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Stories from Wednesday, January 16, 2008

'Good guys' (01/16/08)
Robertson requesting sergeant stripes back (01/16/08)
A Lewisburg policeman is asking to be reinstated as a sergeant since his demotion after an inconclusive state investigation into what was suspected as obstruction of justice. Officer Jackie Robertson made his request known to the Police Advisory Board on Thursday, explaining over the weekend that he had already sought reinstatement and was told to ask the board...
Search for police chief down to eight (01/16/08)
And then there were eight. Lewisburg's Police Advisory Board has whittled its list for the job of police chief from nearly 30 to just eight. Interviews are being scheduled by City Manager Eddie Fuller, who started calling the eight men on Friday. One of the eight will be Lewisburg's next police chief, according to Board Chairwoman Lina Horner...
United Givers Fund closing its doors (01/16/08)
There is a sign on the courthouse lawn for United Givers Fund of Marshall County Inc. with a thermometer-style graph showing that contributions are almost halfway to the goal of $60,000. Alas, says Executive Director Tammy Thompson, that goal is never going to be reached. In fact, Thompson says she's got to get the sign removed because the UGF is shutting down...
Beer and a burger? Not in Chapel Hill (01/16/08)
CHAPEL HILL -- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen here finalized its vote Monday to ban brown bagging but didn't vote for or against permitting beer service with meals at restaurants. The brown bag ban was predictable, given a Dec. 10 vote against self-serve drinks and wine, but comments at the board meeting Monday indicate beer service won't be allowed because restaurants are so close to schools, day cares and churches...
For Patsy Graves, there's a serious side to all the fun (01/16/08)
It is Elvis Day at Merihil. Patients are laughing. Staff members are singing to "Jail House Rock." Occupational therapist Terese Hooks and nursing tech Cathey Nelson are starting the final round in the Hula Hoop contest. But perhaps the most unusual thing of all is what's happening here isn't all that unusual. ...
Briefs (01/16/08)
Nicole Maxine Brandon of Lewisburg graduated from The University of Alabama in Huntsville on Dec. 16, 2007, with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences. Amy Dickovitch graduated magna cum laude with the fall class at Middle Tennessee State College...
Lady Bulldogs rally past Raiders (01/16/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs claimed sole possession of third place in District 11-A Friday night after rallying from a 13-point second-half deficit at home to defeat longtime nemesis Moore County 61-56 in overtime. The Raiderettes (11-8, 3-3 District) appeared to be in complete control of the game late in the third quarter, as they held a 44-31 lead with just over two minutes left in the stanza. ...
Forrest takes third straight district win (01/16/08)
The Rockets' midseason surge continued Friday night in Chapel Hill as Forrest won its third consecutive District 9A game and the sixth of their last eight by doubling up F.C. Boyd Christian School 64-37. The Rockets trailed 4-2 in the opening minute, but pasted the Broncos the rest of the first quarter and had an 18-5 lead when the period ended. ...
Marshall County Tigers hold football banquet (01/16/08)
The Marshall County football team held its annual awards banquet Saturday at the Jack M. Keny Training Facility with the Tiger Quarterback Club hosting the event. After enduring consecutive sub .500 seasons in 2005 and 2006, the Tigers bounced back with an 8-4 record in 2007 under first-year head coach Don Thomas. ...
Moore County holds off determined Bulldogs (01/16/08)
Through the first 25 minutes of their showdown with District frontrunner Moore County, it appeared that the Cornersville Bulldogs (6-10, 4-2 District) might knock off the Raiders and claim a share of first place in the league standings. Moore County, however, showed over the final seven minutes why many people have picked them to advance to the State Tournament, outscoring the Bulldogs 19-5 during that span to pull out a 46-35 victory Friday in Cornersville...
Lady Rockets complete sweep of Summertown (01/16/08)
The Forrest Lady Rockets did something they had never done before, they traveled to just inside the Lawrence County line and beat the Summertown Lady Eagles Saturday night 53-34 to complete the season sweep over their always tough and formidable 12A opponent...
