Stories from Friday, December 21, 2012
Police Chief concerned if teachers are armed
By Chuck Forbis Lewisburg Police Chief We have all been shocked by the recent event at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Perhaps many of us remember simpler times when our greatest concerns regarding violence in our children's school was whether they would become involved in a fight on the playground or at the football game. ...
Property rights defended against TDOT traffic island
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer BELFAST - Residents here agree on at least one thing. The Tennessee Department of Transportation shouldn't take property when installing traffic islands. Construction of concrete traffic islands here came this fall under an experimental program to control motorists' speed and direction. However, residents say it's wrong if TDOT built them on property owned by Peggy Orr Mason of Murfreesboro...
Security breach seen, jailer fired
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A Marshall County Jail corrections officer has been dismissed after being seen on security video that showed her giving an inmate a paper bag that she and the inmate say contained food and books, officials said Wednesday...
From Staff Reports Factory managers, school administrators, businessmen and women toured Marshall County's Spot Lowe Technology Center last week in a continuing effort to match training with what employers need from new hires. "They come to see what we have," Technology Center Director Lyn Stacey said of visitors from businesses small and large, including Industrial Steel & Supply, Marshall Medical Center, Teledyne, ABECO Die Casting, CKNA, hair salons and retail stores...
Lady Bulldogs double up Mt. Pleasant
With Christmas fast approaching, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs stuffed some coal in the stocking of another District 11-A opponent on Tuesday night when they hammered the Mt. Pleasant Lady Tigers 58-29 on the road to remain undefeated in conference play.
Mt. Pleasant (2-8, 2-2 District) had played CHS tough on their home court each of the last two seasons and actually held a 10-9 lead early in the second quarter.
Falcons fly past Tigerettes
The Lewisburg Tigerettes are a gritty group of players and they displayed their determination once again Monday night in Lewisburg, fighting from behind the entire game before finally succumbing 65-54 to Lincoln County.
The Lady Falcons were buoyed by a stellar performance from point guard Cortney Story, who poured in a game-high 25 points with one trey and a solid 6-7 performance from the free throw line.
Forrest splits in Manchester, moves to 14-5 on season
Forrest vs Coffee County Wrestling
Forrest 48 Coffee County 34
132 Cooper McNair (Forrest) won by forfeit
138 Craig McDonough (Coffee County) won by tech fall over Clay Watson (Forrest)
145 Zach Lusk (Coffee County ) won by tech fall over Ivan Wentzel (Forrest)
152 Phillip Brown (Coffee County ) won by forfeit
160 Jerry Jordan (Forrest) won by pin over Andrew McCormick (Coffee County )
LMS Tigers trample E.O. Coffman
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (11-0) knocked out another challenger on Monday night when they pummeled E.O. Coffman 41-19 at home to complete the season sweep of the Panthers (11-4).
Having defeated E.O. Coffman 34-21 in their previous encounter on Nov. 27, the Tigers staggered the Panthers early in Monday's contest with a flurry of fast break baskets and surged out to a 25-9 lead in the first half.
LMS continued to pull away in the second half and opened up a 37-13 advantage early in the fourth quarter before coasting to the 22-point victory.
Tigers stall in second half, fall to Falcons
The Marshall County Tigers, playing without senior Kevin Peterson, looked like they would not miss a beat without their injured leading scorer, holding an eight-point halftime lead versus Lincoln County until the Falcons came back for a 64-54 win Monday night in Lewisburg.
"Although we had a lead and control early on, our foul trouble limited us on how aggressive we could be in the second half," said MCHS head coach Adrian Wilson. "We want to play hard and smart and we played hard but did not play smart. Being out of position defensively caused us to get silly fouls and late in the game our shot selection was suspect. We have to take the best shot available and we didn't do that."
Lady Panthers defeat LMS Tigerettes in double overtime
On Monday night, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (2-9) were dealt a gut wrenching defeat when they were beaten 34-25 at home by the E.O. Coffman Lady Panthers in double overtime.
E.O. Coffman had drubbed LMS 39-16 in their last encounter on Nov. 27, but the Tigerettes appeared they would get the better of the Lady Panthers in Monday's contest and held a 20-13 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Lewisburg, however, was unable to hold off E.O. Coffman down the stretch, as the Lady Panthers used a 9-2 run to send the game into overtime tied at 22-22.
Mt. Pleasant pulls away from Bulldogs
Mt. Pleasant (8-0,4-0 District) simply had too much firepower for the Cornersville Bulldogs (1-9, 1-3 District) on Tuesday night, as CHS lost 78-52 to the unbeaten Tigers on the road.
Having won the last three District 11-A tournament titles, Mt. Pleasant showed why they are one of the favorite to claim another conference crown in the first half of Tuesday's contest and built a 40-21 lead through the first two quarters of play.
Vollie Vinson Neill
Vollie Vinson Neill, 95, of the Wheel Community, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mr. Neill was a native of Bedford County, and son of the late Robert Jefferson and Fannie Perryman Neill. He was retired from Inter-City Products and was a member of the Shiloh Methodist Church...
Elmo Baker, 65, of Belfast, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Baker was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late James Rollin and Hazel Maw Jones Baker. He was a retired carpenter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Wayne Baker; stepson, Donald Bailey; sister, Irma Frances Mechell; and brother, Bobby Neal Baker...