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Celebrating our Nation’s freedom
Celebrating our Nation’s freedom
As evidenced by the responses to this week’s McNairy Voices, Independence Day has many different levels of meaning.
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Construction begins on the Latta building in Selmer
Construction begins on the Latta building in Selmer
Last week, construction began on the old Latta Motor Company, better known as “the Latta building” in Selmer. The building will soon become the Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center.
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GED graduates change the community
GED graduates change the community

Sixty new GED graduates donned their cap and gown Sunday at the McNairy Central Little Theatre.

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“Kid” gets All-West TN Soccer
“Kid” gets All-West TN Soccer

McNairy Central’s Josh Court was awarded All-West Tennessee Soccer by the Jackson Sun on Saturday, June 11 at the Jackson Sportsplex. 

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opinion

Looking Back 60 Years Ago: May 25, 1951
Sewanee’s incredible basketball coach, Lon E Varnell is taking his basketball team for a three month tour of Europe. France, Belgium. Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal and possibly other counties.   Lon is a local Adamsville boy and basketball coach at Sewanee University. 
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McNairy Voices

The 4th of July is fast approaching.

Question: What does Independence Day mean to you?

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Sports

“Kid” gets All-West TN Soccer
“Kid” gets All-West TN Soccer

McNairy Central’s Josh Court was awarded All-West Tennessee Soccer by the Jackson Sun on Saturday, June 11 at the Jackson Sportsplex. 

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“Kid” gets All-West TN Soccer
“Kid” gets All-West TN Soccer
McNairy Central’s Josh Court was awarded All-West Tennessee Soccer by the Jackson Sun on Saturday, June 11 at the Jackson Sportsplex. 
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Bradley Melton named to  All West Tennessee Squad
Bradley Melton named to All West Tennessee Squad
AHS Third Baseman Bradley Melton was recently honored by being named to The Jackson Sun All West Tennessee Team for his excellent play in the recently completed 2011 season. 
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Cats receive season awards
Cats receive season awards
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Coaches Corner: Getting  to know Crystal Slaughter
Coaches Corner: Getting to know Crystal Slaughter

Crystal Slaughter was born and raised by Tony and Donna Slaughter in Jackson, Tennessee.


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Coaches Corner: Getting to know Coach Brandon Gray
Coaches Corner: Getting to know Coach Brandon Gray
Gray grew up in Adamsville and attended AHS, graduating in 1992, where he was the first four year letterman in baseball, basketball and football. He then played two years of baseball at Jackson State Community college before tearing his labrum. 
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Colts avenged
Colts avenged
Colts Baseball Team traveled to Nashville June 10th and won the 9 yr old Global State Championship. 
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First Class Storage fastpitch softball team
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Football university camp
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Local high school band members participate in interactive learning event
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Locals compete  in TGA masters
Locals compete in TGA masters
Bobcat Matt Chandler of McNairy Central High School competed in the Toyota Tennessee Golf Association Junior Tour Masters Division on Monday, June 13 at the Brownsville Country Club.
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MCHS basketball camp
MCHS basketball camp
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Selmer Dixie Youth
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Smith awarded Graham Memorial
Smith awarded Graham Memorial
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Young Dawgs win State
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News

Celebrating our Nation’s freedom
Celebrating our Nation’s freedom
As evidenced by the responses to this week’s McNairy Voices, Independence Day has many different levels of meaning.
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Construction begins on the Latta building in Selmer
Construction begins on the Latta building in Selmer
Last week, construction began on the old Latta Motor Company, better known as “the Latta building” in Selmer. The building will soon become the Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center.
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County Fair rolls into Selmer next week
County Fair rolls into Selmer next week
The McNairy County Fair is set to begin July 5 and run through July 9 at the Selmer City Fair Grounds on High School Road.
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GED graduates change the community
GED graduates change the community

Sixty new GED graduates donned their cap and gown Sunday at the McNairy Central Little Theatre.

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Jury convicts man of child rape

A McNairy jury found Jeremy J. Edick guilty of the felony offenses of the Rape of a Child, two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery and Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means on Monday June 20, according to  District Attorney General Mike Dunavant.

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Winkler film slated for Lifetime TV
Winkler film slated for Lifetime TV
A television movie based on the MaryWinkler case is slated for Lifetime television’s 2011-2012 schedule, according to a press release from the network.
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Adamsville revenues rise after Buford Pusser Festival

The Buford Pusser Festival held at Buford Pusser Memorial Park in Adamsville during the last week of May saw a phenomenal turn out, earning over $5,000, and bringing tourism dollars in from as far as Indiana, Illinois, and Georgia, according to event coordinator Dwana Pusser-Garrison.

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County churches aid tattered town

McNairy County residents are doing inspiring things. Several of the area’s churches are working to bring blessings, love, and, most importantly, hope to the unfortunate residents of Smithville, Miss. whose homes were broken and  whose community was torn apart by a tornado that ravaged northeastern Mississippi in late April.

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Still pickin’ after 15 years
Still pickin’ after 15 years

A three-band lineup highlighted the Bill Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass show that took place at the Adamsville Community Center on Boone Street Saturday, June 18.

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County Commission elects Ashe Mayor
County Commission elects Ashe Mayor
The McNairy County Commission elected Wilburn Gene Ashe as Interim County Mayor at its meeting on Monday, June 27.
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Bethel repairs roads

Anyone who has driven around Bethel Springs lately will notice the ride is much less bumpy than  it was on many of its streets and roads.

