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Stories from Wednesday, December 9, 2009

UPDATE: Council retains Alexander; wants $850 in reimbursement (12/09/09)
Lewisburg's City Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday against firing a police sergeant for allegedly filing work time records that led to overpayment of $850, and now his reimbursement is through installment payments. With a standing room only audience at City Hall, the Council conducted three votes on what to do in response to City Attorney Bill Haywood's investigation and report on Sgt. Douglas Alexander's time sheets and work hours...
City attorney report posted in its entirety (12/09/09)
What follows is the cover memo delivered by Lewisburg City Attorney Bill Haywood to the City Council with regard to his investigation into allegations about the hours worked, reported and paid for by the Police Department to Douglas Alexander while working as a city police sergeant assigned to patrol Lewisburg Middle School as the school resource officer. References are made to attachments that are not included here...
Crime reports (12/09/09)
A young Lewisburg man and another from north Alabama were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at the Recreation Center recently. Jared C. Robinson, 21, of Franklin Avenue, and Brandon Burns, 18, of Hazel Green, were disobeying rules in the gym by dunking on the basketball goal, and by letting their shorts hang below their waists. The two men refused to stop dunking, refused to pull up their shorts, and then refused to leave when asked to do so by security...
Chili Supper and Auction set for Friday (12/09/09)
There will be a benefit chili supper and auction 5 p.m. Friday at the Cornersville High School cafeteria for to cover the funeral expenses of Alexia Brooke Odum. There will be a live band from 6-7 p.m. and an auction from 7-8.
Obituary: Herbert Frank Davis (12/09/09)
Herbert Frank Davis, 94, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Mr. Davis was educated in the Park Station school system and became a member of Mount Teamer P.B. Church at an early age. He attended Hopewell A.M.E. Church until his health failed. He was retired from Fountain Creek Mills, Nora Mills, and the City of Lewisburg...
School board starts to tackle 2010 (12/09/09)
School board members have been preparing for next week's board meeting at committee meetings last week and Monday. Next Monday, the full board will hear from the policy committee about their efforts to merge the recently rediscovered goals from 2000 that deal with the hiring of minority staff and the use of minority-owned suppliers with the present board's stated goals and mission statement...
Neck wound nearly killed 1st Ave. man (12/09/09)
A Lewisburg man was released from the hospital over the weekend following surgery to close wounds suffered during a robbery Thursday night when his throat was cut, city police report. Cleveland Holder, 52, of 432 1st Avenue North, was "doing well," on Monday when police spoke with him, Detective Sgt. David Henley said, noting Holder's life was saved by his neighbor...
Police payroll reflects theft (12/09/09)
A Lewisburg police sergeant was overpaid approximately $900 because of a discrepancy between hours worked and hours reported, the city attorney has reported to the City Council. Furthermore, Police Chief Chuck Forbis has told City Manager Eddie Fuller the sergeant's "actions amount to an act of theft," a Class E Felony, causing "substantial doubts concerning his honesty."...
Briefs (12/09/09)
Registration is now open for the 2010 Lewisburg Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball Leagues for boys and girls ages 7-12. Leagues begin Jan. 9. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. For more information, call Jane Tilford at 359-2482. Signups for Marshall County Youth Baseball and Softball will be held each Saturday in January. They will be held in Lewisburg, Cornersville and Chapel Hill. More information will be released later...
Local guardsman allegedly stalked Bedford teenager (12/09/09)
SHELBYVILLE -- A member of the National Guard who faces charges in Bedford County won't be going to Iraq with the rest of his unit, a judge ruled Thursday. Andy Lynn Wallace, 35, of Nashville Highway, Lewisburg, was indicted last month by the Bedford County grand jury on charges of soliciting and stalking a minor by sending inappropriate requests by text messages to a 16-year-old girl...
Meth trial ends in three guilty verdicts (12/09/09)
A deputy sheriff's investigation of men driving from a field last January led to charges of spotlighting deer, drug and weapons offenses that resulted in convictions with guilty verdicts Thursday. Now, awaiting a Jan. 20 sentencing hearing in the Marshall County Jail is Ellis Randall Darnell Jr., 34, formerly of 1566 Springplace Road, one of three men apprehended by Deputy Tony Nichols. Darnell's term could be 11-16 years...
