Stories from Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Cornersville election to be held in November; mayor, aldermen contest seats
By Karen Hall Staff Writer CORNERVILLE - A man who's running for mayor this fall has already experienced some strange opposition. Tommy Upton, of Lynnville Highway, spoke up during the citizen's comments portion of the monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen...
Teachers told how to avoid problems with their students
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Pitfalls of social media, child pornography, too many new laws from the General Assembly and sexual harassment were a few of the topics briefly touched Monday by Marshall County schools' top attorney while telling teachers he feels incapable of teaching five-year-olds how to read...
Redesigning Spring Lot
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer On the north side of Water Street near Rock Creek is the Spring Lot, named by "the new commissioners of Lewisburg" who designated it as a park in late 1836. On Friday, two students from O'More College of Design in Franklin, Tenn., presented plans on how to revitalize land with a "strong spring" in conjunction with renovation of downtown Lewisburg...
Backpack ministry issues appeal for weekend meals
From Staff Reports For some Marshall County school children, the only meals they get are at school and so, among other food ministries based in Lewisburg, the Backpack Ministry is dedicated to addressing that need. LifeSong Family Church on South Ellington Parkway prepares bags of food to be sent home with children over the weekend so they will have something to eat. The program is not government funded...
Ministry running restaurant
From Staff Reports The pastor of a church in Cornersville and members of his flock are operating a restaurant on Lewisburg's public square. The ministry's operation of the restaurant started a few days after Independence Day, Pastor Rick Stephens said Monday, "but we didn't officially take it over until Aug. 1."...
Wilson named Tigers new basketball coach
After serving as an interim coach this summer, Adrian Wilson officially replaced Jason Tigert as the new boys head basketball coach at Marshall County High School.
Having served as the boys basketball coach at Cornersville the past six years, Wilson originally planned to work as an assistant coach at MCHS before Tigert departed for Dickson County High School this summer.
During Tigert's six-year tenure at Marshall County High School, the Tigers captured four regular season District titles, won two Region tournament championships, and reached the semifinals of the 2010 State tournament.
While he knows he has a tough act to follow, Wilson doesn't feel any added pressure because of Tigert's previous success.
Bulldogs preparing for 2012 campaign
With the 2012 football season fast approaching, the Cornersville Bulldogs are seeing progress on the practice field after donning full pads for the first time last week.
While Cornersville returns a number of starters from last year's squad that are familiar with CHS' offensive and defensive schemes, the Bulldogs have had several new players come out for the team this season that have a chance to contribute.
Randolph named Cornersville boys basketball coach
Cornersville High School ended its search for a new boys basketball coach when they recently selected Gerard Randolph to guide the program.
Although he has never coached basketball before, Randolph has experience on the sidelines and has been an assistant football coach the last three years at Marshall County High School and Cornersville.
A 1995 graduate of Giles County High School, Randolph also has personal experience on the hard court as a player and was a member of the Bobcats' basketball team for four seasons along with being a three-year starter in football and baseball there.
Hester A. Cox
Hester A. Cox, 93, of Moulton, Ala., and former longtime resident of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at NHC in Moulton. A native of Bruceton, she was the daughter of the late Ellie Sanders Allen and Icom Allen. She was retired from Genesco as a shoemaker and a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Bertha Holt Darnell
Bertha Holt Darnell, 86, of Belfast, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Darnell was a native of Lincoln County, and daughter of the late Tom and Jimmie Mitchell Holt. She was retired from Cosmolab and was a member of the Church of Christ...
William Allen Smith
William Allen Smith, 85, of Nashville, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012, at NHC in Pulaski. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Betty Smith; children, Stan (Barbara Ann) Smith of Lynnville, Sheila Smith Hastings of Lynnville, and Phillip Smith of Franklin; grandchildren, Mike (Sheila) Coleman, Shannon Beaver (Brad) Wells, Betsy Smith Lowe, Cory Beaver, Steven (Rachel) Smith, Amanda Smith, and Natashia (Jeremy) Hendel; sisters, Ann Edwards of Nashville and Frances Johnson of Bell Buckle; and nine great-grandchildren.. ...
Donna Marie Edwards
Donna Marie Edwards, 57, of Belfast, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in St. Thomas Hospital. Ms. Edwards was a native of New Orleans, La., and daughter of Reverend Frank Edwards and Eva Richardson Edwards of Belfast. She was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. ...