Stories from Friday, October 19, 2012
Tennessee Environmental Council teaches CHES class at state park
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer CHAPEL HILL - Volunteers last week taught students from the elementary school about aquatic life, how to test water quality and other lessons about nature during a field trip to Henry Horton State Park. "Bugs are used to tell us what water quality we have and we have pretty good water quality," said Mike Cain, Tennessee Environmental Council volunteer who's also a graduate student studying biology at Middle Tennessee State University...
Propane leak prompts evacuation
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Nearly 200 people were evacuated and 600 motorists were detoured Tuesday morning in Lewisburg because of propane leaking from a hose valve at an AmeriGas tank along the south side of CSX railroad tracks accessed from Spring Place Road...
Jehovah's Witnesses to build church just off bypass
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A local church, now in temporary quarters, will soon have a new home just off North Ellington Parkway. Local developer Chuck Coble appeared before Lewisburg's Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday, seeking approval for his plat to extend War Eagle Drive to a two-acre site, where he will sell the land to the Jehovah's Witnesses for a new church...
Marshall County to borrow $1.1 million
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County commissioners are poised ready to borrow up to $1.1 million. A resolution for that is recommended by the county's Budget Committee led by Commissioner Barry Spivey who's set to introduce the resolution during the commissioners' 6 p.m. meeting on Monday...
Now is the time to win
It's Fall Break for Marshall County students, but not for the football players as they tee it up for a pair of crucial Friday night match-ups in the next to the last week of the regular season.
Starting in Chapel Hill, Week 10 pits Forrest versus archrival Cascade at "The Rock" in a ballgame that should be a good one as the 8th ranked Champions look to break a two-game losing streak against the Rockets.
FMS swept away in season openers
Basketball season is here, opening Monday night in Chapel Hill with the FMS squads hosting Liberty, who came away with a sweep.
The FMS girls, under first-year coach Rhea Webb played the Lady Patriots almost even for three quarters, but a third quarter lapse led to a 27-22 defeat.
Discovery Gymnastics back in action
The Columbia based Discovery Gymnastics compulsory teams have kicked off their 2012 competitive season with gymnasts competing at Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5 compulsory teams.
These girls are a very dedicated group and spend several hours every week and all year long practicing.
The Level 3 team gymnasts by age are Ainsley Howard (6), Brooklyn Hanson (7), Mackenzie Whitmire (7), Victoria Kirscht (8), Emma Barberi (9), Kiley Nutt (10), Mary Elise Lynch (10), and Cadi Webster (11).
Hollingsworth golf tournament helps with college
In May of 1991, Jonathan D. Hollingsworth was tragically killed playing the sport he loved, baseball.
For the past 21 years, his father Danny has perpetuated his memory by hosting a golf tournament, where the proceeds go to the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Scholarship Award that is presented to a Marshall County High School baseball player to help with college tuition.
Robert Ellis Liggett
Robert Ellis Liggett, age 87 of Smyrna, Tenn., passed away at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Born in Birmingham, Ala., he lived most of his life in Lewisburg and Smyrna. He was the son of the late Ernest C. Liggett and Ethel Ellis Liggett. He was a factory worker. In addition to his parents, his wife Marvolyn Ann Liggett preceded him in death in 2011...