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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. more
By Andrew Alexander

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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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By Megan Smith

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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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By Megan Smith

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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Three county teams in state tournament
Ramer, Selmer, and Adamsville represent McNairy County in the Dixie Youth Majors State Championship Tournament. more
By Andrew Alexander

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McNairy Voices more

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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. more
By Andrew Alexander

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‘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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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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Amanda Lowrance

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Coach’s Corner: Getting to know Coach Steven Hickman
Steve Hickman has been the tennis coach at McNairy Central High School for a decade. more
By Amanda Lowrance

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Herrin attends Top Gun Camp more
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Local child plays on National Soccer Tour more
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MCHS girls soccer season kicks off more

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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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By Andrew Alexander

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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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Amanda Lowrance

Sports Briefs more

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Three county teams in state tournament
Ramer, Selmer, and Adamsville represent McNairy County more
By Andrew Alexander

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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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Amanda Lowrance

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Freed Hardeman Spring Honor Students more

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.  more
By Kelly Moore, M.D.

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.   more

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Local Student Accepted to Bethel University more

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 Lifestyles

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AHS class of 1956
The Adamsville High School class of 1956 held their 55th year reunion on July 2, 2011. more
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August Enforcement Plans  more
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August Blood Drives open to the Public more
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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.  more
By T. C. WILLIAMS

Church Events more
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Community Events more
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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.  more
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Happy Birthday Cameron Bailey Wolfe  more
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Happy Birthday Chase Stanfield  more
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Happy Birthday Jerry Thomas Doles  more
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Happy Birthday Sara Louise Espanet  more
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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 more

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.    more
by Nancy Wardlow Kennedy

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. more
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“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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By Jeff Whitten

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Barker Insurance Agency Opening more

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. more
By Janet Rail

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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By Jeff Whitten

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Court Briefs more
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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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By Megan Smith

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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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By Andrew Alexander

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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By Janet Rail

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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By Jeff Whitten

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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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By Megan Smith

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President, Congress reach debt deal
Deal prevents possible cutoff of federally funded social and medical services, federal offices and social security to local residents more
By Jeff Whitten

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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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By Amanda Lowrance

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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. more
By Emily Pitts

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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By Jeff Whitten

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Pocahontas Day Picnic more
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 Obituaries

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Beedie Estella Floyd  more

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Carlos Henry Ward  more
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Charles Frank Campbell Jr.  more
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Ruby Austin Lee Bailey  more
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Ruby Sweeney  more

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.   more
By David Coy