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Stories from Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Post-Christmas picture not too bleak (12/31/08)
If it wasn't a "Ho hum merry Christmas," as reported nationally, there seemed to be a regular business "hum, whirr and cha-ching" among retailers in Lewisburg since Santa's sleigh has been parked again. "We did as well as some years, but not as good as last year," reports Kim Wassermann of Lewisburg, the manager of the Factory Connection here, one of some 250 such stores in a chain that's headquartered in Albertville, Ala...
Survivors of the Storm helps vets (12/31/08)
Various private organizations have cropped up to deal with issues arising from military service during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. One such group is Survivors of the Storm, or S.O.S., which was created by Charlotte (McKay) Doud of Fayetteville who was honored last fall during the 17th annual reunion of Tennessee Army National Guard service men and women who served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm...
More Gulf War cases may be coming (12/31/08)
Marshall County's veterans service director anticipates more requests for medical treatment next year because this year it was determined that about a quarter of the Persian Gulf War veterans suffer more from certain maladies than the general U.S. population...
Two-third of solid waste hearings set (12/31/08)
Two of three public hearings on Marshall County's next solid waste plan have been scheduled for Monday and Thursday next week, according to the county's solid waste director. Because Cedar Ridge Landfill west of Lewisburg will close sooner or later, regardless of whether the state permits its expansion, the county must be prepared for the end of the availability of local dumping and money from that landfill's host fee that funds the county's Solid Waste Department...
'Bad boys from way back' (12/31/08)
Marshall County's Grand Jury has indicted a mischievous trio familiar to Lewisburg police and who led lawmen on a high speed chase last fall, according to public records and observations from police. Among those three Marshall County residents indicted this month for multiple driving offences are a Spring Hill man who faces forgery and theft charges, and a man with ties to Marshall County who's charged with evading arrest and reckless endangerment...
Nick's Produce expansion gets rezoning recommendation (12/31/08)
A produce market on Highway 99 has been growing and this month Marshall County planning commissioners granted the owner's request and are recommending that county commissioners reclassify the land purchased for expansion. "We bought the place next to us and put the flowers in there, and they wanted us to rezone," said Nick Sorrow of Nick's Produce at 1395 Highway 99. "We joined two properties together and we put more flowers out. I will sell Christmas trees next year."...
Davis sees landfill, recycling as main issues (12/31/08)
There's good news and bad news for the election campaign to be waged by Lewisburg's 4th Ward councilman who's recognized issues are intermingled. "The hardest thing about being a councilman is you can't please everybody," Councilman Hershel Davis said when asked about his first four years in office. "I found that out through the landfill expansion."...
Fireworks ring in New Year tonight (12/31/08)
Except for Independence Day, New Years Eve is the only other time fireworks can be legally shot in the City of Lewisburg and this year there are only two fireworks stands in the city. One's on Ellington Parkway. The other is on East Commerce Street. Both generally sell the same kinds of fireworks...
Double trouble for Small woman (12/31/08)
A Petersburg woman could be in more trouble after being arrested earlier this month, according to reports on file at the Lewisburg Police Department. Charlene L. Small, 35, of Twin Springs Road was arrested Dec. 2 by Detective Santiago McKlean on charges of forgery, criminal impersonation, and theft under $500 for obtaining 90 hydrocodone tablets, valued at $41.09, from the Kroger Pharmacy in Lewisburg, public records show...
Traffic stop yields two arrests (12/31/08)
A traffic stop on Thursday, Dec. 18, led to two arrests when a young Lewisburg man came to his friend's assistance. Lewisburg Police Department officer Denise Savage stopped a 1997 Chevy on West Commerce St. at about 9:20 a.m. because of light law and seatbelt violations...
Rockets fall to Page (12/31/08)
The Forrest Rockets lack of height in the low post, combined with some untimely turnovers, cost them Saturday afternoon at the Eagleville Christmas Classic, falling to the number 24 ranked Page Patriots 54-46. The Rockets stayed close for much of the contest with some great defense, but Page prevailed with a late fourth quarter run to win the contest...
Tigerettes dominate Dickson County (12/31/08)
The Marshall County Tigerettes ran their record to 14-0 Saturday morning when they crushed the Dickson County Lady Cougars 63-36 in the first round of the Hickman County First Farmers & Merchants Christmas Invitational. Having defeated Dickson County 61-44 earlier in the season, MCHS had their way with the Lady Cougars (3-5) again on Saturday. ...
Obituaries (12/31/08)
Joann Wall Joann Wall, 73, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg. Ms. Wall was a retired caregiver with Hannah's House. There are no immediate survivors. Her body will be cremated and there will be no visitation or funeral services...