Senior Cardinal football stand outs Zak Neary and Jacob Wallis will add another achievement to their already terrific careers by being selected to play in the Toyota East/West All-Star game. Both Neary and Wallis were selected to play on the defensive side for the West team, and will join players from all over the region to play under coach Jeff Porter of White House High School. Both Neary and Wallis are among 88 players from across the state that will be participating in the contest which will take place on December 13, in Cookeville Tenn.
In the past several weeks we have followed the story of Anthony Westbrooks, a Selmer resident who was charged with animal cruelty for allegedly starving horses under his care. Westbrooks was arrested Nov. 1 after McNairy County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Pinson responded to a complaint that two horses belonging to Westbrooks were malnourished. According to the incident report from the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, one of the horses was deceased and appeared to Pinson to have been starved to death. The other had a large amount of ribs showing, as though it had received little or no food.
The Adamsville Cardinals played host to the Trinity Christian Lions once again, and this time in the Semi-final round of the State Playoffs. It was a high scoring contest, but this time the Cardinals came out on top to punch their ticket to the BlueCross Bowl and a chance at the state title.
Adamsville’s turn-around season was extended last Thursday with a win against Madison in the opening round of the District 15-A Tournament, but the Cards suffered a loss to Trinity Christian Academy in the semifinals at Middleton last Saturday.
The Lady Bobcats defeated Fayette-Ware and Chester County on their way to a runner up finish, which was culminated with a heart-breaking loss to Bolivar Central in the finals of this year’s district tournament last Monday.
The 2012-2013 Ramer Eagles take home the county championship after defeating Adamsville 40-25 in the finals of the McNairy County Junior High Basketball Tournament. Ramer finished the season with a 15-1 record overall and an undefeated record in county play. The Eagles are coached by Jeremy Blakely.
The 2012-2013 Selmer Lady Lions are county champions following their 35-24 victory over the Bethel Lady Rebels in the finals of the McNairy County Junior High Basketball Tournament. Selmer finished the season with a 13-2 record overall and an undefeated record in county play. The Lady Lions are coached by Robin York.
Danny Churchwell and Bessie Jarrett will bring decades of musical experience to the stage Valentine’s evening at the “For the Love of Literacy” dessert tasting fundraiser at the Selmer Community Center.
Treat your special someone to a night they will never forget. This year, visit the second annual “For the Love of Literacy” dessert tasting as part of your Valentine’s celebration. Featuring live music, dancing, door prizes and all of the candy, chocolates and baked sweets you can eat, it’s a wonderful evening for a price that is easy on your wallet.
Selmer firemen battle a fire on New Bethel Road last Monday morning. The house was owned by Shirley Sweat, according to neighbors. The identities of the tenants were unknown as of press time Tuesday. Selmer firefighter Chris Hansen told the Independent Appeal last Monday that there was an extensive amount of smoke, fire and water damage. The fire seemed to have started in the attic, and that was where there was the most fire damage.
In what turned out to be one of the most lopsided first halves ever, the McNairy Central Lady Bobcats came out on top when they hosted Jackson Central-Merry last Friday.
A fierce winter storm lashed McNairy County late last week. The storm began as a balmy rain storm with temperatures hovering near the 70 degree mark on Saturday. It then brought near freezing temps and flooding on Sunday, and a persistent wintery mix to the area on Monday and Tuesday. The combo of floods and ice also kept area students home Monday and Tuesday. No significant damage from the storm had been reported as of press time Tuesday.
Walmart has been hit by thieves for the third time in as many months.
McNairy County Board of Education voted at its meeting last Thursday to support the suggestion of McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck to put School Resource Officers in the schools. This vote came after Buck addressed the board on the topic.
The Bobcats played host to the Trojans last Saturday in their second meeting this season and looked to come away with the sweep.