Stories from Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Chamber members enjoy annual dinner
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Members of Marshall County Chamber of Commerce met Monday for their annual dinner, filling the conference room at the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association building on North Ellington Parkway. The Chamber is the initial point of contact for many people visiting Marshall County for the first time, whether in person or on the internet. ...
Caroler's sing in season
Tribune photo by Clint Confehr The Tigressions, a special choral group comprised of singers from the Marshall County High School Chorus, sing under the direction of Elise Dumser on Lewisburg's public square. The girls are, from left, Mekell Sain, Meribeth Brannon, Lexy White, and Shelbi McClure, and the boys are, from left, Chance Shrum, Caleb Cashion, Erik Mar0tin and Austin Poarch. Please see Friday's edition of the Marshall County Tribune for Christmas parade pictures...
Locals tell Congress to avoid fiscal cliff
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Area residents who campaigned for President Obama's re-election have regrouped to motivate senators and congressmen to avoid the fiscal cliff and "End the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy," they said last weekend. Advocating "Fairness and progress from Congress," nearly a dozen people gathered Saturday morning at Shoney's restaurant on North Ellington Parkway to coordinate phone calls and a letter-writing campaign to Sens. ...
Logan Reynolds leaves a legacy of love in county
Marshall County lost an Oak Grove Elementary School student on Sunday. Logan Reynolds, 7, was a Cub Scout, a Baptist, and an inspiration to area residents for his brave battle with cancer. He was the newest and youngest honorary firefighter at Lewisburg Fire Department. He was a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital whose brain cancer prompted benefit programs and fundraisers...
Raiderettes edge Lady Rockets in 9A clash
What a way to start the District 9A slate.
The Forrest Lady Rockets laid it all on the line Friday night versus the defending league champion Moore County Raiderettes, coming within a whisker of an upset before falling 45-42.
Although Forrest trailed the entire ballgame, except for two times early in the fourth quarter when they tied the game, they had several other opportunities to tie or go-ahead, but could not capitalize.
Lady Bulldogs sweep Fayetteville
On Friday night, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs kept their record unblemished by defeating the Fayetteville Lady Tigers 49-39 in their home opener to improve to 5-0 on the season.
Having defeated Fayetteville 44-38 in their previous encounter on Nov. 13, the Lady Bulldogs held a 27-19 lead at the break before opening up a 35-22 advantage midway through the third quarter.
FMS Lady Rockets oust Cascade from World Tournament
The FMS Lady Rockets ended the regular season with 34-28 win over Cascade on Thursday night behind a strong effort by Kyleah Hengesbach and Brynn Colvin, who combined for 19 points.
The seventh-seeded Lady Rockets came back for Monday night's opening round of the Duck River Valley Conference Tournament with the same fire as head coach Rhea Webb's squad made it two in a row over the orange and black, ousting the second-seeded Lady Champions 32-19.
Rockets claim district opener
In a spirited District 9A opener Friday night in Chapel Hill, the Forrest Rockets (6-3) outlasted Moore County 52-48.
"We knew coming in that they were a much-improved team from last year, coach King does a great job getting them ready to play every night," said Forrest head coach Wes Hobbs. "We'll take a win. Any time you can get a win in this crazy district, we'll take it for sure."
MCHS wins 2 at East Hickman
The Marshall County Tigerettes (2-5, 2-0) notched their second straight victory on Friday night when they defeated the East Hickman Lady Eagles 46-19 on the road.
In the nightcap, the Tigers (2-2, 1-1) bounced back from a disappointing loss against Giles County three days earlier by defeating the Eagles 53-39.
Having won the three previous meetings against East Hickman (1-5, 0-1), the Tigerettes took control of Friday's contest early and jumped out to a 14-5 lead in the first quarter.
LMS Tigers tear apart Whitthorne
After passing a couple of tough tests earlier in the week, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (6-0) aced another exam on Thursday night when they hammered Whitthorne Middle School 65-19 in Columbia.
Aided by a dominant first quarter performance, the Tigers buried Whitthorne early and built a commanding 37-9 lead in the first half. Lewisburg then stretched their lead to 65-13 at the end of the third quarter before coasting to the 46-point victory.
