Stories from Friday, December 28, 2012
By Karen Hall Staff Writer It was on sale everywhere last Christmas, catching shoppers' attention both with the author's name - Stephen King - and the title, which is numbers instead of words: "11/22/63." Looking closer, you could see the front cover reproduced a newspaper with the headline, "JFK slain in Dallas, LBJ takes oath." The back cover showed a similar paper, but the headline is "JFK escapes assassination, first lady also OK!"...
Mario C. Martin, 25, of Columbia, and Brett G. Atwell, 26, of Culleoka, admitted to Marshall County Sheriff's Department Detective Capt. Bob Johnson and Detective Jimmy Oliver they committed a burglary at a home on Kenny Nelson Road between Dec. 10 and 13. Guns, electronics, and a guitar, worth a total of $4,450, were taken. Martin and Atwell were found in possession of the stolen guns, and are currently being held in Maury County Jail...
State audit shows tip of iceberg
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett says the latest audit of county finances is "boring," but parts of the 170-page report might be described as the tip of the iceberg. "Certain employees of the school department allegedly received supplemental funds," the audit states. "The state Comptroller's Division of Investigations is currently reviewing this matter and their findings, if any, will be reported in subsequent communications."...
Home for Holiday
By Susan Ragsdale Special to the Tribune A Christmas miracle happened just after Saturday's "Home for the Howlidays" event at the Lewisburg Animal Shelter. Shelter volunteers were notified that Colonel, an adopted shelter dog, was missing and his owners were upset that their beloved pup, now named Brownie, wouldn't be home for his first Christmas in a real home...
Forrest blast burns Eagleville
The Forrest Lady Rockets travelled to Eagleville on Friday after a ten-day layoff and for a while, the Chapel Hill girls looked a little rusty before a second half explosion carried them to an easy 66-32 win.
"After the first half, we played pretty good and that's the way we have to play every night," said Forrest head coach Jeremy Jean. "After that ten-day break and the emotional win over Cascade it was tough, but the girls came out in the second half and took care of business."
Bulldogs knock off Collinwood
The Cornersville Bulldogs (2-9) provided their fans with some holiday cheer last Thursday when they defeated the Collinwood Trojans 59-48 at the Community Christmas Classic.
Collinwood entered Thursday's contest with an impressive 7-2 record and had won the last seven meetings against the Bulldogs, but Cornersville stayed within striking distance of the Trojans through the first three quarters of play and trailed just 31-30 entering the fourth period.
Rockets come up big at Eagleville, bust three game skid
The defending District 9A regular season champion Forrest Rockets broke a three-game skid Friday night, coming up with a big 50-44 league win at Eagleville.
"We needed this one, we have lost some close ones lately and have been struggling a little bit," said Forrest head coach Wes Hobbs. "This game is always a rivalry game and the boys played hard. We played much better defensively tonight and to hold a good scoring team like them in the forties is what we want to do."
Tigers win thriller in Music City
The Marshall County Tigers made a return trip to the East Literature Holiday Classic and came away with a thrilling 63-59 win over West Creek High School from Clarksville.
"West Creek is a solid AAA ball team, they play out of the talented Clarksville region and have some quality wins over some good teams," said MCHS head coach Adrian Wilson. "This is a great win for the boys and our program."
Both teams came out with a ton of intensity in Thursday night's match-up with the Tigers falling behind the Coyotes 8-7 before back-to-back baskets by Cameron Bowers and Kacey Pleas edged MCHS in front.
Community sweeps Cornersville at Christmas tournament
Community played the role of Grinch against Cornersville on Friday night, as the Viqueens defeated the Lady Bulldogs 51-41 before the Vikings thrashed the Bulldogs 67-40 in the finale of the Community Christmas Classic.
Lady Bulldogs fall to Collinwood
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (9-2) had their four-game winning streak snapped on Thursday afternoon when they lost 53-43 to the Collinwood Trojanettes at the Community Christmas Classic.
