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Stories from January 2010

Cosmolab parent company files for bankruptcy protection (01/20/10)
The parent company of Cosmolab, a cosmetics factory in Lewisburg, has announced that it's petitioned the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware for protection from creditors as it financially reorganizes itself.
Police Advisory Board up for discussion Jan.26 (01/15/10)
A special called meting of the Lewisburg City Council has been called for the afternoon of Jan. 26 in City Hall to consider the Police Advisory Board.
Sullivan found guilty of manslaughter (01/13/10)
A Cornersville man was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter after a two and a half day trial. Donnie L. Sullivan, 53, of 115 Beechwood Avenue, Cornersville, was found guilty in the shooting death of his stepson, Timothy Swaw, on Feb. 15 last year. A jury of nine women and three men deliberated for 70 minutes before returning the verdict at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday...
Marshall County schools closed Friday (01/07/10)
The Marshall County School System has announced schools will be closed Friday, per a statement released at 2:30 p.m. "After travelling the roads of Marshall County and following discussions with Transportation Supervisor Michael Frey, Marshall County School System's Interim Director of Schools Roy Dukes has cancelled classes for Friday, January 8," the statement said...
Winter Weather Advisory still in effect (01/06/10)
LAST NIGHT: Council abolishes Police Advisory Board (01/27/10)
Lewisburg's Police Advisory Board was abolished by a 3-2 vote of the City Council on Tuesday. Councilman Robin Minor seconded Councilman Odie Whitehead Jr.'s motion to disband the panel and Councilman Hershel Davis agreed. Councilmen Ronald McRady and Quinn Brandon Stewart voted against eliminating the panel created about two years ago on a request from then-Mayor Bob Phillips...
Majority of Council supports Police Chief Chuck Forbis (01/11/10)
At least three of five Lewisburg Councilmen say the police chief is doing a good job and should continue in that position.
Guilty verdict delivered in drug trial (01/30/10)
A Marshall County Circuit Court jury on Thursday delivered a guilty verdict for a Lewisburg man who was on trial charged with sale and delivery of crack cocaine.
SPORTS UPDATE: All hoops games moved to Thursday (01/27/10)
Marshall County High School and Cornersville have had their basketball doubleheaders moved from Friday to Thursday because of an expected winter storm on Friday. MCHS will visit Hickman County, with the girls game beginning at 5 p.m. Cornersville will host Culleoka at 6...
Cosmolab to be sold (01/22/10)
Cosmolab, the cosmetics factory in Lewisburg, will be sold to one of its competitors, a German business, a Cosmolab spokesman said Wednesday while explaining the business' exit strategy from a bankruptcy petition filed that day. "The company has a purchase agreement to sell the company," according to Michael Musso, chief restructuring officer for Specialty Packaging Holdings (SPH) Inc., Cosmolab's parent company. ...
Snow guaranteed, announcement on schools pending (01/06/10)
The National Weather Service "can guarantee" that snow will fall and accumulate here by Thursday morning, but it remained unclear Tuesday afternoon on whether Marshall County Schools would be closed Thursday. "We're coming to the realization that we may have to close schools Thursday," Marshall County Schools Interim Director Roy Dukes said late Tuesday morning. "It may go around us," he said of the snowstorm described by meteorologist Sam Herron...
UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning still under way (01/29/10)
Police Board abolished; both sides cite Charter, duties (01/29/10)
An "undercurrent" of unrest surrounds City Hall, Lewisburg's senior councilman said Tuesday night after a 3-2 City Council vote to abolish the Police Advisory Board. "There's an undercurrent that I can't put my finger on," Councilman Hershel Davis said, explaining his vote against the board Tuesday was with 60 percent of the people who called him and shared their opinions about the board...
MES may get sixth grade next year (01/29/10)
If the school board agrees with its technology and curriculum committee, there will be 6th grade at Marshall Elementary School next year. After a lengthy discussion, committee member Mike Keny moved to, "Stay on the path we're on and have 6th grade at MES next year."...
Tea Party Movement In Tennessee Unifies (01/29/10)
In a historic move, Tea Party groups from across the state of Tennessee have formed the Tennessee Tea Party Coalition (TNTPC). Fifty-eight delegates representing thirty-four active Tennessee Tea Party groups with a collective membership totaling more than eighteen thousand concerned citizens caucused in Nashville this past weekend...
Tyrades! A Centennial That "Merits" Attention (01/29/10)
Don't get all tied up in knots about it, but February 8 marks a milestone. That's when the Boy Scouts of America organization reaches its 100th birthday. Many high-achieving adults (such as President Gerald Ford) have credited Scouting with helping shape their lives. ...
Catalpa news (01/29/10)
Greetings! We had another wet weekend. I'm sure the farmers appreciated it for their farmlands and also for their cattle. It sure got the streams flowing. Several were missed from church because of illness, and some because the rain was falling so hard at church time...
Catalpa Cooking (01/29/10)
BREAKING: Schools closed Friday; advisory issued (01/28/10)
Classes in Marshall County Schools have been cancelled for Friday because of the forecast of snow, which has triggered a Winter Weather Advisory for Marshall County. "Safety is our first concern," Roy Dukes, interim director of Marshall County Schools said Thursday afternoon...
Man's second trial begins (01/29/10)
A Lewisburg man's second jury trial on drug charges started Tuesday with jury selection and testimony from the prosecution's first witness, and continued Wednesday and Thursday. Four days were set aside for the trial. Tyrone Pierce Jr., 34, of Silver Street was indicted by the Marshall County Grand Jury last year. The five count indictment charges Pierce with two counts each of sale and delivery of crack cocaine (a Schedule II drug) and one count of simple possession...
City manager seriously looks at retirement (01/29/10)
Lewisburg City Manager Eddie Fuller wants to retire next fall. "I'll be 62 in October," Fuller said in his City Hall office on Wednesday morning. Age 62 is when Americans first qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. "I want to leave on the 22nd and a new guy come in on the 25th," Fuller said. "I've gotten like Obama; all I want to keep is my Blackberry."...
