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Stories from Wednesday, April 29, 2009

In the middle of a rescue (04/29/09)
A Lewisburg man in the U.S. Navy was in the thick of it when the Navy rescued a cargo-ship captain from Somali pirates two weeks ago. Jacob Andrew Watkins, 20, a petty officer 3rd Class on the USS Bainbridge, the first Navy ship to reach the scene, guarded the one pirate captured during the conflict on the high seas about 300 miles off the Somali coast...
Neighbors Helping Neighbors a success (04/29/09)
Events in the Goodwill parking lot at The Acres shopping center on Saturday bore witness to the fact that Marshall County's heart is in the right place. Blessed with perfect warm, sunny weather, residents turned out in droves to help protect the environment by correctly disposing of their hazardous wastes, and also to help their less-fortunate neighbors with donations of all kinds of household items...
City election 6 days away, new mayor to be elected (04/29/09)
Lewisburg residents should know within a week who's to be their new mayor. The expectation comes as more than 300 people have already voted early. Meanwhile, mayoral candidate Jerry Freeman, 52, of Finley Beech Road, has reserved Rock Creek Park at 3 p.m. Thursday for a "Meet the Candidates" program, although his rival, Barbara Woods, 61, Wedgwood Avenue, says she's taking her campaign door-to-door at that time...
Ramsey's message heard at LifeSong (04/29/09)
About 55 people attending a Town Hall for Hope at LifeSong Family Church on Ellington Parkway last week included a sampling of folks who said they left inspired, hopeful and informed on economic issues. Quoting radio talk-show host Dave Ramsey, the church's secretary, Debbie Ingram, reported that given current economic circumstances, Americans "'should not freak out, but we should be more responsible with our money.'"...
10-year term handed down in pornographic movie case (04/29/09)
The man convicted in March of showing children an uncut and unrated video of the 1991 movie "Zandalee," which included graphic scenes of lovemaking, was sentenced last week to 10 years in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Cauley McCilton "Clint" Cross, 36, formerly of Franklin, was convicted on three counts of exhibition of indecent scenes that lack serious value to minors and two counts of aggravated sexual battery for having placed the hand of a boy on the chest of a neighbor's daughter when the children were playing possum.. ...
Man convicted of returning guilty verdicts (04/29/09)
A Marshall County jury deliberated less that an hour last week before returning guilty verdicts for a Chapel Hill man on molestation and related charges. Tommy Lamont Wray, 41, of Broadview Street, has been in jail since he was arrested on Oct. 28. Thursday, Wray was found guilty of aggravated burglary, sexual battery, and attempted sexual battery...
Briefs (04/29/09)
Applications are now being accepted for Tennessee's Little Miss pageant to be held Saturday, June 13, at the Decatur County Civic Center in Parsons. Great prizes and savings bonds will be awarded. Call 731-852-3444 or 731-852-4270 for more information...
Tigers triumph over Forrest for fifth straight time (04/29/09)
After suffering a pair of lopsided losses to District leader Spring Hill earlier in the week, the MCHS Tigers (11-9-1) put some salve on their wounds by defeating county rival Forrest 7-3 in Lewisburg to record their fifth consecutive victory over the Rockets (12-9)...
Lady Bulldogs prove their mettle at Coffee County Classic (04/29/09)
The three-time reigning District 11A champions and third place finishers at the 2007-2008 Spring Fling took their traveling show to the Coffee County Classic in Manchester over the weekend and proved what many people already know. Head coach Spencer Mitchell and his ladies from Cornersville are loose, confident, and very, very good...
Lady Bulldogs Blank First Two Foes at Coffee County Classic (04/29/09)
Despite being one of only two Class A programs in the tournament field, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (21-2) showed that they are a team to be reckoned with at the Coffee County Classic, as they posted a pair of shutout victories in their first two pool games on Friday...
Obituaries (04/29/09)
Thomas Vern Yeager Thomas Vern "Shorty" Yeager, 66, of the Laws Hill Community of Marshall County, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness. Mr. Yeager was a native of Lawrenceburg. He was retired after 35 years with Eaton Corp. of Shelbyville, and was a member of the Methodist Church...