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A night in Hurst’s haunted mansion

This is a series of journal entries logged last Friday night and Saturday morning when my editor, Christen Coulon, and I spent the night at the reportedly haunted Hurst Mansion in historic Purdy, Tenn.

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By Andrew Alexander

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Eastview recordings may be Carl Perkins’ first ever.

The earliest recordings of Carl Perkins are believed to have been made in Eastview, according to Arts in McNairy Heritage and Culture Committee Chair Dr. Shawn Pitts.

“It’s an absolute treasure. We’re just tickled pink. It’s important for our heritage,” Pitts said. 

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By Christen Coulon

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Fire engulfs Selmer businesses

A fire destroyed two Selmer businesses last Sunday night, according to Selmer Fire Chief Anthony Carr. 

Carr said when he got to the scene it was a total loss.

It was too dangerous to investigate, but they will try to go back later when it is safer, he said. 

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By Jeff Whitten

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Joyous homecoming for McNairy Central Bobcats

McNairy Central won their first game of the season and their first District 14-AA contest against Jackson Central Merry, 36-17, last Friday night.

After the beautiful Bobcat Homecoming ceremony, McNairy surged through the Bobcat banner and took the field against the JCM Cougars.

Don Whittaker Memorial Stadium was flooded with people, and Emily Harris conducted the band to get the crowd upbeat and raring to go.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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Perseverance key in Cards’ win over Tigers

Coming off a record setting offensive performance the week before, the Adamsville Cardinals made history again last Friday by beating Hardin County 17-14, marking the first time in the school’s history that its football team defeated both its rivals, Hardin County and McNairy Central, in the same season.

“It was a big victory for us,” said Cardinal Head Coach Brandon Gray, “and I believe everyone got their money’s worth.”

When asked what it meant to defeat both rivals in the same season, Gray told the Independent Appeal, “I guess it means we have a pretty good ball team.”

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By Andrew Alexander