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The McNairy County School System is seeing significant numbers of students and staff quarantined due to Covid-19 exposure, according to data collected over the first week of the school year.

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The McNairy County budget committee met on July 29 in the Selmer Courthouse Chancery Court. The committee held the meeting to discuss the nonprofit section of the McNairy County budget for 2021–2022.

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On August 14, the Selmer Fire Department (SFD) will open one of its stations to the public and host a number of fun, fire-related activities. Visitors can find the station at 707 Industrial Park Road in Selmer, and the event will last from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.

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On July 25, infectious disease expert and national medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci announced that revisions to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) masking guidelines are “under active consideration” in the face of spiking illness and death rates throughout the United States.

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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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