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Stories from Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Corker meeting set for Courthouse Annex (08/26/09)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) will hold a town hall meeting in Marshall County 2 p.m. Friday at 1107 County Courthouse Annex to speak with citizens and community leaders about health care reform and the economic challenges facing our state and country...
Elementary school curriculum changed (08/26/09)
Changes in the way Marshall County's elementary school students spent their day will be the subject of a School Board work session tonight. Teachers, parents, and students were surprised by curriculum changes when they went back to school earlier this month...
School board considers negotiation teams (08/26/09)
In other business, the Marshall County school board considered management and negotiating teams for discussions with the Marshall County Education Association, which represents the teachers. Director of schools Stan Curtis reported that the number of people on the management team is governed by the average daily attendance for all County schools combined. ...
Commissioners want lower spending plan from schools' board (08/26/09)
Marshall County's Budget Committee sent school system leaders back to their central office on Wednesday asking them to find a way to trim their budget one more time. The schools' budget was then totaling some $34.74 million, according to the system's budget director Janet Wiles who spoke about the spending plan and state requirements with other school leaders in the Courthouse Annex as the Budget Committee turned to other department budgets...
Fire consumes apartment, garage (08/26/09)
BELFAST - A fire of undetermined origins destroyed a garage and its apartment and damaged the owner's house on Saturday afternoon when the family was at a wedding, the victim and neighbors said. "I'll probably rebuild it," Eddie Bowles of Conrad Road said Sunday of the building that contained guns, tools, appliances and extensive family memorabilia. "My son, Daniel, lost all his clothes and personal stuff." A sedan was damaged beyond use...
Gordon's town hall full of passion (08/26/09)
MURFREESBORO - An open meeting Monday night with U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon on the issue of health care reform drew passionate responses from both sides, although opponents of the current health care proposal clearly had an edge in terms of number of people in attendance...
Crime reports (08/26/09)
Driving under the influence, underage consumption, vandalism, evading arrest, and resisting arrest; also cited for excessive noise from a motor vehicle Officer Tracy Teal was on 3rd Avenue when he saw a gold 1998 Buick speeding on West Commerce. He could hear the car's sound system from 50 feet away. ...
Marshall County mourns Duning's death (08/26/09)
This week Marshall County is mourning the loss of a man who was active in its civic life for over 50 years. "Ted was very well respected in the legal and banking community," said Barry White, Marshall County president of the First Farmers and Merchants Bank. "When you would come to Ted with a problem, his counsel was always wise and thoughtful."...
Farmer indicted on pollution charges (08/26/09)
Briefs (08/26/09)
The Farmers Market's Tuesday hours are now 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays will remain the same: 6 a.m. until noon. The Berlin Volunteer Fire Department has begun a district-wide door-to-door fund-raising campaign. Supporters will receive family photos. Call Chief Joe Greer (359-4100) or Capt. Scott Allen (359-8594) for more information...
New SRO Oliver at Forrest High School (08/26/09)
CHAPEL HILL - Forrest High School's new school resource officer is the former detective sergeant who'd been leading Lewisburg's Criminal Investigation Division. SRO Jimmy Oliver began patrolling the school's halls, rooms, parking lots and grounds on Monday morning. He was put on the sheriff's payroll on Sunday. Sheriff Les Helton said on Thursday that Oliver is his man...
County represented for two events (08/26/09)
An organizer of Tea Party events in Lewisburg went to Murfreesboro on Monday to see U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon at his Town Hall meeting on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. "I was the only one, at least that I saw, from Marshall County, but I may have missed someone," Sherry Ferguson said Tuesday...
Judge rules against school board member (08/26/09)
Marshall County Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler on Wednesday denied a county school board member's request for dismissal of his charges of driving while intoxicated. "The judge found for the state," District Attorney Chuck Crawford said of the petition presented by defense attorney Walter Bussart on behalf of Mark Wilkerson who was arrested by Sheriff's Deputy Tony Nichols on Nov. 16...
Recycling help accepted, fees for trash disposal acknowledged (08/26/09)
Marshall County will accept help from Waste Management Inc. to continue its recycling program, according to one of several split commission votes on Monday night. And, in a non-voting session after their monthly meeting, commissioners faced the prospect of a monthly fee of $13.33 charged to every household beyond a municipal line in the county to pay for a short-term plan if and when Cedar Ridge Landfill must be closed...
Arrest made in sex case (08/26/09)
A Marshall County man was arrested and charged with two counts of rape of a child after a Lewisburg Police Department investigation last week. Dallas Jay Stewart, 27, of Sumerset Circle, was arrested Aug. 18 after his second interview with detectives, according to Police Chief Chuck Forbis...
Obituary: Laurene Phifer Chapman (08/26/09)
Laurene Phifer Chapman, 92, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Chapman was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and member of the Farmington Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Ozella Crabtree Adams; first husband, Kenny Phifer; second husband, Thurman Chapman; daughter, Betty Jean Webb; two sisters, Ethel Roberts and Bernice Davis; and three brothers, Solon Adams, Jimmy L. Adams, and Clarence Adams...
Obituary: Harold Dennis (08/26/09)
Harold "Hal" Dennis, 50, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Heritage Medical Center. Mr. Dennis was a native of Shawnee, Okla. He was a retired automaker with General Motors. He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Dennis. He is survived by his wife, Laura Dennis of Shelbyville; daughters, Christina Moore of Shelbyville and Christal Dennis of Unionville; son, Chris Langley of New Castle, Okla.; mother, Nona Wallis Dennis of Eufaula, Okla.; sister, Deniece Munoz of Oklahoma City; brothers, Ricky Dennis of New Castle, Okla. ...
Obituary: Velma Gordon (08/26/09)
Velma Gordon, 95, of Milligan, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, following an extended illness. Mrs. Gordon was a native of Pollard, Ala. She was a school lunchroom supervisor and manger for more than 23 years and was a member of the Milligan Baptist Church...
Obituary: Elizabeth Irene Rowe (08/26/09)
Elizabeth Irene Rowe, 84, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville. Ms. Rowe was a native of Giles County. She was retired from Cosmolab. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Ewing and Eva Liney Medley Rowe, and daughter, Sharon Inez Lovett...
Obituary: Howall Ray Burrow Sr. (08/26/09)
Howall Ray Burrow Sr., 78, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Burrow was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from Alliance Machine Works, and had also served his country in the National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Paul and Ila Mae Fisher Burrow, and son, Michael Jay Burrow...
Obituary: Martha Steagall (08/26/09)
Martha Steagall, 79, of the Verona Community of Marshall County, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Steagall was a native of Bedford County. She retired from American Can Company of Shelbyville after 26 years of service. Mrs. Steagall was a member of LifeSong Family Church in Lewisburg...