Stories from Friday, February 10, 2012
City courting business, jobs, growth
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg is again in the running for a business development that could result in hundreds of new jobs, according to discussion Tuesday afternoon among members of the city's Industrial Development Board in the Historic First Avenue Building...
LPD Humvee gets its stripes
From staff reports On Tuesday night, Lewisburg Police Chief Chuck Forbis intends to show city councilmen the department's recently promoted vehicle. The Humvee got its stripes this winter after about a month of sanding at the National Guard base in Smyrna where the basic black and blue paint job was applied...
Council will be asked to sanction Recycling Bank
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg councilmen are scheduled to consider participating in a recycling program offered by the S.C. Johnson Corp., the company that makes Pledge and Windex, among other products. "It has to do with curbside recycling," City Manager David Orr said Wednesday, noting that Lewisburg has a remarkable opportunity. "Fifty cities across the United States have been asked to participate."...
Hobbs signs with Roane State
On Tuesday at MCHS, Tigerette ace hurler Kalie Hobbs, coming off a strong junior season in 2010, was rewarded for her performance by the Roane State Community College Raiderettes as the gutsy righty signed a Letter of Intent to attend the Harriman school on a softball scholarship next year.
"I am just excited to be able to have this over with and know where I am going and further myself and my career in college," said Hobbs. "I have always wanted to play softball in college."
Lady Rockets blast off fast, hold on late to beat Cornersville
The Forrest Lady Rockets tuned up for their District 9-A Tournament opener versus Community on Friday night with a solid 56-52 win over intra-county rival and District 11-A number one seeded Cornersville on senior night Tuesday in Chapel Hill.
Forrest head coach Jeremy Jean said after the game, "They came out tonight and played hard from the get-go and took it at them. We played good offense and defense, and we didn't foul early. This is a good way going into the tournament, playing a four-quarter game."
Pope scores 1,000th point in senior night win
The Forrest Rockets, coming off a huge District 9-A title clinching win Friday night over Community, capped off the regular season slate with a 55-48 senior night victory over a scrappy Cornersville Bulldogs squad on Tuesday in Chapel Hill.
It was win number 14 in a row for Forrest (21-7) over Cornersville (2-21), dating back to February 8, 2002.
The Rockets may have been looking ahead to their district tournament opener versus Fayetteville (5-17) on Saturday at Middle Tennessee Christian School, or they may have been paying too much attention to getting Mark Pope his 1,000th point as the Bulldogs hung tough for much of the contest.
Tigers cruise past Hickman County
Having already locked up the third seed in the upcoming District 12-AA tournament, the Marshall County Tigers prepped for the playoffs by pounding the Hickman County Bulldogs 63-42 on the road in their regular season finale on Tuesday night.
Hickman County (2-25, 1-14 District) had given MCHS fits in their previous encounter on Jan. 6 before eventually dropping a 58-53 decision to the Tigers.
Tigerettes fall to Hickman County
The Marshall County Tigerettes will have to go on the road in the first round of the upcoming District 12-AA tournament after traveling to Centerville and losing 55-39 to the Hickman County Lady Bulldogs in their regular season finale on Tuesday night.
After defeating Hickman County 36-35 in their previous encounter on Jan. 6, the Tigerettes had a chance to finish as high as third in the District standings if they could knock off the Lady Bulldogs again on Tuesday and Lewis County lost one of their final two conference games this week.
Betty Sue Agle-Norton
Betty Sue Agle-Norton, 53, of Chapel Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. A native of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Agle-Norton was a daughter of Arnold Agle and the late Pearl Agle. She was a retired assembly worker with General Motors. She is survived by her husband, Matthew Norton of Chapel Hill; three daughters, Nicole Thomason of Tullahoma, Kimberly Broughman of Jackson, Mich. ...
Rainey Jeramy and Rosa Rainey of Chapel Hill announce the birth of their daughter, Annah Rose Rainey, born Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Annah Rose weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Phillip and Becky Ragsdale of Chapel Hill, and Neal and Elisa Leverette of Shelbyville...
Marriage licenses Brijeshkumar Sureshbai Patel and Truptiben Ashwinbhai Patel; Edward Fayte Webster IV and Andrea Grace Endsley. Land transfers Beech Acres S/D, Lot 1, 1.65 acres, $125,000, District 1, from Samuel T. Manwell to Debora K. and Brian K. ...
Attention must be paid; Willy Lowman
Advocates for humane treatment of cats and dogs, horses and fighting cocks have said it often enough that plenty of Tribune readers already know the message. A society is known by the way it treats its animals. It's an indication of how such folk treat their children...