McNairy County’s own Darren “Boomer” Taylor came home toting championship hardware after the first ever Pinewood Derby for special needs children was held May 14.
The Eastview Board of Aldermen passed the budget for fiscal year 2012 on second reading at a special called meeting May 24.
A deadly horse virus gave local horse trainer Kevin Hosea, the 2010 USTPA World Champion Ranch Sorter, a bit of a scare recently, but the threat to local horses remains low.
Summer has already started for the students of McNairy County, but they aren’t putting down the books just yet. This June, the Irving Meek Jr. Public Library of Adamsville and the Jack McConnico Memorial Library of Selmer plan to once again offer summer reading programs to kids of all ages.
Construction recently began on a new agriculture building at McNairy Central High School, located adjacent to the school’s softball field.
Adamsville Police Department’s Ricky “Pee-Wee” Howell was named 2011’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Saturday at the 23rd Annual Buford Pusser Festival in Adamsville.
During their regularly scheduled meeting last Monday evening at the Stantonville Civic Center, Mayor Larry Raines and Aldermen Ed McDaniel and Larry Russell voted to donate $1,000 from the town to the Ruritan club to build a Veteran’s Memorial.
A long-time Tennessee 4-H youth program supporter has received one of the organization’s most prestigious honors.
Faris Adam Bakeer has been awarded the Academic Excellence Medal for Biology at Union University at the annual Awards Day Program on Friday, May 6, 2011.
In the May 25 edition of the Independent Appeal, it was stated that charges had been made against former Selmer police officer Michael Gilbert. The story inadvertently failed to say that the charges were later dropped. We apologize for the omission, and any inconvenience it may have caused.