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