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Stories from Wednesday, March 11, 2009

CHS, Forrest both fall (03/11/09)
Detective claims discrimination (03/11/09)
A Lewisburg Police detective has filed a grievance with the Police Advisory Board alleging a plan to transfer him to the uniform division is discrimination, but the chief says the man needs more experience. After a two-hour meeting, the Police Advisory Board adjourned Thursday night last week to consider both sides for a week so a thoughtful decision could be reached on Detective Santiago McKlean's case when the panel reconvenes at 5 p.m. Thursday in the City Courtroom...
Chapel Hill Tasers set for stun (03/11/09)
CHAPEL HILL - Police here are now equipped with Tasers, stun guns used to temporarily incapacitate a suspect up close or up to 25 feet away, the police chief has announced. "Night and day, we're about five minutes from getting back up," Police Chief Jackie King explained. "This is a less than lethal weapon... I'd rather be shot with this than a .40-caliber bullet."...
Commissioners broaden view on maintenance (03/11/09)
Marshall County commissioners on the Building Committee have agreed to broaden their view of what to do about county building maintenance, the committee chairman said Monday. The committee has been in an awkward position in recent months. Some officials thought a contracted service would be dropped in favor of expanding the school system's maintenance department, but no formal agreement was reached...
Briefs (03/11/09)
Blood pressure screenings will be held at the Marshall County Senior Citizens center at 11 a.m. on March 9, 11, 18, 20 and 25. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Quality Assurance Review (QAR) Team will be in Marshall County from Monday, March 9, through Wednesday, March 11, to visit schools, interview school system employees and stakeholders, and talk with students as part of the SACS Accreditation process...
Cornersville BOMA favors annexation (03/11/09)
Cornersville's board of mayor and aldermen voted 4-1 in favor of annexing 1,880 acres when they met last week. The annexation will take effect 30 days from the March 5 meeting date. The chairs in the town hall were full for the third public hearing on the proposed annexation of 1,880 acres located along Hwy 129 from the town of Cornersville to Wright Road on the other side of Exit 27 on I-65. ...
Competency of defendant in doubt (03/11/09)
A Lewisburg man's future hung in the balance last week as a judge tried to determine if the accused sex offender is competent to stand trial. Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler listened to testimony from licensed psychologist Dr. Donna Moore who had evaluated Jeffery D. LeMay, 44, and conducted seven sessions of "competency training" for him...
Horse-cruelty case reported (03/11/09)
A deputy investigated a case of cruelty to animals last Saturday after a caller advised the Marshall County Sheriff's Department that a horse had an infected ear and the halter was embedded in its skin. Krystal Norwood told the dispatcher that she had already spoken to agriculture extension agent Rick Skillington, and he had advised her to make a complaint to the sheriff's department...
Child, 6, hit by car (03/11/09)
A child was flown to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon after being hit by a car in Lewisburg. According to the report by Officer John Christmas of the Lewisburg Police Department, James C. Lee Jr., 59, of Midway Street, was southbound on 2nd Avenue North when "a 6-year-old child stepped into the roadway, causing the vehicle's right side mirror to strike the head area of the child."...
Trainers recommend NHSC dissolve HIO (03/11/09)
SHELBYVILLE - The crowd outside the Walking Horse Trainers' Association's building here on Monday was there for a good reason. In an industry that has seen more than its share of conflict and criticism, more controversy is blooming. The WHTA is recommending that the National Horse Show Commission dissolve its Horse Industry Organization status and turn its duties over to SHOW (Sound horses, Honest judging, Objective inspections, Winning fairly), the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration's HIO.. ...
Energy assistance contributions over regionally-set goal (03/11/09)
Individuals and institutions in Marshall County have contributed nearly twice the amount needed to obtain matching money set aside from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP provides federally funded assistance to pay gas, electric, propane and other heating and cooling energy costs for people receiving unemployment insurance payments and other safety-net benefits...
Obituaries (03/11/09)
Selma Rutledge McCool Selma Rutledge McCool, 78, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. McCool was a native of Marshall County. She was retired as a housekeeper for Lewisburg Community Hospital and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ...
Long road trip ends season (03/11/09)
Bolivar Central 71, Marshall County 44 was the final score of the Class AA sub-state game that ended the Tigers' season Monday night at Bolivar Central. Kedren Johnson turned in a game high 23 points in the effort, but it was the team's meager 2-23 from three-point land that sealed their fate...