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Obesity rates drop in Tennessee, remain high nationwide
Obesity rates drop in Tennessee, remain high nationwide

According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2008 33.5 percent of adults in McNairy County were classified as obese, meaning they had a Body Mass Index of 30 percent or higher.  

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Three county teams in state tournament
Three county teams in state tournament
Ramer, Selmer, and Adamsville represent McNairy County in the Dixie Youth Majors State Championship Tournament.
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Selmer welcomes Generation 1000 to city park
Selmer welcomes Generation 1000 to city park

Generation 1000 returned to the Selmer Park for the third year. The event originated in Lexington, Tenn. and has branched to Selmer for their thirteenth overall event. 

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McNairy Voices
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Ramer supports teams

The Ramer City Commission voted to appropriate $200 to the Ramer 14-year-old all stars to help fund their trip to the World Series and $100 for the 9-10 and 11-12 year-old All Stars for their trip to the state tournament.

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Homeschooling: a growing trend
A government survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics from 2006-2007 estimates that 1.5 million students are being homeschooled in America. 
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Summer in Bloom
Summer in Bloom
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Jaycees pay their dues
Jaycees pay their dues

The Selmer Jaycees organized a Fun Day Back-to-school Bash to help benefit people in the community that have fallen on hard times. 

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Ramer man injured in one-car accident

A Ramer man was injured in a one-car crash on Highway 57 Sunday, July 24.

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Foreclosures fall in county

McNairy County had 18 foreclosures, down three from the previous month, according to RealtyTrac.  The rate for the county increased from one in 1,170 to one in 659 homes.

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‘Tell Me A Good Story!’ Hurley Town, Tennessee
‘Tell Me A Good Story!’ Hurley Town, Tennessee
History records that the Hurley’s came to America from Ireland.  In the early 1700’s five Hurley brothers left their homes in Ireland.  
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McNairy Central Students Attend YSA at UT Martin
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McNairy County Student Recieves Scholarship to Attend UT Martin
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Jernigan receives Pope Scholarship
Jernigan receives Pope Scholarship
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Bethel Springs budget passes

The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen passed the budget for the next fiscal year at a special meeting.  The meeting, held June 30, passed the budget on second and final reading.

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Finger square dance hits summer doldrums

Although the Finger square dance is drawing more people before the Tumbleweeds began to play there, summer is bringing a reduction in the number of square dancers who come to Finger each Friday night.

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Case to race in Ironman competition
Case to race in Ironman competition

On August 28, 2011, Benjie Case will swim 2.4 miles, 1 of which will be upstream, in the Ohio River, bike 112 miles on a hot, hilly trail, and then run 26.2 miles in high-90’s heat and high-humidity.

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Guys passes annual budget

Guys mayor and board of aldermen met in regular session July 18 and reviewed and approved the final reading of the 2011 – 2012 budget totaling $167,487.00.

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USA Championship Wrestling comes to Selmer
USA Championship Wrestling comes to Selmer

The line wrapped around the door as people bought tickets for USA Championship Wrestling at the Selmer Community Center Saturday.

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Eastview raises water rates
The Eastview water board voted to raise rates at its meeting July 19.
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Wally Flint Cannot Keep a Secret
Wally Flint Cannot Keep a Secret

Wally Flint’s life has always been transparent.  From sharing the secret of his childhood boss to opening up about his minor troubles as a teen as a way to help the troubled teens he worked with, Flint has never been one to keep a secret.

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Adamsville election candidates set

Three citizens of Adamsville have thrown their names into the hat for the Oct. 1 election for the two open chairs on the Adamsville City Commission.

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Selmer Board of Aldermen funds streets and parks

The Selmer Board of Aldermen voted to fund street repairs and park cleanup at a special called meeting Friday, July 22.

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What do you think?: The debt ceiling
What do you think?: The debt ceiling

This is the first in a series of columns I hope to be doing regularly.  However, this is a different type of column because I won’t be expressing my opinion here.  I don’t believe newspaper reporters have any business telling you what to think.

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‘This is War’: MCHS Band prepares for season
‘This is War’: MCHS Band prepares for season

The war is on for McNairy Central band director Ryan Foret and his band of 97 high school students, as they prepare for this year’s marching season.

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