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CHAPEL HILL — Forrest head coach Andy Burkett knows it’s tough beating a team three times in a single season.But four or five? It’s not just tough, it’s downright unheard of. …
Obituaries
Francis H. Ezell, 89, passed away May 17, 2022. Born Jan. 5, 1933, to father, Edward Swanson Ezell and mother, Sara Bailey Ezell. She is survived by her sister, Sally (Ray) Podesta of Memphis, TN and …
A Celebration of Life for Deborah Whitsett McCracken, who passed away on Feb. 24, 2021, will be held on May 27, 2022, at the Lord’s House of Prayer located at 1205 Nashville Highway, Lewisburg …
Mary Ann Talley Clift passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on May 11, 2022, at age 99. She was born in Eastland, TX to Claude and Sallie Hightower Lowe. At the age of nine, the family of seven …
Margaret Elizabeth Rome, 95, of Belfast, died Thursday, May 12, 2022, at NHC Maury Transitional Care. She was a native of Portland, TN, the daughter of the late Dorch Perdue and Ruby Vanatta …
Joe Jackson Hartsfield, 59, resident of Columbia, died Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Oakes & …
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Commission makes appointments

The Marshall County Commission dealt with a long and routine agenda at Monday night’s monthly meeting. Commissioners approved members and alternates for the county’s Board of …

School Board honors Teachers of the Year

To open the March 14 Marshall County Board of Education meeting, Director of Schools Jacob Sorrells and Elementary Curriculum Supervisor Tammy Lewis introduced and honored the 2022 Teachers of the …

Commission approves bonuses

The Marshall County Commission approved one time bonuses for most county employees at its Monday night meeting. Full time employees will receive $3,500 and part time employees working at least 12 …

Lewisburg Rotary Club celebrates a century of service

In 1905, a man named Paul Harris suggested a group of professionals rotate between their offices for a weekly lunch meeting to build goodwill and better friendships. Four men gathered in the Unity …

Marshall County Recovery Court receives certification

Recovery Courts improve education, employment, housing and financial stability, reduce foster care placements, promote family reunification, and increase the rate of addicted mothers delivering …

Commission establishes new department

The Marshall County Commission marked the beginning of some new projects and heard updates on the progress of others at Monday night’s monthly meeting. The commission approved a resolution …
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Lockout shows how out of touch MLB is with fans

America’s pastime may be in danger.It’s no secret the MLB has been facing a viewership problem for years as it continues its free fall in popularity among professional sports leagues. …

Brady hangs it up after legendary 22 year career

It’s official. Tom Brady is hanging up his pads.The 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, Tom Brady has spent two decades etching his legacy as the greatest football player of all time.A seven-time …

NFL must change OT rules

What a weekend of playoff football. In a season without one true dominant team, the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs treated fans to some of the most exciting football in years. The first …

Conference realignment that nobody wants

When Oklahoma and Texas secured their spot in the SEC with a unanimous vote for admission last week, it officially set in motion a cascade of events that will lead to a drastic change in the landscape of college football—a change that nobody seems to want...

Colleges

Tigerette soccer standout signs with UT-Southern

Paige Styles has played soccer for the majority of her life. From the early age of five years old to her time in high school, she’s built a dream of wanting to play soccer at the collegiate …

Top local sports stories from ’21

Each year brings about local highlights that impact and shape a community’s history, and 2021 was no exception for Marshall County.Filled with highs including state championships and lows that …

Community
LEWISBURG — When the COVID-19 outbreak began in the spring of 2020, sports were put on hold for essentially all of the world.While the vast majority of the sports world has relatively returned …
High Schools
Sometimes you need some luck to go along an outstanding effort and the Forrest Lady Rockets had both and much more Friday night at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill as they came away with a close …
CHAPEL HILL — It’s the stuff kids dream of— back against the wall, win or go home, deliver the big hit or see the season end. Most kids dream of it. Preston Gentry and the Forrest …
CHAPEL HILL — The Forrest Rockets have gotten pretty familiar with the Community Vikings.Their most recent meeting, prior to Wednesday’s Region 4-AA title game, the Rockets had to utilize …
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The National Paralysis Resource Center celebrates 20 years of providing life-changing resources
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Reaching New Heights in Relief from Painful Diabetic Neuropathy with High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation
(BPT) - By David Caraway, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of Nevro Corp.A diabetes diagnosis can feel like taking on a round-the-clock job – from which you receive no benefits, vacations, or …
12 Things You Need to Know Before Betting The 2022 NBA Finals
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Turning 65: What to Consider When Selecting a Medicare Plan
(NewsUSA) - Approaching age 65 can be an overwhelming time for many newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries. When can you begin to enroll? Which plans should you consider? What do you need to …
Cambiar escepticismo por apoyo: Cómo los padres pueden ayudar a los niños con diferencias en la manera de pensar y aprender
(BPT) - Uno de cada cinco niños estadounidenses — casi 70 millones — tienen diferencias en la manera de pensar y aprender como el TDAH o la dislexia. Si bien las diferencias en la …