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From the September 2, 2010 edition

Elected officials sworn in
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McNairy County Mayor Jai Templeton (left) and all 21 of the County Commissioners were sworn in on Tuesday night.

New sheriff, 1 new school board member and 5 new county commissioners sworn in

Tuesday night, 33 elected officials in the recent McNairy County August election were sworn into office by Judge Webber McGraw.
The ceremony, which took place in the courtroom of the McNairy County Courthouse in front of a standing room only crowd, began with a welcome by County Mayor Jai Templeton, a prayer by County Commissioner Wilburn Gene Ashe, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Jai Templeton.
The first to be sworn in was Ronnie Price, incumbent County Court Clerk. The next official to be sworn in was incumbent County Mayor Jai Templeton.
Newly elected Sheriff Guy Buck was the third official to be sworn in. After Sheriff Buck took the oath of office, Harvey Neal Smith - Road Supervisor, Ronnie Brooks - Circuit Court Clerk, Brian Dickey - Register of Deeds, and Stanley Mitchell - McNairy County Tax Assessor were all sworn in.
When Judge McGraw finished swearing in the McNairy County Officials, the 21 County Commissioners were sworn in. Judge McGraw swore in Kenneth Amerson, David McCullar, James McNeil, Steve Browder, Fred Carroll, Jeff Lipford, Kevin Lipford, Troy Moore, Carol Ann Woods, Tammy Dillon, Keith Jernigan, Jay Weatherford, Brenda Cauley, Stevie Clark, Stan Wheeler, Wilburn Ashe, Billy Brown, Neal Burks, Charlie Garrison, Jim Rickman, and Anthony Smith. James McNeil, Kevin Lipford, Steve Browder, Fred Carroll, and Billy Brown will be serving for the first time. All the others are returning commissioners.
Following the swearing in of the County Commissioners, Judge McGraw swore in McNairy County School Board Members Frank Lacey, Tony Chapman, Jarrell Stanfield, and Jean Jones. Stanfield is the only new member elected to the school board.
Pee Wee Sowell was the only constable present that was sworn in. Next, Judge McGraw swore in all current county deputies that were present, as Sheriff Buck looked on. Those in attendance then enjoyed refreshments as the ceremony concluded.
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Sheriff Guy Buck is sworn in by Judge Webber McGraw.

Adamsville Music Fest is Saturday

44-nws-main_st_musicMake plans to visit Adamsville on Saturday for their annual Main Street Music Fest. The event has been moved up this year due to chilly weather the past two years.
Almost perfect weather is predicted for Saturday, which should bring a large crowd out. The event will start at 10 a.m. when vendors open their booths along Main Stree with a variety of items for sale including arts, crafts, and food.
Hollingsworth Pit Stop will have a Community Painting display set up and they invite everyone by to paint on their canvas. There will also be a train ride, clown, face painting and balloons at Hollingsworth’s.
The Adamsville Civil War Trail Marker will be dedicated at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Park.
At 11 a.m. a slugburger eating contest will be held on the main stage. The AHS Jazz Band will perform at 11:15 a.m.
At noon, the “Fastest Man in Adamsville” and the “High Heel Race,” sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank, will take place down Main Street.
The Dance Academy will have performances by their dancers from 3 to 5 p.m.
Lots of music will fill the afternoon with Wayne Jerrolds at noon, Willie Eubanks at 1 p.m., Jerry Whitten & The Tennessee River Boys at 2 p.m., Cousin Bo Jack Killingsworth at 3 p.m., and River Stone at 5 p.m.
Kokomo’s 50’s Diner will also be hosting a Kruise-In from 4 to 9 p.m. for antique cars and trucks. There will be an Elvis impersonator performing at 6 p.m. at Kokomo’s.
Load up the entire family and head to Adamsville on Saturday for a fun-filled day of family fun!


Selmer McDonalds 1st in region contest
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McDonalds manager Angie Reaves and her crew are number one in their region.
The Selmer McDonalds is number one in their region in the contest to sell the most Vitamin Water.
Out of 119 stores in their region, Selmer’s McDonalds is the top seller. The store sold 59 cases (1,416 bottles) in the one-month time period from July 27th to August 27th.
“We are so excited to be named number one out of our region, which includes 119 stores in Tennessee, Mississippi and Missouri,” said Angie Reaves, store manager for the Selmer McDonalds. “I want to thank the community for all their support and for making us number one. Our customers are so special. We appreciate all the customers that came by the Selmer McDonalds and supported us with a purchase of Vitamin Water. I have a great crew and our goal is to make this the best McDonalds in the world. Tarisa Garner was our individual high seller at our store. She sold several cases and really came through for us. I’m so proud of her. It seemed like when the story about what we were doing came out in the McNairy County News that we really got going. I don’t know how many people came up to me and said they saw the story in the McNairy County News or on their facebook page. We want to thank the McNairy County News for all their support and for getting the word out to the public. Their coverage was awesome.”
The Selmer McDonalds took first place by 252 bottles over their competition. For winning first place, Angie will receive an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas later this month, where she will stay at the Mirage. She will also be treated to a private concert by recording artist Carrie Underwood.
Angie stated that she will provide the readers of the McNairy County News with exclusive photos of the concert with Carrie Underwood.
“Hopefully I’ll get plenty of photos and the people who read the McNairy County News will see them first,” said Angie.
Congratulations to Angie and the Selmer McDonalds crew for being number one!



Civil War Trail Marker Dedication
Photo by Tom Evans
Adamsville’s Civil War Trail marker will be dedicated Saturday.
The Adamsville Civil War Trail Marker Dedication/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 4th at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Park next to Shackelford Funeral Home. Guest speakers will be Adamsville Mayor David Leckner, County Historian Bill Wagoner, University of Tennessee at Martin History Professor Tim Smith, and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Programs Lee Curtis. Members of the 51st Tennessee Infantry Regiment will be firing muskets.
The event is being held in conjunction with Adamsville’s Main Street Music Fest on Saturday. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

Man found dead in Ramer


Donnie W. Foster, age 59, a homeless man, was found dead in his vehicle last Monday in Ramer.
He was found in his car around 5:15 p.m. on Ferguson Store Road. This was an area where he was known to have slept in his car at night.
Brian Goodman was driving down Ferguson Store when he noticed Foster’s feet sticking outside the car’s open door. Foster was last seen around August 19th and it was apparent that he had been dead for some time. It is believed that he died of natural causes. Foster was known to have heart problems.
The body was sent to Memphis for an autopsy and positive identification.


Can You Pick ‘Em returns
This week, our “Can You Pick ‘Em” football contest is back by popular demand. Check out the entry form on page 17.
Fill the form out completely. You can fax, email, mail or deliver the completed form to our office. All entries must either be in by Friday at 5 p.m. or postmarked by that date. See the contest rules on page 17. Each weekly winner will receive $25.
Be sure and support all the sponsors of “Can You Pick ‘Em”.


Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica has arrived
The 3/5 replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. arrived in Corinth on Wednesday afternoon.
The exhibit arrived from Cocoa, Florida. It will be on display on the grounds of the North Corinth Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Hwy 45 and Route 2 north of Corinth. Opening ceremonies will be begin Friday, September 3rd at 9:30 a.m.
The exhibit will be open 24 hours per day until the closing ceremony on Labor Day beginning at noon. The exhibit is free to the public.
The Vietnam Memorial Wall contains the names of over 58,000 American Servicemen and women lost during the Vietnam War. McNairy County had four servicemen killed in the Vietnam War.
Visitors will be assisted in locating the names of family and friends inscribed upon the Wall.

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