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A Fresh Start:  Selmer Farmers’  Market offers fresh,  locally grown produce
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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Patrolman and Mother:  Kim Findley  finds her two full-time jobs similar in more ways than one
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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Second county team heads to World Series
Second county team heads to World Series

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


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Second set of traffic cameras goes live in Selmer
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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Sheriff uses DNA to catch burglars
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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Sports

Big Hill Pond offers local recreation
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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Fall sports kickoff for McNairy County
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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Getting to know: Coach Michael Cleary
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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High school football just around the corner
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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Kennedy becomes volleyball standout
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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MCHS finishes second behind HCHS
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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Second county team heads to World Series
Second county team heads to World Series

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


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Selmer 11-12 Year Old All-Stars  Finish third at State tourney
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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Selmer 5-6 Year Old All-Stars  make tournament run
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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Selmer Middle School Cheerleaders
Selmer Middle School Cheerleaders
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Sports and geography do not mix
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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Sports Briefs
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News

A Fresh Start:  Selmer Farmers’  Market offers fresh,  locally grown produce
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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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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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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‘Striking’ Photography
‘Striking’ Photography
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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.
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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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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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Court Briefs
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Fire damages Selmer home
Fire damages Selmer home
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Keeping Tradition Alive:  Jack Martin  featured in book and exhibit
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. 
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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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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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Patrolman and Mother:  Kim Findley  finds her two full-time jobs similar in more ways than one
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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Second set of traffic cameras goes live in Selmer
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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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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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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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. 
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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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These ‘ole Boots
These ‘ole Boots
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Lifestyles

Card of thanks
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Card of thanks
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Card of thanks
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Card of thanks
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Cards of thanks
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Cards of thanks
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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
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Happy 1st Birthday Cayden Bobby Damron
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Richardson - Cagle
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Sunrise: Public versus private mourning
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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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Welcome Leighla
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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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Obituaries

Billy Huggins
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Carol Harris
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Charles Edward Henry
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Ivy Cone
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John D. Woods
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Mary Nell Hurst
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Mona Lisa Young
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Ruby Austin Lee Bailey
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Wilma Barber
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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.
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MLJF awards local graduates
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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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.
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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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