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Arrest made in Bethel shooting
Arrest made in Bethel shooting

A Bethel Springs woman faces aggravated assault and reckless endangerment with a firearm charges following a shooting incident on Fred Johnson Road at approximately 11:40 a.m. last Wednesday morning.

Naomah Amanda Barclay was charged after allegedly taking a shot at Ethan King as he was walking his dogs near Barclay’s home at the end of Fred Johnson Road.

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Dampeer chosen as new MCHS head football coach
Dampeer chosen as new MCHS head football coach

Charlie Dampeer was chosen Friday as the new McNairy Central High School Bobcat Football Coach by the McNairy County Board of Education from seven different applicants.

“We had seven team applicants and we had seven interviews,” said Superintendent Charlie Miskelly. “After the process, we felt that Mr. Dampeer was the best fit for our program.”

Dampeer will meet and begin coaching the Bobcats during spring football practice to help turn around their previous 2-8 season.

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Lady Cardinals advance to Sub-State
Lady Cardinals advance to Sub-State

For the second time, the Adamsville Lady Cardinal bowling team was crowned Region 7 Runner-Up after the conclusion of the region tournament played at the Savannah Bowling Center last weekend.

The second place finish advances the girls to Sectionals (Sub-State) where they will face the undetermined champions of Region 8, which includes Memphis area schools, on Jan. 21.

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Teens flee scene of accident
Teens flee scene of accident

A single vehicle accident on Purdy Rd. near the intersection of Armor Dr. outside of Selmer Sunday afternoon left at least two injured.

The vehicle, a black Ford Explorer, appeared to have overturned near a curve in the road, ejecting the contents of the truck across a 150 ft swath of road. 

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TWRA investigates cache of animal parts found in meth bust
TWRA investigates cache of animal parts found in meth bust

While the initiation to manufacture meth is a serious charge, it has sadly become common place in McNairy County as it has nationwide. On Jan. 2, members of the McNairy County Drug Task Force arrested two individuals, Jason W. Brown and Pamela Denise Smith of Overshot Rd. in
Adamsville on meth charges. However, during the search of their residence, DTF agents made a very unusual discovery...a large collection of illegal animal parts. 

The search by DTF agents Jamie Lowrance, David Johnson and James Frazier uncovered meth manufacturing items such as one-pot shake bottles, drain opener, drain cleaner and striped lithium which netted the suspects charges of initiation to manufacture meth, promotion of meth manufacture and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

However, searchers also began finding items such as raptor talons, hawk and owl talons, numerous protected turtles, hawk and owl feathers, a cottonmouth snake skin, wings and tails from hawks and owls, bags of protected bird feathers, various snake skins, an alligator head, numerous cottonmouth and copperhead snakes, an alligator tail, a bluejay, a pileated woodpecker, three snipes and a collection of frozen snake heads.

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