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Stories from Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A talent for preserving history (02/27/08)
Scissors in hand, Melanie Gordon snips her way through her current art project. Scherenschnitte is a new love for her. The German art of paper cutting is also known as silhouette. She traces the shapes of skipping goats for a cutting depicting the history of the fainting goats of Marshall County...
New quarry completes driveway (02/27/08)
Marshall County Stone has complied with conditions imposed by county officials when they granted the business authority to proceed with development of a new quarry on State Route 99, according to an employee of the business. Wilford "Spider" Wentzel, a Marshall County commissioner and a MC Stone employee who operates the quarry's scales, reported Monday that by sunset that day the company's road to and from the quarry would have been paved, thus completing conditions in a special use permit...
Trucking company opens terminal (02/27/08)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Feb. 25, 2008 -- Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced the opening of a driver orientation site here. Con-way Truckload plans to hire more than 250 experienced professional truck drivers in the Greater Cookeville area over the next 12 months...
Neill elected county chairman (02/27/08)
Marshall County Commissioner Sam Smith resigned as chairman of the commission on Monday night and commissioners elected Commissioner Mary Ann Neill as his successor. Neill was elected 13-4 over County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett who had been a candidate for chairman of the County Commission in the weeks after he took office in September 2006. Smith had been chairman for 3-1/2 years...
New police chief named (02/27/08)
A Sarasota, Fla., Sheriff's major has accepted Lewisburg's offer for him to be the city's next police chief, City Manager Eddie Fuller said Monday, reporting the new chief's first day on the job will be on or about May 1. Chuck Forbis, commander of the Law Enforcement Division of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Department, will succeed Interim Chief David Ray who stepped up to that position upon the reassignment of former Chief Doug Alexander...
'Cowboy Up' program seeks to combat teenage suicides (02/27/08)
The Marshall County FCCLA recently sponsored a suicide prevention workshop entitled "Cowboy Up" for all FCCLA members and ninth graders in the school. Presented by the Maury County Junior Auxiliary in conjunction with the Jason Foundation and organized by FCCLA members Taryn Hutton and Breanna Dowell as part of their FCCLA Chapter service project, the morning event left students and staff looking at family and friends in a different light...
Briefs (02/27/08)
Will Chapman Brown, of Belfast, and Benjamin Russell Grimwood, of Chapel Hill, have been named to the Vanderbilt University Dean's List for the fall 2007 semester. Jacob Musgrave of Petersburg graduated Summa Cum Laude from Freed-Hardeman University in December 2007...
Tigerettes pull away from CPA (02/27/08)
The Marshall County Tigerettes (26-4) advanced to the semifinals of the Region 5-AA tournament by defeating the Christ Presbyterian Academy Lady Lions, 56-36, in the first round Friday night, Feb. 22, at Dottie Kelso Gymnasium. Although Marshall County hammered CPA, 65-24, last year in the opening round of the Region tournament, the Lady Lions showed some fight in Friday's contest and trailed by just a point early in the second quarter...
Lady Rockets stretch winning streak (02/27/08)
The Jo Byrns team bus got lost on the way to Chapel Hill Friday night for their Region 5A opening round match-up versus Forrest, leaving the Lady Red Devils to scramble into the gym at the last minute. Maybe they were just not in a hurry to walk across the bed of hot coals called the Forrest Lady Rockets...
Bulldogs burn Richland in late comeback (02/27/08)
The Cornersville Bulldogs evened their season record at 14 with a hard-fought, come-from-behind 60-58 victory over Richland last week in Culleoka in the consolation game of the District 11A Tournament. It was a back-and-forth battle the entire game between the two squads, but some fourth-quarter heroics by Chuck Bassham and Jimmy Civils helped the Dawgs defeat the Raiders for the third time this season...
Wayne Co. eliminates Lady Bulldogs (02/27/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs' season came to an end Friday night in Waynesboro when they dropped a 65-47 decision to a powerful Wayne County Lady Wildcat squad (27-5) in the first round of the Region 6-A tournament. Cornersville (17-12) hung tough early on and played the Lady Wildcats to a 22-22 tie in the first half. Wayne County, however, caught fire offensively in the second half and outscored the Lady Bulldogs 43-25 over the final two quarters to claim the 18-point victory...
Tigers' season comes to end (02/27/08)
The Marshall County Tigers looked into a mirror Saturday night at David Lipscomb and did not like the reflection they saw. The entire season the Tigers have lived from beyond the three-point stripe, ironically they died by it as the Mustangs buried two early first quarter bombs and never let up, winning, 75-59, and eliminating MCHS from postseason play...
Tigerettes oust East Literature in Region (02/27/08)
Different day same result. Having trounced East Literature 52-19 in their lone encounter during the regular season, the Marshall County Tigerettes (27-4) once again had little trouble disposing of the Lady Eagles Monday night, as they rolled to a 58-30 victory in the semifinals of the Region 5-AA tournament...
