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Stories from Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Briefs (04/15/09)
Cornersville's Alisha Schmitt was one of 361 University of Montevallo students who were named to the Dean's List for the fall semester. To make the Dean's List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the university...
Customers sheltered as storm flies over Marshall (04/15/09)
Customers and employees of stores and restaurants across Middle Tennessee were sheltered by various businesses when the killer tornado struck on Friday. A dozen people huddled in the kitchen at Huddle House on Nashville Highway that afternoon after general manager Darlene Davis warned customers about being close to the broad glass windows...
Tax Day Tea Party set for this evening (04/15/09)
A "Tax Day Tea Party" was scheduled for this evening in Lewisburg's Rock Creek Park "for anyone and everyone who doesn't like the way things are going," according to one of the organizers. Other events are planned across the country with the theme being "Repeal the Pork and Cut Taxes and Spending," Sherry Ferguson, co-coordinator of the program scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. in the pavilion built by the City of Lewisburg...
Checkpoint yields no arrests (04/15/09)
No tickets were written when a well-advertised sobriety checkpoint was held in Cornersville between 11 p.m. Friday and 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Sergeant Michael Galyon of the Cornersville Police Department, assisted by Officers Shawn Jones of Cornersville and Marion Kincade of Chapel Hill, stopped 45 vehicles, but found nothing wrong with any of the drivers...
School board rejects cell-phone policy (04/15/09)
The full school board refused for a second time to pass a new policy on punishments for students caught using cell phones at school, starting with two weeks' confiscation for the first use of the phone during school hours. "I think this is one of the dumbest things I have seen in my life," exclaimed board member Mark Wilkerson. "If I'm paying for my kid's phone and it gets lost or damaged and no one's responsible, I'm going to raise Cain...
Whitehead succeeds Minor on Police Advisory Board (04/15/09)
Membership on the Lewisburg Police Advisory Board has changed. Councilman Odie Whitehead has succeeded Councilman Robin Minor as the City Council's liaison. "It's a personal thing," Minor said, explaining, "I was on four boards aside from council and that one board was taking up so much of my time and effort."...
Michael resigns from negotiation team (04/15/09)
Resignation of the lead negotiator for the board of education may slow down agreement between the board and the Marshall County Education Association, which represents the teachers. Craig Michael, who led the negotiations with MCEA from late October until the first-ever negotiated contract was agreed just before Christmas, resigned from negotiating team at last week's school board meeting...
Live, back stage Saturday night with High School Musical (04/15/09)
A double dose of "High School Musical" was live on the Marshall County Community Theatre stage Saturday when Disney's movie star delivered the "Saturday Night Live" opening monologue thereby creating an ironic twist on art imitating life. Zac Efron portrays East High School basketball star Troy Bolton in the "High School...
CalsonicKansei building Habitat home (04/15/09)
SHELBYVILLE - Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity has received major support from a local industry, according to the director of the organization that provides new homes for working families in need. CalsonicKansei of Shelbyville and Lewisburg are fully sponsoring a Habitat home, one that will be ready for its new owner this summer, according to Pam Birtcil of the Shelbyville-based Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity...
Marshall, Williamson cooperating on Habitat (04/15/09)
Steps are being taken to establish an affiliation between Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County and the Three Star Housing Committee of the Joint Economic and Community Development Board in Marshall County. Having discovered Habitat International's rule that an independent chapter can't be located in a county without a city of 15,000 people or more, leaders of the Three Star Housing Committee sought a partner and has apparently found one...
Wrong ID leads to theft (04/15/09)
A Lewisburg woman was charged with theft after showing a police officer her victim's identification from the purse she had just stolen. Corporal Kevin Patin of the Lewisburg Police Department was dispatched to Wal-Mart on April 11 at about 4 p.m. in reference to a purse theft. "On my way," Patin wrote in his report, "I noticed a white female walking down Rock Crusher Road and recognized her as the woman on Wal-Mart video from Tuesday, April 7, on another purse theft."...
Grant application's formality accomplished (04/15/09)
During a couple of brief meetings set to beat a filing deadline, the Marshall County Commission on Monday completed the formality of authorizing an application for federal funds to help fund the Sheriff's Department. New bullet proof vests and computer equipment are to be purchased with $14,700 from a long-standing police grant program that's been infused with additional funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...
Brentwood arrests Cornersville-area man on truck theft charge (04/15/09)
BRENTWOOD - A Marshall County man was arrested by Brentwood Police on Monday when he was charged with theft and booked into the Williamson County Jail. Tony Joe Poarch, 27, of 2265 Poarch Hollow Road just northwest of Cornersville, was arrested by Brentwood Officer Josh Wickwire who charged Poarch with theft of property over $10,000, according to Williamson County Jail records...
Pillow signs with Calhoun CC (04/15/09)
Marshall County High School's Kwanza Pillow recently signed a two-year college scholarship to continue her softball career at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Ala. Pillow, the Tigerettes leading batter this season will get a full ride to take the diamond for the Lady Warhawks and said at the signing, "This feels great, I have been waiting for this since T-Ball."...
Tigerette best friends sign (04/15/09)
The Tigerette basketball program over the past three years plus is not just measured in the amount of wins or state championships, but in the recognition of the talented players by college coaches, who continue to pursue the girls from Lewisburg to play basketball at the next level...
Lady Dawgs play into the night at Border Battle (04/15/09)
With the postseason three weeks away, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (14-2) pulled an all-nighter this past weekend to prepare for their upcoming final examination, as they posted a solid 3-2 record at the Lincoln County Border Battle while playing until early Sunday morning...
Tigerettes turn back Page, sweep season series (04/15/09)
By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer Marshall County Tigerette senior Kwanza Pillow had a great day Thursday, started by her official signing to play softball at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Ala., and then the team's leading hitter went 3-3 at the dish in the 7-0 win over arch rival Page, completing the season sweep over the Williamson County school...
Tigers end drought vs. Forrest (04/15/09)
The Marshall County Tigers soccer team ended five years of frustration on Thursday by defeating archrival Forrest 1-0 in Lewisburg. After playing to a 1-1 draw in their lone encounter last season, the two teams appeared headed for another stalemate on Thursday after neither squad scored through the first 69 minutes of action. MCHS senior striker D.J. Brown, however, broke the deadlock a few moments later when he scored an unassisted goal in the 70th minute to give the Tigers the 1-0 victory...
Obituaries (04/15/09)
Mary Frances Jones Mary Frances Jones, 77, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Jones was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Thomas and Annie Ruth Cherry Haynes; husband, William Edward Jones; and daughter, Mellisa Jones...