Stories from Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Bear stew served
From staff reports Guests at the annual Wild Game Dinner got a chance to taste bear stew and see the mounted bear that they ate at East Commerce Baptist Church on Saturday night. There were 320 people at the dinner; 277 of whom were guests and not members of the church that makes no bones - bear bones or otherwise - that there's a religious purpose mixed with a culinary adventure like eating bear meat...
More freshwater mussels under federal protection
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Two more species of freshwater mussels - reported in the Duck River at and/or near Milltown - have been listed by the federal government as protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. The two mussels - the rayed bean and snuffbox - are found in river systems in the eastern United States, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Protection of the mussels means it is illegal to harm them in any way, or to remove them from their habitat...
More early votes cast for GOP candidates here
From staff reports Hundreds of Marshall County residents have already voted in the March 6 Presidential primary and participation is up by nearly 14 percent, according to figures from the Election Commission office on College Street. Early voting continues there through Feb. ...
Republican candidates differ on animal welfare
By Karen Hall Staff Writer As Tennesseans prepare to vote in the Republican presidential primary on "Super Tuesday," many are studying the candidates' positions on issues like employment, taxes, healthcare, and foreign relations. It's also worth considering where they stand on animal rights, as Dennis Foster, executive director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association, recently pointed out in an e-mail to members...
Marshall County students make MTSU Dean's List
The following Marshall County students made the Dean's List at Middle Tennessee State University for the 2011 fall semester. To qualify for this distinction, an undergraduate student must maintain a current semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above and earn at least 12 semester hours...
Arrested and charged with driving under the influence According to the report by Lewisburg Police Officer Shaun Crawford, the three men were found asleep in an S10 pickup truck at Quick Mart 10 about 4 a.m. Feb. 18. Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested on Feb. 15 and charged with criminal contempt of court...
NAACP recognizes Ricardo A. Owens
Special to The Tribune His name is Ricardo A. Owens, aka Solhlja the Poet. He is the published author of "Abstract Beyond Vizion." This book of poetic works was released in April 2010 and is now available major online booksellers, as well as from his Web site, ricardoaowens.com...
FMS Lady Rockets undefeated at Play Day
The Forrest Middle School Lady Rockets started off the pre-season with bang over the weekend, sweeping four games at their Play Day in Chapel Hill.
On Friday, FMS beat E.A. Cox 9-4 and shutout the Community Middle School Viqueens 2-0.
Forrest wrestlers handed early exit
Forrest tenth-grader Cage Hargrove and junior Spencer McGuiggan had a taste of the big time Thursday in the TSSAA Division I State Wrestling Tournament at the Williamson County Expo Center in Franklin, but their thirst was not satisfied as they both were eliminated after losing their first two bouts.
In round one, both Rocket grapplers were pinned by higher seeded opponents, but in the consolation round, Hargrove and McGuiggan turned in valiant efforts, going the three-round distance.
Lady Bulldogs pound Mt. Pleasant
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (16-10) advanced to the District 11-A tournament championship game for the fourth straight year by thrashing tourney host Mt. Pleasant 54-31 in the semifinals on Thursday night to record their 11th straight victory over the Lady Tigers.
Mt. Pleasant (13-13) had played CHS tough in their two meetings during the regular season, but the Lady Bulldogs put their foot on the Lady Tigers' neck early in Thursday's contest and built a 31-16 lead through the first two quarters of play.
Cougars outlast Rockets for 9-A title
In the biggest game of the year, the Forrest Rockets could not find their range from three-point land or at foul line and it cost them the District 9-A title, falling to host MTCS 49-42 in overtime.
First-year Forrest head coach Wes Hobbs, who was named District 9-A Coach of the Year said after the contest, "We tried to stay on the positives in there after the game, because the good thing about basketball is as long as the ball is still bouncing, we still have a chance."
Tigers survive scare from Fairview
semifinals the previous evening, the Marshall County Tigers (18-9) salvaged a third place finish in the District 12-AA tournament by defeating the Fairview Yellow Jackets 59-54 in overtime on Saturday night.
MCHS had won both regular season encounters between the two teams by double digits, but Fairview (11-17) had Marshall County on the ropes in Saturday's contest and held a 48-44 lead with 3:35 left in the fourth quarter.
Page tames Tigerettes
Page defeated the Marshall County Tigerettes (11-18) for the third time this season, as the top seeded Lady Patriots (23-3) beat MCHS 62-39 in the semifinals of the District 12-AA on Friday afternoon at East Hickman High School.
Having won both regular season meetings against Marshall County by double digits, Page blew Friday's contest open early and used a 20-0 run to forge a 29-9 lead with 2:40 left in the second quarter before taking a 30-12 advantage into the break.
Tigerettes fall to Fairview
The Marshall County Tigerettes (11-19) finished fourth in the District 12-AA tournament after losing 55-39 to the Fairview Lady Yellow Jackets (22-5) in the consolation finals on Saturday afternoon at East Hickman High School.
Although Fairview had narrowly defeated MCHS in their two regular season encounters, the Lady Yellow Jackets kept the Tigerettes at arm's length for the final three quarters of Saturday's contest. Fairview held a 28-20 lead at the break before outscoring Marshall County 27-19 in the second half to pull away for the 16-point victory.
Bobcats roll past MCHS
On Friday night, the Marshall County Tigers (17-9) suffered their most lopsided loss in six years when they were thumped 71-39 by archrival Giles County in the semifinals of the District 12-AA tournament at East Hickman High School.
After winning both regular season encounters between the two teams by nine and 14 points respectively, the second seeded Bobcats were firing on all cylinders in Friday's contest and built a 31-15 lead in the first half before outscoring MCHS 40-24 over the final two quarters to cruise to the 32-point victory.
Andy Lee Brown
Andy Lee Brown, 39, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, at his residence. A native of Bedford County, he was the son of Patricia Ann Chunn Rightmire and the late Jerry Wayne Brown. He was employed in construction work. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his father...
Dennis Wayne Burlison
Dennis Wayne Burlison, 50, of Chapel Hill, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 15, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Burlison was born in Columbia, and was the owner of the former Burlison Chapel Hill Floor Covering in Chapel Hill. He attended Caney Spring Baptist Church in the Caney Spring Community...
B.W. Clift, 89, of Cornersville, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Clift was a native of Giles County, and son of the late Bunyan Wright and Maggie Woodward Clift. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier in Cornersville for 28 years, manager for the City of Cornersville for several years, and was a well-known carpenter. He was a member of the Cornersville United Methodist Church...