Cornersville led for much of the first half, but the Trojanettes (9-1) used a late second quarter surge to take a 28-25 lead into the break. Collinwood then controlled the second half of play and opened up a 52-37 advantage late in the fourth period before claiming the 10-point victory.
Tigerettes come up short against Overton
Overton handed the Marshall County Tigerettes (3-11) their third straight loss on Friday afternoon, as the Lady Bobcats (7-6) defeated MCHS 55-43 at the East Nashville Holiday Classic.
Overton built a 27-17 lead in the first half before opening up a 44-29 advantage early in the fourth quarter en route to claiming the 12-point win.
Overton overwhelms Tigers in second half
Coming off a 63-58 victory over West Creek the previous day, the Marshall County Tigers (7-5) were unable to knock off another Class AAA foe on Friday when they lost 63-51 to the Overton Bobcats (5-8) at the East Nashville Holiday Classic.
Marshall County took the fight to the Bobcats in the first half and held a 35-29 lead at the break, but Overton regrouped after the intermission and outscored the Tigers 34-16 over the final two quarters to claim the 12-point win.
Lady Coyotes maul injured Tigerettes
The Marshall County Tigerettes came into Thursday night's opener at the East Nashville Holiday Classic shorthanded due to an injury to Morgan Moyers and things went from bad to worse when Mecia Reed and Kemesha McFall also went down.
In the meantime. the West Creek Lady Coyotes took advantage of the Tigerettes' misfortune, mauling the Lewisburg girls 68-39.
Reed was injured in the first quarter and remained hobbled the entire contest, while McFall played the first half, but did not suit up for the second half.
Laura M. Brown
We regret to inform you that Laura M. Brown, 75, departed this life on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Annie Pearl Brown. She was a devoted member of Second Avenue Church of Christ. She attended school in the Marshall County School System, and was employed by Genesco shoe plant. She is dearly loved and will be deeply missed...
Margaret Jordan Robinson
Margaret Jordan Robinson, 95, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at her daughter's residence in Springfield, Tenn. Mrs. Robinson was born in Marshall County, and was a daughter of the late Walter Lee and Cora Day Hyde Jordan. Mrs. Robinson was the oldest member of Caney Springs United Methodist Church. She was a devoted homemaker to her family...
Iva Hill Garrett
Iva Hill Garrett, 96, of Lewisburg, passed from this earthly life on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 , one month short of her 97th birthday. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Zedrick Hugh, and Ollie Mai Holt Hill. Mrs Garrett was a homemaker and co-owner of Garrett's Janitorial Services, an active member of Greater First Baptist Church for over 70 years, as well as active in many community organizations...
Charles Calvin Derting
Funeral services for Charles Calvin "Logan" Derting, 68, of Shelbyville were held Sunday, Dec. 23, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brother Josh Schwartz officiating. Burial followed in Willow Mount Cemetery. Mr. Derting passed on suddenly Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Heritage Medical Center...
Knox Bigham, 91, of Atlanta, Ga., native and long-time resident of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Brighton Gardens of Buckhead Assisted Living in Atlanta, Ga. A native of Marshall County, he was the son and only child of the late Herman Bigham and Julene Willis Bigham of the community of Yell...
Daisy M. Brannon
Daisy M. Brannon, 65, of Lewisburg, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late J.D. Henson and Birdie King Henson. Mrs. Brannon worked at Durango Boot Company, with over 30 years of service, and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Mary Virginia Turner Hazlett
Mary Virginia Turner Hazlett, 89, of Lewisburg died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Hazlett was a native of Marshall County, and the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Sarah Emealine Estes Turner. She was a homemaker and member of Lighthouse Baptist Church...
Werdna Patton Garrett
Werdna Patton Garrett, 90, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Garrett was a native of Bedford County, and daughter of the late Walter Erskin and Everett Gammill Patton. She was retired from Genesco Corporation and was a member of Church Street Church of Christ...