County delays match for fire truck grant (01/29/10)
There's been a delay in making nearly $8,200 available from Marshall County to pay a percentage of the cost of a pumper truck for the Belfast Fire Department if the federal government awards a grant to pay the rest of the cost of the truck. County commissioners voted 11-7 during their monthly meeting on Monday night against taking action on a request from the rural fire department. ...
Coppertop time: Courthouse clocks tell time again (01/29/10)
The hands of time were replaced on the face of four courthouse clocks in Lewisburg this week as restoration continues with a new roof. Frank Jackson of Dunnellon, Fla. has been servicing the clocks for some 20 years and was back here Tuesday, reinstalling the clock works and the hands through the clocks' housing...
More applications for director's job; none local (01/27/10)
The deadline is this Friday, but, as of Monday, no local applications for the job of director of schools have been received at Central Office. In addition to Spurgeon Banyard, Alexis Seymore, and Eugene Johnson, three more people have sent in their paperwork, bringing the total to six...
Man dies while playing 'Russian roulette' (01/27/10)
A Marshall County man died in the early hours Sunday as a result of what witnesses called Russian roulette. Jason M. Medel, 24, reportedly died from a single gunshot wound to the chest at a residence on Old Belfast Road. Medel's relatives identified him at the morgue, and his body was transported to the Medical Examiner's office in Nashville for autopsy...
Stimulus money paid $15,448.11 for dishwasher (01/27/10)
A dishwasher has been purchased for $15,448.11 by Marshall County officials, and Monday night some of them finalized the deal with money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The ARRA funds, otherwise known as federal economic stimulus money, came to Marshal County through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Service Equipment Grant, according to a resolution unanimously approved by county commissioners...
County, schools will meet on maintenance (01/27/10)
The County and the schools decided to let their maintenance agreement run until they can hold another joint meeting on Feb. 16. According to an announcement from Central Office, the school board is also holding a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday "to discuss maintenance issues."...
Sheriff's race: Dalton, Fagan in; Forbis on fence (01/27/10)
Marshall County could have a three-way race for sheriff this summer depending on what one of the men decides in the next few weeks. Two long-time Marshal County lawmen - Norman Dalton, the sheriff's detective captain, and Roger Fagan, a former Cornersville police chief and sheriff's chief deputy - say they're in the race even though they haven't issued an official announcement...
County providing $5Gs for heat bills (01/27/10)
Marshall County commissioners voted Monday to spend $5,000 of motel room tax revenue to get $10,000 matching federal money so low and moderate income households can get help with their heating bills this winter. "We've got families with light and heat bills that went sky high," County Commissioner Mickey King, chairman of the Budget Committee said of help that can go up to a one-time payment of $450 per household. "Every dollar we spend gets $2. Same deal as last year."...
Crime reports (01/27/10)
Briefs (01/27/10)
The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Board are accepting applications for an opening on the Board. All interested persons should come by Town Hall, and pick up an application. Applications should be returned to Town Hall no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 364-7632...
County wary of potential winter storm (01/27/10)
Is herd mooo-ving? No. (01/27/10)
The highly prized herd of Jersey milk cows will not be moved from the University of Tennessee Dairy Research and Education Center on New Lake Road, Marshall County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett announced Monday night. In closing remarks during the monthly meeting of county commissioners, Liggett said that an announcement was planned at the Tennessee General Assembly on Tuesday by UT Agriculture Vice President Joe DiPietro who's to provide additional details during a 9:30 a.m. ...
Catalpa news (01/22/10)
There is no way anyone can take Mrs. Hastings' place writing the Catalpa News, but I will try to keep Catalpa remembered in Marshall County and keep us on the map. What about the weather we had last week? It was cold! Lots of pipes were frozen and it was hard on the animals. This week has been nice, but wet...
Tyrades! Is Your TV Trying To Kill You? (01/22/10)
According to the Reuters news agency, Australian researchers have determined that sedentary activities (sitting in front of the TV, working at a desk, riding in a car, etc.) can significantly increase your chances of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease, or other causes...
Catalpa Cooking (01/22/10)
Obituary: Trish Bryan (01/22/10)
Trish Bryan, 60, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Bryan and her husband owned Maple Winds Wedding Chapel and Bryan's Photography in Lewisburg. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Daniel Lampley of Fairview...
Briefs (01/22/10)
The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Board are accepting applications for an opening on the Board. All interested persons should come by Town Hall, and pick up an application. Applications should be returned to Town Hall no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the Town Hall at 364-7632...
City loans $20K to '50s & Fiddles (01/22/10)
A business expanding from Shelbyville to Lewisburg's public square will probably be able to borrow $20,000 from the city because of a vote by the City Council. The money is originally from a federal Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) provided to the city for a loan to expand a factory here. That business repaid the loan to the city, which created another fund to spend as it sees fit...
Rock Crusher Road light is a change (01/22/10)
Monday morning, traffic lights that have been flashing red and yellow since Tuesday at Rock Crusher Road, Ellington Parkway and North 5th Avenue are to be changing from green to yellow and then red, according to Lewisburg officials. The intersection has been widely recognized as one of the most difficult and dangerous places to drive in Lewisburg, largely because of growing traffic on Rock Crusher Road and the commercial center to the west. ...
Cosmolab overview (01/22/10)
Cosmolab provides inventive product development and manufacturing services to the beauty industry. It specializes in cosmetics for the eyes, lips and face. Founded in 1910 in Tennessee, Cosmolab is the largest contract manufacturer of cosmetic pencils in the United States...
Crime reports (01/22/10)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested on a warrant for criminal responsibility Arrested on a Drug Task Force warrant for sale of a Schedule IV drug Arrested on a warrant for violation of probation Arrested on a warrant for violation of parole Arrested and served with an attachment out of Circuit Court...
First comments support closure of Cedar Ridge (01/22/10)
Among the first five responses to the state's call for comments on whether Cedar Ridge Landfill should be expanded is a couple willing to pay the county's proposed $160 solid waste disposal fee. "It is a price we are willing to pay to stop expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill," Ron and Judi Grennier wrote on Jan. 12 to Mike Apple, director of solid waste management for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation...
Commissioners mull billing for trash disposal if landfill closes (01/22/10)
Marshall County commissioners have a short-term plan on how to dispose of residents' trash if Cedar Ridge Landfill must close, but it's not been adopted partly because of billing questions. "We are creating a revenue nightmare," Commissioner Mickey King, chairman of the County Budget Committee said during the Solid Waste Committee meeting led by Commissioner Don Ledford. "I'm just airing my feelings."...
