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Markie Voyles Act PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Law Requires Full-Time Served with No Plea Reduction

 

The late Markie Voyles,  age 17 when she died on October 26, 2008.

 

Dear Family & Friends:
We are pleased to announce that both the senate and house have passed a bill named the “Markie Voyles Act” which will require any adult being found guilty of contributng to the delinquency of a minor resuting in death will now have to serve the full sentence of 11 months and 29 days with no plea in reduction of sentence. It may not seem like much, but, it’s definitely a start.


The adult who provided the alcohol for his daughter’s birthday party in Markie’s case only received 90 days in jail and a $500.00 fine. His minor daughter only received probation. And, the driver was convicted of vehicular homicide and served only one year with ten years probation.  
Contributing to delinquency of minor requires an adult convicted of contributing to delinquency of a minor to serve 100 percent of a Class A misdemeanor sentence if the offense involved supplying a substance to a minor that is unlawful for minor to possess and the minor engages in conduct that causes the death of another. Amendment: House amendment 1 changes effective date to July 1, 2010. House amendment 2 renames the bill the Markie Voyles Act.


TCA Sec. 37-01-0156
Senate Status: Senate 06/05/2010 concurred in House amendments 1 and 2. House Status: House 06/04/2010 passed with amendments 1 and 2. Other Status: Enacted as Public Chapter 1116 (effective 07/01/2010).


This is a start. Think of your students, your family, your life.


The Voyles Famly

 
6th Grade and 9 & 10 Blue Teams win Area Championships! PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

By: David Phillips


This past Saturday, our 9 & 10 Blue Team and our 6th Grade Blue Team travelled to Westmoreland to participate in the Area Championship Bowl games.  Our 9 & 10 team won their 4th Area Championship and our 6th Grade team won their 7th Area Championship.  The 9 & 10 year olds played Station Camp in their 1st game and defeated them by a score of 44-0. Seth Carlisle had 91 yards, 3 TD’s and 3 tackles; Seth Barber had 54 yards, 1 TD and 3 tackles; Taylor Carman had 54 yards, 2 2-pt conversions and 1 tackle; Houston Stafford had 46 yards, 1 TD and 1 tackle; Cole Carnahan had 17 yards and 1 2-pt conversion; Landon Wix had 1 2-pt reception and 2 tackles; Zack Pemberton had 17 yards and 2 tackles; Lee Pruitte had 14 yards and 1 TD; Jordan Powell had 6 tackles; Zach Emmitt had 5 tackles; Austin Smith had 3 tackles; Jared Whitefield and Tanner Wilmore had 2 tackles each and James Dorris, Chris Birchfield, Logan Hewitt, Chase Whittemore, Jacob Atkins, Isaiah Scott, Spencer Hogin, Stephen Lancaster, Dawson Gunter, Hunter Nelson, Levi Bolton, Carson Brawner and Chris Oliver had 1 tackle each.  In the 2nd game, they defeated Westmoreland 36-6.  Seth Carlisle had 2 rushing TD’s, 1 kick-off return for a TD and a 2-pt conversion; Taylor Carman had 68 yards, 1 TD and 2 tackles; Seth Barber had 44 yards, a 2-pt conversion and 1 tackle; Cole Carnahan had 29 yards, 1 TD and 1 2-pt conversion; Landon Wix had 22 yards and 2 tackles; Logan Hewitt had 15 yards; Jared Whitefield had 8 tackles; Carson Brawner had 6 tackles; Jordan Powell  and Zach Emmitt had 5 tackles; Tanner Wilmore had 4 tackles; Lee Pruitte had 2 tackles and Houston Stafford, Denver Krantz, Zack Pemberton, Austin Smith, James Dorris Chase Whittemore, Trent Boles and Jacob Atkins had 1 tackle each.


The 6th grade team defeated Westmoreland 26-0.  Cayden Shrum had 72 yards and 1 tackle; Jason Sewell had 60 yards, 1 TD and 7 tackles; Austin Shelton had 39 yards, 2 TD’s and 1 tackle; Braxton Crawford had 18 yards; Bryson Smith had 15 yards, 1 TD and 2 tackles; Brian Swindle had 7 tackles; Tyler Johns had 4 tackles; Trevor Meador and Dylan Butler had 3 tackles; Shane Whitefield had 2 tackles; and Tanner Cleary and Tyler Swindle had 1 tackle each.  They were supposed to play Station Camp too, but Station Camp pulled out of the tournament after their 1st game, so we only had 1 game for the day.


Members of the 9 & 10 year old team included Isaiah Scott, Seth Carlisle, Seth Barber, Landon Wix, Lee Pruitte, Houston Stafford, Denver Krantz, Cole Carnahan, Spencer Hogin, Zack Pemberton, Austin Smith, James Dorris, Taylor Carman, Tanner Wilmore, Chris Birchfield, Logan Hewitt, Stephen Lancaster, Jared Whitefield, Chase Whittemore, Trent Boles, Jacob Atkins, Dawson Gunter, Zach Emmitt, Lucas Berry, Wes Sadler, Hunter Nelson, Levi Bolton, Carson Brawner, Chris Oliver and Jordan Powell.  Lucas Berry had an injury during the 1st half of the first game so we want to wish him a speedy recovery and thanks for staying and rooting your team on.  On behalf of the league and all the coaches – we hope to see all of you back next year!


