Stories from Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Thefts and vandalism reported A Columbia woman reported her black 1990 Chrysler LeBaron, worth $1,000, was missing from a property on Wright Road. The woman's ex-boyfriend had been driving the car without permission, she said, and left it parked in Murfreesboro in August or September...
Bullet hits train engineer's window
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A northbound freight train was struck by a bullet Sunday afternoon and the engineer stopped the train near Hobo Shaw Road at Cornersville, authorities said Monday. The bullet came from the U.S. 31A side of the tracks and broke the first pane of a double-paned glass window on the right side of the engineer's cab, Sheriff Norman Dalton said...
Smiles and tears at GED graduation
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A capacity crowd applauded and cheered as 18 people received their GED certificates in a ceremony at the Rec Center Monday night. Forty people have achieved their GED since July 1, said Adult Education Coordinator Sarah Campbell, but these were the ones who could make it to the ceremony. Other graduates are already at work, some far from Lewisburg, thanks to the doors opened to job-seekers who have the equivalent of a high school diploma...
C'ville's I-65 tickets investigated
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A Lewisburg lawyer and his associates are investigating Cornersville's police patrol of Interstate 65 to see if there's been a violation of motorists' civil rights. Attorney Rob Dalton has been contacted by motorists about tickets written by town police, he said Friday. Saturday, Mayor Amos Davis said town officers stopped - sometime in the last few months - using the truckers' rest stop on I-65 as a place to conduct radar patrols to find speeding drivers...
Hunt reaches semifinals of State Bowling tournament
Marshall County High School senior Austin Hunt turned in a strong showing at the Division I State Bowling Championships last Thursday by advancing to the semifinals of the boys individual tournament en route to finishing 16th in the tourney overall.
"I'm extremely proud of Austin. He is a good bowler and a good person. I know he's going to be successful after he graduates," said MCHS coach Robby Giles. "He has a good work ethic. He practices on his own and competes in a league. He does all the little things you need to be in order to be a good player."
Forrest takes 2nd at region duals
The Forrest wrestling squad took to the mat Thursday in the Region 7A/AA duals at Summit High School with high hopes, and after beating Creekwood and Montgomery Central, the Rockets fell to Eagleville 45-36 in a spirited championship final.
"The loss to Eagleville was tough, but I'm proud of the fact that we put ourselves in the situation to win the region championship," said Forrest head coach Kyle Stacey. "Eagleville has a very good wrestling team and I wish them the best of luck in the state duals. They will do a good job of representing our region."
Tigers outlast Summit
Despite being pushed to the brink on Friday night, the Marshall County Tigers (12-9, 9-3 District) found a way to come away with a win, as they rallied to defeat the Summit Spartans 60-57 in overtime on Homecoming after trailing by as many as 13 points in the third quarter.
MCHS had won all three previous meetings against Summit, including a 49-45 victory on Dec.7, but the Spartans (8-12, 6-5 District) appeared they might turn the tables on Marshall County in Friday's contest and built a 40-27 lead early in the third quarter.
Rockets bounce back with homecoming win
After a tough District 9-A loss at Cascade on Friday, the Forrest Rockets bounced back with a big 75-47 homecoming win versus Summertown Saturday night in Chapel Hill.
Seniors Zach Horvath and Mark Pope led the way for the Rockets, scoring 20 and 19 points respectively.
The Rockets jumped out to an early 9-0 lead on the back of the two seniors and led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter.
Nate Morrison scored for the Eagles to begin the second quarter, but Tyler "Juice" Rumley drained a three-pointer at the other end for Forrest.
Summertown sends Lady Rockets reeling
The Class-A No.2 ranked Summertown (19-3) Lady Eagles painstakingly dismantled Forrest 55-37 Saturday night in Chapel Hill, sending the Lady Rockets (9-16) reeling to their fourth loss in five games, including three consecutive setbacks.
Summertown started quickly, beginning with a Sara Beth Smith 3-bomb on their first touch of the ballgame.
Morgan Long followed with two free throws for Summertown before Savannah Brothers got the Lady Rockets going with a three-pointer.
Tigerettes hammer Giles County
Coming off a heartbreaking loss to Lewis County two days earlier, the Marshall County Tigerettes (7-12, 7-4 District) vented their frustrations on archrival Giles County (4-15, 3-7 District) when they crushed the Lady Bobcats 63-29 on Thursday night in Pulaski.
