Stories from Friday, May 25, 2012
Unemployment lower still in Marshall County
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marshall County may have the sixth highest unemployment rate in Tennessee, but the latest figures released from the state show that joblessness went down in the county from 12.1 percent to 11.2 percent, or nearly a full percentage point.
County job posting questions raised
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Questions were raised this week about whether two Marshall County jobs were being filled without following the proper procedure of announcing the openings and then accepting applications. Both positions remain open, according to the administrators who are authorized to hire or appoint...
Holiday weekend fun
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg Rotarians' Festival on the Rocks in Rock Creek Park got off to a swingin' good time Tuesday night with a carnival from Georgia and it continues today and Saturday with Prichard's state championship barbecue cook-off, hot air balloon rides, a foot race, cornhole tournament, arts and crafts...
Pay raises budgeted for city workers
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Raises for Lewisburg city employees are included in the 2012-2013 budget that councilmen discussed in a workshop Tuesday afternoon. A 3 percent pay increase is proposed for employees who were not among the ones who got one of the controversial raises recently...
Bowden anticipates 'housekeeping' Tuesday
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer It would appear that Tuesday night's meeting of the Marshall County Commission is overloaded with housekeeping matters. That's the approach Commissioner Rocky Bowden took on Tuesday night while chairing the commission's Education Committee...
Lady Rockets' season ends in epic dogfight
Prior to Thursday morning's loser's bracket contest at the Blue Cross Spring Fling in Murfreesboro, Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham urged her squad to leave it all on the field and not give in or give up and her Lady Rockets responded, turning in a more than gallant effort before falling 15-13 in a ten inning, three hour and ten minute slugfest to Silverdale Baptist Academy.
"I am very proud of their effort because you know what, we have a bunch of kids that could have quit a long time ago when Katie (Warrick) got hurt or they could have quit when they were a freshman or a sophomore, but they hung in there," said Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham. "And that will speak volumes about them later, because when you learn how to deal with controversy and overcome, that is the best lesson we can have I think because we are not going to get everything we want in life, but we can sure try hard and give our best effort."
Nichirin upends Marshall Medical Center
Nichirin started the 2012 Babe Ruth season in fine fashion when they defeated Marshall Medical Center 3-2 in nine innings on Wednesday night at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field.
After the game was postponed in the top of the second inning on Monday due to heavy showers, the two teams restarted the contest at the same point on Wednesday and were locked in a 2-2 tie at the end of the eighth frame.
Elks defeat A-Plus Collision Center in season opener
With rain postponing the first two games of the season on Monday, the Marshall County Babe Ruth League kicked off its 2012 campaign on Tuesday, as 12-time defending champ Lewisburg Elks Lodge defeated A-Plus Collision Center 10-4 in six innings at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field in the opening game of the night.
Although they mustered only five hits in the contest, the Elks displayed patience at the plate and drew 11 walks against three APCC pitchers. A-Plus Collision also aided the Elks cause by committing four errors.
Marshall Medical Center rolls past IMI
After their season opener against Nichirin was postponed the previous night due to rain, Marshall Medical Center completed their first official game of the 2012 Babe Ruth campaign when they drubbed league newcomer Irving Materials Incorporated 16-0 in four innings on Tuesday night at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field.
Bolstered by an eight-run first inning, Marshall Medical Center pounded out 15 hits against two IMI pitchers to go along with four walks and five Irving Materials errors.
Chapel Hill Farm Center plows through IMI
Chapel Hill Farm Center began their 2012 Babe Ruth season with a bang, as they thumped a young Irving Materials Incorporated squad 13-0 in four innings on Wednesday night at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field.
CHFC scored at least four runs in each of the first three innings of play and finished with 13 hits overall against two IMI pitchers.
Catcher Boone Sweeney spearheaded Chapel Hill Farm Center's offensive attack by going 3-for-3 with two doubles, 2 RBI, and three runs scored. Blake Leonard (3 RBI), Bryce Oliver (1 RBI), and Jesse Pruitt (1 RBI) each tallied two hits for CHFC as well, while Landon Jones, Tanner Garvin (1 RBI), Jake Simpson (2 RBI), and Peyton Sisk all had one hit.