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