Stories from Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Convection ovens replacing deep fryers
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Measurements were taken in Marshall County school kitchens last week as the food service director took another step toward serving food that's baked instead of deep-fried. Convection ovens are to be installed where deep fryers are now. Baking will cost less because the ovens use less electricity and the school lunch program won't have to buy as much cooking oil...
Hot, dry weather bakes county
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Like much of the rest of America's southeast, Marshall County is suffering drought and there's some anticipation of a disaster declaration. "The emergency board met last week to get the paperwork started to get Marshall County declared a disaster," said Rick Skillington, county director of the University of Tennessee's Agricultural Extension Service...
Early voting starts Friday for Aug. 2 elections
From staff reports Voters may start casting ballots on Friday in Marshall County's Aug. 2 general election and the political parties' primaries also held that Thursday. "Early voting is a convenient way for voters to be sure their voices are heard," County Elections Administrator Tristan Arnold said. "With this kind of flexibility, I hope that our voters will not miss this opportunity to exercise their right to vote."...
Nearly 100 jobs opening at GM's Spring Hill plant
From staff reports General Motors' plant at Spring Hill is adding 70 new employees this week, according to news reports. Meanwhile, because of the pending closure of a General Motors plant at Shreveport, La., unionized workers are moving to jobs at GM's plant at Spring Hill...
School starts Aug. 7, bus service available on abbreviated day
From staff reports Marshall County schools reopen in less than a month, although teachers have already been making plans for the 2012-13 school year. The first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 7, is an abbreviated day. It starts at the regular hour, but will end at 11:30 a.m. School bus service will be available on that first day, albeit an abbreviated day...
World Series berth landmark achievement
The Marshall County Youth Baseball and Softball League's 12U All-Star softball team will make a historic trip this summer when they begin play in the Babe Ruth World Series on August 4 in Alachua, Fla.
"I am very proud for Marshall County and the state of Tennessee that we are going, I really am," said head coach Danny Hollingsworth. "We are going to go down there and we will do our level best to make Marshall County and the state of Tennessee proud of us."
Howard electrifies Storm to district title
Marshall County Babe Ruth League 13-year old MVP Jay Howard set the tone for victory in Lawrenceburg Monday night, electrifying the crowd with a first inning, two-run inside-the-park homerun that sparked the 13U All-Stars to a huge 14-2 District 8 title clinching win.
"We have kind of beat up each other over the years in this district, it has been back and forth and this was our year," said Marshall County head coach Mike Bailey. "These kids have played on different teams in Babe Ruth all summer and we have had just four practices, but they have really become a cohesive bunch."
Golfers help Friends of Henry Horton
The Friends of Henry Horton (FOHH), an environmental and conservation non-profit group recently held their 3rd Annual Four-Man Scramble Golf Tournament at the picturesque 7,060 yard Buford Ellington Golf Course inside Henry Horton State Park.
The FOHH group provides support for Henry Horton State Park by assisting with Park programs, activities and the coordination of volunteers in order to protect the parks natural and cultural resources and provide educational and recreational opportunities.
Dusters shut down Murfreesboro Central Magnet
With the Senior Babe Ruth Southeast Regional tournament looming on the horizon later in the week, the Marshall County Dusters (17-6-1) tuned up for the event by defeating the Murfreesboro Central Magnet Tigers 7-0 in five innings on Monday night in the first game of a doubleheader at Joe George Field.
Murfreesboro Central Magnet blanks Dusters
After notching 7-0 win in the opening game of a doubleheader, the Marshall County Dusters (17-7-1) were unable to pull off the sweep, as the Murfreesboro Central Magnet Tigers eked out a 2-0 victory in six innings at Joe George Field in the nightcap.
The two teams battled to a 0-0 draw through the first five innings of play before Central Magnet crossed home plate twice in the top of the sixth to escape with the two-run win.
Marshall County Storm wallops Giles County
On Sunday, the Marshall County Storm advanced to the finals of the 13-year old Babe Ruth District tournament by defeating Giles County 12-2 in six innings at Lawrence County High School in the second round of the tourney.
Facing an offense that had scored 21 runs in their previous contest against Lawrence County, Marshall County starting pitcher Will Johnson silenced Giles County's bats and yielded just two runs in six innings of work on five hits and two walks to earn the victory.
Marshall County Storm crush Columbia
The Marshall County Storm washed away the Columbia All-Stars with a deluge of runs on Friday night, as they rolled to a 12-3 victory in the first round of the 13-year old Babe Ruth District tournament at Lawrence County High School.
After the Storm raced out to a 9-0 lead through the first four and a half innings of play, the game was delayed nearly an hour due to rain before Marshall County coasted to the nine-run victory.
Donna Mai Yoes
Donna Mai Yoes, 76, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Yoes was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Athey Neil and Eunice Rogers Cozart. She was a homemaker and member of the East Commerce Baptist Church...