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Stories from Wednesday, August 29, 2012

County jobless rate unchanged (08/29/12)
From Staff Reports NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The unemployment rate in Marshall County has remained the same - 12.2 percent - for June and July, state records show. Statewide, county non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for July, released Thursday by Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, show the rate decreased in 20 counties, increased in 59, and stayed the same in 16...
Cops for Kids (08/29/12)
From staff reports Parents and children enjoyed a day in Lewisburg's Rock Creek Park on Saturday during the Cops for Kids day of fun and fundraising for police officers' annual Christmas shopping spree. "We're up to about $9,500," Police Capt. Rebekah Mitchell said Monday afternoon. "We had some donations come in Sunday and Monday. We spend $15,000, but I like to make $10,000 from this event...
Schools' proposed budget to get more revenue (08/29/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Faced with leaking roofs over several schools, Marshall County's Budget Committee is recommending county commissioners add $300,000 to the school budget, although the Board of Education had sought much more. To beat an Oct. ...
Shelton triggerman revealed by records (08/29/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer An admitted gang member - one of two local men charged in the Ronald Shelton murder - was the trigger man in the 19-month-old shooting death, police statements and public records show. Sharod Winford Moore, 29, whose address is listed as an apartment at 200 Tiger Blvd., "did unlawfully kill ... Shelton by shooting Shelton multiple times," Lewisburg Police Detective James Johnson wrote in Moore's arrest warrant...
Tigers open season with 27-8 win (08/29/12)
The Marshall County Tigers looked like Big Cats that went without a meal for months as they stormed out of their cage and pounced on Coffee County for an early 20-0 lead and never took their claws out of the Red Raiders in a huge 27-8 win in front of a packed house at Preston Hopkins Field Friday night in Lewisburg.
Moore County holds off Bulldogs (08/29/12)
The Cornersville Bulldogs gave Moore County a run for their money on Friday night, but were unable to come away with the victory, as they dropped a 39-36 decision to the Raiders at home in their season opener on the gridiron. Having crushed defending Class A state champ Wayne County 30-0 the previous week, Moore County (2-0) appeared headed for another easy victory on Friday after building a commanding 26-6 lead in the first half.
LMS Tigers whip West Wilson (08/29/12)
On Thursday night, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (2-0) recorded their second straight lopsided victory when they defeated the West Wilson Wildcats 34-6 at home. LMS appeared they might have their hands full early on, as the two teams battled to a scoreless tie in the first quarter.
Cornersville splits with Community in golf (08/29/12)
Despite shaving a couple of shots off their previous team score, the Cornersville Bulldogs golf team fell to 0-2 on the season when they lost to the Community Vikings on Thursday afternoon at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. Led by State tournament hopeful Zack West, Community matched their best score of the season by shooting 170 as a team after taking the best four scores out of six golfers.
Forrest squanders early lead, falls to Collinwood (08/29/12)
The Forrest Rockets scored two first quarter touchdowns Friday night at Collinwood before the Trojans stormed back, scoring 33 unanswered points and then held off a furious Rockets comeback attempt to win 40-34. Rocket quarterback Brooks Lamb came out on fire, tossing a 51-yard touchdown strike to Jacob Daughrity midway through the opening quarter and then added a 31-yard score to Trevor Wellisley at the 2:16 mark to open up a two-touchdown lead for Chapel Hill.
Big plays lift Cascade over FMS (08/29/12)
After an impressive 20-0 shutout win over Community last Thursday in Unionville, the FMS Rockets returned to "The Rock" in Chapel Hill for a matchup versus archrival Cascade and were done in by the combination of Champion quarterback Hunter Calvert and receiver Lewis Faulk, who hooked up for four touchdowns in the game. Faulk scored on TD receptions from 40, 46, 47 and 64 yards out as the Champions won 34-20. The deadly orange and black combo scored on their fourth play from scrimmage at the 5:48 mark of the first quarter for a touchdown and Calvert found Kevin Conn wide open in the end zone for the two-point conversion for an early 8-0 lead.
Tansil shoots even par at King's Creek (08/29/12)
Forrest senior Blake Tansil continued his torrid play on the links, shooting an even par round of 36 over the first nine holes at King's Creek Golf Course in Spring Hill on Thursday, but it was not enough to carry the Rockets over the top as they finished in third place behind Spring Hill and Summit.
Jimmy B. Crosby (08/29/12)
Jimmy B. Crosby, 66, of the Wheel Community of Bedford County, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Shelbyville. Mr. Crosby was born in Brantley County, Ga., and was a son of the late Melvin Barnwell and Chan Josephine Crosby. He was a diesel mechanic and farmer and was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church...
Lewis Ervin Upchurch (08/29/12)
Lewis Ervin Upchurch, 88, of Clearwater, Fla., passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. Mr. Upchurch was born in Pennsylvania, and was a previous resident of Lewisburg. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII where he was trained at the U.S. Navy Diesel School in Richmond, Va. ...
James Mitchell Edmiston (08/29/12)
James Mitchell Edmiston, 61, of Murfreesboro, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at the St. Thomas Hospital. Mr. Edmiston was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late J.R. Edmiston and Dessie Edmiston, who survives. He was an assembly worker and truck driver. He was a loving father and husband...
Clara Mae Chilton (08/29/12)
June 3, 1946 - Aug. 25, 2012 Mae was a native of Lewisburg and member of Lewisburg First Church of the Nazarene. She was born to Samuel Robert Cummings and Ruby Lucille (King) Cummings Alexander, who both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, William Paul Alexander, and son, Kenneth Wayne Baker...