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Stories from Wednesday, October 14, 2009

CPD confiscates 40 pounds of pot (10/14/09)
CORNERSVILLE - The police chief and a highway patrol trooper confiscated 40 pounds of marijuana Tuesday morning from a car stopped on South Main Street where the driver and his passenger were arrested. Charged with possession and delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free school zone are James Earl Bragg Jr., 26, Murfreesboro, and Tamira Thomas, 24, Atlanta. His bond is $250,000. Her's is $100,000. They were still in jail Wednesday morning...
Water demand may outstrip supply within Duck River Watershed (10/14/09)
A recent TVA study anticipates demand for water on the Duck River between Shelbyville and Columbia could outgrow supply. However, a needs assessment study to be released next month by the Duck River Watershed Agency may help to address water supply issues that could develop in the future...
Pastor becomes a policeman (10/14/09)
An associate pastor at the First Assembly of God on West Ellington Parkway was endorsed last week by Lewisburg's Police Advisory Board to succeed a patrol officer who couldn't continue in her new job because of family responsibilities. Shaun Grant, 32, has lived in Lewisburg for nearly 10 years, and "will continue in his capacity at the church, but obviously not on a full-time basis," Police Chief Chuck Forbis said a day after introducing his candidate to succeed Officer Jennifer McDonald...
Stronger pipes set at landfill (10/14/09)
Double-walled pipeline is to replace single-wall pipeline at Cedar Ridge Landfill where contaminated water leaked and polluted Vickrey Spring just south of the Waste Management facility last spring. That's among the "voluntary" steps the company is taking to stop and prevent the pollution of ground water that emerges at the spring, near Poteet Road, according to landfill spokeswoman Terri Douglas who's written to Marshall County Commissioners...
Festival still packs them in (10/14/09)
Folks from all over came for fun in Lewisburg during the Seventh Annual Goats Music and More Festival in Rock Creek Park last weekend when some Chapel Hill boys won the Battle of the Bands and more new goat herders held up under the show tents to the delight of parents, hosts and visitors...
GMM shines in the rain (10/14/09)
True to their drummer's declaration weeks before the show, Shenandoah supported new singer/songwriters during Goats Music and More on Friday night when the country musicians remembered a traveling musician who didn't get home. Compared to Shenandoah's longevity, Billy Ryan is a relative newcomer who could be seen as a Shenandoah protégé. ...
Crime reports (10/14/09)
Thefts reported Sabrina Ragsdale, 31, South Berlin Road, was arrested at the Williamson County Jail and transported to Marshall County on a warrant issued June 15, 2009, for theft under $500. The affiant of the warrant was John Burton of Wal-Mart loss prevention. Bond: $500; court date: Nov. 16...
Forest fire season starts on Thursday (10/14/09)
While Marshall County may have had 16 inches of rain in the most recent six weeks, Thursday is officially the beginning of forest fire season in Tennessee. As a result, burn permits are required for unconfined, outdoor burning of brush, leaves, untreated wood waste and burning to clear land. Permits are free and more information about them is available by calling 270-2244...
Two women sentenced (10/14/09)
Two Marshall County women were sentenced in Circuit Court last week. Kacy Renee Cantrell, 25, of Cornersville pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine and to the promotion of methamphetamine manufacture. Judge Robert Crigler sentenced her to nine years for the first offense and three years for the second, to be served concurrently. ...
Chapel Hill awards $169k contract for town hall addition (10/14/09)
CHAPEL HILL -- A contract worth nearly $169,000 to enlarge Town Hall was awarded on Monday night by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to a Lewisburg construction company. Truette Construction proprietor John Chunn of South Horton Parkway, who's been chairman of the town's Planning Commission, submitted the lowest of three bids to build an addition to Town Hall on Unionville Road...
Briefs (10/14/09)
The Young Farmers and Ranchers of Marshall County will have a Haunted Woods every Friday and Saturday night in October from 7 until 11 p.m. at the Strasser Farm, 1.5 miles east of the Chapel Hill Post Office. The proceeds benefit youth programs, scholarships, and county activities. Not recommended for children. For directions and more information, visit www.MemoryLaneFarms.com...
