Stories from Friday, March 16, 2012
Money matters taught
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Some Forrest students were gaining financial literacy through an Internet-based computer program this week. Twenty juniors and seniors chose to take Robby Joyce's 18-week financial planning elective, and this week they were using Banzai!, a free program provided by Heritage South Community Credit Union...
State House race attracting more candidates
From staff reports Given recent records at the Marshall County Election Commission, it would appear that there could be two primaries for selection of candidates to run for the state House seat to represent Marshall County in the Tennessee Legislature...
Marshall's unemployment rate went up
From staff reports The release of seasonal workers - those hired by retailers for the Christmas shopping season - is a chief reason given for unemployment to increase every January. And so it is again this year as the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released figures on the unemployment rates for counties, a state spokesman said...
Feds impose another unfunded mandates
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Marshall County, along with school districts nationwide, has been hit with an "unfunded mandate" from the federal government. At a meeting of the school board's transportation committee, transportation supervisor Michael Frey explained that the Federal Communications Commission has ordered all school bus radio frequencies to be changed...
Sears Store to celebrate grand opening in Shelbyville Saturday
Remember the days when you could go to a retail store that had all the brand names that you trusted to get the job done, talk to the store's owner and get earnest advice? Stores like these are getting harder and harder to come by in these days of corporately controlled big-box stores. Shelbyville, however, has a new local option for retail shopping with the Sears Hometown Store at 620 Madison St...
Whaley, Tigerettes bash Page 19-2
After a season opening 2-0 loss at Columbia Central on Monday, the Marshall County Tigerettes bounced back with a vengeance, bashing District 12-AA rival Page 19-2 in Rudderville Tuesday afternoon.
MCHS head coach Holly Cook said after the game, "We had a little slump yesterday, but I told them I was glad they got that out of their system because of the big district game today. We came out with bats blazing and I am real excited about that."
Lady Rockets hold on for 7-6 win over Independence
The Forrest Lady Rockets moved to 2-0 on the young season as they survived a shaky defensive effort with some timely hitting and solid pitching from Brooke Herron and Sara Jordan, holding on for a 7-6 win over Independence (1-1) Wednesday night in Chapel Hill.
"I don't know what we will have to do to get over errors; we cannot do that and expect to win against good teams," said Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham. "It's good to win, but it is not good to play sloppy."
Cornersville sweeps Santa Fe
The Cornersville Bulldogs completed the regular season sweep of Santa Fe on Tuesday when they pulled out a hard fought 5-4 victory on the road to record their 16th straight victory against the Wildcats.
After the two teams battled to a 4-4 tie through the first five innings of play, the Bulldogs took a one-run lead in the top of the sixth thanks to a RBI double by first baseman Mikey Adams before CHS starting pitcher Matt Callender held Santa Fe scoreless over the final two frames.
Tigers roar past Rockets
After losing 6-1 to Blackman in their season opener the previous day, the Marshall County Tigers evened their record at 1-1 on Tuesday by defeating the Forrest Rockets 11-3 in Chapel Hill.
Forrest actually held a 2-0 lead through the first two innings of play, but the Tigers experienced a power surge at the plate and clubbed four home runs over the next five innings en route to outscoring the Rockets 11-1 during that span.
Columbia rallies past MCHS
power Columbia Central on the ropes, but were unable to deliver the knockout blow, as they suffered a 6-2 road loss to the Lions in six innings.
MCHS held a 2-1 lead through the first four innings of play, but Columbia (2-0) crossed home plate five times in the bottom of the fifth with the help of some defensive miscues by the Tigers before the game was eventually halted in the sixth due to lightning.
Bulldogs blank Wildcats
On Monday, the Cornersville Bulldogs kicked off the 2012 baseball season in fine fashion by defeating District foe Santa Fe 5-0 at home behind a brilliant pitching performance from senior hurler Mikey Adams.
After winning three games in last year's District 11-A tournament, Adams picked up where he left off at the end of his junior campaign, as he fanned 13 Wildcat batters in seven innings of work while yielding just two hits and two walks en route to earning the victory.
John W. Salsman Sr.
John W. "Johnny B" Salsman Sr., 79, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Salsman was a native of Leitchfield, Ky. and son of the late Hobert and Sarah Conder Salsman. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was retired from Inter City Products...
Joe V. Hayes
Joe V. Hayes, 91, of the Laws Hill Community, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012. A native of Marshall County, Mr. Hayes was the son of the late Lish and Ida Caldwell Hayes. He was a retired truck driver for the Tennessee Department of Transportation as well as a self-employed milk hauler. Mr. Hayes was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Clay Hill United Methodist Church...