Stories from Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Memorial Service for Col. Jerry Cashion
Col. Jerry Cashion Memorial Service We lost a great friend on Nov. 2, 2012. His funeral was held in Pennsylvania, with his inurnment planned for Jan. 29 at Arlington Cemetery. Jerry attended elementary school in Lewisburg and graduated from Cornersville High School in 1981. He was in the US Army for 27 years, achieving the rank of Colonel...
Imperial breaks ground in Commerce Park
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Ground was broken with golden shovels Monday in the I-65 Commerce Park to mark the start of contruction of Lewisburg's newest industrial building. More than 50 people gathered at noon on the windswept hillside that will be transformed into a factory for Imperial Food Service and Red Cloud Food Service...
Beer next year OK'd at Horton State Park
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Table service at the Henry Horton State Park restaurant will include beer next year, according to the food and beverage director for Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Beer and wine are already served at other Tennessee parks, and Marshall County's Beer Board on Monday authorized the state park at Chapel Hill to offer beer at its group lodge for conferences...
Local unemployment rate up
From Staff Reports Nearly 11 percent of Marshall County's 12,280 workforce was without a job during October, according to state figures released last week. The county's October 10.9 percent unemployment rate is two tenths of a percent higher than its 10.7 percent unemployment rate in September...
Arrested and charged with driving under the influence Andrea C. Parrish, 27, Milltown Road. Bond: $3,500; court date: Jan. 7. Additional charge: child neglect. Parrish's husband, Nolan F. Parrish, 28, Milltown Road, who was also in the car, was charged with public intoxication and child neglect. ...
Whaley signs with MTSU
From an early age, MCHS senior standout Austyn Whaley was a head turner on the softball diamond, displaying tremendous athletic ability and a game time savvy that she eventually used to become a nationally recognized player.
Recently, Whaley was rewarded for her outstanding work ethic and prowess on the field, signing a Letter of Intent to play at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) next season.
The 2012-2013 Forrest Rocket Wrestling Team
Forrest 2012-2013 Wrestling Team
Weight Class Forrest
106 CJ Monce
113 Payton Sisk, Alex Jordan
120 Cage Hargrove
126 Nick Tahmassebi, Cooper McNair
138 Clay Watson
145 Ivan Wentzel
152 Bryan Clanton
160 Jerry Jordan
170 Jamie Boyce, Dontay Baugh, Lorne Adams
182 Tyler McClendon, Zach McCoy
195 Keith Hatten, Cody Pigg, Hank Eddins
220 Spenser McGuiggan
285 Nick McGuiggan, Tyler Hart
Rockets sweep academies in Thanksgiving Classic
The Forrest Rockets swept their holiday plate clean, beating Nashville's LEAD Academy 55-31 on Wednesday and coming back on Saturday with a 66-48 win over Smyrna's Gabriel Christian Academy at the Forrest Thanksgiving Tournament.
"They (LEAD) were very athletic, they definitely pressed us some, which is good," said Forrest head coach Wes Hobbs. "They were real aggressive guarding, especially the perimeter and that's always fun and that's why we schedule some of these teams to pressure us and make us work."
Stewart County outlasts Tigerettes
Coming off a 49-44 overtime loss to Eagleville the previous day, the Marshall County Tigerettes (0-5) suffered another gut wrenching defeat on Saturday afternoon when they were beaten 37-32 by the Stewart County Lady Rebels in overtime at the Forrest Thanksgiving Tournament.
After taking a 19-18 lead in into the break, the Tigerettes held a 27-24 advantage at the end of the third quarter.
Marshall County, however, was unable to close the deal during crunch time, as the Lady Rebels (3-1) tied the game at 31-31 at the end regulation before outscoring MCHS 6-1 in overtime to escape with the five-point victory.
Lady Eagles clip Tigerettes in OT
After leading for much of the game, the Marshall County Tigerettes fell 49-44 in overtime to Eagleville in Wednesday's opening round of the Forrest Thanksgiving Tournament.
Lady Rockets fall to Creek Wood
The Forrest Lady Rockets (1-5) put a scare into an undefeated Creek Wood team on Friday afternoon, but were unable to keep pace with the Lady Red Hawks for all four quarters, as the defending District 11-AA champs defeated FHS 67-55 at the Forrest Thanksgiving Tournament.
Aided by some red hot outside shooting, Forrest built a 36-32 lead in the first half and held a 44-43 advantage midway through the third quarter.
Club gives grapplers early start
The Marshall County Wrestling Club (MCWC), founded by Nashville native Chris Posey, opened last year in Chapel Hill and found instant success, amassing 97 total team wins, 41 total team pins and 38 total team medals in 2011.
Three club members (Seth McCoy, Dominick Thompson, and Wes McCoy) won medals at the Tennessee State Tournament and two others (Dominick Thompson and Willy Salsman) garnered medals in the Spring AAU National Championship Tournament.
Billy Pigg Foster
Billy Pigg Foster, 80, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Nov, 24, 2012, in Centennial Medical Center. Mr. Foster was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Roscoe and Irene Pigg Foster. He was retired from International Comfort Products and was a member of the Presbyterian Church...
Emmett Eugene Martin
Emmett Eugene Martin, 83, of Holly Grove Road, Lewisburg, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Marshall Medical Center. A native of Giles County, Mr. Martin was the son of the late William Martin and Beatrice Pillow Martin. A member of the Tennessee National Guard, he was employed at ICP (Heil-Quaker Corp.) for 42 years, and was a charter member of Parkview Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for over 30 years...
Betty Ruth Tankersley
Betty Ruth Tankersley, 81, of Knoxville, formerly of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Tennova Hospice in Knoxville. Mrs. Tankersley was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Howard and Elise Johnson Rambo. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ...
Charles Eugene Woodard
Charles Eugene Woodard, 64, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Woodard was a native of Giles County, and son of the late George and Ruby Russell Woodard. He was employed with International Comfort Products for several years and retired from Goggin Warehousing in Shelbyville...
Todd Eddie Berry
Todd Eddie Berry, 58, of Columbia, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at his residence on Derryberry Farms Road. He was the son of Betty Berry and the late Floyd Berry, and was a former employee of Teledyne EMS Manufacturing for 31 years. Survivors include his mother, Betty Berry of Columbia; his loving wife, Cathy Berry of Columbia; one daughter, Angie (John) Williams of Lewisburg; and four grandchildren, Courtney and Jacob Neill, John Williams II, and Justin Williams ...
Helen Irene Jett
Helen Irene Jett, 69, of Belfast, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Jett was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Cecil Payton and Myrtle Irene Dalton Fuller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin Jett, in 2011; sister, Hazel Poarch; two brothers, Palmer Fuller and Ralph Fuller; and one great-grandchild...