Another year is coming to an end so we here at the Independent Appeal are taking a moment to reflect on some of the notable news stories that have effected McNairy County. Fortunately, we managed to have year devoid of national level news events occurring within the county as we have seen too often in years past. However, this year was full of news that has impacted the everyday lives of those who live in McNairy County.
Playing as a fill-in on Dec. 19 during Wayne County’s Christmas Classic, the Lady Cardinals crushed the Lady Trojans of Collinwood by 22 points.
Led by Brianne Knight’s 21-point performance, the Lady Cardinals made easy work of the Lady Trojans after getting off to a slow start. Leading by only four points at halftime, AHS outscored Collinwood 19-3 in the third quarter and built a lead the Lady Trojans could not overcome.
Thanks to some hard work from animal rescue agencies and some caring individuals, a dog found near death, in abhorrent conditions is getting a crack at a new life in McNairy County.
The animal, a pure bred and spayed Miniature Schnauzer who has been given the name Saint Oscar, was starved to the point where his ribs were prominently outlined on the outside of his body. He was found in the days leading up to the Christmas weekend in Mississippi inside a plastic bag thrown into a dumpster by a man who was looking for cans that said he heard something moving inside the bag.
The McNairy Central Lady Bobcats acquired their ninth win in row with a 68-49 victory in the game at Alcorn Central against the Lady Golden Bears on Dec. 20.
“We had a good defense, other than allowing Alcorn’s post player, Foster to score 32 points,” said Lady Bobcat Coach Jerry Lott. “Offensively we did good scoring 68 points.”
Jerry Matthew Ward, of Purdy, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on an officer, felony evading arrest, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident with injury, violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance) and failure to give immediate notice of an accident in Hardin County General Sessions Court.