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Stories from Friday, December 12, 2008

Cops for Kids is Lewisburg tradition (12/12/08)
The Lewisburg Police Department will be taking 61 local children Christmas shopping this Saturday, Dec. 13. Lt. Rebekah Mitchell is in charge of the Cops for Kids program and Police Chief Chuck Forbis says she has been working hard to make sure the day is a success...
Garbage routes will run north, south (12/12/08)
Lewisburg's City Council on Tuesday night sanctioned a complete reorganization of the trash collection schedule and garbage truck routes for all 11,000 residents of the city. East and West Commerce Streets will be the dividing line for two broad areas with collection routes starting in April, City Manager Eddie Fuller announced after the Council accepted a recommendation from the Curbside Recycling Committee...
Teacher pleads guilty to pot charge (12/12/08)
The Marshall County High School teacher caught with marijuana while on school property nearly seven weeks ago pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in General Sessions Court on Tuesday, officials said. "As far as I'm concerned, this is over and I'm going to go on with the rest of my life," Robert Jeffrey Cooper, 51, of Chapman Road said in the Marshall County Courthouse shortly after walking out of Judge Steve Bowden's courtroom...
Wilkerson risks school board ouster (12/12/08)
If convicted, an elected county official -- who's due in court next week on a DUI charge -- could face ouster proceedings and possibly loss of his seat on the school board. Mark E. Wilkerson, 43, of Caney Creek Lane, Chapel Hill, was arrested at about 1 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, by Sheriff's Deputy Tony Nichols who charged him with driving under the influence of an intoxicant and violation of the implied consent law, according to public records...
SRO busy on patrol (12/12/08)
The security resource officers assigned to the County's three high schools are probably the only sheriff's department deputies to be found actually walking a beat. Deputy Elijah Stuard patrols the parking lots, hallways and classrooms of Forrest School from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day school is in session...
Community helps man pull through (12/12/08)
CHAPEL HILL -- When Charles Mobley reflects on how well his team placed during the Southern Nationals 2008 Antique Tractor Pull in Tunica, Miss. last weekend, he doesn't count trophies. He's satisfied that from 25-30 "hooks" in a couple of classes, his tractor was among the top half -- finishing at about 12-14th -- during stiff competition between very strong machines...
Do you qualify for a school meal? (12/12/08)
In view of the current economic situation, Larissa Delk, Food Service Supervisor for the Marshall County schools, wants parents to know that it's possible for their children to get free or reduced-price school meals. "I think some people are worried about others knowing they have applied for meal benefits and worry about the confidentiality of the program," wrote Delk in an e-mail. ...
Lady Rockets cruise past Eagleville (12/12/08)
The Forrest Lady Rockets continued their nearly six-year domination over Eagleville, winning for the fifteenth consecutive time versus the Lady Eagles in a game that was never close. Eagleville has not defeated the Lady Rockets since Feb. 11, 2003. The 52-35 Forrest conquest on Tuesday night in Eagleville started just the way that Forrest head coach Jeremy Jean has envisioned and the early game domination is reminiscent of the past four years when the Lady Rockets would crush their opponents early and never let them get back into a game.. ...
Rockets fizzle in second straight loss (12/12/08)
The Forrest Rockets, coming off a blowout loss at Culleoka on Saturday, fizzled out again in Eagleville Tuesday night, losing 58-34 to move to 3-5 on the season. Both squads could not throw the ball in the ocean for the first 4:31 of the contest and could only manage 10 points combined in the first quarter. Colin Henson had the only bucket for Forrest, who trailed 8-2 after the period...
Lady Dawgs deny New Prospect (12/12/08)
Cornersville Middle School girls basketball coach Joy McMasters and the Lady Dawgs fell behind 8-1 early in their Monday night tilt with New Prospect, causing the coaching head wheels in McMasters and her assistant coach Sally Hobbs to turn. What the two coaches came up with was the difference in the ballgame. ...
Shorthanded Bulldogs get nipped in overtime thriller (12/12/08)
The Cornersville Bulldogs, playing without two key starters, played an inspired ballgame Monday night at home without their ill buddies, just missing a win, falling 40-37 in an overtime classic to New Prospect. Tyler Lowry had the game of his young life, slicing and dicing with ball, drilling long shots, and playing a suffocating style of defense that was prominent for the entire Bulldog squad, the entire game...
A tale of two sillies (12/12/08)
These may be the best of times or the worst of times, depending on your point of view. Let's decide for the fun of it. There's a point to this, but first consider a couple of stories that one of America's best jesters might call "Stupid Criminal Tricks."...