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Stories from Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lefty's is now Creekside Grill (02/11/09)
The businesswoman who had land along Fifth Avenue North rezoned from a residential classification to a commercial zone for a new restaurant nearly a year ago is moving her business this week to Saddle Creek Golf Club. Kim Wing, proprietor of Sister's 3 on Sweetwater Lane just north of Biggers Market, will be operating the restaurant and bar at the club house where the restaurant was previously known as Lefty's. Wing said she'd be operating both restaurants through Thursday...
Lewisburg house 'a total loss' (02/11/09)
A Lewisburg man with multiple sclerosis had to move in to his parent's Fairlane Drive house Tuesday morning because his home burned at the corner of West Commerce Street and Heil Quaker Avenue, according to his mother. Kent Wiles had been visiting with his mother, Edith Wiles, and two of her tenants in a house next to his home on Monday night, she said. Kent, who doesn't consider himself disabled, was eating a bowl of cereal with them that evening, his mother said...
Freeman: candidate, activist, grandfather (02/11/09)
A two-year-old boy came with his grandfather for the man's interview on Friday when he announced his candidacy for mayor and told his life-story that included some indications that he was a lot like his grandson at that age. Steven Dwayne Acklin will be three years old just before Lewisburg's May 5 election when his grandfather, Jerry Wayne Freeman, 53, will be competing against Barbara Woods, a retired teacher and principal in the Marshall County School System...
Freeman announces candidacy for mayor (02/11/09)
With a promise to post details of his campaign platform on the Internet, the Lewisburg man who was so outspoken at City Council meetings last spring is announcing his candidacy for mayor. Jerry Wayne Freeman, 53, of Finley Beech Road was so persistent with his allegations of mismanagement on various municipal fronts during the citizens' comment period that the long-standing soapbox was suspended until new rules were imposed...
Commodities distribution set for Feb. 19 (02/11/09)
U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed Feb. 19 at the National Guard Armory. To receive a box of commodities, recipients must have a new orange commodities card that should be obtained this week. The cards may be obtained at the South Central Human Resources Agency office at 1572 Old Columbia Highway. For more information, call Juli Belcher or Hazel Harmon at 359-6393...
Grandmother guilty of child abuse (02/11/09)
A jury of eight men and four women found a Lewisburg grandmother guilty of three counts of child abuse after a one-day trial in Marshall County Circuit Court Thursday. The jury deliberated for about an hour before returning the guilty verdict on Kimberly Blossom Knois, 44, of Colburn Drive. Knois remains free on $25,000 bond, and is scheduled for a sentencing hearing March 18...
Recyclers see 'i-house' plans (02/11/09)
COOL SPRINGS -- Lewisburg and Marshall County leaders at the Tennessee Recycling Coalition conference last Thursday saw modular home designs emphasizing green technology. A prototype of Clayton Homes' "i-house" includes energy-efficient fixtures such as a tankless water heater and flooring made from bamboo, a very renewable resource because it grows so quickly...
Stimulus to fight utility bills (02/11/09)
As Lewisburg Gas leaders plan to explain a federally-funded insulation program, Congress has been adopting an economic stimulus program with money for contractors to insulate homes so energy assistance payments go further. The weatherization program administered locally by the South Central Human Resources Agency office on Old Columbia Road, "will help people save money," Gas Department spokesman Craig Blackwell said. "It will save energy and it will create jobs."...
Tigers soar past Eagles on Senior Night (02/11/09)
The Marshall County Tigers cleared one final District hurdle Friday before their much anticipated showdown against Spring Hill, as they drubbed the East Hickman Eagles 74-56 on Senior Night behind a dominant first half performance. After nearly getting upset by Loretto earlier in the week, the Tigers (20-5, 12-1 District) put the game out of reach early on Friday night and forged a commanding 54-20 lead in the first half before coasting to the 18-point win...
Tigerettes trample East Hickman (02/11/09)
Coming off a dramatic overtime victory against Loretto three days earlier, the Marshall County Tigerettes (25-0, 13-0 District) kept head coach Boyd West's stress level at a minimum Friday by pummeling the East Hickman Lady Eagles 81-27 on Senior Night...
Rockets just miss at Richland (02/11/09)
The Forrest Rockets trailed the Richland Raiders deep into the fourth quarter Friday night in Giles County before mounting a furious comeback that fell tantalizingly short, ending in a 51-50 defeat. Richland jumped all over Forrest early, raining down three first quarter treys en-route to a 23-11 lead after the first eight minutes...
LMS Tigers Capture TMSAA Mid-State Tournament Championship (02/11/09)
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (17-1) ended a stellar season in grand fashion Saturday night when they defeated the Harpeth Indians 41-29 at Loretto High School to capture the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Mid-State Tournament championship...
Lady Bulldogs rout Culleoka, setting up first-place showdown (02/11/09)
After suffering a 54-45 loss to Santa Fe on Jan 23, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs have ran off three straight district wins, the latest a 57-20 rout at Culleoka Friday night, setting up a one game showdown for the regular season District 11-A title versus Moore County in Cornersville Tuesday night...
Lady Rockets steal road victory at Richland (02/11/09)
Starting with the MTCS game on Jan. 30, Forrest head coach Jeremy Jean has been preparing his squad for the upcoming post-season, beginning this weekend with the opening of the District 9-A Tournament at Eagleville. Forrest intentionally scheduled two year-ending, tough road games to end the season at Richland and at Collinwood to test their meddle...
Henson becomes third generation to play football at Carson-Newman (02/11/09)
Forrest's Colin Henson continued the family legacy of playing collegiate football at Carson-Newman College when he accepted the Eagles' scholarship offer at a Thursday morning signing in Chapel Hill. Henson's grandfather Norman and his father Jimmy also played on the gridiron at Burke-Tarr Stadium in Jefferson City...