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Platt says goodbye to USDA after 31 years
Platt says goodbye to USDA after 31 years

Rhodes Platt, County Executive Director with the McNairy/Chester County Farm Service Agency will be retiring after more than 31 years of service to USDA. 

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By Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 1:53 pm
Wonderful Life is a wonderful play
Wonderful Life is a wonderful play

“Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” This line delivered by young Zuzu Bailey to her father George Bailey in Frank Capra’s Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become one of the most memorable lines in film history.

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By Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 1:51 pm
Two Cardinals named to Toyota East/West All-Star game
Two Cardinals named to Toyota East/West All-Star game

Senior Cardinal football stand outs Zak Neary and Jacob Wallis will add another achievement to their already terrific careers by being selected to play in the Toyota East/West All-Star game. Both Neary and Wallis were selected to play on the defensive side for the West team, and will join players from all over the region to play under coach Jeff Porter of White House High School. Both Neary and Wallis are among 88 players from across the state that will be participating in the contest which will take place on December 13, in Cookeville Tenn.

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By Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 1:50 pm
Hold Your Horses
Hold Your Horses

In the past several weeks we have followed the story of Anthony Westbrooks, a Selmer resident who was charged with animal cruelty for allegedly starving horses under his care. Westbrooks was arrested Nov. 1 after McNairy County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Pinson responded to a complaint that two horses belonging to Westbrooks were malnourished. According to the incident report from the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, one of the horses was deceased and appeared to Pinson to have been starved to death. The other had a large amount of ribs showing, as though it had received little or no food. 

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By Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 1:48 pm
Cardinals soar over Lions
Cardinals soar over Lions

The Adamsville Cardinals played host to the Trinity Christian Lions once again, and this time in the Semi-final round of the State Playoffs. It was a high scoring contest, but this time the Cardinals came out on top to punch their ticket to the BlueCross Bowl and a chance at the state title.

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By Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 1:43 pm
Scott charged with attempted murder
Scott charged with attempted murder
Christopher R. Scott, has been charged with attempted second degree murder stemming from the July attack of his aunt and grandmother. Scott is accused of assaulting his aunt Pamela Pitts, 52, and his grandmother Earline Kirby on July 2, 2012 at 235 State St. in Selmer. more
Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:13 pm
Selmer officer fired following arrest
Selmer officer fired following arrest
Ptl. Quentin Garland, of the Selmer Police Department, was arrested for domestic assault Feb. 10. more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:10 pm
Fundraiser earns thousands for adult education
Fundraiser earns thousands for adult education
This year, the second annual “For the Love of Literacy” dessert tasting fundraiser drew hundreds to the Selmer Community Center to celebrate Valentine's Day and raise money for adult education. more
Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:08 pm
Cardinals region-bound
Cardinals region-bound

Adamsville’s turn-around season was extended last Thursday with a win against Madison in the opening round of the District 15-A Tournament, but the Cards suffered a loss to Trinity Christian Academy in the semifinals at Middleton last Saturday.

 

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:56 pm
Lady Cats District 14-AA Runner-Up
Lady Cats District 14-AA Runner-Up

The Lady Bobcats defeated Fayette-Ware and Chester County on their way to a runner up finish, which was culminated with a heart-breaking loss to Bolivar Central in the finals of this year’s district tournament last Monday.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:54 pm
STORM POUNDS BETHEL
STORM POUNDS BETHEL
A strong storm wreaked havoc in Bethel Springs and Rose Creek in the early morning hours last Wednesday. Trees were blown down, power lines snapped and nearly 100 homes were damaged in the storm.
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Jeff Whitten & Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 1:12 pm
Bethel woman killed in fatal accident
Bethel woman killed in fatal accident
A Bethel Springs woman was killed in a car crash on the Highway 45 bypass in Bethel Springs last Friday. Ruby E. Dixon, 46, of Bethel Springs was killed in the accident, according to Trooper Mike Richardson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who responded to the crash. One of her passengers, Jerry Ray Miller, 45, of Finger, was injured and transported by helicopter to THE MED in Memphis. more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 1:08 pm
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Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 1:02 pm
Ramer Eagles earn county championship
Ramer Eagles earn county championship

