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Stories from Friday, November 18, 2011

Brush truck ready (11/18/11)
FEMA pays 95% of new VFD truck
Town board deliberates, drops metro (11/18/11)
Ledford, Liggett don't attend
P-burg recorder quits with no reason (11/18/11)
Mayor perplexed
Council vote for jobs incentive (11/18/11)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Christian Brands - the company making candles and jewelry in Lewisburg's Business Park, where it has call center operators and a distribution hub - is thinking about buying the city's spec building. "The company is looking at acquiring another business and it's looking to move it to the Lewisburg Business Park," City Economic Developer Greg Lowe told Lewisburg councilmen before they sanctioned another property tax deferment...
No personal injury (11/18/11)
From staff reports Less than a half hour before the Cash Express on Nashville Highway was to open Wednesday morning, a blue Pontiac Montana crashed through the front glass door and picture windows, Lewisburg Police said. There was no personal injury or citation issued as a result of the accident. Mary Sheffield of Chapel Hill "was trying to park," Officer Clyde Ragsdale said. "Her foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator."...
New alderman moved to town to flee Franklin (11/18/11)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer CHAPEL HILL - The town's newest member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen isn't from here, but she grew up in Williamson County when it was country like this north Marshall County town. Dorothy "Dottie" Morton is so laid back about her seat on the town board that she's unsure about exactly when she was sworn in, when the unexpired term of her predecessor ends, and whether she plans to run for election to the position...
Woodward returns to P-burg City Hall (11/18/11)
From staff reports PETERSBURG - The town's Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday appointed a former mayor to serve the unexpired portion of an alderman who's moved to Fayetteville. Barbara Woodward succeeds Allen Moorehead who's now a deputy working for Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwell. Moorehead was also a Petersburg policeman. Woodward served as interim mayor for eight months after Richard Fulger died in 2004...
Appeal denied, woman still in state prison (11/18/11)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Lewisburg woman had her appeal denied by the Court of Criminal Appeals this month. Tianje R. Johnson, 45, pled guilty in February 2010 to four counts of sale of crack cocaine, four counts of delivery of crack cocaine, and two counts of possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell or deliver. The quantity of crack involved in the possession charge was enough to make it a B Felony...
Tigers poised for epic battle (11/18/11)
Rematch with Giles County, but this for state semifinal berth It seems like forever ago when Marshall County High School played Giles County and came away with a program-changing 26-7 win at Preston Hopkins Field in Lewisburg. Since that Sept. 16 battle, the Tigers have marched many miles, coming away with six wins in eight ballgames, including two blowout playoff wins versus Notre Dame and Sequoyah. Under the lights this week in Lewisburg, the two long-time archrivals meet again with a Class 4A state semifinal berth on the line.
Forrest's Jordan signs with Campbellsville University (11/18/11)
On Tuesday at Forrest, Lady Rocket senior center fielder and District 9A Most Valuable Player Adrean Jordan signed a letter of intent to attend Campbellsville University in Kentucky on a softball scholarship. Jordan, who also played 18U travel ball with the Louisville Sluggers' top team over the summer, batted .444 with 5 home runs, 39 RBIs, and 30 runs scored as she played in all 30 games for the Lady Rockets last season.
FMS Lady Rockets snap losing streak (11/18/11)
The Forrest Middle School Lady Rockets (3-6) turned in a gutty performance Monday night in Chapel Hill as they snapped a four-game losing with a rough and tumble 32-29 win over Liberty. "It feels good to finally to get a win," said Forrest coach Jeremy Jean. "The kids have played this way for about three quarters every game and we have gotten beat, because we did not finish. Tonight we finished, they had a chance to lay when they made a run on us, but they stayed calm, and we pulled out a win."
Rockets fall to Franklin in Hobbs' debut (11/18/11)
The Forrest Rockets, minus some key players due to the just ended football season, played well before falling 67-49 Monday night to the Franklin Rebels in the season opener and debut of head coach Wes Hobbs. Hobbs is the son of TSSAA Hall of Fame member Wayne Hobbs, son to Cornersville Middle School girls' assistant coach Sally Hobbs, and sibling to Lady Rocket assistant Ashley Hobbs.
FMS Rockets stop Liberty (11/18/11)
The FMS Rockets improved to 5-4 on the season with a solid 31-29 triumph over visiting Liberty Monday night in Chapel Hill. Eighth grader Alex Brewer stepped up with a dozen points for the Rockets, who had a balanced scoring attack that included 5 points by Gary Lukonen, three points from Jesse Pruitt, Hawkin King, Marshall McKee, and David Andrews, plus a deuce from Tyler Adcock.
Lady Rockets routed in season opener (11/18/11)
The Forrest Lady Rockets travelled to Franklin High School Tuesday night for their season opener and got an unfriendly welcome from the Lady Rebels in a 64-45 shellacking. After Scarlett Roberson tied the game at 2-2, it was all Lady Rebs as they ran off 13 consecutive points on Forrest, who would never be in the game again.
Lady Bulldogs rally past Community (11/18/11)
After losing four seniors from last year's District 11-A championship squad, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs faced some adversity in their season opener on Tuesday night, but jelled in time to defeat the Community Viqueens 48-38 at home. With senior point guard and three-time All-District selection Makenzie Hopkins still sidelined by a knee injury that she suffered in June, Cornersville appeared to be in trouble early in the second half and trailed the Viqueens 29-22 with 4:36 left in the third quarter.
Marshall County sweeps Columbia Academy in bowling (11/18/11)
On Monday night, the Marshall County Tiger bowling team notched their fifth straight victory when they defeated the Columbia Academy Bulldogs 24-3 at Fun Time Bowling in Lewisburg. The Tigerettes, meanwhile, snapped a two-game losing streak by beating CA 25-2 in the girls' contest to run their record to 4-3 on the season.
Vikings conquer Cornersville (11/18/11)
The Cornersville Bulldogs got off to a disappointing start to the 2011-12 basketball campaign, as they suffered a 59-38 loss to the Community Vikings at home on Tuesday night. Aided by some early Cornersville foul trouble, Community took charge of the game right from the start and forged a 17-4 lead in the first quarter.
Eva Christine LeMieux (11/18/11)
Eva Christine LeMieux, 80, of Hermitage, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Mrs. LeMieux was retired from Bell South. She was the daughter of the late John and Lois Fowler Higdon. She is survived by her sons, Ray (Maria) Hazlett and Tony (Pam) Hazlett; daughter, Kay (Joe) Hobbs; sister, Melba (Bobby) Martin; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren...
James Franklin Matney (11/18/11)
James Franklin Matney, 85, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Matney was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Albert and Grace Curtis Matney. He served his country in France as a military policeman during World War II. He retired from Heil-Quaker Corporation where he was employed in quality control. He was a member of Lewisburg First United Methodist Church...
Bobby Leon Everly (11/18/11)
Bobby Leon Everly, 53, of Lewisburg died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Maury Regional Hospital. Bobby was a native of Lynnville, and he was the son of the late Bessie Lou Everly. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a lab technician at Tennessee Technical Coating...
Rebecca Ellen Woodward Herron (11/18/11)
Rebecca Ellen Woodward Herron, 86, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in Carrick Glen Assisted Living. Mrs. Herron was a native of Bedford County, and daughter of the late George Robert and Rebecca Ellen Palmer Woodward. She was a caregiver and member of the Church of Christ...
Thanksgiving thoughts said prematurely, too political (11/18/11)
This week's column was going to be about the 2012 campaign or the White House and how obvious it is that the incumbent will be re-elected and we might all be thankful that we don't have to worry about that anymore. After all, Bill Clinton got re-elected with the Monica Lewinsky affair in full bloom. Richard Nixon was re-elected with Watergate and, if it weren't for a helicopter crash during a daring desert raid gone wring, Jimmy Carter might have been re-elected...