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 Huge turnout at free softball camp
Huge turnout at free softball camp
Adamsville Parks and Recreation, led by Director Bubba Martin, partnered with 32 local businesses to put on a free, two-day softball camp for 5 to 12-year-old girls at Buford Pusser Memorial Park in Adamsville July 26 and 27.
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Durham Day deemed a success
Durham Day deemed a success

Last Sunday Adamsville welcomed Miss USA runner-up Ashley Durham home during a reception from 1-3 p.m. at the Marty.

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Obesity rates drop in Tennessee, remain high nationwide
Obesity rates drop in Tennessee, remain high nationwide

According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2008 33.5 percent of adults in McNairy County were classified as obese, meaning they had a Body Mass Index of 30 percent or higher.  

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Selmer welcomes Generation 1000 to city park
Selmer welcomes Generation 1000 to city park

Generation 1000 returned to the Selmer Park for the third year. The event originated in Lexington, Tenn. and has branched to Selmer for their thirteenth overall event. 

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Three county teams in state tournament
Three county teams in state tournament
Ramer, Selmer, and Adamsville represent McNairy County in the Dixie Youth Majors State Championship Tournament.
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McNairy Voices
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Sports

 Huge turnout at free softball camp
Huge turnout at free softball camp
Adamsville Parks and Recreation, led by Director Bubba Martin, partnered with 32 local businesses to put on a free, two-day softball camp for 5 to 12-year-old girls at Buford Pusser Memorial Park in Adamsville July 26 and 27.
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‘Role models’ in sports
‘Role models’ in sports

Most young athletes look for a role model in sports; someone to admire and dreams to chase. They run around proudly displaying team jerseys of their favorite players and their name wrote on the back, but who are they idolizing really?

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Coach’s Corner: Getting to know Coach Julie Sweat
Coach’s Corner: Getting to know Coach Julie Sweat

Julie Sweat, founder of McNairy Central High soccer, grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin right outside of Green Bay with an awesome opportunity to see Packers’ and Brewers’ games. 

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Coach’s Corner: Getting to know Coach Steven Hickman
Coach’s Corner: Getting to know Coach Steven Hickman
Steve Hickman has been the tennis coach at McNairy Central High School for a decade.
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Herrin attends Top Gun Camp
Herrin attends Top Gun Camp
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Local child plays on National Soccer Tour
Local child plays on National Soccer Tour
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MCHS girls soccer season kicks off
MCHS girls soccer season kicks off
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McNairy County pipeline for Bethel Baseball
McNairy County pipeline for Bethel Baseball

McNairy Central High School’s Eric Moore and Adamsville High School’s Will Erwin signed with the Bethel University Baseball Program July 18, according to a report on the Wildcat’s official website.

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Most common injuries for athletes
Kristi Davidson of Star Physical Therapy professionally helps the injured and those in need of therapy. Photo by Amanda Lowrance
Most common injuries for athletes

Local fall sports have kicked off and Kristi Davidson of Star Physical Therapy has answered some frequently asked questions and prepared guidelines to follow in case of an injury.

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Ramer season ends in World Series

The 2011 Dixie Boys World Series held in Beaufort, South Carolina opened on Saturday with the local Ramer All Stars representing the state of Tennessee against Brunswick County, North Carolina.

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Selmer United falls to Storm 1-0
Selmer United falls to Storm 1-0

Selmer United met at Jackson Central Merry High’s field against Deportivo Parsons on Sunday for the Jackson Soccer League Tournament but the game was abandoned after 55 minutes of play due to fierce weather conditions.

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Sports Briefs
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Three county teams in state tournament
Three county teams in state tournament
Ramer, Selmer, and Adamsville represent McNairy County
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Volner coaching Bethel
Volner coaching Bethel

Bethel Springs Elementary teacher Stacey Montgomery Volner stepped up for the position of head softball coach of the Lady Rebels, after the resignation of former Coach Sherry Smith.

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News

“Dr. Jim” Reminisces

Dr. James H. Smith, known as “Dr. Jim,” spoke to the McNairy County Historical Society last Tuesday in Selmer about his family history and how the practice of medicine has changed in the half-century he has been involved in it.

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Barker Insurance Agency Opening
Barker Insurance Agency Opening
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Bondurant speaks to Michie Board on water project
Last Monday the Michie Mayor and Board heard from two representatives from Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. regarding the city’s water plant potential improvements, grants and a transfer from chlorine gas to liquid bleach for purification.
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Common Sense: ‘How did we get here?’

Before I start on this week’s topic I wanted to say a few more words about last week’s column.  As pointed out by William Lee “Bill” Browder in a letter to the editor, Social Security and Medicare are not funded by general revenues, but have their separate trust funds.

