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Ashley Durham returns to Adamsville
Ashley Durham returns to Adamsville

The town of Adamsville plans to welcome Ashley Durham, who was recently named as first runner up in the Miss USA pageant, home on July 31 at the Adamsville Community Center (The Marty).

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Case to race in Ironman competition
Case to race in Ironman competition

On August 28, 2011, Benjie Case will swim 2.4 miles, 1 of which will be upstream, in the Ohio River, bike 112 miles on a hot, hilly trail, and then run 26.2 miles in high-90’s heat and high-humidity.

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Marijuana plants found growing near Burger King
Marijuana plants found growing near Burger King

Two marijuana plants standing approximately two feet in height were discovered by local constable and lawn care professional, Dennis Miller of Selmer, on July 19. They were growing next to Burger King’s parking lot on Mulberry Avenue.

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Ramer advances to World Series
Ramer advances to World Series

The Ramer 14-year-old All Stars pack their bags for Buford, South Carolina as they advance to the World Series to represent the state of Tennessee on July 30.

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Two injured after car careens over median and into home
The 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 sits in shambles at Moore Brother’s Towing and Recovery in Selmer. Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander
Two injured after car careens over median and into home

Two were injured after a truck traveling in the eastbound lane of US Highway 64 lost control, crossed over the median into westbound traffic, struck a utility pole, and finally rested standing on a tree trunk after running into a well, a pole shed, and the home of Glen Wilbanks on the morning of July 21.

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Sports

AHS band ‘Inspired’ for another year
AHS band ‘Inspired’ for another year

Being “Inspired” is nothing new to Adamsville High School band director Frankie Congiardo and his band of about 60 high school students. In fact, that is the title of this year’s field show.

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‘This is War’: MCHS Band prepares for season
‘This is War’: MCHS Band prepares for season

The war is on for McNairy Central band director Ryan Foret and his band of 97 high school students, as they prepare for this year’s marching season.

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Cardinals put on Twilight Golf Tournament
Cardinals put on Twilight Golf Tournament
The Adamsville High School Football Team put on their annual Twilight Golf Tournament at Shiloh Golf Course over the weekend.
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Case to race in Ironman competition
Case to race in Ironman competition

On August 28, 2011, Benjie Case will swim 2.4 miles, 1 of which will be upstream, in the Ohio River, bike 112 miles on a hot, hilly trail, and then run 26.2 miles in high-90’s heat and high-humidity.

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Coach’s Corner: Getting to Know Coach Jim Glover
Coach’s Corner: Getting to Know Coach Jim Glover

Jim Glover was born to be a Bobcat. He currently holds the position as head coach of McNairy Central Bobcat football. 

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Coach’s Corner: Getting to Know Coach Michael Stroup
Coach’s Corner: Getting to Know Coach Michael Stroup

Originally from Walnut, Miss., Michael Stroup attended high school at Alcorn Central.

Stroup is married to the former Holly Smith of Selmer, Tenn. and the two have two young boys, Jackson and Knox.


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Did you say, 'violations?'
Did you say, 'violations?'

The past three college football seasons we have seen vast numbers of suspensions issued, coaches forced out, and fans standing dumbfounded with mouths wide open in awe after rulings were handed down by NCAA officials for rule violations.

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Juniors and seniors battle it out in local golf tournament
Juniors and seniors battle it out in local golf tournament

Selmer Country Club hosted their 13th Junior/Senior Golf Tournament on Saturday. The tournament was made possible by several charitable donations.

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MCHS preseason lifts off against USJ
MCHS preseason lifts off against USJ

After hosting their first ever football camp this summer, the McNairy Central Bobcats made a premier July 19 at the University School of Jackson. The teams went head-to-head with 7 on 7 scrimmages.

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Melton named to TBCA All-State Team
Melton named to TBCA All-State Team
Bradley Melton, who has already received All-District and All-West Tenn. honors, was named to the Tennessee Baseball Coaching Association’s 2011 All-State Team.
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PeeWee Football Signups
McNairy County PeeWee Football League will kick off their 36th season with a signup day Saturday, August 6th, 9:00 am to 12 noon.
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Ramer advances to World Series
Ramer advances to World Series

The Ramer 14-year-old All Stars pack their bags for Buford, South Carolina as they advance to the World Series to represent the state of Tennessee on July 30.