The 2012-2013 Ramer Eagles take home the county championship after defeating Adamsville 40-25 in the finals of the McNairy County Junior High Basketball Tournament. Ramer finished the season with a 15-1 record overall and an undefeated record in county play. The Eagles are coached by Jeremy Blakely.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:57 pm
Selmer Lady Lions claim county title
Selmer Lady Lions claim county title

The 2012-2013 Selmer Lady Lions are county champions following their 35-24 victory over the Bethel Lady Rebels in the finals of the McNairy County Junior High Basketball Tournament. Selmer finished the season with a 13-2 record overall and an undefeated record in county play. The Lady Lions are coached by Robin York.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:56 pm
Danny and Bessie to provide Valentine’s entertainment
Danny and Bessie to provide Valentine’s entertainment

Danny Churchwell and Bessie Jarrett will bring decades of musical experience to the stage Valentine’s evening at the “For the Love of Literacy” dessert tasting fundraiser at the Selmer Community Center. 

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Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:50 pm
Event Returns...Sweeter than ever
Event Returns...Sweeter than ever

Treat your special someone to a night they will never forget. This year, visit the second annual “For the Love of Literacy” dessert tasting as part of your Valentine’s celebration. Featuring live music, dancing, door prizes and all of the candy, chocolates and baked sweets you can eat, it’s a wonderful evening for a price that is easy on your wallet.

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Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:48 pm
Fire on New Bethel Road
Fire on New Bethel Road

Selmer firemen battle a fire on New Bethel Road last Monday morning. The house was owned by Shirley Sweat, according to neighbors. The identities of the tenants were unknown as of press time Tuesday. Selmer firefighter Chris Hansen told the Independent Appeal last Monday that there was an extensive amount of smoke, fire and water damage. The fire seemed to have started in the attic, and that was where there was the most fire damage.

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Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:45 pm
Lady Cats maul JCM
Lady Cats maul JCM

In what turned out to be one of the most lopsided first halves ever, the McNairy Central Lady Bobcats came out on top when they hosted Jackson Central-Merry last Friday.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:41 pm
LADY CARDS STATE-BOUND
LADY CARDS STATE-BOUND
The Adamsville High School Lady Cardinal bowling team made history last Saturday, becoming the first female bowling team at AHS to advance to the state competition with a 19-8 win over Bartlett High School in their Sectional match at Strike Zone Lanes in Southaven, Miss. more
Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:40 pm
Wind, rain, snow, sleet and ice: Freak winter storm hits county closing area schools
Wind, rain, snow, sleet and ice: Freak winter storm hits county closing area schools

A fierce winter storm lashed McNairy County late last week. The storm began as a balmy rain storm with temperatures hovering near the 70 degree mark on Saturday. It then brought near freezing temps and flooding on Sunday, and a persistent wintery mix to the area on Monday and Tuesday. The combo of floods and ice also kept area students home Monday and Tuesday. No significant damage from the storm had been reported as of press time Tuesday.

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Christen Coulon - Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:12 am
Thieves hit Walmart...again
Thieves hit Walmart...again

Walmart has been hit by thieves for the third time in as many months.

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Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:11 am
Buck requests deputies in schools
Buck requests deputies in schools

McNairy County Board of Education voted at its meeting last Thursday to support the suggestion of McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck to put School Resource Officers in the schools. This vote came after Buck addressed the board on the topic.

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Jeff Whitten - Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:09 am
Bobcats vanquish Trojans
Bobcats vanquish Trojans

The Bobcats played host to the Trojans last Saturday in their second meeting this season and looked to come away with the sweep.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:07 am
Lady Cards advance to Sectionals
Lady Cards advance to Sectionals
The Adamsville Lady Cardinal bowling team advanced to Sectionals for the second year in a row and third time in school history after defeating the Brighton Lady Cardinals 22-5 in the semifinals of the Region 7 Tournament held at Andy B’s in Bartlett, Tenn. last Thursday. more
Andrew Alexander - Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:05 am
Enville murder suspect surrenders
Enville murder suspect surrenders
Justin Keith Treece, of Enville, Tenn. who is wanted as a suspect in a shooting in Dickson, Tenn., turned himself in to the Trooper Kennie Lamberth, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, last Sunday near Enville.   more
Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:17 pm
Adamsville loses two heros in two days
Adamsville loses two heros in two days
In a tragic week for the citizens of Adamsville, the town lost to two of its long-time public servants last week. Heros Bill McCall, the town's long-time police chief who retired earlier this year, and Barry Hodge, the town's assistant fire chief both died last week. more
Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:14 pm
Cardinals caught in Tiger trap
Cardinals caught in Tiger trap