Police board under fire (01/20/10)
An attempt by some of Lewisburg's city councilmen to eliminate the Police Advisory Board "is pure small town politics," according to the board's chairwoman. That's Lina Horner's assessment of the Jan. 12 attempt by Councilmen Odie Whitehead Jr. and Robin Minor to abolish the Police Advisory Board, a panel created on a request by then Mayor Bob Phillips...
Maintainence contract's legality an issue (01/20/10)
While maintaining the County's buildings in addition to the schools has not been a problem for the school system's maintenance department, the legality of the contract has been called into question, along with concerns about insurance. The school board's and the County commission's maintenance committees are scheduled to meet Thursday evening to consider the future of the contract, but until they have an opinion from legal, the school board is unable to move forward...
Board still dealing with Curtis' era (01/20/10)
Members of the Marshall County School Board are still dealing with the effects of decisions made by former director Stan Curtis. While other people enjoyed a morning at home, the school board gathered at Central Office at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for a special called meeting. ...
Obituary: Robert Leslie Leverette (01/20/10)
Robert Leslie "Rusty" Leverette, 48, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, in Shelbyville. Mr. Leverette was a native of Bedford County. He was a truck driver. He is survived by his parents, Lucille and R. C. Leverette of Chapel Hill; sisters, Patsy Ashley of Woodbury, Barbara Marsh of Lewisburg, and Cindy Crowell of Chapel Hill; brothers, Rickey Leverette of Manchester, David Leverette of Rockvale, and Mike Leverette of Chapel Hill...
Berlin Fire Hall bigger, better now (01/20/10)
Annual reports roll in during January and the Berlin Fire Department's chief counts 2009 as a good year. "This year has been especially eventful with the completion of an addition to our fire hall," Fire Chief Joe Greer reports. "This is the culmination of years of planning and preparation...
Police Advisory Board up for discussion Jan. 26 (01/20/10)
A special meeting of the Lewisburg City Council has been called for the afternoon of Jan. 26 in City Hall to consider the Police Advisory Board. The 3 p.m. meeting on that last Tuesday of the month is an apparent continuation of a motion made on Tuesday, Jan. 12, by Councilman Odie Whitehead Jr. to abolish the Board...
Briefs (01/20/10)
The Marshall County Youth Baseball and Softball Registration will be held Jan. 23 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will be held at Lewisburg Recreation Center, Chapel Hill High School old gym, Cornersville High School cafeteria, Marshall County Baseball Complex; or register online at www.mcybs.com...
F&M Bank introduces new logo (01/20/10)
COLUMBIA - First Farmers & Merchants Bank unveiled a new company logo Tuesday as it marked the beginning of its second century of service to Middle Tennessee. The updated design - a graphic treatment of the words "First Farmers" - debuted at the company's main office in Columbia where Chairman and CEO T. Randy Stevens uncovered the first sign...
Rolling through in another's seat (01/20/10)
The center front door of Marshall County's Courthouse Annex is to be changed so during emergencies, someone who's panicked - and doesn't know about the stairwell's fire door - will be able to escape the lobby. "Panic hardware is to be installed at the ground floor doors of the Courthouse Annex," County Building Codes Inspector Don Nelson said during a routine meeting he has with a few other county and Lewisburg officials charged with public safety responsibilities...
Stalking trial set in Shelbyville (01/20/10)
SHELBYVILLE - Two days have been scheduled for the trial of a Lewisburg man charged with stalking a teen. Andy Lynn Wallace, 35, of Nashville Highway, is to face a Bedford County Circuit Court jury starting April 5. Pre-trial motions are to be heard March 4...
Geographic Bee held at LMS (01/20/10)
The first round of a competition that might take the winner all the way to Washington D.C. was held Friday afternoon at Lewisburg Middle School. Ivy Donley was the winner of LMS's seventh National Geographic Bee. She received a $100 savings bond, compliments of First Commerce Bank...
Denton might bid on contract (01/15/10)
The Marshall County School Board member -- who'd been mowing lawns at county government buildings but was bumped last week from continuing under recent arrangements --- would be eligible to bid on the work contract again. However, Curt Denton, the school board member representing District 8, isn't sure whether he will or not. ...
Briefs (01/15/10)
The Marshall County Youth Baseball and Softball Registration will be held Jan. 16, 23 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will be held at Lewisburg Recreation Center, Chapel Hill High School old gym, Cornersville High School cafeteria, Marshall County Baseball Complex; or register online at www.mcybs.com...
Fire victims' home burglarized (01/15/10)
The Lewisburg family forced from their home by an attic fire last week was victimized four days later by burglars and personal possessions valued at $3,375 were reported stolen. Carmen R. Johnson of Glenn Avenue, his wife and children have been living in a motel since their home caught fire Jan. 7, city reports show. A recently installed wood stove flue apparently ignited the roof...
Chapel Hill news (01/15/10)
Has it been cold enough for you? It's been a little too cold for me. I didn't leave the house for three days last week I was beginning to get a little "stir crazy." I'm glad it's getting warmer - not warm - just warmer. CHES and Forrest students and teachers get another holiday Monday, Jan. ...
Confehr: Homelessness in your face, on the square, in our schools (01/15/10)
About this time last year, I noticed and wrote about a woman counting pennies to pay her water bill, seeing it as a reflection of the economy. In recent weeks, a couple of women were referred to me so they might get help with housing problems. Solutions may still be found, although social services are a byproduct of a news desk and not the initial goal...
Conflict over police issues continue (01/15/10)
A 3-2 split on Lewisburg's City Council re-emerged Tuesday and it was over police personnel issues again: hiring a chaplain to be an officer; and abolition of the Police Advisory Board. Public discussion by elected officials of both issues was not conducted during the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Council in City Hall where a larger than normal audience assembled...
City checking prices on trash service (01/15/10)
Lewisburg is asking trash collection and disposal companies for prices and plans on how to help the city deal with the prospect of an end to operations at Cedar Ridge Landfill. On a unanimous vote Tuesday, the City Council authorized City Manager Eddie Fuller to advertise the announcement. The deadline for the bids is Feb. 5, but the request for proposals includes more than service in Lewisburg...
