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Adamsville commission bids Pusser Garrison farewell
Adamsville commission bids Pusser Garrison farewell

The Adamsville City Commission bid commissioner Dwana Pusser Garrison an emotional farewell at its Oct. 17 meeting.

This was the last meeting of her term. She decided not to run for reelection, citing health reasons. Tommy Morris was elected to fill her seat. Ironically, she was first appointed to the commission to fill Morris’ in May 1998 when he resigned after moving outside the city limits.

Garrison began an emotional and sometimes teary farewell address by thanking the commission and the voters of Adamsville for trusting and believing in her.

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Blocked kick saves game for Bobcats
Blocked kick saves game for Bobcats

The McNairy Central Bobcats blocked a kick in the final minutes to preserve a 14-12 win over the Fayette-Ware Wildcats in Somerville, Tenn. last Friday.

The game resulted in a very close match-up and the Bobcats had to fight for the win. Fayette-Ware had not won a game all year and came out determined to get a win on their senior night.

“With the adversity that we had, it was a tribute for [our players] to keep coming back time after time,” said Glover. “Some things we did to ourselves, there were some bad calls, and plays that the other team made that just kept putting us behind the eight ball. We just kept fighting and coming back to it.”

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Burlesci nominated Volunteer of the Year
Burlesci nominated Volunteer of the Year

Seventeen-year-old Ryan Burlesci has been nominated as Adamsville High School Student Volunteer of the Year and was recognized last Tuesday at the Selmer Community Center during the 2011 McNairy County Citizen of the Year Banquet.

Burlesci is from Fort Bragg, California, but is well-known throughout McNairy County because he has been a manager for the Adamsville Cardinals for over two years and has attended school there for four.

“The jobs differ day by day depending on what needs to be done,” said Burlesci. “Some things include getting equipment to the field, sanitizing the weight room equipment, driving stuff to different parts of the school and into town, serving meals on Friday, locking up the school after league football ends, working the gate, filming the games and/or practice.”

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Cardinals stay red-hot on Senior Night
Cardinals stay red-hot on Senior Night

It was Senior Night at Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium last Friday night and the future 2012 graduates finished an impressive regular season 9-1 after a 38-22 win over the McKenzie Rebels.

The careers of 19 senior football players, 16 senior band members, and one senior cheerleader were celebrated before the game began.

Cardinal Head Coach Brandon Gray had a strong message for his team leading up to what was arguably the Cardinals’ biggest game of the year. It was a message that he delivered not just this week, but 655 days before when Adamsville began preparing for their next season after a 46-20 loss to the Rebels in the 2009 State Playoff Quarterfinals.

His message was, “If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. If you aren’t the best, you better find out in a hurry how good the best is because that’s how good you have to become. You can’t be afraid of competition.”

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Citizen of the Year Awards
Citizen of the Year Awards

The Selmer Rotary Club held their 13th Annual Citizen of the Year Banquet last Tuesday at the Selmer Community Center. As in years past, the banquet honored the Citizen of the Year winner and 10 other award winners who worked to better the local community. This year’s awards were unique, however, with the addition of the new category of Rotarian of the Year.

The Citizen of the Year honoree for this year’s event was Jeff York who was honored for his outstanding service to the community. 

York, a journalist of 31 years, started his career in 1980 as a sports writer at the Independent Appeal for publisher Bill Rail and was promoted to Sports Editor in ’81 where he served in that capacity for 16 years. In 1992, York worked as a stringer for the Daily Corinthian in Corinth, Miss. where he continues as a special correspondent today. 

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