Stories from Friday, June 8, 2012
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Skyrise Windows of Linden, Tenn., has been cleaning up again in Lewisburg this week as a city resident worked nearby and found his mother's advice is still true. Marshall County hires Skyrise to wash its windows and Zac Crandall, 35, of Lewisburg, has been working as a glazier and outside maintenance man at the old Post Office...
IDB recommends rewarding Lowe
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A city employee is doing a fantastic job, and deserves financial rewards for it, the Industrial Development Board agreed at its meeting Tuesday. The employee is, of course, Greg Lowe, who recently signed up a new industry for Lewisburg's I-65 Commerce Park...
Lewisburg 'interesting town' says magazine
From Staff Reports NEW YORK - Reader's Digest has reached a decision about Lewisburg. The national publication is featuring Marshall County's seat of government as having placed third in its weekly newsletter contest. The competition conducted last month found that Lawrence, Kan., was the winner of the Most Interesting Town in America contest. Placing second was Peachtree City, Ga...
Council interviews manager applicants
By Karen Hall Staff Writer The first of the applicants short-listed for the job of Lewisburg city manager was interviewed by councilmen Wednesday afternoon. Tommy Engram of Cedartown, Ga. arrived the day before, he said, so that he could spend time exploring the city...
TRG hiring at Job Fair next week
Marshall County job seekers will have another chance to apply to TRG Customer Solutions next week. The director of the TRG Customer Service Center will be accepting applications at the Career Center, 980 South Ellington Parkway, Lewisburg, from 10 a.m. ...
Salon's King trims Lions' Mane
It was a classic pitcher's duel in Monday night's 12U softball nightcap as Mane Street Salon's Samantha King and Cornersville Lions Club's Mikaela King squared off with the second place Chapel Hill squad prevailing 3-0.
Samantha King tossed five innings of no-hit ball from the circle for Mane Street before Daelyn Dowers came on in relief in the sixth.
Hollingsworth sparkles in battle for first place
With just one week remaining in the 12U softball season, H&H Communications and 3D Roofing took to the diamond at the Richard Cashion Sports Complex in Lewisburg Monday night tied for first place with one loss apiece before queen of the circle Leah Hollingsworth showed who was boss, hurling a complete game, 7-0 three-hit shutout that catapulted H&H (11-1) to sole possession of the top spot.
Hollingsworth struck out seven roofing girls and walked one, while allowing just one runner to reach third base in the contest.
On offense, the H&H girls took control early, scoring twice in the top of the first inning, beginning with a one-out single by Courtney Edde.
Edde stole second and went to third on a passed ball before Skylar Brandon walked and took second.
Autumn Kelley drove a hard grounder to first base, driving in Edde to make it 1-0 and Haley Hartley followed with a base on balls to put H&H runners at the corners.
Hartley took off for second and the throw from the 3D catcher sailed into center field, allowing Brandon to trot home with the game's second run.
Hollingsworth set down 3D Roofing 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning and H&H failed to score in the visitor's portion of the second.
With one down in the home half of the frame, 3D's Brooke Paul laced a double to left, but Hollingsworth stood firm, whiffing the next two batters to snuff out the threat.
3D starter Jordan Yelensky escaped a two-on, two-out jam in the third when first baseman Natalie Lampley snagged a hard grounder at first to end the inning.
In the bottom of the stanza, 3D's Haley Hicks and Emma Stacey book-ended a pair of walks around a strikeout issued by Hollingsworth, but a double play on a pop-up to Edde at second base squelched the scoring opportunity for the roofers.
Hartley reached on a one-out error by 3D in the fourth, stole second and went to third on a balk before Hollingsworth drilled an RBI double to center, making it three-zip.
Yelensky and Paul hit back-to-back line drive singles to left with one down in the bottom of the fourth, but H&H backstop Brandon snagged a pop-up for the second out before Hollingsworth squeezed a lazy pop-up back to the circle for the third out.
