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Milledgeville candidate field set, voting starts Monday
Milledgeville candidate field set, voting starts Monday

The field for Milledgeville’s May 28 city election is set, according to McNairy County Coordinator of Elections Joannie Collins.

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By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:13 pm
Moped wreck victim was not wearing helmet, according to THP

A Michie man was killed in a moped wreck last Saturday afternoon, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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Staff Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:11 pm
Recent Polls
Recent Polls
View and vote on all of our recent polls. more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:10 pm
Florence Nightingale: To be or not to be
Florence Nightingale: To be or not to be
Nursing is an art, and if it to be made into art, it requires an exclusive devotion and as hard a preparation as any painter’s or sculptor’s work.  more
By Dorothy Goodrum - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:09 pm
Bible Drillers
Bible Drillers
n May 4, 2011, Kaylie and Cole Pitts, Amber and Amanda Davis, Eden & Rachel Rainey, Ian Watson, Tabitha Rhodes, Kendrick Moss, Grace Durbin, Baylea Hollands, and, not pictured, Anna Spears and Amber Posey with leader Bradley Bowen were recognized for their work in Bible Drill this year. more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:06 pm
E911 Report more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:05 pm
Hickman, Kennedy place second in regions
Hickman, Kennedy place second in regions

Lydia Hickman and Shelby Kennedy represented the McNairy Central Lady Bobcats in the TSSAA Region 8 and the District 14 Tournament held in Jackson at Conger Park on Monday. 

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By Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:02 pm
Sports Briefs more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:00 pm
Soccer Cats post best record ever
Soccer Cats post best record ever
The McNairy Central Bobcats received a bye in the first round of the District Tournament after a win at home against Chester County by one goal. more
By Amanda Lowrance & Andrew Alexander - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:59 pm
AHS coach headed to Austin Peay
AHS coach headed to Austin Peay

Nathan Reagan, an assistant coach for Adamsville High School’s football team, was the recent recipient of a student coaching position at Austin Peay University.

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By Andrew Alexander - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:57 pm
Cardinals fall in District Tournament
Cardinals fall in District Tournament

Senior starting pitcher Wayne Replogle threw his heart out for Adamsville last Tuesday night in District 15-A Tournament play, but the Cardinals came up short, falling to Madison Academic Magnet 3-2, and ending their post-season hopes.

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By Andrew Alexander - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:50 pm
Lady Cards ousted  by a Renfroe - again
Lady Cards ousted by a Renfroe - again

On the fourth consecutive day of hot and humid softball for the Lady Cardinals they ran into a road block on their way to post-season glory in the shape of a TCA Lion, losing to Trinity Christian in the District 15A Tournament by a final score of 5-2.

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By Andrew Alexander - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:48 pm
Diamond Dawgs win World Series qualifier
Diamond Dawgs win World Series qualifier
The Jackson Diamond Dawgs won the championship title in the Snowden Slam Global World Series Qualifier recently in Southaven, Miss. more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:45 pm
Diamond Dawgs win World Series qualifier
Diamond Dawgs win World Series qualifier
Riley Jenkins hurls a pitch over the plate for Harbin Heating and Air. Staff photo by Amanda Lowrance more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:43 pm
Hoops for Hunter Tournament
Hoops for Hunter Tournament
dam and Leann Wilson are looking for support and awareness for their three-year-old son, Hunter Wilson, who is battling hemophilia, a genetic bleeding disorder he’s had since birth.  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:40 pm
Redbirds fall in championship game
Redbirds fall in championship game

Saturday, June 4 began the final day of the School’s Out Spectacular hosted by the Adamsville Redbirds.

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Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:24 pm
Cats fall to Chester in District
Cats fall to Chester in District

The McNairy Central Bobcats ended their season at Chester County against the Eagles, taking third in the TSSAA District AA Tournament.

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By Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:21 pm
Lady Cats host  heartbreaking district
Lady Cats host heartbreaking district

The McNairy Central Lady Bobcats finished as the fourth seed in the TSSAA District 14 AA Tournament. The final loss was on Tuesday, May 10, to the South Side Lady Hawks, by a score of 4-2.

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By Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:17 pm
Bobcats close spring practice with scrimmage victory
Bobcats close spring practice with scrimmage victory

The McNairy Central Bobcats played host to Crockett County head coach Kevin Ward and his Cavaliers in a two hour and 10 minute scrimmage to close out two weeks of spring practice on Thursday. 

