arrested Derek Moffett on Thursday, May 5, at a parking lot in South Jackson, according to federal marshals.

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By John Philleo

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Fire destroys Finger dwelling more

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Fire destroys Finger dwelling more

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First annual Pink Ribbon Run a success

It was an emotional day for Christy McMahan and more than 100 people who showed up at Selmer City Park to support her efforts to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk in Atlanta this October.

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By Emily Pitts

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Florence Nightingale: To be or not to be
Nursing is an art, and if it to be made into art, it requires an exclusive devotion and as hard a preparation as any painter’s or sculptor’s work.  more
By Dorothy Goodrum

Guys approves tornado siren purchase

Securing three tornado sirens for the city of Guys took longer than expected since the city had to reject earlier bids which went over the allotted $50,000 budgeted. On Monday night, however, they reviewed three new bids opened in a special called meeting on May 5.

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By Janet Rail

Head-on crash kills man

A two-car crash near Michie early Saturday morning killed one person and injured two others.

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By Jeff Whitten

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Hello, Bye Bye — AiM anticipates hit with play

Prepare for broken hearts, wild parties, and disastrous consequences on June 10-14 at McNairy Central High School’s Little Theatre as Arts in McNairy presents Bye, Bye Birdie.

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By Megan Smith

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Hello, Bye Bye — AiM anticipates hit with play

Prepare for broken hearts, wild parties, and disastrous consequences on June 10-14 at McNairy Central High School’s Little Theatre as Arts in McNairy presents Bye, Bye Birdie.

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By Megan Smith

Historic heat wave blasts Tennessee, South

The National Weather Service (NWS) out of Memphis predicted heat indices well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit throughout last week and into the middle of this week with very low chances of precipitation or cooler weather.

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Andrew Alexander

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Hospital Wing hosts EMS appreciation event more

Industry leads property tax rolls

About half of the top commercial property values in McNairy County are represented by industry. Aqua Glass comes in at number 1, Henco at number 5, General Electric at number 7, Spectrum at number 8 and United Stainless at number 9.

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By Jeff Whitten

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Libraries receive technology grants checks
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett presented the Adamsville and Selmer public libraries each with a check for $14,034 Friday in Selmer. more
By Jeff Whitten

Michie man recovering after wreck

A Michie man is at home recovering following an accident last week on Highway 57.

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From Staff Reports

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Milledgeville candidate field set, voting starts Monday

The field for Milledgeville’s May 28 city election is set, according to McNairy County Coordinator of Elections Joannie Collins.

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By Jeff Whitten

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Miss USA Pageant approaches for Durham
When Ashley Durham began participating in pageants her sophomore year of high school, she never expected to win Miss Tennessee Teen, much less Miss Tennessee USA. more
By Emily Pitts

Moped wreck victim was not wearing helmet, according to THP

A Michie man was killed in a moped wreck last Saturday afternoon, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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Staff Report

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New AHS basketball coach Root-ed in tradition

Former Cardinal basketball standout Nathaniel Root assumes the role of Head Basketball Coach for Adamsville High School.

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By Andrew Alexander

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New Selmer photography business opens

Photography is Ashley Bauman’s passion.

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Jeff Whitten

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Relay for Life a success, despite weather

Relay for Life started off with a bang this year — thunder rattled and lightning filled the skies over the Selmer City Park for the first half hour of the event, and there was a threat of rain all night. 

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By Emily Pitts

School board starts over on SES site
The McNairy County School Board experienced  sticker shock when it heard  the bids for dirt work at the site for the proposed new Selmer Elementary School. more
By Jeff Whitten

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Schools select teachers of year

The faculty of each school in McNairy County has chosen the teacher who will represent the school as the this year’s Teacher of the Year.

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Selmer BancorpSouth to stay open

BancorpSouth will be closing 23 branches, but the Selmer branch will not be among them.

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By Jeff Whitten

Selmer passes budget on first reading

Selmer Board of Aldermen passed the fiscal year 2011-12 budget on first reading last Tuesday.

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By Jeff Whitten

Selmer sacks two policemen

The Selmer Police Department  dismissed two patrol officers last week, according to Chief Neal Burks.

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By John Philleo

Selmer’s curbside recycling pickups begin

The Selmer Department of Sanitation’s curbside recycling program began Friday. 

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By Jeff Whitten

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Special Olympics a success more

State honors local heroes

The state legislature has recently approved honoring two local heroes by renaming highways after them.

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Jeff Whitten

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Stolls have largest Purple Martin colony on record more
By Jeff Whitten

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Templeton appointed deputy ag commish

County Mayor Jai Templeton was appointed Deputy Commissioner for the Tennessee Agriculture Department last Wednesday, according to a press release from the department.

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By Jeff Whitten

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Things are about to get tricky

Brandon Giles and the Tricky Two will take the main stage at the 3rd Annual Rockabilly Highway Revival at 7 p.m. Saturday night.

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Staff Report

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Unique Solutions: Special kids have special needs, even on summer vacation

Hunter Burns is a remarkable teenager. He creates his own computer programs in his spare time. He loves movies and can name the cast and crew of all of his favorites. He can list the names of every president of the United States chronologically — forwards and backwards — and then tell you the names of their wives. 

Hunter is also among the 13 percent of U.S. children who have developmental disabilities and one of 26 children in the McNairy County school system who are affected with autism. 

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By Emily Pitts

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Unique Solutions: Special kids have special needs, even on summer vacation

Hunter Burns is a remarkable teenager. He creates his own computer programs in his spare time. He loves movies and can name the cast and crew of all of his favorites. He can list the names of every president of the United States chronologically — forwards and backwards — and then tell you the names of their wives. 

Hunter is also among the 13 percent of U.S. children who have developmental disabilities and one of 26 children in the McNairy County school system who are affected with autism. 

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By Emily Pitts

UT-Martin center marks 12 years in Selmer

The University of Tennessee-Martin McNairy County Center in Selmer opened its doors to educate our county in the summer of 1998, and since then has seen tremendous growth and has paved the way for many McNairy County careers over the last 12 years.

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Andrew Alexander

Water customers face higher rates across county

This has not been a good year for municipal water users, as every city water department in McNairy County, except one, has raised its rates.

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Jeff Whitten

Wet weather hinders county’s farmers
Although McNairy County is lucky compared to the areas adjacent to the Mississippi River, recent wet weather is having an adverse impact on farming here.
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By Jeff Whitten

Woman found dead after fire

McNairy County resident Glenda Matlock Tull, 56, died Monday, according to McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck.

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By John Philleo

 Obituaries

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Bertha Treece  more

Billy Joe Miller more

Billy Wayne Martin  more

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Charles L. Spencer more

Daren Thomas Spears  more

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Dewey Wayne Mathis  more

Dorothy Ann Gean  more

Hazel Keller  more

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Hershel A. Hensley  more

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James Anthony (Andy) Stevens  more

James Grady Baker  more

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Kathryn Exum more

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Lelan Gerald Wright  more

Vada L. Templeton  more

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W.T. Nowlin  more

 Polls

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Recent Polls
View and vote on all of our recent polls. more