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Stories from Friday, September 21, 2012

Done deal? (09/21/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County planning commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted against rezoning Waste Management property so the company might expand Cedar Ridge Landfill. The planners' recommendation is to be considered by county commissioners Monday in the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square. Some close observers predict approval of the company's request to expand the landfill...
'Westhills was flooded,' Abernathy said to board (09/21/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Descriptions of rain water leaking through school roofs on Monday may have seemed overly dramatic Monday night during the Marshall County school board meeting. However, stained walls bore silent testimony Tuesday as students, teachers and a principal pointed to where water was dripping through the ceiling and threatening electronic equipment...
Change to ordinance could attract restaurants (09/21/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Lewisburg councilman opposes changing an ordinance regulating where establishments serving liquor by the drink may be located, even though this may prevent a quality restaurant from coming to the downtown area. At a special-called meeting earlier this month, City Manager Tommy Engram proposed changes to the municipal code, reducing the required distance from 500 feet to 50 feet between a restaurant serving alcohol and a church...
Roof repair recommended (09/21/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's school maintenance crew should repair the roofs they can with resources they've got now and look to county commissioners for more money in next year's budget. That's the recommendation from the school board's maintenance committee. The panel met Tuesday at the central office where discussion showed roofs over Westhills Elementary and Lewisburg Middle School would be repaired first...
Bulldogs hope to end Rocket run (09/21/12)
Forrest (2-2) has won 11 consecutive skirmishes in the intra-county Battle of the North and South series versus Cornersville (2-2) and former Bulldog assistant coach Joe Moos is hoping to make it an even dozen for the Rockets when the two squads meet Friday night at "The Rock" in Chapel Hill with game time set for 7 p.m. The Bulldogs last win in the series came via a 13-7 win in 1996 at Cornersville, as touchdown runs by Chad Warren and Jamie Holt were enough to offset a single TD run by Rocket running back Josh Floyd.
Tigers claim first Gary Wells Cup (09/21/12)
The Marshall County Tigers made sure the initial Gary Wells Cup would be in Lewisburg for at least one year as they ran away with title by having a big day on Tuesday at the Buford Ellington Golf Course inside Henry Horton State Park. Wells said after the match, "I am real proud and it is a great honor to present the cup to my alma mater and the high school where I have been for so long. Nothing against the other schools of course, because this is a county thing and it is good competition for all three schools."
LMS Tigers hammer Spring Hill (09/21/12)
A battle of unbeatens turned out to be a total mismatch, as the Lewisburg Middle School Tigers crushed Big South Conference rival Spring Hill 52-26 at home on Tuesday night to avenge a 14-6 loss to the Generals last year. The Tigers (6-0, 3-0 Conference) buried Spring Hill with an avalanche of first half touchdowns and held a staggering 52-0 lead at the break before coasting to the 26-point victory.
MCYFL Week 5 (09/21/12)
The Eagles opened up the game with a 60-yard touchdown run by Demari Braden. The extra-point run failed, but the Eagles led 6-0. Elijah Wentzel would recover a Warriors fumble and two plays later D'Corian Jameson ran in a 42-yard touchdown to make it 12-0. The Warriors got on the scoreboard on their next possession with Markese Davis scoring on a 38-yard touchdown run to make it 12-6. The Eagles increased their lead to 18-6 on a 6-yard touchdown run by Braden right before halftime.
MGA ends season with a bang (09/21/12)
The Saddle Creek Men's Golf Association wrapped up their season slate with a bang Sunday, hosting a three-man, three-club, one best ball tournament. Ten teams participated in the wild and wacky event, and in the end, the team of Bill Marsh, Ryan Johnson and Glenn Hardison captured first place, shooting an 11-under par round of 61 on the 6,283-yard tract.
Jane Maxwell Edge (09/21/12)
Jane Maxwell Edge, 89, of Chapel Hill, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Edge was born in Williamson County and was a daughter of the late Powell Perkins and Nannie Mae Orr Maxwell. She was a graduate of George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville and for over 30 years taught in Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico. ...
Derk Kendall Newton (09/21/12)
Derk Kendall Newton, 56, of Dickson, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Derk was a native of Ravenna, Ohio. He was a diesel mechanic for the Neely-Coble Company in Nashville. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joey Casamento...