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Stories from Friday, February 15, 2008

New agriculture Census forms going out in mail (02/15/08)
NASHVILLE -- The deadline for returning completed Census of Agriculture forms may have come and gone, but it's not too late for Tennessee farmers to speak up for the communities, their industry and their future. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service reminds farmers that their voices are important and need to be heard. As a result, Census responses are still being accepted...
Zoning OK'd for unknown business (02/15/08)
Zoning land for businesses was the subject of requests that received a warm welcome in all but one instance during Tuesday night's meeting of the Lewisburg City Council. Lewisburg Economic Development Director Terry Wallace reported to the council about a proposal to annex land fronting Old Belfast Road...
Jury here to consider attempted murder case (02/15/08)
A Marshall County Circuit Court jury was expected to consider an attempted murder charge today against a man who moved here from Illinois and is accused of beating a woman so badly that she needed a hip replacement. Jury selection was set to begin yesterday morning for the trial of John Patrick Vigneau, 37, of 2151 Finley Beech Road...
Court rules for housing authority (02/15/08)
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has upheld Marshall County Circuit Court Judge Lee Russell's dismissal of complaints by former Lewisburg Public Housing Authority Executive Director Jerry Freeman, who claims he blew the whistle on unethical contracting at the public housing project and it cost him his job...
Auctions lend air of 'excitement' to square (02/15/08)
Owner Jeff Ellis says his twice-a-month auctions "bring a bit of excitement to the square." Saturday night there were vehicles from as far away as Mississippi parked near the courthouse and about 50 people were seated inside The Emporium listening to auctioneer Stacey Pope, of Athens, Ala., work his way through a variety of antiques and collectibles that had been consigned...
County to plug leaking clock towers (02/15/08)
Marshall County commissioners are preparing to budget money to repair their historic courthouse on Lewisburg's public square because it's still leaking. Rain is leaking through the clock towers on the roof, according to Chuck Maloney, a Lewis County contractor brought in to examine the building. He reported to the commissioners during their informational meeting last week...
Leader of the Band (02/15/08)
His students describe him as a great man who was patient, caring, fair and very, very nice. In his 41 years in the Marshall County school system, Arnold Quarles made quite an impact on his students. "He was the epitome of any director you could ask for. I couldn't have asked for a better one," said Randal Jones of his seven years in the band with Quarles. "He was top notch, he knew his stuff."...
Briefs (02/15/08)
Daniel Albarran, of Chapel Hill, has been named to the Maryville College Dean's List for the 2007 fall semester. Amanda W. Hill, of Chapel Hill, has been named to the University of Alabama in Huntsville School of Graduate Studies' Graduate Dean's List for the 2007 fall semester...
Tigers topple East Hickman (02/15/08)
The Marshall County Tigers took care of business Tuesday night at home in the quarter-finals of the District 10AA District Tournament, toppling East Hickman for the third time this year 62-42 to advance to a Friday night game versus Spring Hill. The Tigers, regular season district champions and the No. 1 seed, also assured themselves a region berth with the 20-point win...
Rockets gain sixth straight region berth (02/15/08)
The Forrest Rockets opened up District 9A tournament play Tuesday night in Chapel Hill by defeating Middle Tennessee Christian School, 63-47. The Rockets, winners of six straight games, also qualified for the region tournament as one of the top four teams remaining in 9A. Their appearance at Hillwood High School next week will continue a streak of six-straight region berths for Coach Davy McClaran and the Rockets...
Bulldogs subdue Santa Fe (02/15/08)
When the going got tough the Cornersville Bulldogs got going. Facing possible elimination from the playoffs, the Bulldogs (13-13) pulled away late from a feisty Santa Fe Wildcat squad to claim a 65-44 victory at home Tuesday night in the first round of the District 11-A tournament...
Computer Club offers friendly place to learn (02/15/08)
"Everybody helps everybody; nobody knows everything" exemplifies the spirit of the Marshall County Computer Club. They are a small, friendly group that meets the second Saturday of every month at the Lewisburg campus of Columbia State. The meeting starts with half an hour for coffee and doughnuts in the student lounge before moving into the state-of-the-art computer lab at 9 a.m...
Women's Club meets (02/15/08)
'Looking for Goodwill' (02/15/08)
"Has there ever been good news?" Five years ago father and son Scott and Pat Price of Nashville set out to find the answer to that question. They visited Lewisburg this week to present a copy of their book, "Looking for Goodwill," which documents what they found, to the Marshall County Memorial Library...
Benefit planned for Cornersville High student (02/15/08)
CORNERSVILLE -- Residents here are rallying around the family of a Cornersville High School student who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Kris Sharp, 16, a freshman, broke his arm in December. When doctors went to set it, they found that he had bone cancer, and that it had spread to his lungs...
James H. Thomason (02/15/08)
James H. Thomason Mr. James H. Thomason, 76, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Thomason was a native of Marshall County and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed woodworking and crafting and was a member of the Berlin United Methodist Church...
Robert James Thomas, Sr. (02/15/08)
Robert James Thomas, Sr. Mr. Robert James Thomas, Sr., 69, of Morgantown, W.Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at the home of his daughter near Cornersville. Mr. Thomas was a native of Morgantown, W.Va. He was in the trucking business and was a member of the Methodist Church...
Lois Wanda Thomason Scott (02/15/08)
Lois Wanda Thomason Scott Mrs. Lois Wanda Thomason Scott, 82, of Petersburg, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Scott was a native of Madison County, Ala. She was Nutrition Site Manager for the Petersburg Senior Citizens Center, a homemaker, and a member of the Cane Creek Church of Christ. She was a long time writer for the Elk Valley Times and the Lewisburg Tribune...
Sarah Frances Beasley (02/15/08)
Sarah Frances Beasley Mrs. Sarah Frances Beasley, 87, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Beasley was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ransom and Annie McAteer Powell; first husband, Robert Wheeler; second husband, Anderson "Buddy" Beasley, brother, Nelson Powell; and grandson, Mark Scott...