Stories from Friday, August 31, 2012
County may borrow $608,000 for schools, road equipment
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County is headed toward borrowing $608,000 to repair schools and buy equipment for the Highway Department, according to information from the county budget office and discussion among commissioners. New roofing for several schools will be funded with $300,000, and $308,000 is planned for the purchase of two tractors, two side-arm bush hogs and a truck for the Highway Department, officials in those two department have explained this week...
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Lewisburg's newest police officer was welcomed here this week, but will be leaving again after Labor Day for five weeks of training in Indiana. Roccon, a two-year-old German shepherd, will be accompanied by his police partner, Officer Clyde Ragsdale...
EMS to cut costs with more employees
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's Emergency Medical Service director wants to cut costs by hiring more employees, he said recently, and his plan is endorsed by county commissioners. EMS Director Bill Reuter plans to reduce overtime wages by hiring more dispatchers, he said. It's to cut costs by $31,355 and eliminate a shortfall of just over $44,000...
Appeal denied for Belfast man serving 11 years
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Belfast man, who's serving an 11-year sentence, recently had an appeal against his convictions denied by the Court of Criminal Appeals in Nashville. John Edward Lynch, 49, had two jury trials in the fall of 2010, and was found guilty as charged on all counts...
Challenges await in Week 2
There is a different set of challenges awaiting for each of the county football squads Friday night, beginning with the Forrest Rockets, who must improve their turnover ratio if they want to beat a much improved Community squad at "The Rock" this week in the first District game of the young season for both teams.
MCYFL Week 2
Scores Standings Warriors 13 Eagles 6 The Eagles got on the scoreboard first with Demari Braden scoring on a 31-yard TD run. The extra point run failed but the Eagles had the early 6-0 lead. The Warriors answered back with an eight-play drive that put Markese Davis into the end zone on a 37-yard TD run. ...
Rocket golfers squeak by district rivals
The Forrest Rockets took to the links at the perfectly manicured Buford Ellington Golf Course inside Henry Horton State Park on Tuesday and the three-way match went down to the wire as the Chapel Hill duffers won by the narrowest of margins.
Forrest posted a 188 cumulative score, while Community and Eagleville both finished one shot back of the Rockets at189.
Once again, it was senior Blake Tansil leading the way with a four over par 40 on the 3,259 yard front nine portion of the course.
Lady Rockets open season with 5-1 win
The Forrest Lady Rockets opened the 2012 soccer season in style Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, beating county rival Cornersville 5-1.
The Lady Rockets were buoyed by a fast start on offense versus the Lady Bulldogs (0-3) as Sarah Blasingim and Julie Macy hooked up on a pair of goals in the first 12 minutes of the match to take a 2-0 lead.
Tigerettes blank Huntland
Mark Redferrin picked up his first win as the head soccer coach of the Marshall County Tigerettes on Tuesday, as his MCHS squad beat Huntland 3-0 in a rain shortened contest at home.
Having been shutout in their first two games of the season, the Tigerettes (1-2, 1-1 District) scored three times in the span of 12 minutes to take a 3-0 lead midway through the first half. The game was called at halftime due to heavy rains with Marshall County being awarded the victory.
Tigers top Hickman County and Summit
Everything was clicking for the Marshall Tigers on the links this past Tuesday afternoon, as they defeated the Summit Spartans and Hickman County Bulldogs by double digit strokes at Saddle Creek Golf Course.
The Tigers posted the top three individual scores in the match and shot a season low 160 as a team after taking the top four rounds out of six players.
Lions Club golf outing helps kids
The Chapel Hill Lions Club hosted their 17th Annual Golf Tournament at Buford Ellington Golf Course inside Henry Horton State Park on Saturday with a huge turnout that collected over $3,600 in donations that went directly to the Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Vanderbilt University's Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children's Hospital.
The Tennessee Lions Clubs operate an Outreach Program that provides free vision screening to identify young children with visual problems during the first four years of life.
The goal of the Tennessee Lions Eye Center is to prevent childhood blindness through early detection and treatment of the most common vision disorders that can lead to blindness.
Billy Wayne McDaniel
Billy Wayne McDaniel, 74, of the Caney Spring Community of Marshall County, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at his residence. Mr. McDaniel was born in Marshall County, and was a son of the late R. Z. and Marguerite Lee McDaniel. He was a member of the Old Lasea Church of Christ and was retired from Wiles Ford and Mercury as a service manager...
Charles Edward Gordon
Charles Edward Gordon, 98, of Pulaski, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at his daughter's residence. Mr. Gordon was a native of Giles County, and son of the late Peter "Press" Thomas and Rowena Matilda Cole Gordon. He was retired from Genesco Corporation and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski...
Linda Fay James Evans
Linda Fay James Evans, 63, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Vanderbilt Medical Center. Ms. Evans was a native of Bedford County, and daughter of the late Jimmie and Addie Douglas Stovall. She was a retired domestic engineer and a member of Eastview Baptist Church...