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Stories from Wednesday, October 21, 2009

School board member moving out of state (10/21/09)
One school board member announced his resignation Monday night, while another, who said she was resigning, has returned to the panel. Mark Wilkerson announced at the end of the school board's monthly meeting that he'd be resigning, effective Tuesday, because he has a job offer in Kansas City. His resignation letter has already been sent to county mayor Joe Boyd Liggett's office...
Time set for last call at taverns in Chapel Hill (10/21/09)
CHAPEL HILL - Beer drinking is supposed to end by midnight at restaurants with town permits to serve the alcoholic beverage, according to an ordinance passed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen last week. "We passed on second reading a beer ordinance saying that for a sit-down restaurant - Sambo's, the Mexican restaurant (Las Fiestas) and Red's Family Restaurant Bar and Grill - you can purchase at 11:45 p.m. ...
Geothermal endorsed by committee to school board (10/21/09)
Prospective savings from geothermal heating and cooling impressed members of Marshall County's Education Committee last week when the commissioners on that committee recommended further examination by local schools leaders. The county's nine schools appear to be suitable for renovation with a system that would take advantage of a constant temperature underground so as to knock off the chill from air in the winter and, in the warmer months, make air conditioning easier for that system, County Commissioner Don Ledford said.. ...
Canadians touring landfill (10/21/09)
Cedar Ridge Landfill will host visitors from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Thursday, according to spokeswomen for the tour. Waste Management's plan for a new landfill in Thorhild County near Edmonton is under consideration by Province of Alberta officials. Land rezoning was approved nearly a year ago...
Train strikes car; woman not hurt (10/21/09)
A Lynnville woman's car struck a train and was severely damaged in Lewisburg last week. Susan Warren, 51, of Buford Station Road, was driving north on Cornersville Road at about 6:40 p.m. Friday at the same time as a CSX train was crossing the road from east to west...
City to borrow $5M for utilities (10/21/09)
Lewisburg's City Council voted Friday to borrow $5 million so the Water and Wastewater Department will be ready to enlarge its sewage treatment plant and, separately, pay off a local bank loan for the Cornersville water system. Water and sewer rates will probably increase in about a year as one result of the state-mandated project to double the sewage treatment plant's capacity, water department Superintendent Kenneth Carr said during a Friday meeting of the Council with the utility board. ...
Twin may face charges for his brother's death (10/21/09)
SHELBYVILLE - One twin is dead and his brother may face charges following an accident early Saturday night in Bedford County, investigators said. Louis Emerson Davis, 47, of Naron Road, died at the scene when the truck in which he was riding plunged off a culvert and landed on its roof in a creek, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said...
Briefs (10/21/09)
Pears blooming at Smurfit-Stone (10/21/09)
Half a dozen Bradford pear trees were blooming on Monday in front of the Smurfit-Stone factory here in Lewisburg where a couple of the plant's long-time employees took notice and asked the obvious question. How could that be? Jimmie Ketchum works in plant utility maintenance and says the trees have been there for decades and he's not seen it happen before. Plant Manager Jeff McKay agrees and estimated the trees' age at more than 23 years...
LPN has opportunity for reinstatement (10/21/09)
A woman who lived in Lewisburg and, apparently, Cornersville, has an opportunity to have her nursing license reinstated under a program authorized by the State Board of Nursing since it was suspended last month. Circumstances facing Mary E. Giles, whose address was listed by the state on Tyree Road, are in contrast to those of other health care business employees including a Fayetteville medic who tested positive for marijuana and making a patient walk to an ambulance while suffering pneumonia and respiratory distress.. ...
Tigers give Spring Hill all they have (10/21/09)
The Marshall County Tigers gave Spring Hill all they had for a half before the Raiders pulled away to a 42-25 win in Lewisburg. MCHS struck first in the upset bid after a first quarter interception by Cody Henson. David Tadajewski hauled in a fourth down pass from Trevor Carter to extend the scoring drive that was capped off by an Austin Reyes one-yard run...
