Stories from Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Four apply to be director of schools
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Two local educators are among the first to submit applications in hopes of succeeding Schools Director Roy Dukes. Dr. Larry Miller, interim assistant director, and Jackie Abernathy, a Marshall County teacher and administrator for 36 years, applied, along with Teresa Williams of Nashville and D. Scott Porter, of Illinois...
Job contracts suggested to dodge political influence
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Employment contracts for supervisors were suggested to Lewisburg's Water and Wastewater Board by the panel's attorney during its monthly meeting on Thursday. "We've all seen the heavy hand of politics come in here," the utilities' attorney, Dan P. Whitaker, told the two attending board members. "Think about an employment contract for supervisors...
Chicken give away
By Karen Hall Staff Writer In spite of the cold and rain, plenty of people showed up Friday afternoon to receive 40-pound boxes of frozen chicken at no charge from a tractor-trailer truck parked next to the old Connelly School. "That sure is going to help my Christmas," said one woman as she carried a box to her car...
Video from locomotive might show reason for collision
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer The cause of a fatal collision between a locomotive and a Chevrolet might be revealed by a video recording made by the train during the crash at Holts Corner, according to the state trooper dispatched to the scene Saturday morning...
School breaks debated
By Karen Hall Staff Writer The most effective way to fit 180 days of instruction into the months of the school calendar is still being debated by school board members, teachers and administrators. Calendar committee members met Dec. 13, and looked at two proposed calendars for the 2012-2013 school year...
More airplane hangars planned
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Renting airplane hangars has created a revenue stream for county and municipal airports across Tennessee and officials at Lewisburg's Ellington Airport are planning another at the landing strip near Berlin. Construction and the subsequent rental of hangars planned at Ellington Airport "would come real close to making the airport self sustaining," Airport Manager Clay Derryberry told Lewisburg councilmen last week...
Board promotes clerk to be new town recorder
From staff reports PETERSBURG - The town clerk was promoted last week to be this southeast Marshall County municipality's new recorder, officials reported Thursday. Angie Taylor was selected from eight applicants considered during the Board of Mayor and Aldermen's meeting held on Dec. 12, according to Alderman Brad Dillenback...
Tigers shoot down Falcons
On Saturday night, the Marshall County Tigers (8-1) reeled off their seventh straight victory by defeating the Lincoln County Falcons 58-52 in Fayetteville.
After defeating MCHS twice last year, the Falcons come into Saturday's contest with an 8-3 record and held a tenuous 34-32 lead with 2:06 left in the third quarter.
Lady Bulldogs slip past Santa Fe
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs continued their recent mastery of Santa Fe by going on the road and defeating the Lady Wildcats 48-43 on Friday night to record their seventh straight victory over their District 11-A rival.
Boasting an 8-3 record and a 3-0 mark in District play coming into Friday's game, Santa Fe appeared they might break CHS' hex over them and held a 39-37 lead with 1:14 left in the contest after rallying from an eight-point fourth quarter deficit.
Yellow Jackets swatted out of Tigers' den
The Marshall County Tigers allowed Yellow Jackets to buzz around Dottie Kelso Memorial Gymnasium early before pouncing on their visitors from Fairview and then never let up in a huge 59-33 swatting Friday night in Lewisburg.
The win was the sixth in a row for the Tigers as they improved to 7-1 on the season and their 5-1 District 12AA mark puts them in a tie for second place with Giles County (7-1, 4-1), headed into the holiday tournament play.
Yellow Jackets put sting on Tigerettes
In a District 12AA contest in Lewisburg, the Marshall County Tigerettes battled and fought the Lady Yellow Jackets from Fairview the entire game before succumbing in the final minutes Friday night, losing in the end 37-31.
Marshall County built a nice 8-3 first quarter lead behind five points from Destiny Moore and three points by Jameka Braden, but the five-point gap was short-lived as Fairview's Dani Moore hit a deuce and a trey as the first period ended knotted up at eight.
Forrest grapplers drop two in Eagleville
The Forrest wrestling squad dropped below .500 on the season (5-6) as the suffered a pair of losses to Region 7A-AA opponents Harpeth and host Eagleville Thursday night.
In the first of the three matches of the meet, the Eagles bested Harpeth 46-33.
Lincoln County trips up Tigerettes
Coming off a frustrating loss to Fairview the previous evening, the Marshall County Tigerettes (2-12) endured more trials and tribulations on Saturday night when they were defeated 43-29 by the Lincoln County Lady Falcons in Fayetteville.
Lincoln County (8-3) led the game from start to finish and held a 26-16 advantage at halftime before outscoring MCHS 17-13 over the final two quarters to claim the 14-point victory.
Santa Fe smothers Bulldogs
On Friday, the Cornersville Bulldogs fell to 0-3 in District play when they were thumped 59-22 on the road by the Santa Fe Wildcats.
With starters Haydon McMahon and Danny Gordon both sidelined by injuries, the Bulldogs (2-9) were simply overmatched physically by the Wildcats. Santa Fe (6-4, 3-1 District) raced out to a 33-10 lead in the first half, before outscoring CHS 26-12 over the final two quarters to roll to the 37-point victory.
Elkton rolls past CMS Bulldogs
On Thursday, the Cornersville Bulldogs (1-13) lost to Elkton for the third time this season when they dropped a 46-28 decision to the Elks at home.
CMS was swimming upstream the entire contest, as Elkton built a 21-6 lead in the first half prior to opening up a 35-11 advantage late in the third quarter.
CMS Lady Bulldogs hold off Elkton
Despite being without the services of starting guard Briley Bean, who was sidelined by a wrist injury, the Cornersville Middle School Lady Bulldogs snapped a four-game losing streak on Thursday night by defeating the Elkton Lady Elks 23-17 at home.
Having already beaten Elkton twice this season, the Lady Bulldogs (8-8) held a 13-7 lead at halftime before opening up a 21-9 advantage with 4:50 left in the fourth quarter. CMS then had to stave off a late Lady Elk rally attempt to claim their eighth victory of the season.
Charlie Lee Clifford
Charlie Lee Clifford, 84, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at his daughter's residence. Mr. Clifford was a native of Bedford County, and son of the late James William and Nola Laureen Jenkins Clifford. He was retired from Sanford Corporation after 49 years of employment...
Barbara Jo Pyrdum
Barbara Jo Pyrdum, 74, of Lewisburg, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at her residence. She was a native of Tullahoma and the daughter of the late Houston C. and Mary Elizabeth Pyrdum Sr. Mrs. Pyrdum was retired from the North End Grocery where she was a retail manager...
Annie Mai Osborne
Annie Mai Osborne, 91, of Marshall County, passed away at NHC Healthcare following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Elijah and Susie Gant. She was a long-time employee of Russell Vending and a Deaconess of Greater First Baptist Church...
Michael Aaron Polk
Michael Aaron Polk, 9, of the Holts Corner Community, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Michael was a native of Marshall County and was a son of Charlotte Ailene Blacksher Eatherly and the late Terry Wayne Polk. He was a member of the 3rd grade class at Chapel Hill Elementary School, and loved to ride his motorcycle...
Wanda Gayle Kelley Shirley
Wanda Gayle Kelley Shirley, 61, of the Holts Corner Community, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Mrs. Shirley was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late James Wilson and Claudia Allene Ferrell Kelley. She was a homemaker and was a member of Riggs Church of Christ...
Betty Jean Reed
Betty Jean "Nancy" Reed, 80, of Lewisburg, died Friday afternoon, Dec, 16, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Ms. Reed was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of the late Rufus George and Fanny Iolis Holly Nichols. She was a homemaker and a member of the Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church...