Stories from Wednesday, September 5, 2012
School board passes budget
By Karen Hall Staff Writer School board members met briefly Friday morning to pass a new budget that includes money from the county for school roof repairs. This paves the way for a public hearing on the county budget to be held Tuesday, Sept. 11. Following this, a favorable vote on the county budget is anticipated at their monthly commission meeting on Sept. 24...
From staff reports The parking lot was full at a Lewisburg restaurant Saturday morning when the family of a young cancer patient raised money in his memory for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Alex Denton, the nephew of Heather and John Denton of Lewisburg, passed in 2009, but he's remembered by family and friends. Their goal is to raise $1.6 million for the hospital in Memphis. The amount raised had not been announced as of Tuesday morning...
Community leaders discuss new retail and restaurants, anticipate industrial expansion here soon
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A restaurant on Lewisburg's bypass has a new owner who is improving his business. At the Community Development Board meeting last week, Lewisburg's Director of Economic Development Greg Lowe reported meeting the new owner-operator of Shoney's, Dan Holt of Fayetteville. Holt took over on Aug. 27 and is already making renovation plans...
Huntsville man charged with April vehicular homicide
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Two motorists from Huntsville, Ala., crashed head-on in Marshall County four months ago and the one who survived the encounter has now been indicted on a charge of vehicular homicide. About 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, Roger K. ...
Rockets roll in home opener
After posting a 1-1 record on a two-week road to begin the season, the Forrest Rockets returned home to "The Rock" Friday night for a District 9-A match-up versus Community, and after allowing an early Viking touchdown, the Chapel Hill squad turned up the heat to win going away 35-14.
"You think you should be happy, but there was just so many mental mistakes we have to fix," said FHS head coach Joe Moos. "I am proud for what they did and for winning the game. We practice and put them in the game situations of what is going to happen and sometimes they do it and sometimes they don't. It's just aggravating because I care for them and want them to be the best they can be."
Bulldogs pound Perry County
The Cornersville Bulldogs notched their first win of the season on Friday night when they traveled to Linden and defeated Region 6-A foe Perry County 38-20 to snap a three-game losing streak against the Vikings.
Cornersville trailed 7-6 at the end of the first quarter, but got things rolling in the second period and outscored Perry County 20-0 in the stanza to take a 26-7 lead into halftime. The Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 Region) then scored two more touchdowns to open up a 38-7 cushion midway through the fourth quarter before coasting to the 18-point victory.
Eagleville sweeps Cornersville in golf
Although they posted two of the top three individual scores, the Cornersville Bulldogs golf team was unable to come away with a victory on Thursday afternoon, as they fell to the Eagleville Eagles at the Lewisburg Recreation Center.
Taking the four best scores from six players, Eagleville posted a team total of 190, while the Bulldogs finished 19 strokes back and ended the day with a 209.
Dakota Beech was the low man for the Eagles and shot a 43 over nine holes. Vince Zocco followed Beech with a 46, while Ransom McRee and Daniel Stiles notched a 48 and a 53 respectively.
Tiger rally comes up short against Hickman County
Despite making a furious fourth quarter rally, the Marshall County Tigers were dealt their first loss of the season on Friday night when they dropped a 28-23 decision to the Hickman County Bulldogs at home.
Hickman County (3-0, 1-0 District) controlled the action for much of the game and held a 16-3 lead at halftime before opening up a 28-10 advantage early in the fourth period.
The Tigers (1-1, 0-1 District) narrowed the gap to 28-23 thanks to a couple of long touchdown passes by quarterback Austin Stacey before forcing a Bulldog turnover with 1:43 left.
Johnny Dale Ingram
Johnny Dale "Moose" Ingram, 60, of Lewisburg, passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. A native of Marshall County, Mr. Ingram was the son of the late Thomas Booker Ingram and Frances Thompson Ingram who survives. He was manager of AutoZone Auto Parts of Lewisburg, and a member of the National Rifle Association and East Commerce Baptist Church. He served his country in the United States Army...
Charles "Mud Bone" Ray, 62, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. and Cecil Ray. He is survived by his four loving sisters, Anita (Billy) Scott, Allie Mae Ray, Gail (Roy) O'Neal, and Judy (William) Sparrow; five loving brothers, Howard (Anne), Robert (Tina), Johnny, Ricky, and Marcus Ray; brother-in-law, Charlie Gaunt; and devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends...
Kenneth Wayne Watkins
Kenneth Wayne Watkins, 65, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in St. Thomas Hospital. Kenneth was a native of Ardmore, Ala., and son of the late Houston Sr. and Irona Shelton Watkins. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the First 68th Armor Division in Germany during the Vietnam era. He was retired from International Comfort Products and was a member of Lewisburg First Assembly of God...
Timothy Wade Bates
Timothy Wade Bates, 47, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Bates was a native of Marshall County, and the son of Kirby Bates of Bell Buckle and Virginia Bell Smits of Lewisburg. He was employed with National Pen in Shelbyville...