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Stories from Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Turchetta reveals state audit (06/27/12)
By Anthony Puca Staff Writer It was nearly two weeks ago that former Marshall County High School football coach Tom Turchetta was released from his employment by Marshall County Schools Director Jackie Abernathy and what followed was silence, rumors, innuendos, anger, and uncertainty...
Mary Ann Hickman (06/27/12)
Mary Ann Hickman, 68, of Lynnville, died Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Vanderbilt Hospital. Mrs. Hickman was a native of Giles County, and daughter of the late George W. and Harriette Hoge Stallings. She was retired from the Marshall County Board of Education as manager of the Cornersville High School cafeteria where she worked for 34 years. She attended the Robertson Fork Church of Christ for 57 years and Lynnville Church of Christ for the past 11 years...
Story time! (06/27/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Nearly 100 youngsters, parents, grandparents and other library patrons enjoyed an hour-long puppet show last week in Lewisburg where the summer reading program comes to a close Thursday. "If you can read, you can do anything," according to Ed and Robin May, the proprietors and performers of Runaway Puppet Theater who told the story of Rip Van Winkle in Marshall County's Memorial Library on the north side of Rock Creek Park...
Property tax rate hike required by state law (06/27/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's property tax rate should increase 13 cents to $3.22 from $3.09 because of the property reappraisal taking effect this year, according to the Tennessee Board of Equalization. County commissioners on the Budget Committee faced that fact of life on Thursday evening as they received a report from County Budget Director Freda Terry who was relaying information from Assessor of Property Linda Haislip and the state...
CRIME REPORTS (06/27/12)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with driving under the influence Arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license Arrested and charged with domestic assault Arrested and charged with public intoxication Arrested on a warrant for theft by deception over $1,000...
Marshall has sixth highest unemployment rate in state (06/27/12)
Special to the Tribune NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Marshall County was among the 87 Tennessee counties that suffered an increase in unemployment when April and May figures were compared last week by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The increase was three-tenths of 1 percent. ...
A-Plus comeback derails Farm Center's title hopes (06/27/12)
The Farm Center of Chapel Hill was cruising along, leading 6-0 Thursday night before A-Plus Collision put a serious dent in their Marshall County Babe Ruth league title hopes with an 8-7 come from behind win. With the loss, Chapel Hill (7-3) dropped one game behind first-place Nichirin (8-2), but in reality two games back, because Nichirin has defeated the Farm Center in both of their meetings this season.
Nichirin onslaught does in IMI (06/27/12)
After watching the Farm Center of Chapel Hill suffer a devastating upset loss to A-Plus in game one Thursday night at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Memorial Babe Ruth Field in Lewisburg, Nichirin said no way in game two, pounding IMI 21-0 in just three innings. Jay Howard led the offensive blitzkrieg for Nichirin, going 3-4 with five RBI's, highlighted by an inside-the-park homerun in the huge 13-run third inning. Howard also smashed two doubles in the contest, stole a base and scored three times.
Nichirin whips Marshall Medical Center to claim title (06/27/12)
The Elks 12-year title run officially came to an end on Monday night, as Nichirin (9-2) defeated Marshall Medical Center 12-5 in five innings at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth to capture the 2012 Marshall County Babe Ruth League championship. After defeating Nichirin 8-3 in their previous meeting, Marshall Medical Center looked poised to pull off another upset early on and jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
A-Plus Collision clips Chapel Hill Farm Center (06/27/12)
A-Plus Collision Center (6-5) moved within one game of second place Chapel Hill Farm Center (7-4) when they beat CHFC 6-2 on Monday night at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field. Having defeated Chapel Hill Farm Center 8-7 in their last encounter four days earlier, A-Plus Collision Center held a tenuous 2-1 lead through the first four innings of Monday's contest before outscoring CHFC 4-1 over the final three frames to pull away for the four-run victory.
McDaniel no hits Rockets (06/27/12)
The Marshall County Dusters (16-4-1) won their bracket in the single elimination portion of the Columbia/Forrest Classic by defeating the Forrest Rockets 7-0 in five innings on Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill behind a no-hitter from starting pitcher Ryan McDaniel. Although he faced the minimum number of Forrest batters and did not issue a walk, McDaniel was not credited with a perfect game due to a Duster error in the bottom of the third inning while notching three strikeouts in the contest.