Huntland no match for hot Rockets (10/21/09)
It was cold, misty, and muddy in Huntland Friday night, but that did stop the red-hot Forrest Rockets from taking care of business in their quest for a coveted post-season playoff spot, dominating the Hornets 40-7. Forrest head coach Kyle Stacey said after the game, "In the past we have struggled with those big games, but right now I feel like our kids are peaking at the right time and playing with a lot of confidence. ...
Tigerettes Bounce Forrest from Playoffs (10/21/09)
The Marshall County Tigerettes (6-4) recorded their first postseason victory in seven years Saturday afternoon when they defeated arch rival Forrest 3-0 at home in the first round of the District tournament to knock the Lady Rockets (4-6) out of the playoffs...
Wayne County Waylays Bulldogs (10/21/09)
Region 6-A leader Wayne County lived up to their hype, as the undefeated Wildcats thumped the Cornersville Bulldogs 39-6 at CHS on a cold and damp Friday night. Having outscored their previous seven opponents by a count of 263-72, Wayne County (8-0, 5-0 Region) put the game out of reach early and built a 33-0 lead in the first half prior to opening up a 39-0 advantage late in the third quarter en route to the 33-point victory...
Obituary: Earle B. Owen Jr. (10/21/09)
Earle B. Owen Jr., 74, formerly of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Alive Hospice Residence in Nashville after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Mr. Owen was born in Roanoke, Va. He served in the Air Force, and retired from Teledyne Lewisburg in 2002, after more than 24 years of service...
Obituary: James Tate (10/21/09)
James Tate, 75, of Fayetteville, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Tate was a native of Marshall County. He was a retired supervisor at Moon's Pencil Company, and served as an elder at the Cyruston Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie L. and Judy Jewell Hobby Tate; sisters, Francis McClenny, Dora Lou Johnson, and Ruby Guthry; brother, Willie Lavoy Tate; and three grandchildren...
Obituary: Fred A. Rose (10/21/09)
Rose, Fred A. -age 91, a lifelong resident of Knoxville, died Saturday morning October 10, 2009 at his Holston Hills home. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Married Couples Sunday School Class and had served as Chairman of the Board of Stewards of the church. ...
Obituary: Emmett Noel Kennon (10/21/09)
Emmett Noel Kennon, a lifetime resident of Nashville, TN passed away at Vanderbilt University Hospital on Friday, October 16, 2009 at the age of 94. Mr. Kennon was born on May 12, 1915. He was the son of the late Catherine and Emmett N. Kennon, Sr. Mr. Kennon graduated from Central High School in 1934 and Tennessee State Teachers College (now MTSU) in 1938. While at TSTC, he lettered in football and baseball, in addition to writing for the school newspaper...
Obituary: Paul Lloyd Hazlett (10/21/09)
Paul Lloyd Hazlett, 73 of Cornersville, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at NHC Oakwood, following an extended illness. Mr. Hazlett was a native of Petersburg. He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired carpenter and horse trainer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy Lloyd and Ellen Ruth Clifford Hazlett, and sister, Jodi Hazlett...
Obituary: Bobby Wilson Gower (10/21/09)
Bobby Wilson Gower, 73, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Per his request, his remains were cremated. There will be no services, but his cremains will be buried in Mars Hill Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert W. and Ruby Mae Kuna Gower...
Obituary: W.B. Ashby (10/21/09)
W. B. Ashby, 86, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, in Columbia. Mr. Ashby was born in Lincoln County. He was a retired construction worker and farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Martin and Mollie Dean Ashby,; four sisters; and two brothers...
Obituary: Macel Gillum (10/21/09)
Obituary: Mitzey R. Sanders (10/21/09)
Mitzey R. Sanders, 40, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at her residence. Ms. Sanders was a member of the Kingdom Hall in Shelbyville. She was employed by the Marshall County School System while she lived in Lewisburg. She was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda Sanders, and grandparents, Grace and Lacey Sanders, all of Lewisburg...