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Stories from Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Businesses, players raise money for kids' Christmas shopping (01/25/12)
From staff reports With hope for another "3 on 3 Tournament" to support the Cops For Kids program, tournament officials report several hundred dollars were raised by the Saturday afternoon event at Lewisburg's Recreation Center. The business-sponsored tournament has been held before, but Saturday was the first time admission proceeds were donated to the Cops For Kids program that provides youngsters with money for Christmas shopping each December...
Absent board sparks outrage (01/25/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Citizens attending a town hall meeting Saturday expressed outrage when only one school board member showed up. Ann Tears got a round of applause for coming to the meeting called by Gary Davis, president of the local branch of the NAACP, and attended by about 35 people...
County sued for $300,000 by deputy who shot own foot (01/25/12)
From staff reports A sheriff's deputy who "shot himself in the foot" 13 months ago sued Marshall County just before Christmas saying he'd not been told how to use a new holster and, on Thursday, the county denied the allegation he'd not been trained in how to use the holster...
Budget officer hired through secret ranking (01/25/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County has hired a Columbia resident with bank experience to be assistant budget director with the anticipation that she might become the director when the current director retires in about a year. While that hiring decision was the responsibility of Budget Director Freda Terry, she pointed out that because she is going to retire, county commissioners should participate in the decision because they must work with her successor...
Woman rescued from car (01/25/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer PALMETTO - A Unionville woman acted on advice from a man driving a white Dodge pickup truck Monday when she tried to drive through high water on Mount Road. She didn't make it. "Just don't trust a guy in a white Dodge," Lorra Scales concluded standing on Mount Road while waiting for Steven "Woody" Woodward in the Holder's Body Shop tow truck. "The (white truck) driver said, 'It's not that bad. Come on.'...
SUV hits tree (01/25/12)
From staff reports A Chapel Hill woman was still in the trauma unit on Monday afternoon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was taken by helicopter ambulance early Friday morning from the scene of a one-car crash. Charity Ann Ring, 25, of Chapel Hill, was in stable condition, according to Vanderbilt spokeswoman Ashley Culver who reported one of three passengers of the 2000 Ford Expedition that Ring was driving remained in the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital...
Emergency planning leads to federal funding (01/25/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Chapel Hill is where two of a number of projects are proposed in a countywide emergency plan that's about half done for state and federal emergency management officials. "One project is to do something about the railroad crossing at Chapel Hill where everybody knows that when it rains real hard, water fills the underpass some 6-8 feet deep," County Emergency Management Director Bob Hopkins said during a public meeting here...
Rockets sweep weekend series (01/25/12)
Come from behind at Huntland, crush Moore County at home The Forrest Rockets continue to play solid basketball as they swept an important weekend series, beginning with a 58-55 come from behind win at Huntland on Friday, before taking care of business on Saturday in Chapel Hill with a big 51-32 blowout win over Moore County. Forrest senior Zach Ray said after the Moore County game, "We were a little worried that we may not have the stamina tonight after a tough, physical game at Huntland, but we just came out and went hard and that's all you can do."
Tigerettes earn crucial road win (01/25/12)
The Marshall County Tigerettes (8-13, 7-4) earned a huge 60-58 road win Friday night in Hohenwald, thanks to an early first quarter 19-7 blitzkrieg that put the Lewis County Lady Panthers (9-7, 6-5) in a hole they would never completely dig out of. "We were really clicking there at the start," said MCHS head coach David Junkins. "We have started the last couple of games kind of hot and the girls knew what the game plan was and believed in it."
Tigers rally in final period for win (01/25/12)
The Marshall County Tigers trailed for much of the ballgame at Lewis County Friday night, before a fourth quarter rally put them over the top in a 53-48 win. "In the first half, they had more energy, they made plays, we weren't giving a good defensive effort, and they were beating us on the glass," said MCHS head coach Jason Tigert. "In the second half I thought we got the pace of play where we wanted, we did a better job rebounding and didn't settle as much and we were fortunate to come out with the win."
The 2012 Cornersville Basketball Homecoming Court. (01/25/12)
The 2012 Cornersville Basketball Homecoming Court. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Freshman attendant Josie Gower, Sophomore attendant Haley Stacey, Junior attendant Sydney Brock, Senior attendant Laiken Spivey, Cornersville Homecoming Queen Kaylin Thomas, Senior attendant Ashley Warren, Junior attendant Mackenzie Spivey, Sophomore attendant Taylor Wolaver, Freshman attendant Scarlett King, (back row, left to right) Freshman escort David Looney, Sophomore escort Tyler Lowery, Junior escort Cody Blackburn, Senior escort Kaleb Rickles, Homecoming Queen escort Clay Dunivan, Cornersville Mr. ...
