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Stories from Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Beating case hits circuit court (12/02/09)
A Petersburg man - accused of beating a Lewisburg man who suffered facial cuts that needed 18 stitches - is being arraigned Wednesday in circuit court, although city court testimony implicates others. Perjury warrants appeared to be a possible consequence as a result of conflicts between court testimony and police reports, according to an audio recording of a preliminary hearing in Lewisburg City Court...
Burglaries reported in Lewisburg (12/02/09)
The morning of Thanksgiving Day, Lewisburg Police were busy answering a series of calls relating to similar crimes. In each case, a heavy object was used to break a glass window or door to enter business premises. A side window at Saddlecreek Restaurant, Fayetteville Highway, was broken by throwing a flowerpot through it at about 5:30 a.m. ...
Republican Tracy weighing challenge to Gordon 
 (12/02/09)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Republican state Sen. Jim Tracy said he is "strongly considering" a challenge next year against U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon, who is one of several Democrats being targeted by the GOP in midterm elections. Tracy is a Shelbyville insurance agent, former NCAA basketball referee and current chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. He said in a phone interview earlier this week that he plans to make up his mind by the end of the holiday season...
New rule limiting county employees retirement benefits (12/02/09)
Health insurance became an issue for Marshall County's commission again this year, but instead of employee coverage costs, the issue last week was how employees qualify for insurance when they retire. Only 13 county employees are unaffected by the commissioners' 14-2 vote, with one abstention, and the decision was influenced by another cost and the prospect of losing $3 millions in federal funding to schools...
Dad got none of son's estate (12/02/09)
A Lewisburg woman, whose son died in a 2005 crash at Jacksonville, Fla., pleaded guilty last week on felony theft charges for not sharing insurance payments with the boy's father. Victor Pigg "never came around" while their son, Wesley, was alive - didn't even attend his funeral, Billie Jo Bryant, 53, of Nashville Highway said when asked if the father should get some of what the policies paid out, according to court records...
Landfill question festering (12/02/09)
A gavel struck on the meeting room table last week in Marshall County's Courthouse Annex punctuated a long-simmering debate centered on expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill. Without a decision on expansion from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, elected officials from Marshall County and its municipalities are, among other things, bickering over who attended which meeting with the state...
Rollin' for a roll of the dice on Black Friday (12/02/09)
Gambling, not shopping, was the goal for 31 people departing Lewisburg on Black Friday. A Grayline of Nashville coach was chartered by friends and relatives in Marshall County; folks who boarded the bus here and went on their gambling cruise to Metropolis, Ill., according to the driver...
Marshall stores hope to make more money this season (12/02/09)
Like the rest of America, it only seemed to be all about the economy here on Black Friday when early Christmas shoppers' purchasing is supposed to put retailers back on track. The engine driving the money train this season pulls passengers from a front door frenzy to the back walls, but that green goddess was reminded of the reason for the season at Lewisburg Garden Center...
Briefs (12/02/09)
Crime reports (12/02/09)
Served with a state warrant and summons for violation of Tennessee subsurface sewage disposal Arrested and charged with domestic assault Served with a warrant for parole violation and held without bond Arrested on warrants for promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and simple assault...
McMahan sentenced, Ritch set for Jan. 4 in mortgage fraud scheme (12/02/09)
The instigator of a multi-million dollar fraud - conducted with a man who's owned a building supply store in Lewisburg - will serve 6-1/2 years in prison, a federal judge ruled last week. William T. McMahan must also pay $2.4 million in restitution, serve three years on probation, and participate in 500 hours of substance abuse treatment, the federal judge ordered on Nov. 23. McMahan enters prison Jan. 6...
Obituary: Howard Wavely Haynes (12/02/09)
Howard Wavely Haynes, 63, of Fairview, N.C., died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. Mr. Haynes was a native of Rutherford County, and was a 1964 graduate of Central High School in Murfreesboro. He was a retired appliance repairman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis Howard and Mary Catherine Harper Haynes...
Obituary: Thelma Mae Rowland (12/02/09)
Thelma Mae Rowland, 90, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Rowland was a native of Trenton, Texas. She was retired from NHC Merihil Healthcare and was a member of Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph M. and Pearl Starnes Austin; husband, Fred Mitchell Rowland; sister, Helen Green; and brother, J.W. Austin...
Obituary: Edwin Francis Turner Jr. (12/02/09)
Edwin Francis Turner Jr., 71, died on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at his residence in Murfreesboro, following an extended illness. Mr. Turner was a native of Detroit, Mich. As an electrical engineer for General Motors, he moved to the Lewisburg area as a member of the start-up team for the Saturn plant in Spring Hill. He was an accomplished woodworker, and an avid runner, who designed the Fitness Trail at the Saturn plant...
Obituary: Frank Sweeney (12/02/09)
Mr. Frank "Buddy" Sweeney, age 82, of Chapel Hill, TN, died Wed., Nov. 25, 2009 in Franklin, TN. A native of Marshall Co., Mr. Sweeney was a son of the late Frank Morris and Fannie Mai McAdams Sweeney. He was retired from Genesco Inc. and was a member of Promise United Methodist Church in the Holt's Corner community of Marshall Co. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sweeney was preceded in death by a brother, Will Akin Sweeney...
Obituary: Sandra Arlene Wheeler (12/02/09)
Sandra Arlene Wheeler, 60, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Wheeler was a native of Austin, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Farmington Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Margie Sanders Reese...
Obituary: Misty Ezell George (12/02/09)
Misty Ezell George, 30, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. Mrs. George is survived by her husband, Jeremy; children, Ella, Miles and Griffin; parents, Stan and LeEllen Ezell; brothers, Ryan (Melissa) Ezell, Justin (Beth) Ezell, Houston (Sarah) Ezell; and grandparents, Miles and Linda Ezell...
Obituary: J.B. Harris (12/02/09)
J. B. "Jake" Harris of the Berlin Community, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Harris was a native of Marshall County. He was a veteran of the Army and a retired maintenance worker at Henry Horton State Park. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Kenneth and Eula Alma Vaughn Harris...
Obituary: Pauline Odessa Langham (12/02/09)
Pauline Odessa Langham, 93, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in Calera, Okla. She is survived by her sons, Douglas Langham of Olathe, Kan., Donald Langham of Anahuac, Texas, and Jack Langham of Calera, Okla.; daughters, Carolyn Jane Hopkins of Lewisburg and Carmeta McKnight of Calera, Okla.; brother, Jake Kimbrough of Calera, Okla.; sister, Mozelle Lewy of San Jose, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren...