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Stories from Friday, December 28, 2007

Bill provides $1.1M to combat meth labs (12/28/07)
U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon has helped to secure $1.1 million in federal funding to help state and local officials fight methamphetamine production and abuse. "Strong state and federal laws are making an impact on meth production, but we still have too many meth labs in Tennessee," Gordon said. "Last year, Tennessee had more meth lab seizures than all but four states...
'No wheelies' at Camp Bucca, Iraq (12/28/07)
A Lewisburg retail store's co-manager gave Mark Young a bicycle before the Tennessee Army National Guardsman returned to Iraq last spring so he could get from one place to another quickly. Now, back from Iraq, the Coleman Street resident says he doesn't ride the bicycle because his job is in a small, contained area. But he regularly loans it to friends. He grins a little when he adds, it's OK if a comrade on base "borrows" it without asking...
Death of a soldier among top stories (12/28/07)
A casualty of war, crimes and a firing may be remembered as the top three news stories in Marshall County during 2007. U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski was killed in Faluja, Iraq, last spring. Mary and Terry Foster died as a result of a murder-suicide in their business on Mooresville Highway in the summer. And shortly after school started, it was clear John David Pierce was soon to become the former director of Marshall County Schools...
Smart growth, greening of a city (12/28/07)
Lewisburg was one of 25 cities participating in a state seminar available this month to 84 municipalities in Tennessee that face state and federal regulations on the control of stormwater. "Federal people were there from Washington to help us," Lewisburg Stormwater Director Robert L. "R.L." Williams said recently during a lengthy interview at his new office in the historic Ladies Restroom building. "They wanted to know if we were involved in smart growth."...
Man indicted in burglary of ranger's home here (12/28/07)
A Marshall County grand jury indicted an Alabama man last week on a series of charges including the burglary of a state park ranger's home, theft of his badge, guns, bullet-proof vests and truck. Jerry Wayne Roland, 34, whose address is listed as in Florence, Jackson and Sheffield, Ala., on three records in his court file, was also indicted last week on 14 counts of reckless endangerment and carjacking...
Fall TTU grads named (12/28/07)
About 700 graduates walked across the stage at Tennessee Tech University's Hooper Eblen Center this fall, bringing TTU's overall graduation total to more than 61,000 since 1915. TTU was ranked this year in U.S.News and World Report magazine's 2007 America's Best Colleges as a Top Public University in the South for its category and included among the Best Universities, including both private and public schools, in its category for the South...
MTSU holds fall graduation ceremony (12/28/07)
Middle Tennessee State University held its fall 2007 commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15, in Murphy Center on the MTSU campus. Of the 1,489 students who graduated during the 96th fall commencement, 1,289 are undergraduates and 200 are graduate students, including 187 master's candidates, 10 education specialist (Ed.S.) degree candidates and three Ph.D. candidates...
Tennessee Technology Center holds trimester awards day (12/28/07)
The Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald held its Fall Trimester Awards Day, Dec.17 for students in its Practical Nursing WIA classes. Students from Marshall County who received awards included Brian Vance, who was recognized for academic excellence...
UT Martin names local students to dean's list (12/28/07)
The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Fall 2007 Dean's Lists for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Public Affairs, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts...
Kaplan Center holds graduation (12/28/07)
The Kaplan Career Institute Nashville campus held a graduation ceremony Friday, Dec. 7, for 47 graduates at the War Memorial Auditorium. Jeffrey Rowe, president of the National Speaker's Association's Tennessee Chapter, was the keynote speaker. Students were recognized for earning certificates, associate degrees and diplomas in one of four programs in the legal studies and allied health fields. ...
Briefs (12/28/07)
The Marshall County JECDB Executive Committee will meet at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 2209 Courthouse Annex. The Board of Commissioners of Marshall County will meet in special session at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, in Room 2204 of the Marshall County Courthouse Annex...
County hardwood squads begin second part of season blueprint (12/28/07)
Every high school basketball coach in Marshall County has a seasonal blueprint that is broken down into three phases. As they finish each phase they re-evaluate their squads to try to make improvements to enter the next portion of their grand plan. Phase one is the beginning of the season to the end of the calendar year, where there is an internal battle for playing time and the coaches try to find just the right court combinations and strategies that best fit their squads...
Henson dynasty spans three generations (12/28/07)
The holiday season was special in the Henson household in Chapel Hill this year. As Clarence the angel said in the Yuletide classic "It's a Wonderful Life," "Remember, George, no man is a failure who has friends" rings true for Norman Henson, the patriarch of the three-generations of sportsmen in the family...
The Royal Maccabees (12/28/07)
Thomisons celebrate 50th anniversary (12/28/07)
Ruben and Bettye Thomison celebrated their 50th anniversary with some 75 family members and friends at Lewisburg Recreation Center on Saturday, Sept. 15. Married on Sept. 12, 1957, the two have spent many years learning the secrets of being married...
Farm Center offers 'something for the people to graze on' (12/28/07)
If you haven't been to the Farm Center on South Ellington Parkway lately, you need to go and check out the new popcorn machine. Owner Bill McCullough and his wife Nancy have a long tradition of serving peanuts for the customers to nibble on, and as Bill said, "When the peanuts get stale we need something for the people to graze on."...
Obituaries (12/28/07)
Donna Lamb Mrs. Donna Lamb, 51, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, in Columbia. Mrs. Lamb was a native of Marshall County, a homemaker and a member of Chapel Hill Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her father, William Allen "Bill" Wilson...