Stories from Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Roscoe named Dog of the Year
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Bark in the Park on Saturday proved to be a first-time success for those who care for canines as local animal shelter advocates reached one of their financial goals and their dog of the year was presented to an adoring audience...
Celebrity waiters serving a cause
From staff reports More than $3,600 was raised for cancer research as a result of the Celebrity Waiter Luncheon of Marshall County held Thursday in the Lewisburg Recreation Center. It was at the second Celebrity Waiter Luncheon of Marshall County benefiting Relay for Life, a fundraising program to underwrite cancer research programs and services, according to Harriett Stewart, a staff partner for the community representatives here...
State joblessness declines for 8th consecutive month
From staff reports NASHVILLE - Tennessee's workforce shrunk in March compared to February, but more workers found jobs, so the unemployment still went down, state officials reported Thursday. Tennessee's unemployment rate for March fell to 7.9 percent, down from the February revised rate of 8 percent, state Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis said. The national unemployment rate for March 2012 was 8.2 percent, 0.1 percentage point lower than the February rate...
Jobs offered in Fayetteville
From staff reports Due to increased sales demand, the Goodman Air Conditioning and Heating Plant in Fayetteville is taking applications for entry-level production jobs. They will hold a Job Fair from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the plant, 1810 Wilson Parkway, Fayetteville...
Tigers hold off Rockets
On Thursday night, the Marshall County Tigers (6-4-2, 2-1-1 District) defeated archrival Forrest for the third straight time on the pitch when they claimed a hard fought 3-1 victory over the Rockets in Chapel Hill.
Marshall County held a 2-0 lead at the break, but Forrest (1-6, 1-4 District) made things interesting in the second half and scored a goal midway through the stanza to slice the deficit to 2-1. The Tigers, though, fended off the challenge from the Rockets and put the game away by tallying a goal with two minutes left in regulation to clinch their second consecutive win.
Tigers topple Columbia Central
The Marshall County Tigers (18-8) defeated Columbia Central for the first time in five years when they pulled out a hard fought 3-2 win over the Lions on Friday night at Joe George Field.
Having lost to Columbia 5-2 earlier in the season, MCHS held a 2-0 lead through the first five innings of play before the Lions (13-12) pushed across two runs in the top of the sixth to knot the score at 2-2.
Lady Bulldogs rally past Culleoka
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs kept themselves in the running for one of the top three seeds in the upcoming District 11-A tournament by defeating second place Culleoka 5-4 at home on Friday night to record their 10th straight win over the Lady Warriors.
Culleoka (5-8, 4-3 District) appeared they might break Cornersville's hex over them and held a 4-3 lead through the first six and a half innings of play.
MCHS routs Summit
Forrest two days earlier, the Marshall County Tigers picked up a big District win on Saturday night when they crushed third place Summit 7-2 at home behind a stellar effort from senior striker Andres Acosta.
The Spartans (4-7-1, 3-2 District) battled MCHS to a 1-1 tie late in the first half, but the Tigers seized the momentum shortly after that point and tallied two goals in the last six minutes of the stanza to take a 3-1 lead into the break. Marshall County (7-4-2, 3-1-1) then kept their foot on the gas in the second half and outscored Summit 4-1 over the final 40 minutes to roll to their third straight victory.
Lady Rockets blow away Spring Hill
It felt like winter Monday with temperatures in the 50's and the north wind blowing and gusting at times over 20 m.p.h., making it difficult to play error free softball, but the Forrest Lady Rockets made the best of it, coming away with a six-inning, 14-4 run-rule win at Spring Hill.
Sara Jordan led off the ballgame with a shot into the wind to right field that went all the way to the fence, allowing the sophomore to circle the bases with an inside-the-park homerun.
Jessica Harmon reached on an infield error by the Lady Raiders and Adrean Jordan followed with double to windy right field, putting Lady Rockets runners on second and third.
Lady Rockets stand firm
It was senior night at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill Thursday night as Forrest took on archrival Cascade in the battle for first place in District 9-A, and by the end of the spirited 4-3 win, the Lady Rockets (16-6, 8-1) were in first place all alone, one game up on the Lady Champions and Moore County.
"That was a good ballgame, we didn't make any critical mistakes in any critical situations," said Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham. "They really showed some maturity tonight, they didn't break under pressure, and hopefully we can take that and build on it."
Tiger Tennis splits with Columbia
In a preview of the Region 6-A-AA tournament, the District 11-A-AA Marshall County tennis team took on District 12-A-AA Columbia Academy (CA) Friday in Lewisburg with the Tigers' boys (4-5) dominating (6-1), while the girls, also 4-5 on the season were blanked by the Lady Bulldogs (0-7).
On the boys' side, MCHS top-seed Justin Killian made easy work of Cannon Fuller, overpowering the number one Bulldog (8-2).
Marion D. Scott Williams
Marion D. Scott Williams, 80, of Shelbyville, passed Thursday morning, April 19, 2012, at Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Howard W. Scott and Sue C. Smartt. She was a homemaker, beautician and shop owner, and was a member of the People's Church...
Claude Mason Carroll Sr.
Claude Mason Carroll Sr., 90, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday night, April 21, 2012, at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas in Nashville. A native of Franklin County, he was son of the late Roscoe Thomas Carroll and Annie Lucas Carroll. Mr. Carroll was retired from Uniroyal after 42 years of service. He served in the United States Army during World War II in Europe, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Bobby Ray Ring
Bobby Ray Ring, 70, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Lewisburg. He was born in Maury County, and was a graduate of Forrest High School in Chapel Hill, Mr. Ring served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. Formerly he worked at Genesco Inc. in Lewisburg, and presently was a line worker for Moon Products of Lewisburg...
Leonard Leroy McClure
Leonard Leroy "L.L." McClure, 69, of the Delina Community, died Monday, April 23, 2012, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mr. McClure was a native of Blue Mountain, Miss., and son of the late Leslie Loyd and Christine Goudy McClure. He retired from Heil-Quaker in 1977 and served as a fireman with Five Points Volunteer Fire Department for 22 years. ...
Robert E. Tucker
Robert E. "Tuck" Tucker, 76, of Lewisburg, owner and operator of Tucker Auto Parts, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Robert was born June 27, 1935, in the Ash Hill community of Williamson County. Robert owned and operated Tucker Auto Parts since 1963. ...
Ada Mae Sorrells Fullerton
Ada Mae Sorrells Fullerton, 82, was called to her heavenly home Saturday, April 21, 2012, following a short illness. A lifelong resident of Petersburg, she was born Jan. 10, 1930, to the late Eugene and Beulah Darnell Sorrells. Mrs. Fullerton, or "Ma" as she was fondly called by her family and adopted family, was an avid quilter who enjoyed volunteering, especially at the Petersburg Library, and offering help to anyone in the community needing a loving helping hand. ...