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Blackburn honors Cardinal Band

U. S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn presents Adamsville Junior/Senior High School Band Director Frankie Congiardo with a statement from the Congressional Record honoring the band for its seventh Division One State Championship since 1999. Congiardo and the AHS band capped their amazing record with another state championship in 2011.

By Jeff Whitten

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Lady Cards District 15-A Runner-Up

A home Region 8-A Tournament game is Adamsville High School’s reward for the girls’ performance in the District 15-A Tournament, but the Lady Mustangs of Madison Academic Magnet kept them from hoisting the championship plaque in the end.

The defensive minded No. 3 Lady Cardinals earned another home game with a win in the first round over No. 6 Trinity Christian on Feb. 14 and followed it up with an upset over No. 2 Middleton in the semifinals last Friday.

AHS will play host to either Memphis Westwood or Memphis Business Academy out of District 16-A on Friday. For updates on tournament action, check the Independent Appeal Facebook page.

By Andrew Alexander

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Miss Walking Tall

Miss Tennessee (also former Miss Walking Tall) Erin Hatley and Miss Walking Tall 2011 Sarah Stonier, crown Ivy Depew (formerly Miss Memphis) as Miss Walking Tall 2012. Depew beat out 14 other competitors for the title in Adamsville last Sunday night. She charmed the crowd with her flute rendition of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” earlier that night in the talent competition. Depew will next compete as Miss Walking Tall in the Miss Tennessee Competition in June at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson.

Christen Coulon

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No. 1 Lady Cats settle for 3rd

Going into the District 14-AA Tournament, McNairy Central’s girls held the number one seed, but a semifinal loss to the Lexington Lady Tigers knocked the Lady Bobcats out of the Championship and Runner-up positions.

“This is not exactly where we wanted to be,” said Lady Bobcat head coach Jerry Lott. “I would rather be playing a home game Friday night, but we are still playing and we are still in the Region Tournament.”

Nevertheless, the team has done well after starting the season 0-3 and winning 24 out of 26 games following the rough beginning.

Monday night, McNairy Central defeated the Chester County Lady Eagles in the Consolation Game to attain the third place position in the district tournament.

By Amanda Lowrance

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Robinson announces reelection bid in 2013

Mayor David Robinson of Selmer sat down with the Independent Appeal this week to discuss the past, present and future of the historic city as well as his role and future plans as the city’s leader.

During the meeting, Robinson said, that despite rumors to the contrary, he does plan to run for a third term of office in the 2013 election.

By Christen Coulon