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Stories from Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kids' performance highlight of meeting (12/17/08)
Oak Grove Elementary School was in the spotlight at last Thursday's meeting of the School Board. They contributed art work to decorate the board room, and students from the OGES Eagle Ensemble led the Pledge of Allegiance and performed two of the songs from their Jingle Bell Jammin' Christmas concert that will be presented in its entirety at the school next Thursday, Dec. 18...
Mailboxes reported vandalized (12/17/08)
Lewisburg police have been called to Glenn Avenue twice recently for incidents of vandalism to mailboxes. Officer Kevin Clark went to Ricky T. Ables' residence at about 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. According to Clark's report, Ables told him "he heard a noise outside and looked out the door and noticed a vehicle had run over his mailbox and left the area headed toward Monroe Street." Damage to Ables' wooden post and mailbox was estimated at $100...
Car set on fire in Chapel Hill (12/17/08)
A car was set on fire in front of the owner's home near Chapel Hill just after midnight Sunday morning. Marshall County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Nichols' report states that he was called to Daughrity Road in Chapel Hill by homeowner David Ingram, 30. "David Ingram reported that he was laying in bed and heard a boom outside his residence and his wife Jessica Ingram ran in and told him that his car was on fire," wrote Nichols...
Assault sends man to hospital (12/17/08)
An assault in Lewisburg sent a Belfast man to Marshall Medical Center and later to Vanderbilt Hospital over the weekend, according to a report on file at the Lewisburg Police Department. Officer Steve Sanders Jr. went to the Emergency Room at MMC about 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, to interview Richard W. Shelton, 26, of Fayetteville Hwy, Belfast...
Cornersville Road building sold (12/17/08)
A commercial building just four blocks off the square changed hands for $21,400 less than its tax appraisal value last Saturday. Jerry Shelton of Exit Celebration Realty and Auction of Shelbyville sold two properties at auction for Mary Ann Roberts that day, the commercial building and also a farm on Springplace Road. Shelton quoted Roberts as saying, "I just want to get them sold and turn them into money."...
Leaders might cut their own pay (12/17/08)
Marshall County's Budget Committee and other county leaders support a 10-percent reduction in their pay and for all departments' spending because of economic conditions, according to several commissioners. Don Ledford was the first commissioner to raise the idea, Budget Committee Chairman Mickey King said after a non-voting committee workshop. Several department leaders have agreed to restrict spending and some are reportedly willing to receive lower pay...
New Lake renamed Lewisburg Lake (12/17/08)
New Lake has been renamed by the Lewisburg City Council. It's now called Lewisburg Lake. The change for what had once been the city's source of water came during this month's meeting of the City Council on a request from Mayor Bob Phillips. "This is one of my pet projects," the mayor said, reopening discussion on a topic he raised months ago when a contest was started to rename the lake that is owned by the city...
Local woman indicted on fraud charge (12/17/08)
A Lewisburg woman has been indicted in Pulaski on a charge of TennCare fraud for allegedly making a false statement in connection with medical services. Lisa A. Killen, 42, was named last week by the Office of Inspector General as part of its continuing program of publicizing misuse of the state-funded medical insurance program...
FMS boys win World tournament (12/17/08)
By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer No one is really sure when the last time the Forrest Middle School boys captured the World Tournament in Chapel Hill, giving way to realizing that it as been quite a while if memories have faded that long. The Rockets came into the forty-sixth edition of the World Tournament as the favorites and lived up to billing, sweeping Liberty, MTCS, and Cascade in order by an average score of 18 points to win the title...
Tigers triumph over Bobcats (12/17/08)
The Marshall County Tigers (7-2, 2-0 District) finally conquered their house of horrors Saturday evening when they traveled to Pulaski and defeated the Giles County Bobcats 71-62. Having lost their last seven games at Pulaski by an average of 26.7 points, Marshall County appeared to be in danger of suffering yet another defeat at the hands of the Bobcats, as Giles County (2-3, 1-1 District) held a 47-41 lead late in the third period...
Tigerettes pummel Giles County (12/17/08)
The Marshall County Tigers (7-2, 2-0 District) finally conquered their house of horrors Saturday evening when they traveled to Pulaski and defeated the Giles County Bobcats 71-62. Having lost their last seven games at Pulaski by an average of 26.7 points, Marshall County appeared to be in danger of suffering yet another defeat at the hands of the Bobcats, as Giles County (2-3, 1-1 District) held a 47-41 lead late in the third period...
FMS girls finish fourth in tournament (12/17/08)
The host FMS Lady Rockets won their first round game versus Liberty at the World Tournament, but could not sustain the momentum of that victory, falling in succession to MTCS and Cascade to finish fourth. The going was tough from the beginning for Forrest versus a Liberty team the Lady Rockets had crushed 41-10 on December 4...