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Stories from Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dress code changed, school maintenance advocated by board (10/17/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Large logos on students' coats are OK now in Marshall County schools since the board of education decided Monday to change the system's dress code. Students wearing jackets, hoodies and other kinds of coats bearing big logos could wear such garments starting Tuesday. Logos larger than two inches were previously prohibited by the code...
Grand champion named (10/17/12)
From Staff Reports Rock Creek Park was packed with goats, music and more Friday and Saturday when the 10th annual festival brought smiles to young and old. Those smiles were broader Saturday because Friday's weather put a damper on crowd turnout, according to vendors and service clubs trying to raise funds...
Early voting starts today (10/17/12)
From Staff Reports Early voting in Tennessee starts today. Voters are to elect a president, congressmen and state lawmakers. Meanwhile, Chapel Hill voters are deciding whether they want liquor stores in their north Marshall County town of 1,500 people...
CRIME REPORTS (10/17/12)
Thefts and vandalism reported On Oct. 9, an employee of Ace Bayou reported to police two vending machines, worth a total of $4,000, had been broken into. There were no signs of forced entry, and the factory's alarm system did not go off. Between 7:30 a.m. ...
Rockets soar over Huntland (10/17/12)
The Forrest Rockets took care of business in Franklin County Friday night, soaring over Huntland 42-20 to complete their first back-to-back win of the season and solidify post-season positioning. Forrest head coach Joe Moos said, "It felt really good to win two games in a row. I was getting nervous for a while, because of the win one and then lose one game. I really feel good about where the team is right now. The kids have worked really hard and have gotten better week after week."
Tigers squander early lead, fall to Panthers (10/17/12)
The Marshall County Tigers' playoff chances dimmed quite a bit Friday night in foggy, misty and soggy Hohenwald, losing 33-28 to Lewis County after squandering a 20-7 first quarter lead. MCHS head coach Aaron Pitts said about his squad's dimming playoff hopes, "That was something I wish we would have taken care of tonight, we didn't, now are backs are against the wall and we have to keep on fighting to do what we can do to win these last two games."
Columbia Academy outlasts Cornersville (10/17/12)
The Cornersville Bulldogs missed a chance to strengthen their playoff resume on Friday, as they suffered an agonizing 56-46 loss to Region 6-A rival Columbia Academy at home on Senior Night after squandering a 19-point second quarter lead. Having lost the last two meetings against CA, the Bulldogs (3-5, 2-3 Region) appeared to be in control of Friday's contest early on and held a 33-14 lead midway through the second quarter.
McMahon named Channel 4 Player of the Week (10/17/12)
After helping the Cornersville Bulldogs defeat the Wayne County Wildcats 21-18 on Oct. 5, CHS senior quarterback Hayden McMahon was recognized for his exploits on the gridiron last Thursday when Nashville's WSMV Channel 4 News named him the Purity Dairy Farm Families Player of the Week. McMahon completed 19-of-33 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns against Wayne County before beating Ensworth's Corn Elder, Mt. Juliet's Contrez McCathern, and Lawrence County's Marquis Lockridge in an online poll on WSMV's Touchdown Friday website to earn the station's Player of the Week Award.
Robert Orville Wright (10/17/12)
Robert Orville "Cobb" Wright, 76, of Unionville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Heritage Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1937, in Chapel Hill, to the late John Henry and Mattie Adelaide Chrisman Wright. He was a retired truck driver for Heil Quaker of Lewisburg...