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Stories from Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mooresville Highway, bypass among TDOT priority projects (02/13/08)
CHAPEL HILL -- Widening of Mooresville Highway and the portion of Lewisburg's bypass from East Commerce Street to the Marshall County EMS headquarters are two projects with funding plans in place by state officials. However, a proposal to widen State Route 64 to Shelbyville is not. A state official has suggested that local transportation leaders cut those plans into smaller projects so that they might be included in later plans by the Tennessee Department of Transportation...
Chapel Hill votes to fund new ambulance station (02/13/08)
CHAPEL HILL -- Public safety should improve soon for area residents and motorists here because of a town board decision on Monday to help fund a new ambulance station. The ambulance station in a building owned by the Lions Club was good for one ambulance when the emergency vehicles were vans instead of trucks with big boxes outfitted with equipment once limited to emergency rooms...
Annexation meeting draws SRO crowd (02/13/08)
Cornersville City Hall's meeting area was filled to capacity well before the advertised start time of the meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen. On the agenda was a change to the speed limits on the approaches to town. Town Adminstrator Taylor Brandon said they have had a "steady stream of complaints" since they lowered the speed limits at the south end, so a motion was approved to change these and also to allow 45 mph on the Lynnville Hill where it comes in to Cornersville on Hwy 129. ...
Aging beauties at WES (02/13/08)
Board to examine business tax breaks (02/13/08)
Lewisburg officials want to know if businesses that were given a property tax break have kept their end of the bargain by hiring the number of employees they promised they would when they got the tax deal. Nearly a dozen businesses will be asked this month about their compliance with agreements struck with the city's Industrial Develop-ment Board that granted a property tax break to foster growth...
Elks honor fallen soldier (02/13/08)
Members of the Lewisburg Elks Lodge made a special presentation Saturday to the family of Staff Sergeant Todd Nunes, who was killed in 2004 in Kirkuk, Iraq, while deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Elks Past Exalted Ruler Bryant Baugher presented a Medal of Valor, American flag and certificate of merit to Nunes' wife Christy and their children, Larissa and Alex Nunes. ...
School board narrows search (02/13/08)
The Marshall County School Board narrowed the field of candidates for director of schools from five to two Tuesday night. The board agreed to continue its investigation of candidates Stan Curtis and Spurgeon Banyard. Chairman Tim Harrison congratulated board members for their tenacity during last week's round of interviews, saying, "Last week was a long week. Everybody was here every night. I am proud of each and every one of you."...
Police board, city charter at odds (02/13/08)
As Lewisburg's Police Advisory Board nears a decision on who the city's next police chief will be, questions have arisen about the underlying authority for the board itself. Beyond issues raised publicly about whether the board has been interviewing candidates during private sessions in violation of state law requiring government business to be conducted in public, the City Council's vote authorizing the board was for a motion that reveals it is self-contradictory...
Briefs (02/13/08)
Cornersville Elementary School Junior Beta Club is collecting can pull-tabs to benefit 9th grader Kris Sharp, who has been diagnosed with bone cancer. If you have tabs to donate, please take them to Cornersville Elementary School. There will be a benefit for Kris at Cornersville High School on Saturday, Feb. 23...
Lady Dawgs top Hampshire (02/13/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs began their preparation for the District tournament this week with a 66-33 blowout win Saturday night at Hampshire in the regular season finale. Cornersville finished the regular season with a 16-9 record and a fourth-place finish in District 11A, earning them a first-round home game Monday night versus Columbia Academy, a team they have beaten twice this season by a combined margin of 33 points...
Bulldogs bounce out winless Hampshire, 81-25 (02/13/08)
The Cornersville Bulldogs had an easy time in Saturday night's regular season finale, slamming the hapless Hawks 81-25. Hampshire, 0-20 on the season could not match up with the more athletic and experienced Dawgs, who ran up and down the court, scoring almost at will...
Lady Dawgs post first-round win (02/13/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs took care of business Monday night in "C" Town with a 61-44 victory over Columbia Academy in the first round of the District 11A Tournament. The prize they get is a game no team in the state wants, a second-round match-up with the fourth-ranked Richland Lady Raiders and surefire Miss Basketball candidate Rachel Glidden...
