Stories from Friday, May 4, 2012
Wal-Mart eradicating rats in store
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A complaint about a "gopher rat" on the bread shelf in Wal-Mart resulted in state inspectors reporting that the "store is aware of (its) rodent problem," the complainant and public records state. In response, Wal-Mart spokeswoman Kayla Whaling said the store has increased its efforts to protect the store from pests with aggressive steps to eliminate the issue. A pest control service now vistis the store daily...
Prospective employers considering city building
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Two industrial prospects are thinking about buying the building Lewisburg constructed in its Interstate 65 Commerce Park on Mooresville Highway, the city's Industrial Development Board was told this week. Construction of a building at the city's expense - priced at $1.4 million - was approved by city planners in June 2008. ...
Babysitter training offered
Students who want to make money over the summer by babysitting should plan to attend a training session to be offered in Lewisburg later this month. The Marshall County Extension Office will offer a 4-H training called "Babysitting Rocks!" on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. This workshop is open to all students in 5th to 12th grades and will focus on child development, health and safety, and the overall responsibilities associated with caring for children...
TBI arrests Pulaski man on sex charges
From staff reports NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Pulaski man on several sex charges after information was developed this week about male and female juvenile victims he had abused over the course of approximately the last seven years...
Processed Normandy Lake water judged best
By Karen Hall Staff Writer FAYETTEVILLE - Lewisburg and Chapel Hill both entered water samples in the Best Tasting Water contest held at a regional utility meeting last week, but neither emerged a winner. At the Region 6 meeting of the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, Duck River Utility Commission's water was judged the best tasting. It is taken from the Normandy Reservoir, and supplied to customers in Manchester, Tullahoma, and surrounding areas...
Rockets stumble in first-round loss
Forrest is free-falling at the wrong time of the season, losing their third consecutive game as MTCS defeated the hometown Rockets 6-3 in nine innings Thursday night in the first round of the District 9-A Tournament in Chapel Hill.
The Rockets trailed 1-0 entering the bottom of the sixth inning before scoring three times to get within three outs of advancing to the winner's bracket, but could not hold the lead, allowing the Cougars to tie the game in the seventh on an RBI single by Seven Barker.
It was a pitcher's duel for much of the night as Forrest's Zach Horvath and MTCS's Ivy Starling locked horns with the duo allowing zero runs combined through the first five innings.
Tigerettes run-rule East Hickman for title
After suffering their first district loss of the season the previous night at Lewis County, the Marshall County Tigerettes bounced back in a big way, run-ruling East Hickman 13-2 in Lyles Tuesday night to claim the District 12-AA regular season title.
"They had some nerves, they have never been in a position to be able to be number one," said MCHS head coach Holly Cook. "We should be used to it and should be playing for that number one spot every year, so I think the nerves got them a little bit and our bats got clicking."
FMS Rockets claim Eastern Division crown
The FMS Rockets are one win away from claiming their fourth straight Mid-South Conference title after a heart-stopping 4-3 win versus Cascade Wednesday night in Chapel Hill.
The Rockets went undefeated in the Eastern Division Tournament and now await the winner from out west on Monday night.
FMS head coach Bart Joyce said after the game, "We are champs three years running now and hope to make it four in a row. We will come out Monday and be ready to go."
Raiders sweep Forrest to third place
In two games, Moore County managed just four hits off the Forrest pitching staff but came away with a 4-3 win on Saturday in Lynchburg and a 2-1 victory on senior night in Chapel Hill Monday, sending the Rockets from second place to third in the final District 9-A standings.
Forrest head coach Babe Hardison, who is retiring at the end of the season, was honored before the game on Monday.
Hardison has coached the Rockets since 1986, compiling a record of 483-261, with his best finish coming in 2006 when the Rockets placed second in Class A.
Tigers rally past Rebels
After having their nine-game winning streak snapped with a 12-2 loss to Summertown the previous night, the Marshall County Tigers (21-9) entered the playoffs on a positive note, as they rallied to defeat the Franklin County Rebels 8-5 at home on Tuesday in their regular season finale.
Franklin County held a 5-2 lead through the first four and a half innings of play, but the Tigers came storming back and crossed home plate six times over the next two frames to pull out the three-run victory.
Bulldogs fall to Richland
The Cornersville Bulldogs fell into the loser's bracket of the District 11-A tournament on Tuesday night after dropping a 7-4 decision to the fifth seeded Richland Raiders at home in the first round of the tourney.
With the two teams splitting the regular season series, the Raiders held a tenuous 2-1 lead through the first four innings of Tuesday's contest but broke the game open by scoring five runs in the top of the fifth to forge a 7-1advantage before staving off a late Bulldog rally attempt.
Lewis County upsets Tigerettes
The Marshall County Tigerettes perfect run through District 12-AA play came to an end on Monday night when they suffered an 8-3 loss to the Lewis County Lady Panthers in Hohenwald.
Coming off a 10-0 loss to Giles County earlier in the evening, Lewis County trailed 3-2 through the first three and a half innings of play, but saw their bats heat up after that point and crossed home plate six times over the next three frames to claim the five-run victory.
Conner receives President's Medal
COLUMBIA, Tenn. - - - Columbia State Community College's athletic director has had an outstanding year, climaxing with his selection as the 2011- 2012 President's Medal recipient..
Lewisburg native Louis Conner received the President's Medal at the college's employee awards ceremony on Friday, April 27.