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Stories from Friday, November 9, 2012

Tennessee, Nissan to cooperate on worker education (11/09/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A convicted murderer was sentenced to life plus 15 years in Circuit Court this week, almost five months after his trial. A jury found Phillip Burgess, 34, of Lewisburg, guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and aggravated assault after a two-and-a-half day trial in June...
Burgess sentenced to life and more (11/09/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A convicted murderer was sentenced to life plus 15 years in Circuit Court this week, almost five months after his trial. A jury found Phillip Burgess, 34, of Lewisburg, guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and aggravated assault after a two-and-a-half day trial in June...
Honorary firefighter braver than most (11/09/12)
From Staff REports Lewisburg Fire Department has a new honorary firefighter. He's Logan Reynolds. Recently, he visited the main fire hall with his Cub Scout pack. While there, he caught the attention of Capt. Steve Anderson and Firefighter Cody Street. They saw that Logan shows more bravery, honor and courage than any firefighter. He's facing a terminal illness at age seven...
Kurtz Stiteler, witness to history during the Cuban Missile Crisis (11/09/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg resident Kurtz Stiteler, 76, was at Gitmo during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962 and, like other veterans recalling their military service, he speaks softly and without much bravado. "Yeah," Stiteler said Thursday. "I was there."...
LMS Tigers trounce Generals (11/09/12)
Having won the TMSAA Class AA Middle Tennessee Sectional tournament three out of the last four years, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigers appear to have reloaded once again after going on the road and crushing Big South Conference rival Spring Hill 51-25 in their season opener on Monday night. The Tigers took command of the game early and built a 27-8 lead in the first half before opening up a 50-15 cushion at the end of the third quarter en route to claiming the 26-point victory.
LMS Tigerettes surge past Spring Hill (11/09/12)
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes got off to a promising start to the 2012-13 basketball campaign by going on the road and defeating the Spring Hill Lady Generals 40-17 on Monday night. After trailing much of the first half, the Tigerettes used a late run in the second quarter to take a 14-12 lead into the break.
Lady Rockets stun Liberty (11/09/12)
The FMS Lady Rockets snapped a three-game losing streak Monday night at Liberty, pulling off an exhilarating 36-34 comeback win to avenge a 27-22 opening season loss to the Lady Patriots. "That was great," said FMS head coach Rhea Webb. "It was really great to see the girls get down and then see them come back together and pull out the win."
Liberty routs FMS Rockets (11/09/12)
After losing big to undefeated Cascade on Thursday night in Wartrace, the FMS Rockets suffered their second straight lopsided road loss 58-22 at Liberty on Monday. Forrest started quickly versus the Patriots and held a 6-3 lead after a Jacob Jones basket with just over two minutes to play in the first quarter. It was all Liberty from that point on as the Patriots outscored the visiting Rockets 9-1 for the remainder of the period to lead 12-7 after the first six minutes of hardwood action.
FMS Rockets bounce Westwood (11/09/12)
The Forrest Middle School Rockets bounced back from a pair of tough lopsided road losses with a big 36-28 win over their namesakes from Westwood Tuesday night in Chapel Hill. FHS head coach Wes Hobbs, who teamed up with former FHS coach Davy McClaran in the coaching box in the absence of Randy Toombs, said about the coaching duo, "Coach Toombs went up to be with his daughter, her husband is being deployed to serve our country and we were happy to fill in and we enjoyed it. It was fun working together with coach Mac and I think the boys had fun too."
Hawkins too tough for Lady Rockets (11/09/12)
Westwood seventh-grader Kursten Hawkins may be the class of the Duck River Valley Conference this season and she put on a show Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, pouring in 27 points to lead Manchester over FMS 45-29. "It's tough stopping one player that is very good," said FMS head coach Rhea Webb. "I thought we gave it a good run, but we had some mental breakdowns and had some trips that hurt us. It seems that when we get tired our mental mistakes take over, and we have to get over that."
Bobcats blast CMS Bulldogs (11/09/12)
The Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs (0-5) are still searching for their first win of the season after suffering a lopsided 43-5 loss to the Bridgeforth Bobcats in Pulaski. Cornersville had put up a tough fight in the previous meeting between the two teams on Oct. 23 before eventually falling 35-27 to the Bobcats.
Bridgeforth doubles up CMS Lady Bulldogs (11/09/12)
After crushing Elkton 52-14 the previous evening, the Cornersville Middle School Lady Bulldogs (3-4) had their modest two-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday night when they dropped a 40-20 decision to an undefeated Bridgeforth Lady Bobcat squad in Pulaski. Having defeated CMS 46-17 in their previous encounter on Oct. 23, the Lady Bobcats (4-0) took control of Tuesday's contest in the first half and held a 23-10 lead at the break before outscoring Cornersville 17-10 over the final two quarters to claim the 20-point victory.
MCYFL Week 10 (11/09/12)
MCYFL ended their regular season on a Tuesday night with two games in the Pee Wee division. The Eagles struck first with Demari Braden scoring on a 4 yard TD run. D'Corian Jameson added the extra point run and the Eagles led 7-0. The Packers answered back quickly with Antwon Cowthorn breaking free for a 62 yard TD run to make 7-6. In the 2nd quarter Braden put the Eagles on the scoreboard again with a 5 yard TD run. Jameson again added the extra point run and the Eagles went into halftime with a 14-6.
Willetta Elaine Thurman McClain (11/09/12)
Willetta Elaine Thurman McClain, 58, of Nashville, departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Sadie Flippin of Columbia; father, Howard Flippin; and brother, Stanley Thurman of Los Angeles, Calif. She is survived by her devoted husband, Donnie McClain; daughter, Brandi McClain; son, Donovan (Erica) McClain of Huntsville, Ala.; two beautiful grandchildren, Elise and Donovan (DJ) Jr. ...
Samuel D. Dukes (11/09/12)
Samuel D. Dukes, 50, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Marshall Medical Center after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ueal Lee Dukes Sr. and Christeen Hall Dukes; brother, Ueal Lee Jr.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Williams and Rev. and Mrs. William Dukes; niece, Andrea Hall; nephew, Triston Summers; and uncles, Freeman and Flournoy Dukes...
Louise Stocstill (11/09/12)
Louise Stocstill, 85, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare. Mrs. Stocstill was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late James Vernon and Hettie Mae Carter Wilson. She was a homemaker and member of the First Church of the Nazarene...