Aided by a strong first quarter performance, the Tigerettes held a 31-18 lead at the break before turning the game into a rout in the second half by outscoring Giles County 32-11 over the final two quarters to roll to the 34-point win.
Cornersville splits with Mt. Pleasant
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs clinched one of the top two seeds in the upcoming District 11-A tournament on Thursday night by defeating third place Mt. Pleasant 52-30 at home to complete the season sweep of the Lady Tigers.
In the second game of the evening, the Bulldogs had a much tougher time of it, as they suffered an 83-39 loss at the hands of a talented Mt. Pleasant Tiger squad.
LMS Tigerettes' season ends vs. Harpeth
The LMS Tigerettes' stellar post-season run ended Thursday night at E.O. Coffman Middle School in Lawrenceburg after a 32-16 loss to Harpeth Middle School in the first round of the Middle Tennessee Class AA Sectional tournament.
"We had a lot of good shots, we just couldn't get enough to drop," said LMS head coach Chris Coleman. "This result in no way takes away from the season and the wins that we have had. I am proud of the kids, tonight didn't turnout the way we wanted, but we have had a good, productive and solid season, especially with a tremendous finish."
Tigerettes stifle Summit in second half
The Marshall County Tigerettes kept themselves in line to host a first round District tournament game by defeating fifth place Summit 43-34 on Homecoming to earn a split of the season series with the Lady Spartans.
Summit (8-13, 6-5 District) had defeated MCHS 52-48 in their previous meeting on Dec. 7 and held a 23-16 lead at halftime of Friday's contest.
The Lady Spartans, however, had trouble putting the ball in the basket in the second half, as the Tigerettes (8-12, 8-4 District) outscored Summit 27-11 over the final two quarters to pull out the nine-point win.
Forrest loses 2 in Wartrace
Both Forrest hoops squads lost in Wartrace Friday night, beginning with a heartbreaking 47-45 last second defeat for the Lady Rockets and ending with a 10-point loss by the Rockets.
The sweep by Cascade gave both Chapel Hill teams 5-6 league records and they are now on the outside looking in for the upcoming District 9-A Tournament, stuck in fifth place and in danger of having to make a first round road trip.
Tigers falter late against Giles County
The Marshall County Tigers (11-9, 8-3) had archrival Giles County on the ropes, but were unable to deliver the knockout blow, as they Bobcats rallied from a four-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat MCHS 56-47 on Thursday night in Pulaski.
Giles County(17-2, 10-0) had won the last four meetings against Marshall County, which included a 61-42 victory on Nov. 27, but the Tigers stood toe-to-toe with the Bobcats for much of Thursday's contest and held a 25-22 lead at halftime before opening up a 38-34 advantage with 6:52 left in the fourth quarter.
Eloise McBride Barrett
Eloise McBride Barrett, 83, passed away Thursday, Jan, 24, 2013, in Nashville. She was born Aug. 14, 1929, in Lewisburg. Eloise was the daughter of Robert Lee "R.L." McBride Jr. and Martha Louise "Lucy" Crutcher McBride. Eloise graduated from Marshall County High School where she was Class of 1947 Valedictorian, Homecoming Queen, and Senior Class Treasurer. ...
William Wilson Wadley
William Wilson Wadley, 60, of Lewisburg, passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Wadley was a Security Guard for Yellow Freight Transportation. Mr. Wadley is survived by his wife, Delores Wadley of Lewisburg; two stepsons, Billy Mason of Smyrna and Perry Mason of Unionville; three stepgrandchildren; his mother-in-law, Captola Bell of Lewisburg; and one brother, John Wadley of Whites Creek, Tenn...
Paul A. Alexander
Paul A. Alexander, 68, formerly of Lewisburg, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Ill. He was the son of the late Mossie and Seauther Alexander. He graduated from Jones High School in 1962. He earned his BS and MA degrees in Music Education from Tennessee State University and Roosevelt University (Chicago) respectively. Paul retired from the Chicago Public School System in 2006 after 40 years of dedicated service...
Edd Wayne Ingram
Edd Wayne Ingram, 74, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at his residence. A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Rachel Boyd Ingram and Stanley Ingram. He retired from Walker Die Casting as a Tool and Die Engineer after 37 years of service, and was a member of the Tennessee National Guard, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg...
Thomas Newton Burgess
Thomas Newton Burgess, 86, of Cornersville, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, 2013, in NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Burgess was a native of Marshall County, the son of the late Archie L. and Hettie H. Sanders Burgess. He was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ, and was a farmer and self-employed carpenter...