When Adamsville traveled to Hardin County last Saturday, both the boys’ and the girls’ teams coughed up leads to their rivals across the river, and both came home empty-handed.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:05 pm
Bobcats tame Tigers
Bobcats tame Tigers

The Bobcats were able to come away with the district sweep last Friday night when the Lexington High School Tigers came to town.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:02 pm
Victim of July assault dies
Victim of July assault dies

A Selmer woman who was the victim of a violent assault on July 2, 2012, has died. Pamela Pitts, 52, who was allegedly assaulted by her nephew, Christopher R. Scott at 235 State St. in Selmer, died on Dec. 24, 2012. Scott, 33 of Milledgeville, is alleged to have assaulted both Pitts and his grandmother Earline Kirby in the attack. 

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Christen Coulon - Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 1:03 pm
5 dead, 3 injured, 2 missing: No break in suspected Selmer dog poisonings
5 dead, 3 injured, 2 missing: No break in suspected Selmer dog poisonings

A rash of suspected dog poisonings in the Country Club Lane area of North Selmer has pet owners worried and residents looking for a source of the outbreak.

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Christen Coulon - Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 1:01 pm
Sheriff’s manhunt nets two burglary suspects in Leapwood, two suspects are still at large
Sheriff’s manhunt nets two burglary suspects in Leapwood, two suspects are still at large

In breaking news, two suspects were captured and Sheriff’s deputies are on the lookout for two others following a manhunt of burglary suspects accused of breaking into the home of Ryan Sisk in the Leapwood area last Friday. 

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Christen Coulon - Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:59 pm
Hosts unbeaten in Christmas Classic
Hosts unbeaten in Christmas Classic

Playing host to the annual McNairy Central Christmas Classic, the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats came out unblemished after four games against stiff competition.

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Andrew Alexander & Brian Azevedo - Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:57 pm
Adamsville wins 1 of 4 at Christmas Classic
Adamsville wins 1 of 4 at Christmas Classic

The Adamsville Cardinals met tough competition but struggled mightily at the McNairy Central Christmas Classic last weekend in Selmer. The Lady Cardinals took a loss in their opener but bounced back in their second contest.

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Andrew Alexander & Brian Azevedo - Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:56 pm
Cardinals receive day of praise
Cardinals receive day of praise
The good Lord was not the only one receiving praise last Sunday. The Division I Class 2A Football State Runner-Up Adamsville Cardinals were honored at a community appreciation day held at Adamsville High School for their accomplishments in the 2012 season. more
Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:25 pm
New aldermen join Finger board
New aldermen join Finger board
The town of Finger held its monthly meeting last Monday and it took the opprutunity to swear in two new aldermen.
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Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:23 pm
Michie wreck injures one
Michie wreck injures one
Trooper Kennie Lamberth of the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigates a one-car accident in Michie last Friday. The driver of a maroon Ford Aerostar van, Lindsey Nichole Spicer was transported by air to THE MED for medical treatment. There were no passengers in the vehicle. The van was traveling southbound of Highway 22, ran off the road and hit a tree at Stutts Road. Lamberth said he had not yet drawn any conclusions about the causes of the accident since he was unable to talk to Spicer due to her condition. He did say that there was no indication of alcohol or drugs. A spokesperson for THE MED told the Independent Appeal last Monday that she was in fair condition. more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:20 pm
30 years of giving
30 years of giving
What has been an annual tradition in McNairy County became even more poignant as it contrasted the tragic shooting of children and others at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday.   more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:18 pm
Lady Cards clinch first round bye in region tournament
Lady Cards clinch first round bye in region tournament
After suffering what was only their second loss of the season, the Adamsville Lady Cardinals journeyed to Bartlett Lanes in Bartlett, Tenn. last Thursday and showed Munford and Brighton the just how bad the wrath of angry birds can be. Their two wins over their region opponents gave them an 8-2 record overall, clinching a first round bye in the Region 7 Tournament in the process. more
Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 1:16 pm
Investigation Discovery film crew in Selmer
Investigation Discovery film crew in Selmer

A film crew from the Investigation Discovery channel was in Selmer last week for a followup story on the Mary Winkler case. The journalists filmed at various locations in and around Selmer, including the Independent Appeal offices. 

