Stories from Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Bogus dope bust charges won't stick; clerk says
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer One of two store clerks busted a week ago on charges they allegedly sold synthetic marijuana says he has a laboratory report that will exonerate him. "We sold potpourri that did not contain Salvia, and I have lab reports to back that up," Timothy Wayne Nafe Jr., 30, of Cornersville said in an e-mail to the Tribune...
10% of income here from Social Security
From staff reports Marshall County residents are more dependent on three kinds of Social Security checks than residents in other counties across the United States. The checks are for disability, survivor benefits and old age pensions. That stunning statistic comes from the Daily Yonder, an online publication which recently reported that if the residents here did not receive those monthly government checks from the Social Security Administration, then 9.9 percent, nearly one-tenth of total personal income in the county, would be lost.. ...
Burglary getaway driver gets 5 years probation
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A young woman from Smyrna was sentenced to five years on probation for her part in a failed burglary last spring. Kiara King, 19, pled guilty and had a sentencing hearing before Christmas, but Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler took her case under advisement until last week so he would have time to consider what sentence to give...
Floridians get 8 years in prison
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Two men from Florida who were arrested here nearly a year ago pled guilty to forgery charges last week and were sentenced to eight years in prison. Giraldo Bersares Veloz, 37, and Pedro Manuel Garcia, 41, were arrested on Feb. 10 after lawmen observed them using what turned out to be fake credit cards to buy gift cards at the Lewisburg Wal-Mart. Veloz and Garcia had 87 credit cards and 59 gift cards with them in their SUV...
Summertown too much for Lady Rockets
Summertown rolled into Chapel Hill Saturday night with a swagger and then the Class A number seven ranked Lady Eagles backed it up with a convincing 56-34 win over the Lady Rockets.
The Lady Eagles looked strong and in control, attacking Forrest (7-10) with a pressure defense that caused numerous Forrest turnovers in the contest, and on offense the Lady Eagles displayed a lethal combination of an inside power game supported by a deadeye three-point barrage.
Rockets stun Eagles in comeback win
After a run and gun 74-60, District 9-A win over the newly opened Fayetteville High School on Friday night in Chapel Hill, the Forrest Rockets hosted the Summertown Eagles on Saturday in a big non-league matchup.
For much of the game, it looked like the host Rockets were running low on gas before exploding in the fourth quarter to pull off an exciting 61-57 come from behind win in front of a packed house.
Lady Rockets hammer upstart Fayetteville squad
Forrest and first-year Fayetteville High School met for the first time Friday night in Chapel Hill in a homecoming tilt for the hometown Lady Rockets and the young and talented Lady Tigers gave their District 9-A opponents all they had before experienced paid off in the end as the Lady Rockets won going away 55-29.
Sporting eighth, ninth, and tenth graders, Fayetteville ran and ran, and ran some more for a glimpse of what is to come as they mature as a basketball team in the upcoming years.
Rocket wrestlers win big before losing
The Forrest Rockets wanted two wins, but settled for a split in their last wrestling meet at home this season, beating Warren County 54-24 before losing to a tough Blackmon squad 61-18.
In between the two Forrest matches, Blackman bested Warren County to sweep the meet.
Rockets tame Tigers in first ever meeting
The Forrest Rockets met up with the Fayetteville High School Tigers for the first time Friday night in Chapel Hill and the fans got their money's worth as the two teams put on a run and gun show with the Rockets prevailing 74-60 thanks to a big 21-9 fourth quarter outburst.
The Rockets opened up a 7-0 lead on the jittery Tigers to begin the contest with Zach Horvath, Mark Pope, and Colby Anglin scoring in succession before Fayetteville's Nick Hopkins drilled a three-pointer for his squad's initial basket at Forrest.
Tigerettes edge Hickman County
On Friday night, the Marshall County Tigerettes notched their third straight win by defeating District 12-AA rival Hickman County 36-35 at home. Although the Lady Bulldogs (11-8, 4-3) were without the services of three starters and their top reserve due to school disciplinary measures, Hickman County put up a tough fight and held an 18-16 lead at halftime before opening up a 31-24 advantage late in the third quarter...
Lady Bulldogs rally past Mt. Pleasant, Tigers trounce Bulldogs
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs maintained their tie with Richland atop the District 11-A standings by defeating the Mt. Pleasant Lady Tigers 41-29 at home on Friday night.
In the night cap, the Bulldogs ran into a buzz saw and were thumped 73-30 by an strong Tiger squad to suffer their seventh straight loss.
Tigers defeat Hickman County
Coming off a 51-41 loss to archrival Spring Hill, the Marshall County Tigers (10-5, 6-2) showed signs of an emotional hangover on Friday night, but still defeated the Hickman County Bulldogs 58-53 at home to snap a two-game losing streak.
Having won all ten meetings against Hickman County since the Bulldogs rejoined their District in 2007, Marshall County held a 29-20 lead at the break despite getting off to a sluggish start.
LMS Tigerettes hold off E.O. Coffman
After losing 39-31 to E.O. Coffman in their previous encounter on Dec. 5, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (8-7) turned the tables on the Lady Panthers when they pulled out a hard fought 25-20 victory at home on Thursday night.
LMS held an 11-9 lead at halftime before opening up a 19-13 advantage with 5:30 left in the fourth quarter. E.O. Coffman (9-8) sliced the deficit to 21-20 midway through the fourth, but would pull no closer, as the Tigerettes scored the final four points of the contest to claim their eighth win of the season.
LMS Tigers cream E.O. Coffman
Having defeated E.O. Coffman by 50 points in their first encounter of the season, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (11-4) once again had an easy time dispatching of the Panthers on Thursday night, as they beat their conference rival 43-25 at home.
Despite getting off to a slow start, the Tigers held a 24-11 lead at halftime before opening up a 24-point cushion at the end of the third quarter en route to claiming their 11th victory of the season.
Dr. Mary Jane Gates McConnell
Dr. Mary Jane Gates McConnell of Davidson, N.C., passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at The Pines at Davidson where she was a resident. Dr. McConnell was born April 9, 1927, in Chicago, Ill. She was the only child of Edna Zimmer Gates and Dr. Raymond John Gates...