Clock towers' renovation comes with roof repair (10/14/09)
A $440,000 contract to fix the Marshall County Courthouse roof, renovate the clocks and repair the building's parapets is being recommended by the county commissioners' Building Committee. In a unanimous vote on Monday, the committee led by Commissioner Mickey King endorsed the advice received from Nashville-based architect James Kennon whose father Emmett supervised renovation of the Courthouse Annex in 1997...
Men's health fair Saturday morning (10/14/09)
Free health screenings will be available Saturday morning at the George W. Turner Center where this public service is sponsored by the Marshall County Health Council. From 9 a.m. to noon at the building at 941 Silver Street, the screenings will include tests for blood pressure, eyes, teeth, blood sugar and HIV/AIDS, a spokesman for the Health Council has announced...
Friends of Henry Horton hosts golf tournament for park (10/14/09)
The Friends of Henry Horton State Park, established as a non-profit organization in 2006 hosted 59 golfers for their first golf tournament Thursday at the Buford Ellington Golf Course inside the park. All proceeds from the scramble format tournament go directly to the organization that provides support to the park through volunteers and fund raising efforts...
Forrest rock 'n' rolls past Pats (10/14/09)
The Forrest Rockets are in firm control of their playoff destiny after throwing a defensive blanket over White House-Heritage Friday in a convincing 30-0 shutout win over the Pats at a slippery "Rock" in Chapel Hill. For the second week in a row, the Rockets had a perfect liftoff when Taylor Abrigo flipped on the early ignition switch, electrifying the home crowd with a 99-yard touchdown return of the opening kickoff...
Tigers bust losing streak in a big way (10/14/09)
The Marshall County Tigers broke their longest losing streak in 32 years, coming away with a huge 35-0 road win at East Hickman Friday night. Marshall County scored 14 points in each of the first two quarters to take a commanding 28-0 halftime lead...
Tigerettes, Lady Rockets face off in opening round of district tournament (10/14/09)
The regular season fourth place Marshall County Tigerettes (6-4, 4-3) will host fifth place Forrest (4-5, 3-4) Thursday in the first round of District 11A-AA soccer tournament. MCHS beat the Lady Rockets 4-2 in a Sept. 1 match-up in Chapel Hill, breaking a seven-year losing steak...
Mistakes Sink Bulldogs against Mt. Pleasant (10/14/09)
The Cornersville Bulldogs push to make the 2009 playoffs hit a bump in the road Friday night, as CHS suffered their first loss of the season in Region play when they dropped a 26-19 decision to the Mt. Pleasant Tigers at home. Although Mt. Pleasant came into Friday's contest mired in a five-game losing streak, the Tigers still boast one of the more athletic lineups in Region 6-A and held a 12-0 lead at intermission with the help of four Cornersville turnovers. ...
Obituary: Sandra Burklin Williams (10/14/09)
Sandra Burklin Williams, 68, of College Grove, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Williams was a native of Davidson County. She was a homemaker and a retired nurse. She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Kenneth Burklin...
Obituary: James McDuff Thomas (10/14/09)
James McDuff Thomas, 67, of Athens, Ala., formerly of Lewisburg, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Thomas was a native of Bedford County. He was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.T. and Gladys Wilson Thomas, and...
Obituary: Lillian Katherine Hilliard Chunn (10/14/09)
Lillian Katherine Hilliard Chunn, 89, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in Home Sweet Home Assisted Living. Mrs. Chunn was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and member of the Cornersville Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Leslie Bell Nelson Hilliard; husband, Hayes Chunn; and siblings, Geneva Church, Lois Sanders, Dorothy Locke, Frances Hilliard, and Joe Hilliard. ...
Obituary: Billy Joe Sullivan (10/14/09)
Billy Joe Sullivan, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Islip Terrace, N. Y. Mr. Sullivan was born in Athens, Ala. and grew up in Marshall County. He is survived by his wife, Janet Sullivan; brother, Larry Sullivan; sister, Debbra Hollingsworth; nieces, Renea Sullivan and Sherri Haley; nephew, Billy Sullivan; two great-nephews, Will and David Haley; two great-nieces, Cassie and Amanda Haley; and a close cousin, Pam (William) Whitehead...
Obituary: Bobby Gene Goetz (10/14/09)
Bobby Gene Goetz, 43, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Goetz was the son of Otto Eugene and Patricia Ann Tindell Goetz. He was retired from the Tennessean Truck Stop in Cornersville, and was a member of Lighthouse Church...