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Bethel board reinstates officer

The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen reinstated part-time night police officer Bandy Burney after Police Chief T. E. “Pee Wee” Sowell had suspended him.

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By Jeff Whitten

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Dream seasons end for County Champs

The T-N-T State Tournament held in Springfield, Tenn. was not a dynamite experience for County Champions Michie and Bethel Springs last Saturday. The Michie Lady Blue Devils, who were riding an 18-game winning streak, and the Bethel Springs Rebels, who ran their county schedule unblemished at 10-0, both saw their dream seasons come to an end at the hands of Ezell-Harding Christian School in the 2A bracket. No matter how they finished at state, their seasons will be remembered in McNairy County forever.

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By Amanda Lowrance & Andrew Alexander

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Escaped convict located in McNairy County

An escaped criminal was captured last Friday by the Selmer Police Department behind the strip of fast food restaurants and gas stations along Highway 45 in Selmer. 

Following the incident, Robert Bryant faces escape charges and Elizabeth Foster, who stands accused of aiding Bryant, faces a charge of accessory after the fact on an escape.

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By Christen Coulon

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Lady Bobcats earn District 14-AA #1 seed

Gaining two more district wins last week and moving to 13-0 in District 14-AA, the McNairy Central Lady Bobcats have earned the number one seed in tournament play.

The drive from this MCHS team has kept them with a winning record as the Lady Cats have strung together 22 wins in their last 23 games. They are also the No. 10 ranked team in Class AA.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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Truancy officer charged in Selmer Alderman’s Assault

Selmer Alderman John Preston Smith was allegedly assaulted on Jan. 31 by Eric Holcombe, truancy officer for the McNairy County School District.

According to the incident report provided by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, Smith told Deputy Amy Ballard, that it was not his week to have his kids but since it was his birthday he wanted to spend a few hours with them.

Along with friend Brian Dickey, who is McNairy County Registrar of Deeds, Smith went to the Guys home of his estranged wife, Rebecca, to pick up the kids.

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By Jeff Whitten