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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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By Megan Smith

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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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By Megan Smith

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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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By Andrew Alexander

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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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By Andrew Alexander

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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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By Emily Pitts

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‘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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By Emily Pitts

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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. more
By Andrew Alexander

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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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By Megan Smith

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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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By Andrew Alexander

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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. more
By Andrew Alexander

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. more
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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

 Campus

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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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By Andrew Alexander

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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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By Andrew Alexander

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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Faith Baptist School offers ‘Christ-centered ministry’

Faith Baptist School is a very different kind of school.

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By Jeff Whitten

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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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By Janet Rail

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Jernigan receives Pope Scholarship more
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McNairy Central looks ahead to another year
As Cecil Stroup begins his 11th year as a principal of McNairy Central High, he plans boldly. more
By Megan Smith

McNairy Central Students Attend YSA at UT Martin more
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McNairy County Board of Education 2011-2012 School Calendar more
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McNairy County Student Recieves Scholarship to Attend UT Martin more
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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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By Emily Pitts

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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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By Andrew Alexander

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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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By Jeff Whitten

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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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By Andrew Alexander

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Selmer Elementary faces changes as school year begins more
By Emily Pitts

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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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By Janet Rail

Tennessee’s Tax Holiday set to begin Aug. 5 more
By Christen Coulon

 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. more
By T. C. Williams

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Blakney - Haubrich more

Card of Thanks more
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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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By Dorothy Goodrum

 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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By Andrew Alexander

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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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By Megan Smith

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‘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.   more
By Bill Wagoner, County Historian

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. more
By Jeff Whitten

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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By Jeff Whitten

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Blackburn speaks on debt ceiling  more

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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By Jeff Whitten

Eastview raises water rates
The Eastview water board voted to raise rates at its meeting July 19. more
By Jeff Whitten

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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By Jeff Whitten

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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By Jeff Whitten

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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By Janet Rail

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.  more
By Emily Pitts

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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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By Andrew Alexander

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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By Jeff Whitten

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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By Jeff Whitten

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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By Jeff Whitten

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Summer in Bloom more

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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By Christen Coulon

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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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By Andrew Alexander

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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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By Megan Smith

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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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By Jeff Whitten

 Obituaries

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