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Corrections
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Court Briefs
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Durham Day deemed a success
Durham Day deemed a success

Last Sunday Adamsville welcomed Miss USA runner-up Ashley Durham home during a reception from 1-3 p.m. at the Marty.

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Glass stores located only a stones throw apart
Glass stores located only a stones throw apart

McNairy County now has the luxury of two glass stores in the heart of downtown Selmer, and oddly enough, they are right across the street from one another.

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Kirk charged with DUI following accident

Last Thursday, James D. Kirk, 52, of Pocahontas was ejected from a 1996 Oldsmobile Bravado while traveling alone on Steadman Road in Selmer.

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Michie candidates reveal platforms

Michie candidates for Mayor Mike Glisson and Anthony Smith have communicated their priorities to the Independent Appeal.

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Obesity rates drop in Tennessee, remain high nationwide
Obesity rates drop in Tennessee, remain high nationwide

According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2008 33.5 percent of adults in McNairy County were classified as obese, meaning they had a Body Mass Index of 30 percent or higher.  

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President, Congress reach debt deal
President, Congress reach debt deal
Deal prevents possible cutoff of federally funded social and medical services, federal offices and social security to local residents
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Selmer welcomes Generation 1000 to city park
Selmer welcomes Generation 1000 to city park

Generation 1000 returned to the Selmer Park for the third year. The event originated in Lexington, Tenn. and has branched to Selmer for their thirteenth overall event. 

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Tull mentors next generation of McNairy County artist
Tull mentors next generation of McNairy County artist
Molly Weatherford, a senior at McNairy Central High School, has always been an artist. So, when the McNairy Central Band Boosters asked her if she would be willing to paint a trailer for the band, she knew just what her senior project would be.
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Unemployment rate increases

The unemployment rate for McNairy County increased to 11.9 percent from 11.2 the previous month, according to non-seasonally adjusted figures from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released Friday.

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Pocahontas Day Picnic
Pocahontas Day Picnic
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Lifestyles

AHS class of 1956
AHS class of 1956
The Adamsville High School class of 1956 held their 55th year reunion on July 2, 2011.
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August Enforcement Plans
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August Blood Drives open to the Public
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Bethel Springs News
The Floyd family 65th Annual Celebration reunion was held July 23, 2011 “Let’s Move for Love” at the Bethel Springs Community Center in Bethel Springs. 
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Church Events
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Community Events
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Community News
“Reach New Heights with Team FCE” was the Western Region theme for TAFCE 2011 Conference in Jackson on July 27, 2011. 
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Happy Birthday Cameron Bailey Wolfe
Happy Birthday Cameron Bailey Wolfe
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Happy Birthday Chase Stanfield
Happy Birthday Chase Stanfield
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Happy Birthday Jerry Thomas Doles
Happy Birthday Jerry Thomas Doles
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Happy Birthday Sara Louise Espanet
Happy Birthday Sara Louise Espanet
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Leadership McNairy

The McNairy Regional Alliance is now accepting students for the 2011/2012 Adult Leadership Program.

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Local Walmart employees support Le Bonheur  Children’s Hospital
Local Walmart employees support Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
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Looking Back 60 Years Ago: June 15, 1951
Latta Motors’ Junior American Legion Baseball team entertained the Box Motors’ team of Corinth and was defeated by a score of 3 to 1.   
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TDA Urges Livestock & Pet Owners to Take Heat Precautions
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is urging livestock and pet owners to take precautions during this period of hot temperatures and high humidity.
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Obituaries

Beedie Estella Floyd
Beedie Estella Floyd
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Carlos Henry Ward
Carlos Henry Ward
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Charles Frank Campbell Jr.
Charles Frank Campbell Jr.
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Ruby Austin Lee Bailey
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Ruby Sweeney
Ruby Sweeney
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Sunrise: Wisdom from others
Realizing we are not alone someone has well said that whatever in this world we are struggling with someone has been there, someone has experienced it before us.  
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Campus

Freed Hardeman Spring Honor Students
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Immunizations Protect Children and Help Schools Remain Healthy
Believe it or not, it’s already back to school time in Tennessee. An important part of all parents’ preparation is making sure children’s shot records are up to date. 
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Life Skills Summer Camp
There are a lot of activities that go on in the summer for children, but none like the Life Skills Summer Camp for approximately thirty 4th-8th grade students at Michie Elementary School funded by a grant through the Youth Empowerment Initiative.  
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Local Student Accepted to Bethel  University
Local Student Accepted to Bethel University
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