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Two airlifted from Friday wreck
Two airlifted from Friday wreck

A portion of Highway 64 was closed Friday night and converted into a helicopter landing pad following a one-vehicle accident on Sulphur Springs Road less than a mile from the highway. 

Helicopters from the Hospital Wing and Air Evac were called to transport Joe Carlton Hurt, the driver listed on the accident report, and his passenger, William Hill, from the scene after the red Chevrolet truck they were traveling in left the roadway, crashed through a fence and then rolled, ejecting both passengers from the truck. 

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Local businesses link-up at MRA Open
Local businesses link-up at MRA Open

Over 20 teams made up of local business leaders and employees got together on a beautiful, late spring afternoon last Friday at Shiloh Golf Course in Adamsville for the McNairy Regional Alliance Open, also known as the McNairy County Spring Classic Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament.

The event took place during Industry Appreciation Week, and Chris Combs, President of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, said it was an ideal afternoon for golf.

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MCHS Baseball team heads to state
MCHS Baseball team heads to state

After claiming their first-ever Region 7-AA Championship with a 8-6 win over Covington last Wednesday, the McNairy Central Bobcats continued rewriting the record books by punching the school’s first-ever ticket to the BlueCross Spring Fling Class AA Baseball State Tournament in Mufreesboro, Tenn. 

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Many mourn the loss of King
Many mourn the loss of King

Last Monday at approximately 5:15 a.m. Larron King passed away at Regional Medical Center (The Med) of Memphis. He had been struggling for roughly a month trying to endure the aftermath of a tragic car accident that occurred on Sulphur Springs Road.

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District Champs substate bound
District Champs substate bound

For the first time in a quarter century, the McNairy Central Bobcats can call themselves district champions after rolling through the District 14-AA Tournament unbeaten, but that is only the beginning of their historic run.

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Congiardo Region 8 A-AA Champion
Congiardo Region 8 A-AA Champion

For the first time in Adamsville High School history, a Lady Cardinal advanced to the Class A-AA State Tournament.

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Lambert Resigns
Lambert Resigns

For the first time in over a decade, the head coaching position for the Adamsville Cardinal Baseball Team is vacant.


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Fire damages Selmer trucking company
Fire damages Selmer trucking company
An early morning fire last Tuesday in Selmer damaged the Carolina Southern Trucking Company, owned and operated by Sammy and Sherry Kiser, which employs more than 140 people.
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Fare thee well, Coach
Fare thee well, Coach
I moved to Tennessee in the winter of 2001 when I was just a rotten little junior high kid.
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Guys church members face arrest
Guys church members face arrest

Pastor Walter McGill and Luke Chartier and other members of the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church in Guys face a contempt of court citation if the church does not change its name by May 20.

The federal district court in Jackson has ruled that the Guys church has violated the national Seventh Day Adventist Church’s trademark on its name.

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Music at the Market
Music at the Market

Arts in McNairy will present Music at the Market this Saturday at the Selmer Farmers Market and Rockabilly Park. Celebrate the Rockabilly Highway Mural II and hear the mural’s inspiration and visual subjects in concert. Eileen Rose and Rich Gilbert will perform at live set at 7:00 p.m. In addition, the mural’s artist Tull will be on hand painting during the show. The show will be followed by a meet and greet with the artists. Tickets will be $10 and all proceeds will help support the artists both music and visual.

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Whitaker remembered with honor staff
Whitaker remembered with honor staff
Over 35 football seasons have been played on the field at Don Whitaker Memorial Football Stadium behind McNairy Central High School. In recognition of Donald Ray Whitaker, Darryl Melton, a friend and an admirer, organized and presented an event on May 1 that honored Whittaker’s memory and accomplishments.
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Lady Cards fall in district finals; Individuals continue to advance
Lady Cards fall in district finals; Individuals continue to advance
Darby Congiardo had amassed a 12-1 record in her singles matches in 2012. By the end of her match against Trinity Christian's Julea Tignor on May 1, she had earned her 13th victory of the season. Later in the week, Congiardo picked up two wins in the Individuals portion of the District 15 A-AA Tournament and advanced to the championship. She was later named the District 15 A-AA Female Tennis Player of the Year.
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WANTED: Suspect named in kidnapping
WANTED: Suspect named in kidnapping
Authorities are searching for man wanted in the kidnapping of a missing Hardeman County family.  An Amber Alert on two of the missing children has been issued as police search for Adam Mayes following the discovery of the bodies of the family’s mother, Jo Ann and oldest daughter, Adrienne whom were found this weekend at a home near Guntown, Miss.
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Panthers pound Cardinals again
Panthers pound Cardinals again

After falling to Riverside by 10 the day before, Adamsville could not piece together enough hits to give itself a better result on April 24 when they took on the Panthers at home.

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Event celebrates Walking Tall rerelease
Event celebrates Walking Tall rerelease

A red carpet event will celebrate the rerelease of the Walking Tall trilogy at the Marty in Adamsville Thursday.

Shout Factory will re-release Walking Tall, Walking Tall Part 2 and Final Chapter: Walking Tall.

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Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center opens in downtown Selmer
Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center opens in downtown Selmer

The old Latta Motor Company, better known as “the Latta building” is now officially open to the public under its new title as the Latta Visitor’s and Cultural Center.

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Lady Cardinal Tennis advances to district championship
Lady Cardinal Tennis advances to district championship

For the second consecutive season, the Adamsville High School Lady Cardinal Tennis Team advanced to the District 15 A-AA Championship with a 4-2-1 win in the semis over Madison Academic Magnet High School last Monday.

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Hands on history: A look inside Coon Creek Science Center
Hands on history: A look inside Coon Creek Science Center

The Independent Appeal recently accompanied a tour of the Coon Creek Science Center. Sixth grade students from the Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis toured the site last Friday, taking part in an intro to Coon Creek tour.

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Lady Bobcats throw shutouts in last two games, win on Senior Night
Lady Bobcats throw shutouts in last two games, win on Senior Night
The McNairy Central Lady Bobcats finished at No. 4 after a big district win against the Liberty Tech. Crusaders and a non-district victory over the Middleton Lady Tigers.
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May the seasons finish gloriously
May the seasons finish gloriously
It’s May and the sports fans of McNairy County have a bountiful selection of athletics for their viewing pleasure right in front of them. If you’re a fan of teams in Tennessee, you’re hoping for a glorious finish to what has already been a fantastic season for some.
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Common Sense: Irrational exuberance or gas and crude oil prices revisited
Gasoline and crude oil prices have followed a similar script so far this year as they did last year. They rose during the winter, peaked sometime in the spring, then dropped.
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Three Cards go deep against Lions
Three Cards go deep against Lions
Looking to avenge their first District 15-A loss of the season, the Adamsville Cardinals thumped the Scotts Hill Lions at home last Wednesday.
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Summitt Reached
Summitt Reached
After 38 seasons and the most recorded victories in any NCAA sport, Pat Summitt stepped aside last Wednesday and handed the head coaching position of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer Basketball Team to her friend and longtime assistant Holly Warlick. Summitt has chosen to continue her role with the team and in her daily life routines, just not as head coach.
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County joins hands for local hero
County joins hands for local hero
On an routine trip home from work, Larron King, a hometown hero, was involved in a tragic accident on Sulfur Springs Road that has kept him in Memphis at Regional Medical Center, otherwise known as The Med, for more than a week.
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