Stories from Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Lewisburg city manager resigns
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Citing "personal reasons," Lewisburg's city manager gave two weeks notice of his resignation Monday morning when he told the mayor it has nothing to do with city employee raises paid after city councilmen advocated bonuses and opposed raises...
For the Love of the Dixie
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer For the Love of the Dixie, a volunteer concert to raise money for installation of a heating and cooling system at the Marshall County Community Theatre, was a sellout Saturday night. The marquee was changed that night to say "Sold Out" as the audience was advised that the show raised about $3,000, a sum that, at $10 per person, equates to an audience of 300, the generally accepted figure for the number of seats available at the reconfigured Dixie movie theater.. ...
School workers will get bonuses
By Karen Hall Staff Writer All employees of the Marshall County School System will receive a bonus check Thursday, just in time for spring break. Full-time teachers will get $500 each, and non-certified employees will get $300 each. Part-timers will get half as much, depending on whether they're certified or not...
Job Fair today
If you have a passion for customer service and the drive and experience to excel at helping clients, there's a job fair for you today. Applications for jobs with TRG Customer Service Center will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Career Center, 980 South Ellington Parkway, Lewisburg...
School board members go back to school for Algebra 2
By Karen Hall Staff Writer School board curriculum committee members got a taste of the way Algebra 2 is taught when they visited Mike Whitehead's classroom at Marshall County High School Monday evening. Each board member was handed a Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, and assigned a student to help them...
Cyclists return for third year
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer BERLIN - Nearly 240 bicyclists competed here Saturday in sanctioned events for points in their quest for regional and greater titles this year; all providing a spectacle for an audience of enthusiasts, friends and relatives...
FMS out slugs Tigerettes 12-7
The FMS Lady Rockets travelled to Mike Finley Memorial Field in Lewisburg for a Friday night fight with the LMS Tigerettes and came away with a hard fought 12-7 win.
Forrest batted around in the top of the first inning, scoring five times on a pair of RBI hits by Piper Elmore and Cassie Whitworth, a run scoring fielder's choice by Dani Hoeft, and a Taylor Patin RBI when she was hit by pitch with the bases loaded.
FMS Rockets score 9-2 win over Vikings
The FMS Rockets won their tenth game in row on Thursday night in Chapel Hill, taking out the Community Vikings 9-2.
Rocket starting hurler Alex Brewer struck out 10 and walked two Unionville batters in four no-hit, shut-out innings before Ryan Yelensky came to the mound in the fifth and gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits, while striking four and walking one.
After Brewer pitched a scoreless first inning, the Rockets struck three times in the home half of the inning and added two more runs in the bottom of the second to take a 5-0 lead on Community.
FMS Lady Rockets avenge earlier season loss to Community
On Monday night at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill, a focused and determined FMS Lady Rockets' squad was out for revenge versus a Community team that had upset them earlier in the season and they avenged their disappointment with a vengeance, blanking the Viqueens 8-0.
Lainey Mays started in the circle for FMS and was a solid as can be, scattering just five hits, while striking out nine in the shutout victory.
Daughrity three-bagger lifts Rockets over Vikings
The Forrest Rockets were in desperate need of a victory Monday night in Chapel Hill and they got it, defeating District 9-A foe Community 7-4.
Community scored first off Forrest starter Zach Brewer, beginning with Quinn Frost being hit by a Brewer pitch with one out.
Lady Bulldogs blast Santa Fe
After dropping a 10-5 decision to first place Richland last Thursday, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs moved back to the .500 mark in District 11-A play by thrashing the Santa Fe Lady Wildcats 11-1 at home on Monday night in five innings.
Aided by a six-run first inning, the Lady Bulldogs (4-4, 2-2 District) pounded out 11 hits and drew three walks against Santa Fe starting pitcher Baylee Hemphill and reliever Bailey Staggs to go along with three Lady Wildcat errors.
Tigers whitewash Wyoming
Although the Marshall County Tigers and their fans showed Wyoming, Ohio some southern hospitality after the game, MCHS didn't cut the Cowboys any slack on the baseball diamond on Saturday, as they defeated the Cincinnati area school 7-0 at home.
The two teams were originally supposed to play a doubleheader, but rain forced the second game to be cancelled after the opening contest was called in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Bulldogs tame Mustangs
Coming off a 15-11 road loss to Loretto the previous day that saw them squander a nine-run lead, the Cornersville Bulldogs (7-2) showed no ill effects from that setback, as they defeated the Mustangs 3-1 at home on Friday night behind yet another strong pitching performance from senior hurler Mikey Adams.
Having thrown three complete games already this season, Adams once again went the distance on the mound and racked up 15 strikeouts in seven innings of work while limiting Loretto to just one run on seven hits and three walks to improve his record to 3-1 on the year.
Tigers power past Panthers
After defeating Lewis County 6-2 two days earlier, the Marshall County Tigers completed the regular season sweep of their District rival on Thursday by whipping the Panthers 7-1 at Joe George Field.
Senior hurler Morgan Reese turned in one of the best pitching performances of his MCHS career, as he racked up 10 strikeouts in seven innings of work while allowing just one run on four hits and two walks to pick up his first victory of the season.
Henry Lee Hulshof
Henry Lee Hulshof, 61, resident of West Commerce Street in Lewisburg, died Friday, March 30, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center. The Marshall County native was the son of the late Ralph Hulshof and Ruby Lee Uselton Hulshof. Mr. Hulshof was employed at International Comfort Products in Lewisburg for 34 years and more recently was a truck driver with LTC in Lewisburg. ...
Jean Murdock Dyer
Jean Murdock Dyer, 84, of Fayetteville, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Lincoln Care Center. Mrs. Dyer was a native of Marshall County, and the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Mary Jones Murdock. For many years she traveled, playing in numerous duplicate bridge tournaments and becoming a "Life Master." She also served as Fayetteville-Lincoln County Librarian for a number of years. ...
Bill F. Garrett
Bill F. Garrett, 90, of Lebanon, formerly of Lewisburg, died Monday, April 2, 2012, in Quality Care Health Center. Mr. Garrett was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late William Turner and Vivian Nelms Garrett. He served his country in the U.S. ...