Stories from Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Hightower soars in NFL debut
Defensive star even scores a touchdown
To share in other people's dreams is a beautiful thing and that was the case on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon at LP Field in Nashville as Lewisburg native Dont'a Hightower made his NFL debut versus the Titans.
Hightower was magnificent, starting the ballgame at linebacker for the Patriots.
City looks at ways to save money, add jobs, work more efficiently
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Lewisburg's industrial development director may be out of the country, but the work of promoting the city to manufacturers continues without him. "They sure are getting interested in Lewisburg," said City Manager Tommy Engram, explaining in Greg Lowe's absence he will be making a presentation in Atlanta...
There, at the State Fair
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County residents continue to manage and win at the Tennessee State Fair as the annual celebration of agriculture and American pastimes continues through next weekend in Nashville. Samantha Reese, 15, daughter of Marty and John Reese of Reese Cattle on the Marshall County side of Petersburg, has been to the state fair every year since she was two years old because of the family business and 4-H...
Municipal statesman remembered
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg has lost a quiet and thoughtful statesman. Robert O. "Bob" Binkley died Sunday at home in his easy chair. He was 80. "It is impossible to overstate the impact he had ... over 30 years, especially in the area of industrial development," former Mayor Bob Phillips said...
Sales tax revenue growing
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County sales tax collections will be $300,000 more than what was collected last year, according to projections by the executive director of the Joint Economic and Community Development Board. It will be the third year in a row for sales growth, JECDB Executive Director Mike Wiles said Friday when reviewing state statistics. "We've shown that steady growth and it shows in month-to-month figures."...
Bulldogs squash Hornets
Coming off a 38-20 road win over Perry County the previous week, the Cornersville Bulldogs notched their second straight victory on Friday night when they defeated the Huntland Hornets 39-14 at home.
Having narrowly lost to Huntland 28-26 last year, the Bulldogs (2-1) put Friday's contest out of reach early and built a 32-7 lead in the first half. Cornersville then tacked on a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to open up a 39-7 advantage before cruising to the 25-point victory.
Rockets fall at White House
The Forrest Rockets fell 35-20 to District 10-A's White House-Heritage (WHH) Friday night as they could not overcome the emotion generated by the Patriots' first ever Homecoming at their new field, a one-sided hanky party by the game officials and a momentum changing third quarter kickoff return touchdown run by the Pats.
"We just have to do what we are supposed to do," said Forrest head coach Moos. "In some instances we did and we had success and in some instances we didn't and that is why we didn't have success when we should have or could have."
Both squads punted on their first possessions of the ballgame before the Pats went on a 65-yard scoring drive, capped off by a Devin Wright 15-yard touchdown reception from Christian Reid.
Tigers drop to 1-2 with lopsided loss at Columbia Central
Columbia Central opened up their passing game in a big way Friday night with quarterback Matthew Markham throwing for 237 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Lions past Marshall County 56-21 on homecoming night at Jim Cartwright Field.
The Lions outgained the Tigers 433-237 in total yardage in the contest as Marshall County dropped their third straight to Central.
Tigerette comeback, one for the ages
Marshall County's Emily Spence, shown here against Huntland, scored three goals and dished out an assist to help lead the Tigerettes to a dramatic 6-5 comeback victory over the Middle Tennessee Crusaders. MCHS trailed 5-1 at the break, but outscored the Crusaders 5-0 in the second half to pull out the win. Abbey Cross and Sophie Raffo also tallied two and one goal for the Tigerettes respectively, while Abbey Redferrin recorded two assists.
Lady Rockets peppered by Cascade 9-3
The Forrest Lady Rockets played one good half versus Cascade Thursday night in Chapel Hill, but a very bad second half cost them in a lopsided 9-3 loss to the Lady Champions.
The Lady Rockets came out of the gate fast with Sarah Blasingim scoring at the 38:38 mark of the first half to make it 1-0.
Lady Bulldogs whip Huntland
Amala Elder helped Cornersville pick up their first victory of the season on the pitch, as the junior striker scored a career high four goals to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 4-0 home win over the Huntland Lady Hornets on Thursday night.
Huntland had defeated the Lady Bulldogs 6-1 in their lone encounter last year, but Cornersville (1-4-1, 1-3 District) turned the tables on the Lady Hornets in Thursday's contest and built a 3-0 lead in the first half before tacking on another goal midway through the second stanza to cruise to the easy victory.
Tigers golfers take down Columbia and Shelbyville
With the District 11-A-AA tournament less than three weeks away, the Marshall County Tigers golf team began their preparation for the postseason by defeating the Columbia Central Lions and Shelbyville Golden Eagles in an 18-hole match at Graymere Country Club on Thursday after competing in the Keith Maxwell Invitational two days earlier.
Taking the four best rounds from six players, the Tigers (12-5) posted a team score of 364 to sweep the match, while Columbia was nine strokes off the pace and tallied a 373.
LMS Tigers douse Dragons' fire
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers traveled to Dickson County for their first true test of the season and came away with a huge 28-14 win to move to 4-0 on the season.
Dickson Middle School got on the scoreboard first, beginning with a long completion by Will Roberts to Jacob Murphree that put the Dragons in Tiger territory.
On the next play, Trey Wiedman took it down the right side 46 yards for a touchdown.
Barbara Louise Ashford
Barbara Louise Ashford, 65, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz. after a courageous battle with cancer. Her interests included family, gardening, fishing, knitting, cooking, and dancing, always being the life of the party. She laughed often and loved much...
Fred Trice, 98, of the Pottsville Community, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Lewisburg. Mr. Trice was born in Williamson County, and was a son of the late Wallace Millard Trice and Annie McCord Trice Cundiff. He was a lifelong farmer and served as an elder at Old Lasea Church of Christ in the Pottsville Community for 53 years...
Robert William Herbig
Robert William Herbig, 74, of Cornersville, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. A native of Richmond, Va., he was the son of the late Elizabeth Johns Berrier Herbig and William B. Herbig. A member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Pulaski, He was a professional musician from the age of 15. ...
Billy Joe Manley
Billy Joe Manley, 80, of Tullahoma, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 23, 1932, in Decatur, Ala. Surviving are daughters, Dianna Manley of Madison, Tenn. and Beverly Wells of Tullahoma; sons, Michael Manley of Madisonville and David Manley of Lewisburg; sister, Edna Bailey of Pennsylvania; brothers, Russell Manley of Dallas, Texas, Al Manley of Sewanee, and Dennis Manley of San Diego, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren...
William Robert Ervin
William Robert " Bobby" Ervin, 85, of the Anes Station Community, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. A native of Marshall County, he was the son of the late Florence Cozart Ervin and Archie Ervin. He was retired from Eaton Corporation in Shelbyville, served his country in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith...
Donald Groves Brown
Donald Groves Brown, 67, of Woodbury, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Mr. Brown was a native of Lincoln County, and son of the late Major and Florence Groves Brown. He was formerly employed with O'Reilly's and was a member of the Church of God...
Mary Allen Hill Farley
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. ...