Stories from Friday, November 16, 2012
Town removes limit on permits for liquor stores
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer CHAPEL HILL - Aldermen decided this week to let the market decide how many liquor stores will be right for this north Marshall County town. Voters here supported a referendum 348 to 192 on Nov. 6 to permit state licensure of wine and spirits shops. Within a week, the town board made several adjustments to the ordinance on how permits would be issued...
Shots fired from truck on 7th Ave.
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Three shots were fired from a pickup truck at several people in front of a house on 7th Avenue near Franklin Road just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, police said Wednesday. Some of the boys at the house in the 600 block of 7th Avenue were in a fight Monday at Marshall County High School, Police Chief Chuck Forbis said. One of the boys was in the truck from which shots were fired...
Christmas to benefit Marshall County Red Cross
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Christmasville, the annual craft fair benefiting the American Red Cross, opens Saturday at Marshall County High School. "This is the sixth year," Red Cross Executive Director Joe Barocio said. "Most of the vendors we've had in the previous five years are coming back."...
Volunteers happy at Lewisburg Animal Shelter
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Volunteers are working six days a week at the Lewisburg Animal Shelter, and many goals for the Shelter have been accomplished. "Everything's great there," Tisha Poling told Lewisburg councilmen at their special called meeting last week...
TSSAA District Alignment for 2013-14, 2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17 School Years
TSSAA District Alignment for 2013-14, 2014-15,2015-16, 2016-17 School Years. . . . . ...
Bulldogs seeking improvement in 2012-13
After enduring some trials and tribulations during the 2011-12 basketball campaign with an extremely young lineup that featured three freshmen starters, the Cornersville Bulldogs hope those growing pains result in more victories this season under new coach Gerard Randolph.
Hindered by the loss of senior center Mike Lovett, who suffered a knee injury in the third game of the season, the Bulldogs won just two games last year while finishing last in the District 11-A standings.
Lady Bulldogs look to continue District title streak
Despite losing three starters from last year's squad, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs are looking to turn in another solid campaign on the basketball court under longtime coach Micah Landers after posting a 17-11 record last year.
After starting the 2011-12 campaign with a 6-9 record, the Lady Bulldogs won nine of their last 10 regular season games en route to capturing their fourth straight District 11-A regular season crown.
Lady Rebels nip Forrest in overtime
In an exciting season opener, the Forrest Lady Rockets came within a favorable roll on a shot by eighth grader Caitlyn Yost at the buzzer of beating Franklin in regulation, only to see it slip away four minutes later in a 46-44 overtime loss at Chapel Hill Tuesday night in a Hall of Fame match-up.
"I thought we should have won the ballgame," said Forrest head coach Jeremy Jean. "That's a game that we lost. I told them in the locker room, sometimes better teams beat you, no disrespect to them, but tonight we gave it to them."
Forrest jumped out to an early 5-0 lead on a pair of Candace Daughrity buckets and a Savannah Brothers free throw.
Franklin surges past Forrest in season opener
For a little over three quarters, Forrest gave Franklin everything they had until a 20-7 fourth quarter Rebel charge did in the Rockets, who fell 60-44 on opening night in Chapel Hill.
"I think we had to come out against a team like Franklin and not make any mistakes," said Forrest head coach Wes Hobbs. "You had to play almost a perfect game and when we got behind some and had to foul, they made all their free throws."
Lady Bulldogs fend off Fayetteville
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs opened the 2012-13 basketball campaign with a win, as they went on the road and defeated the Fayetteville Lady Tigers 44-38 on Tuesday night.
Cornersville got off to a slow start and trailed 22-18 at the break. The Lady Bulldogs, however, regrouped at halftime and outscored Fayetteville 19-6 in the third quarter to seize a 37-28 lead before eventually claiming the six-point victory.
Bulldogs fall to Fayetteville
The Cornersville Bulldogs had a tough time of it in their season opener on Tuesday night, as they lost 61-41 on the road to an athletic Fayetteville Tiger squad.
Fayetteville came flying out of the gates and built a 19-8 lead in the first quarter before opening up a 30-15 advantage late in the second period.
Cornersville outscored the Tigers 7-1 over the final 1:32 of the first half with the help of a Zack Smith trey, a layup by Hayden McMahon, and a Jacob Reeves offensive put back to narrow the gap to 31-22 at the break.
Patsy Whaley, 59, of the Farmington Community of Marshall County, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Mrs. Whaley was born in Marshall County. She was a homemaker, a former nurse, and a former employee of Lewisburg Printing Corporation of Lewisburg. Mrs. Whaley was a member of Farmington United Methodist Church...
James Michael McMillian
James Michael "Mike" McMillian, 62, a resident of South Berlin Road in Lewisburg, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at his residence. Mike was born in Cleveland, Miss., and was the son of the late Howard Powell and Catherine Clemons McMillian. He and his brother Wayne started McMillian Brothers Floor Covering business in Lewisburg in 1975, being in business for over 30 years together. Besides his business, Mike loved his family and children...
Nicky B. Foster
Nicky B. Foster, 69, of the Catalpa Community, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. Mr. Foster was a Marshall County native, and son of the late Lonnie D. and Willie Eudera Wakefield Foster. He was retired from International Comfort Products and was a member of the Catalpa Church of Christ...