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A Fresh Start: Selmer Farmers’ Market offers fresh, locally grown produce

Last Saturday was Dena McDonald’s second time to sell her vegetables at the Selmer Farmers’ Market. She and her parents set up early Saturday morning with vegetables they had grown in their garden, selling them for only $1 per bag.

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By Emily Pitts

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Patrolman and Mother: Kim Findley finds her two full-time jobs similar in more ways than one

In many ways Kim Findley’s two full-time jobs as a patrolman for the Selmer Police Department and a mother seem like polar opposites, but, in fact, her tasks at home and work are very similar.


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By Amanda Lowrance

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Second county team heads to World Series

The Selmer 9-10 Year Old All-Stars head to Dixie Youth Championship


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Amanda Lowrance

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Second set of traffic cameras goes live in Selmer

Selmer saw its second set of traffic cameras become fully operational in July, and according to Selmer’s Mayor, David Robinson, the cameras are doing their job.

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By Christen Coulon

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Sheriff uses DNA to catch burglars

The McNairy County Sheriff’s Department has a new weapon to catch burglars, according to Sheriff Guy Buck.  They now can collect the DNA and send it to the TBI for analysis.

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By Jeff Whitten

 Sports

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Big Hill Pond offers local recreation

Many are unaware that one can fish on a 165-acre lake, trek across miles of hiking trails, gallop on horseback riding trails, and camp in primitive sites in McNairy County.  

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Megan Smith

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Fall sports kickoff for McNairy County

County junior high football teams have begun practice and are preparing for the start of the season with an annual Junior High Jamboree, which will be held  Aug. 22 at McNairy Central High School.

Not only football has kicked off in August, but golf went into full swing late July with a tournament in Lawrence County where the McNairy Central Bobcats placed third out of 10 teams with an overall score of 311.


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Amanda Lowrance

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Getting to know: Coach Michael Cleary

Holding many roles at Michie Elementary School, Michael Cleary still finds time to be a role model, parent, and husband.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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High school football just around the corner

High school football in McNairy County kicks off  Friday night as McNairy Central High School and Adamsville High School play in season opening jamborees.

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Andrew Alexander

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Kennedy becomes volleyball standout

A new volleyball season approaches for McNairy Central and the girls practice and strive to build a team that will hold up as well as the team did last year when they finished second in the district.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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MCHS finishes second behind HCHS

A day of thunderstorm warnings couldn’t keep McNairy Central from competing against Hardin and Chester Counties on Monday at the Selmer Golf and Country Club.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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Second county team heads to World Series

The Selmer 9-10 Year Old All-Stars head to Dixie Youth Championship


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Amanda Lowrance

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Selmer 11-12 Year Old All-Stars Finish third at State tourney

Selmer’s 11 and 12-year-old all-stars made it to the semi-finals of the 2011 Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament, and finished in third place last Wednesday after falling 5-4 to Madison Central at Lion’s Club Field in Bolivar, Tenn.

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Andrew Alexander

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Selmer 5-6 Year Old All-Stars make tournament run

Head Coach Michael Rickman along with the assistants Brandy Curtis, Willie Loving and John Sorey would like to thank everyone that supported the 5 and 6-year-old Selmer All-Stars as they journeyed to the A Dixie Youth State Tournament in Rockwood, Tenn. July 14 -17.

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Contributor Amanda Rickman

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Selmer Middle School Cheerleaders more

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Sports and geography do not mix

Have you ever wondered if the guys who drew up the divisions and conferences for professional and collegiate sports ever looked at a map? 

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Andrew Alexander

Sports Briefs more

 Campus

McNairy County purchases 120 ASUS netbook laptops
McNairy County’s PreK-4 students will get a head start this year with the addition of 120 ASUS netbook laptop computers in the classroom. more
By Christen Coulon

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MLJF awards local graduates

Two local 2011 high school graduates were awarded scholarships at the 4th Annual Mary Lou Johnson Foundation Scholarship Banquet held at McNairy Central High School Saturday night.

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By Andrew Alexander

The University of Memphis to open at Lambuth this month
McNairy County students will soon have more options for higher education nearby. The University of Memphis will begin offering classes at what was formerly Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., on Saturday, August 27, the official start of the university’s fall 2011 semester. more
By Emily Pitts

Two West Tennessee colleges named best in the southeast

The Princeton Review has named Union University and the University of Tennessee at Martin as among the best colleges in the Southeast.

