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Stories from Friday, May 18, 2012

Trees dedicated to fallen friends (05/18/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer CHAPEL HILL - Students, staff and friends at Chapel Hill Elementary School dedicated two trees on Wednesday morning in memory of departed friends, lost since late last year. "Hopefully, friends, in years to come, when you visit CHES, these beautiful trees will remind you of the good times we had with these special people," CHES Principal Dean Delk told hundreds of students, school staff and friends...
Lowe lands 47 jobs for Lewisburg (05/18/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A special called meeting of Lewisburg's Industrial Development Board made it official Thursday: a new industry is coming to town. IFS and RCFS (Imperial Food Service and Red Cloud Food Service) will be leasing 20 acres in the I-65 Commerce Park, building a 60,000 to 65,000 square-foot building, and hiring 40 to 50 local production workers. They should be fully operational by the summer of 2013...
Ramsey touts tax cuts (05/18/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and Sen. Bill Ketron reported last week on the recently concluded session of the Legislature while talking at the Marshall County Republican Party's annual Presidents Dinner. "We have balanced two budgets in a row with over $1 billion and $800 million in spending cuts and, at the same time, we cut taxes," Ramsey said later that Thursday night, recapping his keynote address...
School Board lauds good student (05/18/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer School board members congratulated the valedictorians and salutatorians of all three high schools at their May meeting last week. They also applauded the recipient of an award that isn't given every year - the one for perfect attendance. ...
Work stopped on London Road bridge over Richland Creek (05/18/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer The Tennessee Department of Transportation has temporarily stopped work on the bridge on London Road over Richland Creek in Marshall County due to the presence of nesting barn swallows, also known as cliff swallows...
Lady Lions oust Tigerettes for second time in four years (05/18/12)
Camden Central continued their hex over Marshall County on Tuesday night at Reese Hambrick Field in Lewisburg as the Lady Lions beat the Tigerettes 5-2 in the Region 6-AA opening round, ending the season for MCHS. "I've been with these seniors since they were little and I love them like they are my own, so it's rough," said a teary eyed MCHS head coach Holly Cook after the game. "But, we really had a good season and I couldn't be more proud of them."
Lady Rockets still alive after home loss (05/18/12)
The Forrest Lady Rockets came into Wednesday night's Region 5-A title game riding a 12-game winning streak with another win versus Moore County securing one more home game in the state sectional round, but the Raiderettes spoiled the fun by breaking Forrest's winning streak with a 7-2 victory at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill. "We shot ourselves in the foot in more ways than one," said Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham. "They came here with an intent to whip our butts and guess what, they did."
Jett, Curtis end careers with JUCO honors (05/18/12)
During the TCCAA & NJCAA Region VII Tournament in Chattanooga on May 7 and 8, center fielder Brandie Jett was named to the All-TCCAA First Team, while third baseman Rachel Curtis and Kaylee Jones were selected for the Second Team.
Fairview defeats Tigers in OT (05/18/12)
The Marshall County Tigers (13-5-2) left it all on the pitch, but were unable to prolong their stay in the postseason, as they lost 3-2 in overtime to the Fairview Yellow Jackets at home in the first round of the Region 6-A-AA tournament on Tuesday night. Having been knocked out of the playoffs in the opening round of the Region tournament each of the last two years, the Tigers trailed 1-0 late in the second half, but senior striker Andres Acosta tried to singlehandedly reverse MCHS' fortunes and tallied two goals in a span of eight minutes to stake MCHS to a 2-1 lead.
Marshall Medical Center provides free sports physicals to student athletes (05/18/12)
LEWISBURG, Tenn. -- More than 350 Marshall County student athletes participated in clinics offering free sports physicals at Marshall Medical Center (MMC) in recent weeks. The clinics, offered on April 25 for high school athletes and on May 3 for middle school students, were coordinated by the Physical Therapy Department at MMC. Physicians on the MMC medical staff were joined by physical therapists, athletic trainers and nurses to conduct the free screenings for student athletes. According to MMC Physical Therapy Director Jamie Davis, 244 high school students and 122 middle school students were screened during the clinics.
Linda Lou Wall Peters (05/18/12)
Linda Lou Wall Peters, 63, of Lewisburg, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center. A native of Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Gloria Wall. She was a homemaker and a member of the Petersburg Church of Christ...
Cletas Christine Ratcliffe (05/18/12)
Cletas Christine Ratcliffe, 80, of Cornersville, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ratcliffe was a native of Bedford County, and daughter of the late Raleigh Amos and Frona Edna Cannon Holden. She was a homemaker and farmer and member of the Church of Christ...
Harvey V. Ewing Jr. (05/18/12)
Harvey V. Ewing Jr., 80, of Lewisburg, died Monday, May 14, in Columbia. Mr. Ewing was an Elder of the 2nd Avenue Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by parents, Harvey Ewing Sr. and Ida Mae Braden, and siblings, Pauline Fitzpatrick, Minnie Pearl Robinson, Katie Ewing Hargrove, and Clyde Ewing...