LMS Tigers trounce E.O. Coffman in Area 2 title game (01/25/12)
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (14-4) captured their fourth straight TMSAA Area 2 Class AA tournament title by defeating the E.O. Coffman Panthers 42-24 at home on Thursday night in the championship game. Having beaten E.O. Coffman handily twice during the regular season, the Tigers built a 23-10 lead in the first half despite getting off to a sluggish start, before outscoring the Panthers 19-14 over the final two quarters to cruise to the 18-point victory.
Lady Bulldogs grind out win against Columbia Academy (01/25/12)
Despite struggling offensively for much of the game, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs recorded their fifth straight victory on Friday night when they defeated District foe Columbia Academy 32-24 at home to complete the sweep of the regular season series. After beating CA 51-40 on Dec. 13, Cornersville (11-9, 7-1 District) held a 19-14 lead at halftime in Friday's contest before outscoring Columbia Academy 13-10 over the final two periods to claim the eight-point win.
Bulldogs fall to Columbia Academy (01/25/12)
Defeating Columbia Academy proved to be too tall of a task for the Cornersville Bulldogs (2-16, 0-8 District), as CA notched a 48-33 victory at CHS thanks to a strong performance by their frontcourt. Having defeated Cornersville 57-31 in their previous meeting on Dec. 13, Columbia Academy (8-12, 3-5 District) built a 31-18 lead in the first half before outscoring the Bulldogs 17-15 over the final two quarters to record their seventh straight win over CHS.
Spring Hill stifles LMS Tigerettes (01/25/12)
Coming off a 35-23 defeat to Lewis County in the semifinals of the TMSAA Area 2 Class AA tournament two days earlier, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (8-10) had to settle for fourth place in the tourney after losing 28-16 at home to the Spring Hill Lady Generals in the consolation finals. LMS had won both regular season encounters against Spring Hill, but the Lady Generals confounded the Tigerettes with a 1-3-1 zone and built a 16-10 lead in the first half before outscoring Lewisburg 12-6 over the final two quarters to claim the third place plaque.
Ricky Powell Milburn (01/25/12)
Ricky Powell Milburn, 66, of Manchester, passed away at Baptist Hospital on Sunday evening, Jan. 22, 2012. Mr. Milburn was born in Manchester on Dec. 13, 1945, the son of the late Cecil Clay and Lillian Maude Anderson Milburn. He graduated from Manchester Central High School and Tennessee Tech, with a degree in industrial technology. ...
Glyndon Alberta Askins Shaw (01/25/12)
Glyndon Alberta Askins Shaw, 91, of Martin, Tenn., formerly of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Martin Health Care. Mrs. Shaw was a native of Lincoln County, and daughter of the late Albert Greenfield and Annie Ashby Askins. She was a licensed practical nurse employed by Leonard's Hospital for 22 years, retiring from nursing in 1983. ...
Jerry Curtis Strand (01/25/12)
Jerry Curtis Strand, 60, a resident of Lewisburg, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. A native of Sacramento, Calif., he was the son of the late Arnold and Gertrude Strand. He was nursing home administrator for many years and a member of the Lewisburg First United Methodist Church...
Raymond Wilson Long (01/25/12)
Raymond Wilson Long, 94, of Nashville, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in the Veterans Administration Hospital. A native of Ohio, Mr. Long served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church where he served as a deacon...
Charles Marion Ealy Sr. (01/25/12)
Charles Marion Ealy Sr., 86, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at his home. Mr. Ealy was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late James and Stacie Compton Ealy. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Teledyne Corporation and was a member of the Potter's House Church...
Crime Reports (01/25/12)
What started as a "suspicious person" call in the area of Davis Street resulted in multiple arrests on Jan. 13. All arrestees are due in Lewisburg City Court on Feb. 6. They include: On arrival, according to the report by Lewisburg Police Officer Shaun Crawford, he found Zachary Sullivan sitting in a car on Park Avenue with a swollen right eye, allegedly because his sister, Kara Sullivan, hit him. ...