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Stories from Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Alleged deputy impersonator stopped cars, now in jail (05/16/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Petersburg man remained jailed Tuesday, charged with criminal impersonation, reckless endangerment, and evading and resisting arrest. Kevin Lee Johnson, 29, of Bert Watt Road, was arrested shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, May 13...
First Second Saturday boosts square business (05/16/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A new homegrown festival on Lewisburg's public square generated business for stores in the heart of the city, according to merchants and organizers of the first of their monthly Second Saturdays. The Lewisburg Downtown Alliance event's theme was "browse and brunch," according to Andrea Childress, whose brainchild is to grow with a farmers' market next month. "The growing season really hasn't started yet."...
Looking for employment? (05/16/12)
From staff reports NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two top state leaders want unemployed Tennesseans to know about another way to find job openings. There's a new Internet database to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers, Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis announced recently...
High speed chase led to jail (05/16/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A man who led police on a high-speed chase through Lewisburg last fall pled guilty in Circuit Court on May 9 when he was sentenced to seven years in prison. Rodney S. Crosslin, 32, of Franklin Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest. ...
Lady Rockets bury Jo Byrns in region opener (05/16/12)
Forrest hosted Jo Byrns at the Field of Dreams on Monday night in the Region 5-A Tournament opener and the District 9-A champion Lady Rockets brought out some heavy lumber in a big 10-2 win, securing a berth in the region final and in the Class A sectional round on Friday night. In the process, the Lady Rockets buried a long lasting bad dream from last year's 1-0 loss to Houston County in the first round of the region tournament. "We are not done yet," said Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham. "We got rid of one, but we still got some more to get rid of."
Tigerettes seize 12-AA title (05/16/12)
On Thursday night at Reese Hambrick Field in Lewisburg, the Marshall County Tigerettes needed just one win to take the District 12-AA Tournament title away from longtime foe Lewis County, and just like in the past, when these two teams meet, anything can happen. The Tigerettes would eventually seize the title in a 10-5 win in game two, but the road to victory was as wild and whacky as many have witnessed in a long time.
Tietgens, Blackmon fall in region final (05/16/12)
The Marshall County Tigerettes' doubles team of Sarah Tietgens and Lauren Blackmon battled to a three-set (6-3, 3-6, 6-4) win over Hickman County's Clea Harrelson and Kendra Beard in the first round of the Region 6A-AA Tournament at Columbia Academy on Monday, setting up a classic three-set match versus archrival Page for the region title and a berth in the Blue Cross Spring Fling. The MCHS duo took on Lady Patriot netters MaKenna Hart and Brenna Minyard in the title match and every point the entire way was contested by both squads before Page prevailed in three sets (6-7 (9-11) 6-2, 6-3).
Tigers rally past Summit to take home title (05/16/12)
On Thursday night, the Marshall County Tigers captured their first District tournament title on the pitch when they pulled out a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory over the Summit Spartans in the championship game at Forrest High School behind a stellar performance from senior striker Andres Acosta. Although MCHS had defeated Summit 7-2 in their lone regular season encounter, the Spartans were coming off a stunning 3-2 upset win over top seeded Page in the tournament semifinals two days early and jumped out to a 3-1 lead midway through the first half of Thursday's contest.
Montgomery Central trips up Tigers (05/16/12)
The Marshall County Tigers' playoff run came to an end on Monday night when they lost 8-6 to the Montgomery Central Indians at home in the first round of the Region 6-AA tournament. Having won 14 of their last 15 games, the Tigers (26-10) appeared to be in control of Monday's contest and held a 5-2 lead through the first five innings of play. Things went awry for Marshall County after that point, as the Indians crossed home plate six times over the next two innings to seize an 8-5 advantage before staving off a last ditch rally attempt by the Tigers in the bottom of the seventh.
Forrest All-District Soccer (05/16/12)
Annie Doggett Hodge (05/16/12)
Annie Doggett Hodge, 84, of Lewisburg, died Monday, May 14, 2012, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Ms. Hodge was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Shirley Lewis and Elsie Nix Doggett. She was retired from the Marshall County Health Department...
Hazel Mae Thompson (05/16/12)
Hazel Mae Thompson, 91, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare. Mrs. Thompson was a native of Lincoln County, and daughter of the late Henry Boston and Martha Elizabeth Townsend Wiser. She was retired from General Motors Corporation. She was a member of Hickory Heights Church of Christ...
Homer Cheslie Hayes (05/16/12)
Homer Cheslie Hayes, 86, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Lewisburg.. Mr. Hayes served with great distinction aboard the USS Kidd off Okinawa in World War II. The Kidd was hit by a kamikaze and many of his shipmates were killed. He served heroically as the crew fought to save the badly damaged Kidd. Mr. Hayes was a retired employee of TVA and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Mr. Hayes was a deacon and a member of Caney Spring Baptist Church...
Harry Rufus Lentz Jr. (05/16/12)
Harry Rufus Lentz Jr., the owner of Lentz Trucking in Lewisburg, aged 68, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012. He was the son of the late Rufus and Maude Lentz of Shelbyville. He is survived by three daughters, Lisa Daniels and Marsha Lentz, both of Murfreesboro, and LaFonda Lentz of Lewisburg; four sons, Ray of Las Vegas, Johnny of Shelbyville, and Tyrone and Timothy Lentz, both of Lewisburg; one stepdaughter, Mary Crutcher of Lewisburg; four stepsons, Earnest Parks of Ohio, and Dennis, James, and Jason Parks of Lewisburg; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Sam W. Black (05/16/12)
Gwendolyn "Ginny" Davidson, 64, died May 11, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Yvonne Johnson Crutcher and Lee Vernon Johnson, and sister of the late Terry and Charles Johnson. Survivors are two daughters, TaLisa (Jeff) Blackman and Dietra (J.D.) Hockett, both of Murfreesboro; one brother, Gregory "Buster" (Barbara) Johnson of Smyrna; and four grandchildren, DeMario and Toyree` Watkins, and Ta` Neshia and Tyisha Petty, all of Murfreesboro...
Gwendolyn Davidson (05/16/12)
Gwendolyn "Ginny" Davidson, 64, died May 11, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Yvonne Johnson Crutcher and Lee Vernon Johnson, and sister of the late Terry and Charles Johnson. Survivors are two daughters, TaLisa (Jeff) Blackman and Dietra (J.D.) Hockett, both of Murfreesboro; one brother, Gregory "Buster" (Barbara) Johnson of Smyrna; and four grandchildren, DeMario and Toyree` Watkins, and Ta` Neshia and Tyisha Petty, all of Murfreesboro...