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Stories from Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MOON PRODUCTS AT 50 (10/26/11)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Some 100-150 million pencils are made annually at Moon Products in Lewisburg, company officials said this week as they're opening the factory's doors for an open house Thursday to mark 50 years of pencil manufacturing by the firm...
Liggett,Ledford to seek support for metro study (10/26/11)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett and Commissioner Don Ledford are to consult with the four municipalities in the county to - at least - ascertain interest in consolidation of local governments to reduce the cost of services to taxpayers...
Shooting not yet ruled an accident (10/26/11)
From staff reports A Cornersville woman suffered a gunshot wound Sunday afternoon at a Bicentennial Street home in the vicinity of where a father and son were practice shooting with a .45-caliber pistol, according to Marshall County Sheriff Norman Dalton...
Money must last three years, not two (10/26/11)
From staff reports Marshall County commissioners on Monday unanimously adopted several resolutions concerning spending and money management. By unanimous vote, the commission verified its intent to have County Highway Superintendent Jerry Williams spend-down a $1 million appropriation from borrowed funds over three years instead of two...
Elections administrator now certified by Tennessee (10/26/11)
From Staff Reports Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and State Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins have announced that Tristan Arnold, Marshall County Administrator of Elections, passed the Certification Exam for Administrators of Elections recently in Nashville...
Successful fundraiser held for March of Dimes (10/26/11)
Over $2,600 was raised for the March of Dimes at the 4th Annual Kids Fair hosted by Marshall County Chiropractic at the National Guard Armory on Saturday, Sept. 17. With so many activities at one event, it's easy to see why the fair was such a success...
Reading program deemed success (10/26/11)
By Darlene Young Special to the Tribune The summer of 2011 was great for Marshall County Memorial Library: our Summer Reading Program was a huge success. The "One World, Many Voices" 2011 Summer Reading program kicked off with WSMV Channel 4's Snowbird, who read his way into everyone's heart and had both children and parents laughing out loud. ...
Crime Reports (10/26/11)
Thieves apparently finished their job Thieves returned to a Lunn Street home between Oct. 20 and 21 to get $750-worth of items that apparently they did not take during their first visit on Oct. 15. Those included a Wii controller, an xBox controller, four Wii games, and a Marshall County High School class ring. The Wii and the xBox were taken on Oct. 15, along with 50-inch Panasonic TV and other valuables...
Artist of the Month is painter Ronnie Cheek (10/26/11)
Special to the Tribune Ronnie Cheek of Lewisburg, current president of the Marshall County Art Guild, is Artist of the Month for October Cheek grew up on his Father's farm in the Berlin community of Marshall County. Later in life he attended Harris School Of Art for four and a half years. ...
Local horsemen to plead guilty in federal court (10/26/11)
By Brian Mosely Special to the Tribune Two Lewisburg men are to plead guilty in federal court next month. Barney Davis, 38, and Jeffery Bradford, 33, both of Lewisburg, along with Christen Altman, 25, of Shelbyville, are scheduled to appear in Chattanooga before U.S. Magistrate Judge William B. Carter on Nov. 8 to plead guilty, at which time a sentencing date will be announced...
Lamb touchdown run silences Cascade in OT (10/26/11)
The Forrest Rockets pulled off one of their biggest wins in school history in dramatic fashion Friday night in Wartrace, shocking the Cascade Champions 23-20 in overtime. Junior quarterback Brooks Lamb ran in the walk-off touchdown from 10-yards out for Forrest after Jared Carcuff's 23-yard field goal gave Cascade a 20-17 lead in the first possession of overtime.
FMS boys hold off Liberty 25-19 (10/26/11)
The FMS boys garnered their second win of the season with a hard fought 25-19 win at Liberty Thursday night. Forrest was in control for much of the contest before the Patriots staged a late comeback, tying the game at 19 before the Rockets scored the last six points in the contest for the victory...
Lady Rockets' comeback spoiled by Liberty (10/26/11)
The FMS Lady Rockets fell to 1-2 on the season after Thursday night's 38-36 loss at Liberty, but it felt like a victory for the young squad as they fought back from a nine-point fourth quarter deficit. Cassie Whitworth's ice cold, three-bomb with four seconds left tied the contest for FMS, but the upset attempt was spoiled on a last second, game winning lay-up by Liberty's Olivia Doak.
