Stories from Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Dozer breaks pole, lights go out, truck gets hung on wires, sparks fly
From staff reports Electrical sparks were flying everywhere Monday morning at the Lewisburg Post Office driveway exit lane after a bulldozer broke a power pole, lowering utility lines that then snagged a truck leaving the Post Office. "Two witnesses, one at the Post Office and one at the back door of the Goodwill, saw what happened," Lewisburg Electric System General Manager Richard Turner said of what he called a "very hazardous" situation that developed at about 8:45 a.m. Monday...
Trial set for McConnell, co-defendants
Shelbyville Times-Gazette Staff Report Special to the Tribune A May trial date has been set for a prominent walking horse trainer and three others accused in a horse soring conspiracy. Jackie McConnell, 60, along with Jeff Dockery, 56; John Mays, 47; and Joseph Abernathy, 29, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William B. Carter in Chattanooga last week for arraignment and to hear their conditions for bond...
Wreck on the Square
Tribune photo by Karen Hall This 1997 Ford pickup truck was eastbound in the turn lane on West Commerce Street when it ran the stop sign at the 2nd Avenue intersection about 2 p.m. March 15. Witnesses told Lewisburg Police Officer John Christmas the truck was traveling at 35 to 40 mph when it hit the curb of the corner planter, hit the tree and became airborne, landing on the trunk of a grey Cadillac, and knocking it into a white Chevy. ...
FiftyForward College Grove to host the Larry Keeton Theatre production of "Smokey Joe's Café"
Ticket sales begin next Tuesday, March 27, for the performance of "Smokey Joe's Café" to be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the College Grove Artsitorium. "Smokey Joe's Café" is a musical revue showcasing songs written by lyricist Jerry Leiber and composer Mike Stoller. The show features 39 of the team's songs spanning rock to rhythm and blues including such well-known hits as "Hound Dog," "Fools Fall In Love," "I'm A Woman," and "Jailhouse Rock."...
County donates to Lions Club
From staff reports The Marshall County Economic and Community Development/ Tourism Committee has increased its appropriation to the Chapel Hill Lions Club. Meanwhile, the committee of county commissioners who make decisions on redistribution of hotel-motel room tax revenue decided to make no decision about appropriating money to a Tennessee Walking Horse Show...
Policy violations led to dismissals
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Cornersville Police policy violations on March 3 and 4 led to dismissal last week of two policemen, according to public records. Cornersville aldermen were given those documents to study before making their decision against continued employment of officers Sean Sweeney and Michael Galyon...
FMS Rockets swing heavy lumber in sweep over Bulldogs
The FMS Rockets brought some big sticks to the ballpark in Chapel Hill on Monday, sweeping the Cornersville Bulldogs 18-0 and 20-3.
After Forrest starting hurler Ryan Yelensky struck out the side in the top of the first inning in game one, Forrest sent 20 batters to the plate in the bottom of the inning and scored 16 times to put the game on ice early.
Landon Jones started the big inning, bashing a three-run shot over the left field fence and later added another run-scoring double in the frame.
Lady Rockets soar over Viqueens
The Forrest Lady Rockets remained unbeaten on the season at 4-0 with a 15-0 four-inning run-rule win over the Community Viqueens Monday night at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill.
Brooke Herron tossed four perfect innings for the win in the circle, striking out five of the nine Viqueen batters she faced in the contest.
"Brooke had to get out there and perform to make that happen, so I am pleased," said FHS head coach Becky Cheatham. "I don't have anything to fuss about, error-wise, so hopefully we can carry that over tomorrow and step it up again."
Band of Blue wins invitation to Tennessee Concert Festival
On Tuesday, March 13, the Rocket Band of Blue participated in the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Concert Performance and Sight Reading Assessment at Tullahoma High School.
The band received all Superior Ratings from all the judges, not only on their prepared music, but also on the sight-reading competition.
Mitchell to be honored
The Cornersville United Methodist Church is holding a luncheon to honor former Cornersville High School softball and basketball coach Spencer Mitchell on Sunday, March 25. The luncheon starts at 2:00 p.m. and all of coach Mitchell's former softball and basketball players are invited to attend free of charge...
Lady Bulldogs bash Summit
New Cornersville High School softball coach Eric Crabtree picked up his first win as the skipper of the Lady Bulldogs on Monday when his CHS squad defeated the Summit Lady Spartans 11-3 at home.
After mustering just one run in their first two outings of the season, the Lady Bulldogs crossed home plate at least once in each of the first six innings of Monday's contest en route to pounding out 15 hits against two Summit pitchers.
Mt. Pleasant edges Bulldogs
Despite a stellar performance from senior pitcher Mikey Adams, the Cornersville Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season on Monday night when they dropped a 1-0 decision to defending District 11-A tournament champ Mt. Pleasant at home.
With staff ace Garrett Ring taking the hill for the Tigers (3-1, 3-0 District), the two teams battled to a scoreless tie through the first four innings of play before Mt. Pleasant tallied an unearned run in the top of the fifth en route to defeating the Bulldogs (2-1, 2-1 District) for the fourth time in their last five tries.
Tennis honors for MCHS graduate
Rachel Wolfe, a 2009 graduate of Marshall County High School, earned TranSouth Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week honors, as the RedHawks went 2-2 for the week with victories over Tennessee Wesleyan and Xavier University. MMC's two losses came against top-ranked Auburn Montgomery and 10th-ranked William Carey.
Alice Elizabeth Phillips Scott
Alice Elizabeth Phillips Scott, 66, departed from this life Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Ripley, Miss. Mrs. Scott was born Aug. 30, 1945, in Lewisburg and was a 1963 graduate of Marshall County High School. She attended Martin College and was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a member of the Oakland Baptist Church...
Terence Pushman, 77, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Pushman was a native of the United Kingdom, born in London in 1934. He was the son of Dennis and Rose James Pushman. He was an actor and member of the Covina Community Church, a United Church of Christ in California. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict...