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Stories from Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TEA Party rallies faithful (04/18/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Although the audience was small, speakers were determined to energize people to do more than vote, become involved in public decisions, and influence others. "Pick your candidates' brains," said Sherry Ferguson, a founding organizer of the Marshall County TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party that sponsored the rally and candidate forum Saturday in Rock Creek Park...
CSVFD fish fry deemed success (04/18/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer CANEY SPRINGS - Marshall County's youngest volunteer fire department had another successful fundraising event last weekend and its up-coming greasy pig competition promises more entertainment. "Prepare to get dirty," the May 5 event flier announces as Caney Springs Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer Jennifer Stafford has announced that net revenue for the department totaled $1,526.95 from the fish fry on Saturday...
Wyoming group loves Lewisburg (04/18/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Mayberry RFD's got nothing on Lewisburg, according to an independent community assessment group in town last week. "Caring people" are a significant part of what makes this town a community, Brian Beadles of the Wyoming Rural Economic Development Office told about 70 people Thursday night...
Family ties link 1998 murder to current case (04/18/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer During discussion of Kay Colvett's Easter-weekend death, one person remarked, "How tragic for her daughters: now both of their parents have been murdered." Before she was married to Kenneth Colvett, Kay was married to Ronnie Clark, the father of her daughters, Rhonda and Jennifer...
Job fair in Lawrenceburg (04/18/12)
From staff reports LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. - The Goodwill here is planning a job fair on Tuesday with seven employers looking for workers. "When the county unemployment numbers were released two weeks ago, Lawrence County was one of only 10 counties where the jobless rate increased," said Jamie Berry, spokesman for Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee...
Regional recycling hub endorsed here (04/18/12)
From staff reports Lewisburg councilmen last week unanimously endorsed establishing Marshall County as a regional recycling hub. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is considering locations across the state to create recycling hubs than have economic as well as environmental advantages, officials said...
Lady Rockets blast Eagleville 13-3 (04/18/12)
On Saturday in Franklin, the Forrest Lady Rockets struggled mustering some offense, but came back with a vengeance Monday night in Eagleville, pounding out 14 hits in a six-inning, 13-3 run-rule win over the Lady Eagles. Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham said after the game, "I am proud of them and I am pleased with the effort and glad everyone got a chance to play, so hopefully that will help them build some confidence."
Lady Rockets start fast but falter late (04/18/12)
The Forrest Lady Rockets got off to a fast start at the Franklin Sonic Invitational, beating Siegel, Hickman County, and Pope John Paul II before a pair of shutout losses to Ravenwood and Collierville ended their weekend at Fly Park. In game one, Forrest ace Brooke Herron and Siegel number one hurler Danielle O'Donnell hooked up in a pitcher's duel and both escaped two-on, two-out jams in the first inning. In the second inning, both squads had a runner on third with less than two outs, but could not plate a run.
Tigers stymie Shelbyville (04/18/12)
Having lost 9-4 on the road to Shelbyville three weeks earlier, the Marshall County Tigers (14-8) got even with the Golden Eagles on Friday night when they grinded out a 4-1 victory at Joe George Field. MCHS starting hurler Aaron Thomason turned in a strong performance on the mound and pitched all seven innings to earn the victory, as he piled up 10 strikeouts during that span while limiting the Golden Eagles to just five hits and a walk.
Tigers crush Fairview (04/18/12)
After suffering a surprising 8-7 road loss to District 12-AA foe Fairview two days earlier, the Marshall County Tigers took out their frustrations on the Yellow Jackets on Thursday night when they rolled to a 10-0 victory in five innings at Joe George Field to earn a split of the regular season series. Shortstop Morgan Reese spearheaded an 11-hit attack by the Tigers (13-8, 8-2 District), as he went 3-for -3 with a double, a triple, 3 RBI, and three runs scored. Brandon Bush and Ryan McDaniel also tallied two hits apiece and drove in three and one run respectively, while Aaron Hobbs added a two-run homer. Dylan McKnight, Hayden Bailey, and Cody Vernon each had one hit for MCHS as well with McKnight knocking in one run.
Oakland ousts Tigerettes from Border Battle (04/18/12)
Following their 2-1 win over Tullahoma, the Marshall County Tigerettes (11-9) were knocked out of the Lincoln County Border Battle in the second round of the loser's bracket on Saturday afternoon when they lost 7-1 in six innings to the Oakland Lady Patriots, who defeated MCHS 10-1 in pool play two days earlier.
Tigerettes top Tullahoma (04/18/12)
Coming off a 2-1 defeat to Moore County earlier in the morning, the Marshall County Tigerettes (11-8) extended their stay at the Lincoln County Border Battle by defeating the Tullahoma Lady Wildcats 2-1 in five innings on Saturday in the first round of the loser's bracket. With the game's reaching the end of its time limit, the two teams were locked in a 1-1 tie through the first four and a half innings of play before the Tigerettes pulled out the victory in the bottom of the fifth thanks to two-out RBI single by first baseman Katie Crabtree.
Raiderettes rally past Marshall County (04/18/12)
After posting a 1-3 record in pool play at the Lincoln County Border Battle, the Marshall County Tigerettes suffered a frustrating 2-1 loss to the Moore County Raiderettes in the first round of the double elimination portion of the tournament on Saturday morning. The Tigerettes held a tenuous 1-0 lead through the first six innings of play, but Moore County saw their offense finally come to life in the top of the seventh and pushed across two runs in the frame to seize a 2-1 advantage before snuffing out a Marshall County scoring threat in the bottom of the seventh.
Red-hot Jett seventh in nation (04/18/12)
Former MCHS Tigerette and current Columbia State Community College speedster Brandie Jett is having a red-hot year at the plate, batting .527, which leads the Lady Chargers (28-14) and ranks seventh in the nation among National Junior College Athletic Association hitters. Through 40 games and 129 at bats, Jett has 68 hits, 33 runs scored, 17 RBIs, 7 doubles, and 3 triples.
Doris Elizabeth Brewer (04/18/12)
Doris Elizabeth Brewer, 84, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mrs. Brewer was a native of Giles County, and daughter of the late Jeff and Amanda Webster Dunnivant. She was retired from Genesco and Cosmolab. She was a member of Clay Hill Methodist Church...
James Morgan Porterfield (04/18/12)
James Morgan Porterfield, 81, of Pulaski, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Hillside Hospital. He was born on April 26, 1930, in Lewisburg. He was a member of the Pulaski Holiness Church and a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Blankenship Porterfield; his parents, Elbert and Annie Mae Pigg Porterfield; his sister, Ruth Luna Melba; and his sons, Lyndell Derrick and James Michael Porterfield...
Terry Lee Kincaid (04/18/12)
Terry Lee Kincaid, 54, of the Pottsville Community, died Friday, April 13, 2012. A native of Marshall County, Mr. Kincaid was a son of James and Hila Griggs Kincaid who survive. Terry was a former forklift operator for Penske Logistics and retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard as a Staff Sergeant with 21 years of service and was a veteran of Desert Storm...