Stories from Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Teen to be tried as adult
From staff reports A young Lewisburg man's case was transferred from juvenile to circuit court after a closed hearing during two days last week. Jerron Blake Braden, 18, was implicated in the Nov. 21 death of Penny Blackwell Coyle just before Christmas 2011. He was 17 at the time of the shooting and turned 18 two days later...
From staff reports The county schools' director last week told Marshall County High School's head football coach and two of his assistants that their employment ends on June 30, and a third assistant coach was transferred to Oak Grove Elementary School...
Lewisburg police were called to the parking lot of McDonalds about 1:30 a.m. June 17, because a restaurant staff member had seen a man urinating on the building. Neither of the men in the car the suspect got out of could satisfactorily complete field sobriety tests, according to the report by Lewisburg Police Officer Shaun Crawford. ...
71-year-old man sent to prison
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Lewisburg man must serve prison time for his crimes, in spite of his age, health problems, and previously spotless record. Roy Overcast, 71, of Old Belfast Road, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of reckless endangerment, attempted voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and resisting arrest after a trial last month. ...
Relay for Life rallies hope
From staff reports Relay for Life, a fundraising activity by cancer survivors, friends and associates, celebrated life, spirit and rededicated themselves to their common cause this past weekend. A little over $30,000 was raised for research to find a cure for cancer, as well as other programs including advocacy of laws to restrict smoking in public places, and other programs, according to program spokeswomen...
Nichirin claims top spot in extra inning win
Nichirin and the Farm Center of Chapel Hill took to the diamond Thursday night tied for first place in the Marshall County Babe Ruth standings and for seven innings there was still no victor before second-year manager Bradley Maddox's squad came up with three runs in the top of the eighth to go ahead 6-3.
In the bottom of the eighth, Nichirin southpaw relief man Cameron Isley slammed the door shut on the farm boys with a 1-2-3 performance to take a stranglehold of the top spot.
Wright on target as A-Plus survives scare
A-Plus Collision Center survived an early scare from winless Irving Materials Incorporated (IMI) on Thursday night at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Memorial Babe Ruth Field as they fell behind 2-1 before pulling away for a 9-2 five-inning win.
Dallas Wright was right on target for the body shop guys, going the distance on the hill in a two-hit, no walk, two-strikeout performance.
Dusters blank Hillsboro to claim State Title
On Saturday night, the Marshall County Dusters (13-2-1) captured their second straight Senior Babe Ruth State tournament title when they defeated the Hillsboro Outlaws 5-0 in the championship game at Joe George Field.
With Saturday's triumph, the Dusters recorded their eighth straight win and earned a spot in the Senior Babe Ruth Southeast Regional tournament, which will start on July 12 in Alexander City, AL.
Dusters trample Grassland
The Marshall County Dusters (12-2-1) advanced to the championship round of the Senior Babe Ruth State tournament on Friday night by crushing the Grassland Venom 14-0 in five innings at Joe George Field in the second round of the tourney.
Duster starting pitcher Cody Vernon mowed down Grassland's lineup with relative ease, as he tossed a one-hit shutout while racking up eight strikeouts in the contest en route to earning the victory.
Elks defeat IMI to stop losing streak
The Elks (4-5) snapped their four-game losing skid by defeating Irving Materials Incorporated 9-4 on Monday night at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field.
IMI held a 2-1 lead through the first two innings of play, but the Elks eventually got their offense on track and crossed home plate six times over the next two frames to seize a 7-2 advantage before claiming the five-run victory.
Chapel Hill Farm Center edges Marshall Medical in extra innings
Coming off a disappointing loss to first place Nichirin four days earlier, Chapel Hill Farm Center (7-2) kept themselves in the running for the Babe Ruth league title by defeating Marshall Medical Center 9-7 on Monday night in nine innings.
CHFC held a 7-5 lead through the first six and a half innings of play, but Marshall Medical Center (4-5) pushed across two runs in the bottom of the seventh to knot the game at 7-7.
Bessie Lorene Eady
Bessie Lorene Eady, 78, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Columbia. Miss Eady was born in Williamson County and was a daughter of the late William Durgan and Margaret Bernice Hargrove Eady. She was a homemaker and had worked at the former Durango Boot Company in Chapel Hill...
Michelle Bottoms, 53, of Nolensville, died Thursday, June 14, 2012. Michelle was born and raised in Lawrenceburg. She was preceded in death by her mother, Corrine Kemper. She is survived by her husband, Pete Bottoms; daughter, Natalie (Philip) Pratt; son, Ben Bottoms; father, Philip Kemper; stepmother, Ivanell Kemper; sister, Shari (Tom) Bacurin; and brothers, Ray (Robin) Kemper and Lyle (Cindy) Kemper...