Stories from Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A 41-year-old man from Henderson, Tenn., was taken to Vanderbilt by helicopter after suffering a seizure in Lewisburg about 4 a.m. Dec. 15, according to the report by Lewisburg Police Officer Amanda Binkley. Before the seizure started, the victim told Binkley he was assaulted in a bar on the Marshall-Giles county line, and then knocked unconscious in the parking lot of the bar. ...
Haslam awards recycling grant
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County is receiving one of 18 state grants announced last week to further recycling of paper, plastic and metal. "This is what we were hoping to have happen," Solid Waste Director Morgan Thomas said Monday of a self-sustaining program that's moving to Lewisburg's Industrial Park...
Schools here not immune to nightmare of Sandy Hook
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer In the wake of another mass murder at a public school - this time at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - officials here are reviewing their preparedness keeping in mind something that happened in Giles County 17 years ago...
Slow down for Santa
By Karen Hall Staff Writer One of Santa's helpers was directing traffic on Franklin Pike, outside Oak Grove Elementary School, on Friday afternoon. Drivers waved and children stared at the man with the Santa hat, white beard, and long white hair. "One child watched me as long as he could," said Harvey Holton, 65, of Lewisburg. "It made me feel 300 percent happy. It's been fun to see their faces."...
Bulldogs upend Culleoka
After experiencing several near misses earlier in the season, the Cornersville Bulldogs (1-8, 1-2 District) picked up their first win under new coach Gerard Randolph on Friday night when they defeated the Culleoka Warriors 48-43 on the road.
The two teams battled to a 22-22 tie in the first half before Cornersville surged out to a 35-28 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Rockets sweep home dual meet
The Forrest Rockets' wrestling team continued their hot streak Thursday night in Chapel Hill, improving to 13-4 on the season after sweeping LaVergne and Lawrence County in a Dual Meet.
"We are off to a good start, but it is a long season and we must stay healthy and keep improving each day," said Forrest head coach Kyle Stacey. "I feel like we have a pretty good chance of sending 3 or 4 to state, but it's hard to say this early in the season."
Tigers pounce on Fairview for fifth straight win
The Marshall County Tigers stepped off the bus at Fairview with a hot hand and never let up, easily winning their fifth consecutive District 12-AA contest 67-50.
"I am very pleased with our performance tonight, the boys came out and took control early and didn't look back," said MCHS head coach Adrian Wilson. "We have lots of room for improvement, but the will and determination these young men have is already in place."
Tigerettes win important league contest at Fairview
The Marshall County Tigerettes travelled to Fairview Friday night, needing a win after losing three consecutive district tilts in a row and they got it in convincing fashion, scoring a 52-38 victory.
MCHS controlled the game midway through the first period and never let up, holding off a couple of comeback attempts by the Lady Yellow Jackets.
Lady Bulldogs outgun Culleoka
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs defeated District 11-A foe Culleoka for the 20th straight time on Friday night when they thumped the Lady Warriors 70-47 on the road.
Cornersville (8-1, 3-0 District) steadily pulled away from Culleoka and built a 35-26 lead in the first half before outscoring the Lady Warriors 35-21 over the final two quarters to cruise to their third consecutive win.
Tigers tail off late against Riverdale
Riverdale snapped the Marshall County Tigers' five game winning streak on Saturday when the Warriors rallied to defeat MCHS 59-47 in Murfreesboro.
After trailing by as many as 11 points in the first quarter, the Tigers (6-3) held a 31-30 lead at halftime before opening up a 43-40 advantage at the end of the third period despite losing senior shooting guard Kevin Peterson to an ankle injury late in the stanza.
CMS Lady Bulldogs pummel Elkton
The Cornersville Middle School Lady Bulldogs (6-7) defeated Elkton for the third time this season when they hammered the Lady Elks 47-12 on Thursday night in their home finale.
After winning the last two meetings by an average of 29.5 points, the Lady Bulldogs once again had little trouble disposing of Elkton and built a 26-6 lead in the first half before outscoring the Lady Elks 21-6 over the final two quarters to roll to the 35-point victory.
Elks ambush CMS Bulldogs
On Thursday night, the Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs were dealt their fifth straight loss when they were defeated 39-19 by the Elkton Elks in their home finale.
Although CMS had already lost to Elkton twice this season, the Bulldogs (1-10) nearly defeated the Elks in their first meeting this year on Oct. 29 before eventually suffering a heartbreaking 41-39 overtime in the first round of the Cornersville Athletic Club Booster tournament.
Elliott Cade Wright
Elliott Cade Wright, infant son of Lauren Cruse and Cody Wright, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Lori Upton of Lewisburg and Timothy (Sandy) Cruse of Madison, Ala.; paternal grandparents, Timmy and Donna Wright of Lewisburg; uncles, Brock and Heath Cruse of Lewisburg; aunt, Jessica Hope Wright of Lewisburg; and great-grandparents, Jim and June Harris of Alabama, and Larry Gross of Lewisburg.. ...
Theresa Irene Hardison
Theresa Irene Hardison, 67, the Berlin Community, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hardison was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Winford (Tex) and Mai Irene Jett Smith. She was retired from Cosmolab and was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ...
Walter Lee Brown
Walter Lee Brown, 64, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Alvin C. York Medical Center. A native of Lewisburg, he was the son of the late Walter L. Brown Sr. and Frieda Hart Lane Thornton, and his stepfather, James "Chick" Thornton. A member of the Church of Christ, he was a retired disabled veteran who had served in the Air Force...