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By Jeff Whitten

 Lifestyles

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Gray’s 50th Anniversary Tommy and Jimmie Gray of Adamsville, TN were married in Florence, AL on August 12, 1961. They will be celebrating their 50t more

Happy 1st Birthday Cayden Bobby Damron more

Richardson - Cagle more

Sunrise: Public versus private mourning more
By David Coy

Survivor Celebration...Round Two

McNairy County’s Relay for Life will host a survivor celebration on Saturday, August 27, at McNairy County Courthouse with survivor registration beginning at 6:30 p.m. Luminaries purchased in honor or memory of cancer victims will line Court Square and will be lit at dusk.

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Wilma Jerene

Wilma Plunk Barnes was born July 2, 1931 to Jessie and Tony Plunk, the oldest of four children. At a very young age she married the love of her life, James Ray Smith. Their home was blessed with two boys, Ricky and Larry Smith. Unfortunately James died when the boys were very young.

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By Dorothy Goodrum

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Bethel Springs News more
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Community Events more

 News

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A Fresh Start: Selmer Farmers’ Market offers fresh, locally grown produce

Last Saturday was Dena McDonald’s second time to sell her vegetables at the Selmer Farmers’ Market. She and her parents set up early Saturday morning with vegetables they had grown in their garden, selling them for only $1 per bag.

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By Emily Pitts

Adult education loses funding

McNairy County Adult Education is in financial need due to recent reduction of funds normally granted from United Way. 

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By Amber Price

And then there were two: Pusser-Garrison bows out of October election

The 2011 Adamsville City Commissioner Election will be uncontested after Dwana Pusser-Garrison removed herself from the ballot due to health related issues.

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By Andrew Alexander

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Bethel crowd unconvinced by auditor
The meeting of the Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen followed a similar script as past months. The audience told the board and mayor Kay Cox that they can’t afford their water bills, and the Mayor and board told them that this was not the sewer they wanted, but this is the one they have to deal with and are doing the best they can. more
By Jeff Whitten

Common Sense: Where are the jobs?

This economic recovery is often described as a jobless recovery. We are two years and two months into the recovery and unemployment in the nation stands at 9.1 percent.

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By Jeff Whitten

County Commission honors local baseball teams

The McNairy County Commission convened last Monday night for their monthly meeting before a standing room only audience of more than 200 people, most of them wearing baseball uniforms. 

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By Christen Coulon

Court Briefs more

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Fire damages Selmer home more

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Keeping Tradition Alive: Jack Martin featured in book and exhibit
Jack Martin and Hockaday Handmade Brooms have been McNairy County institutions ever since Martin quit his corporate job and moved back to the county to continue his family’s tradition of broom making.  more
By Emily Pitts

Local post offices face possible closure

Five area post offices are on a list for possible closure, according to a press release from the U.S. Postal Service.  The postal service is studying closing post offices in Guys, Milledgeville, Shiloh, Morris Chapel and Saltillo.

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By Jeff Whitten

Milledgeville may lose post office

The town of Milledgeville’s post-office is on a list of 3000 facilities that could be closed across the United States, according to Mayor Dannie Kennedy.

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By Andrew Alexander

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Patrolman and Mother: Kim Findley finds her two full-time jobs similar in more ways than one

In many ways Kim Findley’s two full-time jobs as a patrolman for the Selmer Police Department and a mother seem like polar opposites, but, in fact, her tasks at home and work are very similar.


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By Amanda Lowrance

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Second set of traffic cameras goes live in Selmer

Selmer saw its second set of traffic cameras become fully operational in July, and according to Selmer’s Mayor, David Robinson, the cameras are doing their job.

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By Christen Coulon

Selmer Mayor explains street repair contract

Selmer Mayor David Robinson, in an interview with the Independent Appeal, explained the details of the contract to repair Selmer streets from the damage done by the replacement of the water pipes.

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By Jeff Whitten

Sheriff uses DNA to catch burglars

The McNairy County Sheriff’s Department has a new weapon to catch burglars, according to Sheriff Guy Buck.  They now can collect the DNA and send it to the TBI for analysis.

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By Jeff Whitten

TDOT awards bids for highway
TDOT has awarded bids for the resurfacing of a portion of Business 64 in Selmer near the railroad tracks. The $1.8 million bid by Standard Construction Company, Inc. was accepted according to Nichole Lawrence, a Community Relations Officer for TDOT’s West Tennessee Office in Jackson.  more
By Jeff Whitten

Teacher airlifted after wreck

Adamsville Elementary School teacher Jamie Stutts, 40-year-old resident of Hardin County, and her 12-year-old daughter Laurie were involved in a single vehicle accident while heading north on Caney Branch Road around 7:30 a.m., according to Trooper Charles Stewart of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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By Andrew Alexander

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 Obituaries

Billy Huggins more

Carol Harris more

Charles Edward Henry more

Ivy Cone more

John D. Woods more

Mary Nell Hurst more

Mona Lisa Young more

Ruby Austin Lee Bailey more

Wilma Barber more