Lady Rockets blow out Van Buren, 76-44 (02/27/08)
The Forrest Lady Rockets are a lunch pail team, winning ugly or winning pretty, it does not matter to them. Monday night at Hillwood High School in the Region 5A semi-final versus Van Buren, Forrest won in a blow-out victory, 76-44, pushing their winning streak to 17 and sending them to the championship game tonight versus Middle Tennessee Christian at 7 p.m...
Bulldogs Stun Summertown (02/27/08)
The Cornersville Bulldogs (15-14) recorded one of the biggest wins in the history of their program Saturday, defeating District 12-A regular season champ Summertown, 59-51, on the road in the first round of the Region 6-A tournament. After defeating Cornersville by 20 points at the beginning of the season, the Eagles (24-6) appeared headed towards another convincing victory early on. They held an 11-point advantage midway through the second quarter...
Liggett Street Church of God marks pastor's anniversary (02/27/08)
Liggett Street Church of God is pleased to celebrate the 12th Pastoral Anniversary of Elder Eddie Shirley. The theme of the celebration is: The Good Shepherd and it will take place on Sunday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at 834 Liggett Street, Lewisburg, The morning service speaker is Elder Raymond Manier, Associate Minister of the Lebanon Church of God. Evening guests are Bishop J. E. Gordon and the Meharry Boulevard Church of God congregation...
Exercise teaches 'compassion for others' (02/27/08)
The temperature is falling as the night wears on and by morning it's below freezing. Several young men are sleeping in boxes outside, exposed to misting rain. It is a very teachable moment. This is not a new homeless community in Chapel Hill. It's a church group with a new project...
Nancy Louise Wilson Mitchell (02/27/08)
Nancy Louise Wilson Mitchell Mrs. Nancy Louise Wilson Mitchell, 52, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Mitchell was a native of Lawrence County. She was a former licensed practical nurse at Maury Regional Hospital and was a member of the Central Christian Church...
John Hayes Taylor (02/27/08)
John Hayes Taylor Mr. John Hayes Taylor, 75, of Anes Station, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at NHC Oakwood. Mr. Taylor was a native of Maury County. He was retired from Century Cable TV of Wise, Va., served in the Army during the Korean conflict, and was a member of the Methodist Church...
Peggy Jean Gower (02/27/08)
Peggy Jean Gower Mrs. Peggy Jean Gower, 64, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, in Columbia, after a brief illness. Mrs. Gower was a native of Marshall County, She was retired from Nissan and was a member of the Lifesong Family Church in Lewisburg...
Margaret Elizabeth Harris (02/27/08)
Margaret Elizabeth Harris Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Harris, 88, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, after an extended illness. Mrs. Harris was a native of Maury County, a homemaker and a member of the Berea Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Washington and Janie Martha McCord Watson; and her husband, Robert Howard Harris...
Maebelle Lamb King (02/27/08)
Maebelle Lamb King Mrs. Maebelle Lamb King, 90, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Bedford County Medical Center. Mrs. King was a native of Marshall County, a retired cafeteria worker at Eakin Elementary School, and a member of Edgemont Baptist Church...
Wanda Vanessa McCord (02/27/08)
Wanda Vanessa McCord Ms. Wanda Vanessa McCord, 48, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur McCord of Chapel Hill; grandparents, Ella Mae and Sammy Russell, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McCord; and a nephew, Terrell Coleman of Lewisburg...
Andrew Lincoln Leverette (02/27/08)
Andrew Lincoln Leverette Mr. Andrew Lincoln Leverette, 20, of Smyrna, died Tuesday, February 19, 2008. Mr. Leverette was a native of Smyrna and a 2006 graduate of Smyrna High School. He worked for Steel Summit and was an avid musician and motorcyclist...
Mary Nelle Haynes Helton (02/27/08)
Mary Nelle Haynes Helton Mrs. Mary Nelle Haynes Helton, 66, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, in Nashville. Mrs. Helton was a native of Bedford County. She was retired from Bedford Hosiery and was a member of Deer Point Community Chapel...
Willie Emma Haynes (02/27/08)
Willie Emma Haynes Mrs. Willie Emma "Free Willy" Haynes, 81, of Cornersville, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at River Park Hospital, McMinnville. Mrs. Haynes was a native of Marshall County. She loved the outdoors, particularly flowers and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Annie Ruth Walker; husband, James Ezell Haynes; and brothers Harrison and Harry Walker...
A mania for secrecy (02/27/08)
In recent weeks Marshall County has found itself in the unenviable position of having to fill three major positions of leadership simultaneously: Marshall County director of schools, Lewisburg chief of police, and Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board executive director...