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Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:03 pm
Former trooper arrested for alleged theft
Former trooper arrested for alleged theft

A former state trooper was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly stealing two big screen televisions from Walmart in Selmer.

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Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:01 pm
Bobcats claw win from Cardinals
Bobcats claw win from Cardinals

It might not have been the prettiest game ever played, but the Bobcats picked up their third consecutive win over the Cardinals when the rivals met at “The Nest” on Dec. 4.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:00 pm
Lady Cards rise above Lady Cats
Lady Cards rise above Lady Cats

The last time the Lady Cardinals beat the Lady Bobcats on the basketball court, George W. Bush’s approval rating was still above 50 percent, and the Tennessee Volunteers were the most recent SEC team to claim a national championship.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:59 am
Pee Wee is back...again
Pee Wee is back...again

Following last month’s paper tiger abolition of the Bethel Springs Police Department by the outgoing board, the fate of the city’s recently-fired, lone officer, Chief T.E. “Pee-Wee Sowell was very much in doubt. Following the meeting, however, Sowell left for a steak dinner with a smile on his face. 

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By Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:58 am
Lady Cats break out brooms, sweep Hall of Fame games
Lady Cats break out brooms, sweep Hall of Fame games

Lady Bobcats opened their season with two wins in their Hall of Fame games.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:18 am
McNairy Christmas tradition
McNairy Christmas tradition

This year Duncan's Christmas Tree Farm in Selmer is celebrating its 20th year of making holiday memories for McNairy County families. However, the 20th anniversary is not the only thing people are talking about these days when it comes to Duncan's; recently the farm was selected by Tennessee's First Lady Crissy Haslam, to provide a Christmas tree for the governor's mansion.   

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Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:15 am
Two die in Michie crash last Saturday
Two die in Michie crash last Saturday
Two people were killed and two were injured in an accident on Highway 22 near the intersection of Hubert Manuel Road in Michie last Saturday. more
Christen Coulon & Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:12 am
MCHS grad dies in Denmark shooting
MCHS grad dies in Denmark shooting
A 26-year-old graduate of McNairy County Central High School was found shot to death on the side of the road in the 2600 block of Denmark-Jackson Road in Denmark, Tenn. on Nov. 15, according to media reports.   more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:12 am
Cardinal Corral: Mustangs wrangled easily in Adamsville's quarterfinal shutout
Cardinal Corral: Mustangs wrangled easily in Adamsville's quarterfinal shutout

The Cardinals made the Mustangs look like mere ponies in Adamsville’s quarterfinal shutout of Loretto last Friday at Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:09 am
Defending county champs cruise to early-season tournament title
Defending county champs cruise to early-season tournament title

Coming off last year’s championship season, the Lady Blue Devils made a statement, showing the county they are determined to repeat by winning a tournament hosted by Savannah Christian Academy last Thursday and Friday.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:39 pm
Not so pleasant visit for Tigers: Cardinals march forward
Not so pleasant visit for Tigers: Cardinals march forward

For most teams, 20 days off might cause a little rust to build up, especially when the team has all the momentum of riding a nine-game winning streak. For the Adamsville Cardinals, it was not an issue.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:38 pm
McNairy County honors veterans
McNairy County honors veterans
Painted in the patriotic colors - red, white and blue - the Veteran’s Day Ceremony was held at the Selmer Courthouse last Saturday to honor the veterans for their time and service in fighting for our freedom.   more
Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:36 pm
Maxedon rolls to victory in GOP tide
Maxedon rolls to victory in GOP tide
Democrat Barack Obama was reelected as President of the United States, but it was the Republicans who had a good night at the state and local level, with all of their candidates winning their races.

Republican Byron Maxedon defeated Democrat Kevin Lipford in the one local county race for Circuit Court Clerk. This vacancy was created when Ronnie Brooks was elected County Mayor in August.