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USA Championship Wrestling comes to Selmer
USA Championship Wrestling comes to Selmer

The line wrapped around the door as people bought tickets for USA Championship Wrestling at the Selmer Community Center Saturday.

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News

Adamsville election candidates set

Three citizens of Adamsville have thrown their names into the hat for the Oct. 1 election for the two open chairs on the Adamsville City Commission.

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Area wide Crunk Fest floods park
Area wide Crunk Fest floods park

The parking lot flooded at the Selmer Park on July 23 with the annual Crunk Fest holding its third event.  Church members and people gathered from all around to entertain, learn, have fun, and rejoice.

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Ashley Durham returns to Adamsville
Ashley Durham returns to Adamsville

The town of Adamsville plans to welcome Ashley Durham, who was recently named as first runner up in the Miss USA pageant, home on July 31 at the Adamsville Community Center (The Marty).

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‘Tell Me A Good Story!’ Hurley Town, Tennessee
‘Tell Me A Good Story!’ Hurley Town, Tennessee
History records that the Hurley’s came to America from Ireland.  In the early 1700’s five Hurley brothers left their homes in Ireland.  
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Bethel Alderman cited for revoked license
Bethel Springs Alderman Bobby Gray was cited for driving on a revoked license on July 7, according to Trooper Kennie Lamberth of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
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Bethel Springs budget passes

The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen passed the budget for the next fiscal year at a special meeting.  The meeting, held June 30, passed the budget on second and final reading.

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Blackburn speaks on debt ceiling
Blackburn speaks on debt ceiling
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Cast for Winkler movie set

The Pastor’s Wife, a television movie about the Mary Winkler case, has been cast, according to the Internet Movie Database.

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Eastview raises water rates
The Eastview water board voted to raise rates at its meeting July 19.
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Finger square dance hits summer doldrums

Although the Finger square dance is drawing more people before the Tumbleweeds began to play there, summer is bringing a reduction in the number of square dancers who come to Finger each Friday night.

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Foreclosures fall in county

McNairy County had 18 foreclosures, down three from the previous month, according to RealtyTrac.  The rate for the county increased from one in 1,170 to one in 659 homes.

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Guys passes annual budget

Guys mayor and board of aldermen met in regular session July 18 and reviewed and approved the final reading of the 2011 – 2012 budget totaling $167,487.00.

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Homeschooling: a growing trend
A government survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics from 2006-2007 estimates that 1.5 million students are being homeschooled in America. 
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Jaycees pay their dues
Jaycees pay their dues

The Selmer Jaycees organized a Fun Day Back-to-school Bash to help benefit people in the community that have fallen on hard times. 

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Marijuana plants found growing near Burger King
Marijuana plants found growing near Burger King

Two marijuana plants standing approximately two feet in height were discovered by local constable and lawn care professional, Dennis Miller of Selmer, on July 19. They were growing next to Burger King’s parking lot on Mulberry Avenue.

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Ramer man injured in one-car accident

A Ramer man was injured in a one-car crash on Highway 57 Sunday, July 24.

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Ramer supports teams

The Ramer City Commission voted to appropriate $200 to the Ramer 14-year-old all stars to help fund their trip to the World Series and $100 for the 9-10 and 11-12 year-old All Stars for their trip to the state tournament.

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Selmer Board of Aldermen funds streets and parks

The Selmer Board of Aldermen voted to fund street repairs and park cleanup at a special called meeting Friday, July 22.

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Summer in Bloom
Summer in Bloom
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TCAP scores released for county schools: District sees growth in all four subject areas

The Tennessee Department of Education recently released the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program Achievement Test scores for the 2010-11 school year. 

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Two injured after car careens over median and into home
Two injured after car careens over median and into home

Two were injured after a truck traveling in the eastbound lane of US Highway 64 lost control, crossed over the median into westbound traffic, struck a utility pole, and finally rested standing on a tree trunk after running into a well, a pole shed, and the home of Glen Wilbanks on the morning of July 21.

