Stories from Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Ten Commandments get unanimous vote
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer County commissioners on Monday unanimously voted to appropriate $100 as a donation for a Dayton, Tenn., woman's presentation of a framed display of the Ten Commandments, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence to be displayed in the ground-floor lobby of the Marshall County Courthouse Annex...
Sheriff gets two Humvees
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County Sheriff Norman Dalton has obtained two Humvees for use by his department, the sheriff told county commissioners on the Law Enforcement Committee on Friday. The two military Humvees arrived that afternoon and were parked in the department's large metal building on First Avenue North where a variety of other department vehicles are stored...
Sheriff shopping for guns
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's Law Enforcement Committee on Friday endorsed Sheriff Norman Dalton's request to buy guns for his officers, but only after more prices are obtained. "To keep everything on an even keel, we ought to get bids," Commissioner Richard Hill said during the committee's meeting Friday. "I think that would be the wise thing to do."...
Lewisburg couple indicted by grand jury
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Lewisburg couple was indicted by the grand jury last week, the husband on serious sex charges, and the wife for concealing him when she knew police wanted to arrest him. Clint A. Marlow Sr., 32, of Cummings Circle, was charged with rape of a child. ...
Bullying discussed at Task Force meeting
By Karen Hall Staff Writer The emphasis was on school safety at the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Task Force's spring meeting last week. Former assistant superintendent of the Metro Nashville Public Schools Ralph Thompson spoke about bullying. "Bullying did not just start," Thompson said. "But it has gone to new levels. It's just getting out of hand."...
Lady Rockets win 3 at Chick-Fil-A
The Forrest Lady Rockets made a nice early season showing at the Chick-Fil-A Classic in Brentwood over the weekend, starting with consecutive Friday night victories over Houston High School (1-0) and Hendersonville (3-2).
On Saturday morning, Forrest fell apart defensively, committing seven errors in a 3-0 loss to Baylor before coming back later in the day with an impressive 3-2 win over Lebanon in the first round of bracket play.
In the quarterfinals, the Lady Rockets took on the four-time 3A state champion powerhouse Lady Owls from Ooltewah.
The Lady Rockets led 4-2 in the second inning before the Lady Owls swooped back to clip Forrest 8-4 in the elimination round.
Toseland signs with Martin Methodist
Marshall County senior outfielder Danielle Toseland will join teammates Kalie Hobbs (Roane State) and Brianna Roberts (Tennessee State University) in the collegiate ranks next year after signing a letter of intent to play softball at Martin Methodist College on Friday at MCHS.
Toseland has started all four years for the Tigerettes and helped lead Marshall County to the Sectional round of the playoffs in 2009 and 2010 before MCHS posted a solid 24-14 record last season.
Hobbs no-hits Hickman County
Marshall County senior pitcher Kalie Hobbs had a game to remember on Friday night, as she tossed a no-hitter and drove in the lone run of the contest to lead the Tigerettes to a 1-0 victory over Hickman County at home.
Despite Hobbs' dominant performance in the circle, the Lady Bulldogs (1-5, 1-2 District) battled MCHS to a 0-0 tie through the first six innings thanks to a gutsy effort from starting hurler Emily Williams and solid defense.
Tigers tear apart Richland
The Marshall County Tigers picked up their second win of the season on the pitch when they crushed an overmatched Richland Raider squad 10-1 at home on Monday.
MCHS (2-0-1) blew the game open early and exploded for six goals in the first 30 minutes of the contest to forge a 6-0 lead at the break before outscoring Richland 4-1 in the second half to coast to the easy victory.
Tigers split with Page
On Monday night, the Marshall County Tigers were forced to settle for a split of a doubleheader against District 12-AA rival Page, as MCHS rolled to a 14-6 victory in the opening game before the Patriots eked out a 2-1 win in the nightcap at Joe George Field.
In the opener, the Tigers (4-5, 3-1 District) pounded out 13 hits and drew four walks against two Page hurlers, while the Patriots (3-6, 1-3 District) aided Marshall County's cause by committing five errors, which contributed to seven of MCHS' 14 runs.
FMS Lady Rockets capture Spring Hill tournament
The FMS Lady Rockets dodged the weekend raindrops and a tough Summertown squad to capture the Spring Hill Middle School Tournament, posting a 4-1 record.
In game one, FMS beat Heritage Middle School 6-1 with Mays picking up the win in the circle and Taylor Patin doing heavy damage at the dish with three-run triple in the third inning.
Lady Rockets take twin bill from MTCS
On Monday night, at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill, Forrest displayed its depth, taking a 9-0 and 8-2 double header sweep over MTCS, who was playing their season opener.
Cheatham said, "We are going to need that depth as we move deeper in to the season, you never know what is going to happen, Saturday was a perfect example of that."
Senior Courtney Hollandsworth did not play due to illness and injured hurler Brooke Herron cheered from the dugout as her teammates picked her up, most notably her fellow senior Adrean Jordan and a pair of ultra-talented underclassmen in Sara Jordan and Katie Warrick.
Helen Cox, 80, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Cox was a native of Fayetteville, and the daughter of the late Leslie and Exie Cannon Reavis. She was a retired healthcare worker and was a member of the Independent Church of God...