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64-year-old lady hits pastor with bible

After allegedly hitting Pastor Leon Taylor with a bible, the 64-year-old lifelong church member Ina Garrett was arrested for assault at Mt. Zion Baptist Church during Sunday service on May 20.

Deputies Dustin Jaco and JP Kellum of the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department responded to “an unwanted person” call early that morning at the Purdy Road church.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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Pee-Wee is back

After nearly three months without a functioning police department, the City of Bethel Springs had an officer on duty last Tuesday when officer T.E. “Pee-Wee” Sowell returned to his post following a suspension, months of legal wrangling, and a disagreement between Sowell and Mayor Kay Cox over his schedule.

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By Christen Coulon

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Runners battle heat to aid fight against cancer

In nearly 100 degree temperatures, approximately 65 runners and walkers attended the 2nd Annual Pink Ribbon Run last Saturday at Selmer City Park.

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By Amanda Lowrance

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Selmer cops use camera to catch speeders

Selmer’s Police Department is adding a tool to their arsenal to combat speeders. The new gadget will allow police to catch speeders in the act and ticket them without having to pull the car over. Selmer has recently gone live with their manned handheld photo enforcement system. The Velocity Snap System is a device which is a combination of a laser speed detector or LIDAR Unit and an HD Photo Camera. The device is officer operated and officer witnessed (the lack of which is a major complaint with the red light cameras).

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Christen Coulon

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Total Chaos breaks out

Total Chaos reigned supreme at the USSSA Tennessee State Fast-Pitch Tournament in Franklin, Tenn. last weekend.

The team, comprised of local youths from Hardin and McNairy County, including Lady Cardinals Anna and Olivia Johnson, Parker Davis, and Taylor Hutton, was crowned champion of the state after finishing the tournament with a 6-0 record, earning a berth to the Class C USSSA 18 and Under Fast-Pitch Softball World Series later in July.

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By Andrew Alexander