Stories from Friday, October 26, 2012
Willy Wonka Jr
By Karen Hall Staff Writer The future of Marshall County can be found on the square in Lewisburg this weekend and next, specifically at the Dixie Theatre. Thirty talented children, from 8 to 15 years old, are putting on "Willy Wonka Jr." and it will delight both young and old...
Vice Lords face federal prosecution
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Franklin man charged with selling cocaine in Lewisburg has been turned over to federal authorities for prosecution. Torreon Mortirez "Tory" Otey, 23, was indicted Sept. 19 by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on charges of distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute it...
Sheriff asking to purchase new bulletproof vests
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County sheriff's deputies, detectives and other officers are in-line to get new bulletproof vests as the county's Law Enforcement Committee is endorsing the sheriff's request to buy the protective garments...
Time running out to vote early
Voters in Marshall County continue to show their support for the flexibility and convenience of early voting. Through the first seven days of the early voting period, 2,962 of voters have cast their ballots, compared to 2,825 votes cast during the same period in 2008...
A Granny Divided
Virginia McCollum is pictured above. Grandson to her left is #15 Wade McNutt a senior at Lexington High School, Lexington, Alabama. Great-Grandson to her right is #45 Wyatt Earp a senior at Lauderdale County High School, Rogersville, Alabama. Virginia is the daughter of Othella Endsley, Lewisburg who turns 100 next May the month these two graduate with the classes of 2013.
Wade and Wyatt will be going head to head in their last regular season game at Lauderdale County, November 2nd.
Down to the nitty-gritty
The final week of the prep football season promises some high drama with all three county gridiron squads in playoff contention, beginning with the Forrest Rockets, who punched their ticket into the post-season, thanks to their three-game winning streak that began in Week 8.
The Rockets solidified their playoff position with a dramatic 33-27 overtime win last week versus Cascade at "The Rock" in Chapel Hill.
Hungry FMS hoops squads sweep Moore County
Forrest basketball hosted their annual chili supper fundraiser on Monday and the hunger inducing smells must have made the FMS squads hungry too as they garnered their first wins of the year in a sweep over Moore County.
The girls' game was a typical Forrest versus Moore County hardwood skirmish that went the distance.
Defense versus the ability to handle the ball ruled the game as the two squads combined for 25 first half turnovers.
"It was a good win and I think we made it over the hump and can go forward from here," said FMS girls' head coach Rhea Webb. "I think they are coming together and beginning to work more as a team and relying on each other."
Bobcats fend off CMS Bulldogs
After winning only two games last season, the Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs showed some promising signs on Tuesday night in defeat, as they dropped a hard fought 35-27 decision at home to a perennially strong Bridgeforth Bobcat team to open the 2012-13 basketball campaign.
Having lost 53-5 on their home court last year to Bridgeforth, the Bulldogs put up a much tougher fight in Tuesday's contest and held a 16-14 lead at halftime.
The Bobcats, however, hit another gear in the second half and put together a 20-5 run to seize a 34-21 advantage early in the fourth quarter before eventually taking home the eight-point victory.
CMS Lady Bulldogs fall to Bridgeforth
The Cornersville Middle School Lady Bulldogs basketball team went through a trial by fire in their season opener on Tuesday night, as they lost 46-19 at home to an athletic Bridgeforth Lady Bobcat squad.
MCHS bowlers split with Lawrence County
The Marshall County Tigers bowling team improved their record to 2-0 on the young season by defeating the Lawrence County Wildcats 21-6 at Fun Time Bowling in Lewisburg on Wednesday afternoon.
With only one starter returning from last year's squad, the Tigerettes fell to 0-2 on the season after dropping a 23-4 decision to the Lady Wildcats in the girls match.
Rec Center walking bridge named in Jones' honor
On Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, Lewisburg and Marshall County lost one of its great native sons and beloved golfer, Jeff Jones.
Jones was an ambassador of golf in our community and spent endless hours at the Recreation Center practicing, playing, and in fellowship, with the many patrons that play at the Ewell Butler Golf Course.
MCYFL Week 8
Marquay Allen recovered a Warriors fumble on their first possession and Antwon Cowthorn put the Packers on the scoreboard on the next play going 42 yards for the TD. Khalil Hill added the extra point run to make it 7-0. The Warriors took a 10 play drive down to the Packers 34 yardline before turning it over on downs and the score would remain 7-0 at halftime. Camren Hazel then opened up the 2nd half for the Warriors covering up a Packers fumble and on the next play Marcus O'Neal put the Warriors on the scoreboard with a 14 yard TD. Markese Davis added the extra point run and the game was tied at 7-7.
Milan N. Kukula
Milan N. Kukula, 78, of Lewisburg, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Marshall Medical Center. A native of Timmons, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Maria Bosela and John Kukula. He served his country in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. He was a retired employee of Dole Refrigeration, having worked in shipping and receiving, and was a member of Saint John's Catholic Church in Lewisburg...