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Stories from Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Back to the future: City holds tech fair (05/27/09)
The first-ever Marshall County Technology Fair - held last Thursday at the Lewisburg campus of Columbia State - was pronounced a success by organizers, vendors and attendees. Putting on the fair was one of the goals of the Three-Star Technology Committee. Its objective was to inform citizens, businesses, industries, parents and teachers about the advances in technology, products available, and how technology continues to enrich our lives...
LPD probes shooting death (05/27/09)
Lewisburg Police have been investigating a shooting at an apartment complex Saturday night when the gunman called 911 and the victim apparently died in the Marshall Medical Center emergency room. An autopsy was to be performed Sunday on Michael Jett, 53, of Pear Tree Apartments on Nashville Highway, Police Detective Sgt. Jimmy Oliver said Sunday evening. Jett was allegedly shot by Jeff Sturgill, 51, who also lives at the apartment house...
Woman indicted on TennCare fraud (05/27/09)
According to the state's department of finance and administration, a Marshall County woman has been indicted for TennCare fraud involving "doctor shopping," a crime which involves using TennCare benefits to go to multiple doctors in a short time period to obtain controlled substances...
DA careful about suit filed against Petersburg (05/27/09)
The civil law suit filed against Petersburg - alleging constitutional violations over the removal of an alderman - mentions the district attorney's office twice and the prosecutor is approaching those issues very carefully. "I'm not going to get into who said what about what," District Attorney Chuck Crawford said after being asked about a reference to Assistant District Attorney Ann Filer, a former judge in Nashville...
Condemnation authorized (05/27/09)
Marshall County's Board of Public Utilities has told its attorney and engineer to decide when to use the government's authority to install a water main on private property without the owner's approval. The unanimous decision was reached last week during a board discussion focused on one woman's refusal to grant a utility easement. Without the easement, several other households would not be able to get water service...
Man found guilty in connection with rape (05/27/09)
A young Lewisburg man pleaded guilty to criminal responsibility for rape, after a jury found the man who committed the rape guilty earlier this month. Daniel Martin Ewing, 20, is alleged to have held the victim down while David C. Bates, 32, raped her...
Board disagrees with teacher's non-renewal (05/27/09)
School board members disagreed sharply over decisions made by director of schools Stan Curtis that came to light at the monthly board meeting last Thursday. Misty Reese, who has taught in Marshall County schools since 2001, received notification that she would not be rehired for the 2009-2010 school year. ...
Commission takes up cleaning issue (05/27/09)
The County commission's building and maintenance committee discussed the cleaning of county buildings, and received input from interested parties who had earlier been asked if they could clean their own areas. Several department heads had made the effort to attend the Monday evening meeting...
Briefs (05/27/09)
Marshall County Memorial Library is having its Summer Reading Program this summer. It begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, and runs every Thursday through July 16. The Lewisburg Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a Mini Cheer Camp for 4- to 10-year-olds, from June 22 through 25, at the Rec Center gym. For more information, or to register, call Jane Tilford at 359-2482...
New principal for Oak Grove Elementary next year (05/27/09)
Oak Grove Elementary School will have its fourth principal in five years next fall, according to school board member Craig Michael. Michael, and other school board members, received notice last week that Dr. Patsey Thomas, who was Oak Grove's principal this year, will be taking the Coordinator of School Health position at Central Office next year...
Mortgage fraud bust nets four (05/27/09)
SHELBYVILLE - Four arrests were made Tuesday in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme involving hundreds of homes in Bedford County. The arrests were the result of a 16-month joint investigation by the Bedford County Sheriff's Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service...
Board, teachers open talks (05/27/09)
Negotiations between the teachers and the board of education resumed on May 7, and continued on the 13th and 18th. Stan Curtis, director of schools and newly appointed member of the negotiating team, was absent from the first meeting, due to a previous engagement, but budget director Janet Wiles and human resources director Mitchell Byrd were there to meet with representatives of the Marshall County Education Association...