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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.