Jury saw Sullivan guilty as charged (01/15/10)
A Cornersville man was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter after a two and a half day trial this week. Donnie L. Sullivan, 53, of 115 Beechwood Ave., was found guilty in the shooting death of his stepson, Timothy Swaw, on Feb. 15 last year. A jury of nine women and three men deliberated for 70 minutes before returning the verdict...
Crime reports (01/15/10)
More petitions pulled (01/15/10)
A potential candidate for sheriff and three more for county commission are listed at the Marshall County Election Commission Office on College Street. Former Sheriff's Department officer Roger Fagan has obtained a petition to be named on the ballot, according to a list maintained by Elections Administrator Jo Ann Henry...
Catalpa Recipes (01/15/10)
On Jan. 31, 1985, Mrs. Hastings wrote, "I really appreciated a lady at Cosmolab telling Doylene she made my tomato soup recipe last week and in her words, 'It was delicious!' This week I was asked for my chili recipe. This is the way I make it for my family."...
UT begins search for Kiffin's replacement (01/13/10)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After wrapping up his first season as Tennessee coach, Lane Kiffin promised Volunteers fans that he was "just getting started" in rebuilding the program. Two weeks later, Kiffin is headed back to succeed mentor Pete Carroll at Southern California, leaving the Vols in a panic to find a new coach...
Wamp advocates 'defense corridor' (01/13/10)
NASHVILLE - A defense corridor ought to be developed through Marshall County, according to a congressman who says he's planning to attend the Republican Party's annual dinner here this spring. "I'm proposing a defense corridor from Redstone in Huntsville all the way to Fort Campbell up the Interstate-65/24 corridor," U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp said Saturday, comparing the idea to a technology corridor from Oak Ridge to Huntsville...
Committee hears technology report (01/13/10)
Almost two years ago, the County commission's education committee recommended a special expenditure of $1.2 million on bringing technology in the schools up to 21st century standards. At that time, the proposal was to spend about $445,000 on 281 laptop computers for teachers and 280 desktop computers for students. ...
Local guardsmen still training (01/13/10)
NASHVILLE -- Witnessing the command change at Tennessee National Guard headquarters Saturday was a colonel in direct command over soldiers who recently left Lewisburg, bound for Camp Shelby, Miss., and then Iraq. "They're getting some very good, realistic training," Col. Jeff Holmes of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment said just before Brig. Gen. Max Haston, a former commander of the 278th Armored Cavalry, succeeded Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett as adjutant general of the state guard...
New adjutant general once led 278th (01/13/10)
NASHVILLE -- The man leading the Tennessee National Guard, who took his oath of office Saturday, is a former commander of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, including soldiers who left the Lewisburg Armory by motor coach late last month. In a passing of the flag ceremony following his oath of office, Brig. ...
Manslaughter trial under way (01/13/10)
Witnesses wept on the stand Monday afternoon in Circuit Court as they recounted the last hours of a 41-year-old man's life after being shot in a Cornersville house in front of his wife, daughter, mother and nephew. Timothy Swaw died on Feb. 15, 2009. On trial charged with manslaughter in the shooting death is Donnie L. Sullivan, 53, of 115 Beechwood Avenue, Cornersville...
Another car burglary arrest made (01/13/10)
Another arrest has been made in the Lewisburg Police Department case alleging car burglaries five weeks ago, the investigating officer has reported. Brandi Clutts, 25, of Flintville, was arrested Thursday by Lewisburg Police Detective Sgt. David Henley who charged her with seven counts of criminal responsibility for burglary and one count of being criminally responsible for the fraudulent use of a credit card...
Board member loses contract (01/13/10)
Bids are being called again for lawn mowing services at Marshall County government buildings, several county commissioners have said because a school board member hired for the job didn't comply with contract requirements. "You all can do whatever you want, but I took this job to do something right for the county," school board member Curt Denton told county commissioners on the Building Committee during their recent meeting in the Courthouse annex. "I'm saving the county $7,000."...
Documentation sought for legal aliens (01/13/10)
One man's concern that illegal aliens might be employed by contractors replacing Marshall County's Courthouse roof and restoring clock towers has grown into advocacy for federal reporting standards on county projects. Michael Bass of Lewisburg took his concerns to several county officials and it became a topic of discussion last week during a meeting of the county commission's Buildings Committee and a periodic construction conference of the contractors...
Briefs (01/13/10)
The La Leche of League of Lewisburg will host breastfeeding classes the second Thursday of every month, including Thursday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m. Classes will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Lewisburg's Public Square. Call Anna Childress (359-3918) or Melissa Powell (270-2555) for more information, or go to www.llli.org...
Trash conundrum revealed (01/08/10)
No good answer exists for county leaders awaiting finalization of a state decision on whether Cedar Ridge Landfill should be expanded, officials' discussion revealed early this week. Water pollution would continue if the landfill is allowed to expand, according to comments heard during the public discussion. If the landfill can't expand and must close, costs increase for trash disposal...
City pinched by landfill (01/08/10)
Lewisburg has a financial problem with the state's pending decision to deny expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill. In anticipation of Waste Management obtaining a state permit to expand its landfill and the availability of free dumping - offered when Lewisburg's City Council voted for expansion - the Council adopted a budget without an appropriation for dumping this fiscal year...
Candidate petitions obtained by several (01/08/10)
Competition appears to be on the horizon in several election campaigns waged toward Marshall County's Aug. 5 general election, according to an early review of a public record kept on who's obtained a petition to be named on the printed ballot. While it's been known that there's a three-way race for mayor, Keith Hollingsworth has picked up a petition to be a candidate in the race for circuit court clerk, a position currently held by Eleanor Brandon Foster who's also obtained a petition...
Weather stalls Courthouse restoration (01/08/10)
Restoration of the roof, crown and clock towers over Marshall County's Courthouse has come to a halt because it's too cold to apply a special paint with sealant properties, according to contractors' reports to the architect-engineer overseeing the project...
