Stories from Friday, December 16, 2011
Wee Care Day Care director, founder to graduate Saturday
From staff reports State officials are encouraging day care directors to have more education, so Lewisburg native Betty Ann Ogilvie went back to college and is graduating Saturday during ceremonies at Columbia State Community College. Ogilvie is a founder and has been the director of Wee Care Day Care on Fox Lane since it opened in January of 1988. That's 24 years ago next month. She and her friends raised $243,000 in this community and built it without borrowing money...
Students aid Ronald McDonald House
The Cornersville High School Student Council and Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students recently held their 19th Annual Supply drive for the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville. As always, students and staff members responded with generous donations, and the amount of supplies and donations totaled $2,200. The club members delivered and organized the supplies, helped clean the facility, and visited with patients and their families...
McRady objects to early sessions for talk
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Write Lewisburg Councilman Ronald McRady opposes a proposal to have non-voting workshops on a regular basis before city council meetings and, in his own style of straight talk, he said why when the subject was raised Tuesday night during the panel's regular monthly meeting...
Economic revitalization sought here
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Merchants and owners of property around Lewisburg's public square are gathering again on Tuesday at the restaurant next to the old Dixie theater to take stock of their efforts toward improving the historic business district...
Hoop Shoot winners move on to district competition
Elks Lodge No. 1990 held their annual Hoop Shoot at Lewisburg Middle School on Nov. 19. The winners were: The first place winners will be going to Lawrenceburg on Dec. 17 to shoot in the District Shoot. At the District, there will be shooters from Columbia, Pulaski, Nashville, Madison, Gallatin, Fayetteville, and Lawrenceburg...
Johnson gone, up-tempo attack stays
In four exciting and highly successful years at Marshall County High School with current Vanderbilt freshman
Kedren Johnson, the Tigers posted 99 wins and 31 losses, including back-to-back undefeated district slates in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.
The Tigers went 54-2 in district play over the four-year period, won two Region 6-AA titles and made one appearance at the TSSAA State Tournament in Murfreesboro, making it all the way to the semifinals before losing to Bolivar in overtime 64-58 in the 2009-2010 season.
Lady Rockets' comeback shocks Cascade
Just when things looked as bleak as they could be, the Forrest Lady Rockets displayed the heart of champions as they came back from the depths of an eighteen-point deficit to shock the Cascade Lady Champions in Wartrace Tuesday night 58-57.
"At any time in the first half or even in the third quarter, these girls could have quit, but they didn't," said Forrest head coach Jeremy Jean after the game. "We talked last night about believing in what we are doing and being all in They bought in to each other and they kept battling and kept battling and the shots starting falling and we had a good outcome."
Forrest fends off tough Champion squad
The Forrest Rockets let one slip away on Monday at home versus MTCS, but were determined not to let it happen again on Tuesday night at Cascade and they didn't, barely escaping Wartrace with a 49-48 win over a tough Champions squad.
Mark Pope turned in another monster performance for the Rockets, pouring in a game high 23 points, including five three-pointers and a couple of huge free throws down the stretch.
Rockets falter late in first league loss
The Forrest Rockets, coming off four straight victories, including three consecutive district wins faltered down the stretch versus MTCS in Chapel Hill Monday and it cost them a two-point, 68-66 loss.
It was the first District 9A loss for the Rockets (6-5, 3-1) and the first league win of the season for the Cougars (4-4, 1-3).
Lady Rockets lose another close one
For the second time in three games, the Forrest Lady Rockets did not play their best ball, but came back with a chance to tie the game or win late, only to see an easy shot bound off the rim no good.
This time it was the MTCS Lady Cougars who were the beneficiaries of the Forrest bad luck, coming away with their first ever win in Chapel Hill 47-39.
Tigers pummel Patriots
On Tuesday night, the Marshall County Tigers extended their current winning streak to five games by whipping district rival Page 57-40 in Franklin. Having defeated the Patriots five straight times coming into Tuesday's contest, the Tigers (6-1, 4-1) dominated the first half of play and held a commanding 34-14 lead at the break. Marshall County then opened up a 38-14 advantage at the start of the third quarter before coasting to the 17-point victory...
Page tops Tigerettes
The Marshall County Tigerettes fell below .500 in District 12-AA play on Tuesday night when they lost 54-41 on the road to the Page Lady Patriots.
Page (6-2, 3-1) took control of the game early and built a 26-13 lead in the first half before opening up a 35-13 cushion with 5:20 left in the third quarter.
Cornersville splits with CA
Despite losing senior point guard Makenzie Hopkins to an injury early in the second half, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs picked up their first District 11-A victory of the season by beating a previously undefeated Columbia Academy squad 51-40 on the road...
Mr. Obama: Sign that bill to give the Guard a seat
Prospects look good for a seat at the table for a National Guardsman among the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to a Lewisburg man and the president of the National Guard Association of the United States. "It looks very good," said Larry McKnight, executive director of the National Guard Association of Tennessee, reporting on recent developments in Washington, D.C. ...
Postal Service Cuts: Return To Sender?
After the news of Dec. 5, the future of the U.S. Postal Service seems nothing to write home about. With bankruptcy looming (and Congress dragging its feet about providing the agency more flexibility for dealing with financial woes), the Postal Service announced plans to close nearly half of its processing plants -- eliminating 28,000 jobs and essentially giving up on the chance of next-day delivery of first-class mail...