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Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:34 pm
Bethel abolishes police
Bethel abolishes police
The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen voted to abolish the police department and use the money that would have been spent on it to reduce sewer bills at their meeting last Monday. more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:32 pm
Bethel sweeps Southaven
Bethel sweeps Southaven
Following a sweep of Pickwick Southside on Oct. 29, Bethel kept the brooms out and continued cleaning house when Southaven came to town last Thursday. more
Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 2:01 pm
Runners, runners everywhere: 5Ks top weekend's list of things to do
Runners, runners everywhere: 5Ks top weekend's list of things to do

Approximately 50 runners took their mark at the starting line last Saturday morning at The Marty Community Center in Adamsville for the 3rd Annual 5K Run for the Paws, but the running excitement did not stop there.

Several traveled to Selmer immediately after to compete as part of the 75 participants who registered for the 2nd Annual Fall Hog 5K held at Selmer City Park.

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Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 1:56 pm
Fun in the sun: Fall Hog BBQ Fest
Fun in the sun: Fall Hog BBQ Fest

Selmer Dixie Park flooded with people last Saturday for the 2nd Annual Fall Hog BBQ Festival.

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Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 1:44 pm
First-ever Halloween Street Party fills downtown Selmer
First-ever Halloween Street Party fills downtown Selmer
The Independent Appeal hosted the first-ever Downtown Selmer Halloween Street Party, Costume Contest and Haunted House Oct. 31. We were grateful to be a part of an event that brought so many people together in a sense of community, and we had a wonderful time celebrating the holiday with the more than 1,500 visitors who came out that night. In total, more than half a ton of candy was distributed to local revelers during the event. more
Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 1:42 pm
MCHS Band takes fifth at state
MCHS Band takes fifth at state

The McNairy Central High School Marching Band takes fifth place overall in the finals of the Division II Marching Band State Championship in Thompson’s Station, Tenn. The Bobcats received superior ratings last Saturday for overall band, percussion, and drum major. MCHS also earned an excellent rating for color guard.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 1:20 pm
Tip-Off Classic ushers in new basketball season
Tip-Off Classic ushers in new basketball season

The junior high basketball season got underway last Monday as all county teams came to Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School to get their season started at the annual Tip-Off Classic.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 1:12 pm
Adamsville to host Mt. Pleasant
Adamsville to host Mt. Pleasant

Opening the 2012 Division I BlueCross Bowl Class 2A Football Playoffs, the top-seeded Adamsville Cardinals (9-1) will host a second-round game against the No. 4-seed Mt. Pleasant Tigers (7-4) Friday night at 7 p.m.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 1:05 pm
Adamsville bowlers primed for another successful season
Adamsville bowlers primed for another successful season

For the Adamsville Cardinal Bowling Team, the 2011-2012 season was full of successes for the girls and some disappointments for the boys. This year, both look to improve upon the previous season’s results.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:23 pm
Bobcats close season against Lexington
Bobcats close season against Lexington

The Bobcats ended their season last Friday when they played host to the Lexington Tigers on senior night.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:22 pm
Local man dies in high-speed chase
Local man dies in high-speed chase
A McNairy County man, Jerry Matthew Ward, 31, of Selmer, died last Saturday morning due to injuries sustained following a high-speed chase with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, which ended in Tippah County, Miss. last Friday. more
Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:21 pm
Spectrum expands, adds 26 new jobs
Spectrum expands, adds 26 new jobs
Spectrum Lubricants is expanding its Selmer facility and adding 26 new jobs, Spectrum President and Chief Operating Officer Kent Farmer announced at a press conference last Monday. more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:17 pm
Adamsville takes second at state
Adamsville takes second at state
The Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School Marching Band traveled to Murfreesboro, Tenn. last weekend for the Division I Marching Band State Championship at Riverdale High School where the Cardinals placed second overall. more
Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:15 pm
Gray wins Citizen of the Year Award
Gray wins Citizen of the Year Award
The fourteenth annual Citizen of the Year Banquet, presented by the Selmer Rotary Club and Selmer Lions Club, was held last Tuesday in Selmer. Ten awards were given to outstanding citizens, and Jim Gray was one of them. more
Jeff Whitten & Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:51 pm
Selmer park goes to the dogs
Selmer park goes to the dogs
The Selmer City Park will be going to the dogs Saturday, but in a good way.

