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U.S. Amateur golf qualifier Monday at JCC

Other locals include Selmer’s Christopher Moore, Dyer’s Wyatt Turner and Martin’s Angelo Malacapay. UT Martin golfers Brendon Caballero, Tyler Guy, Gavin Shellnut and Austin Swafford are also playing. Jackson’s Danny Green, a Tennessee Golf Hall of ...

James O. Holmes

James was born May 22, 1921, in Selmer, Tennessee, the son of the late Ed and Emma Holmes. He married Virginia Lewis, and she preceded him in death. He retired from Sears Roebuck in the late 1970's.

Mary Frances James Tull

Selmer Extension (Family Community Education) Club and traveling to visit her family. Her secret desire was to be a race car driver and anyone who rode with her was aware she loved driving fast. She was a past member of the Tennessee Nursing Association ...

LPD: July 4 Fireworks Safety Tips

An 8 year-old boy from Selmer, Tennessee was killed when he and his brother played with fireworks in their grandmother’s yard. • Children should never play with fireworks. Things like firecrackers, rockets, and spinners are just too dangerous.

Former Selmer, TN cop charged in TBI indictments

SELMER, Tenn. –A former Selmer, Tennessee Police Sergeant found himself on the wrong side of the law. Robert Carl Pipkins retired in December 2014 after someone he arrested accused him of mistreatment. Investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of ...

Former Selmer police officer charged with assaulting arrestee last year after traffic stop

SELMER, Tennessee — Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments against a former Selmer police officer accused of mistreating an arrestee. The Jackson Sun ( reports that the McNairy County ...

Former Selmer Police Sergeant Indicted

A former Selmer, Tennessee, police sergeant has been indicted on charges of mistreating a man he was arresting during a traffic stop. SELMER, TN ( - A former Selmer, Tennessee, police sergeant has been indicted on charges of mistreating a ...

Tennessee Tornado Warning Today 2014 Strikes Selmer

ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A Tennessee Tornado Warning today 2014 is striking Selmer. The National Weather Service in Memphis tells news that several counties are under tornado warning today October 13, 2014. NWS indicates to news that a Tennessee Tornado ...

Tennessee Valley’s Largest Solar Farms Locating Near Selmer, TN

Strata Solar is working with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Pickwick Electric Cooperative to develop the two largest solar energy installations in the Tennessee Valley near Selmer in McNairy ...
West Tennessee Solar Farm that opened in 2012 in Haywood ...

United Stainless Invests $3.4 Million To Expand Its Selmer, Tennessee, Manufacturing Plant

Tubing manufacturer United Stainless will invest $3.4 million to expand its facility in Selmer, Tennessee. Located at 130 Three Star Drive, the expansion will include a 30,000 square foot building addition that will accommodate additional cutting and ...

Tips to Replenish Yourself: Selmer Hanson Shares His Experiences

You’ve heard it said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and that you will learn to appreciate more what you have when you spend a little time away from it. Although I love and am passionate abo…

Tips for New Counselors by Selmer Hanson

Veteran counselors and grief mentors say that it is important to train your body and mind to maintain composure under stress. Many new  mentors need a few tips or pointers from more seasoned ones, lik…
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The importance of local education funding in SELMER TENNESSEE

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



Campaign in SELMER TENNESSEE: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.


Domestic violence in SELMER TENNESSEE

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



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business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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