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Tigers thump Hillwood on Homecoming

LEWISBURG — All Homecoming week, Marshall County coach Thomas Osteen preached to his team about playing up to its standard, regardless of the opponent. The No. 5 ranked Tigers delivered as …

Local runners, walkers gather to finish Fletcher’s run

LEWISBURG — Something as simple as an early morning jog is supposed to be a safe outlet for anyone.That tragically wasn’t the case for Memphis mother and teacher Eliza Fletcher.Fletcher …
Obituaries
Leonard Jett, age 84, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, August 27, 2022, at NHC Oakwood. He was a native of Marshall County, the son of the late Dewey Bell and Nellie Dickson Jett. He retired from the …
Pamela Lynette Gaines, 61, of Lewisburg, died Friday, September 16, 2022, at Marshall Medical Center. She was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of the late Charlie Clifford and Mary …
Courtenay Lewis “Court” Worthington, 75, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at Marshall Medical Center. He was a native of Richmond, CA, the son of the late Courtenay and …
Dorothy Dale Sylvester Edwards, 71, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. She was a native of Huntsville, AL, the daughter of the late Marvin Curtis and …
Mr. Bobby Gene Batte, 90, of Chapel Hill, TN, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Mr. Batte was born in Chapel Hill and was a son of the late Samuel Guy Batte and Bessie Mai Collins. In addition to his …
Local news

Chapel Hill secures long-term water deal

Chapel Hill took an important step toward improving future water supply at the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Monday. The town officially entered into an agreement with the county water …

Quite a Buzz

A swarm of bees created quite a buzz Friday morning. Vickie Hay, owner of Marshall County Title & Escrow, Inc., noticed a swarm of bees on the side of the building by her office.  She …

Crowded election year for the county

2022 will be a busy election year for Marshall County with the county general election, as well as a host of municipal, state, and federal seats up for grabs. Voters will have two opportunities in …

Commission fills one seat, no interest in another

The Marshall County Commission filled a vacancy on Monday night butwere forced to leave another vacant. Commissioners filled the 8th District seat vacated by the move out of district by Vincent …

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 …
Local sports
Columns

College landscape hit with more realignment

About 10 years ago, when the last major round of conference realignments came around, I suspected there would be a major shift in the landscape of college sports. Boy did I hit the nail on the …

My teams let me down...again

I’m beginning to think I may never get to experience a championship as a fan of any of my teams. No, seriously. It’s been nothing but heartbreak for any of my teams I’m a fan …

Successful school year enters final week with state tournaments

I’ve been covering sports for more than a decade. This isn’t just a job for me, this is a passion that I truly try to reflect in my coverage in our area. I remember getting my first job …

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. …

Colleges

Cornersville cheerleaders visit UT

Cornersville High School’s cheerleaders participated in a “Spirit Days” pregame performance Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville for the University of Tennessee football game. …

Five bold predictions for college football

With just over a month until the 2022 college football season kicks off, teams are putting in the summer work, while fans’ excitement, and perhaps anxiety, reaches a fever pitch, leading up to …

Community
CHAPEL HILL — It was a slow start in Forrest Middle’s homecoming game Thursday evening, where the Rockets took on the Cascade Champions, earning the win 48-8.Slow start aside, the Rockets …
CHAPEL HILL — It was all Forrest Rockets on Thursday night in Chapel Hill in a near shutout against the Community Vikings.  Only 51 seconds into the game, Tristan Goad scored the first …
High Schools
The Forrest Rockets (3-2, 1-1) traveled to Summertown (1-4, 0-2) Friday night to take on the Eagles in a region matchup, picking up a 17-9 win. It was a shaky start for the Rockets in the first …
On a beautiful late summer evening the Cornersville Bulldogs (1-3, 1-0 Region 5-1A), needing to keep their Region 5 record spotless, made the long trip to southern Wayne County to face the Collinwood …
UNIONVILLE – The Community Viqueens got the upper hand and went on to defeat the Forrest Lady Rockets in straight sets as the neighboring schools competed in a volleyball contest Monday …
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