Summertown tops Rockets (01/16/08)
The Forrest Rockets went into Saturday night's game at Summertown riding a three-game winning streak and barely missed knocking off the Eagles in what head coach Davy McClaran called "the toughest place to play in the state." After the Rockets' near upset, McClaran said, "If you don't show up in this gym, you will get blown out. ...
Homecoming queen holds court in Chapel Hill (01/16/08)
The Forrest Lady Rockets held their third annual basketball homecoming night last Friday night in Chapel Hill and lo and behold, the queen herself has her career night on the court, leading the team in scoring. Alyssa Gugger scored a dozen points in the first half of a 57-13 rout of F.C. Boyd before getting a dozen roses at the homecoming ceremony...
First Methodist opens Care Kitchen (01/16/08)
Earlier this winter Betsy Shelton was approached on the street in Lewisburg by a boy who said he hadn't eaten for four days. She was a little frightened and hardly knew what to do, but the incident got her thinking. Now she believes it was clearly God calling her to do something about the hungry people of Marshall County...
JAL charity ball set for Feb. 2 (01/16/08)
You may be disappointed if you wait too long to buy your tickets for the Junior Auxiliary of Lewisburg's annual charity ball: it's a sell-out every year. JAL President Nichole Warren promises this year's event will be better than ever. New for this year is a change of name, from Mardi Gras Ball to Children's Charity Ball, in order to better highlight the purpose of the event, which is to raise funds for JAL's programs benefiting the children of Marshall County...
William Eldredge Yearta (01/16/08)
William Eldredge Yearta Mr. William Eldredge Yearta, 64, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Elizabeth Craig Yearta; one son, Christopher Yearta; and four brothers, Hurbert Pitts, Evan Pitts, Junior Pitts and David Yearta...
Gayle Ingram Harris (01/16/08)
Gayle Ingram Harris Mrs. Gayle Ingram Harris, 72, of Starkville, Miss., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at her residence, following a long illness. Mrs. Harris was a native of Giles County. She was a homemaker, and had been a Girl Scout leader and an executive secretary at Mississippi State University. She and her late husband moved to Starkville in 1968, when Borden Milk transferred him from Lewisburg. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Starkville...
Margaret Ann Flippen Wright (01/16/08)
Margaret Ann Flippen Wright Mrs. Margaret Ann Flippen Wright, 79, of Madison, Ala., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008. Mrs. Wright was a native of Colbert County, Ala., and was retired from teaching in the Huntsville City Schools. She was a member of the Cultura Garden Club and a certified Red Cross water safety instructor. She was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Huntsville...
Beryl Garrett Williams (01/16/08)
Beryl Garrett Williams Mrs. Beryl Garrett Williams, 94, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Williams was a native of Marshall County and was valedictorian of her class at Marshall County High School before attending Columbia Institute. With her late husband she was the owner of Williams Department Store in Greenfield, Tenn. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Annie Irene Davis Reed (01/16/08)
Annie Irene Davis Reed Mrs. Annie Irene Davis Reed, 77, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Reed was a native of Petersburg. She was retired from Cosmolab and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ottie Jackson and Hattie Elizabeth Williams Davis; and her husband, James Edwin Reed...
James Robert Belefant (01/16/08)
James Robert Belefant Mr. James Robert Belefant, 70, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Belefant was a native of Marshall County. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a disabled veteran...
Brenda Kaye Johnson (01/16/08)
Brenda Kaye Johnson Mrs. Brenda Kaye Johnson, 50, of Nashville, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lois O'Neal and Frank Armstrong; three sisters, Carolyn Allen, Helen Hampton and Judy O'Neal; eight brothers, James William, Robert Lee, Orlando, James Anthony and Gary O'Neal, Terry and Stacy Armstrong, and Randy Radley; one uncle, Ollie O'Neal...
Peggy Barron Looney (01/16/08)
Peggy Barron Looney Mrs. Peggy Barron Looney, 63, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Looney was a native of Marshall County. She was a self-employed tax preparer and a member of First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg...
Carol Lorine Roberts (01/16/08)
Carol Lorine Roberts Mrs. Carol Lorine Roberts, 65, of Talley Station Community, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Roberts was a native of Grundy, Va., and was retired as an electronic tech from Watkins & Johnson Inc. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Carrie Deel Harrison...