Stories from Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Soccer war ends in draw
The Marshall County Tigers traveled to Chapel Hill Thursday night to take on their cross-county rivals, the Forrest Rockets, in a game that was full of spirited play from both squads. It was a war. The late season game was a highly contested, physical encounter that ended in a 1-1 draw...
Man gets five years in assault on woman
'This is not the typical assault case. He kicked the devil out of that woman.'
-- Eddie Barnard
Hazardous waste pickup set
This Saturday, any Tennessee resident may bring his or her household hazardous waste to the Cedar Ridge Landfill from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Opposition to landfill builds in Cornersville
"Do not leave it up to your neighbor to write the letter or make the phone calls," urged organizer Mickey King at the meeting of the Tri-County Environmental Association last week. King wants everyone to get active and stay active against the proposed new landfill. This means getting petitions signed and writing letters to County Commissioners, as well as phoning them...
Mature students welcome at Columbia State
Adams and Butler are both enthusiastic about sharing their classes with students of different ages.
Burglar faces up to 13-year sentence
A Lewisburg man could be sentenced to another year in jail because he allegedly assaulted a Marshall County correctional officer while being incarcerated after a jury found him guilty of another assault during a burglary when he'd been drinking. Public records show that Marty Ray Campbell, 21, of Limestone Avenue was arrested Oct. ...
Fish fry 'breezy'
The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce held a fish fry and free music event Saturday in Rock Creek Park.The music was hot but the weather was cool and more than a little breezy. The catfish and hushpuppies, however, were just about
Sheriff investigating inmate work release
Marshall County Sheriff's officers are investigating the apparent lack of supervision of a prisoner by a recently fired Lewis-burg employee who, records show, allowed the inmate to visit family during work release. "We're working on it," Sheriff Les Helton said Thursday. "When we find what we're looking for, we'll take whatever action we need to...
People don't realize how good we've got it here
As an industrial electrician and shop supervisor with Sanford Manufacturing Corp., Scott Begley's day normally consists of nothing more dangerous than commuting from his home in Cornersville and seeing that things run smoothly once he gets to work. As a master sergeant in the Tennessee Air National Guard, though, Begley is called upon from time to time to lay down his wrenches and take up arms against a common enemy...
City's top cop is a she
For the first time ever, a woman is running Lewisburg's Police Department. That's not happened before Thursday night's meeting of the Police Advisory Board, which recommended that the city manager elevate the department's female lieutenant to be interim chief...
arshall County, three of its municipalities and its residents would realize a number of benefits if county and state regulators grant Waste Management's request . . .
Another Little League season opens
The weather in Marshall County may not seem like spring, but the season has changed, as evidenced by the hundreds of people in attendance for the 2008 Marshall County Little League Jamboree Saturday at the Richard Cashion Little League Complex. The Jamboree marked the fifteenth year at the Cashion complex. ...