The Dog Day in the Park, sponsored by 4 My Pets Grooming, includes contests, a raffle and a silent auction, music, horse back rides, cow wagon rides, mule wagon rides, kiddie train rides, lots of food and more.

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Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:48 pm
Selmer receives grant for Dixie Park
Selmer receives grant for Dixie Park
Gov. Bill Haslam presented the City of Selmer with a $117,000 Local Parks and Recreation Grant for Dixie Park. more
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:46 pm
Adamsville wins ninth in a row, defense stymies Rebel offense
Adamsville wins ninth in a row, defense stymies Rebel offense

The Cardinals traveled to McKenzie, Tenn., to take on the Rebels for their last game of the regular season, and Adamsville came away with its ninth straight victory.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:35 pm
McNairy Central claims back-to-back district wins
McNairy Central claims back-to-back district wins

After beginning the season 0-7, the McNairy Central Bobcats have circled the wagons and won two games in a row.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:34 pm
BOBCATS RUN AWAY WITH FIRST WIN
BOBCATS RUN AWAY WITH FIRST WIN

The Bobcats traveled to Bolivar, Tenn., last Friday night and ran their way to their first victory of the season.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:23 pm
Cardinals soar past Tigers on senior night
Cardinals soar past Tigers on senior night

The winningest senior class in Adamsville Football history put an exclamation point on its district championship with a win over the Middleton Tigers on senior night last Friday at Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium.

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Amanda Lowrance - Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:22 pm
Highway 45 accident kills Selmer man
Highway 45 accident kills Selmer man
A three-vehicle accident on Highway 45 in Eastview last Wednesday claimed the life of a 19-year-old Selmer man, Tanner L. Anderson, and caused significant damage to a local home and left another man injured.   more
Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:21 pm
From jailor to inmate
From jailor to inmate
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a former jail administrator on theft and misconduct charges after he was indicted by the McNairy County grand jury on theft and misconduct charges Oct. 8, according to a press release from the TBI. more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:19 pm
Store owners fined for synthetic drugs
Store owners fined for synthetic drugs
The owners of a Selmer convenience store and an Adamsville convenience store each pleaded guilty earlier in the year to violation of the state's synthetic drug law, according to Asst. Selmer Police Chief and McNairy County Narcotics Investigator Kim Holley.   more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:18 pm
For whom the bell tolls: Milledgeville honors fallen heros
For whom the bell tolls: Milledgeville honors fallen heros
Three firefighters who died in the line of duty were honored at the Milledgeville United Methodist Church last Sunday. In addition to the Milledgeville fire department, fire departments from Decatur County, Hardin County and Henderson County and members of the church gathered to honor the fallen heroes. more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 2:06 pm
Rain leaves Bobcats blanked
Rain leaves Bobcats blanked

The Bobcats fought hard when they traveled to Jackson, Tenn. to take on Jackson Central-Merry in their fourth district game of the year. The weather stopped the game after halftime, and McNairy Central was sent home with yet another loss.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 2:04 pm
Cards upend undefeated Tigers
Cards upend undefeated Tigers

Taylor Henry’s fifth interception of the season was a big one for the Adamsville Cardinals, giving the team a much needed spark in a memorable win over the Hardin County Tigers last Friday in front of the estimated 3,000 people in attendance at Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 2:02 pm
Selmer business brings more jobs to community
Selmer business brings more jobs to community
Jeff Capwell, chairman and CEO of National Community Service Inc. has been busy in recent years evolving and expanding his business. Capwell, who many will recognize from his work with Cambridge Marketing LLC said that NCS sold their school fundraising division two years ago and have focused on the fulfillment side of the business, NCS Fulfillment, which has been steadily expanding.   more
Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 2:01 pm
Pastors seek to avoid life sentence
Pastors seek to avoid life sentence
Guys Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church Walter “Chick” McGill and Assistant Pastor Lucan Chartier came home for an international camp meeting after serving a jail sentence in San Bernadino, Calif. more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 2:00 pm
Late-night fire damages Selmer home
Late-night fire damages Selmer home
A fire caused significant damage to a residence at 314 Westwood Circle on Sept. 25. more
Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 1:24 pm
County churches unite for fundraiser to benefit Scott
County churches unite for fundraiser to benefit Scott
A multi-location benefit for Lucas Scott, a freshman at Adamsville High School, was held last Saturday in Adamsville and Selmer. Area church and youth groups formed a coalition of sorts to put on a car wash to raise money for Scott, who is expected to make his return home soon. more
Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 1:22 pm
Blackburn visits Selmer Middle School, recognizes Reward Schools
Blackburn visits Selmer Middle School, recognizes Reward Schools
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn visited Selmer Middle School last Friday in order to recognize SMS, Michie Elementary School and Ramer Elementary School for being named as Reward Schools. The schools received this distinction for being in the top five percent statewide. more
Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 1:20 pm
Homecoming blues: Bobcats stagnant in 35-0 loss to Eagles
Homecoming blues: Bobcats stagnant in 35-0 loss to Eagles

