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Stories from Thursday, March 13, 2008

Woman charged with fraud (03/13/08)
NASHVILLE -- A Marshall County woman has been charged with using the medical benefits of a TennCare services recipient to get healthcare treatment, state officials report. Holli L. Mitchell, 29, of Lewisburg was arrested by the Maury County Sheriff's Department as a result of her indictment by a grand jury's report this month in Columbia, according to the state's Office of Inspector General...
Chapel Hill accepts plan to annex 54 acres (03/13/08)
CHAPEL HILL -- Planning commissioners' recommendation for annexation of 54 acres was accepted Monday night by the town's Board of Mayor and Aldermen so they appear poised ready to finalize the ordinance next month. It's an important step for the town, according to Alderman Bucko Bryant who on Wednesday noted that developer Ron Lampley has purchased $250,000 worth of water taps for the property on the south side of Eagleville Pike and east of Stevens Road...
Council gets look at new police chief (03/13/08)
Lewisburg's mayor and council members welcomed their new police chief to town on Tuesday night when they consummated other monthly business without surprise. Chuck Forbis, commander of a division of the Sarasota, Fla., Sheriff's Department, was hired by City Manager Eddie Fuller on a recommendation from the Police Advisory Board and the new chief is in town looking for a place to live...
Spring Hill reborn (03/13/08)
SPRING HILL -- It was big news for Middle Tennessee when General Motors decided to build the plant for their new Saturn car between Columbia and Spring Hill. People moved down here from "up north" to work at Saturn, some of them settling in Marshall County, and many locals got jobs there, too...
County EMS director resigns (03/13/08)
Marshall County Emergency Medical Services Director Jimmy Adams resigned suddenly Tuesday evening. "As of today at 5 p.m.," Adams wrote to County Attorney Lee Bowles, "I wish to resign as EMS director.... I'm going to spend time getting my family well and through some more surgeries and sickness as well as rest my own body."...
Copper thief sentenced to 15 years in state prison (03/13/08)
A man who pleaded guilty to stealing copper from an electric company in Lewisburg was sentenced on Wednesday last week to 15 years with the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Danny Eugene McDonald, 49, previously of Ethridge, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler, who consolidated several of the 14 counts of indictment issued in September by the Marshall County Grand Jury against McDonald...
Jail seeks solution for aging computers (03/13/08)
Members of the Marshall County Commission's Law Enforcement Committee have agreed that the Sheriff's Department needs better computer equipment and software at that office and the jail. Days before a computer glitch resulted in the misidentification of a suspect in a countywide drug sweep, Sheriff Les Helton reported on the nature of commissioners' discussion during their meeting at his office on March 3. ...
Landfill rumors dominate Cornersville BOMA meeting (03/13/08)
Rumors of interesting things happening in Cornersville brought Bob Smart of WAXO to the meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Thursday, March 6. Only one of the two hot topics was mentioned during the meeting itself: a donation to the police department that is being spent on leasing two new cars. Seth Warf, who grew up in Cornersville and still farms there, asked who the donation came from, how much it was, and what it was for...
Successor sought for Cedar Ridge landfill (03/13/08)
Where will the new landfill be located? The Marshall County rumor mill has kicked into high gear trying to answer that question. Managers of Cedar Ridge Landfill on Mooresville Highway are looking for other places in Marshall County where another landfill might be located following a request from county commissioners...
School board pleased at process (03/13/08)
"I think it was handled real well," said Marshall County School Board member Randy Perryman, referring to the recently completed selection process for the Director of Schools position. "We got a lot of good feedback," Perryman said. The only criticism Perryman had was that he would have liked to see some local candidates included in the short list...
Drug arrest photo wrong (03/13/08)
Right name, wrong photo. A story in Friday's Tribune about last week's drug sweep that resulted in 25 arrests included the photograph of an 18-year-old Tiger Boulevard woman rather than the mug shot of a 29-year-old Franklin Avenue woman that should have accompanied the report...
Community Theatre's 'clean entertainment' deserves attendance (03/13/08)
Once you get past the potty jokes, the Marshall County Community Theatre's presentation of "Urinetown" is good clean entertainment. It was clear on Saturday night that a lot of the laughs came from people recognizing friends behaving in a way they'd never behave otherwise. But with a role to play, they had fun and it's infectious...
Search begins for new Forrest coach (03/13/08)
"This had been coming for a long time. I told (Forrest Principal) Mike Bishop in December. Believe it or not, I always knew I would not be in this for the long haul," said former Lady Rockets' head coach Robby Reasonover, who guided the program for six years...
Area students to attend leadership training (03/13/08)
The Foundation for Rural Education (FRED) is pleased to announce that for the seventh year high school juniors and seniors from around the U.S. and Canada will participate in the Leadership Through Learning Program, sponsored by National Exchange Carrier Association. ...
Read Across America (03/13/08)
Each year students celebrate the birthday of author Theodor Geisel, better known as 'Dr. Seuss,' with distinctive activities and events about reading during Read Across America Week. This year Read Across America was observed the week of March 3 through March 7...
Briefs (03/13/08)
The 50th annual Miss and Little Miss Cornersville Pageants will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the High School Gymnasium. Admission for the pageants is $5 per person, with all proceeds going to the Cornersville Athletic Booster Club. For more information call Pageant Director Courtney Boatwright at 293-2152...