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By David Shirley - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:00 pm
ETSU President’s Pride

ETSU announces new members of the President’s Pride service honorary

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Submitted - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:57 pm
Mrs. Goodman’s Super Readers
Mrs. Goodman’s Super Readers
All 18 students in Mrs. Lisa Goodman’s class, at Selmer Elementary, read over a combined total of 1000 books since January. more
Pam Killingsworth: SES campus reporter - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:56 pm
Hola!! It’s Cinco de Mayo in Mrs. Amy’s 1st Grade Classroom
Hola Amigos!  Mrs. Amy’s 1st Grade class at Selmer Elementary celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a day full of learning and creative activities. more
Pam Killingsworth: SES campus reporter - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:54 pm
Walk Across Tennessee a Big Success

The University of Tennessee Extension Service in McNairy County has partnered with Delta Rural Health Initiative to offer a program called Walk Across Tennessee to county students.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:53 pm
Adamsville Pre-K4 decorates birdhouses for Mother’s Day
Adamsville Pre-K4 decorates birdhouses for Mother’s Day
The Pre-K4 class at Adamsville painted and decorated birdhouses for Mother’s Day. Birdhouses were donated by Thomas Oliver of Bethel Springs. more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:49 pm
Guys approves tornado siren purchase

Securing three tornado sirens for the city of Guys took longer than expected since the city had to reject earlier bids which went over the allotted $50,000 budgeted. On Monday night, however, they reviewed three new bids opened in a special called meeting on May 5.

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By Janet Rail - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:46 pm
E911 Report more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:45 pm
Court Briefs more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:45 pm
Selmer passes budget on first reading

Selmer Board of Aldermen passed the fiscal year 2011-12 budget on first reading last Tuesday.

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By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:44 pm
Hospital Wing hosts EMS appreciation event
Hospital Wing hosts EMS appreciation event more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:42 pm
Stolls have largest Purple Martin colony on record
Stolls have largest Purple Martin colony on record more
By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:40 pm
Adamsville votes to increase rates

During their regularly scheduled meeting at Adamsville City Hall Monday evening, the city commissioners agreed to a rate increase on water, sewer and trash pick-up.

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By David Shirley - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:35 pm
County approves inmate health care proposal

The McNairy County Commission approved a proposal by Advanced Correctional Health Care to provide health care for 90 inmates for a year at a cost of approximately $60,000 for one year. Last year $134,000 was spent to care for 45 inmates, Sheriff Guy Buck said in a later interview..

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From Staff Reports - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:35 pm
Relay for Life a success, despite weather
Relay for Life a success, despite weather

Relay for Life started off with a bang this year — thunder rattled and lightning filled the skies over the Selmer City Park for the first half hour of the event, and there was a threat of rain all night. 

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By Emily Pitts - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:32 pm
First annual Pink Ribbon Run a success
First annual Pink Ribbon Run a success

It was an emotional day for Christy McMahan and more than 100 people who showed up at Selmer City Park to support her efforts to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk in Atlanta this October.

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By Emily Pitts - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:28 pm
Selmer BancorpSouth to stay open

BancorpSouth will be closing 23 branches, but the Selmer branch will not be among them.

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By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:27 pm
Head-on crash kills man

A two-car crash near Michie early Saturday morning killed one person and injured two others.

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By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:25 pm
School board starts over on SES site
The McNairy County School Board experienced  sticker shock when it heard  the bids for dirt work at the site for the proposed new Selmer Elementary School. more
By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:20 pm
Miss USA Pageant approaches for Durham
Miss USA Pageant approaches for Durham
When Ashley Durham began participating in pageants her sophomore year of high school, she never expected to win Miss Tennessee Teen, much less Miss Tennessee USA. more
By Emily Pitts - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:19 pm
Wet weather hinders county’s farmers
Although McNairy County is lucky compared to the areas adjacent to the Mississippi River, recent wet weather is having an adverse impact on farming here.
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By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:17 pm
Redbirds fall in championship game
Redbirds fall in championship game

Saturday, June 4 began the final day of the School’s Out Spectacular hosted by the Adamsville Redbirds.

