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Latta Building nears completion
Latta Building nears completion

Following a planned building inspection last Tuesday, the Latta Building located in downtown Selmer is nearing completion. Based on the findings of the inspection and completion of the final touches to the structure, the building could be ready for occupancy in the coming week. The Independent Appeal will provide a full update to this story following the county’s date of occupancy announcement.

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Lady Cards break even
Lady Cards break even

The Adamsville Lady Cardinals went head-to-head with two District 15-A competitors from Jackson, Tenn. last week and won one and lost one.

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Selmer Easter Egg Hunt
Selmer Easter Egg Hunt

Area children participate in the Selmer Easter Egg Hunt located at Selmer City Park last Saturday. The event, hosted by the Selmer Parks Department, was one of many Easter themed events in the county last weekend. 

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Bobcats struggle after 19 games in 18 days
Bobcats struggle after 19 games in 18 days

The Bobcats were just an inning away from advancing to the Sports Plus Tournament semifinals in Jackson, Tenn. last weekend but came up a run short after falling to Montgomery Central in their final game.

“We played really well as far as pitching and defense goes,” said Bobcat head coach Brian Franks. “We just didn’t hit. We had some base running errors, and didn’t hit it well at the plate...I sorta think we got tired as the week went on.”

Franks was not making excuses for his team. The Bobcats began their regular season play on March 12. Last Friday was March 30. In 18 days, the Cats played 19 games and amassed an impressive 13-5-1 record.

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Shiloh...150 Years Later
Shiloh...150 Years Later

Despite some bad weather, initial celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Battle seem to have gone well.

Nita Rutledge, Hardin County Public Relations Coordinator, told the Independent Appeal last Monday that personnel from the Armies of Tennessee, who staged one of the two reenactments of the historic battle last Saturday and Sunday, were hard at work restoring, cleaning up and restoring the land upon which the reenactment occurred. This event occurred in Counce.

“We are working just as hard after the reenactment as before,” she said.

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Saw Meal Restaurant and Steakhouse reopens
Saw Meal Restaurant and Steakhouse reopens

Randy and Michelle Gieger open the doors to Saw Meal Restaurant and Steakhouse’s new and beautiful location at 731 East Main Street in Adamsville last Monday morning. Saw Meal will now be serving breakfast six days a week, with the exception being Sunday, on top of their menu that’s bringing back all the old favorites. If that isn’t enough, the restaurant will soon be producing wonderful wooden furniture to sell in a showroom in the building adjacent to the restaurant that will available for the public to purchase and is on display inside and outside the restaurant, according to Mr. Gieger. They will be selling benches, chairs, tables, and lots of Cardinal, Bobcat, and Tiger merchandise for the sports fans. The restaurant opened its doors for the first time since the devastating fire on Nov. 29, 2011. Mr. Gieger said the restaurant has been rebuilt with as many local materials as they could find because he felt the amazing response and assistance from the community after the fire warranted Saw Meal giving back. “There’s no way I can put into words what the response has been from the community as far as the city and individuals doing things to help us get to where we are...I’m grateful for what the Lord has blessed us with. A lot of prayers made the difference, and the good Lord kicked the door open and let us find a way to do what we did.”

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Hoops for Hunter brings hemophilia awareness to McNairy County
Hoops for Hunter brings hemophilia awareness to McNairy County

Children are very susceptible to falls, accidents, bruises, or injuries, especially as toddlers learning how to walk. Imagine developing through childhood with hemophilia when the slightest mishap could be permanently damaging or life-threatening to the body.

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Mega Lottery Mania
Mega Lottery Mania

The line for lottery tickets stretches throughout the Eastview Chevron and Subway last Friday. The Mega Millions jackpot for that drawing was a record $640 million.

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Bombs away: Three Cards go deep in offensive explosion
Bombs away: Three Cards go deep in offensive explosion

The Cardinal hitters were routinely dropping bombs, in the form of home runs and extra base hits, on the Middleton Tigers all afternoon last Monday at Adamsville High School.

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McNairy Basketball Association hosts first tourney
A new group in McNairy County has united to form the McNairy Basketball Association, and its purpose is to teach young people the fundamental skills of basketball.
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$1 million in pot seized
$1 million in pot seized

According to a release provided by the Memphis Police Department, a 2004 Volvo tractor trailer leased to the ETC Elam Trucking Company in Stantonville was stopped in Memphis around noon last Friday carrying 920 pounds of marijuana.

Members of the Memphis Police Department Organized Crime Unit intercepted the large load of marijuana after stopping the tractor trailer, driven by Rodriguez Eliseo of La Feria, Texas, while it was driving between lanes on I-240.

