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From the September 13, 2012 edition

Adamsville fire leads to pot plant
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Left: Smoke can be seen coming from an upstairs bedroom in Apartment Building E. Right: This 3 foot marijuana plant was discovered growing in a closet once the fire was extinguished.
A fire at Apartment E in the Bell Park Apartments in Adamsville on Monday around noon resulted in the arrest of one individual after officers discovered a marijuana plant growing in a closet.
Investigator James Frazier and Lt. Brad Johnson arrived on the scene after Adamsville Police Chief Jerry Christopher advised that they had received a call in regards to marijuana growing inside the apartment.
After the Adamsville Fire Department extinguished the fire a marijuana plant approximately 3 feet tall was discovered growing in a closet.
Christopher Lee Moore, age 36, was arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance.
The fire started in a bedroom where it is believed a child was playing with a lighter and caught the mattress on fire. The apartment suffered smoke and water damage.

Remembering 9-11
911Photo by Tom Evans
Community South in Adamsville held a special ceremony on Tuesday in remembrance of 9-11. Adamsville Elementary School 4th grade students attended and watched as the color guard lowered the flag to half staff.

Emergency Awareness Day

tubervillePhoto by Tom Evans
Shown left to right are; Catherine Morris McNairy County First Responders Treasurer, Jamie Robertson McNairy County First Responder Chairman, Leland Alexander Milledgeville Fire Chief, Ann Tuberville, widow of Jimmy Tuberville, Justin Tuberville, son of Jimmy Tuberville, and Patrick Sutherland McNairy County First Responder Coordinator.
McNairy County EMS personnel held their annual “Emergency Awareness Day” last Saturday at the Selmer City Park to give people the chance to meet and greet first responders.
Children enjoyed party jumpers and getting to meet firemen, EMS workers, TWRA Officers, and members of the police departments and Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Jimmy Tuberville’s family members received the “Jimmy Dickey Hometown Hero Award”. Jimmy was chief of the Milledgeville Fire Department, and died in December of 2010 after suffering a heart attack while fighting a fire in Milledgeville.
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Cardinals over Bobcats
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Adamsville’s Ross Burcham (#17) makes a diving catch over McNairy Central’s Devin Holt (#8) to score the first touchdown of the game late in the 3rd quarter.

