Stories from Friday, August 24, 2012
Public square improvements noted by LDA
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Improvements on and near the public square were reviewed by Lewisburg Downtown Alliance directors Tuesday evening when they met in the Historic First Avenue Building. That building, previously known as the Ladies Restroom, is where LDA leaders plan to meet on Monday at 2 p.m. with Katie Pace, executive director of the Jackson (Tenn.) Downtown Development Corp., to learn more from others on what can be done to bring more business to the public square...
Crissy Haslam reads
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer It was a "high point" for the Marshall County Memorial Library when Gov. Bill Haslam's wife, Crissy, read to nearly 100 children and other library patrons on Tuesday afternoon when Tennessee's first lady encouraged parents to read to their children daily...
Job fair to be held Thursday in Lewisburg
From staff reports CTEL, a call center in Maury County, is looking for employees and the Goodwill Career Solutions office at The Acres shopping center is holding a job fair on Thursday for job seekers. The Aug. 30 job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CTEL wants to hire more than 20 full-time telemarketers for their Columbia location. The shift for which CTEL is hiring is 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday...
New lawyer wins request regarding transcript cost
By Karen Hall Staff Writer The state will pay for at least part of the transcript of a convicted murder's trial, as requested by his new attorney. Rob Dalton filed a motion requesting the transcript of Phillip Burgess' trial be provided at the state's expense...
High School Sports Participation Achieves All-time High
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 23, 2012) -- Boosted by continued growth in several girls sports, participation in high school sports increased for the 23rd consecutive year in 2011-12, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
Based on figures from the 51 NFHS-member state high school athletic/activity associations, which includes the District of Columbia, sports participation for the 2011-12 school year reached an all-time high of 7,692,520 participants -- an increase of 24,565 from the previous year.
Tigers run up against hot Champion squad
The reigning District 11A-AA and Region 6A-AA title holding Cascade Champions are off to red-hot start for the 2012 golf season, mowing down one opponent after another and on Tuesday, the Marshall County Tigers and Eagleville Eagles became their latest victims at Saddle Creek Golf Club in Lewisburg.
Cascade blew away the completion, shooting a four-man combined score of 159, eighteen strokes clear of the Tigers and 27 ahead of Eagleville.
County gridiron squads back in full action
All three county gridiron squads will be back under the Friday night lights this week with the Marshall County Tigers and Cornersville Bulldogs hosting opening season opponents in Coffee County and Moore County respectively, while the Forrest Rockets take to road for the second week in a row down at Collinwood.
Forrest is coming off a huge opening season 14-6 win at Perry County and came out of the game unscathed and full of confidence, but has to cut down on turnovers inside the red zone if they want to remain undefeated.
Marshall County Tigers 2012 Football Preview
Tigers expecting big things in 2012
Coming off a 2011 season that saw them post a 9-4 record and advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 4A playoffs, the Marshall County Tigers are looking to continue their success on the gridiron under new coach Aaron Pitts.
After beginning the 2011 campaign with convincing road victories over Coffee County (28-0) and Hickman County (28-7), Marshall County dropped a 27-10 decision to a strong Columbia Central team at home before notching impressive wins over archrival Giles County (26-7) and Spring Hill (35-14).
Cornersville Bulldogs 2012 Football Preview
Bulldogs hoping to return to playoffs
After finishing with a 2-8 record during an injury riddled 2011 campaign, the Cornersville Bulldogs are hoping those growing pains will pay dividends on the gridiron this season, as they return several starters on both sides of the ball to go along with a handful of promising newcomers that came out for the team this year.
Having made the Class A playoffs the previous two years, the Bulldogs were dealt a major blow prior to the 2011 season when starting quarterback Joe Stocstill tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Pigskin Preview and was forced to sit out his senior year.
2012 Forrest Rocket Football Preview
Rockets hungry for return trip to playoffs
2011 Record 8-4, District 4-2, Playoffs 1-1
In 2011, the Forrest Rockets finished in a three-way tie for second place in District 9A, losing their only two league games to Eagleville (11-1) at home by two points and at Moore County 28-21 in the last week of the regular season before blanking Houston County 35-0 in the first round of the playoffs in Chapel Hill.
Columbia Central trounces Tigerettes
The Marshall County Tigerettes had a tough time in their season opener on Tuesday afternoon, as they suffered an 8-0 road loss to the Columbia Lady Lions at Cook Soccer Park.
Columbia controlled the action throughout the contest and built a 3-0 lead in the first half before scoring five more goals over the final 40 minutes to cruise to the easy victory.
"They are a pretty stacked team. They have a lot of talent, a lot of skill, and a lot of speed. We have to be smarter when we play teams like that. We made some mental mistakes and they capitalized on them," said first-year Marshall County coach Mark Redferrin.
Forbis, Johnson capture Summer Hummer title
The Saddle Creek Men's Golf Association (MGA) held their signature event on Saturday and Sunday that consisted of 32 twosomes broken into four divisions based on the combined USGA handicaps of both golfers.
The format for the two-day, shotgun start "Summer Hummer" was a two-man, one low ball event.
Annie Ruth Chunn
Annie Ruth Chunn, 91, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in Manchester Health Care Center, Manchester. Mrs. Chunn was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Ernest and Leslie Bell Nelson Hilliard. She was retired from Faber-Castell Corporation and member of Lewisburg First Baptist Church...
Jerry Clark Roberson
Jerry Clark Roberson, 71, resident of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Columbia, died Friday, Aug. 17,, 2012, surrounded by family. Born in Lawrence County and reared in Maury County, he was the son of the late Aldon Clark Roberson and Mary Dale Leighton Roberson. ...
Brenda Gail Carroll
Brenda Gail Carroll, 55, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at her home. Ms. Carroll was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Abraham Lincoln and Mary Frances Stafford Bennett. She was a homemaker. Preceded in death by two brothers, Leslie Bennett and William Dunnivant, she is survived by one son, Christopher Lee Burgess of Lewisburg; three sisters, Pamela Begley of Cornersville, Janice Dockery of Shelbyville, and Shirley Cherry of Cornersville; and two half-brothers, Price Bennett and Blair Bennett, both of Lewisburg.. ...