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Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:15 pm
Special Olympics a success
Special Olympics a success more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:15 pm
Libraries receive technology grants checks
Libraries receive technology grants checks
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett presented the Adamsville and Selmer public libraries each with a check for $14,034 Friday in Selmer. more
By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:14 pm
Redbirds fly past Tigers in Schools Out Spectacular
Redbirds fly past Tigers in Schools Out Spectacular

The Adamsville Redbirds played host to Middleton Friday as pool play continued at Cardinal Field in the Schools Out Spectacular baseball tournament. 

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David Shirley - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:10 pm
Basketball Camp brings in success
Basketball Camp brings in success

Traffic and business boomed following memorial weekend because of the McNairy Central Team Camp held from Tuesday, May 31, to Friday, June 3. 

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Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:03 pm
MCHS takes down Bolivar
MCHS takes down Bolivar

The Adamsville Redbirds hosted their Out-of-School Baseball Spectacular last week from Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4 at McNairy Central and Adamsville high schools.


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Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:02 pm
Court Cats Compete in tournament
Court Cats Compete in tournament  more
Submitted Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:49 pm
Cardinal Baseball Camp
Cardinal Baseball Camp more
Staff Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:45 pm
Michie Cub Scouts clean up
Michie Cub Scouts clean up

On Saturday May 21st, Michie Cub Scout Pack 231 held a clean up effort to improve their community. 


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Submitted Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:37 pm
McNairy County initiates five new  Tennessee 4-H Honor Club Members
McNairy County initiates five new Tennessee 4-H Honor Club Members
Five new members were inducted into the Tennessee 4-H Honor Club February 26, 2011.  more
Submitted Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:30 pm
Mrs. Goodman’s Super Readers!!
Mrs. Goodman’s Super Readers!!
All 18 students in Mrs. Lisa Goodman’s class, at Selmer Elementary, read over a combined total of 1000 books since January. more
Submitted Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:25 pm
T-CAP from start to finish
T-CAP from start to finish
Selmer Middle School worked diligently getting ready for TCAP testing. more
Submitted Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:18 pm
Reese tells graduates to use 'last 5 percent' to make a difference

MARTIN, Tenn. – Jerry Reese challenged University of Tennessee at Martin graduates to use the “last 5 percent” that is unique to them to make the world a better place and to “always say ‘thank you,’” as he signed those words for the audience.


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Submitted Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:50 am
McNairy County 4-H Health Rocks!
The McNairy County 4-H Clubs are conducting the 4-H Health Rocks! program in cooperation with Project Enrich at five schools this year. more
Submitted Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:47 am
Local residents receives awards at foreign language

 

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Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:33 am
Fire destroys Finger dwelling
Fire destroys Finger dwelling more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
James Grady Baker  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Dorothy Ann Gean  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Dewey Wayne Mathis
Dewey Wayne Mathis  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
James Anthony (Andy) Stevens
James Anthony (Andy) Stevens  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Bethel water increase passes on first reading

The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen took the first step toward raising water rates at its meeting Monday.

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By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Fire destroys Finger dwelling
Fire destroys Finger dwelling more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
New Selmer photography business opens
New Selmer photography business opens

Photography is Ashley Bauman’s passion.

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Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Water customers face higher rates across county

This has not been a good year for municipal water users, as every city water department in McNairy County, except one, has raised its rates.

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Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
News Briefs more
Staff Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Adamsville water rates on the rise
The Adamsville City Commission voted unanimously Monday to approve the first reading of the 2011-12 budget, which calls for a 24.5 percent increase in water rates, according to Mayor David Leckner. more
By Andrew Alexander - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
UT-Martin center marks 12 years in Selmer

The University of Tennessee-Martin McNairy County Center in Selmer opened its doors to educate our county in the summer of 1998, and since then has seen tremendous growth and has paved the way for many McNairy County careers over the last 12 years.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
State honors local heroes

The state legislature has recently approved honoring two local heroes by renaming highways after them.

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Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Things are about to get tricky
Things are about to get tricky

Brandon Giles and the Tricky Two will take the main stage at the 3rd Annual Rockabilly Highway Revival at 7 p.m. Saturday night.