Cards win 4th straight over ‘Cats
A huge crowd gathered at Don Whitaker Memorial Stadium last Friday night to watch the 31st meeting of the county rivalry game between the McNairy Central Bobcats and the Adamsville Cardinals.
The Bobcats had their 22 game winning streak broken in 2009 and the Cardinals now have a streak of their own going, as they posted a 30-6 win Friday night to give them four wins in a row over the Bobcats.
Friday night’s game was much closer than the score indicates, as the Bobcats hung tough until the fourth quarter. McNairy Central still leads the series, 24 to 7.
Prior to the game, the Bobcat and Cardinal bands gathered on the field to play the national anthem and also to help kick off McNairy County’s United Way campaign.
Once the action got underway, it was a typical hard-hitting McNairy Central vs Adamsville game.
The Bobcats had the opening possession and advanced to the Cardinal 45 before being forced to punt. Starting at their own 16 yard line the Cardinals drove down the field and settled for a 32 yard field goal from Dustin Plunk with 3:51 left in the first period to take a 3-0 lead.
With 9:03 left in the first half, the Bobcats had a chance to tie the game but missed on a 42 yard field goal try. Adamsville’s next two possessions ended in turnovers as Darwin Kelly and Devin Holt each intercepted a Cardinal pass. The half ended with the Cardinals leading by the slim margin of 3-0.
Adamsville had the first possession of the second half and drove to the Bobcat 28, but they turned the ball over on a fumble and Kooper Davis recovered for the Bobcats. The Bobcats gave the ball right back a few plays later when they fumbled and Taylor Henry recovered for Adamsville at their own 36.
Adamsville drove down the field and got the first touchdown of the night when Ross Burcham made a diving catch in the end zone for a 39 yard touchdown pass from Dalton Plunk. Dustin Plunk’s extra point gave the Cardinals a 10-0 lead with 1:42 left in the third period.
The Cardinals got a long kickoff from Plunk, which pinned the Bobcats back at their 9 yard line. Just two plays later Jacob Dengler intercepted a pass that was deflected by defensive lineman Dustin Wilson and returned it 20 yards for another Cardinal score. A bad snap spoiled the extra point attempt, but the Cardinals led 16-0 with 1:05 left in the third and the Cardinal fans were able to breathe a little easier.
After forcing the Bobcats to punt, Adamsville moved down the field into scoring range, but missed a 22 yard field goal with 5:58 left to play. On the very next play Bobcat quarterback Peyton McMahan hit Jerrett Mood with a pass over the middle and Mood took it 80 yards for the first Bobcat score of the night. The try for 2 points was intercepted by Jacob Wallis and with 5:47 left in the game the Cardinals were up 16-6, making it a two possession game.
Adamsville got a great return on the ensuing kickoff from Jacob Wallis and the Cardinals took over at the Bobcat 30. Two plays later Jacob Dengler scored on an 18 yard run and the extra point from Plunk extended the Cardinals’ lead to 23-6 with 4:42 to play.
On their first play from scrimmage following the Cardinal score, the Bobcats turned the ball over and it resulted in a touchdown. Taylor Henry stepped in front of a Bobcat pass and scampered 40 yards for a score. The extra point gave Adamsville a 30-6 lead with 4:28 left in the game. That would be the final score as the Cardinal fans began to celebrate their win.
Offensively for the Cardinals, Zak Neary had 14 carries for 93 yards; Dustin Neil 7 carries for 38 yards; Hayden Reece 8 carries for 29 yards; Jacob Dengler 2 carries for 20 yards and a touchdown; Onri Damron 2 carries for 10 yards; Dalton Plunk 6 carries for 7 yards and 5 of 10 completions for 87 yards and a touchdown with 2 interceptions. Ross Burcham had 2 catches for 47 yards and a touchdown; Jonah Lusk 1 catch for 22 yards; Jacob Wallis 1 catch for 21 yards; and Jacob Terry 1 catch for -3 yards. Dustin Plunk had a 32 yard field goal and hit 3 of 4 extra points.
Defensively for the Cardinals, Jacob Dengler led the way with 9 tackles, 5 assists and a pass interception returned for a touchdown. Taylor Henry had 7 tackles, 1 assist and a pass interception returned for a touchdown. Jacob Wallis had 3 tackles, 1 assist; Hayden Reece 2 tackles, 1 assist; Zach Whitney 1 tackle, 3 assists; Ross Burcham 2 tackles; Chris Bernier 1 tackle, 2 assists; Bailey Sweat 4 assists; Dylan Sweat 2 assists; Blake Sweat 2 assists; Bradley Hornbuckle 1 tackle, 1 assist; Sidney Goldinger 2 assists; Onri Damron 1 tackle; Brady Herrin 1 assist; Dustin Neil 1 assist.
Offensively for the Bobcats, Jerrett Mood had 20 carries for 54 yards and a pass reception for 80 yards and a touchdown. Darwin Kelly 8 carries for 47 yards, 1 reception for 30 yards; Elijah Sanders 8 carries for 45 yards, 1 reception for -2 yards; Vozzie Richardson 2 carries for 7 yards; Peyton McMahan 4 of 8 completions for 120 yards with 2 interceptions; Isaac Cagle 0 of 1 passing; Devin Holt 1 catch for 12 yards.
Defensively for the Bobcats, Kooper Davis 2 tackles, 7 assists, 1 fumble recovery; Darwin Kelly 2 tackles, 4 assists, 1 pass interception; Vozzie Richardson 2 tackles, 4 assists; Devin Holt 6 assists, 1 interception; TaTa Newsome 6 assists; Jerrett Mood 2 tackles, 3 assists, 1 pass break up; Marco Vaughn 2 tackles, 3 assists; J.T. Davis 5 assists; Elijah Sanders 5 assists; Teeko Davis 4 assists; Isaac Cagle 1 tackle, 1 assist; John Graham 1 tackle, 1 assist; D.J. Butler 2 assists; Taye Crump 2 assists; Tyler Wells 1 tackle; Josh Davis 1 assist.

•AHS Tennis Tournament
The Adamsville tennis teams will be hosting a non-sanctioned tennis tournament open to all on September 21st – 23rd at the Buford Pusser Memorial Park in Adamsville. For more information or entry forms, call Coach Michael Harvill at 731-632-3273 between noon and 1 p.m. Monday – Friday, or 731-239-2434 after 6 p.m. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, September 19th at 9 p.m.

•Young Sportsman’s Night Out
Don’t miss the “Young Sportsman’s Night Out” on October 22nd at 6 p.m. at The Marty in Adamsville. There will be all kinds of displays including guns, bows, knives, animals, 4-wheelers, deer stands, boats, hunting clothes, etc. See demonstrations on deer callings, duck calling, coyote calling, and how to use firearms safely. There will be something for everyone. Kids of all ages and their parents are invited. Sponsored by the Adamsville Parks and Recreation Department.

•Selmer Lions Golf Tournament
The Selmer Lions Club will host their annual 4-person golf scramble on Friday, September 21st at the Selmer Golf & Country Club. The cost is $200 per team. The 18-hole tournament will be limited to the first 18 paid teams. There will be a steak supper at 5:30 p.m. Donations are welcome and individual hole sponsorships are available for $50. For more info or to make a donation contact Dale Youngblood at 610-0023, Floyd Mangrum at 645-9557, John Finlayson at 645-6187, or Darren Bowers at 610-3909.

•Zumba Classes
School is back in session and moms can come out to play. There are several Zumba classes to get you motivated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Selmer Community Center. Zumba Fitness Gold meets at 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Aqua Zumba classes are held. For more info call Teresa at 646-0346. Ditch the workout and join the party!