Stories from Friday, March 30, 2012
Jobs open in finance department as resolution comes back for another try
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Marshall County officials have another chance next week to pass the resolutions allowing school personnel to receive their long-awaited bonuses. The meeting schedule for Monday evening duplicates this week's, with the school board convening at 5 p.m., followed by the county commission at 6 p.m...
Raises paid after Council said no
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Nearly one-fifth of city employees got pay raises after councilmen agreed all the staff should only get bonuses of $600 each, according to information obtained at City Hall and from eight city officials. Annually, the financial impact is $78,837, a salary analysis for pay raises shows, but all that has not been paid yet because the fiscal year ends June 30. ...
Accident victim shows 'Christian forgiveness' to drunken driver
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A young man whose case was set for trial March 29 pled guilty Wednesday, and will report to jail next week to start serving a six-month sentence. Joshua Lee Rich, 21, of 2nd Avenue South, pled guilty to driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, and reckless endangerment...
County residents miffed by higher gasoline prices
From staff reports Ask anyone at the gas pumps these days and they'll tell you the price is too high. And that's true here in Marshall County where the rate's hovered around $3.70 for about a week. "Prices need to go down," Tommy Pruitt of South Berlin said while pumping gas at the Tiger Market at Franklin Pike and Highway 50 on Wednesday evening...
Cosmolab awarded state grant
NASHVILLE - One of Lewisburg's biggest employers has received a state grant to avoid layoffs and help the company improve employee skills. Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis made the announcement Thursday about the award of $9,159 to Cosmolab, Inc. in Lewisburg...
Raiderettes ambush Forrest
The tables got turned Thursday night at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill when Moore County beat Forrest 7-1, shattering a nearly seven-year streak of unbeaten district games for the 2008 state champion Lady Rockets, dating back to April 26, 2005 when Cornersville beat FHS 9-6.
During that streak, it was always Forrest that got the big hit at the crucial time of the game, made all the plays on defense, and when needed, mustered a comeback win.
Tigerettes get a small measure of revenge
The Marshall County Tigerettes won their fifth game in a row Tuesday night with a 12-2 run-rule win over Lewis County at Reese Hambrick Field in Lewisburg, gaining a small measure of revenge on the Lady Panthers, who eliminated MCHS last season from the District 12AA Tournament in Hohenwald.
"They had our number the past couple of years and put us out last year," said MCHS head coach Holly Cook. "I thought this would be a good way to come in here and send a message to the rest of the district."
Bulldogs pound Hampshire
The Cornersville Bulldogs made easy work of District 11-A foe Hampshire earlier this week, as they recorded a pair of blowout victories over the Hawks to sweep the regular season series.
CHS opened the week by defeating Hampshire 12-0 at home in five innings on Monday before going on the road and thumping the Hawks 11-0 in another mercy rule shortened contest on Tuesday.
Lady Bulldogs shutout Mt. Pleasant
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs notched their second straight win by defeating District 11-A foe Mt. Pleasant 7-0 at home on Tuesday afternoon.
Sophomore pitcher Taylor Wolaver went the distance in the circle for Cornersville to run her record to 3-0 on the season, allowing just two hits and a walk in seven scoreless innings of work while recording six strikeouts. Kayleigh Vandygriff and Ciara Cates both singled to account for both Lady Tiger hits.
Tigers fall to Page
After routing Fayetteville 12-2 the previous day, the Marshall County Tigers suffered their first loss of the season on the pitch when they dropped a 3-0 decision to defending District champ Page at home on Wednesday.
The Patriots (5-0, 4-0 District) took control of the game in the first half and tallied a pair of goals in the first 40 minutes of play to take a 2-0 lead into the break before scoring on a penalty kick early in the second half.
MCHS tennis squads drop two to BGA
On Wednesday afternoon at the Lewisburg Recreation Center, the youthful MCHS tennis team took on Battle Ground Academy (BGA) and after some tough matches in the Tigers' fifth event of the season, the boys fell 2-5, while the girls also lost 1-6 to the Wildcat netters.
The only victory on the girls' side was turned in by senior Sarah Tietgens in one of the best matches of the event.
Tietgens led early before going into a lull, but the high-charged Tietgens rallied back to win (9-7) over Grace Patton.
FMS Rockets on a roll
Since their 3-2 loss to Huntland on March 6, the FMS Rockets (10-1) have been rolling, winning nine straight games, including Monday night's 12-3 thrashing over Fayetteville.
Forrest jumped on the Tigers early, putting up a five-spot in the first inning, starting with one out when Jacob Jones reached on an error and was knocked home on an Alex Brewer triple.