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Stories from Friday, April 27, 2007

Elliot Gordon performs during Belmont School of Music (04/27/07)
Recently Marshall County freshman Elliott Gordon was on stage along with other band members and students who were selected by Evan Margol, a senior at at the School of Music at Belmont University. Margol is a student of Mr. Stan Lassiter and this recital was a partial fulfillment of the requirements for he Bachelor of Music degree. Gordon performed during the selection 'For the Love of God' by Steve Vai...
Chapel Hill increasing utility rates (04/27/07)
Water and sewer rates appear headed upward this summer in Chapel Hill as the Board of Mayor and Aldermen are voting on their annual budgets. "Marshall County's Board of Public Utilities built a [water pipe] line around the town and now buys water from Lewisburg," Town Administrator Mike Hatten said yesterday...
Eat my grass! (04/27/07)
Another guilty plea heard in TennCare fraud case for pills (04/27/07)
Another Marshall County woman has pleaded guilty in connection with TennCare fraud charges announced last year by the state inspector general assigned to crack down on abuse of the public health insurance system. Pamela Shantel Jett Roden, 23, of Cornersville, pleaded guilty of fraudulently obtaining benefits with forged prescriptions and then using her TennCare benefits to pay the pharmacy, according to an agreement announced in circuit court on Wednesday...
Crigler orders 10-year term for child pornography (04/27/07)
A Lewisburg man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison as a result of his jury conviction for having child pornography. The man's crime is punishable by a two-year sentence under the law when he was arrested, but the law changed and the judge agreed with prosecutors that under the state's sentencing guidelines, a longer sentence could be imposed...
Leaders consider consultant to get restaurants, retail (04/27/07)
Texan's pitch heard by JE&CD Board
Property tax rate will drop (04/27/07)
Marshall County property owners will see their tax rate go down this summer, but officials and close observers know that's because property values went up, although how much depends on reports due this spring. In anticipation of a reappraisal report by Property Assessor Linda Haislip, the county's budget director, Freda Terry, has been issuing requests to her fellow department directors for their estimates on how much money they need for the next fiscal year...
CVHS students take top honors (04/27/07)
By Rhonda Poole Marshall County School System On Tuesday, April 17, sixteen Cornersville High School students, accompanied by teacher Debra Crable, headed to Martin Methodist College in Pulaski to take part in the 51st annual State-Wide High School Mathematics Contest sponsored by the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers' Association. By the time the young men and women loaded up to head back to Cornersville, seven of those students possessed top 10 awards...
Marshall Memos (04/27/07)
Southern Weekend of Art in Fayetteville will be held April 27-29. For details or advance tickets call 931-625-7609. For more information online go to www.theartcenter.info. In preparation for Decoration Day, there will be a Volunteer Clean Up Day at Beechwood Cemetery on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. until noon...
Local Meetings (04/27/07)
The Petersburg Planning Commission meets on a monthly basis on the 3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall, Petersburg, Tenn. The Marshall County Planning Commission will hold a workshop April 30 at the Courthouse Annex in the lunchroom on the second floor at 5 p.m. ...
Tigers claw their way to regular season district title (04/27/07)
by Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer apuca@marshalltribune.com Pride, home field advantage is the prize There could not have been a better scenario for high drama Tuesday night at Marshall County High School as arch-rivals Lewisburg and Giles County met on senior night to decide the 2007 regular season District 10-AA championship...
Dont'a Hightower gets visit from Fulmer (04/27/07)
by Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer apuca@marshalltribune.com The Tennessee Volunteers traveling recruiting caravan, led by none other than head Coach Phillip Fulmer made a stop in Marshall County on Wednesday to take a look at junior linebacker/receiver Dont'a Hightower...
Sports Briefs (04/27/07)
MCHS Lift-A-Thon MCHS Tiger Lift-A-Thon will be held Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Keny Training Building. The weight lifting event is a fundraiser for the football team. The players are accepting donations or pledges per pound that they lift. If you haven't been asked and would like to donate, you may call 359-8770 to do so. ...
Sophie donates "Locks of Love" (04/27/07)
By Rhonda Poole Marshall County School System The Raffo family of Lewisburg has always been a generous bunch. They offer their athletic knowledge to assist with sporting events. They give of their time to charitable affairs. They contribute funds to help the less fortunate. But it's not just Mom and Dad Raffo…Lisa and Vitto…who give so much to their community; their daughters Nina, Cece and Sophie also help others in need...
"Recall LaGrange" scheduled for May 4-5 (04/27/07)
"Recall LaGrange", the Civil War Re-enactment and commemoration that was a popular event over many years will this year again be presented. Louise Linville, spokesperson for the LaGrange Living Historical Association, said that the two-day event is scheduled for May 4-5 at LaGrange College Site Park, located off Ala. Hwy. 157 at the White Oak Community near Leighton...
Benefit auction this weekend (04/27/07)
A benefit auction for the widow of a Bedford County native will take place at the Bedford County Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday. Homer Franklin Smotherman passed away, leaving behind hospital bills, doctor bills, and funeral expenses that were not covered by his government insurance. His wife is on a fixed income and is barely able to pay for her living expenses...
Small World (04/27/07)
Brooke Dean Martin (04/27/07)
Brooke Dean Martin April 22, 2007 Brooke Dean Martin, 7 months, of Lewisburg, Tenn., died Sunday April 22, 2007, at Maury Regional Hospital. She is the daughter of John Martin and Jessica Skinner. She is survived by her parents; a brother, John Wesley Martin of Lewisburg; paternal grandmother, Sheila (William) Martin of Columbia; paternal grandfather, Randy Martin of Fairview; maternal grandmother, Willadean Cozart of Lewisburg; maternal grandfather, Dennis Skinner of Lewisburg; great grandmother, Doris Stanfill of Columbia; great grandparents, Annie and Earl Cooper of Lewisburg; aunts, Kayla and Melinda Martin, both of Columbia, Teresa (John) Franklin and Tina Inabnitt, both of Lewisburg, Tracy Skinner of Louisville, Ky., Kristy (Jeremy) Swain of Shelbyville; uncle Brian (Kim) Polk of Cookeville.. ...
William Earl "Uncle BIl" Lyttle (04/27/07)
William Earl "Uncle Bill" Lyttle April 22, 2007 William Earl "Uncle Bill" Lyttle, 86, of Lewisburg, Tenn., died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at the NHC-Merihil Nursing Home in Lewisburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Bessie Lyttle, and his wife, Mae D. Lyttle...
Loyd Cooper Davis (04/27/07)
Loyd Cooper Davis April 22, 2007 Loyd Cooper Davis, 97, of Lewisburg, Tenn., died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at Marshall Medical Center. He was a native of Bedford County, the son of the late Thomas Jentry Davis and Annie Reeves Davis. He retired from the construction industry...
Police Beat (04/27/07)
The following information came from reports by the Lewisburg Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. April 20 -- Attempted robbery, Adams Street. According to police reports, the victim was on Adams Street when an African-American and a Caucasian male approached his car and demanded his money. ...
Sound Bytes (04/27/07)
"A year ago the city passed an ordinance stating "no single wide trailers in city limits." There is one located behind a house on Verona Road. Since there is a trailer there, does this mean the ordinance has changed. Because I have a relative that would like to move a trailer behind my house if this is allowed."...