Arts in McNairy launched its first ever Art Walk & Fine Craft Fair last Saturday in downtown Selmer. The event drew dozens of art, craft and food vendors from around the area. A wide range of events and activities were available for all ages including a puppet show, henna tattooing, bone carving, sand art, face painting, a children’s art show, photography and much more.
The McNairy Central Bobcats made the trip to Henderson, Tenn. to take on the Chester County Eagles in one of their last district match ups of the regular season. The Bobcats played well, and came away with shutouts against the Eagles and the Lions of Scotts Hill.
McNairy Central 10
Chester County 00
The Adamsville Cardinals made a trip to Parsons, Tenn., but could not come away with the much needed district win, losing 11-3.
Milledgeville held its inaugural Heritage Day celebration last Saturday. There was a car show, motorcycle show and tractor show, plenty of great food, a Civil War Cannon firing demonstration, a mini-tractor pull and rides for the kids.
It appears that McNairy County dodged a bullet early this week as a strong series of storms moved through McNairy County beginning last Sunday night and extending into Tuesday.
As of press time the storms had spawned more than 106 tornados and claimed more than 28 lives in several states.
The storms began west of the Mississippi River on Sunday as 30 tornados struck in several western states claiming more 16 lives. As the storms moved into Mississippi and Alabama on Monday, another round of 58 tornados brought destruction to those states including a mile-wide tornado which struck the commercial district of Tupelo, Miss. near the city’s mall. The shopping area, popular with McNairy County shoppers, on Tupelo’s northern edge sustained severe damage. Several popular restaurants, stores and hotels were completely destroyed in the storm.