Bulldogs beat Collinwood (10/26/11)
After playing several teams close this year, the Cornersville Bulldogs tasted victory for the first time this season on Friday night when they defeated the Collinwood Trojans 38-26 at home. Collinwood held a 14-12 lead early in the second before Cornersville scored two straight touchdowns to take a 24-14 advantage into halftime.
CMS Lady Bulldogs edge Columbia Academy (10/26/11)
The Cornersville Middle School Lady Bulldogs opened the 2011-12 basketball season with a win by rallying to defeat Columbia Academy 25-22 at Culleoka High School on Thursday night. With only one starter returning from last year's squad, Cornersville struggled offensively for much of the evening and trailed 13-8 midway through the third quarter. The Lady Bulldogs, though, managed to right the ship and outscored CA 17-9 the rest of the way to pull out the three-point victory.
CMS Bulldogs fall to Columbia Academy (10/26/11)
After losing all five starters from last year's squad, the Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs received a tough initiation on the basketball court on Thursday night, as they were defeated 43-27 by Columbia Academy in their season opener at Culleoka High School. Despite having three seventh graders in their starting lineup, Cornersville put up a tough fight in the first half and trailed just 22-17 at the break. The Bulldogs, though, were unable to keep pace with CA in the second half, as Columbia Academy outscored CMS 21-10 over the final two quarters to pull away for the 16-point victory.
Culleoka clips Lady Bulldogs (10/26/11)
On Saturday, the Cornersville Middle School Lady Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season when they were defeated 27-26 on the road by the Culleoka Lady Warriors. Cornersville appeared to be in control of the contest and held a 21-12 lead midway through the third quarter, but Culleoka suddenly caught fire offensively and used a 15-2 run to seize a 27-23 advantage early in the fourth period before holding on for the one-point victory.
Warriors defeat CMS Bulldogs (10/26/11)
After opening the season with a 43-27 loss to Columbia Academy two days earlier, the Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs saw their record fall to 0-2 on Saturday when they were beaten 44-33 on the road by the Culleoka Warriors. Culleoka was in total command of the game early on and built a 26-12 lead in the first half before outscoring Cornersville 8-2 in the third quarter to open up a 34-14 advantage.
Page upsets Tigers (10/26/11)
You can't take anything for granted. The Marshall County Tigers hit an unexpected bump in the road on Friday night when they traveled to Franklin and lost 7-3 to longtime District rival Page. Although the Patriots turned in an inspired defensive effort and desperately needed a victory to stay in the playoff race, Marshall County (6-3, 5-2 District) held a 3-0 lead late in the contest thanks to a 21-yard field goal by Aaron Medley early in the fourth quarter and had a chance to run out the clock.
James Harold Jones (10/26/11)
Retired Senior Master Sgt. James Harold Jones, 89, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Franklin. A native of Bedford County, Harold was a son of the late Harvey Ransom and Annie Maude Hoover Jones. Mr. Jones retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service during which he served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During his service he spent 22 months as a prisoner of war in North Korea...
Ora Lucille Bailey (10/26/11)
Graveside services for Ora Lucille Bailey, 98, of Lynchburg, formerly of Lewisburg, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg with Rev. Ron DeWitt officiating. Ms. Bailey passed Sunday morning, Oct. 23, 2011, in the Lynchburg Nursing Home after an extended illness...
James Elliott Fagan (10/26/11)
James Elliott Fagan, 87, of Eagleville, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Eagleville. Mr. Fagan was born in Marshall County and was a son of the late Owen Elliott and Mamie Lou Dean Fagan. He was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army during the European Campaign. ...
Linda Kaye Hamlett Hooper (10/26/11)
Linda Kaye Hamlett Hooper, 69, of Nashville, formerly of Lynnville, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Ms. Hooper was a native of Giles County, and daughter of the late William Henry and Ida Yvonne Bivens Hamlett. She was a graduate of Lynnville High School. She was retired from First American Bank where she was an administrative assistant in securities...
Lorene Neese Batten (10/26/11)
Lorene Neese Batten, 96, of Lewisburg, died Saturday morning, Oct. 22, 2011, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Batten was born in Grant, Okla., and was a daughter of the late Joel Lowe and Martha Elizabeth Harber Neese. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lewisburg. She worked many years for Red Cedar Pencil Company and retired from Cosmolab, Inc. in Lewisburg...
David Odell Price Sr. (10/26/11)
David Odell Price Sr., 60, of Lewisburg, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, after an extended illness. A native of Lawrenceburg, he was the son of the late Eva M. Walker Price and Mitchell Odell Price. He was a self-employed carpenter and painter and was a member of the Baptist faith...