Stories from Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Pay raises sought for Marshall employees
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Leaders of Marshall County offices have been asking commissioners on the various committees to support their requests for employee pay raises. "Respectfully," Sheriff Norman Dalton repeatedly said as he made points to substantiate his request to increase pay, add an officer here and there for better protection, and to buy used Ford Crown Victoria patrol cars because they're bigger than Chevrolet cruisers...
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A small group of women are now prepared to take advantage of Free Fishing Day this Saturday, thanks to a clinic run by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officer Doug Lowery. Six women gathered at the Cornersville First Baptist Church's fellowship hall last Saturday, for the clinic sponsored by the church and by the TWRA. ...
Arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with driving under the influence Arrested and charged with aggravated assault Arrested on a warrant for domestic assault Arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license...
Haslam signs bill to curb metal theft
From staff reports NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law legislation sponsored by Sen. Jim Tracy to reduce the growing problem of metal theft in Tennessee. The new law puts stiffer penalties into place on both the selling and the purchasing of stolen metals. Tracy of Shelbyville got the bill passed in the final days of the 2012 session...
Courthouse security confirms restoration needed for building
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Security has been added to the reasons to recreate the west side door to the Marshall County Courthouse, according to county leaders, including budget committeemen who've authorized an architect to round up construction contractors qualified to bid on the job...
Brewer signs with rising RedHawks squad
Last Wednesday in Chapel Hill, Forrest's Zack Brewer signed a Letter of Intent to join the RedHawks' baseball program next season at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski.
Martin Methodist head coach Kelly Bratton said about Brewer, "Zack is another dual player, he will have an opportunity to play somewhere on the field and pitching, but I think his upside is on the mound. He throws strikes, he throws his breaking ball for strikes, and he swings the bat good, so he is just an all-around good player for us."
"Martin is definitely a good fit for me," said Brewer. "I just want to play ball, just go in there and have a good career, finish up college, play and have fun."
Dusters drub Oakland
Coming off a 1-1 tie against tournament host Columbia earlier in the day, the Marshall County Dusters notched their second victory in the Southern Athletic Fields Invitational by defeating the Oakland Patriots 9-2 in six innings on Friday afternoon to finish pool play with a 2-1-1 record.
Having left a slew of runners on base in each of the previous two contests, the Dusters finally cashed in on their scoring opportunities and pounded out 11 hits against two Oakland pitchers.
Dusters tie Columbia
Having split their first two pool games in the Southern Athletic Fields Invitational, the Marshall County Dusters had to settle for a tie in their third contest, as they battled tournament host Columbia Central to a 1-1 tie on Friday afternoon before the game was called at the end of the 10th inning due to time restrictions.
Marshall County outhit the Lions 10-3 overall, but failed to cash in on several scoring opportunities and left 13 men on base. First baseman Cody Vernon went 3-for-3 to lead the Dusters at the plate, while Brandon Bush and Bubba Houghton both notched two hits. Matt Sharp, Jesse Kilpatrick, and starting pitcher Dylan McKnight each had one hit for the Dusters as well.
Eagles edge Marshall County
After defeating the Middle Tennessee Mudcats 8-2 earlier in the afternoon, the Marshall County Dusters fell to 1-1 in pool play of the Southern Athletic Fields Invitational when they lost 3-2 to the Summertown Eagles on Thursday at Columbia Central High School.
Summertown held a 3-1 lead through the first four innings of play before withstanding three rally attempts by the Dusters over the final three frames to hold on for the one-run victory.
Dusters reel in Mudcats
The Marshall County Dusters kicked off their 2012 summer season by defeating the Middle Tennessee Mudcats 8-2 at Columbia Central High School on Thursday afternoon in their opening pool game of the Southern Athletic Fields Invitational.
Marshall County held a 3-1 lead through the first three innings of play before outscoring the Mudcats 5-1 over the next three frames to pull away for the six-run victory.
Looney leads Nichirin in battle of unbeatens
It was the battle of the Marshall County Babe Ruth League unbeaten Thursday night at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Memorial Field in Lewisburg as Nichirin took on the Chapel Hill Farm Center.
In the end, it was Nichirin's David Looney who catapulted his squad to a 9-2 win as the lefty hurled a five-hit, 11 strikeout complete game gem and at the plate, Looney did some heavy damage, going 3-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored.
Edna Wilson Crutcher
Edna Wilson Crutcher, 96, formerly of Chapel Hill, died April 8, 2012, in Clarksville. Mrs. Crutcher was born in Marshall County where she lived most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Delwyn and Gertrude Blackwell Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Edward Crutcher...
Dorris E. White
Dorris E. White, 73, of the Haskins Chapel Community, died Saturday, June 2, 2012. A native of Bedford County, Mr. White was the son of the late Joe Edward and Mary Blackwell White. He was a retired construction worker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Pugh White, who died in 1996...