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Stories from Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Woman evacuated after wreck (02/25/09)
A woman was life-flighted to Vanderbilt after a noontime wreck on Ellington Bypass last Friday. According to the report on file at the Lewisburg Police Department, a car driven by Eric Kryger of Belfast Avenue was in the turn lane of the bypass, waiting to turn left into Pizza Hut. ...
Candidate likes what he sees in Lewisburg (02/25/09)
The latest, and presumably last, candidate to announce he's running for City Council in Lewisburg's May 5 election says he likes the government and its community wants to be a part of it, and so he's running for a position, not against the incumbent...
Buildings may have to shift classrooms (02/25/09)
Various ways to fit Lewisburg's students into the available school buildings were discussed at a school board building committee meeting Thursday night. The principals of the three affected schools - Deborah Wade, Marshall Elementary; Sherry Park, Westhills; and Dr. Patsey Thomas, Oak Grove - and been invited to attend, and were asked to speak by chairman Craig Michael...
Wild Game Supper feeds hunter's souls (02/25/09)
More than 300 men ate elk, venison, fish, fowl and mystery meat at a Lewisburg church for fellowship, fun and religious reasons on Saturday night. "When I started it, I had no idea how big it would get," Kevin McGehee said shortly after the 8th Annual Wild Game Supper at the East Commerce Baptist Church...
Lady Rockets prevail in wild ending versus MTCS (02/25/09)
The Forrest Lady Rockets etched a new chapter in their basketball legacy Thursday night at Eagleville in the District 9-A Championship game versus Middle Tennessee Christian School, winning their fifth consecutive tournament title in ultra dramatic fashion 56-55...
Child rape alleged in 12-count indictment (02/25/09)
Marshall County's Grand Jury last week indicted a man on charges of child rape and aggravated sexual battery during three periods of time dating back to September 2003. Paul Alexander Montgomery III, 38, of 2186 Poarch Hollow Road, Lewisburg was named in the 12-count indictment that states the victim was between the ages of three an 13 years...
Animal control officer going to school (02/25/09)
Marshall County's animal control officer will attend a two-day Shelter Operations School in Knoxville this April along with his Lewisburg colleague. The county commission's animal control committee made the decision at a Tuesday night meeting, their first since October...
Three arrested after graffiti outbreak (02/25/09)
Graffiti appeared on several walls around Lewisburg Wednesday and Thursday last week, but three juveniles were arrested on Friday just after defacing a bridge, perhaps ending the outbreak. Lewisburg Police Department officer Kevin Clark was called to Lewisburg Middle School at about 11 p.m. Feb. 18, and shown graffiti painted in red on the gymnasium wall...
Dangerous fugitive arrested (02/25/09)
A probation violator from Virginia was arrested in Lewisburg Saturday and will be extradited back to his home state. According to Officer Denise Savage's report, she was patrolling on West Commerce about 5 p.m. when she saw smoke coming out from underneath the bridge. ...
Petersburg man claims harassment (02/25/09)
A Petersburg man called the Marshall County Sheriff's Department to complain of harassment last week. Detectives Bart Fagan and Bob Johnson responded to a call from John Hill, 51, of Morgan Ave., Petersburg, about 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17. Hill told the detectives "there was a vehicle parked illegally on Morgan Avenue," Fagan wrote in his report. ...
Two running for 2nd Ward (02/25/09)
A Lowe Street resident is challenging a Lewisburg councilman for the Ward 2 seat on City Council, thereby bringing competition to the third of four races on the May 5 ballot. Ronnie Hudson, 47, 1820 Lowe St., delivered his petition of candidacy to the Election Commission office on Thursday, the last day for candidates to file and be named on the printed ballot...
Traffic lights might be lit this week (02/25/09)
The pavement's down, lanes have been changes and traffic signals have been hung across the intersection of Franklin and Heil Quaker avenues. Now, it's just a matter of time, weather and other tasks before new traffic signals are turned on so that one of the town's intersections will be improved as planned...
DUI procedure quickly followed (02/25/09)
When an attorney subpoenaed evidence against his client in a case alleging drunken driving last week in court, the Marshall County General Sessions Court judge declined to grant the lawyer's request, citing state law. It's really in the Criminal Laws of Procedure, or rules under which trials and pretrial hearings are conducted, and in this case - which just happened to have a school board member as the defendant - the facts of life and power prevailed...
Wilkerson makes court appearance (02/25/09)
A school board member who's a former county commissioner charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law appeared before Judge Steve Bowden last week. Walter Bussart, representing Mark Wilkerson, asked to see what evidence the prosecution has against his client...
Hickman stalls, then falls to unbeaten Tigerettes (02/25/09)
The number one ranked Marshall Tigerettes can win ugly if they have to and they did Friday night, claiming a 49-33 win over Hickman County to remain unbeaten on the season at 28-0. Hickman County (18-9) tried to take the air out of the ball versus MCHS, holding the Tigerettes to a season low three points in the first quarter before revving it back up with 18 points in the second period to lead 21-15 at the half...
Tigers Blast Bobcats in District Semifinals (02/25/09)
The Marshall County Tigers (23-5) advanced to the District tournament championship game for the first time in five years by whipping arch rival Giles County 73-52 in the semifinals Friday night at Spring Hill High School. Although MCHS had swept the regular season series against the Bobcats, the Tigers had a tough time with Giles County (10-14) on both occasions and won the two contests by a combined 12 points...
Eagleville takes 9-A title in coast-to-coast win (02/25/09)
The Forrest Rockets' improbable ride to the top of the District 9-A tournament was derailed Friday night as the host Eagleville Eagles cruised straight down the middle of the highway in a coast-to-coast 62-48, securing back- to- back titles for Eagles' head coach Joey Reed and his squad...
Obituaries (02/25/09)
Henry Lloyd Wainscott Henry Lloyd Wainscott, 87, of Huntsville, Ala., formerly of Owenton, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. Mr. Wainscott was a native of Owen County. He served as an Army medic during World War II. He was an upholsterer and a member of the Baptist faith...