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Stories from Friday, February 8, 2008

Hightower signs with Tide (02/08/08)
Elks hold hoop shoot (02/08/08)
The Tennessee Elks held the Middle Tennessee District Hoop Shoot shoot off in January at New Prospect School. Devan Hasty came in first place in the 12- to 13-year-old girls category and also received the trophy for getting the most hoops for girls ages 8 to 13. Ashley Umbles came in second after having been tied for first place in the 10- to 11-year-old girls category...
WES spans the globe (02/08/08)
County secures grant to fight road erosion (02/08/08)
Marshall County has been awarded another federal grant to prevent stormwater erosion of rural roads, according to federal and county officials speaking this week at County Roads Superintendent Jerry Williams' office. The program here, estimated to cost $591,800, is to improve 41 sites. Most are where a roadbed is threatened by a meandering stream or by recurring flooding. Those places are to be covered with a geo-fabric that allows water through, but holds soil in place, Williams explained...
Fire slows traffic to a halt (02/08/08)
Board defends not naming applicants (02/08/08)
Members of the Joint Economic and Community Development Board's Executive Committee and one of their candidates this week gave reasons for not naming applicants for the job of executive director and holding private interviews. The first of three applicants interviewed Tuesday, who requested not to be identified here, said they are an independent contractor who would not want their clients to know that the service might no longer be available if the applicant were successful. ...
It's Mardi Gras time! (02/08/08)
Mardi Gras came to Lewisburg Tuesday. At NHC Oakwood, the staff and patients dressed up with beads, feathers, crowns and masks. The lunch menu featured fried chicken, red beans and rice, and king cake and bread pudding for dessert. Bill Beech, 90, was among the celebrants, with a badge identifying him as a "Golden Links Volunteer." Beech and his late wife retired to Lewisburg in 1999 after 30 years in New Orleans. ...
Funding sought for soccer house (02/08/08)
With more and more youngsters playing soccer, Lewisburg's City Council wants to improve soccer field facilities here with a building that has locker rooms, storage, a concession stand and restrooms. To do so, the council is scheduled next week to authorize Mayor Bob Phillips to apply for a $30,000 grant from the state. It's one of three applications Phillips may sign, but if the building is built, it will be seen by and serve more people than what the other grants fund...
Classes canceled due to flu, storms (02/08/08)
Stormy weather and a preponderance of people feeling puny were reasons given by Marshall County's schools spokeswoman for why classes were called off on Wednesday. "Storms, high water, trees down and flu" were all cited by spokeswoman Rhonda Poole, who attributed her information to Interim Director Nancy Aldridge and Glenn Ezell, transportation director for the system...
School board holds interviews for new director (02/08/08)
Marshall County residents were given the chance this week to judge for themselves which of five candidates will make the best director of schools. The members of the Marshall County Board of Education are giving up all their evenings this week in order to interview each of the five candidates for the position...
School Lunch Menus (02/08/08)
Westhills Elementary Monday - Breakfast - Assorted cereal, warm toast, chilled juice, low-fat milk. Lunch - Pizza or toasted cheese sandwich, tossed salad, french fries, pear half, chocolate oatmeal cookie, low-fat milk. Tuesday - Breakfast - Breakfast pizza, cereal, chilled juice, low-fat milk. Lunch - Chicken strips or Lasagna, tossed salad, whole kernel corn, baked apples, snicker doodle cookies, low-fat milk...
Briefs (02/08/08)
Abraham J. Wolfe of Lewisburg received summa cum laude honors in the Austin Peay State University Dean's List for Fall 2007. Wolfe is majoring in interdisciplinary studies. Army National Guard Pfc. David M. Hargrove has graduated from nine weeks of basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.. Hargrove is a 2003 graduate of Marshall County High School and is the brother of William Hargrove of Lewisburg...
Bulldogs hang for a half before falling (02/08/08)
The Cornersville Bulldogs wanted to play spoiler to any high hopes that seventh-ranked Moore County had of catching sixth-ranked Culleoka and did for one half of basketball before the Raiders turned it around in the second half to secure a 73-56 homecoming victory in Lynchburg Tuesday night...
