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Bobcats close season with tough loss to Covington

Falling short in the Quarterfinal Round of the Boys 7-AA Region Tournament by seven points to the No. 1-seeded Covington Chargers 75-68, the McNairy Central Bobcats ended their 2011-12 season in Covington last Saturday night.

By Amanda Lowrance

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DTF arrests two in meth bust

Investigators with from the Selmer Police Department and the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the McNairy County Narcotics Unit arrested a man and woman on meth charges after serving a search warrant on a Bethel Springs home Feb. 20.

By Christen Coulon

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House fire in Ramer destroys historic home

There was a fire last Thursday at a Ramer house on 138 Chewalla Rd. The house, which is probably going to end up a total loss, according to Ramer Fire Chief Jamie Robertson, was owned by Andrew Parrish. The  historic house was built in 1906. “The fire was contained to the east end of the house, but there was smoke and water damage throughout,” Robertson said. Firefighters from Ramer, Eastview and Chewalla responded to the fire. According to Robertson the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

By Jeff Whitten

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Lady Cards stave off elimination, advance to championship rematch witLady Cards stave off elimination, advance to championship rematch with Madison

So far, the Region 8-A Tournament has been a roller-coaster ride for the Lady Cardinals. They dominated their quarterfinal matchup with Westwood but had to rally from nine down in the fourth quarter to defeat Middleton in the semis. 

The semifinal win earned Adamsville a substate berth and advanced the girls to the Region 8-A Championship where they will attempt to corral the Lady Mustangs of Madison for a second time in a championship game this postseason. The game will be hosted by Trinity Christian Academy in Jackson, Tenn, and tip-off is tonight at 7 p.m.

Win or lose, the Lady Cards are guaranteed one more game. A loss would mean they will travel to play the winner of Lake County and Union City on Saturday, but a win would bring the substate game to Adamsville.

By Andrew Alexander

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Spring has sprung

The winter of 2011-12 may end up being known as the winter that never was. With temps as high as 80 (two degrees shy of an all-time monthly record) last week, and more than 10 days of tree pollen alerts from the local weather service, spring is officially in full swing. This week, local residents (like it or not) can expect to start seeing spring foliage in full force with forecasted highs above 60 predicted for all but one of the next 10 days, and a predicted high for Friday at 75.

This month’s warmer than average temperatures punctuated an already warm winter in Tennessee  as January and December were listed as the fourth warmest on record for the contiguous United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center. 

The 12-month period, ending in January, was the sixth-warmest on record for the lower 48 states.

For Tennessee, it was the 20th warmest January on record since 1895. December, 2011 was also 2.5 degrees warmer than average.

January was 6.4 degrees warmer than average in Jackson, the nearest city for which figures are available, and was the tenth warmest January on record.

December was 1.76 degrees warmer, the 26th warmest December on record.

There were six days in February above 60 in Selmer and all but seven days of the month were above 50, according to the Weather Channel. 

Eleven days have been above 60 degrees in January. Only five days failed to get to 50 degrees. The highest temperature for this month was 70, which was reached on two different days.

This winter has not only been warm but has recorded the smallest January snow cover in the 46-year period on record, according to the NCDC. 

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