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Stories from Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Petition slams Cornersville PD (09/16/09)
A Lewisburg man has circulated a petition complaining about the behavior of Cornersville Police. Town police are "hiding behind the post office and in personal driveways," according to Kevin Rogers' petition. Signed by 20 people, the petition alleges "This tactic causes the officer to have to use excessive speed to catch up to the alleged speeder...this is recklessly endangering the safety of our law-abiding citizens."...
City beer law OK, attorney says (09/16/09)
Lewisburg's law on beer permits doesn't have to be changed to authorize beer sales and service at a China Wok, a restaurant near Food Lion, according to the city attorney. Changing the law was an idea suggested by Councilor Robin Minor, a member of the Beer Board that declined to act when it met Sept. 1 and reviewed an application from Mei Liana Xiao, 40, of 5th Avenue, proprietor of China Wok...
Ollie Otter's message: Under 4-9, booster time (09/16/09)
Ollie the Otter got a colorful reception at Crayons Preschool on Friday where he drove home the message of the importance of seatbelts and booster seats. Beyond teaching the lesson of seatbelt use, Ollie's friend, Julie Brewer of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, asked the children to make sure their parents, brothers, sisters and others buckle up before their car rolls...
New police on the beat all come with experience (09/16/09)
There's some indication that Lewisburg's Police department is reversing the flow of employees from small departments to large agencies. A common lament among small town leaders and their county government friends is that their departments are where employees get training and experience before they move on...
Local woman competing on Biggest Loser (09/16/09)
In about two months, Chapel Hill-area residents and friends of Liz Young will be able to see on TV what they missed when they look at her in public. "I've lost so much weight that if you saw me walking down the street, you wouldn't recognize me," says Young, a contestant on the NBC TV show The Biggest Loser. "It's a huge transformation."...
Crime reports (09/16/09)
Tax rate stable, pay cuts eliminated, grants lower (09/16/09)
Marshall County commissioners appear ready to adopt a new budget without a property tax rate increase or reductions in county employees' work hours. And annual matching grants to volunteer fire departments weren't eliminated, as previously planned. They were reduced from $4,500 to $1,500, according to several commissioners...
Alice in Wonderland opening Sept. 25 at Community Theatre (09/16/09)
Alice in Wonderland, the tale that plays with logic in ways that have given it immortal popularity, opens at the Marshall County Community Theatre on the Friday evening of Sept. 25. With a cast of 26 children ranging in ages from eight to 13, the show directed by Carol Bennington with musical assistance from Tim Pate, is seen as a major attraction on Lewisburg's public square through the closing matinée on Oct. 4...
Bridge to be rehabilitated (09/16/09)
NASHVILLE - Once known as the state that built roads with cash up front, Tennessee is borrowing money to put with federal stimulus money and fuel taxes for bridge work. And one of the 111 bridges, named in recent announcements from state officials, crosses Sanders Creek for the Cornersville Road south of New Lake Road and north of Cochran Cemetery Road...
Briefs (09/16/09)
Obituary: Jerry D. Wilson Sr. (09/16/09)
Jerry D. "Da" Wilson Sr., 81, of College Grove, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness. Mr. Wilson was a native of Rutherford County and was a retired dairy and cattle farmer. He was a member of the College Grove United Methodist Church, Crusaders Sunday School Class, Owen Hill Masonic Lodge #172, Nashville Scottish Rite, Al Menah Shrine, former member of the College Grove Lions Club and College Grove High School Class of 1947...
Obituary: Martha Lynn Groomes Publow (09/16/09)
Martha Lynn Groomes Publow, 59, of Nashville, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at her residence, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Mrs. Publow was a member of Otter Creek Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Reid Bolling and Dorothy Sue Alley Groomes...
Obituary: James Welton Price (09/16/09)
James Welton Price, 84, of Cornersville, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Price was a native of Marshall County. He served his country in the Army during World War II. He retired from the postal service after 30 years as the Cornersville Postmaster...
Obituary: Hazel W. Leonard (09/16/09)
Hazel W. Leonard, 87, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Mrs. Leonard was a native of Giles County. She was retired as the office manager for Leonards Concrete Block Company and was a member of the Cornersville Methodist Church...
Obituary: Mary Alice Hickerson (09/16/09)
Mary Alice Hickerson, 82, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in NHC Healthcare Lewisburg. Mrs. Hickerson was a native of Marshall County. She was employed by Genesco and Cosmolab and was a member of Lewisburg First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Annie Pearl Dies Gillespie; two children, Annie Gertrude Neill and Gary Hickerson; and three brothers, Jim, John, and Chester Gillespie...
Obituary: Dusty Gail Gilliam (09/16/09)
Dusty Gail Gilliam, 34. of Cornersville, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at her residence. Ms. Gilliam was a native of Coffey County. She was formerly employed by International Comfort Products and was a member of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. She is survived by her parents, James Harold Gilliam of Cornersville and Carol Elaine Sauder of Winchester; son, Dustin Gilliam Wright of Cornersville; stepmother, Linda Gilliam of Cornersville; stepfather, Frank Sauder of Winchester; fiancé, David Wright of Cornersville; sister, Angie Barrett, and brother, Jimmy Ray Gilliam, both of Manchester; three stepsisters; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Obituary: Carolyn Crowell (09/16/09)
Carolyn Crowell, 68, of Unionville, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. Mrs. Crowell was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a retired seamstress, who worked for Durango Boot Company of Chapel Hill and Hyperion Corp. of Lewisburg. Mrs. Crowell was a member of Clay Hill United Methodist Church...
Obituary: Barbara Shaw Armstrong (09/16/09)
Barbara Shaw Armstrong, 87, of Lewisburg, died on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Armstrong was a native of Marshall County. She retired from Heil Quaker Corp as a receptionist with many years of service. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Marshall County Democratic Party, and the VFW Women's Auxiliary...
Obituary: Floyd Woods (09/16/09)
Floyd Woods, 69, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Woods was baptized as a child and later became a member of Second Avenue Church of Christ. He was employed as a head chef until his retirement and loved to cook for friends and family, or anyone in need, until his health failed...