Stories from Friday, January 11, 2013
Jim Bingham announces bid for mayor
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A state-licensed, professional engineer, who's serving as chairman of Lewisburg's planning commission, has announced that he's a candidate for mayor in the city's May 7 election. "It is because I love Lewisburg and its citizens that I want to contribute to its betterment," Jim Bingham said Thursday morning, having conferred several times with Mayor Barbara Woods. "With this in mind, I announce my candidacy for Mayor."...
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Two Marshall County men want to establish firing ranges on their property and their land use rezoning requests are scheduled for two county meetings this month. Curtis Denton of Spring Place Road got an instructor's permit last year so he could shoot and teach his family, friends and fellow church parishioners how to shoot safely...
Perryman sentenced for selling cocaine
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A young man who was a basketball star at Marshall County High School was sentenced to 37 months in prison for selling drugs when Circuit Court met for the first time since the holidays. Jamie A. Perryman, 21, whose latest address was Saddlewood Drive, made an open plea in two cases of selling crack cocaine to a confidential informant in September and October 2011...
Tigers finish perfect, their way
The LMS Tigers have been the dominant force in middle school basketball for five years, adding feat after remarkable feat and on Thursday night in Lewisburg, they etched another mark in the record books, finishing an undefeated regular season (13-0) their way, via a 56-19 run and gun thrashing over E. A. Cox.
"We have put a lot of work in, a lot of time, a lot of practice and the boys have played hard this year, we have played together," said LMS head coach David Lovell.
Lady Rockets defend home court
Was it revenge for last year's season ending loss, or was it the beginning of a much-needed winning streak for the Forrest Lady Rockets as they defended their home court Tuesday night, defeating Community 47-45?
"I think that was a little motivation for them tonight," said Forrest head coach Jeremy Jean. "Revenge was a lot of it, but I am hoping that they just want to play. They are starting to play with some energy, they are having fun and I am seeing some clapping and some cheering from each other, so I hope we are starting to go in the right direction, finally."
MCHS sweeps Hickman County
The Marshall County High School hoops squads took a yellow bus trip to Centerville Tuesday night and it turned out to be a good ride home as both teams came away with victories over Hickman County.
The Tigerettes won their second straight game, taking down the Lady Bulldogs 55-46 to improve to 5-3 in District 12-AA play.
Cornersville sweeps Hampshire
Both Cornersville basketball teams picked up District wins on Tuesday night, as the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Hampshire Lady Hawks 70-41 on the road before the Bulldogs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 54-45 win over the Hawks.
Having won the previous 15 meetings against Hampshire, the Lady Bulldogs (13-3, 6-0 District) held a slim 17-15 lead at the end of the first quarter, but broke the game open in the second period by putting together a 20-4 run to forge a 37-19 advantage at halftime.
Rockets squash LaVergne, fall to 8th ranked Wilson Central
Forrest 66 LaVergne 18
106 CJ Monce (Forrest) won by forfeit
113 Peyton Sisk (Forrest) won by forfeit
120 Cage Hargrove (Forrest) won by pin over Thomas Miller (Lavergne)
126 Andrew Dyer (Forrest) won by forfeit
132 Stefan Guzman (Lavergne) won by pin over Cooper McNair (Forrest)
LMS Tigers torch Tullahoma West
Despite coming off a three-week layoff, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (12-0) showed few signs of rust on Tuesday night, as they crushed the Tullahoma West Bobcats 53-16 at home.
LMS dominated the game from the opening tip and built a 33-9 lead in the first half before outscoring the Bobcats 20-7 over the final two quarters to cruise to the 37-point victory.
Rockets lose heartbreaker to Vikings
The Community Vikings sacked the Rockets 47-45 in Chapel Hill Tuesday night, dealing out the latest heartbreaker to Forrest.
The Rockets (10-8, 2-5) won all the close ballgames last year on their way to the District 9-A regular season title, but the tide has turned on the blue and white, who have been on the short end of most of the nail biters this season.
LMS Tigerettes fall to Tullahoma West
On Tuesday night, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (2-10) suffered their fourth straight narrow defeat when they dropped a 19-17 decision to the Tullahoma West Lady Bobcats at home.
LMS held a 10-9 lead early in the third quarter, but the Lady Bobcats outscored Lewisburg 10-7 the rest of the way to eke out the two-point victory.
Paul Tyree Jr.
Paul Tyree Jr., 83, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare. Mr. Tyree was a native of Marshall County, and a son of the late Paul Sr. and Georgie Davis Tyree. He was employed for several years with Borden's Milk Plant of Lewisburg, he was a contractor, and served as zoning officer for Marshall County. He was a member of Church Street Church of Christ...
Nancy Lou Polk
Nancy Lou Polk, 58, of Petersburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Polk was a native of Jefferson County, Ala., and daughter of Earl J. Beacham of Altoona, Ala., and the late Doris Barton Beacham. She was a loan officer with CB&S Bank and a member of the Baptist Church...
Lillian Myra Hastings
Lillian Myra Hastings, 79, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Hastings was a native of Petersburg, and was a daughter of the late Charlie Clayborn and Lorene Ervin Crabtree. She was retired from Cosmolab after 21 years of service, and was a member of the Hickory Heights Church of Christ...
U.G. "Shorty" Medley
U.G. "Shorty" Medley, 71, of Petersburg, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his daughter's home in Germantown. A native of Warren County, he was the son of the late Harold Medley and Minnie Foster Medley. Mr. Medley was self-employed and owned his own heating and cooling business for many years, and was an avid farmer. He was a member of BQA Producers Association of Petersburg ...
Richard Dennis Hickman
Richard Dennis Hickman, 57, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Hickman was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Ollie Smith and Ethel Estelle Seagroves Hickman. He was a member of the Church of Christ...