Fire sends family to motel paid by church (01/08/10)
A Lewisburg couple and their two children were living in a motel Thursday because their Lincoln Heights home caught fire just before midnight forcing them to the street in subfreezing temperatures. "They didn't lose their home," Fire Chief Larry Williams said. "They had to be moved somewhere else while their home is repaired. They'll have to have some roof framing and rafters replaced, and some wiring replaced...
Briefs (01/08/10)
The Marshall County Youth Baseball and Softball Registration will be held Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will be held at Lewisburg Recreation Center, Chapel Hill High School old gym, Cornersville High School cafeteria, Marshall County Baseball Complex; or register online at www.mcybs.com...
Three have applied for director's job (01/08/10)
City might loan $20,000 for restaurant on square (01/08/10)
Lewisburg's City Council next week is to decide whether to loan $20,000 to a pair of Shelbyville businessmen who are renovating what used to be a furniture store east of the Dixie Theater into a restaurant and music venue. The Community Development Board voted on Tuesday to recommend the loan for development of Fifties and Fiddles in what most recently was Republican headquarters and The Beehive on Church Street, Mayor Barbara Woods said...
Tyrades! The Game's Afoot: Sherlock Holmes Forever (01/08/10)
If you think the Baker Street Irregulars are a group of Ex-Lax test subjects, this may not be the column for you. But if the mention of the group brings a knowing smile, you probably join me in celebrating the fact that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's literary detective Sherlock Holmes has been thrust back into the forefront of public awareness by the new Robert Downey Jr. movie...
Democrat won't seek Gordon's seat (01/06/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State Rep. Henry Fincher says he won't run to succeed fellow Democrat Bart Gordon in Congress. Fincher, a Cookeville attorney, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he would have to take 10 months off and raise at least $2 million to mount a successful bid...
Winter Weather Advisory for tonight (01/06/10)
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN...
Crime reports (01/06/10)
Two residents of River Road, Chapel Hill, have had the license plates of their cars stolen in recent weeks, according to reports on file at the Marshall County Sheriff's Department. On Dec. 21, the owner of a 1995 Chevy Lumina found that his plate was missing, and on Jan. 2 the owner of a 2006 Toyota Corolla made the same discovery. The plate numbers are 690FBP and 750GWD...
Spence 3rd candidate for MC mayor (01/06/10)
There's now a three-way race for mayor of Marshall County. Mike Spence, a local businessman specializing in heating and cooling systems, is challenging County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett. Two months ago, County Commissioner Scottie Poarch said he's challenging Liggett in the Aug. 5 general election...
Bottling plant OK'd on Hwy 99 (01/06/10)
Marshall County's Board of Zoning Appeals last week authorized use of a building constructed at Caney Springs for a cabinet shop to be converted into a bottling plant for the applicants' Moose Creek brand of sauce. "We want to open a bottling facility at Highway 99," said Tom Griffin of Nashville, the self-described research and development chief for his enterprise with John Cook of Belfast, the production manager for the business they plan...
Nixing landfill expansion counters rules' oversight (01/06/10)
An attorney for the Tri-County Environmental Association - a group that fought landfill plans at Cornersville and continues to oppose Cedar Ridge Landfill expansion - was surprised by the state's move against expansion. Environmental regulations require monitoring wells for landfills on landfill property, but the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has allowed Waste Management Inc. ...
Briefs (01/06/10)
The Marshall County Youth Baseball and Softball Registration will be held Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will be held at Lewisburg Recreation Center, Chapel Hill High School old gym, Cornersville High School cafeteria, Marshall County Baseball Complex, or register online at www.mcybs.com...
Beating victim emerges from coma (01/06/10)
A Marshall County man has awakened from a coma suffered from a beating nearly three weeks earlier, according to his brother who says about $5,600 were stolen from a hiding place. Lones Allen Butler, 56, a retired CSX railroad bridge repair gang member on disability whose wife died seven years ago, has been treated at Vanderbilt Medical Center and faces rehabilitation therapy, his brother, Sherman Butler of Nashville, said last weekend...
Winter Storm Watch issued (01/04/10)
UPDATE: Car burglaries solved; Police (01/01/10)
Suspects have been arrested and charged with eight car burglaries in Lewisburg, according to city police who say the culprits are accused of similar crimes elsewhere in Tennessee and Alabama. Justin W. Clutts, 19, of Hazel Green, Ala., and James E. Bragg, 35, of Flintville, Lincoln County, "were taken into custody while committing several vehicle burglaries in Chattanooga" on Dec. 15, Police Detective Sgt. David Henley said in a New Year's Eve announcement...
Forrest clinches league crown with OT win over Cascade (01/30/10)
The Cascade Lady Champions came to Chapel Hill last year in late January and upset Forrest 44-38, handing the Lady Rockets their only district loss of the season and they had upset on their minds once again on Thursday night before the fourth-ranked Lady Rockets prevailed 61-54 in overtime...
Lady Rockets keep their cool, burn MTCS (01/27/10)
The Forrest Lady Rockets are just one win away from their sixth straight District 9A regular season title after disposing a temperamental MTCS squad 68-46 in Chapel Hill Tuesday night. The two district foes have squared off in many of the big league games and region tournaments over the past four years and have a history, on and off the court...
Lady Rockets rule fourth quarter, stave off Moore County (01/23/10)
There was different feel in the air, a playoff type of feel Friday night in Chapel Hill as a packed house witnessed the game of the year so far in District 9A, pitting first place Forrest versus a familiar foe, the second place Moore County Raiderettes...
Louisville's Pitino witness to Tiger comeback over Spring Hill (01/16/10)
According to an article by C.L. Brown on the Louisville Courier-Journal.com website on Thursday, University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said about his current Cardinal squad passing the ball to get a better shot. "With that type of attitude, it makes you a better shooting team because you become a better passing team," Pitino said Thursday after a luncheon at the Downtown Marriott (Louisville). "You pass up the average-to-good shot for a great shot."...
Forrest, Cornersville girls in AP Top 10 (01/12/10)
The initial Associated Press prep basketball polls were released Monday afternoon and as expected, both the Forrest and Cornersville girls made the top 10. The Lady Rockets came in at number five in the poll, while the Lady Bulldogs appeared at number eight...
