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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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House fire in Ramer destroys historic home
House fire in Ramer destroys historic home

There was a fire last Thursday at a Ramer house on 138 Chewalla Rd. The house, which is probably going to end up a total loss, according to Ramer Fire Chief Jamie Robertson, was owned by Andrew Parrish. The  historic house was built in 1906. “The fire was contained to the east end of the house, but there was smoke and water damage throughout,” Robertson said. Firefighters from Ramer, Eastview and Chewalla responded to the fire. According to Robertson the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Bobcats close season with tough loss to Covington
Bobcats close season with tough loss to Covington

Falling short in the Quarterfinal Round of the Boys 7-AA Region Tournament by seven points to the No. 1-seeded Covington Chargers 75-68, the McNairy Central Bobcats ended their 2011-12 season in Covington last Saturday night.

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Blackburn honors Cardinal Band
Blackburn honors Cardinal Band

U. S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn presents Adamsville Junior/Senior High School Band Director Frankie Congiardo with a statement from the Congressional Record honoring the band for its seventh Division One State Championship since 1999. Congiardo and the AHS band capped their amazing record with another state championship in 2011.

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Lady Cards District 15-A Runner-Up
Lady Cards District 15-A Runner-Up

A home Region 8-A Tournament game is Adamsville High School’s reward for the girls’ performance in the District 15-A Tournament, but the Lady Mustangs of Madison Academic Magnet kept them from hoisting the championship plaque in the end.

The defensive minded No. 3 Lady Cardinals earned another home game with a win in the first round over No. 6 Trinity Christian on Feb. 14 and followed it up with an upset over No. 2 Middleton in the semifinals last Friday.

AHS will play host to either Memphis Westwood or Memphis Business Academy out of District 16-A on Friday. For updates on tournament action, check the Independent Appeal Facebook page.

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No. 1 Lady Cats settle for 3rd
No. 1 Lady Cats settle for 3rd

Going into the District 14-AA Tournament, McNairy Central’s girls held the number one seed, but a semifinal loss to the Lexington Lady Tigers knocked the Lady Bobcats out of the Championship and Runner-up positions.

“This is not exactly where we wanted to be,” said Lady Bobcat head coach Jerry Lott. “I would rather be playing a home game Friday night, but we are still playing and we are still in the Region Tournament.”

Nevertheless, the team has done well after starting the season 0-3 and winning 24 out of 26 games following the rough beginning.

Monday night, McNairy Central defeated the Chester County Lady Eagles in the Consolation Game to attain the third place position in the district tournament.

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