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McNairy County Meth arrests triple in 2011
McNairy County Meth arrests triple in 2011

As with many other rural counties across the nation the production and use of methamphetamine or meth remains a growing problem. Last week, The McNairy County Sheriff’s Office released their meth related arrest numbers for 2010 and 2011.

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Dancing with the McNairy Stars: Kevin Lipford Suzanne Henson
Dancing with the McNairy Stars: Kevin Lipford Suzanne Henson

Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center 12th Annual Dinner & Auction will again showcase “Dancing with the McNairy Stars” on April 21. This year’s event will again feature prominent members of the community paired up to dance. This year’s competitors will be Kevin Lipford with Suzanne Henson, Brandon Burton with Tami Buck, Guy Buck with Melissa Stewart and Sam Vice with Marie Hurst.

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Bobcats blank Bolivar
Bobcats blank Bolivar

McNairy Central’s baseball team is now 3-1 in the District 14-AA South after shutting out the Bolivar Tigers on the road last Monday in their first matchup of the year.

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Three outta five ain't bad
Three outta five ain't bad

The Lady Cardinals celebrate at home plate after Kristina Milford’s home run during Adamsville’s win over the Lady Patriots at the Camden Central Tournament last weekend. AHS was 3-2 in the tourney with a 6-1 win over the McEwen Lady Warriors, an 8-5 win over the Henry County Lady Patriots, a 2-1 win over Waverly Central, a 3-0 loss to Kenwood, and a 5-0 loss to the Camden Central Lady Lions. The Lady Cards will enjoy their Spring Break this week and hit the diamond again next Thursday with a big district road contest against the Trinity Christian Lady Lions.

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MCHS Baseball: Trooper Classic in Mooreville
MCHS Baseball: Trooper Classic in Mooreville

After starting the season off with a bang, going 2-0 in their first two home games, the McNairy Central Bobcats went into the Mooreville Trooper Class in Mississippi last week with high hopes and walked out on top after winning three of their four games.

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AHS Baseball: Tomahawk Classic in Jackson
AHS Baseball: Tomahawk Classic in Jackson

Opening the season on the road against stiff competition, Adamsville played five games in five days at the Tomahawk Classic in Jackson, Tenn. last week.

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Spring Sports Preview
Spring Sports Preview
Check out our 28-page Spring Sports Preivew with coverage of our upcoming Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular. 
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Aqua Glass announces layoffs: Plant cuts more than 100 jobs at Adamsville location
Aqua Glass announces layoffs: Plant cuts more than 100 jobs at Adamsville location

Aqua Glass announced last Monday that they would be cutting approximately one-third of their workforce at their Adamsville plant which employs more than 300
people.

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Mobile inspection unit visits Selmer
Mobile inspection unit visits Selmer

Lt. Brad Wilbanks of the Tennessee Highway Patrol brought the Mobile Inspection Station to Spectrum last Friday. The station has several uses, according to Wilbanks.

“Of course, in the event of a natural disaster or emergency it could be used. What we are using it for right now is checking commercial vehicles,” Wilbanks said.

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Lady Bobcat dynamic duo dedicates life to sports

Two Lady Bobcats of McNairy Central High School have spent their lives in basketball and have carried on a legacy passed down from their parents.

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Bethel home destroyed by fire
Bethel home destroyed by fire

A house on Bethel Purdy Road burned last Wednesday night. Fire departments from Bethel Springs, Lawton, Beauty Hill and McNairy County responded. The house was totally destroyed, according to Bethel Springs Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief David McCullar. The house was owned by Kennie Lamberth, but the occupant recently moved out. “It was burning pretty good. The wind was blowing and it was raining,” McCullar said.

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Driver killed in Highway 45 wreck
Driver killed in Highway 45 wreck

A truck driver was killed last Wednesday on the Highway 45 Bypass near the University of Tennessee at Martin McNairy County Center/Selmer. 

According to an electronic traffic report provided by the Selmer Police Department, Ptl. Foy Huckabee was dispatched to Highway 45 North in front of the UTM Selmer center for a one vehicle accident.

When he arrived, he saw the semi truck upside down after it rolled over.

The driver, Nathan Johnson, 31, of Cullman, Ala. was trapped in the vehicle and extricated by emergency workers. However, he did not survive the crash.

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Adamsville hosts softball Play-Day
Adamsville hosts softball Play-Day
The Adamsville Lady Cardinals hosted their 12th Adamsville High School Softball Play-Day last Saturday, featuring over 15 teams from throughout West Tenn.
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2012 Bracket Challenge
2012 Bracket Challenge

It’s March and everyone knows what that means: madness is upon us.

The 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament will begin on March 15 and run through April 2 when the national championship will be decided in New Orleans.

The Independent Appeal would like to know who McNairy County thinks will be the champion and how they will get there, so we’re welcoming all to compete in our 2012 Bracket Challenge.

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