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County unemployment rate falls
The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for McNairy County in May was 11.2 percent, down from 11.5 percent in April, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The rate has only fallen a half a percentage point over the past year.
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Leapwood Fish Fry
Leapwood Fish Fry
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MRA attempting to bring Food Network show to McNairy County

The McNairy Regional (MRA) alliance is currently attempting to bring the popular Food Network program Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives to McNairy County to visit some of our local restaurants.

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Republican Women's Meeting
Republican Women's Meeting
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Selmer board reduces natural gas prices

The Selmer Board of Aldermen voted to reduce natural gas prices 10 percent to city gas customers at its June 14 meeting.

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Sheriff’s Department using Computer Aided Dispatch

The McNairy County Sheriff’s Department has implemented a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system that Investigator Brad Johnson says will be very beneficial to the county’s law enforcement.

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Fired Selmer employee keeps job
Fired public works employee Stanley Smith  can keep his job, for now.
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New extension agent
New extension agent

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Selmer Extension office will have a new  agent on July 1.

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Restaurant inspections

If you ever wondered who is charged with making sure restaurants and other food service establishments handle food in a safe and sanitary manner, the answer for this area is Stacy Deaton.

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Lifestyles

bethel springs news
Robert P. Ervin and a friend from Kankakee, IL arrived in Bethel on Sunday night and spent several days in the home of Eugene and Shirley Williams.
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Bradley & Stanfield Earn Eagle Scout
Bradley & Stanfield Earn Eagle Scout
Maxwell Gavin Bradley and Tyler Jarrell Stanfield received the honor of Eagle Scout on Sunday, January 30, 2011. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
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Church Events
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COMMUNITY EVENTS
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Court Briefs
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Gladys Wardlow
Gladys Wardlow
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Jeffrey Leelynn Crews
Jeffrey Leelynn Crews
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Johnny and Rose Cotner
Johnny and Rose Cotner
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Kensley Bea Carter
Kensley Bea Carter
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Martha Elizabeth “Itty” Bain
Martha Elizabeth “Itty” Bain
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Selmer FCE meeting
Selmer FCE monthly meeting was conducted June 22 at Gloria and Don Coln’s home with 20 members and guest attending.  Gloria and Don hosted the summer gathering for FCE members with a summer luncheon and afterwards the June business was conducted.  
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Shawnbreo Quante Damron II
Shawnbreo Quante Damron II
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Shiloh Battlefield to Host Cannon Firing
“The sound of cannon fire will again rumble across Shiloh’s hallowed grounds on July 2nd and July 3rd,” announced Superintendent Woody Harrell. On Saturday and Sunday, in honor of the Fourth of July weekend, park staff dressed in period uniforms will present cannon firing demonstrations in the open field south of the park’s visitor center. 
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What is Independence?
What is Independence?
According to Webster’s dictionary the word independence means “not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself, not influenced by the thoughts or actions of others”.
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Obituaries

Alice Muriel Isbell Moore
Alice Muriel Isbell Moore
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Bob Nowicki
Bob Nowicki
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In Loving Memory of Coleigh Gladish
In Loving Memory of Coleigh Gladish
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James O. (J.O.) Pratt
James O. (J.O.) Pratt
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John William White
John William White
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Martha Ella Gooch Dicus
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R.F. Forsyth
R.F. Forsyth
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Terry Charles Smith
Terry Charles Smith
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Campus

Bethel University Awards Degrees
MCKENZIE, TN – During its spring 2011 commencement exercises, Bethel University awarded the following degrees:
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ETSU announces spring dean’s list
JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University has announced the names of students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the dean’s list for the spring 2011 session.
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Freed-Hardeman University Degree Recipients
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Freed-Hardeman University Classes to Begin Aug. 22 in Corinth
HENDERSON, TN--Freed-Hardeman University and Northeast Mississippi Community College have entered a partnership for NEMCC graduates to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from FHU. The first classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 22 at NEMCC’s Corinth Center.
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Freed-Hardeman University spring honors graduation list
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GE helps local students
GE helps local students
The local GE plant has provided significant help for the agriculture students at McNairy Central High School. 
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GED Graduates

List of GED Graduates

See photos on our Facebook page.

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High School Graduate Margaret Weatherford Awarded TVA Power Distributors Scholarship
SELMER, Tenn. – Margaret Weatherford, a 2011 graduate of McNairy Central High School, has won a college scholarship of $4,000 from the Tennessee Valley Authority and Pickwick Electric Cooperative. 
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Local student receives scholarship to attend UT Martin
MARTIN, Tenn. – A local student has been awarded two scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin, according to Judy Rayburn, director of admissions.
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Randel Graves ranks number one
Randel Graves ranks number one
Randel Graves recently completed UTM course work for the Spring 2011 term at which time his classification was Junior.
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School Yearbook Spring Supplements
Students who purchased a 2011 Bobcat yearbook can pick up the 16-page spring supplement in the school office Monday-Thursday from 8:30-2:30
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State 4-H wildlife judging
State 4-H wildlife judging
McNairy County 4-H had two wildlife teams qualify for the 2011 Tennessee 4-H Wildlife Championship held June 15 and 16 at Reelfoot Lake.
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Students Named to Honor Roll and Dean’s List at Bethel University
MCKENZIE, TN – The following students have achieved the Honor Roll at Bethel University for Spring Semester, 2011: Amanda Carson and Courtney Harris, both of Finger. 
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Union University Spring Graduation List
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University of Tennessee Dean’s List
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UT martin tuition increases 9.9 Percent
MARTIN, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a 9.9 percent instate tuition increase for students attending the University of Tennessee at Martin effective for the 2011 fall semester. 
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