Stories from Friday, December 7, 2012
Happy Holiday Greetings
From Staff Reports A holiday lights show - including a cosmic Christmas tree - was launched Monday night on Lewisburg's public square, where the east side of Marshall County's courthouse serves as the backdrop for the display. Several members of Marshall County Chamber of Commerce saw the first show after the Chamber's annual Christmas dinner. Some children didn't want to leave the square that night, preferring to see the show again and again...
City waits for big refund on LES bill
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A big refund is coming to the City of Lewisburg because the city has been overcharged for streetlights since 2007, but councilmen and the mayor immediately disagreed about what the refund should be spent on. At a special called meeting Wednesday, City Manager Tommy Engram gave councilmen copies of a letter from Richard Turner, general manager of Lewisburg Electric System...
Vocational education, teacher licensure are linked by lawmakers
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer State Sen. Jim Tracy and recently-elected Rep. Billy Spivey agree with Marshall County school leaders that career and technical education should be emphasized more. Monday night, Schools Director Jackie Abernathy led a wide-ranging discussion with Marshall County's delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly. Written questions came from principals and administrators...
Old Connelly school to be a Dream Center
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer An Arizona megachurch pastor's work has inspired ministers in Lewisburg to start converting the old Connelly school into an interdenominational ministry for underprivileged children and hungry people. Pastor Shaun Grant of First Assembly of God and Joel Hutson, youth pastor at First Assembly, became aware of dream centers organized by Pastor Tommy Barnett in Phoenix, Ariz. Barnett is a "huge figure" in the Assembly of God, Grant said...
Couple starts serving sentences this week
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A young Lewisburg couple started serving jail sentences this week after being sentenced in Circuit Court. Katherine "Katie" Baker, 24, made an open plea to multiple indictments earlier this fall, and had a sentencing hearing Wednesday,...
Haslam wants Farm Bureau to say how to grow economy
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Such an economic development plan should be practical, actionable and affordable, the governor said. If farmers deliver such a plan, then the Haslam Administration will be their partner in making those ideas become a reality, he said...
Policy to prohibit fast foods in schools
From Staff Reports Marshall County's school board on Monday will consider adjusting policies to abide by federal regulations regarding school lunchroom operations and bullying, according to the board's policy committee chairman. One of the adjustments will, in effect, say that "Grandma can't bring Krystals in for her grandson to eat in the school," board member Barbara Kennedy explained Tuesday night when she also noted a loophole in the federal regulation...
Overtime win sends FMS to World Tournament final
The FMS Lady Rockets are one climb away from completing their trek to reach the top of world after a thrilling 32-29 overtime win over Middle Tennessee Christian School (MTCS) Thursday night in Chapel Hill in the semifinals of the Duck River Valley Conference Tournament.
The seventh seeded Lady Rockets (6-10) quest to reach the summit has now included wins over the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in Cascade and MTCS, respectively.
Tigers pummel Panthers
The Marshall County Tigers went off Tuesday night, turning in an incredible, high-flying first quarter that put away Lewis County in just eight minutes in a huge 64-27 blowout win in Lewisburg.
The Tigers scored the game's first 17 points and continued the pummeling in a once in a season or even a couple of seasons 34-4 first period pounding.
LMS Tigers flatten Fayetteville
On Monday night, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (7-0) once again ran amok on the basketball court, as they crushed Fayetteville Middle School 65-23 on the road to remain undefeated.
After defeating FMS 59-21 in their last encounter on Nov. 15, the Tigers turned in another dominant performance in Monday's contest and built a 31-12 lead in the first half before outscoring Fayetteville 34-11 over the final two quarters to roll to the 42-point victory.
Raiderettes roll past Lady Bulldogs
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (5-1) suffered their first setback of the season on Tuesday night when they were defeated 49-32 at home by a rugged Moore County Raiderette squad.
