Stories from Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Police, friends shop for Christmas gifts
From Staff Reports Lewisburg Police officers' Cops for Kids Christmas program broke a record Saturday by shopping with 60 percent more youngsters than last year. There were about 100 children who were beneficiaries of the Cops for Kids program last year, volunteer Joyce Lee said Monday. This year, because of fundraisers and contributions, there were about 160 youngsters on the shopping trip...
Election tie broken in C'ville
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Cornersville woman lost her chance to serve as one of the town's five aldermen last week as the result of a vote by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to break a tie in last month's election. Incumbent Melisa Peters and challenger Suzanne Boatright were tied with 145 votes each...
Hope lights the Square
From Staff Reports Hope lights the Square, a Christmas event presented Saturday by Marshall County's American Cancer Society Relay for Life chapter, has been deemed a success. "We accomplished our goal," 2013 Relay For Life Event Chair Kathi Calahan said. "Our goal was to circle the square with Luminary bags and it was accomplished...
Raiderettes edge FMS for World Tournament title
In front of a jammed packed house in Chapel Hill Saturday night, the FMS Lady Rockets' magical post-season run ended with a second place finish after a thrilling 35-30 overtime loss to the top-seeded Moore County Raiderettes (15-2) in the 51st Annual World Tournament title game.
"This team has already beaten us once," said Moore County head coach Brooke Lindsay. "I knew it was going to be down to the wire, I knew their press was going to give us trouble, but we won somehow."
Rockets grapple to third-place finish
The Forrest Rockets grapplers are off to a great start, improving to 9-2 on the season after a third-place finish at the 2012 Summit Public/Private Duals Tournament.
Forrest was in a pool with Page, Briarcrest Christian, Hume-Fogg, and Creek Wood and the Rockets defeated every school in their pool except the Memphis based Briarcrest Christian School.
The Rockets placed second in their pool and went on to wrestle the second place school from the other pool, which was the host Summit Spartans.
Rockets lose close one at Huntland
The Forrest Rockets travelled to Huntland Friday night and led for much of the first half and into the third quarter before the Hornets took control in a 70-67 win.
"I told the guys after the game, I wouldn't trade them for anybody," said Forrest head coach Wes Hobbs. "They played hard until the end and that shows a lot about them as a team."
Huntland's Seth Satterfield scored 20 of his game high 27 points in the second half, including four out of his five three-pointers in the contest.
Lady Hornets' early sting stymies Forrest
The Forrest Lady Rockets fell to 3-8 on the season and winless in league play as they lost their second consecutive District 9-A contest on Friday at Huntland 57-53.
Lady Hornet low post standout Alexis Smith muscled in 28 points as Huntland won their first district game of the season, staving off a late Forrest charge to move to 5-3 overall and 1-2 in league play.
Columbia Academy clips Bulldogs
On Friday night, the Cornersville Bulldogs suffered their third straight close loss when they were defeated 51-44 at home by Columbia Academy in their District 11-A opener.
Having won the last seven meetings against CHS, Columbia Academy (6-1, 2-0 District) built a 24-18 lead in the first half, prior to opening up a 39-26 advantage early in the fourth quarter.
CA then had to withstand a late rally attempt by the Bulldogs (0-7, 0-1 District) that saw Cornersville slice the deficit to three points in the final minute of play before escaping with the seven-point victory.
Lady Bulldogs blowout Columbia Academy
After winning the last four District 11-A regular season titles, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs began defense of their conference crown by crushing Columbia Academy 48-13 at home on Friday night in their league opener.
The Lady Bulldogs (6-1, 1-0 District) dominated the contest from start to finish and built a 28-6 lead in the first half before outscoring CA 20-6 over the final two quarters to roll to the 35-point victory.
MCHS splits with Summit
Coming off a blowout win over Lewis County earlier in the week, the Marshall County Tigers (4-2, 3-1 District) reeled off their third straight victory on Friday night by defeating the Summit Spartans 49-45 on the road.
The Tigerettes (2-7, 2-2 District), conversely, suffered their second straight loss earlier in the evening when they dropped a 52-48 decision to the Lady Spartans.
Thomas "Tom" Edward Wiser
Thomas "Tom" Edward Wiser, 69, of Cornersville, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at St. Thomas Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1943, to the late Eugene and Ophelia Wells Wiser. Mr. Wiser was a machinist teacher at Lincoln County High School and was a member of Stateline Methodist Church. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Richardson Wiser, and son, Dane Wiser...
Berkley Gordon Watson Jr.
Berkley Gordon Watson Jr., 87, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Williamson Medical Center. Mr. Watson was a native of Maury County, and son of the late Berkley Gordon Sr. and Brownie Louise Hardison Watson. He served his country in the U.S. Marines, participating in action against the enemy at Saipan and Tinian Islands, Okinawa, Ryukyu Island, and in the occupation of Japan...
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. He was a member of the St. James Primitive Baptist Church...
Gladys M. Adkins
Gladys M. Adkins, 86, of Cornersville, formerly of Tampa, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Adkins was a native of Easton, Pa., and daughter of the late Warren L. and Beatrice V. Skidmore Hess. She was a homemaker and member of Cornersville First Baptist Church and an active member of the Amazing Grace Sunday School Class...