Rockets slip past Summit (06/27/12)
After posting a 2-1 record in pool play, the Forrest Rockets advanced to the finals of their bracket in the single elimination portion of the Columbia/Forrest Classic by beating the Summit Spartans 3-1 on Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill. The two teams had battled to a 1-1 tie through the first four innings of play before the Rockets plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth on a RBI single by Boone Sweeney and a Logan Hollingsworth RBI fielder's choice to pull out the victory.
Dusters tame Lions (06/27/12)
Having posted a 1-2 record in pool play, the Marshall County Dusters (15-4-1) advanced to the finals of their bracket in the single elimination portion of the Columbia/Forrest Classic by defeating the Cannon County Lions 7-5 on Saturday morning in Chapel Hill. Cannon County held a 5-2 lead through the first three innings of play, but Marshall County eventually righted the ship and outscored the Lions 5-0 over the next four frames to escape with the two-run victory.
Dusters edge Summit (06/27/12)
Coming off a 6-5 loss to tournament host Columbia earlier in the day, the Marshall County Dusters (14-4-1) picked up their first win in pool play of the Columbia/Forrest Classic by defeating the Summit Spartans 5-4 on Friday afternoon. Summit held a tenuous 4-3 lead through the first four innings of play, but the Dusters crossed home plate twice in the top of the sixth to seize a one-run lead before holding the Spartans scoreless over the final two frames.
Columbia rallies past Dusters (06/27/12)
After falling 7-2 to Ensworth the previous day, the Marshall County Dusters fell to 0-2 in pool play of the Columbia/Forrest Classic when they lost 6-5 to the Columbia Cubs on Friday afternoon. The Dusters (13-4-1) held a 5-3 lead through the first four innings of play, but the Cubs tallied a run in each of the next two innings to knot the game at 5-5 before pulling out the victory in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out RBI single by William Pilkinton.
Ensworth ends Dusters' winning streak (06/27/12)
The Marshall County Dusters (13-3-1) had their eight-game winning streak snapped on Thursday afternoon when they lost 7-2 to the Ensworth Tigers at Columbia Central High School in their opening pool game of the Columbia/Forrest Classic. Marshall County had shut out its previous two opponents, but their pitching staff was unable to hold down Ensworth's offensive attack, as the Tigers finished with 10 hits and three walks against Duster starting hurler Matt Sharp and reliever Ryan McDaniel.
Dr. Joseph Franklin Von Almen Jr. (06/27/12)
Dr. Joseph Franklin Von Almen Jr., 77, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his residence. Dr. Von Almen was a native of Dyersburg, and son of the late Joseph Franklin Von Almen Sr. and Geneva Jones Von Almen. He graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, later serving his residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. ...
Peggy Anne Mitchell Clarkson (06/27/12)
Peggy Anne Mitchell Clarkson, 61, former resident of Mooresville and Franklin, and widow of Charles W. "Chuck" Clarkson, who died May 4, 2012, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at her residence in Dickson. The Lincoln County native was the daughter of the late Dalton Mitchell and Arnell Collins Mitchell and was a graduate of Cornersville High School. ...
Mary Ann Hickman (06/27/12)
Mary Ann Hickman, 68, of Lynnville, died Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Vanderbilt Hospital. Mrs. Hickman was a native of Giles County, and daughter of the late George W. and Harriette Hoge Stallings. She was retired from the Marshall County Board of Education as manager of the Cornersville High School cafeteria where she worked for 34 years. She attended the Robertson Fork Church of Christ for 57 years and Lynnville Church of Christ for the past 11 years...
Ashlea McPherson (06/27/12)
Ashlea McPherson, 23, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at her residence. Miss McPherson was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Doyle Weir. Survivors include her mother, Kim Lasater and husband Tom of Fayetteville; father, Scott McPherson and wife Candy of Tullahoma; two brothers, Dusty McPherson and wife Kymber and Shane McPherson and wife Stephanie, all of Fayetteville; stepbrother, Aaron Lasater of Fayetteville, N.C.; grandmothers, Loyce Weir of Fayetteville and Barbara McPherson of Kelso; grandparents, Alton and Virginia McPherson of Harvey, Ill.; stepgrandparents, Wendell and Mary Paul Lasater of Lewisburg; nieces, Kayleigh McPherson and Heidi McPherson; and nephew, Carson McPherson.. ...