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Stories from Friday, February 29, 2008

Rock 'n' roll quarry action (02/29/08)
Tennessee is asthma capital (02/29/08)
NASHVILLE -- With Knoxville recently ranked as the No. 1 asthma capital in the country, and four other cities statewide making the list of the top 25 worst places in the United States to live with asthma, the American Lung Association says it's time for Tennessee to get tough on this serious and sometimes even deadly chronic lung disease...
Ag industry must wait to e-file newly revised form (02/29/08)
NASHVILLE -- Agricultural industry taxpayers, farmers and fishermen, who electronically file Form 1040 returns with Form 4136, Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels, must wait until March 3 to e-file the newly-revised Form 4136. Normally, 1040 filers who are farmers or fishermen are not required to make an estimated tax payment if they file their return and pay all taxes due by March 1. But this year, because March 1 falls on a Saturday, the date extends to Monday, March 3...
2007 a banner year for National Guard (02/29/08)
NASHVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., hailed 2007 as a banner year for the Tennessee National Guard recently as he addressed approximately 700 Tennessee guardsmen, their family members, and guests at the National Guard Association of Tennessee Conference in Nashville...
Elm Street burglary trials end with two convictions (02/29/08)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A Marshall County jury this week convicted two men in connection with a burglary and beating of a Lewisburg man in March 2007, apparently because of words on MySpace. Brandon Corey Medley, 23, previously of Lexington Trace, was convicted on charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary at the Elm Street home of Wesley Carroll, court records show...
Kroger offering $4 generic prescriptions (02/29/08)
NASHVILLE -- The Kroger Co. is now offering pharmacy customers generic drugs for $4 per prescription at its stores in and around Nashville. The $4 price applies to more than 300 generic drugs prescribed for 30-day supplies and is available at 62 pharmacies at Kroger stores in and around Nashville. ...
Couple indicted for second time in scalding case (02/29/08)
A Lewisburg couple has been indicted again by a Marshall County grand jury, charged with aggravated child abuse. Scalding of a 3-year-old boy was the allegation in December against Hilario Martinez-Perez, also known as Salvador Mendec, 24, of 2170 Franklin Pike, and Linda May Rowell, 26, of the same address...
JECDB eyes term limits (02/29/08)
Marshall County commissioners are considering several ideas on how to reorganize the Joint Economic and Community Develop-ment Board, including term limits and reapportionment. "We ought to get together in the next week or two and pass something," said Commissioner Sam Smith. Smith resigned Monday night as chairman of the County Commission but continues as a member of the commissioners' Tourism and Economic Development Committee...
One fourth of students here found overweight (02/29/08)
Marshall County school children are in line with statewide averages for weight, with only about 2 percent of students underweight for their age and sex, while 55 percent are at a healthy weight, according to recent screenings. Nearly a quarter is already overweight, and the remainder is at risk of becoming overweight. Childhood obesity very often leads to adult obesity with accompanying health risks, especially of heart disease and diabetes...
Boy, 16 to be tried as adult in stabbing (02/29/08)
A teen-age boy has been indicted by a Marshall County grand jury on an assault charge for allegedly stabbing a man nine times on Dec. 29 in a mobile home park at Farmington. Wesley Paul Jedlicka, 16, of Summertown, was named in a juvenile petition by Sheriff's Capt. Norman Dalton to Juvenile Court Judge Steve Bowden to have the boy declared delinquent for allegedly stabbing Jerry Watterson, 22, who was then living at 2648 Nashville Highway...
Police here to get cameras, radar gear (02/29/08)
A public safety equipment supply company in Kansas has the apparent best bid for Lewisburg's planned purchase of radar devices, in-car cameras and recording equipment for police officers' use here. Lewisburg City Manager Eddie Fuller on Monday said that Interim Police Chief David Ray was to obtain a purchase order this week for the equipment. During the bid opening, Fuller noticed that the prices were competitive...
Curtis named new director of schools (02/29/08)
The observers' seats in the boardroom at Central Office were nearly all full when the School Board met Tuesday, February 26. There was a little discussion about next year's budget, the bidding process for contractors, and job descriptions, but what everyone was clearly waiting for was the vote on who to choose as Director of Schools...
Briefs (02/29/08)
This weekend Girl Scout Cookies will be sold at Kroger, Walgreens and Wal-Mart in Lewisburg, Quik Mart in Cornersville, and Rex's Foodland in Chapel Hill. For more information, call Cheryl Bartusch at 364-2043. Lewisburg Rotary Club and the Kansas City Barbecue Society will host a Certified Barbecue Judges class from 8 a.m. ...
Tigerettes claim Region 5-AA title (02/29/08)
Usually the more times you play an opponent during the season the harder it becomes to beat that team. That has not been the case for the Marshall County Tigerettes against Hickman County. MCHS whipped the Lady Bulldogs, 49-29, in the Region 5-AA championship game at Spring Hill High School to improve their record to 4-0 on the season against their District 10-AA rival...
Storybook season ends for Bulldogs (02/29/08)
The Cornersville Bulldogs were the last men's team standing in Marshall County in the post-season, reaching the semi-finals of the Region 6A Tournament before falling to Moore County 81-57 Tuesday night in Mt. Pleasant. The Dawgs, who finished the season at 15-15 played an inspired first half versus the number one-seeded Raiders, leading 23-19 after the first quarter and trailing by just two points, 39-37 at the half...
AARP Chapter meets (02/29/08)
Robert Carl Watson, Jr. (02/29/08)
Robert Carl Watson, Jr. Mr. Robert Carl Watson, Jr., 37, of Cornersville, died Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Watson was a native of Stuart, Fla. He was self-employed as a sheet rock laborer. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jarvis and Dolly Smith...
Joseph R. Dockery (02/29/08)
Joseph R. Dockery Mr. Joseph R. "Joe" Dockery, 71, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, after an extended illness. Mr. Dockery was a native of Douglas, Ga. and served in the Army as a member of the Old Guard. He walked guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. ...
Mary Rogers Haskins (02/29/08)
Mary Rogers Haskins Mrs. Mary Rogers Haskins, 88, of Belfast, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Haskins was a native of Warrior, Ala. and was a 1941 graduate of St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing in Birmingham. She worked for several doctors in the area, was the company nurse at Florence Stove, and was one of the first registered nurses at NHC Oakwood. She was a member of the Methodist Church...