Stories from Friday, April 27, 2012
Patriots movin' on up in first round of NFL draft
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots traded up twice in the first round of the NFL draft to add a couple of players to the defense that allowed the New York Giants to march down the field for the winning score in the Super Bowl.
The Patriots sent the No. 27 overall pick, which they'd obtained in a deal with New Orleans, and a third-rounder to Cincinnati for the 21st pick and used it to take Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones. Then they traded the No. 31 pick to Denver with a fourth-rounder for the No. 25 pick they used to take Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower.
Yell Road woman dies in crash
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Lewisburg woman died Wednesday afternoon after a fiery crash on I-65. Patricia Carol Perry, 35, of Yell Road, was southbound about 2:30 p.m. when she lost control of her green Toyota RAV-4 and crossed the median into the northbound lanes at the 49-mile marker, according to reports by Nashville TV stations...
Students painting mural for mayor
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Half a dozen Marshall County High School art students are painting a mural of county icons on a wall at the reception room for County Mayor Joe Boyd Leggett's office. The mural was to have been completed this week, but the students are perfectionists and decided to repaint images of trees and water. Their teacher is Karen Cherry...
Home invasion suspect allegedly used a gun
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A Marshal County man has "made statements contrary to his interest" when Lewisburg Police investigated a home invasion last week, according to a detective. Shane Douglas Sanford, 31, of Spring Place Road, was released in lieu of bond from the county jail where he was booked April 17 on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and aggravated assault, Detective Santiago McKlean said...
Alleged church burglar indicted by grand jury
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A third man who is accused of burglary and theft at two South Ellington Parkway churches was indicted by the grand jury last week. Ricky Lee Sharp, 26, of Leoma, is currently incarcerated in Giles County Jail. With Jeremy Shawn Field, 25, of Pulaski, and Daniel Ray Prince, 29, of Leoma, Sharp is charged with burglary and theft from LifeSong Family Church and St. ...
Screw factory moving to Lewisburg
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A Cornersville business that makes a particular kind of screw is planning to move to Lewisburg, a company spokesman said Monday. Darco Products sells the special screws it makes "strictly to distributors," according to Don Phillips, an advisor for the company that's now run by his son...
Forrest road warriors capture 9-A title
The Forrest Lady Rockets, playing their third consecutive road game in three days, banged out 10 hits, but also reached base on six Cascade errors and five walks to come away with a much easier than expected 10-5 win in Wartrace Wednesday night, capturing another regular season District 9-A title that has belonged in the hands of the Chapel Hill girls since the days of the fenceless little softball field in the corner...
Lady Rockets come up big in Lynchburg
It was essentially one game for the District 9-A regular season title Tuesday night in Lynchburg as first place Forrest took on second place Moore County with the Lady Rockets coming out on top 4-1 behind a strong performance in the circle by Brooke Herron and one big inning on offense.
Herron did not give up a run until the bottom of the seventh, turning in a sparkling complete game effort, giving up just three hits, while striking out seven and walking one.
Tigers slay Spartans
The Marshall County Tigers reduced their magic number for clinching the top seed in the upcoming District 12-AA tournament to one on Tuesday when they defeated the Summit Spartans 9-3 at home on Senior Night to record their eighth straight win.
MCHS can clinch the number one seed with a win over Summit on Thursday or with a Spring Hill loss to Fairview.
Tigerettes edge East Hickman
Senior starting pitcher Kalie Hobbs helped the Marshall County Tigerettes (16-9) grab sole possession of first place in the District 12-AA standings on Wednesday night, as she tossed her second no-hitter of the season to lead MCHS to a 2-1 home victory over conference co-leader East Hickman.
With both teams boasting perfect 12-0 records in District play, the Lady Eagles (19-10) held a 1-0 lead through the first three innings of play after scoring an unearned run in the opening frame.
Lady Bulldogs fall to Columbia
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (6-9) had their modest two-game winning streak snapped on Monday night when they dropped a 6-2 decision at home to the Columbia Central Lady Lions.
Columbia held a tenuous 3-2 lead through the first five innings of Monday's contest before crossing home plate three times in the top of the sixth to pull away for the four-run victory.
Rockets slip past Bulldogs
The Forrest Rockets (13-11) got the better of county rival Cornersville for the second time this season when they squeaked out a 3-2 road victory over the Bulldogs on Wednesday afternoon.
Having defeated Cornersville 13-0 on April 7, the Rockets had a much tougher time with the Bulldogs (9-13-1) this time around, as the two teams battled to a 2-2 tie through the first six innings of play.
FMS Rockets fly past Lewisburg
The Forrest Middle School Rockets (14-3) earned a split of the regular season series against county rival Lewisburg Middle School by whipping the Tigers 15-4 at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Memorial Field on Monday night to avenge a 6-3 loss to LMS earlier in the season.
Forrest finished with seven hits and five walks against two Lewisburg pitchers while the Tigers aided the Rockets' cause by committing a season high nine errors.
Mid-South Conference Tournament
FMS backstop Boone Sweeney and the top-seeded Rockets will host the Mid-South Conference Middle School Baseball Tournament, beginning on Saturday at 11 a.m. when Community takes on Moore County. Cascade will play Westwood at 1:30 p.m., and after a loser's bracket game at 4 p.m., the Rockets will be in action at 6:30 p.m. when they play the winner of the Cascade/Westwood game. The tournament will continue to Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Chapel Hill.
Daniel G. Goff
Daniel G. Goff, 62, husband of Sheryl Goff and a resident of Lewisburg, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro. Daniel was born in Louisville, Ky. and was the son of the late Daniel Gene and Gladys Goff. He was a Master Sergeant in the United States Army and served three tours in Vietnam. ...