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Stories from Friday, September 14, 2012

Fisher guilty as charged (09/14/12)
A Marshall County jury deliberated for less than an hour Thursday afternoon before returning a guilty verdict in the case of Jason Fisher, 31. Fisher was found guilty of four aggravated burglaries, two felony thefts, two misdemeanors thefts, and two counts of vandalism. He will be sentenced in November...
Pallen Jordan (09/14/12)
Mrs. Pallen Jordan, 88, of the Berlin Community, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Jordan was a native of Marshall County and a daughter of the late John I. and Janie Lee Truelove Carpenter. She was a homemaker and member of the Hickory Heights Church of Christ. She worked for several years in the Trustee's office in the Courthouse. She was a volunteer at Marshall Medical Center, and a member of the Farm Bureau Women...
Able Forces to fill MMC offices, train veterans (09/14/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A non-profit organization that trains and lands jobs for wounded military veterans will open a location in second floor offices at Marshall Medical Center, according to announcements Tuesday in Lewisburg. "A contract is not signed with the medical center, but we are in agreement to move forward," said Skip Rogers, a retired Army colonel serving as executive director of Able Forces, the non-profit group represented in Rock Creek Park during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony.. ...
9/11 remembered by hundreds (09/14/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Nearly 500 people on Tuesday remembered the 9/11 terrorist attacks as area residents gathered in Rock Creek Park, where a recording of "Have You Forgotten?" was played before speakers addressed the audience. "We can never forget what happened 11 years ago today," said Wayne Coomes, a retired Marine colonel and former police chief here. A 21-gun salute was fired and taps were played for "our dearly departed," he said...
Accused burglar on trial this week (09/14/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Closing arguments were being heard in a local burglary case Thursday. Jason Fisher, 31, formerly of Woodbridge Drive, denies responsibility for the four cases of aggravated burglary he is charged with. The victims were homeowners on Woodbridge Drive, and the thefts happened almost a year ago, between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2...
Register of Deeds warns of scam (09/14/12)
Area property owners should be on the lookout for a mail solicitation that encourages them to obtain a copy of their deed in exchange for a rather large processing fee. "This has been happening all across the state," said Marshall County Register of Deeds Dorris Wayne Weaver. "We charge 15 cents per page for uncertified copies and $1 per page for certified copies," he continues...
Rockets rest while Tigers and Dawgs take on tough foes (09/14/12)
The Forrest Rockets will have the week off this Friday night after a tough loss at White House-Heritage last week, but FHS head coach Joe Moos will have the luxury of scouting the his next opponent, the Cornersville Bulldogs, who take on Mt. Pleasant in "Frog Bottom". The Bulldogs (2-1) have won two straight after a close opening season loss to Moore County, while the Tigers (2-2) from Maury County dropped out of the AP Top 10 last week after a 56-42 loss at home to Cheatham County.
Leftwich goes low, Tigers in control for Wells Cup (09/14/12)
Marshall County High School opened up an almost insurmountable gap in their quest for the coveted Gary Wells Cup, coming away with a 16-stroke win over Forrest Tuesday at Saddle Creek Golf Club in the second leg of the event. The Tigers now stand at 328 total strokes in the three-match event with Forrest in second place at 363 and Cornersville in third with a 433 score.
LMS Tigers rally past David Lipscomb (09/14/12)
After beating David Lipscomb 22-18 last year, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (5-0) got the better of the Nashville private school for the second straight time on Tuesday night, as they rallied to defeat the Mustangs 24-14 at Preston Hopkins Field on Homecoming. David Lipscomb appeared bent on avenging last season's loss at the start of the game and raced out to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Forrest Golf team continues busy week (09/14/12)
The Forrest golf squad is in the midst of their busiest week of the season, getting ready for the upcoming District 11A-AA Tournament as they played four matches in five days, including the Gary Wells Cup on Tuesday. On Wednesday at Henry Horton State Park's Buford Ellington course, FHS head coach Kyle Stacey said, "This was our best team score of the year for boys."
MCYFL Week 4 (09/14/12)
The Warriors fumbled on their first possession with Antwon Cowthorn getting the recovery for the Packers. On the next play Cowthorn went 13 yards for the TD to put the Packers up 6-0. The Warriors would cough it up again with Cowthorn coming up with another recovery and five plays later Cowthorn scored from 11 yards out. Khalil Hill added the extra point run to make it 13-0. The Packers opened up the second half with Cowthorn reeling off a 64-yard TD run to put the Packers up 19-0. The Packers stopped themselves in the fourth quarter fumbling the ball with Markese Davis getting the recovery for the Warriors.
Robert Otis Binkley (09/14/12)
Robert Otis Binkley passed through this life unexpectedly and went home to Jesus on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at his home. He had enjoyed a wonderful previous Saturday with his wife Carolyn and his daughter Beth and son-in-law Terry Campbell and dinner with his son David that evening. The previous weekend he had a great visit with his son Rob and his family in Jackson, Tenn. He loved his Lord, his wife, and his family, and cared deeply for the people of Lewisburg...
Jane Haywood Higgins (09/14/12)
Jane Haywood Higgins, 89, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Shannondale Health Care Center in Knoxville. Jane was born in Cornersville on July 13, 1923, to the late Shelby Marsh and Margaret Burgess Haywood. She attended Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville and was recruited to work in Oak Ridge during WWII. ...
Maizelle Tucker Brown (09/14/12)
Former Marshall County resident, Maizelle Tucker Brown, 85, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Applingwood Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Mars Hill Cemetery near Lynnville, Tenn. She was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Pulaski, to Benjamin and Dessa Tucker. She grew up on a farm; attended Cornersville High School and Columbia Business School. She worked for the FBI as a clerk typist and later at the National Institutes of Health...
Jimmie Chester Lemay (09/14/12)
Jimmie Chester Lemay, 79, of Lewisburg, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Born in Giles County, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Holder and Jessie Lemay. He was retired from the former Butler Brothers Furniture and Hardware store as an appliance technician with 45 years of service. He was also a member of the Church Street Church of Christ...
Joe Newt Doggett (09/14/12)
Joe Newt Doggett, 87, of Lewisburg, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center. A native of Marshall County, he was the son of the late, Sally Lou McGaugh and Buford Lee Doggett. He was retired from Inter City Products and was a member of the Columbia HAM radio club, served as president of The CB club, and was a member of the Volunteer Auxiliary Police...