Stories from Friday, December 9, 2011
New schools director to be named in March
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A decision on who will be the next director of Marshall County schools could be made as early as the school board's March meeting, according to discussion at a work session Tuesday night. "The intention is to get the new director here in time to be a part of the budget process," said board member Randy Perryman. The year 2012 presents the additional constraint that the new director must be in office 60 days before the county general election on Aug. 2...
IDB takes steps to be business friendly
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Write A few technical business matters, euphemistically called housekeeping, were resolved by Lewisburg's Industrial Development Board on Tuesday when the panel held its first meeting in what's now called the Historic First Avenue Building...
Foundation sells cards to help our students go to college
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A local foundation that helps students go on to post-secondary education has come up with a unique and beautiful way to raise funds this holiday season. The Marshall Education Foundation is selling high quality Christmas cards, featuring a reproduction of the painting "Blessed Winter" by David Bruce McLeod. Each card costs $25, and states, "A gift to the Marshall Education Foundation has been made in your honor this Christmas season." The gift is tax deductible...
Standardized school attire policy on hold
By Karen Hall Staff Writer School board members backed away from moving toward a standardized school attire policy after lively discussion at a policy committee meeting Tuesday. Most said they had heard from numerous parents, both for and against. Donnie Moses said some parents had told him standardized school attire would "suppress individuality" while Harvey Jones Jr. said a lot of parents would love to see it...
Roberts retiring from golf course management
From staff reports While golfers can still play at Saddle Creek Golf Club, the owner has decided to make more time for his own play, he said, Wednesday, explaining he plans to announce a new manager next month. "I'll probably have an announcement after the first of the year," Lewisburg resident Eddie Roberts said. "It is not closing. I am, myself, getting out of the golf course management business and someone else will be managing Saddle Creek...
2011-2012 Forrest Girls Preview
Five years have passed since Cinderella's shoe fell on the Class A basketball world when the Forrest Lady Rockets captured the school's first ever state championship in any sport under the tutelage of former coach Robby Reasonover.
Current coach Jeremy Jean took over the following year as Reasonover surprised everyone with his resignation, citing personal reasons.
2011-2012 Forrest Boys Preview
The Forrest Rockets turn a new chapter this season as longtime head coach Davy McClaran resigned to become an assistant principal at the school, and in his place steps in Wesley Hobbs, a familiar name in Mid-State coaching circles.
Hobbs is the son of the recently deceased TSSAA Hall of Fame member Wayne Hobbs and current Cornersville Middle School girls assistant Sally Hobbs, along with Lady Rocket assistant coach Ashley Hobbs.
Richland nips Lady Bulldogs in overtime
After losing their previous two games by a total of five points, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (3-4, 0-1) endured another frustrating defeat on Tuesday night when they were beaten 40-37 in overtime by archrival Richland at home.
Cornersville held a 29-26 lead late in the fourth quarter, before the Lady Raiders (1-6, 1-0) tallied the next four points to pull ahead 30-29 with 10.5 seconds left.
Tigers maul Panthers 61-41 for third straight win
With ten seconds to go Saturday night at Lawrence County, the MCHS Tigers trailed by three points, but incredibly won the ballgame 58-55 on an Aaron Hobbs buzzer-beater, and back in Lewisburg on Tuesday, the Tigers kept the long-balls flying in a 61-41 trouncing over Lewis County.
Kevin Peterson drilled a trey on Marshall County's first possession versus the Panthers to light the long ball fuse that would total 10 for the ballgame.
Tigerettes let one slip away
The Marshall County Tigerettes led at the end of every quarter, except the pivotal fourth period versus Lewis County as they let one slip away 43-41 at the Dottie Kelso Memorial Gymnasium in Lewisburg Tuesday night.
"We came out and the girls followed the game plan to a tee," said MCHS head coach David Junkins. "We jumped out to a lead, but I knew Lewis County would find their rhythm and it would be a close ballgame."
Forrest's Hannah Phifer (35) seen here at Moore County on Friday, poured in a career high 23 points at Eagleville on Tuesday as the Lady Rockets (2-5, 1-1) broke a two-game losing streak with a 61-56 win over the Lady Eagles. The Rockets (4-4, 2-0) also took home a 67-48 win over Eagleville behind 22 points from Mark Pope and 20 by Zach Horvath...
Tigers claim 8th straight
The Marshall County Tiger bowling team mowed down another opponent on Monday night and recorded their eighth straight victory by defeating the Spring Hill Raiders 24-3 at Fun Time Bowling in Lewisburg.
Spring Hill, meanwhile, got the better of MCHS in the girls match, as the Lady Raiders (9-0) defeated the Tigerettes 23.5-3.5 to remain undefeated on the season.
Raiders roll past Bulldogs
On Tuesday night, the Cornersville Bulldogs suffered their fifth straight loss when they were defeated 53-17 by the Richland Raiders at home.
With starting forward Haydon McMahon and reserves Devante Spencer and Zack Welch all sidelined by injuries, the shorthanded Bulldogs (1-6, 0-1 District) were simply overwhelmed by Richland, as the Raiders (3-4, 1-0 District) built a 34-12 lead in the first half before outscoring CHS 19-5 over the final two quarters to cruise to the 36-point victory.
Betty Ezell, 86, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, 2011. Mrs. Ezell was a native of Macomb, Ill. and was a daughter of the late Walter McKinley and Hazel West Adams. During her life, she raised and showed saddlebred horses and also was an equitation instructor. ...
Chamber members attend annual dinner; smiles of confidence
After attending the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Annual December Business Meeting and Dinner, I decided to write a column rather than presenting a straight news report. The reason for the column is because I can add my opinion. I believe the photos and captions on this page tell it all. Our chamber has made a significant change for the betterment of the businesses in Marshall County...
Santa Claus: And That's The Truth!
Ho-ho-hold everything! This is the interview that couldn't wait. Christmas 2011 finds my son Gideon (who turns 8 in March) still trusting and full of wide-eyed innocence. In the coming year he might stumble across a newspaper article meant For Adult Eyes Only or be disillusioned by a "helpful" Older Kid...