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Stories from Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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...
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...
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...