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110th Anniversary Issue

James Washington Purviance began his life in Illinois and died in Selmer, Tennessee, but his life served as a bridge between old and new worlds and old and new orders. He was a prominent citizen of Purdy when it held the honor of being the county seat, and he became a prominent leader of the new county seat. 

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John Talbot

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Blackburn visits Selmer

Rep. Marsha Blackburn dropped by the Latta Visitor’s Center in Selmer last Monday for a tour of the new facility. 

She represents the 7th district, which includes McNairy County, in the United States House of Representatives. 

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Jeff Whitten

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Local businesses link-up at MRA Open

Over 20 teams made up of local business leaders and employees got together on a beautiful, late spring afternoon last Friday at Shiloh Golf Course in Adamsville for the McNairy Regional Alliance Open, also known as the McNairy County Spring Classic Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament.

The event took place during Industry Appreciation Week, and Chris Combs, President of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, said it was an ideal afternoon for golf.

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Andrew Alexander

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MCHS Baseball team heads to state

After claiming their first-ever Region 7-AA Championship with a 8-6 win over Covington last Wednesday, the McNairy Central Bobcats continued rewriting the record books by punching the school’s first-ever ticket to the BlueCross Spring Fling Class AA Baseball State Tournament in Mufreesboro, Tenn. 

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Andrew Alexander

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Two airlifted from Friday wreck

A portion of Highway 64 was closed Friday night and converted into a helicopter landing pad following a one-vehicle accident on Sulphur Springs Road less than a mile from the highway. 

Helicopters from the Hospital Wing and Air Evac were called to transport Joe Carlton Hurt, the driver listed on the accident report, and his passenger, William Hill, from the scene after the red Chevrolet truck they were traveling in left the roadway, crashed through a fence and then rolled, ejecting both passengers from the truck. 

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Christen Coulon