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Stories from Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Red house down (09/19/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A two-story red brick building that stood for decades on First Avenue North was taken down within four hours Thursday. Overgrown with kudzu, the red house had been a school and a dwelling, but had been a target of Lewisburg codes enforcement officers since fall 2009, or earlier...
NAACP secretary reacts to Abernathy's decision (09/19/12)
From staff reports The secretary of the Marshall County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People objects to reassignment of a black administrator in the school system to a teaching job. Schools Director Jackie Abernathy's statements on "redistribution of minorities paint a pretty picture, but do not tell the real truth of what the director has done to the morale and integrity of minorities ... employed by the system," branch secretary Rochelle Alexander says...
Man serves time in error (09/19/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Tennessee's Criminal Appeals Court has dismissed charges against a Lewisburg man incarcerated on a contempt charge in connection with his failure to pay child support. "It's time I can't get back," said Adrian Bennielle Hill, who spent nearly six months in jail. "It's not a win for me. It's a win for anybody who might find themselves in this situation...
CRIME REPORTS (09/19/12)
Arrested on bench warrants for auto burglary, theft, vandalism, and fraudulent use of a credit card Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with theft of property and resisting stop-halt-frisk-arrest Served with three summons for passing worthless checks...
Man found guilty in four burglaries (09/19/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer 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...
Bobcats too tough for Tigers (09/19/12)
The Giles County Bobcats showed why they are the top-ranked team in Class 4-A Friday night, pummeling the Marshall County Tigers 45-14 in front of a packed house at Sam Davis Park in Pulaski. MCHS (1-3) scored on their first drive of the ballgame before Giles County (5-0) put up 39 unanswered points to run away with the win.
Mt. Pleasant outguns Bulldogs (09/19/12)
The Cornersville Bulldogs (2-2, 1-1 District) had their modest two-game winning streak snapped on Friday night, as they suffered a 53-21 loss to a brash and athletic Mt. Pleasant Tiger squad at home. Aided by a pair of early CHS turnovers, Mt. Pleasant (3-2, 2-0 District) scored touchdowns on three of their first four possessions to jump out to a 21-0 lead late in the first quarter.
Lady Bulldogs rout Culleoka (09/19/12)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (2-5-1) recorded their most lopsided victory on the pitch in seven years on Friday afternoon when they crushed the Culleoka Lady Warriors 10-0 at home. Cornersville buried the Lady Warriors (0-7) early and forged a 5-0 lead in the first half before scoring five more goals over the final 40 minutes to coast to their second win of the season.
Page rolls past Tigerettes (09/19/12)
On Thursday, the Marshall County Tigerettes (2-5-1, 1-3-1 District) suffered their second straight loss on the pitch when they fell 8-0 to a deep and talented Page Lady Patriot squad at home. Having won the last seven District 11-A-AA titles, the Lady Patriots held a 2-0 lead late in the first half before scoring four goals in a span of 10 minutes to take a 6-0 advantage into the break. Page (4-4-1, 4-0 District) then found the back of the net two more times in the second half to cruise to their second straight victory.
CMS Bulldogs win shootout against Huntland (09/19/12)
Cornersville Middle School's Kolbe McMahon was a one-man wrecking crew on Thursday night, as the dual threat quarterback racked up 528 all-purpose yards and accounted for seven touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 56-36 victory over the Huntland Hornets at home. Having lost to Huntland 14-12 three weeks earlier, Cornersville (3-2) saw their offense fire on all cylinders in Thursday's contest and built a 36-24 lead in the first half before outscoring the Hornets 20-12 over the final two quarters to claim their second straight victory.
Tiger golfers defeat Forrest and Giles County (09/19/12)
The Marshall County Tigers golf team ran their record to 16-5 on the season by defeating the Forrest Rockets and Giles County Bobcats in an 18-hole match at Henry Horton State Park on Thursday afternoon. Playing their second 18-hole match of the season, the Tigers shaved 34 strokes off of their previous score and shot 330 as a team after taking the four best rounds from five players. Giles County placed second in the match with a score of 343, while Forrest tallied a 359.
Untimely turnovers sink FMS Rockets (09/19/12)
The Forrest Middle School Rockets lost at home 30-18 to Liberty Thursday night to fall to 2-4 on the season. The Rockets played a solid first half, leading 18-14 with less than 30 seconds remaining in the first half, before a coaching blunder led to an untimely turnover that resulted in a Liberty touchdown.
Edward Curtis Birdsong (09/19/12)
Edward Curtis Birdsong, 68, died at his home in Lewisburg on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. He was born in Giles County on July 18, 1944. Mr. Birdsong served in the National Guard and retired from the City of Lewisburg. His parents were the late Henry Thomas and Annie Ruth Curtis Birdsong,...
Janice Allen Lowe (09/19/12)
Janice Allen Lowe, 55, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at her residence. Janice was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Bobby Wayne Allen and Nora Hargrove Rogers of Lewisburg. She was a nurse and member of the Lewisburg First Baptist Church...
Robert Edgar "Ed" Wilburn (09/19/12)
Robert Edgar "Ed" Wilburn, 87, of Cornersville, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare. Mr. Wilburn was a native of Giles County, and son of the late James Jasper and Willie Mae Woodard Wilburn. He was an auto mechanic and member of the Ostella Church of Christ...
Pallen Jordan (09/19/12)
Pallen Jordan, 88, of the Berlin Community, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Jordan was a native of Marshall County, and 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 was a member of the Farm Bureau Women...
Hugh Chaffin (09/19/12)
Hugh Chaffin, 87, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare. Mr. Chaffin was a native of Jackson County, Tenn., and son of the late D.B. and Ova Loftis Chaffin. He was the manager of Darwin's Department Store in Lewisburg for several years. He was also employed with Walker Tool & Die and Butler Brothers Hardware. He was a member of the Church of Christ...