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.
When Adamsville traveled to Hardin County last Saturday, both the boys’ and the girls’ teams coughed up leads to their rivals across the river, and both came home empty-handed.
The Bobcats were able to come away with the district sweep last Friday night when the Lexington High School Tigers came to town.
A Selmer woman who was the victim of a violent assault on July 2, 2012, has died. Pamela Pitts, 52, who was allegedly assaulted by her nephew, Christopher R. Scott at 235 State St. in Selmer, died on Dec. 24, 2012. Scott, 33 of Milledgeville, is alleged to have assaulted both Pitts and his grandmother Earline Kirby in the attack.
A rash of suspected dog poisonings in the Country Club Lane area of North Selmer has pet owners worried and residents looking for a source of the outbreak.
In breaking news, two suspects were captured and Sheriff’s deputies are on the lookout for two others following a manhunt of burglary suspects accused of breaking into the home of Ryan Sisk in the Leapwood area last Friday.
Playing host to the annual McNairy Central Christmas Classic, the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats came out unblemished after four games against stiff competition.
The Adamsville Cardinals met tough competition but struggled mightily at the McNairy Central Christmas Classic last weekend in Selmer. The Lady Cardinals took a loss in their opener but bounced back in their second contest.