Old Man Winter blows in, prep cancellations abound (Updated) (01/08/10)
Old Man Winter made an appearance Thursday morning in Middle Tennessee brining snow, ice, bitter cold temperatures, and risky driving conditions. The winter storm brought joy to school children in the county as classes were cancelled for Thursday and Friday...
Hawn overpowers Cascade, Forrest in control (01/06/10)
Hawn overpowers Cascade, Forrest in control By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer Marshall County Tribune The Forrest Lady Rockets are determined not to take any of their remaining opponents on the schedule lightly and knew coming into Wartrace that the Lady Champions would be stoked for battle...
LMS sweeps Page in regular season finale (01/22/10)
The Lewisburg Middle School hoopsters celebrated eighth grade appreciation night in big way, sweeping Page. The Tigerettes got 15 points and 15 rebounds from 2009-2010 Miss Basketball Jameka Braden as they doubled up the Lady Panthers 32-16. In the boys' regular season finale, Mr. Basketball Aaron Hobbs led the way for the Tigers with 22 points in a 53-39 LMS win...
Dawgs run away from Cats (01/15/10)
Cornersville Middle School basketball held their eighth grade night on Thursday and the senior middle schoolers delivered in a big way for both the boys and girls as they swept Minor Hill. The Lady Bulldogs won 36-16 in a solid coast-to-coast effort over the Cats from southern Giles County...
Obituary: Jason Michael Burks Medel (01/29/10)
Jason Michael Burks Medel, 24, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010. Mr. Medel was a native of Michigan. He was employed as a construction worker with Scene One Construction. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joey Burks. He is survived by his parents, Michael Medel of Michigan and Tammy Cole Underwood of Lewisburg; stepfather, Dene Underwood of Lewisburg; daughter, Leah Jean Medel of Iowa; brothers, Jacob and Joshua Peter, both of Lewisburg; stepsister, Kersten Underwood; stepbrother, Joshua Underwood of Lewisburg; grandparents, Betty and Joe Spry of Lewisburg; aunt, Tina Williamson of West Virginia; uncle, Ray Cole of Lewisburg; and a host of friends and family.. ...
Obituary: Bruce Dorris Baugher (01/27/10)
Bruce Dorris Baugher, 76, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Baugher was a native of Limestone County, Ala. He was retired from Walker Die Casting and was a member of Bluff Springs Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Asa Miles and Mattie Ophelia Vincent Baugher; brother, Asa "Tiny" Baugher; and sister, Wynell Peete...
Obituary: Thomas H. Lynch (01/27/10)
Thomas H. Lynch, 82, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, in Shelbyville. Mr. Lynch was born in Bedford County. He served in the Army and was a retired highway construction worker. Mr. Lynch was a member of North Fork Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram Edgar Lee and Mary Ella Davis Lynch; sisters, Viola Lynch, Gracie Allen, Bessie Underwood, Alice Lynch, and Susie M. Lynch; and brothers, J.R. Lynch and Robert Edward Lynch...
Obituary: Renelda Ann O'Saile (01/27/10)
Renelda Ann O'Saile, 43, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Lewisburg. Mrs. O'Saile was preceded in death by her grandparents, Nathaniel and Ruth Allen and Ellick and Katie Harris, as well as Annie Bell Hobbs Harris; aunt, Mosie Warr; uncles, Nathaniel Allen Jr., Charles Allen, and Shelly Harris; and honorary uncle, Bob Davis...
Obituary: Jessie Mae Tolliver Owens (01/27/10)
Jessie Mae Tolliver Owens, 74, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Owens was a native of Lynnville. She was a homemaker, a domestic worker and a member of the Second Avenue Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Laura Alexander Tolliver and Jessie Tolliver Sr.; sisters, Edna Tolliver and Rose Scribner; and daughter, Rosemary Davis...
Obituary: Hershel Elmer Bivens (01/27/10)
Hershel Elmer Bivens, 95, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center in Monterey, Tenn. Mr. Bivens, fondly known as "Mr. Elmer" or "Mr. B.," was a native of Hardin County. In 1943, he and his wife moved to Friendship and began a series of businesses. ...
Obituary: Paulette Rainey (01/27/10)
Paulette Rainey, 62, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Ms. Rainey was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie Bennett and Rena Mae Young Paul, and sister, June Fears...
Obituary: Frances K. Purdom (01/27/10)
Frances K. Purdom, 76, of Nolensville, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, in Nashville. Mrs. Purdom was born in Ruthedford, N.C. She was retired from the United States Postal Service and was a member of the Concord-Grandview Baptist Church in Nolensville...
Obituary: Joe Leland McCollum (01/27/10)
Joe Leland McCollum, 75, of Cornersville, died Jan. 22, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. McCollum was a native of Marshall County. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the Army in Germany. He was a retired truck driver with the paper industry, after 20-plus years with Electrolux...
Obituary: Joe Henry Pullen (01/27/10)
Joe Henry Pullen, 72, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at NHC Oakwood. Mr. Pullen was a native of Maury County. He was a retired truck driver and member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Green Wesley and Sarah Maxie Reed Pullen; son, Randy Pullen; sisters, Dorothy Thomas and Bertie Sue Fagan; and brother, Buddy Pullen...
Obituary: Rozell Neathery Harris (01/22/10)
Rozell Neathery Harris, 89, of the Pottsville Community of Maury County, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, in Columbia, TN. Mrs. Harris was a native of Maury County. She was a retired inspector for Genesco, with 29 years of service, and was a member of Old Lasea Church of Christ...
Obituary: William Walker (01/22/10)
William "Billy" Walker, 78, of Cornersville, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at Countryside Healthcare in Lawrenceburg. Mr. Walker was a retired employee of CB&S Bank of Cornersville. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Campbell Walker of Cornersville; son, William (Mae) Walker Jr. ...
Obituary: William Ray Kelley (01/22/10)
William Ray Kelley William Ray Kelley, 53, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Kelley was a native of Maury County. He was a former employee of Tennessee Tire Company and for a number of years operated the National Car Wash in Lewisburg...
Confehr: Roll a mile in their seat (01/22/10)
There have been rumblings on topics in Lewisburg that haven't hit the viral stage out there in Ether-land, but they deserve a few remarks here. A property owner wanted to improve a building and get a business going, but felt building codes enforcement was too strict. That's not uncommon. What's remarkable is the proposed suggestion...
