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.
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.
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.
The Selmer Jaycees organized a Fun Day Back-to-school Bash to help benefit people in the community that have fallen on hard times.
A Ramer man was injured in a one-car crash on Highway 57 Sunday, July 24.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The line wrapped around the door as people bought tickets for USA Championship Wrestling at the Selmer Community Center Saturday.
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.
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.
The Selmer Board of Aldermen voted to fund street repairs and park cleanup at a special called meeting Friday, July 22.
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.