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Stories from Wednesday, December 24, 2008

MOMs send Christmas tree to soldiers near Baghdad (12/24/08)
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Stryker Brigade Warriors received a Christmas tree from Lewisburg this month when the live pine tree arrived complete with lights and decorations. The tree's journey began on Nov. 29 when "Moms on a Mission," a well-known group of Marshall County women, purchased the tree, wrapped it up, and express-mailed the gift to Iraq...
Crime Stoppers pays its first reward here (12/24/08)
Citizens of Marshall County Crime Stoppers has paid its first reward and the money was issued within a month after the new organization was announced, according to the sheriff's detective captain. "We got a tip on two wanted subjects," Detective Capt. Norman Dalton said Friday. "One is incarcerated here and the other is incarcerated in Pontiac, Mich. It's a result of a call to Crime Stoppers at 359-4867."...
Water board salivates for lower prices (12/24/08)
While extension of water service to the Giles County line was contemplated nearly a year ago, delay only seems to make it more feasible, according to a report to Lewisburg's Water and Waste Water Board last week. "Contractors are very hungry and they are competing," utility Superintendent Larry Jones said Thursday. A Nashville-area based engineer has reported that another project attracted attention from contractors in Florida and Maryland, Jones said...
Woods leads recycling panel (12/24/08)
Long-time Lewisburg residents probably know their city's first female candidate for mayor as a Marshall County educator, but most recently, she's led the city's curbside recycling committee. More than a year ago, Barbara Woods, 61, of Wedgewood Lane, decided that it would be a good idea if the city had a curbside recycling program, so she took that thought to the City Council and that night she was asked to lead the effort...
First candidate files for mayor (12/24/08)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg voters might elect their first female mayor next year now that a woman has filed her petition to be named on the ballot in that race ending on the night of May 6. "I never thought about that because there have been so many women in office," Barbara Woods said Friday about her candidacy. "We've had a woman mayor in Cornersville and Petersburg."...
Woman jailed on bond violation (12/24/08)
A Lewisburg woman is likely to spend Christmas in jail after being caught violating the conditions of the bond she posted for an earlier offence. Officer Amanda Newcomb's report on file at the Lewisburg Police Department states that she was parked at a local car dealership, observing the parking lot of a retail establishment about 10 p.m. ...
'Some' Christmas presents saved in fire (12/24/08)
MILLTOWN -- As flames ravaged a rustic home late last week, Christmas presents were burned, but "some of them" were rescued by a relative when the first firefighters on the scene briefly held the blaze at bay. "I just got all my Christmas shopping done," Victor Griffin said, surrounded by family and friends in the yard next-door while watching his home of 23 years go up in smoke and down in burnt boards pulled away from flames by a fireman's hook...
Four drug-related indictments handed out (12/24/08)
Four indictments for alleged drug offenses were handed down by the Marshall County Grand Jury last week. Two of them relate to individuals who were pictured on the front page of The Tribune last March when a 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force roundup resulted in 25 arrests in Marshall County...
Workshop OK'd on property line (12/24/08)
A man described by his step-son as a "master tinkerer" who turns sticks into ink pens and planks of wood into furniture has been authorized by a quasi-judicial panel in Lewisburg to expand a garage for his workshop. "He does all kinds of odds and ends," John Myers said of his step-father, Alan Baldwin, who has a garage on land next to property owned by Lee Cothran near Henry Horton State Park. "This will let him open up and do more."...
Lady Rockets nip Viqueens (12/24/08)
In the last nine meetings between the Forrest Lady Rockets and the Community Viqueens, dating back to December of 2004, the average margin of victory for Forrest over Community has been 26.3 points per game. Those nine wins in a row came easy, gaining victory number ten in a row would not be even close to being easy as the game came down to the final seconds before Forrest pulled out the road win Friday night in Unionville 41-39 to stay unbeaten in District 9A at 4-0...
Rockets fall to Vikings in overtime thriller (12/24/08)
The Forrest Rockets traveled to Community Friday night, having lost five of their last six ballgames. In the last three losses, the Rockets average margin of defeat was 22.6 points per game. They lost to the Vikings 55-52 in an overtime thriller, but in the process regained some confidence to move forward...
Rockets pull off upset over Collinwood (12/24/08)
For the second year in a row, the Forrest Rockets traveled to the Wayne County Christmas Classic and knocked off a highly ranked Collinwood Trojan squad. Last year they needed overtime to do it. Saturday night, they did it in regulation, but just barely, escaping with a 48-46 to snap a four game losing streak...
Lady Bulldogs rally past White House-Heritage (12/24/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (8-2) placed a lump of coal in White House-Heritage's stocking Friday night, as they beat the Lady Patriots 62-51 at home in their final game before Christmas after overcoming a nine-point third quarter deficit. White House-Heritage (6-3) held a 37-28 advantage early in the third, but the Lady Bulldogs tightened the screws defensively and outscored the Lady Patriots 34-14 over the final thirteen and a half minutes of the contest to record their fourth straight win...
Bulldogs subdue Patriots (12/24/08)
The Cornersville Bulldogs (4-6) snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night by defeating the White House-Heritage Patriots 68-57 at home with the aid of a strong first half performance. Although White House-Heritage came into the contest with an impressive 6-1 record, the Bulldogs led by double digits for most of the game and were only seriously threatened once by the Patriots. ...
Trojanettes snap Lady Rockets' nine-game winning streak (12/24/08)
The Forrest Lady Rockets came into their Saturday night tilt at the Waynesboro Christmas Classic versus Collinwood shorthanded. Beth Hawn, injured at Community did not play and Amanda Daughrity stayed in Chapel Hill, suffering from an illness. Playing shorthanded did not seem to bother the Lady Rockets at first, but as the game went on the Collinwood bench depth began to pay dividends...
Top moments in sports in 2008 (12/24/08)
You get to vote for the greatest news story in Marshall County in 2008. I picked four from sports. I could have extended the list quite a bit more, but these four stick out the most in my mind when I try to compile a list. Here is the first of the four selections I made. They are in no particular order...
Obituaries (12/24/08)
Gladys Chapman Kinsley, 98, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Kinsley was a native of Marshall County. She worked as a beautician, an upholsterer, and a florist, and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Monroe Chapman and Sally Elizabeth Rambo Chapman; husband, Ronnie Kinsley; and brothers, Robert Earl Chapman and Clifford Chapman...