Stories from Friday, July 20, 2012
Horrifying testimony heard at burn trial
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A domestic violence victim courageously testified for four hours Wednesday in the trial of the man who nearly killed her 15 months ago in her Lewisburg home. Ryan R. Haase, 34, is charged with attempted first-degree murder because he flung the contents of a pot of hot cooking oil over Lindsay Arp, 23, of David Avenue, as she lay in bed in the early morning hours of April 11, 2011...
Five Points VFD holds straw poll
From staff reports During the weekend before Election Day candidates can get a sneak preview of what voters think of them, and voters can express their opinions, at the Five Points Fire Department's Straw Poll. From 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, area residents can go to the fire hall on Ostella Road, south of Cornersville, buy supper, and get a ballot to show support for candidates in the Aug. 2 election...
MCCT celebrates 30 years
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Theatergoers are in for a special treat next week as the Marshall County Community Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary with a very special musical evening. Designed like an award show, "And the Winner Is..." will present 12 musical selections from "12 blockbuster Broadway hits," according to the show's poster...
Early voting ends at noon on July 28
From staff reports Early voting in Marshall County has been steady with no waiting at the election office in the Hardison Office Annex on College Street. Because political parties are holding primaries voters selecting candidates for the state and federal legislative elections in November must declare a party affiliation, or just vote in the county general election...
CSCC adds Forrest speedster
In softball, speed kills.
Columbia State Community College (CSCC) head coach Johnny Littrell is well aware of the damage it can do, signing Forrest speedster Ciara Cook to a Letter of Intent on Tuesday to join the Lady Charger softball squad next season.
"You can't seem to get enough speed when it comes to softball, it is really important and Ciara, she really is one of those players I felt like who kind of flew under the radar," said Littrell. "We are glad when she decided to choose Columbia State and stay close to home, so we jumped right on her and we were on her all the time."
13U stars win extra inning thriller
After winning five straight ballgames at the Babe Ruth 13U State Tournament in Cookeville, the Marshall County all-stars needed one more victory versus Manchester Monday night to claim a spot in the title game, and the contest turned out to be an instant classic as Marshall County came from behind to win 10-9 in eight innings.
Heroes abounded for Mike Bailey's squad with Ben Taylor driving in the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the eighth and Jay Howard, who had not pitched the entire tournament, coming in from the bullpen to garner the win on the mound.
Stealth spoils Marshall County's title run
The Marshall County 13U All-Stars run towards the state title was abruptly ended Monday night in Cookeville by the Franklin Stealth, who struck like a lightning bolt, turning a close game into a 14-2 blowout.
Marshall County manager Mike Bailey said after the contest, "I think that first game took a lot of energy out of us. We used a lot of our pitching to get here and I think those extra innings wore us out."
Lawrence County stuns Marshall County in seventh inning
Lawrence County pulled off a comeback for the ages on Tuesday night in Columbia, as they defeated Marshall County 15-14 in the finals of the 15-year old Babe Ruth District 8 tournament after rallying from an early 11-run deficit.
Needing to defeat Lawrence County twice in order to take home the tournament championship, Marshall County held an 11-0 lead at the end of the third inning and appeared they would force a deciding game.
Marshall County blanks Giles County
The Marshall County All-Stars advanced to the championship round of the 15-year old Babe Ruth District tournament by defeating Giles County 9-0 in the loser's bracket finals on Monday night in Columbia.
Thanks to Monday's triumph, Marshall County also clinched a spot in the upcoming Babe Ruth State tournament, which will be held in Lebanon this weekend.
Alma Alice Brown Harris
Alma Alice Brown Harris, 92, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Harris was born in Maury County on June 19, 1920, to Walter and Johnnie Derryberry Brown. She was a lifelong homemaker, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a lover of family, friends, and flowers. Alma was a member of the Hickory Heights Church of Christ...
James Dale "Jim" Ward
James Dale "Jim" Ward, 83, of Columbus, Kan., passed away at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo. after a brief illness. Jim was born to James and Edna (Smith) Ward on Aug. 28, 1928. Jim worked for Spencer Chemical, later Gulf Oil Corporation, for 35 years before retiring at the age of 52 to go into the carpentry business for himself...