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Stories from Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Alderman's removal said illegal (05/20/09)
PETERSBURG -- The alderman who was removed from office by the town board in December has filed a complaint in federal court alleging it was a violation of his constitutional rights. When asked on Monday for their side of the story, Aldermen John Cowden and Kenneth Boles said their Tennessee Municipal League attorney advised against commenting until he had enough information...
No changes made to supplemental pay (05/20/09)
No changes to the supplements paid to coaches and club sponsors were decided at the budget committee's meeting Tuesday. Chairwoman Kristen Gold announced that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss supplements and see if the group wanted to come up with a different proposal on supplements for the committee that negotiates the contract between the board of education and the teachers...
LPD goes high-tech (05/20/09)
Selected officers of the Lewisburg Police Department are trying out a computer installed in their patrol car. Chief Chuck Forbis hopes to have computers installed in all seven patrol cars by the end of the year. Forbis explained that they are currently testing one model of "ruggedized," laptop-size computer, and then they will switch and test another one. ...
Woman's bite prevents sex assault (05/20/09)
A Lewisburg woman -- awakened early Wednesday morning by a man who entered through her window and put a knife to her neck -- bit his finger so hard that he fled. "She saved herself because she fought," Lewisburg Police Detective Sgt. Jimmy Oliver said of the woman and her struggle that prevented rape and provided evidence to identify the suspect...
Marshall fifth in economic stress (05/20/09)
When it comes to superlatives, Marshall County is near the top of a not-so-wonderful list. The county was rated as the fifth most economically stressed county in Tennessee, according to an Associated Press study released earlier this week. The county's 16.9 percent unemployment, 0.99 percent foreclosure rate and 1.77 percent bankruptcy rate give the county a stress level of 19.17, meaning almost 1 in 5 residents have been immediately affected by the recession...
Cockfight raided in Lewis County (05/20/09)
HOHENWALD - State and federal law enforcement agencies raided a big cockfight at the Shiloh Game Club in Lewis County on Saturday and the Humane Society says it shows Tennessee's Legislature should pass stronger laws against cockfighting. The Humane Society of the U.S. ...
Briefs (05/20/09)
Several Marshall County residents were among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during the recent spring commencement held in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus. The students receiving undergraduate degrees were: Chapel Hill -- Rebecca Louise Moses, Julie Elizabeth Jones, Vanessa Nicole Hitchcock, Amanda L. ...
Police budget said lower (05/20/09)
The proposed budget for Lewisburg's Police Department in the fiscal year starting July 1 is about $4,000 less than last year, "not counting personnel costs," the police chief reported last week. Personnel, however, is almost always the largest part of any budget, Chief Chuck Forbis agreed during a Friday interview. He presented a similar report to the Police Advisory Board during its monthly meeting on Thursday...
Conviction ends rape trial (05/20/09)
A Marshall County Jury convicted a Lewisburg man on rape and other charges after a three-day trial that ended Friday. In shackles, David C. Bates, 32, cursed the court system as he was taken back to the county jail where he awaits sentencing June 24...
Crime reports (05/20/09)
CRIME Round Up By Karen Hall Staff Writer A new fraud has appeared in Marshall County, according to a report by Officer Steve Sanders Jr. on file at the Lewisburg Police Department. "I made contact with representatives from Wal-Mart regarding possible check fraud," wrote Sanders on May 13. ...