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Stories from Wednesday, May 2, 2012

'Taking country back' is about intolerance (05/02/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Speaking in Lewisburg during the NAACP's Marshall County Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, the executive director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission asked about an often-heard phrase she says is an indication of intolerance...
Fraud trial verdict leads to jail time (05/02/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Cornersville woman went to jail Friday following a guilty verdict at the end of a two and a half day trial on prescription fraud charges. Kimberly W. Wentzel, 49, had been free on bond, but Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler revoked this and set a new bond of $50,000. As of Monday afternoon, Wentzel remained jailed. She will be sentenced June 13...
911 dispatchers asking, 'Can you hear me now?' (05/02/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Sometimes when an emergency radio dispatcher announces a fire or car crash, some walkie-talkies in Marshall County don't receive the call. The technical problem was raised last week by a Lewisburg dispatcher...
Local unemployment back down (05/02/12)
From Staff Reports Marshall County's unemployment rate has decreased by one half of one percent. The number of people without a job in March was 12.1 percent of the Marshall County workforce. That's down from 12.6 percent during February. The January rate was 12.7 percent. The December rate was 12 percent...
Appeals Court upholds Crigler sentence rulings (05/02/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Lengthy sentences handed down in two Marshall County cases were upheld last month by the Court of Criminal Appeals in Nashville. The first appeal came from Travis Lankford, 26, who received an effective 16-year sentence from Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler...
FMS Rockets survive first-round scare (05/02/12)
The number-one seeded FMS Rockets looked like they were going to cruise to an easy first round Mid-South Conference Tournament win, leading 3-1 through five innings before the Cascade Champions dug in, taking the lead twice over the next three innings before Forrest prevailed 9-8 in eight innings. "We didn't fold whenever the time came to it," said FMS head coach Bart Joyce. "We stepped up and got the runs in the places we needed it. Down one, down two runs, we came back and finally stepped up here in the eighth inning and got it done."
Lady Rockets' 20-win season mark intact (05/02/12)
The Forrest Lady Rockets scored a pair of easy wins at the Coffee County Spring Classic in Manchester Friday night, shutting out Cumberland County 7-0 before pummeling Grundy County 15-3 in the nightcap. With the 7-0 win over the Lady Jets from Crossville, Forrest notched win number seven in a row and eclipsed the 20-win mark for the season, marking 20-win campaigns every year head coach Becky Cheatham has been at the helm since 1998.
Tiger Tennis sweeps MTCS to reach district final (05/02/12)
The MCHS tennis team swept Middle Tennessee Christian School (MTCS) in the District 11A-AA semifinals Friday at Old Fort Park with identical 4-2 victories, setting up a championship fianl match-up versus Page on Tuesday at MTCS.
Tigers shutout Summit to claim District title (05/02/12)
On Thursday night, the Marshall County Tigers captured their first regular season District championship in four years when they defeated Summit 3-0 on the road to complete the season sweep of the Spartans. Although Marshall County has to share the regular season title with Spring Hill, the Tigers will be the top seed in the District 12-AA tournament thanks to their two-game sweep of the Raiders the previous week.
Tigers cruise past Cascade (05/02/12)
After beating Middle Tennessee Christian School (4-2) and Hickman County (3-1) earlier in the week, the Marshall County Tigers soccer team reeled off their sixth straight victory on Friday night when they defeated the Cascade Champions 4-1 at home on Senior Day in their regular season finale. Marshall County (10-4-2, 5-1-1 District) got off to a fast start and built a 2-0 lead midway through the first half. Cascade then tallied a goal late in the opening stanza to trim the deficit to 2-1 at the break, but the Tigers put the game out of reach by scoring twice in the first 25 minutes of the second half to claim their 10th victory of the year.
Bulldogs knock off Eagleville (05/02/12)
Having lost three straight one-run games earlier in the week, the Cornersville Bulldogs (10-13-1) got a shot in the arm before the start of the playoffs, as they defeated District 9-A leader Eagleville 3-1 on the road in their regular season finale on Friday afternoon. Aided by a strong outing from starting pitcher Matt Callender, Cornersville held a 1-0 lead through the first five innings of play, but the Eagles (22-9) plated a run in the bottom of the sixth to knot the score at 1-1.
Lady Bulldogs pummel Culleoka (05/02/12)
Coming off a 13-1 victory over Mt. Pleasant two days earlier, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs picked up an important District 11-A win on Thursday night when they crushed second place Culleoka 13-3 on the road in six innings. Thanks to Thursday's triumph, Cornersville finished in a three-way tie for second place in the District standings with Culleoka and Columbia Academy and will be the third seed in the conference tournament.
John Wesley Hargrove (05/02/12)
John Wesley Hargrove, 90, of 343 Hillsdale Street in Lewisburg, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Sadie Price Hargrove and John Hargrove. He was a veteran and a former POW, serving his country in the United States Army during WWII; he was retired from Faber Castell Corporation, and was a farmer, and a member of the Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church of the Springplace Community...
Lewis Ray Cope Sr. (05/02/12)
Lewis Ray Cope Sr., 79, of McMinnville, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at his residence. He was born Oct. 22, 1932, in DeKalb County and was a member of Charles Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Cope was preceded in death by his parents, James Madison and Exie Anah Adcock Cope; first wife, Joyce Campbell; seven sisters; four brothers; and three stepchildren...