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Stories from Friday, September 7, 2012

Career paths examined (09/07/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's College Night on Tuesday attracted plenty of students who want a university degree as local economic developers and guidance counselors advocate vocational education. "The word college has been redefined," Marshall County High School guidance counselor Jennifer Harris said in the lobby during College Night at MCHS, the central location for students from Chapel Hill to Cornersville. ...
Good news from the Animal Shelter as city and volunteers work together (09/07/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Animal-lovers are being encouraged to apply to work as volunteers at the Lewisburg Animal Shelter, and a volunteer has already saved a dog who was due to be euthanized this week. Jazmine, a jet black, smiling pit bull mix, was able to be adopted Tuesday evening because a volunteer stayed late at the shelter to complete the transaction...
Lewisburg man to stay in prison, says appeal court (09/07/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Lewisburg man whose victim was saved by a Good Samaritan neighbor recently had his appeal for post-conviction relief denied by the Court of Criminal Appeals in Nashville. Jerry Lee "Spider" Hunter, 52, of 1st Avenue North, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, especially aggravated burglary, and especially aggravated robbery in connection with the December 2009 stabbing of Cleveland Holder...
Locals calling for Presidential candidates (09/07/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Tennessee isn't a political battleground state leading up to the Presidential election Nov. 6, but Marshall County residents are making phone calls on behalf of the incumbent and his challenger. The Marshall County Republican Party is establishing a telephone call center at 215 West Commerce St., and a Lewisburg-based Obama For America Committee has coordinated a campaign by personal cell phones...
Battle of the Big Cats highlights Week 4 action (09/07/12)
A storied rivalry will continue in the Battle of the Big Cats when the Marshall County Tigers (1-1) and Columbia Central Lions (2-1) meet at Jim Cartwright Field in Columbia Friday night. Since 1973, the two squads have met a dozen times with Columbia Central holding a 7-5 advantage, including the last three in a row.
Waste Management donates money for safety nets (09/07/12)
Rockets squeeze out two-stroke win (09/07/12)
The Forrest Rockets squeezed out another win Wednesday on their home course at the Buford Ellington Golf Course inside Henry Horton State Park as they combined for a 185 cumulative score, two strokes ahead of Spring Hill and six shots clear of District 11A-AA rival Community. Gary Lukonen started out on fire before coming home with a four over par 40 on the front nine.
Lady Bulldogs tie Tigerettes (09/07/12)
Although the game didn't count in the District 11-A-AA standings, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (0-4-1) and Marshall County Tigerettes (1-3-1) both played with plenty of intensity on Tuesday night, as the two county rivals battled to a 1-1 tie in Lewisburg. Playing the first of two regular season encounters, Cornersville jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Jessica Dunn, before the Tigerettes' Yesenia Equia scored late in the first half to knot the game at 1-1.
Cornersville golfers fall to Summit (09/07/12)
The Summit Spartans golf team turned in an impressive performance on the links this past Tuesday, as they handily defeated the Cornersville Bulldogs (0-4) at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. Summit posted the four lowest rounds of the match en route to shooting 162 as a team, while Cornersville finished with a score of 210.
Walkers win silver at Senior Olympics (09/07/12)
Forrest School can now claim an Olympic Silver Medalist--in the Tennessee Senior Olympics that is. 1955 Forrest graduate John Edd Walker won gold in Ping Pong for the 70-74 age group in 2010 and 2011 Senior Olympics. Walker was back again at this summer's senior games, competing with his wife Mary in the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles in the 75-79 year old age group and the duo came home with a Silver Medal.
MCYFL Week 3 (09/07/12)
The Warriors and Falcons got Week 3 started with great defensive battle that ended in regulation with a scoreless tie. The league uses high school rules for OT games with both teams getting equal turns from the 10-yard line to try and score. The only difference being that just two OT attempts are used to try and break the tie. This game only needed one. The Falcons went first and put Braysen Atchley into the end zone on a 10-yard TD run. KJ Jackson added the extra point run to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead. After a couple of penalties by the Warriors they found the end zone with Marcus O'Neal scoring on a 15-yard TD run. The Falcons defense came up with the stop on the extra-point run and got the win 7-6.
Funeral to be held Saturday for Bobby Ervin (09/07/12)
Funeral services for Bobby Ervin will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home.
Mary Allen Hill Farley (09/07/12)
Mary Allen Hill Farley, 88, of Lewisburg, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, after a brief illness. She was recognized as the Marshall County Citizen of the Year in 2008 and founded the Mary Farley Care Center, which offers support and resources for those in financial crisis. ...
Mary Wiser (09/07/12)
Mary Wiser, 48, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in an area hospital. She was employed with Kenco Logistics in the quality control department. She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Stinnett and Mary Miller Clark; brother, Paul Smith; and sister, Linda Perryman...
Johnie Belle Curtis (09/07/12)
Johnie Belle Curtis, 92, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in Garland, Texas. Johnie was preceded in death by her husband, Mark; three brothers Joe, Buford and Ernest Chunn; and one granddaughter, Michelle Tyree. She is survived by her daughter, Marion Tyree and husband David, of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Debbie Tyree of Dallas, Texas, Jay Tyree and wife Becky of Davis, Okla., and Lisa Kelly and husband Steve of Springdale, Ark.; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Tyree of Davis, Okla., Casey Kelly of Searcy, Ark., and Miranda Kelly of Springdale, Ark.; and one great-great-granddaughter, Alayna Tyree of Davis, Okla.. ...