Stories from Friday, August 17, 2012
Woman accused in Poteete murder
Heather Rene McCullum, 22, previousy Heather Rogers, of Lewisburg, was arrested Friday on homicide and arson charges in the death of John Poteete, Franklin Street, Lewisburg, whose body was found in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 14.
State joblessness at 8.4% in July
The state's latest unemployment rate is up by 0.3 percentage points as Marshall County's rate hovers around 11 percent.
Landfill expansion foreseen
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County commissioners on Tuesday voted 11-6 to change the zoning code in a way that creates a path that could lead to expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill. The change as presented by Commissioner Anna Childress, chairman of the county's Solid Waste Committee, allows landfill expansion in an M-2 zone. New landfills would have to be in an M-1 zone and get permission from the Board of Zoning Appeals...
JECDB hears good news
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Chapel Hill will have its own library soon. This news was part of Town Administrator Mike Hatten's report to the Joint Economic and Community Development Board meeting Tuesday. "The community's going to do it on its own," Hatten said. "We tried doing it through the county commission, but it didn't happen."...
Local plant to add jobs
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Industry in Lewisburg continues to make progress, discussion at this week's city council meeting revealed. Council members unanimously approved a three-year tax break for Lewisburg Printing that will allow it to buy a second large web press, which in turn will lead to the creation of 25 jobs over the next five years...
Rockets zero in on Perry County
The Forrest Rockets kick off the 2012 prep football season Friday night with a Week Zero ballgame that takes them on a long trek to Linden for a much awaited re-match versus the Perry County Vikings.
It will be the first game for new coach Joe Moos as he takes a talented Rockets squad on the first of three long yellow bus trips in the first four weeks to begin the campaign.
Tigers defeat Columbia and Community
On Tuesday, the Marshall County Tigers ran their record to 5-2 on the links when they swept a three-team match against the Columbia Central Lions and the Community Vikings at Saddle Creek Golf Course in Lewisburg.
MCHS posted a team score of 172 after taking the four best rounds out of six players, while Columbia was six shots off the pace with a 178. Hindered by a uncharacteristically shaky round by State tournament hopeful Zack West, Community finished a distant third with a score of 189.
Rocket Golfers finish second in four-way match
The Forrest Rocket golf teams, competing in their sixth match of the young season, took second place in the boys' event and the girls finished third on Tuesday at Henry Horton State Park.
The Forrest boys (3-3) played in a four-team match and finished with a combined score of 183, 25 shots behind the reigning region champion Cascade squad.
King garners two World Series awards
Marshall County's Samantha King was recognized for an outstanding performance at 12U Babe Ruth World Series in Alachua, FL, being named to the All-Defensive Team as a third baseman and the All-Tournament Batting Team from the pitching position.
King went 12-24 in eight games in the World Series for a .500 batting average, scored five runs, had 12 RBIs, walked once and stole one base.
MCYFL 2012 Jamboree
The Marshall County Youth Football League kicked off the 2012 season with its annual pre-season Jamboree with each team playing one half as a warm-up to regular season that begins this Saturday at 10 a.m.
In the Pee Wee division, Fayetteville came out on top over the Warriors 13-7 behind strong runs by Braysen Atchley and K.J. Jackson. Marcus O'Neal led the Warriors on offense and on the defensive side as AJ Jones recorded four tackles on the day. Mason Owens helped Fayetteville's cause with three tackles.
Donta Hightower's excelled at every level
FOXBORO -- When Don Thomas took over as coach at Marshall County High in Lewisburg, Tenn., in December 2006, he was faced with an enviable challenge: Where should he play Dont'a Hightower the following season?
Blessed with size, speed and instincts, Hightower dominated wherever he lined up -- running back, wide receiver, tight end, kick returner, defensive end or linebacker.