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Stories from Friday, August 10, 2012

First school day's lunch left powerless (08/10/12)
CORNERSVILLE -- Fourth graders behaved themselves during a power outage Thursday when peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were brought in for lunch.
Technical Coatings blaze doused quickly (08/10/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg firefighters Wednesday evening knocked down an industrial park blaze that's remarkable more for its chemistry than the flames. Firefighting was more dangerous, though, because there were explosions. "Empty barrels became bombs," Lewisburg Fire Chief Larry Williams said of containers that contained air and residue of a chemical used at the plant. "Several [barrels] were going off and there was shrapnel flying."...
Schools are back in session (08/10/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County teachers Laura Ingram and Vicky Randolph are appearing on television commercials this month as the Tennessee Education Association tells the viewing public about the profession and the value of an educated voter...
Convicted murderer gets new lawyer; sentencing delayed (08/10/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A routine sentencing hearing was turned upside down Wednesday afternoon with the revelation that the defendant has hired a new lawyer. A jury found Phillip Burgess, 33, of Lewisburg, guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and aggravated assault after a two-and-a-half day trial in June, and he was due to be sentenced this week. He was represented by Public Defenders Michael Collins and Bill Harold...
National champions (08/10/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Lewisburg girl made the long trip to Sioux Falls, S.D. with her family and teammates and came home with a national championship. Ashton Watkins, now a sophomore at Marshall County High School, was one of 12 girls who made up the Tennessee Fury 97 team. The Fury won all 10 games it played in the ASA/USA Class A 14U Girls' Fast Pitch National Softball Championship...
FMS Rockets crushed by Eagleville in season opener (08/10/12)
The FMS Rockets had a front row seat to the Joseph Sewell show Thursday night as the Eagleville running back scored on touchdown runs of 64, 48, 40 and 9 yards in the contest, plus a two-point conversion for 26 out of the 34 points scored by the Eagles in a 34-0 shellacking. It was not what first-year FMS head Coach David Evans planned for the season opening crowd at "The Rock" Thursday night in Chapel Hill.
Tigers top Rockets on the links (08/10/12)
After splitting a three-way match with East Hickman and Lincoln County last week, the Marshall County Tigers golf team picked up their second win of the season on Tuesday afternoon when they defeated the Forrest Rockets at the Lewisburg Recreation Center in the Jabber's "It's Time" tournament, which celebrates the first day of school for local students. Taking the four best scores out of six players, the Tigers (2-1) finished with a 165 over nine holes, while the Rockets (0-1) tallied a 183.
Rockets split with Cascade and Eagleville (08/10/12)
After coming in seventh in the Class A-AA State tournament last year, the Cascade Champions golf team showed why they are favored to repeat as District champions when they defeated the Forrest Rockets and Eagleville Eagles in a three-team match at Henry Horton Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Dottie Kelso Memorial Golf Tournament (08/10/12)
The first annual Dottie Kelso Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Saddle Creek Golf Course this past Saturday. The event was used to raise funds for the Dottie Kelso Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship has been given to a deserving senior at Marshall County High School for the past 18 years. The event was a huge success and all those who participated in it are looking forward to next year.
Vanessa Bell Clifton (08/10/12)
Vanessa Bell Clifton, 31, of Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary Claire Minick, and grandfather, Peyton Lee. She is survived by her husband, Derek Clifton; daughter, Lilly E. Clifton; and son, Austin L. Smith; mother, Pamela Lee; father, Terrence A. Bell; stepmother, Beth S. Bell; sister, Stephanie Hatch, brother, Jimmy Dutton; grandmother, Willie Lee; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends...