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Stories from Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Failed romance fails to sway hungry jury (06/04/08)
A Marshall County jury on Monday night found a Lewisburg man not guilty of theft or burglary of his girlfriend's apartment last fall when, according to the man and his relatives, the woman's mother disapproved of their romance. "I thought we were pretty good friends," Michael Ray Pruitt, 40, previously of Culleoka, testified during the one-day trial, adding later; "Justice was served. Now, I can go on with my life and take care of my ex-wife" who's recently been diagnosed with cancer...
Wal-Mart awards $19K in grants (06/04/08)
The Wal-Mart Super Center in Lewisburg has awarded $19,000 in community grants to organizations ranging from the Marshall County High School softball team to the Lewisburg Fire Department. "This is something that Wal-Mart does every year," explained Janice Pinkerton, community involvement coordinator for the Lewisburg store. "I don't have the exact figures with me, but nationwide it adds up to millions of dollars."...
Armadillos moving north (06/04/08)
Agricultural agent Rick Skillington calls them "possum on the half-shell." When asked to comment about armadillos appearing this far north, he becomes more serious: "Supposedly they follow the fire ants north, about three or four years behind them," he explained...
Roadcheck 2008 under way (06/04/08)
Tennessee Department of Safety is participating in Roadcheck 2008, a 72-hour commercial vehicle roadside inspection sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The goals of Roadcheck 2008 are to increase commercial truck and bus safety and security and to reduce the number of crashes involving commercial trucks and motor vehicles. The event, which takes place simultaneously across North America, began at midnight, Tues-day and will continue through midnight, Thurs-day...
Area farmers urged to seek TAEP funding (06/04/08)
NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has begun accepting applications for the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to their county UT extension agent for application information or the department at toll-free 800-342-8206. Most applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and should be filled out accurately and postmarked beginning June 2...
'Mrs. Hickman, you are going to be missed daily' (06/04/08)
We have super kids down here -- we have the cream of the crop," says Mary Ann Hickman. Hickman should know. She has been talking to them and serving them breakfast and lunch for 34 years. Hickman is the retiring cafeteria manager at Cornersville High School. Also retiring, after 30 years, is Connie Calahan...
Property owners take issue with appraisals (06/04/08)
Property owners in Marshall County who disagree with their appraisal notices are taking their cases to the Board of Equalization with issues as simple as goats and as complicated as the federal tax code. "I use it as a goat barn," Susan Bender of Wade Brown Road said of a structure to which she recently attached five pieces of siding, which apparently led to an appraiser's conclusion that the goat barn could be valued at about $5,000...
Lessons in trash (06/04/08)
LAWRENCEBURG -- Marshall County leaders who toured Lawrence County Solid Waste Department facilities on Friday were cautiously optimistic on whether recycling and a trash transfer station would work for their county. "There's got to be a lot of cooperation," said County Commissioner Don Ledford, chairman of the County Commission's Solid Waste Committee. "I'm impressed that they've made it work for themselves."...
JECDB to vote on new director (06/04/08)
Four Marshall County mayors have nominated a local resident to be elected by a 21-member panel to execute their efforts for economic and community development. The nominee is to face the Joint Economic and Community Development Board on Tuesday next week in Lewisburg City Hall, where the panel continues to operate under an agreement fraught with conflict...
Dairy month chairman named (06/04/08)
Primm awarded Grogan scholarship (06/04/08)
LMS BUG (06/04/08)
Academic excellence (06/04/08)
CB&S scholarship awarded (06/04/08)
Ryan Montgomery, a graduating senior from Cornersville High School, is the recipient of a CB&S Bank Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship was awarded during the Cornersville High School Senior Class Night ceremonies. Presenting the scholarship award were Jenna Martin, branch manager of the Cornersville office, and Carol McCormick, branch manager of the Lewisburg office, of CB&S Bank...
CES sixth grade (06/04/08)
"Keep learning" was the message Cornersville Elementary School Principal Bonnie Reese gave sixth graders during sixth grade graduation ceremonies at the school on Friday, May 23. Reese spoke to a capacity crowd as family and friends attended the morning festivities. ...