Tigerettes nail Spring Hill (02/13/08)
The Marshall County Tigerettes (23-4) began the 2008 postseason with a bang Monday night, hammering seventh-seeded Spring Hill 60-22 in the first round of the District 10-AA tournament at Dottie Kelso Gymnasium. After defeating the Lady Raiders by an average of 32 points in their two regular season encounters, MCHS built a 33-14 lead at halftime before outscoring Spring Hill 27-8 over the final two quarters to roll to the 38-point victory. ...
Tigert turns Tigers around (02/13/08)
To be the best, you have to play the best. That's what Marshall County High School has done this year. Tigert's Tigers have turned it around, going from 8-19 last year and a fourth-place finish in District 10AA to the regular season championship this year...
District Tournament Schedule (02/13/08)
District 10-AA GIRLS Thursday, Feb. 14, At MCHS 6 p.m. - Lewis Co. vs. Hickman Co. 7:30 p.m. - Marshall Co. vs. Giles Co. Monday. Feb. 18 6 p.m. - Consolation 7:30 p.m. - Championship BOYS Tuesday, Feb. 12 7 p.m. - East Hickman at Marshall Co. 7 p.m. - Spring Hill at Hickman Co...
It's that Girl Scout Cookie time of year again (02/13/08)
It's Girl Scout cookie time again! Just in time to challenge your New Year's resolution to eat fewer sweets or your Lenten vow to give up cookies until Easter. But Girl Scout cookies are much more than an indulgence for you and your family. Their sales raise funds for Girl Scout programs, and the money raised stays in the area to benefit the local girl scouts who sold you the cookies. The annual cookie sales are also a wonderful education for the girls...
Church offering tutoring, assistance with homework (02/13/08)
Elder Eddie Shirley, pastor of Liggett Street Church of God, says he had a vision that told him to reach out to the Lewisburg community and be of greater use to them. Shirley determined on a new missionary focus to help people with their needs. He said, "We must leave our comfortable four walls and meet people at their needs. If we don't do that, who will?"...
Lettie Cobb Throneberry (02/13/08)
Lettie Cobb Throneberry Mrs. Lettie Cobb Throneberry, 78, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Centennial Medical Center. Mrs. Throneberry was a native of Alabama. She was retired from Tyson Foods and was a member of Midland Heights Baptist Church...
Tommy Andrew Austin (02/13/08)
Tommy Andrew Austin Mr. Tommy Andrew Austin, 73, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at NHC Oakwood. Mr. Austin was a native of Marshall County. He was a farmer and a member of the Holyness Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Nancy Williams Austin, and sister, Kaytie Austin Campbell...
Douglas J. Roddy (02/13/08)
Douglas J. Roddy Douglas J. Roddy, 76, died Feb. 9, 2008, at his residence in Crump, Tn. Mr. Roddy was born in Nashville and grew up in Lewisburg. He served two tours in the Army during the Korean War and was a contract adminstrator for the government. He was a member of the Mt. View Church of Christ...
Hilda Jo Patterson (02/13/08)
Hilda Jo Patterson Ms. Hilda Jo Patterson, 62, of Goodlettsville, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at her residence. Ms. Patterson was a native of Lincoln County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Eula Moore Goodman; and a son, Brian Keith Patterson...
Jewel L. Wright (02/13/08)
Jewel L. Wright Mrs. Jewel L. Wright, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Wright was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker who had been a sales clerk at several department stores and, later in life, enjoyed dealing in antiques. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Charlene Hall Dean (02/13/08)
Charlene Hall Dean Mrs. Charlene Hall Dean, 84, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at NHC Oakwood after an extended illness. Mrs. Dean was a native of Franklin, Ky. She was a retired real estate broker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewisburg...
H. G. Earonhart (02/13/08)
H. G. Earonhart H. G. Earonhart, 72, of Tullahoma, died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Earonhart was a native of Marshall County. He was a retired taxi cab driver and a member of the Cornersville Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Earonhart and Nellie Austin...
Raymond Weir Cooksey (02/13/08)
Raymond Weir Cooksey Mr. Raymond Weir Cooksey, 83, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Cooksey was a native of Smith County. Tn. He served in the Navy during World War II and was co-owner of Cooksey Auto Parts. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewisburg...