Stories from Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Accused crack dealer wanted by sheriff
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man accused of dealing crack cocaine and selling a substance that looks like cocaine, but is not a drug.
"We're looking for a guy named Jamie Perryman, a black male, 6-foot tall, weighing 165 pounds whose date of birth is Feb. 18, 1991," Sheriff Norman Dalton said Tuesday morning.
Marshall County's unemployment rate down to 13.2 percent
Marshall County's unemployment rate continues to go down, but it's still well into double-digit figures, meaning it's higher than state and national rates.
The unemployment rate went down from 13.9 percent in September to 13.2 percent in October, according to a state report issued on Wednesday afternoon.
Forrest grad returns to county to practice law
A young Chapel Hill woman is excited to be back in Marshall County to start her legal career.
Debbie Zimmerle, 26, graduated from law school and passed the Bar exam this summer, and this week she joined the law office of David McKenzie in Lewisburg.
Crossing guard's sign hit
CHAPEL HILL - A crossing guard's sign was accidentally struck by a motorist Monday morning in front of Chapel Hill Elementary School.
Commission to consider different water systems
Marshall County commissioners on Monday are scheduled to consider changing rules on construction permits where public water service is unavailable so rain collection systems are allowable.
Thanksgiving Tournament Schedules
Cornersville Thanksgiving Classic Friday 11-25-10 10:00 Ardmore vs. Fayetteville City (Girls) 11:20 Ardmore vs. Fayetteville City (Boys) 12:40 Wayne Co. vs. Richland (Girls) 2:00 Wayne Co. vs. Richland (Boys) 3:20 Hardin Co. vs. Smyrna (Girls) 4:40 Hardin Co. vs. Smyrna (Boys)...
Mayes' free throws secures overtime win for Tigers
Marshall County boys' head basketball coach Jason Tigert must have been filled with uncertainty as his Tigers took the floor versus Columbia Central Tuesday night for their season opener in Lewisburg.
2010-2011 Class AA Mr. Basketball Kedren Johnson is up in Nashville, displaying his talents to the country as a freshman at Vanderbilt, and for most of the high school training camp period and into the first week of the season, Tigert has been without the majority of his squad due to the success of the Tiger football program.
Tigerettes fall to Columbia; still winless on the season
For the second year in a row, the Marshall County Tigerettes have dropped their first three games to to start the season as they fell 78-60 to Columbia Central Tuesday night at Dottie Kelso Memorial Gymnasium in Lewisburg.
After falling behind 4-0 to begin the game, Mecia Reed scored on a three-point play after driving to the hoop.
Kenytra Bumpas hit a jumper for the Lady Lions to make it a 6-3 ballgame before Jameka Braden scored on back-to-back possessions for the Tigerettes, giving MCHS a 7-6 lead.
Moments later, Braden drilled a three-pointer for a 10-8 Tigerette lead.
Tigerettes clipped by Eaglettes in Hall of Fame game
After losing 56-37 at Sycamore in last Tuesday night's season opening Hall of Fame game, the Marshall County High School Tigerettes travelled to the fabled Shelbyville Central High School Gymnasium for another Hall of Fame match-up with the Eaglettes.
After a slow start put the Tigerettes in a deep 19-5 hole after one quarter, head coach David Junkins' young squad played the Eaglettes tough before falling 64-39.
Bulldogs edge Knights
On Friday night, the Cornersville Bulldogs (1-1) finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel, as they defeated the Riverside Christian Academy Knights 57-55 in Fayetteville to snap a 29-game losing streak.
RCA (0-2) held a 25-24 lead at the break but the Bulldogs outscored the Knights 22-13 through the first 10 minutes of the second half to seize a 46-38 advantage early in the fourth quarter.
Lady Bulldogs blowout Riverside Christian
Coming off a hard fought 48-38 win over Community three days earlier, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (2-0) allowed coach Micah Landers to have a stress free night on the sidelines when they crushed the Riverside Christian Academy Lady Knights 58-12 in Fayetteville on Friday.
The Lady Bulldogs blew the game open early and forged a 34-12 lead in the first half before outscoring RCA 24-0 over the final two quarters to roll to the 46-point victory.
LMS Tigerettes hold off E.A. Cox
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes notched their fourth victory of the season on Monday night by defeating the E.A. Cox Lady Cougars 31-26 at home.
After building a 16-11 lead in the first half, the Tigerettes (4-3) opened up a 28-18 advantage early in the fourth quarter before staving off a late E.A. Cox rally.
LMS Tigers trounce Cougars
On Monday night, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigers improved their record to 4-3 on the season when they defeated the E.A. Cox Cougars 52-29 at home.
Lewisburg knocked the Cougars back on their heels early and led by as many as 19 points in the first half before taking a 30-18 advantage into the break. The Tigers then outscored E.A. Cox 22-11 over the final two quarters to pull away for the 23-point victory.
Dickson County defeats LMS Tigers
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (3-3) put up a tough fight, but came up short against a strong Dickson County squad on Thursday night, as they dropped a 57-39 decision to the Dragons at home.
After losing to Dickson County 50-19 nine days earlier, the Tigers turned in a more determined effort on Thursday and trailed just 25-17 at halftime. The Dragons (4-0), though, proved to have too much firepower for LMS and stretched their lead to 43-18 late in the third quarter before fending off a late Lewisburg rally and eventually claiming the 18-point victory.
Lady Dragons burn LMS Tigerettes
After defeating Spring Hill three days earlier, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (3-3) ran into a buzz saw on Thursday night, as they suffered a 47-11 loss at home to a talented Dickson County Lady Dragon squad.
Having defeated LMS 49-19 in their previous meeting on Nov. 8, the Lady Dragons (4-0) blew the game open early and forged a 24-3 lead in the first half before outscoring Lewisburg 23-8 over the final two quarters to roll to the 36-point victory.
Lewisburg residents bag mule deer in Colorado
Retired Lewisburg dentist Woodson Carter, left and Belfast resident Robert Richmond are all smiles as they proudly display the pair of mule deer they harvested recently on Sheephorn Ranch in Kremmling, Colorado. The deer scored 190 and 185 respectively in the Boone and Crockett point rating system.
Thankfully, someone's looking for budget cuts
It does appear that the Congressional Super Committee looking for budget cuts to federal spending was about as successful as Marshall County commissioners' two-man search for support for consolidation of government services here, or combining the county with one or more municipality under a metropolitan charter.