Mortgage fraud victims asked to tell of their loss (12/09/09)
Victims of a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud are being urged to let federal prosecutors and a judge know how they have been impacted by the scam. Those victims were in Shelbyville, but one of the perpetrators is Roger Ritch, founder of Ritch's Building Supply in Lewisburg and the man who sold the city nearly 50 acres last year...
State nursing director retires (12/09/09)
A Lewisburg woman has retired after 25 years and seven months with the Tennessee Department of Health and on Friday, she was honored with a reception at the Marshall County public health clinic. Carol Williams started her state career at the department in Lewisburg, so it was seen as only appropriate that the reception be held here where she began her ascent to assistant nursing director for state health department...
H1N1 shots available by appointment (12/09/09)
Inoculation against H1N1 influenza starts Wednesday for anyone requesting a shot at the clinic in Lewisburg, the county's health director said Friday. "We've lifted all restrictions, so it's available to anyone who wants to come in and roll up their sleeve," said Jason Lewis, director of public health for Marshall, Giles and Bedford counties...
Fagan Commits to Play at UT (12/09/09)
Cornersville junior Haley Fagan proved that a small town girl can make it to the big stage of college athletics when she recently committed to play softball at the University of Tennessee. Recruited primarily because of her prowess in the pitching circle, Fagan also received scholarship offers from Mississippi State and UT-Martin and received serious interest from SEC powers Alabama and Georgia, who both reached the semifinals of the 2009 College Softball World Series. ...
Rockets knock off Eagles for first win (12/09/09)
Rocket wrestlers lose dual meet (12/09/09)
The Forrest wrestling team hosted Franklin County and Warren County in a dual match Tuesday in Chapel Hill, losing to both traveling squads 52-24 and 54-18 respectively. The only two victories for the Rocket wrestlers besides forfeit wins were by Garrick Whaley (160 lbs.) in a default over Franklin County's Cody MaDee and FMS eighth grader Jamie Boyce, who defeated Warren County's Trevor Connelly 6-0 in the 135 lb. weight class...
Lady Rockets soar in district opener (12/09/09)
The Forrest Lady Rockets, coming off their first loss of the season at the hands of CPA, came back with a vengeance Friday in Chapel Hill versus Eagleville, routing the Lady Eagles 71-23 in the District 9A opener. The Lady Rockets extended their winning streak over Eagleville to 17 games. Forrest has a 20-1 record versus Eagleville, dating back to 2002. The last loss to their longtime District 9A opponent was on Feb. 11, 2003 when Eagleville won at home 62-51...
Obituary: Emily Louise Goad Derryberry Chaffin (12/09/09)
Obituary: Dorothy Ellen Davis (12/09/09)
Dorothy Ellen Davis, 90, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Davis was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Faber Castell and was a member of Westvue Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Celia Helton Lancaster;...
Obituary: Lydle Jackson Hargrove (12/09/09)
Lydle Jackson Hargrove, 75, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Centennial Medical Center. Mr. Hargrove was a native of Marshall County. He was a member of the New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church and retired from Genesco and Inter City Products. He was employed by the Marshall County School Bus Garage as a handicap bus aide...
Obituary: Oden Hubert Little (12/09/09)
Oden Hubert Little, 92, of the Mount Vernon Community of Rutherford County, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, in Shelbyville. Mr. Little was a native of Bedford County. He was a farmer and a retired truck driver, having retired from the State of Tennessee's Department of Transportation. He was a member of Mount Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Obituary: Edward Morgan Toney (12/09/09)
Edward Morgan Toney, 47, of Monterey, Tenn., died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. Mr. Toney was a native of Jasper, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kirby; sister, Deborah Toney; and grandchild, Brandon. He is survived by his mother, Lillie Carver Chaffin, and stepfather, Leo Chaffin, of Eagleville; sons, Eddie Vaughn of Kentucky, and Eddie and Anthony Ford, both of Monterey, Tenn.; sisters, Ruby Dyer of Jasper and Alice Chaffin of Eagleville; brother, Ernie Chaffin of Murfreesboro; and one grandchild.. ...