Benefits of a liberal education touted (06/04/08)
Want to increase chances for success in life? Get a liberal education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 67.2 percent of high school graduates from the class of 2007 enrolled in colleges or universities (68.3 percent female / 66.1 percent male)...
Kiddle College graduates (06/04/08)
CHES honor roll (06/04/08)
4th Grading Period 3rd Grade A Honor Roll Ally Amoroso Graham Anglin Holly Batte Jake Blasingim Gracie Butt Chaz Collingwood Brad Corter Allison Crockett Austin Duvall Tim Elliot Brayden Gentry Destiny Harris Kyleah Hengesbach Dani Hoeft Anna Holder...
WES honors party (06/04/08)
Westhills Elementary School hosted an Honors Party at the end of the school year to recognize the students who had appeared on the school's Honor Roll for the previous four years. The boys and girls receiving a goody bag and enjoying refreshments were Justice Giacomo, Madalyn Gold, Emily Spence, Miles Bell, Bradley Brandon, Demi Davis, Cristen Richardson, Amy Shonk, Hailee Walls, Bryan Whitehead, Aimee Toseland, Preston Whaley, Caroline Lo, Dane Pickle, Madison Thomason, Mary Kate McGehee, Aleah McLean, Alex Steely, Grayson Wiles, Kierston Shortridge, Caitlin Crowder, Thomas George, Trenton Wiles, Jameka Braden, Aaron Hobbs, Austin Stacey, Amy Van Orden, Tory Vaughn, Kelton Spivey, Lana Willis, Makayla Sheppard, Ashley Anaya, Aaron Houghton, Brooke Richardson, and Mekell Sain.. ...
Briefs (06/04/08)
Amanda Hill of Chapel Hill was named to the University of Alabama in Huntsville School of Graduate Studies Graduate Dean's List for the spring 2008 semester. Hill is majoring in nursing. Cordarius D. McLean of Chapel Hill was named to the Honor Roll at Rhodes College, Memphis, for the 2008 spring semester...
Lady Rockets looking for help (06/04/08)
The 2008 TSSAA state champion Forrest Lady Rockets are looking for help in offsetting the $6,500 cost associated with the purchase of rings and jackets. Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact the following banks for approximately the next three weeks:...
West takes reins at MCHS (06/04/08)
The transition for the state champion Marshall County Tigerettes will be an easy one with the announcement Friday that long-time assistant Boyd West will take over the head coaching job for David Steely, who resigned last month for personal reasons...
Farm Bureau holds breakfast (06/04/08)
Marshall County Farm Bureau members held their annual legislative breakfast at Henry Horton State Park to discuss legislative issues, especially those facing farmers. State Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, along with Rep. Eddie Bass of Pulaski, informed the group of various issues on the legislative agenda. ...
Three generations (06/04/08)
Cecil Leon Franklin (06/04/08)
Cecil Leon Franklin Mr. Cecil Leon Franklin, 78, of Lewisburg, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at his residence.
Betty Jean Sturgill (06/04/08)
Betty Jean Sturgill Mrs. Betty Jean Sturgill, 73, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital.
Marriage Licenses (06/04/08)
Bryan John Calderaro II and Lindsay Meagan Jones, James Alman Gilliam III and Laura Jean Pugh, Steven Wesley Holt and Kaycee Ann Finch, Timothy Stephen Pate and Julia Gayle McCormac
Property Transfers (06/04/08)
Rising Son Properties LLC to Tenneessee Dept of Transportation, Carl Edwin Anderson Sr. to Lisa Michelle Morris, Tommy Higdon Clerk and Master to Robert C. Johnson, Sara Jett to Shirley F. Mitchell, Michael S. Hartley to Joni Willoughby, Burzak Builders, Inc. ...
Business Licenses (06/04/08)
Hutchinson Construction, JMD Lawncare, Leslie Wiser, My Yugiho Store, Safeway Mini Storage, Silver Linings, Southern Roofing, Springplace Auto Sales LLC, Superpro Wrestling Association, TNT Plumbing, Winsett Woodcraft, Your Landlord Solution,