Fayetteville nips Bulldogs
The Cornersville Bulldogs gave it their all on Friday night, but saw victory elude them once again, as they suffered a gut wrenching 48-47 loss to the Fayetteville Tigers in their home opener.
Fayetteville (4-3) had defeated CHS 61-41 in their previous encounter on Nov. 13, but the Bulldogs (0-5) put up a much tougher fight this time around and held a 47-45 lead in the waning moments of the fourth quarter.
Forrest Wrestling Update
Forrest 66-Saint Andrew's Sewanee 18 106 CJ Monce (FHS) by forfeit 113 Tommy Oliver (SAS) pin Alex Jordan (FHS) 120 Cage Hargrove (FHS) pin Alex William (SAS) 126 Myles Kincaid (SAS) pin Payton Sisk (FHS) 132 Cooper McNair (FHS) pin Garrison Thompson (SAS)...
FMS Rockets go down fighting
The FMS Rockets' season ended with a 38-24 loss in Monday night's opening round of the Duck River Valley Conference Tournament in Chapel Hill versus second-seeded Eagleville, but not without a good fight.
"The season was about what we expected, especially with all the injuries at the beginning," said FMS head coach Randy Toombs. "The one thing that has really hurt this program a lot is practice time. We haven't really had a consistent practice time and it is not their fault. It more goes on line of the whole program overall. The girls have been pretty solid in their practice, but we haven't. But not a bad year and I will sit down with them and let them know what they need to do to excel at the next level and I am the next level."
Whitthorne clips Tigerettes
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes suffered their fifth straight loss on Thursday night when they dropped a hard fought 36-34 decision to Whitthorne Middle School in Columbia.
After taking a 16-11 lead into the halftime, the Tigerettes (1-5) held a 25-23 lead early in the fourth quarter. Lewisburg, however, was unable to hold off Whitthorne down the stretch, as WMS used a 12-5 run to seize a 35-30 lead with 1:00 left before holding on for the two-point victory.
Logan Xavier Reynolds
Logan Xavier Reynolds, 7, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at his residence after an extended illness. Logan was the son of Michael (Anita) Reynolds and Stefanie Sharp Reynolds of Lewisburg. He was a student at Oak Grove Elementary School, a member of the Wolf Cub Scout Pack 465, and was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in the Verona Community...
Larry Lee Newsom
Larry Lee Newsom, 71, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Marshall Medical Center. A native of Helena, Ark., he was the son of the late Ruth Estell Smith Newsom and Gordia Chester Newsom. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was employed as an insurance representative for many years...
Bert Edgar Smith III
Bert Edgar Smith III, 69, of Church Hill, Tenn., went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg. Bert was born in Kingsport and was a resident of Church Hill for over 50 years before moving to Lewisburg to live and work with his eldest son. ...
Glenda Frost Lamb
Glenda Frost Lamb, 74, of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her home in Chapel Hill. Mrs. Lamb was born in Williamson County, and was a daughter of the late Clyde and Sarah Hayes Frost. She was a homemaker and retired from Lellyett and Rogers Company of Nashville where she worked as a secretary. Mrs. Lamb was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church...
Michael Kevin Hood
Michael Kevin Hood, 51, of the Spring Place Community, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Hood was a native of Williamson County, and son of the late Van Hood and Mary Catherine Deason Hayes of the Spring Place Community. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Vicki Dunnivant of the Spring Place Community...
Thomas Jackson Crumley
Thomas "Tommy" Jackson Crumley, 79, of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. Mr. Crumley was born in Giles County, and was a son of the late Charles Allen and Ola-Mae Walls Crumley. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Tommy was a retired television repairman and was the former owner and operator of Tommy's TV Repair...
Patricia Ann Ervin Bishop,
Patricia Ann Ervin Bishop, 62, of the Mooresville Community passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at her residence. A native of Maury County, she was the daughter of the late Herman Ervin and Lula Mae Collins Ervin. She was a homemaker and a member of Mooresville Baptist Church...