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Stories from Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Briefs (02/03/10)
Elyse Thomas, the daughter of Rev. Steve and Paula Thomas of Lewisburg, has qualified for the Fall 2009 Dean's List at Belmont University. She is majoring in Spanish and minoring in education, and plans to teach English language learners after graduation...
Principals seek stricter cell-phone policy (02/03/10)
A high school principal made a heart-felt plea to the school board's policy committee last week for stricter regulation of "personal communication devices" at school. All the high school principals had been invited to the policy committee's meeting Thursday night, but only Larry Miller from Forrest School was able to attend...
Snow puts on quite a show (02/03/10)
The five inches of snow that started falling here Friday closed schools, cost road budgets overtime, delayed some mail, caused many wrecks, worried folks, but entertained kids and the young at heart. And yet, the snow could have been deeper if it weren't for Tennessee's winter bugaboo - ice, according to veteran meteorologist Bobby Boyd of the National Weather Service who said, "We lost some of the depth because of the sleet and freezing rain...
Unemployment highest in state (02/03/10)
The unemployment rate in Marshall County more than doubled in 12 months to a new high of 18.9 percent, the highest rate in Tennessee, state and local officials have announced. "As of Thursday, it was 18.9 percent," Mike Wiles, executive director of the Joint Economic and Community Development Board, reported to Lewisburg's Industrial Development Board on Monday. "We're tied with Lauderdale County."...
Water monitor goes 'haywire' (02/03/10)
PETERSBURG -- Water in the town's reservoir is measured by a device that's been reporting there's plenty of water to fight a fire when there's not and the tank needs more water when it's overflowing. "The water system's telemetric system is one of the biggest problems we have now," Mayor James Owen said during a recent public hearing that's required before the town may apply for a federal grant to pay for a new monitoring system...
Meter struck, gas sprayed, city response avoided fire (02/03/10)
A truck driver backed into a natural gas meter on the Southern Logistics property in Lewisburg's Industrial Park recently, but a city gas department official cut service and prevented an explosion. "Gas, police and fire departments responded together," Lewisburg Fire Chief Larry Williams said of the tense situation at 841 Industrial Drive on Friday, Jan. 22, in the morning. "The gas department was in before we got there. We had one crew go in with the gas department. Police blocked roads."...
Pierce guilty on three counts (02/03/10)
A local man was pronounced guilty on all counts Thursday evening, after a three-day trial. A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for about two hours before returning a guilty verdict for Tyrone Pierce Jr., 34, formerly of Columbia, who has been in jail since he was arrested on Feb. 13, 2009...
Obituary: Patsy Jo Hurt Stone (02/03/10)
Patsy Jo Hurt Stone, 73, of Murfreesboro, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, following an extended illness. Mrs. Stone was a native of Marshall County. She was a retired nurse with 32 years of service and was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, William "Billy" and Ethel Forbes Hurt, and son, Tommy Neill Watson...
Obituary: Charles D. Hill (02/03/10)
Charles D. "Butch" Hill, 70, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. Mr. Hill was a native of Davidson County. He was retired from Beaman Automotive as a service technician, and was a veteran of the Navy and a member of the Chapel Hill Lodge #160 F. & A.M...
Obituary: Gregory Keith Haislip (02/03/10)
Gregory Keith Haislip, 37, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Haislip was born in Maury County. He was formerly employed by Kantus Corporation. He is survived by his parents, Larry Ray and Sandra Gail Duvall Haislip of Lewisburg; brother, Michael Ray Haislip of Petersburg; and niece, Dazsa E. Osborne...
Obituary: Martha Elizabeth Harris Collins (02/03/10)
Martha Elizabeth Harris Collins, 93, of Lewisburg died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Collins was a native of Huntland. She was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary for The University of Florida for several years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewisburg...
Obituary: Ivy Nell Adams (02/03/10)
Ivy Nell Adams, 54, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Adams was a native of Marshall County. She was employed by the National Bridle Shop as a customer service representative, and was a member of the Lakeview Baptist Church...
Obituary: Jeffery W. Graham (02/03/10)
Jeffery W. Graham, 47, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Graham was a native of Charleston, S.C. He was a plumber and electrician, and was of the Methodist faith. He was preceded by his father, Randall Ray Graham, and sister, Debra Jean Graham Arnold...
Obituary: Martha Jean Faith (02/03/10)
Martha Jean Faith, 81, of Owensboro, Ky., died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Faith was born in Lewisburg. She was a homemaker and an active member of the Pleasant Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Elba, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, Persie Anderson and Annie Louise Whitesell Sharpe...