Obituary: Charline Wortham Woodward (01/20/10)
Charline Wortham Woodward, 80, of Lewisburg, died Sunday Jan. 17, 2010, at NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Woodward was a native of Marshall County. She was an employee of the Lewisburg Recreation Center and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Edward and Maggie Catherine Ball Wortham; husband, Paul H. Woodward; brother, George "Buddy" Wortham; and sister, Betty Jean Spray...
Obituary: Douglas Leon Waggoner (01/20/10)
Douglas Leon Waggoner, 78, of Cornersville, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Waggoner was a native of Williamson County. He was a retired farmer, a member of the International Harvester Club of Alabama, and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Obituary: Thelma T. Stacey (01/20/10)
Thelma T. Stacey, 95, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Stacey was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Albert and Lela Belle Beasley Ghee, and husband, Richard Cleveland Stacey...
Obituary: Mary Lucille Edmondson Scott (01/20/10)
Mrs. Mary Lucille Edmondson Scott, age 79, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, died Monday, January 18, 2010 in Columbia, Tennessee. Mrs. Scott was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Ira Horace and Minnie Elizabeth Gentry Edmondson. She was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and retired from Faber-Castell Corp. of Lewisburg after 41 1/2 years of service. Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Cecil Scott who died in 1973...
Obituary: Frances Anita Glasscock Pigg (01/20/10)
Frances Anita Glasscock Pigg, 85, of Cornersville, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Pigg was a native of the Palmetto Community. She was retired from the Tennessee Housing Development Association and the South Central Human Resource Agency, and was a member of the Cornersville Church of Christ...
Obituary: Ruth Smotherman Newcomb (01/20/10)
Ruth Smotherman Newcomb, 96, of the Holts Corner Community of Marshall County, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Mrs. Newcomb was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from the former Durango Boot Company in Chapel Hill and was a homemaker. Mrs. Newcomb was a member of Holts Corner Baptist Church...
Obituary: Sarah Lanier Stone Morgan (01/20/10)
Sarah Lanier Stone Morgan, 99, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Morgan was a native of Union City, Tenn., who graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1932. She was a member of the Marshall County Retired Teachers Association and the Lewisburg First United Methodist Church...
Obituary: Debra Brown King (01/20/10)
Debra Brown King, 54, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Lincoln Medical Center. Mrs. King was a native of Marshall County. She worked as a produce department employee and was a member of the Hope Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her father, Estel Grady Brown...
Obituary: Jackie Edward Napier (01/20/10)
Jackie Edward Napier, 57, of Cornersville, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Napier was a native of Detroit, Mich. He was a self-employed truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Edward and Iris Anita Cartwright Napier...
Obituary: Mary Marzee Boyd Bruington (01/15/10)
Mary Marzee Boyd Bruington, 92, widow of "Mac" Bruington, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at her son's residence in Rocky Mount, Va., where she lived after the death of her husband in 2005. Mrs. Bruington was a homemaker and a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg...
Obituary: Annie Mae Tillmon Olive (01/13/10)
Annie Mae Tillmon Olive, 72, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Lawrenceburg. Mrs. Olive was a native of Pulaski. She was a retired employee of Teledyne Computer Manufacturing, and was a member of Big Creek Church of Christ...
Obituary: Bobby Blackwell (01/13/10)
Bobby Blackwell, 70, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in St. Thomas Hospital. Mr. Blackwell was a native of Marshall County. He was a self-employed brick mason and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Oma Rodgers Blackwell; brothers, Clarence Blackwell Jr., David Blackwell, Danny Blackwell, and Linton Blackwell; and sisters, Lillian Richards, Doris Sanders and Ruth Davis...
Obituary: William Vernon Blocker (01/13/10)
William Vernon Blocker, 88, of Murfreesboro, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, in Smyrna. Mr. Blocker served in the Army and was a retired maintenance worker at Belmont University in Nashville. He was a member of Tusculum Church of Christ in Nashville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Jacob and Maggie Burleson Blocker, and wife, Mildred Ann Cole Blocker...
Obituary: Ralph Boatright (01/13/10)
Mr. Ralph A. Boatright, age 95 of the Blue Creek Community, died at home Friday, January 8, 2010. Mr. Boatright was born in the Blue Creek Community of Giles County, Tennesse, son of the late Earnie and Mary Lee Birdsong Boatright. He was a farmer and member of the Cornersville First Baptist Church...
Obituary: Roy Edward Smithson (01/13/10)
Roy Edward "Duke" Smithson, 92, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. Mr. Smithson grew up in the Ash Hill Community and was a longtime resident of the Cross Keys Community. He was a member of Peytonsville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louella Hartley Smithson; grandsons, George Smithson Jr. and Troy Edward Smithson; and several brothers and sisters...
Obituary: George Richard Dickovitch Sr. (01/13/10)
George Richard Dickovitch Sr., 80, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Dickovitch was a native of Trenton, N.J. He served in the Navy and was a life-long member of the National Rifle Association. He was a retired roofer with Local #30, Trenton, N.J...
Obituary: James Willoughby (01/13/10)
James Willoughby, 80, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mr. Willoughby was a native of Athens, Ala. He owned and operated the Odds & Ends Wood Craft Shop on the square in Lewisburg and was the former owner of Willoughby Roofing and Odds & Ends Sports & Tackle Shop. He was past president of the Civitan Club and member of the Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he formerly served as an elder, Sunday School superintendent, and Sunday School teacher...
Obituary: Cloyce Mai Young (01/13/10)
Cloyce Mai Young, 93, of Ostella, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Young was a native of Gilchrist County, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, John LeRoy and Ocela Langford; six sisters; and seven brothers. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, T.D. Young of Ostella; sons, Marc Young of Cedar Hill, Texas, and Bert Young of Covington, Ga.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews...
Obituary: Terry Wayne Allen (01/08/10)
Terry Wayne Allen, 43, of Nashville, formerly of Marshall County, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Nathaniel Allen Jr. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Roberta Lumpkin Allen and Paul Lewis, and children, Terry, Caleb and Ariannah, all of Nashville; sisters, Mattie (Dewayne) Allen and Scarlett Allen, of Nashville, and Carletha (Will) Battle of Hendersonville; brothers, Willie Allen and Marticqus McCord, also of Nashville; uncles, John R. ...