Members of the 6th grade team included Braxton Crawford, Jason Sewell, Bryson Smith, Tanner Cleary, Hunter Dickens, Cayden Shrum, Austin Shelton, Shane Whitefield, Trevor Meador, Tyler Johns, Jordan Amos, Jacob McClard, Mason Trent, Brian Swindle, Andrew Eastman, Markus Jones, Tyler Swindle, Chandler Hudson, Hunter Bolton and Dylan Butler.  To each of you – we wish you all the best of luck next year on the Jr High level and we sincerely hope to see each and every one of you all the way through the high school years!


On a personal note – I am very proud of both of our teams as you represented Macon County, our league, your teams and yourselves extremely well!  Every ballplayer did an outstanding job and everyone got to play in each game.  Our teams, players and coaches all did a wonderful job and showed class and sportsmanship throughout the games.  I hope to see all of you again next year – either in our league or at the next level for all you 6th graders this year!


Also, our league awards day has been scheduled for Saturday November 20 at Lafayette Elementary School.  The 6-8 division will be held at 12:00 and the 9-12 division will be held at 2:00.  Trophies will be handed out to each cheerleader and player that remained dedicated to their team for the whole season.


Cheering for the blue and white teams were A J Overstreet, Hannah Keene, Megan Swindle, Lexi Presley, Taylor Kirby, Katlyn Jones, Kaitlyn Newberry, Kayci Harrison, and Harlee Carter.  Coaches were Keshia Morgan, Brenda Jones, and Anna Carter with student helpers of Katelyn Greanead and Kaitie Ellis.  Thanks to each of these girls and coaches for helping support both of our blue and white teams and for a great job with the cheers and the dance.  We hope to see each of you again next year and for those of you going into Jr High, we wish you the best of luck in everything you do!

 
MCHS Cheerleaders Ace Tennessee Extreme Regional Cheer Competition PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Honored with Bid to Walt Disney World’s National Event

By: Misty Green


On Saturday, November 6, 2010, the Macon County High School Cheerleading Squad traveled to Warren County High School in McMinnville, TN and returned with two prestigious trophies.


The Cheer Squad earned 1st place in the Fight Song Division, for their performance of Rocky Top. The team also won 2nd place in the Varsity Competition.


These high rankings have earned the MCHS Squad a bid to the National Competition to be held on February 12-14 at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida.


The MCHS team will now hold several fundraisers to help get them to the National cheerleading competition.


The fundraisers they are planning will include a Baby Sitting Night on Black Friday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., where children will participate in a evening of fun filled with movies, crafts, games, and simple finger foods. The squad also plans to hold a Beauty Pageant on December 11, 2010, a Roadblock, and hamburger/bake sale in the near future. If you would like to make donations to the Cheer Squad, please contact Jada Law at 666-4320.


The Macon County High School Cheerleaders now plan to prepare for their next competition on November 20, 2010 in the Tennessee State Cheer Build Division. Good luck girls and congrats on your National Bid invitation!

 
MCHS’ Blue vs. White Basketball Challenge PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Story & Photos By: Misty Green

The Macon County High School Basketball teams held their annual Blue vs. White pre-season basketball game last Saturday night, November 6, 2010.


Opening the event with the girls challenge, the game stayed close throughout the entire contest, however the Blue team was able to hang on to their slim lead for a 42-40 win.

 

Blue’s #52 Katelyn Bean goes in for two-points in the November 6th victory over White 42-40. Defending the goal is White’s #50 Michaela Thompson.

In the Boys game... The game mimicked the prior battle with the score staying close throughout the entire four quarters. The White & Blue teams were tied 26-26 at halftime, and then the Blue team dominated the remaining quarters for a 57-52 victory over White.

 

Blue’s #35 Brantley Russell tries to grab the rebound against White’s #10 Zack Billenstien. The Blue team defeated the White team by a score of 57-52.

 
Red Boiling Springs 33rd Annual Tip-off Classic Jr. High Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Red Boiling Springs Junior High Basketball teams held the 33rd Annual Tip-off Classic Basketball Tournament on October 26-30, 2010.

In the Girl’s Division... Allons placed first, followed by Rickman, Celina, and RBS. The Coach’s Award went to Paige Smith from Allons.

All-Tournament Girl’s Team: RBS’ Kaitlyn McCarter, (Celina) Hope Roach, Kennedy Smith (Rickman) Susana Story, Skyla Looper, Taylor Witt (Allons) Kellsey Ray, Kenzie Melton, Halie Beason, Addy Stover, and MVP Jameson Dailey.

In the Boy’s Division... Rickman placed first, followed by RBS, Celina, and Allons. Coach’s Award went to Billy Rickman.

All-Tournament Boy’s Team: (Allons) John Micheal Ferrell, (Celina) Taylor brown, Addison Rich, (RBS) Alex Mullinix, Nick Deckard, Skyler Holden, (Rickman) Mason Mahaney, Logan Clark, Drew Gore, Kaleb Qualls, and MVP Wade Eldridge.

 
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