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Staff Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Historic heat wave blasts Tennessee, South

The National Weather Service (NWS) out of Memphis predicted heat indices well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit throughout last week and into the middle of this week with very low chances of precipitation or cooler weather.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Kathryn Exum
Kathryn Exum more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
CLARIFICATION more
Staff Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Hershel A. Hensley
Hershel A. Hensley  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Hazel Keller  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Lelan Gerald Wright
Lelan Gerald Wright  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Billy Wayne Martin  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Bertha Treece
Bertha Treece  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Vada L. Templeton  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Billy Joe Miller more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Daren Thomas Spears  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
W.T. Nowlin
W.T. Nowlin  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Charles L. Spencer
Charles L. Spencer more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Carlson 40th Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Carlson 40th Wedding Anniversary  more
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Deal near for new industry

Adamsville is nearing a deal to bring a new industry to the Garan building

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By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Bethel Springs News

Carline Lois Martin & Kandice of Murfreesboro and Charles Martin from MTSU visited Mozella Baldridge & other family members last week end. A cook out was held on Sunday afternoon. Eugene, Shirley and T. C. Williams joined the family. Enjoyed by all.

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T.C. Williams Contributor - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Hello, Bye Bye — AiM anticipates hit with play
Hello, Bye Bye — AiM anticipates hit with play

Prepare for broken hearts, wild parties, and disastrous consequences on June 10-14 at McNairy Central High School’s Little Theatre as Arts in McNairy presents Bye, Bye Birdie.

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By Megan Smith - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Industry leads property tax rolls

About half of the top commercial property values in McNairy County are represented by industry. Aqua Glass comes in at number 1, Henco at number 5, General Electric at number 7, Spectrum at number 8 and United Stainless at number 9.

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By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Unique Solutions: Special kids have special needs, even on summer vacation
Unique Solutions: Special kids have special needs, even on summer vacation

Hunter Burns is a remarkable teenager. He creates his own computer programs in his spare time. He loves movies and can name the cast and crew of all of his favorites. He can list the names of every president of the United States chronologically — forwards and backwards — and then tell you the names of their wives. 

Hunter is also among the 13 percent of U.S. children who have developmental disabilities and one of 26 children in the McNairy County school system who are affected with autism. 

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By Emily Pitts - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Bereaved stunned by funeral home theft

Losing a loved one is never an easy thing to deal with, and making funeral arrangements has never been a pleasant duty. 

The family and loved ones of the late Kay White, however, had an even harder time than most due to a crime that left Shackleford funeral home in Adamsville unusable, and the bereaved reeling in disbelief. 

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By Andrew Alexander - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am - 1 opinion posted
Unique Solutions: Special kids have special needs, even on summer vacation
Unique Solutions: Special kids have special needs, even on summer vacation

Hunter Burns is a remarkable teenager. He creates his own computer programs in his spare time. He loves movies and can name the cast and crew of all of his favorites. He can list the names of every president of the United States chronologically — forwards and backwards — and then tell you the names of their wives. 

Hunter is also among the 13 percent of U.S. children who have developmental disabilities and one of 26 children in the McNairy County school system who are affected with autism. 

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By Emily Pitts - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Hello, Bye Bye — AiM anticipates hit with play
Hello, Bye Bye — AiM anticipates hit with play

Prepare for broken hearts, wild parties, and disastrous consequences on June 10-14 at McNairy Central High School’s Little Theatre as Arts in McNairy presents Bye, Bye Birdie.

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By Megan Smith - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:21 am
Local resident honored at UT-Martin
Local resident honored at UT-Martin more
Submitted Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 9:01 am
Crop Reporting & Prevented Planning
Producers are reminded that 2011 acreage reports must be filed for all cropland on a farm. more
Submitted Report - Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:49 am
Adamsville Commission authorizes lease to new industry more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 8:23 am
New industry comes to Adamsville more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 9:09 am
CLARIFICATION

In the May 25 edition of the Independent Appeal, it was stated that charges had been made against former Selmer police officer Michael Gilbert. The story inadvertently failed to say that the charges were later dropped. We apologize for the omission, and any inconvenience it may have caused.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5:52 pm
Selmer Elementary First Graders Are Getting Fit! more
submitted article - Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:52 pm
Area Student Awarded Scholarship more
submitted article - Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:49 pm
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomes Jimilyn Rowland more
submitted article - Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:48 pm
Jim Byford receives “Friend of 4-H” award

A long-time Tennessee 4-H youth program supporter has received one of the organization’s most prestigious honors.


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submitted article - Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:47 pm
Selmer Student Receives Biology Medal at Union University
Selmer Student Receives Biology Medal at Union University

Faris Adam Bakeer has been awarded the Academic Excellence Medal for Biology at Union University at the annual Awards Day Program on Friday, May 6, 2011. 


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submitted article - Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:46 pm