Obituary: William Everett Arnold (01/08/10)
William Everett Arnold, 62, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Mr. Arnold was a native of Marshall County. He graduated from Petersburg High School, was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was employed with the Marshall County Highway Department. He was a member of the Hannah's Gap Baptist Church...
Obituary: Jennifer Gaines (01/08/10)
Public records (01/08/10)
Obituary: Edna E. Crafton Lamb (01/06/10)
Obituary: Beulah Aline Vaughn Harper (01/06/10)
Beulah Aline Vaughn Harper, 91, of Nashville, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Harper was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Sallie Shearin Vaughn, and husband, Dorris Leslie Harper...
Obituary: Henry James Allen (01/06/10)
Henry James "Pete" Allen, 68, of Gary, Ind., died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Gary, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Allen was a native of Marshall County, but he had lived in Indiana for the past several years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Tony and Maggie Alexander Allen of Lewisburg...
Obituary: Caroline Hopkins Hill (01/06/10)
Caroline Hopkins Hill, 66, of Mooresville, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Hill was a native of Nashville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Preston Hopkins Jr. and Ann Wagnon Hopkins, and sister, Marcie Ann Hopkins Wells...
Obituary: Martha Sheffield Cook (01/06/10)
Mrs. Martha Sheffield Cook, age 63, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, died Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Cook was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Jack and Alice Wheeler Sheffield. She was a member of Forrest High School Class of 1964 and was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse having worked in Bedford County. ...
Obituary: Ivan Harold Coxon (01/06/10)
Ivan Harold Coxon, 76, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Coxon was a native of Canada. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from ICP and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Clara Mae McCullough Coxon; son, Victor Coxon; brother, Dan Coxon; and stepmother, Inez Coxon. ...
Obituary: Cathey Diane Dalton (01/06/10)
Cathey Diane Dalton, 55, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Dalton was a native of Marshall County. She was a former employee of Walker Die Casting Corporation and a member of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Dalton is survived by her parents, Cordie Dee Dalton and Mildred Porterfield Dalton; sons, Steven (Kari) McMillian of Lewisburg and Tim (Rachael) McMillian of Pulaski; brothers, Kerry Dalton of Shelbyville, Philip Dalton of Lewisburg, and Paul Dalton of Cornersville; sisters, Emily Barnes and Becky Jackson, both of Lewisburg; and six grandchildren. ...
Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Lee (01/06/10)
Mary Elizabeth Lee of Cornersville, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Lee was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Sanford Corporation and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Lucy Davis Tate, and...
Obituary: Margaret Elizabeth Cobb Morton (01/06/10)
Margaret Elizabeth Cobb Morton, 66, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in Alive Hospice in Madison. Mrs. Morton was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of Parkview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Baxter and Hettie Sue Edwards Reed; first husband, Joe Thomas Cobb; second husband, Paul Morton; brothers, William Loyd Edwards and Thomas Edward Fowler; and granddaughter, Pamela Sue Cobb...
Obituary: Ruth Palmer (01/06/10)
Obituary: Lena Frances Chunn Potts (01/06/10)
Lena Frances Chunn Potts, 91, of Nashville, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in Nashville. Mrs. Potts was a native of Williamson County. She served in the Women's Army Corp during World War II, serving as a Sergeant in Army Intelligence at Bradley Field, Conn. She and her husband also were stationed in Salzburg, Austria. After retirement from the Army, Mrs. Potts moved to Nashville where she was an employee of Cain Sloan Department Stores and also a homemaker...
Public records (01/22/10)
Marriage Licenses Melvin Elwood Crumby III and Ashley Jasmine Stubblefield; Christopher Logan Lovvorn and Christina Marie Robinson Connolly. Business Listing Mildred's Restaurant, 532 North Ellington Pkwy, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Mildred McNatt...
Valentine: Media don't understand Tea Party (01/29/10)
I was reading a piece from the LA Times about how the tea party movement is still disorganized and still doesn't have a leader. They opined as to how the movement "struggles to find national unity." Now, think about something for a moment. Did the American Revolution have a leader? I'm not talking about the war. ...
Valentine: We're doing our fair share in Haiti (01/22/10)
The left seems preoccupied in portraying the United States as the devil incarnate, even in the face of a massive relief effort in Haiti. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused the U.S. of using the earthquake as a pretext to occupy the small island country. But, he's not alone and many who feel the same way are right here in America...
Tyrades! Mirror, Mirror On The Wall... (01/15/10)
According to CNN, BeautifulPeople.com (an international Internet dating site with a strict ban on "ugly people") has expelled about 5,000 members for having the temerity to gain a few extra pounds over the holidays. That's right. Members didn't become any less desirable for things like driving drunk along a crowded parade route or snarling "Bah, humbug!" at starving orphans. No, they got kicked out on their semi-plump keisters for daring to drink an extra glass of boiled custard...
Confehr: Silly season in full bloom (01/08/10)
Despite old man winter's arrival with gusto this week, it's becoming clear to partly cloudy that the silly season is upon us. We're so glad. Let the politicking begin. Still, there have been some sensible decisions by a couple of fathers with young children to raise, so those guys' decision to drop off the county commission is a blessed reason to believe their departure really is for family reasons...
Valentine: Re-evaluate modern gasoline taxes (01/08/10)
Texas is studying the possibility of changing the way it collects its gasoline tax. This is certainly nothing new but this study could have far-reaching implications for the rest of us because of the precedent it could set. At the heart of this discussion is moving away from the gasoline tax, which in Texas has not been raised since 1991. ...
Letter: Police Advisory Board has importance (01/22/10)
To the editor: The Police Advisory Board was created by the City Council in November 2007. The Board is appointed by the mayor, and serves without pay. The Board meets monthly and care is taken in the ordinance to assure that: 1. the public has access to the Board to hear concerns and...
Letter: Use common sense in war on terror (01/22/10)
To the Editor Each of us as Americans should be concerned at the administration's decision to try terrorists, who have confessed to planning 9-11, as common criminals in civilian court in New York. To add insult to injury, the security costs alone will approach $100,000,000 of taxpayer money...