Aided by a dominant first quarter performance, Moore County (4-3) built a 24-16 lead in the first half before opening up a 46-22 advantage midway through the fourth period en route to claiming their third straight win over CHS.
Moore County staves off Bulldogs
Despite making a spirited fourth quarter rally, the Cornersville Bulldogs (0-6) came up short against Moore County on Tuesday night, as they dropped a 60-55 decision to the Raiders at home.
Moore County (3-4) led by double digits for much of the contest and held a 30-19 lead at halftime before opening up a 48-33 advantage late in the third quarter.
Last second basket lifts Fayetteville over LMS Tigerettes
After losing to Whitthorne 36-34 four days earlier, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (1-6) were dealt another heartbreaking defeat on Monday night when they were beaten 26-25 on the road by Fayetteville Middle School in overtime.
Having lost to Fayetteville 34-18 in their previous encounter on Nov. 15, the Tigerettes trailed 14-3 at halftime of Monday's contest, but outscored FMS 18-7 over the next two quarters to send the game into overtime tied at 21-21.
Tigerettes fall to Lewis County
The Marshall County Tigerettes dug themselves a deep hole early in the game before attempting a second half comeback that fell short in a 57-43 loss to Lewis County Tuesday night at Dottie Kelso Memorial Gymnasium in Lewisburg.
"Give the girls some credit, we dug down deep and realized we could play with them in the second half," said MCHS head coach David Junkins. "But that first half was ugly basketball. With about four minutes left to go in the first quarter it was 2-0 and then all of a sudden the wheels came off for us defensively."
An Allison Hargrove bucket opened up the scoring in the ballgame and Michala Hopkins ended the first quarter with a basket for MCHS.
Forrest Wrestling Update
Forrest 54; Warren County 30
106 CJ Monce (Forr) won by forfeit
113 Alex Jordan (Forr) won by forfeit
120 Christian Lopez (WC) won by pin over Cage Hargrove (Forr)
126 Ray Bishop (WC) won by pin over Payton Sisk (Forr)
132 Cooper McNair (Forr) won by pin over Devin Plesant (WC)
138 Bailey Briest (WC) won by pin over Clay Watson (Forr)
145 Ivan Wentzel (Forr) won by pin Jordan Banner (WC)
152 Joshua Stevens (WC) won by forfeit
160 Jerry Jordan (Forr) won by pin over Anthony Hamlet (WC)
Alice Lily Johns Odum
Alice Lily Johns Odum, 90, of Lewisburg passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Mrs. Odum was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Feb. 26, 1922, to Lillian Dagmar Lindquist and Albert Jahns Sr. She married Clyde Donnell Odum Jr. of Commerce, Tenn., in 1943. At different times in her life, she resided in Old Hickory, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, and Kinston, N.C. She was a member of Marshall County Art Guild, Unity Church in Brentwood, and Spirited Divas Red Hat Society...
Allen Rufus Holder, Jr.
Allen Rufus Holder Jr., 75, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Holder was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Allen Rufus Sr. and Pearl Ramsey Holder. He was the owner of Holder'Äôs Body Shop for 40 years and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ...
Juanita Estes, 87, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at NHC-Lewisburg. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Birdie Allen and Paskel Bennett, and the wife of the late James Estes. She was retired from Cosmolab Cosmetics , was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church...
Marriage licenses Jenaro Guerrero Aguilar and Leona Lee Conner Danko; Timothy James Alwardt and Kimberly Annette Reese; Brandon Lee Hall and Axina Janette Herrera; Steven Lee Jett and Lucinda Booth; Joseph Randall Peters and Tiffany Elaine Stanley. Business listings...
Parades warm hearts, make people merry, good natured
Parades are a lot of fun. Chapel Hill and Lewisburg had Christmas parades last weekend. They must have had fun in Chapel Hill because the town administrator had to ask people who rode four-wheelers in the parade to pick them up at Forrest School instead of riding them back through town. Boys can't wait to drive...