Pratt propels Rockets to victory over Vikings (02/08/08)
Standing tall, the Forrest Rockets pushed back a tough Community squad 49-42 Monday in Chapel Hill on senior night, extending the Rockets' winning streak to three games. Preston Pratt scored 18 points (all three's) to lead the Rockets to victory and all but assure the team of a first round home game to begin next week's District 9A Tournament...
Lady Bulldogs finish fourth (02/08/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Lynchburg Tuesday night, hoping to beat the Moore County Raiderettes and wrap up third place in District 11A, but played poorly for the third-straight game and lost 62-47. The loss left both teams with identical 7-5 district records, forcing a coin toss after the game to determine seeding in the district tournament next week. Cornersville lost the flip, leaving them in the fourth spot. The Lady Dawgs will still host a first-round game...
Tigers pull away from Raiders (02/08/08)
Having already clinched the top seed for the upcoming District 10-AA tournament, the Marshall County Tigers won the regular season District title outright this past Tuesday when they defeated an athletic Spring Hill squad 64-46 at home on Senior Night...
Tigerettes smash Spring Hill (02/08/08)
The Marshall County Tigerettes (22-4, 13-1 District) recorded their fourth-straight lopsided victory this past Tuesday, pummeling Spring Hill 62-31 on Senior Night at Dottie Kelso Gymnasium. Marshall County held a commanding 36-15 lead at the half before eventually opening up a 38-point cushion early in the fourth quarter en route to their fourth consecutive win over the Lady Raiders (2-23, 1-12 District). ...
Senior night sweet for Lady Rockets (02/08/08)
"We are going to win it all again before we are done," said Blair Foster, one of the six Lady Rockets seniors honored before they pasted Community 52-22 in the last regular season home game for the group of girls that has forever raised the bar for women's basketball in Chapel Hill...
Little League signups scheduled (02/08/08)
Marshall County Little League Baseball and Softball Signups will be held in Lewisburg and Chapel Hill on the following dates: Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lewisburg at the Little League Park Complex and Recreation Center and in Chapel Hill at the Old Gym at Forrest High School...
Annie Laura Ring Cooper (02/08/08)
Annie Laura Ring Cooper Mrs. Annie Laura Ring Cooper, 69, of the Berlin Community of Marshall County, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Cooper was a native of Maury County. She was an employee of Moon Pencil Co. for over 20 years and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Shelbyville...
Steven Edward Pulley (02/08/08)
Steven Edward Pulley Mr. Steven Edward Pulley, 21, of Columbia, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Pulley was a native of Maury County. He was a graduate of Solid Rock Christian Academy and was of the Baptist faith. He worked at Shady Brook Cinemas, the YMCA, and Check Outs...
Betty Lou Ryan (02/08/08)
Betty Lou Ryan Mrs. Betty Lou Ryan, 76, of Jacksonville, Ill., died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Prairie Village Health Care Center in Jacksonville. Mrs. Ryan was a native of Tullahoma. She worked for 32 years at Illinois School for the Visually Impaired and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of both the VFW and the American Legion. She loved the St. Louis Cardinals and trips to the casino with family and friends...
Sharon Renea Franklin (02/08/08)
Sharon Renea Franklin Mrs. Sharon Renea Franklin, 48, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Felix and Everline Crowell, and her brother, Gary Crowell. She is survived by a brother, Gerald Crowell of Lewisburg; a sister, Clesta Turner of South Bend, Ind.; two children, Thomas and Dominic Franklin of Lewisburg; and three grandchildren...
Forrest Ward, Jr. (02/08/08)
Forrest Ward, Jr. Mr. Forrest Ward Jr., 62, of Mariposa, Calif., died surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at his residence after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Ward was a native of Pulaski. He attended Marshall County High School and went to California in 1964, where he served five years in the Air Force and achieved the rank of sergeant. ...