McNairy Central hosted the Eagles from Chester County last Friday night but failed to come away with a victory to end homecoming week happily.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 1:17 pm
Cards first in West to clinch playoff berth
Cards first in West to clinch playoff berth

Last season, the Cardinals destroyed the Lions 69-19 to improve to 3-0 in the district and clinch the championship. This year, it was much of the same as they rolled to another big victory and became the first team in West Tennessee to earn a playoff berth.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 1:15 pm
Close losses trending for Volleycats
Close losses trending for Volleycats
While the Lady Bobcat volleyball team went the full five sets with two of their last three opponents, the girls were not able to pick up a win in several very close matches last week. more
Andrew Alexander - Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 3:47 pm
Lady Cards wrap up first junior high softball season
Lady Cards wrap up first junior high softball season
Though their year was not a success by the win-loss standard, the Adamsville Junior High Lady Cardinals grew as softball team in the program's first season. more
Andrew Alexander - Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 3:44 pm
Happy Homecoming for Adamsville faithful
Happy Homecoming for Adamsville faithful

Adamsville head coach Brandon Gray said Collinwood was probably the best competition his team has faced all season, but that did not stop the Cardinals from rolling to a 23-point Homecoming victory over the now 4-1 Trojans.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:40 pm
Rebels rule roost, top Ramer for county title
Rebels rule roost, top Ramer for county title

Three big plays early in the game yielded all the scoring fans would see in the defensive slugfest that determined this year’s county champion on the junior high football gridiron, and the Bethel Springs Rebels are proud to be wearing the crown.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:37 pm
2012 looks to be hottest year on ever
2012 looks to be hottest year on ever

Does it feel warmer than normal this year? Unless we see snowmen this year on Halloween, 2012 is slated to be the warmest ever recorded for West Tennessee. In fact, according to the National Climatic Data Center, this year has been the warmest on record for Memphis, the Mid-South, the Eastern U.S. and the world.

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Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:35 pm
Motorcycle accident injures one on Highway 45
Motorcycle accident injures one on Highway 45

A car turning left across Highway 45 South Mulberry Avenue failed to yield the right of way while entering traffic and caused a collision with a motorcycle last Wednesday morning.

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By Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:32 pm
"Everything happens for a reason" How the Pusser Museum got a new curator
"Everything happens for a reason" How the Pusser Museum got a new curator
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"Everything happens for a reason" How the Pusser Museum got a new curator

Julia Stevens is the new Curator at the Buford Pusser Home and Museum in Adamsville. Like a lot of people during the recession, her job search was met with rejection until she found the place she believes she was meant to be.

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By Jeff Whitten - Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:21 pm
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Something old, Something new: Broomcorn Festival draws hundreds to Selmer
Something old, Something new: Broomcorn Festival draws hundreds to Selmer

The 17th annual Broomcorn festival sponsored by Hockaday Handmade Brooms and Arts in McNairy was held last Saturday at the Selmer City park. Hundreds of visitors came to the festival to see the various artisans showing their wares. 

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Christen Coulon - Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:36 pm
Hawks soar in second half
Hawks soar in second half

The Bobcats traveled to South Side High School in Jackson, Tenn. last Friday but failed to return home with a win.

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Brian Azevedo - Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:34 pm
Cards blank Lions for second district victory
Cards blank Lions for second district victory

Though Scotts Hill came into the game following the best start in the school’s brief football history, it did not take Lions fans long to realize the Cardinals were not there to mess around.

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Andrew Alexander - Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:33 pm