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Stories from Friday, October 12, 2012

Bobby Louis Smartt (10/12/12)
Bobby Louis Smartt, 58, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Bob was a native of Lincoln County, but had spent the past 30-plus years in Lewisburg. He was the son of the late Robert Smartt and Mardell Smartt. Bob was the owner and general manager of WAXO 1220 AM, FM and WAXO TV in Lewisburg. ...
Walking to school (10/12/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall Elementary and Lewisburg Middle schools children walked down Tiger Boulevard on Wednesday in a police-escorted parade to start their day in conjunction with city, county and state programs. "This is a great opportunity to use your feet instead of Momma's car and to get into shape as we try to build more sidewalks," Lewisburg Mayor Barbara Woods told nearly 300 people in the parking lot at Westvue Church of Christ...
PILOT means 30 more jobs for L'burg (10/12/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer City councilmen this week approved at $300,000 PILOT program for a local company that will lead to the creation of 30 jobs in the next five years. Heavy Metal LLC, formerly Design Conveyor Systems, is expanding, and buying a $300,000 machine. They expect to add 14 jobs in the first year, and four jobs per year in the next four years after that...
October Fest has gray skies Goat Fest to have better weather (10/12/12)
From Staff Reports Gray skies gave way to sunshine over Lewisburg last weekend during Octoberfest, the Lions Club's annual event on the square that's a prequel to the city's Goats Music & More Festival in Rock Creek Park. The service club's fundraiser on the parking lot around Marshall County Courthouse included a craft fair, places for children to play and a host of other activities that help bring people back to the city's original commercial hub...
Sex offender violates probation; sent to prison (10/12/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A former Chapel Hill resident who was sentenced to five and a half years' probation less than a year ago was ordered to serve the rest of her sentence in prison after a court appearance Wednesday. Jeana Lynn Gunter, 36, of Centerville, pleaded guilty in November 2011 to one count of criminal attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means. ...
Lady Rockets one and done (10/12/12)
Forrest (5-5, 4-5) had a bounce back season under first year coach Natalie Dennis, finishing at .500 for the first time three years, but for the fourth time in five years, the Lady Rockets made a first round exit out of the District 11A/AA Soccer Tournament after being blanked 2-0 at Middle Tennessee Christian School (MTCS) Thursday night. In a battle between the fourth and fifth seeds, it was the Lady Cougars (6-4-4), who came out determined not to let the Lady Rockets loose and for much of the game, MTCS supplied the offensive pressure.
Tansil grinds it out at state tournament (10/12/12)
Forrest senior Blake Tansil represented Marshall County well at the Class A/AA State Golf Tournament in Manchester, grinding out scores of 87 and 86 at the 6,709 yard WillowBrook Golf Club. "It was a great experience, I wouldn't trade it for anything," said Tansil. "It was tough conditions, it was a learning experience, and I am happy to be here to give it a shot. All I wanted was a shot and I got it."
Back in the thick of it (10/12/12)
All three county football teams came up with huge homecoming wins Friday night to get back in the thick of the playoff chase. The up and down Forrest Rockets sit at 4-3 after Friday night's 34-6 victory over MTCS, making it the third time this season the boys from Chapel Hill have bounced backed with a win after a loss.
Tigerettes rally past Huntland (10/12/12)
The Marshall County Tigerettes (3-10-2) had to overcome some early adversity, but lived to fight another day on the pitch after defeating the ninth seeded Huntland Lady Hornets 5-3 at home on Wednesday night in the District 11-A-AA tournament play-in game. Having beaten Huntland 3-0 in their lone regular season encounter, the eighth seeded Tigerettes got off to a sluggish start in Wednesday's contest and trailed 2-0 midway through the first half.
Forrest Soccer seniors (10/12/12)