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Stories from Wednesday, June 13, 2012

800 jobs to be added at Pulaski factory (06/13/12)
From staff reports NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A factory in Pulaski is expanding to add automotive lighting as part of its production there, the governor said Monday evening. The expansion of Magneti Marelli will create 800 jobs in Giles County, Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced...
CRIME REPORTS (06/13/12)
Arrested and charged with driving under the influence Arrested and charged with public intoxication Cited for having dogs running at large: Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule II drug (morphine) Arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license...
Downtown Delight (06/13/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Several hundred people strolled Lewisburg's public square during the Second Saturday festivities including open shops, a car show, dinner and a concert. The WannaBeatles tribute band's concert in the Marshall County Community Theatre followed dinners in '50s Ice Cream next door and across the street from the most visible part of the day...
Celebration not bringing people here for rooms (06/13/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's Economic and Community Development-Tourism Committee trimmed more than a third of its advertising budget last week. The ECD-Tourism Committee receives and spends money raised by the room rent tax charged at hotels, motels and inns. The committee was created to decide what spending would improve the economy here, be that from tourism or business development...
RC-Moon Pie celebrated (06/13/12)
The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 18th annual RC-Moon Pie Festival on Saturday, June 16, in downtown Bell Buckle, Tennessee. This event has been rated a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Society. The Festival will begin with over 900 runners taking part in the 17th Annual RC Moon Pie 10-mile run at 7 a.m. This certified, grueling course is both a challenge and delight for runners ranging in age from 6 to over 70...
Woman prevails at Country Boy Show (06/13/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A Marshall County woman rode to victory Saturday evening during the Lewisburg Country Boy Horse Show held at the Expo Center on Robin Hood Road. "Leighanne would be what you'd call the overall winner of the night," show organizer and announcer Big Dave Roberts said Monday about Leighanne Tibbs who runs Tibbs Highway Horse Farm with her husband, Michael...
Reese signs with Jackson State Community College (06/13/12)
Marshall County High School senior baseball player John Brent Reese will get a chance to compete at the collegiate level after signing a letter of intent to play at Jackson State Community College on Friday afternoon in the MCHS library. A three-year starter at centerfielder for the Tigers, Reese turned in a strong senior campaign and helped guide Marshall County to a 26-10 record while MCHS captured their first District title in four years.
Marshall County Youth Baseball & Softball League Action (06/13/12)
Marshall Medical hands Nichirin first loss (06/13/12)
Unblemished and first place Nichirin led 2-0 through three innings in Monday night's nightcap at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Memorial Babe Ruth Field before Marshall Medical Center stormed back to win 8-3, sending Nichirin into a tie for the top spot with the Farm Center of Chapel Hill, who defeated the Elks 17-7 in the first game. Ethan Poteete led the way for the hospital crew, tossing a complete game for the win on the mound and at the dish, Poteete put up a 2-4 performance with two runs scored and two RBIs, including a huge bases loaded, two-strike, two-run single in the fifth inning that busted the game wide open.
Farm Center plows Elks 17-7 (06/13/12)
The Farm Center of Chapel Hill brought out the heavy aluminum Monday night as they banged out 13 hits in a 17-7 win over the defending champion Elks, including the Marshall County Babe Ruth League's first two home runs of the season by Tanner Garvin and Blake Leonard. The Farm Center plowed the Elks under early, beginning with Garvin's three-run dinger deep over the center field fence in the bottom of the first inning.
Nichirin blanks IMI to remain unbeaten (06/13/12)
Nichirin took a 7-0 win over IMI Thursday night in Marshall County Babe Ruth action to remain unbeaten on the season at 6-0 as southpaw Cameron Isley tossed four innings of one-hit ball from the mound. Isley was on target in the contest as he did not walk any IMI batters and struck out three at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Memorial Field in Lewisburg.
Marshall County sweeps Golden Eagles (06/13/12)
After going on the road and defeating Shelbyville 8-0 earlier in the evening, the Marshall County Dusters posted their second straight shutout of the Golden Eagles in the nightcap when they claimed a 4-0 victory in five innings to complete the sweep of the doubleheader. Marshall County starting pitcher Dylan McKnight went the distance on the mound and limited Shelbyville to four hits and a walk in the contest while notching six strikeouts en route to earning the win
Dusters shutout Shelbyville (06/13/12)
Having split a doubleheader against Shelbyville the previous evening, the Marshall County Dusters (6-2-1) traveled to Bedford County on Thursday night to take on the Golden Eagles in another twin bill and posted an 8-0 victory in the opening game. Marshall County held a 2-0 lead through the first five innings of play before crossing home plate six times over the final two frames to pull away for the eight-run victory.
Sara Woods Bigham (06/13/12)
Sara Woods Bigham, 90, of Atlanta, Ga., native and long-time resident of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Brighton Gardens of Buckhead Assisted Living in Atlanta, Ga. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late James Watson Woods and Sallie Frances Watson Woods. ...
Carmen Blake Coleman (06/13/12)
Carmen Blake Coleman, 65, of Cornersville, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. He was a member Verona Caney Baptist Church of Lewisburg, a Mason, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force; he was retired from General Motors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Coleman, and parents, Daniel and Bertha Coleman...
J. T. King (06/13/12)
J. T. King, 36, of the Holts Corner Community, died Monday, June 11, 2012. Mr. King was born in Bedford County and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed with Wolf Tree Service of Manchester, Tenn. J. T. was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jane Riner...