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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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Tull begins work on Selmer mural
Tull begins work on Selmer mural

Brian Tull, the artist responsible for Selmer’s Rockabilly Highway mural at the intersection of Court and Second Avenues started his second mural in the town last weekend on the side of the McMahan Law Firm building facing Rockabilly Park.

“I hope to have it completed by June,” Tull said. “All my paintings feature some sort of nostalgia; Eileen Rose and Rich Gilbert of The Silver Threads fit perfectly with their look and sound.” 

His new painting will fit in with the Rockabilly theme of the first and will feature imagery tying the sound to Selmer’s famous Highway 45.

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McNairy County survives major storm  McNairy County survives major storm  McNairy County survives major storm
McNairy County survives major storm McNairy County survives major storm McNairy County survives major storm

McNairy County survived what is being called one of the most significant March tornado outbreaks in history last Friday with at least 74 confirmed tornadoes. The outbreak, which saw 279 tornado warnings issued nationwide, with at least two in McNairy County, claimed lives of at least 39 people from the gulf coast to the upper midwest.

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Accident leaves man in critical condition
Accident leaves man in critical condition

A Selmer man was injured in an automobile accident last Friday on Highway 45 near the Industrial Park in Selmer. Earl W. Basinger, 49, of Selmer was transported by Emergency Medical Services ambulance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. As of last Monday, Basinger was in critical condition, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.

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Golden Tornadoes wreck Lady Cards’ title hopes
Golden Tornadoes wreck Lady Cards’ title hopes

Adamsville might have avoided the threat of severe weather Friday afternoon, but the Lady Cardinals were not so lucky when they traveled to Union City High School last Saturday night for their Class A Sectional (substate) game against the Lady Golden Tornadoes.

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Break out your brackets
Break out your brackets

It’s March and everyone knows what that means; madness is upon us, and we’re offering a $750 for your unblemished bracket.

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Get ready for Taste of McNairy
Get ready for Taste of McNairy

The tables are nearly set for the eighth annual Taste of McNairy, a major fundraiser for the McNairy County  Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

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Pollard powers forward
Pollard powers forward

McNairy Central’s 6-foot-4 senior, powerhouse post player, Rameil Pollard finished the season with a bang. He led the Bobcat team through the postseason tournaments and ended as the leading scorer in McNairy County, finishing his senior season with an average of 18.9 points per game.

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Pollard powers forward
Pollard powers forward

McNairy Central’s 6-foot-4 senior, powerhouse post player, Rameil Pollard finished the season with a bang. He led the Bobcat team through the postseason tournaments and ended as the leading scorer in McNairy County, finishing his senior season with an average of 18.9 points per game.

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Pollard powers forward
Pollard powers forward

McNairy Central’s 6-foot-4 senior, powerhouse post player, Rameil Pollard finished the season with a bang. He led the Bobcat team through the postseason tournaments and ended as the leading scorer in McNairy County, finishing his senior season with an average of 18.9 points per game.

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Former McNairy Central ballers now scholars at Blue Mountain College

A pair of former McNairy Central basketball standouts has been honored by the TranSouth Athletic Conference by being named scholar athletes. The Blue Mountain College players are Samantha Burns and Jermael Bingham.

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DTF arrests two in meth bust
DTF arrests two in meth bust

Investigators with from the Selmer Police Department and the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the McNairy County Narcotics Unit arrested a man and woman on meth charges after serving a search warrant on a Bethel Springs home Feb. 20.

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Lady Cards stave off elimination, advance to championship rematch witLady Cards stave off elimination, advance to championship rematch with Madison
Lady Cards stave off elimination, advance to championship rematch witLady Cards stave off elimination, advance to championship rematch with Madison

So far, the Region 8-A Tournament has been a roller-coaster ride for the Lady Cardinals. They dominated their quarterfinal matchup with Westwood but had to rally from nine down in the fourth quarter to defeat Middleton in the semis. 

The semifinal win earned Adamsville a substate berth and advanced the girls to the Region 8-A Championship where they will attempt to corral the Lady Mustangs of Madison for a second time in a championship game this postseason. The game will be hosted by Trinity Christian Academy in Jackson, Tenn, and tip-off is tonight at 7 p.m.

Win or lose, the Lady Cards are guaranteed one more game. A loss would mean they will travel to play the winner of Lake County and Union City on Saturday, but a win would bring the substate game to Adamsville.

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Spring has sprung
Spring has sprung

The winter of 2011-12 may end up being known as the winter that never was. With temps as high as 80 (two degrees shy of an all-time monthly record) last week, and more than 10 days of tree pollen alerts from the local weather service, spring is officially in full swing. This week, local residents (like it or not) can expect to start seeing spring foliage in full force with forecasted highs above 60 predicted for all but one of the next 10 days, and a predicted high for Friday at 75.

This month’s warmer than average temperatures punctuated an already warm winter in Tennessee  as January and December were listed as the fourth warmest on record for the contiguous United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center. 

The 12-month period, ending in January, was the sixth-warmest on record for the lower 48 states.

For Tennessee, it was the 20th warmest January on record since 1895. December, 2011 was also 2.5 degrees warmer than average.

January was 6.4 degrees warmer than average in Jackson, the nearest city for which figures are available, and was the tenth warmest January on record.

December was 1.76 degrees warmer, the 26th warmest December on record.

There were six days in February above 60 in Selmer and all but seven days of the month were above 50, according to the Weather Channel. 

Eleven days have been above 60 degrees in January. Only five days failed to get to 50 degrees. The highest temperature for this month was 70, which was reached on two different days.

This winter has not only been warm but has recorded the smallest January snow cover in the 46-year period on record, according to the NCDC. 

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