Briefs (03/13/08)
Amanda Cherry of Lewisburg received the Who's Who Among Scholars in American Universities and Colleges Award at the annual University of Tennessee at Martin Who's Who Awards Ceremony. This award goes to students who have proven strength and character in academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service...
CSCC hosts financial aid in Lewisburg (03/13/08)
COLUMBIA -- Columbia State Community College will host a Financial Aid Evening from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Room 222 on the Lewisburg campus. The complimentary event is designed to assist any and all students who are planning to attend Columbia State during the fall 2008 semester, to apply and prepare for receiving financial aid...
Rocketeer school bank aids St. Judes Children's Hospital (03/13/08)
First State Bank of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill Elementary School and Rex's Foodland recently raised $3,446 for St. Judes Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. The Jr. Board members of the Rocketeer School Bank conducted the 8th annual fund-raiser, called "Have a Heart," with the help of First State Bank staff, the faculty of Chapel Hill Elementary School and Rex's Foodland. ...
Lewisburg Kiwanis recognizes Terrific Kids (03/13/08)
Mettie Todd (03/13/08)
Mettie Todd Mrs. Mettie Todd, 93, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Todd was born in Woodbury. She was a homemaker and a member of the Riggs Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Nathan and Sally Travis Mears; husband, Joe Todd; grandson, Tim Webb; two brothers and one sister...
Rachel Ring Stephens (03/13/08)
Rachel Ring Stephens Mrs. Rachel Ring Stephens, 87, of Nashville, died Monday, March 10, 2008, following an extended illness. Mrs. Stephens was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from state government as a secretary and was a member of the Bellevue Church of Christ. She was a founder and honorary life member of Middle Tennessee Decorative Artists...
Bennie Sheppard (03/13/08)
Bennie Sheppard Mr. Bennie "Jackie" Sheppard, 73, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 10, 2008, at NHC Merihil. Mr. Sheppard was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from Sanford Corporation and was a member of Farmington United Methodist Church...
Patsy Lee Rogers Tacker (03/13/08)
Patsy Lee Rogers Tacker Mrs. Patsy Lee Rogers Tacker, 71, of Cleveland, Tn., died Monday, March 10, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Tacker was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Cosmolab and was an owner and associate of Seaborne Mortgage Services of Athens, Tn. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a loving mother and grandmother whose greatest pleasure was spending time with her extended family...
Larry Agent (03/13/08)
Larry Agent Mr. Larry Agent, 63, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Agent was a native of Maury County. He served as a tank mechanic during the Vietnam War and was employed at Dole Refrigeration. He was a member of the Parkview Baptist Church...
Alvis Simmons (03/13/08)
Alvis Simmons Mr. Alvis "Billy" Simmons, 83, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 10, 2008, at NHC Merihil. Mr. Simmons was a native of Marshall County. He was a disabled veteran of the Army and the National Guard. Mr. Simmons retired from Heil Quaker Corporation after 42 years and also worked at the Wal-Mart Garden Center for 14 years. He was a member of the Westvue Church of Christ...
Willard Deece Stinson (03/13/08)
Willard Deece Stinson Mr. Willard Deece Stinson, 68, of Olustee, Okla., died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Stinson was born in Madison, Tn., and graduated from Petersburg High School in 1957. He served in the Air Force for four years and worked as an electrical engineer at Altus Air Force base for 20 years. Mr. Stinson operated Stinson Electrical and A&W Pecans, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Methodist Church...
Valta Lee Pigg Harris (03/13/08)
Valta Lee Pigg Harris Mrs. Valta Lee Pigg Harris, 90, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 10, 2008, at Rosewood Manor in Columbia. Mrs. Harris was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Robert T. Curtis (03/13/08)
Robert T. Curtis Mr. Robert T. Curtis, 83, of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at his residence, after several weeks of illness. Mr. Curtis was a native of Dekalb County, Tn. and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a deacon of Smyrna Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, and was a retired farmer. He had also served as an alderman and a member of the Marshall County Equalization Board...
Bernie Cromer (03/13/08)
Bernie Cromer Mr. Bernie Cromer, 68, of Columbia, died Sunday, March 9, 2008, following an extended illness. Mr. Cromer was a native of Marshall County. He was an Army veteran and was retired from the sales and marketing department of the Nashville office of Pittman & Associates. He was a member of the National Life Underwriters and an avid antique car enthusiast...
Thomas Michael McNiff (03/13/08)
Thomas Michael McNiff Mr. Thomas Michael McNiff, 49, of Cornersville, died Thursday, March 6, 2008. Mr. McNiff was a native of Dover, Del. He was a manufacturing engineer. He was preceded in death by his father Michael McNiff. He is survived by his mother, Irene Thatcher Denham of Dover, Del.; wife, Rebecca Tucker McNiff of Cornersville; daughters, Michelle and Cassie Scott of Memphis; stepdaughters, Laura (Jeremy) Johnson of Florence, Ala. ...
Jesse Clayburn Rigsby Sr. (03/13/08)
Jesse Clayburn Rigsby Sr. Mr. Jesse C. Rigsby Sr., 81, of Eagleville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Rigsby was a native of Howe, Texas, and was a bulldozer operator and mechanic. He and his two brothers were the owners and operators of Rigsby Bros. Grocery, Garage and Construction Company of Eagleville and Allisona. He was a member of the Eagleville Baptist Church...