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Wally Flint Cannot Keep a Secret
Wally Flint Cannot Keep a Secret

Wally Flint’s life has always been transparent.  From sharing the secret of his childhood boss to opening up about his minor troubles as a teen as a way to help the troubled teens he worked with, Flint has never been one to keep a secret.

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What do you think?: The debt ceiling
What do you think?: The debt ceiling

This is the first in a series of columns I hope to be doing regularly.  However, this is a different type of column because I won’t be expressing my opinion here.  I don’t believe newspaper reporters have any business telling you what to think.

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Lifestyles

Bethel Springs News
William Neal, Jerry Lee Higgin & daughter drove Lessie Stokes from Indianapolis, IN, for a short visit. Lessie will spend several days here visiting friends & family. She attended morning service at the church.
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Blakney - Haubrich
Blakney - Haubrich
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Card of Thanks
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Church Events
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Court Briefs
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Ellis - Durham
Ellis - Durham
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It’s all about Grace
It’s all about Grace

Grace is something we do not feel like we have earned or deserve. It could also be described as someone else paying a penalty we do deserve.

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Obituaries

Arbie Olea Plunk
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Eugene Gordon Jernigan
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Glenda Ferguson
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J.D. Harville
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Joseph Bright
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Lawrence Nathan McGee
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Mary H. Buckley
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Campus

Adamsville Elementary needs space for new school year
Adamsville Elementary needs space for new school year

Adamsville Elementary School’s Principal Danny Combs has been an educator here since 1989. 

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Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School gets ready for new year
Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School gets ready for new year

Greg Martin is entering his third year as the principal at Adamsville Junior-Senior High School while several changes loom on the horizon. 

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Bethel Springs Elementary plans for new school year
Bethel Springs Elementary plans for new school year

Principal Terry Moore has been with Bethel Springs Elementary for 35 years. Beginning as a teacher and working his way up to assistant principal, he is now going on his 15th year as principal. 

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Faith Baptist School offers ‘Christ-centered ministry’
Faith Baptist School offers ‘Christ-centered ministry’

Faith Baptist School is a very different kind of school.

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Gateway Christian Academy gives parents more options
Gateway Christian Academy gives parents more options

Home educators are on the rise in McNairy County.  Gateway Christian Academy, founded in 1995 with about 10 students, has grown to an average of 100 students annually for grades K–12.

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Jernigan receives Pope Scholarship
Jernigan receives Pope Scholarship
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McNairy Central looks ahead to another year
McNairy Central looks ahead to another year
As Cecil Stroup begins his 11th year as a principal of McNairy Central High, he plans boldly.
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McNairy Central Students Attend YSA at UT Martin
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McNairy County Board of Education 2011-2012 School Calendar
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McNairy County Student Recieves Scholarship to Attend UT Martin
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Michie Elementary welcomes new principal
Michie Elementary welcomes new principal

As Lynda Walters, former principal at Michie Elementary School, moves into her new job, Suzanne Henson is preparing to take her place as new principal.

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Miskelly speaks on school closure protocol
Miskelly speaks on school closure protocol

While inclement weather in McNairy County means good news for students who get to have an unscheduled day off, it is not always an easy thing to decide, according to Superintendent of McNairy County School Charlie Miskelly.

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Ramer anticipating successful year
Ramer anticipating successful year

Ramer Principal Rusty Petty has been in education for 25 years. He started in Fayette County where he taught for six years and then moved to Hardeman County where he taught for four years.

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Rose Creek Village shares home school methods
Rose Creek Village shares home school methods

Rose Creek Village has been educating children at home, in some form or fashion, since the village moved to McNairy County more than 10 years ago.

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Selmer Elementary faces changes as school year begins
Selmer Elementary faces changes as school year begins
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Selmer Middle School makes big plans for school year
Selmer Middle School makes big plans for school year

Becoming an academic leader has been true music to Doctor Brenda Armstrong’s ears.

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Tennessee’s Tax Holiday set to begin Aug. 5
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