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Stories from Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Man: 'I had two beers and I am not drunk' (02/04/09)
A Shelbyville man was arrested and charged with DUI in the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 25. Alejandro Cisneros Tamayo, 26, of Butler Street, Shelbyville, was observed by Officer Seth Feinson driving very slowly (18 mph) and weaving on the bypass. "I had two beers and I am not drunk," said Tamayo, according to Feinson's report, but the report also says he "failed all the tests I asked him to perform."...
Fallen officers memorialized (02/04/09)
A private unveiling was conducted Sunday for two plaques and a president's letter to create a constant reminder that police officers face unknown and recurring dangers as they protect and serve their fellow citizens. The plaques are dedicated to Lewisburg Police Officer Billy Blackwell and City Police Detective Eugene Leverette, who died on the job under different circumstances, but both are clearly understood as in the line of duty when their stories are known...
Schools will cut $3 million from budget (02/04/09)
Cutting $3 million from the 2009-2010 budget is the school system's goal, Stan Curtis announced at a meeting of the county commission's education committee. The director of schools announced that the school board's budget committee had reached this decision at their meeting last week. He said it would be especially difficult to achieve because salaries and benefits are 85 percent of the school system budget...
Cosmolab in training for hair care production (02/04/09)
Cosmolab, Inc., the Lewisburg-based cosmetics manufacturer that won a state grant to help fund new training for plant workers, is now producing a hair care product. "Our first shipment will take place in the second quarter of 2009," Tom Byrne, vice president of operations, said. "If the product sells well in the marketplace, we should expect to see greater volumes of more orders."...
Child abuse trial set for Thursday (02/04/09)
Jury selection is scheduled for Thursday morning in the trial of a Lewisburg woman who was arrested in June when she was charged with child abuse and neglect of her four-year-old grandson. Kimberly Blossom Knois, 44, of Colburn Drive was indicted on Sept. 17 by the Marshall County Grand Jury on three counts of abuse after an Aug. 19 hearing when General Sessions Court Judge Steve Bowden ruled there was probable cause to send the case toward trial in Circuit Court...
Man pleads to counterfeit charge (02/04/09)
A Lewisburg man decided to plead guilty after a jury had been seated Monday to try his case. Robert Lee Hodge, 31, of Franklin Road, was arrested on Aug. 15, and charged by Lewisburg Police Detective Sgt. Jimmy Oliver for allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill at the Burger King restaurant...
Two file to run for Fourth Ward (02/04/09)
Two men have filed petitions with the Marshall County Election Commission to be named on the ballot as candidates for the 4th Ward seat on Lewisburg's City Council since the incumbent has indicated he's not running for re-election. The latest to make an announcement is the Rev. Leland T. Carden of Midway Street, who's a retired minister of the United Methodist Church. He faces Ronald McRady of Second Avenue, a retired state employee whose career was mostly with the Department of Corrections...
Petersburg water meters installed (02/04/09)
PETERSBURG - This town of nearly 600 residents has been working for more than a year to have new water meters installed to accurately monitor water sales, town consultants said recently. "The reason we went in is because they did a leak detection study," said Lisa Cross, a community development specialist with the South Central Tennessee Community Development District. "Losses were mostly because of aging meters."...
Tickets' price hike might be limited by county commission (02/04/09)
Speeding tickets now cost more here because of a decision by the county government last week, but it's not necessarily forever and its application might be modified. Marshall County commissioners are to "revisit the fees" in three months to see if other counties in this Judicial District increased court costs for speeding tickets, other moving violations, and crimes...
Women's conference offers answers (02/04/09)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer COLUMBIA - When life seems so overpowering, there's something that can get you through the day, according to a Lewisburg woman who's found some answers. "It might be different for each person," she said, "so women have created this conference with a different theme each year and one of the speakers is my grand daughter-in-law."...
Rockets slip up, drop to fifth in 9-A race (02/04/09)
The Forrest Rockets played a solid game of basketball at MTCS Friday night, but slipped-up late in the fourth quarter and lost to the Cougars 58-49, leaving them one game back of MTCS in fifth place in District 9-A with one league game remaining. Seth Brothers opened the scoring in the contest for Forrest as the Rockets started strong, leading 6-1. MTCS's Logan Siler hit a jumper, making it 6-3 before a Kyle Gugger bucket basket re-opened the five-point spread...
Lady Rockets win showdown in Murfreesboro (02/04/09)
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The number four ranked Forrest Lady Rockets took to the highway Friday night for a showdown game versus the seventh ranked Middle Tennessee Christian School Lady Cougars and came home with a 60-52 win, making it four straight District 9-A regular season titles...
Tigers run away from Hickman County (02/04/09)
The Marshall County Tigers kept themselves in the hunt for the District 10-AA regular season title by thrashing the Hickman County Bulldogs 76-43 at home Friday night to remain a game behind first place Spring Hill. Having defeated Hickman County 84-63 earlier in the season, the Tigers (18-5, 10-1 District) overcame a sluggish start and built a 39-17 lead by halftime, before outscoring the Bulldogs 37-26 over the final two quarters to roll to the 33-point victory...
Obituaries (02/04/09)
Laverna C. Burrow Laverna C. Burrow, 81, of Columbia, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Burrow was a native of Turon, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Marguerite Heim Cooper; two brothers; and two sisters...