There was no scoring in there fifth inning, but in the top of the sixth, H&H busted the game wide open, scoring four times to put 3D Roofing (7-2) on the short end of a 7-0 stick.
Edde, Brandon, and Kelley all had RBIs that scored Grace Smith, Zaderea Beard, Macy Smith and Hollingsworth in the pull-away inning.
Hollingsworth had no trouble closing out the contest, setting down 3D in order in the home half of the sixth, giving her squad the top spot of the Marshall County Youth Baseball & Softball League 12U standings.
The H&H offense was led by Edde (2-4), who scored twice, drove home one and stole a base, Kelley had two hits in three at bats, stole two bases, knock in two of her teammates and stole a sack, while Hollingsworth (1-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, 1 steal), Brandon (1-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB), Macy Smith ((1-1, 1 run, 1 SB), while Hartley and Grace Smith had two bases on balls and scored a run apiece.
Paul had two hits for 3D and Yelensky had the other base knock off Hollingsworth.
Eagles earn split with Marshall County
After defeating Shelbyville 7-1 in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday night, the Marshall County Dusters (5-2-1) had to settle for a split, as they lost 4-3 to the Golden Eagles in five innings at Joe George Field in the nightcap.
The two teams were locked in a 2-2 tie through the first three innings of play, before Shelbyville scored two runs in the top of the fourth to seize a 4-2 advantage. Marshall County then sliced the deficit to 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth, but the Golden Eagles staved off the rally attempt to snap the Dusters' four-game winning streak.
Dusters shutdown Shelbyville
On Wednesday night, the Marshall County Dusters (5-1-1) recorded their fourth straight victory when they defeated the Shelbyville Golden Eagles 7-1 at home in the first game of a doubleheader.
Bolstered by two homeruns, the Dusters finished with nine hits and two walks against two Shelbyville pitchers. Aaron Thomason and Brandon Bush both tallied two hits and 2 RBI to lead Marshall County offensively with Thomason belting a homerun. Starting pitcher Cody Vernon also added a solo homerun, while Matt Sharp, Morgan Reese (1 RBI), J.B. Reese, and Jesse Kilpatrick each had one hit.
Chapel Hill Farm Center rolls past A-Plus Collision
After suffering their first loss of the season five days earlier, Chapel Hill Farm Center (4-1) bounced back by defeating A-Plus Collision Center 11-2 in five innings on Tuesday night at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field.
CHFC finished with a modest five hits overall, but drew eight walks while A-Plus Collision Center committed seven errors, which contributed to seven of Chapel Hill Farm Center's 11 runs.
Nichirin rallies past Elks
Nichirin retained sole possession of first place in the Marshall County Babe Ruth standings by defeating the Elks 7-4 on Thursday night at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field to run their record to 5-0 on the season.
The Elks (3-2) held a 3-1 lead at the end of the first inning, but Nichirin overcame the early adversity and pushed across six runs over the next four frames to seize a 7-3 advantage before claiming the three-run victory.
Florence Hopkins Norris
Florence Hopkins Norris, 100, of Cullman, Ala., formerly of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in Victorian Manor in Hanceville, Ala. Mrs. Norris was born in the Rich Creek Community on Nov. 3, 1911, to Carlton and Fannie Parsons Hopkins. She retired from Butler Brothers Hardware and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewisburg...
Mike Lopiccolo, 54, of Chapel Hill, died on Tuesday, June 4, 2012, in Chapel Hill. He was born in Port Huron, Mich., and was a son of the late Mary Ann Verlinde and Samuel Lopiccolo. Mr. Lopiccolo was a veteran of the United States Army. Currently, Mr. Lopiccolo was the owner and operator of U Roll Em Tobacco Shop in Shelbyville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Theresa Jowers, and his parents...
Pauline Bowers Wood
Pauline Bowers Wood, 85, of Ostella, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wood was a native of Marshall County, born in the Blue Creek Community to the late Fred Marshall and Jennie May Hyde Bowers in March of 1927. She was a homemaker and farm wife, a member of the Methodist Church and attended the Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church...