The 26th Annual Buford Pusser Festival was held last week. The four-day event filled the Adamsville Park and featured live entertainment, food, a full midway and daily events. On Saturday, the last day of the event, residents flocked to the event despite heavy morning rain. All events went ahead as scheduled except for The Buford Pusser Car Show scheduled for last Saturday which has been rescheduled for this Saturday at the old Garan parking lot behind Jack’s in Adamsville. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and there is a $25 entry fee. Everyone will receive a plaque with either gold, silver or bronze level and the first 100 entries receive a t-shirt. Best of Show and Sponsor Choice trophies are also available. The Joe Rickman Band with Lloyd, Brenda and Andy Watkins will play from 11 a.m.-1pm. Party Jumper for the kids. Delicious hamburgers by the Shiloh Area Street Rod Club. For more information, call 731-697-9149.
It is a long way from Ramer Elementary School to Oakland, calif.
For county native and former Ramer Elementary Student, Rob Henry, the journey has taken nearly 20 years crossing through home football fields in Mississippi, Florida and Indiana.
The Former Purdue quarterback is a native of Guys, who, following an outstanding high school career in Florida, made his way to play quarterback at the storied Division I football program.
Following his college career, Henry said that he was contacted by several NFL teams. Ironically the Raiders contacted him last, just a few days before the draft began.
During the draft, Henry watched as teams made their draft selections but he went undrafted through the final rounds.
“About 30 minutes following the draft (the Raiders) called me up and that was it,” Henry said in a interview from Los Angelas International Airport on route to Oakland. “It was a dream come true. Now I am out here and ready to go to mini-camp.”
The Adamsville Lady Cardinals were able to win the Region 8A Championship against Trinity Christian, but fell short against McKenzie in sub-state.
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Parker Davis got the call in the circle for the Lady Cardinals when they faced off against the Lady Lions in the Region 8A championship game.
(Left) Dwana Pusser daughter of legendary Walking Tall Sheriff Buford Pusser and Adamsville Mayor David Leckner congratulate the national police officer of the year Madison County Tennessee elected Constable Frankie Lax of Jackson, Tenn. (Right) along with local officer of the year McNairy County deputy sheriff Keenan Lamberth at the 26th Annual Sheriff Buford Pusser festival in Adamsville.