Stories from Wednesday, January 16, 2013
L'burg city manager resigns
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Lewisburg's City Manager Tommy Engram hand delivered a resignation letter to Mayor Barbara Woods at her home Friday afternoon. "I really don't know what happened," said Woods during a telephone interview Monday, while she was vacationing in Florida. "I wish I knew."...
Brytni Y. Davis, 21, L & N Avenue, was extradited back to Marshall County from Tyler, Texas, on 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force warrants for sale and delivery of crack cocaine. Bond: $60,000; court date: Feb. 5. At the jail, Davis was also served with a warrant from Lewisburg City Court for contempt of court, and on this the bond is $500; court date: March 4. Davis allegedly sold crack to a confidential informant on Feb. 2, 10, and 16, 2010...
Spivey: Changing law affects wine market
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's recently sworn-in state representative has tentatively taken a stand - noting he doesn't have all the information yet - against the sale of wine in grocery stores. "I'm opposed to it," Rep. Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg) said Friday in a cellphone interview as he returned home after his first week in Nashville when the Legislature was in session. "That's today, not having heard all the arguments...
Tracy: Stop use of welfare to buy alcohol
By John I. Carney Special to the Trbune The Tennessee Legislature convened last week to begin a new session, dealing with administrative matters before a two-week break so legislators can move into offices and prepare for the session. The legislature will reconvene Jan. 28 to hear Gov. Bill Haslam's "State of the State" address...
Positive trend seen here as unemployment falls
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Employment numbers are looking better in Marshall County, and established industries are expanding. Director of Economic Development Greg Lowe gave this encouraging news to members of the Industrial Development Board when they met last week...
LMS hoops squads move on
Due to the ice storm on Tuesday, the LMS hoops squads had their second round TMSAA Area 2/Class AA Tournament games pushed back to Thursday night at Lewis County Middle School.
The LMS girls sent early shockwaves through the tournament, opening up with a four-overtime 22-19 instant classic win over previously unbeaten and second seeded Bridgeforth Monday night.
Leah Hollingsworth led the seventh seeded Tigerettes with 10 points, including two three-pointers, while Zachuriya O'Neal scored six points, Taianda Hutton chipped in with four points and Kendrah Ashby netted a deuce.
MaxPreps names Medley Second Team All-American
After earning a spot on the Tennessean's 2012 All-Midstate Team last month, Marshall County junior kicker Aaron Medley received another major honor this past Thursday when he was named to the Second Team Defense of MaxPreps Medium Schools All-American Football Team as a punter.
"It's overwhelming. It's good to get surprised every now and then," said Medley. "I had no idea this was going to happen because I thought I had a pretty average season by my standards. It's a nice honor, but I still have to keep working because I have a new standard to live up to."
During the 2012 season, Medley helped the Tigers consistently win the field position battle by averaging an impressive 45 yards per punt on 44 kicks with a long of 61 yards. He also booted 31-of-45 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks, converted 27-of-30 extra points, and made 3-of-6 field goals, highlighted by a school record 50-yarder against Spring Hill.
Rockets get the job done in Lynchburg
Sometimes it is not pretty, you just get the job done and that was the case Friday night in Lynchburg for Forrest as the Rockets came away with 56-41 win over Moore County.
The Rockets led from start to finish for their second defeat over Moore County this season.
"I was proud of them, we had a great couple of days of practice, really all we focused on was defensive intensity and playing hard the whole game," said Forrest head coach Wes Hobbs. "To come out and do that was really the difference."
LMS Tigerettes edge Lady Cougars in thriller
The LMS Tigerettes ended the regular season on high note, outlasting E.A. Cox in a 32-27 thriller Thursday night in Lewisburg.
"It was a great way to end the regular season," said LMS head Coach Chris Coleman. "We hung tough, got some big rebounds down the stretch, our players stepped up and made big shots at crucial times, and we had made free throws in the second half that we haven't had a lot this so year, so it feels real good to put one of those away."
Leah Hollingsworth scored 10 points, including a three-pointer to start the contest and a resounding, game clinching, three-bomb with 4.6 seconds remaining in the contest.
Rocket wrestlers rack up more victories
Dual Meet Score
Forrest 66 Shelbyville 18
220 Spenser McGuiggan (Forrest) won by forfeit
285 Dallas Castleman (Shelbyville Central) won by pin over Logan Wright (Forrest) 1:15
106 CJ Monce (Forrest) won by pin over Jeremy Jones (Shelbyville Central) 1:57.
113 Peyton Sisk (Forrest) won by forfeit
120 Cage Hargrove (Forrest) won by forfeit
126 Andrew Dyer (Forrest) won by forfeit
Huntland edges Lady Bulldogs in OT
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs tasted defeat for just the fourth time this season when they lost 61-59 to the Huntland Lady Hornets on the road in overtime.
After taking a 24-22 lead into halftime, Huntland (9-8) opened up a 41-35 advantage early in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Bulldogs (13-4) rallied to tie the game at 51-51 at the end of regulation.
The Lady Hornets then surged out to a 58-51 lead in overtime before weathering another Cornersville comeback attempt to hold on for the two-point win.
Raiderettes too much for Forrest
The Forrest Lady Rockets suffered through a 60-20 pummeling at the hands of Moore County Friday night in Lynchburg.
It was the fourth straight loss to the Raiderettes and the forty-point margin was the largest by either squad since at least the turn of the century with Moore County holding a 14-8 advantage in the last 22 contests, dating back to Dec. of 2001.
Hornets pull away from Bulldogs
On Thursday night, the Cornersville Bulldogs (3-14) were unable to slow down a hot shooting Huntland squad, as they dropped a 69-49 decision to the Hornets (12-5) on the road.
Cornersville hung tough early and trailed just 35-30 with 6:55 left in the third quarter, but Huntland controlled the game from that point on and outscored CHS 34-19 the rest of the way to pull away for the 20-point victory.
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...
Jerry Wayne Thornton
Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Thornton, 70, of Petersburg, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Don Hudson and Bro. Ed Templeton officiating. Burial will follow in Wright's Cemetery. Mr. Thornton passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2013, at his residence...
Nina Louise Shields
Graveside services for Nina Louise Shields, 66, of the Palmetto Community, were held Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in the Booneville Cemetery in Lincoln County with Brother Harold Foster officiating. Mrs. Shields passed on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family...
Heather Leigh Roland
Heather Leigh Roland, 35, of Lewisburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Roland was a native of Newton, Miss., and was a homemaker and a member of Farmington Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the Marty and Brenda Gentry Dean of Lewisburg...
Patsy Dianne Burke
Patsy Dianne Burke, 59, of Cornersville, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at her residence. Ms. Burke was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Claude Ervin and Olene Dockery. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Tina Adams of Lewisburg and Bridgett Estrada of Cornersville; one stepson, Michael Burke of Lewisburg; six brothers, Phillip Wright of Columbia, Billy Dockery of Detroit, Mich., Claude Ervin Dockery Jr. ...
Robert Fox Whitehead
Robert "Bob" Fox Whitehead, 93, of Cornersville, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at NHC Oakwood. Mr. Whitehead was a native of Marshall County, and was the son of the late John and Dora Fox Whitehead. He was retired from Heil Quaker Corporation, and he was a member of the Church of Christ...