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Taming the Tennessee River was the Tennessee Valley Authority’s first task; the TVA accomplished it by building a system of dams and reservoirs to control flooding and generate power.

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The County Commission held its monthly meeting on July 12 at the McNairy County Justice Complex. A controversial resolution to elect the McNairy County Director of Schools drew a crowd and led to debate amongst the commissioners. 

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The resolution committee met in the McNairy County Mayor’s office to discuss the drafting of a resolution to present to the county commission. The resolution requests that state legislators change state laws to make the school superintendent, or director of schools, an elected position. 

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Celebrating 40 years as the county’s largest employer, Monogram Refrigeration adds new product line to its growing manufacturing plant in Selmer. 

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The Selmer City Dog Park will kick off with a celebration on July 10.

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Several schools have installed stem boxes around the county to bring fun and education to children throughout the summer.

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In honor of Arts in McNairy’s 20th anniversary, the Independent Appeal will feature a series of weekly articles celebrating the many aspects of McNairy County’s premier arts organization.

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Selmer Mayor John Smith states he will be seeking his third term in office.

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On May 19, 2021, Investigators Jonathan Kellum and Matt Rickman arrested Dena Marie Ferrell and Jeremy Q. Ferrell on multiple charges, including (but not limited to) the manufacture, delivery, sale, and/or possession of methamphetamine and the possession of a firearm during the commission of…

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                On April 3, 2021 Khalil J. Kelley, 23, of Aberdeen Mississippi and Lynell B. Biles, 25, of Chicago, Illinois.  were arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses including possession of over 90 grams of marijuana. The arrest came after McNairy County Deputy David Kelso and…

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On March 29, 2021 Travis Sibley, 48, of Finger Tenn., was arrested and charged with the intentional killing of an animal. It is unclear if Sibley was jailed for the offense. According to the McNairy County Sheriff’s Report the animal involved was later discovered to be K-9 Officer Bishop of …

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March 17th saw tornadoes and severe weather over much of the south eastern United States. Many schools in the region were closed due to the possibility of dangerous weather in our area. An estimated 45 million people were under threat of at least marginal severe weather according to the Stor…

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December 23 will see a push for giving-back in the community in the form of “paying it forward” at four local restaurants, thanks to the efforts of the McNairy County Economic Development and Chamber of Commerce and Selmer City Mayor John Smith.

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The McNairy County Veterans Affairs Office is looking to honor the county's veterans. Veterans Affairs Officer Amanda Fisher initially wanted to display the names with gold letters on wooden plaques.“There are about 30 pages of names,” she said. “Even to list the veterans of World War II wou…

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