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Stories from Wednesday, November 4, 2009

County mayor's race has started (11/04/09)
Marshall County's next election is nine months away and already there's a race for county mayor and four of 18 county commissioners say they don't plan to run for re-election. County Commissioner Scottie Poarch is challenging Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett in the Aug. 5 county election and therefore can't run for re-election as commissioner. Commissioners Larry McKnight, Richard Medley and Billy Spivey say they'll probably step down from the commission...
Frey says he's happy with job (11/04/09)
The new supervisor of transportation for the Marshall County school system is happy with his job in the bus garage, and has no comment on the grievance he brought to the school board in regard to his pay. "I really enjoy my job," said Michael Frey. "Everything seems to be going well. I've had a lot of support from the drivers and staff."...
Lynda fights for women's health tests (11/04/09)
Lynda Sherrell fights like a girl. It's more than a slogan on a pink T-shirt she got from her sister, Leanne. It's the lady's young-woman spirit of spunk to influence folks instead of yelling at a protest or some demonstration of rage. Between duties for cattle sales at Sherland Farm during the past six years working with her husband, Mike, Lynda has been president of Marshall County Republican Women and an influence on Mike's administration as head of the Republican Party here...
Analysis: Binkley asks about allocation (11/04/09)
The man asking town and county officials to crunch numbers, to see if one of the federal stimulus programs will work here, has a question about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's application in Tennessee. If the answer turns out to be what local lawyer Bob Binkley suspects, then there will be more money for rebuilding Marshall County's economy through income tax-free revenue bonds that won't be a risk to local taxpayers...
Ministry to fix housing, employment (11/04/09)
A former candidate for mayor wants Lewisburg to give his church money the city got through a federal program so the ministry can redevelop housing and the local economy. Jerry Freeman of Finley Beech Road explained his request to the city's Industrial Development Board on Monday afternoon in City Hall. Freeman was the other candidate in the election last May that elected Barbara Woods as mayor...
Horton Highway 110409 (11/04/09)
CHAPEL HILL - Horton Highway's two-lane bridge over the Duck River will be reduced to one lane for traffic during a $594,000 repair job that's to be completed by June 30. "We are doing some substantial repairs to the bridge," according to B.J. Doughty, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Transportation who said Jamison Construction is the contractor...
Crime reports (11/04/09)
Arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated criminal trespass, aggravated domestic assault, vandalism over $500, making a false report, and reckless endangerment Turned himself in on a warrant for statutory rape Detective Bob Johnson of the MCSD swore out the warrant on Oct. 30, alleging multiple incidents of statutory rape between May 31 and July 1, 2009. The victim was 15 years old at the time...
Selling crack lands man 25-year sentence (11/04/09)
Several sentences were handed down in Circuit Court this week, including 25 years for a Columbia man convicted of possession of a Schedule II drug (crack cocaine) with intent to sell and deliver. "That sentence was well deserved," said District Attorney Chuck Crawford, about Judge Robert Crigler's decision...
Chancellor rules for defendant in septic system case (11/04/09)
Marshall County's chancellor last week deflated a Petersburg woman's complaint against a man who lives next to her property facing the Fayetteville Highway. Donna Salyers of Buchanan Street sued John Hill of Morgan Avenue in late March, complaining that Hill's septic tank is on her property and it's hindering her ability to sell the real estate, according to Hill's lawyer, Jason Reeves of Shelbyville...
Four indictments handed down (11/04/09)
COURT - Grand Jury By Karen Hall Staff Writer Four indictments were handed down by the Marshall County grand jury after their October meeting last week. The one for Harlen Reeves, 51, of Moulton, Ala., was described in Friday's edition of the Tribune. It was newsworthy because the case had to be presented by Mike Bottoms, District Attorney of the 22nd Judicial District, since one of the victims of Reeves' attempted thefts was related to an employee in the DA's office for this district...
Stimulus funds OK'd for H1N1 (11/04/09)
Marshall County's Public Health Department is now providing H1N1 shots to youngsters and others who are most likely to contract and spread that strain of flu. Meanwhile, county commissioners last week authorized a change in their contract with the state to receive federal stimulus money to expand protection of public health here...
Briefs (11/04/09)
Columbia State Community College will be offering a specialized curriculum for those interested in pursuing an AAS degree in Criminal Justice. Funding will be provided to qualifying candidates by the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance. An "Information Session" will be held in Room 118 of the Clement Building on the Columbia State Campus in Columbia at 4:30 p.m. ...
Bulldogs Edge Perry County to Earn Playoff Berth (11/04/09)
Trick or treat! Cornersville football fans received the latter on Halloween when the TSSAA announced Saturday morning that the Bulldogs had earned a wildcard berth to the Class A playoffs after CHS pulled out a thrilling 21-20 home victory over the Perry County Vikings in their season finale on Thursday night...
Forrest crushes Moore County 46-10, will host playoff game (11/04/09)
The Forrest Rockets exercised a 23-year old jinx Thursday night at the "Rock", crushing the Moore County Raiders 46-10 on senior night and in the process earned the right to host the Marion County Warriors (6-4) in the first round of the TSSAA Class 2A playoffs Friday night in Chapel Hill...
Obituary: Benita Faye Mitchell (11/04/09)
Benita Faye Mitchell, 59, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, in St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H Walker. She is survived by her husband, William R. Mitchell of Mattson, Ill.; daughters, Rachelle, Porsche, and Micha, and eight grandchildren, all of Illinois; father-in-law former councilman Willie J. Mitchell, and sister-in-law, Jerry (Eddie) Henry, all of Lewisburg; and brother-in-law, Jerome Childress of Nashville...
Obituary: O. Royce Short (11/04/09)
O. Royce Short, 84, of Lebanon, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. Mr. Short was born and raised in Cornersville, the youngest of nine children. He served in the Marines during World War II in the Pacific, and moved to Ohio in 1946. He retired from Ford Motor Company after 22 years of service, due to ill health. Mr. Short was a loving man who always put his family first and never knew a stranger...
Obituary: Debbie Wiggins (11/04/09)
Debbie Wiggins Debbie Wiggins, 59, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wiggins was a native of Marshall County. She owned and operated Debbie's Kitchen in Cornersville for several years. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Obituary: Angeline Secrest Poarch (11/04/09)
Angeline Secrest Poarch, 81, of Pulaski, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Poarch was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Sarah Jane Hanniss, and husband, Alex Jackson Poarch Sr...