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30 years of giving
30 years of giving
What has been an annual tradition in McNairy County became even more poignant as it contrasted the tragic shooting of children and others at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday.  
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Lady Cards clinch first round bye in region tournament
Lady Cards clinch first round bye in region tournament
After suffering what was only their second loss of the season, the Adamsville Lady Cardinals journeyed to Bartlett Lanes in Bartlett, Tenn. last Thursday and showed Munford and Brighton the just how bad the wrath of angry birds can be. Their two wins over their region opponents gave them an 8-2 record overall, clinching a first round bye in the Region 7 Tournament in the process.
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Investigation Discovery film crew in Selmer
Investigation Discovery film crew in Selmer

A film crew from the Investigation Discovery channel was in Selmer last week for a followup story on the Mary Winkler case. The journalists filmed at various locations in and around Selmer, including the Independent Appeal offices. 

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Former trooper arrested for alleged theft
Former trooper arrested for alleged theft

A former state trooper was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly stealing two big screen televisions from Walmart in Selmer.

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Bobcats claw win from Cardinals
Bobcats claw win from Cardinals

It might not have been the prettiest game ever played, but the Bobcats picked up their third consecutive win over the Cardinals when the rivals met at “The Nest” on Dec. 4.

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Lady Cards rise above Lady Cats
Lady Cards rise above Lady Cats

The last time the Lady Cardinals beat the Lady Bobcats on the basketball court, George W. Bush’s approval rating was still above 50 percent, and the Tennessee Volunteers were the most recent SEC team to claim a national championship.

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Pee Wee is back...again
Pee Wee is back...again

Following last month’s paper tiger abolition of the Bethel Springs Police Department by the outgoing board, the fate of the city’s recently-fired, lone officer, Chief T.E. “Pee-Wee Sowell was very much in doubt. Following the meeting, however, Sowell left for a steak dinner with a smile on his face. 

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Lady Cats break out brooms, sweep Hall of Fame games
Lady Cats break out brooms, sweep Hall of Fame games

Lady Bobcats opened their season with two wins in their Hall of Fame games.

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McNairy Christmas tradition
McNairy Christmas tradition

This year Duncan's Christmas Tree Farm in Selmer is celebrating its 20th year of making holiday memories for McNairy County families. However, the 20th anniversary is not the only thing people are talking about these days when it comes to Duncan's; recently the farm was selected by Tennessee's First Lady Crissy Haslam, to provide a Christmas tree for the governor's mansion.   

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Two die in Michie crash last Saturday
Two die in Michie crash last Saturday
Two people were killed and two were injured in an accident on Highway 22 near the intersection of Hubert Manuel Road in Michie last Saturday.
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MCHS grad dies in Denmark shooting
MCHS grad dies in Denmark shooting
A 26-year-old graduate of McNairy County Central High School was found shot to death on the side of the road in the 2600 block of Denmark-Jackson Road in Denmark, Tenn. on Nov. 15, according to media reports.  
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Cardinal Corral: Mustangs wrangled easily in Adamsville's quarterfinal shutout
Cardinal Corral: Mustangs wrangled easily in Adamsville's quarterfinal shutout

The Cardinals made the Mustangs look like mere ponies in Adamsville’s quarterfinal shutout of Loretto last Friday at Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium.

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Defending county champs cruise to early-season tournament title
Defending county champs cruise to early-season tournament title

Coming off last year’s championship season, the Lady Blue Devils made a statement, showing the county they are determined to repeat by winning a tournament hosted by Savannah Christian Academy last Thursday and Friday.

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Not so pleasant visit for Tigers: Cardinals march forward
Not so pleasant visit for Tigers: Cardinals march forward

For most teams, 20 days off might cause a little rust to build up, especially when the team has all the momentum of riding a nine-game winning streak. For the Adamsville Cardinals, it was not an issue.

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McNairy County honors veterans
McNairy County honors veterans
Painted in the patriotic colors - red, white and blue - the Veteran’s Day Ceremony was held at the Selmer Courthouse last Saturday to honor the veterans for their time and service in fighting for our freedom.  
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Maxedon rolls to victory in GOP tide
Maxedon rolls to victory in GOP tide
Democrat Barack Obama was reelected as President of the United States, but it was the Republicans who had a good night at the state and local level, with all of their candidates winning their races.

Republican Byron Maxedon defeated Democrat Kevin Lipford in the one local county race for Circuit Court Clerk. This vacancy was created when Ronnie Brooks was elected County Mayor in August.

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Bethel abolishes police
Bethel abolishes police
The Bethel Springs Board of Aldermen voted to abolish the police department and use the money that would have been spent on it to reduce sewer bills at their meeting last Monday.
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Bethel sweeps Southaven
Bethel sweeps Southaven
Following a sweep of Pickwick Southside on Oct. 29, Bethel kept the brooms out and continued cleaning house when Southaven came to town last Thursday.
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Runners, runners everywhere: 5Ks top weekend's list of things to do
Runners, runners everywhere: 5Ks top weekend's list of things to do

Approximately 50 runners took their mark at the starting line last Saturday morning at The Marty Community Center in Adamsville for the 3rd Annual 5K Run for the Paws, but the running excitement did not stop there.

Several traveled to Selmer immediately after to compete as part of the 75 participants who registered for the 2nd Annual Fall Hog 5K held at Selmer City Park.

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Fun in the sun: Fall Hog BBQ Fest
Fun in the sun: Fall Hog BBQ Fest

Selmer Dixie Park flooded with people last Saturday for the 2nd Annual Fall Hog BBQ Festival.

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First-ever Halloween Street Party fills downtown Selmer
First-ever Halloween Street Party fills downtown Selmer
The Independent Appeal hosted the first-ever Downtown Selmer Halloween Street Party, Costume Contest and Haunted House Oct. 31. We were grateful to be a part of an event that brought so many people together in a sense of community, and we had a wonderful time celebrating the holiday with the more than 1,500 visitors who came out that night. In total, more than half a ton of candy was distributed to local revelers during the event.
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MCHS Band takes fifth at state
MCHS Band takes fifth at state

The McNairy Central High School Marching Band takes fifth place overall in the finals of the Division II Marching Band State Championship in Thompson’s Station, Tenn. The Bobcats received superior ratings last Saturday for overall band, percussion, and drum major. MCHS also earned an excellent rating for color guard.

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Tip-Off Classic ushers in new basketball season
Tip-Off Classic ushers in new basketball season

The junior high basketball season got underway last Monday as all county teams came to Adamsville Jr./Sr. High School to get their season started at the annual Tip-Off Classic.

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Adamsville to host Mt. Pleasant
Adamsville to host Mt. Pleasant

Opening the 2012 Division I BlueCross Bowl Class 2A Football Playoffs, the top-seeded Adamsville Cardinals (9-1) will host a second-round game against the No. 4-seed Mt. Pleasant Tigers (7-4) Friday night at 7 p.m.

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Adamsville bowlers primed for another successful season
Adamsville bowlers primed for another successful season

For the Adamsville Cardinal Bowling Team, the 2011-2012 season was full of successes for the girls and some disappointments for the boys. This year, both look to improve upon the previous season’s results.

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