Stories from Friday, September 28, 2012
Public comments sought on landfill expansion plan
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County commissioners have scheduled a public hearing next month to get area residents' comments on whether Waste Management's plan to expand Cedar Ridge Landfill meets state standards. The 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 hearing precedes county commissioners' monthly meeting in the Courthouse Annex where they're to vote on whether the 177-acre expansion plan complies with criteria listed in the Jackson Law...
World School Milk Day
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer CHAPEL HILL - Nearly 700 students, teachers, administrators and farmers on Wednesday celebrated World School Milk Day with an assembly including a cow-milking contest on stage. Chapel Hill Elementary School assistant principal Dawn Kirby was declared the winner over principal Dean Delk. At the end of the timed milking contest, he conceded there was more milk in her bucket...
Stormwater report discussed here
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A public hearing was held, as required, by Lewisburg's stormwater department in the City Hall Wednesday, but no members of the public attended. The hearing was to review the annual report of the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), covering the year from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012...
Civil War Trail plaques to be unveiled Monday
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Two Civil War Trail plaques posted in Marshall County will be dedicated in separate ceremonies Monday morning. The first ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. on the north lawn of the Courthouse in Lewisburg. The second is to begin at 11 a.m. in Cornersville's public park...
League battles the rest of the way
he Tennessee Scholastic Sports Athletic Association (TSSAA) released their initial playoff matrix earlier in the week as the prep football season enters the second half of the season that begins the downward run towards the playoffs.
All three county squads are finished with their non-league schedules, embarking on a stretch of five consecutive district match-ups to end the regular season.
Tigers just a few swings away from region title
The Marshall County Tigers played some inspired golf Monday at the District 11A/AA Tournament at Henry Horton State Park, coming within just two shots of dethroning defending champion Cascade.
"We are disappointed that we didn't win," said MCHS head coach Brent Johns. "But, we are excited about the opportunity to play for a region championship on Monday."
Lady Rockets tame Marshall County 4-1
The Forrest Lady Rockets picked up a big 4-1 District 11A/AA win at home Tuesday night over intra-county rival Marshall County, marking the first time since 2007 that FHS had defeated the Tigerettes.
Marshall County had held a 3-0-3 mark versus Forrest in that four-year period.
South Giles doubles up Bulldogs
The Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs (3-3) had their two-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday night when they suffered a 36-18 loss to the South Giles Eagles at Sam Davis Park in Pulaski.
Having defeated CMS 40-6 earlier in the season, South Giles used a barrage of big plays to build a 30-6 lead in the first half of Thursday's contest before eventually claiming the 18-point victory.
Cascade cruises past Lady Bulldogs
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (2-7-1, 1-5 District) soccer team ran into a buzz saw on Monday afternoon, as they suffered a 10-1 road loss to a veteran Cascade Lady Champion squad that boasts 10 seniors on their roster.
After Cascade jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Julie Jones and Karly Grissom, the Lady Bulldogs trimmed the deficit to 2-1 in the 12th minute when junior striker Amala Elder out ran a Lady Champion defender to a long downfield pass by Kaleigh Welch and laced a 15-yard shot into the right hand corner of the net.
Knox twirls state Yo-Yo title
Forrest High School sophomore Jeffrey Knox turned a serious illness into a dream come true when he recently captured the 2012 Tennessee State Yo-Yo championship at Opry Mills Mall in Nashville.
"It's pretty awesome, I didn't think I was going to win," said Knox. "It was a shock when they called my name for being number one."
MCYFL Week 6
The Tigers defense got a 4 and out to start the game and their offense responded quickly with Javarria Rucker going 50 yards for the TD. Christian Stacey then found Rucker in the endzone for the 2 pt. conversion pass and an 8-0 lead. Stacey then came up with the onside kick recovery to keep the Tigers offense on the field but a fumble 5 plays later recovered by Caden Dunn put the Cowboys on offense. Three plays later Javion Brown broke free up the middle for a 51 yard TD run to cut into the lead 8-6.
Thomas Turner Bass
Thomas Turner "Tom" Bass, 81, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Bass was a native of Hickman County, the son of the late Illa Mae Bates and Hubert Bass. He was formerly employed by TVA, and was a retired bus driver with the Marshall County schools for 30 years. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Farmington Church of Christ. He was also a member of the VFW Post 5109...