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Stories from Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ryan is 5th man in sheriff's race (02/24/10)
A fifth candidate for sheriff has emerged for the Aug. 5 general election in Marshall County. He's Patrick E. Ryan, 25, who's been living at 1711 Fox Lane for the past "few months," he said Monday. Ryan's been working two jobs - one as a security guard, the other at Radio Shack in Columbia. He's also worked as a correctional officer at the Giles County Jail...
Trash fees might stay same with lower-priced garbagemen (02/24/10)
If Lewisburg contracts with a private hauler for trash collection and disposal when Cedar Ridge Landfill closes, assuming that it does, then monthly service fees might remain the same here. Even though a private hauler might do it for less, the city has other collection routes, City Manager Eddie Fuller explained on Thursday last week during a meeting of the Marshall County Solid Waste Committee...
Crash claims woman's life on Commerce (02/24/10)
A Lewisburg woman died Monday as a result of a one-car crash on West Commerce Street, according to city police. Hazel L. Davis, 52, of 511 Chance Ave., was rushed by ambulance to Marshall Medical Center where she was pronounced dead 37 minutes after the crash was reported at 7:13 a.m...
Courthouse: Steps out, painters in (02/24/10)
Stairs to the Marshal County Courthouse roof are to be removed Monday after an inspection Friday and, now that the roof's been replaced, painters will return when the weather's warmer to seal the building's stone face. Details on these developments come from D.F. Chase Inc. Superintendent Robert Dexter who's been a spokesman for the general contractor, and Don Nelson, the county's chief building inspector since he's been monitoring the project...
Water rates flowing up hill (02/24/10)
Fourteen years have passed since Lewisburg Water and Wastewater Department changed water rates for Marshall County Board of Public Utilities and the last time it was to cut the price. And so, Thursday last week, the department's superintendent, Kenneth Carr, mentioned the prospect of increasing water rates for MCBPU which, in turn, would increase the cost of water not only for county customers, but also for Chapel Hill if it had to buy more supplies than its well and cave could supply...
Commissioners face revenue woes (02/24/10)
Marshall County commissioners are facing a particularly difficult spring because their annual budget is to be assembled when unemployment rates here are approaching those of the Great Depression. "It's sort of a bleak picture," County Commissioner Mickey King, chairman of the Budget Committee told his fellow commissioners Monday when he outlined three basic options for building a budget to start July 1...
Briefs (02/24/10)
The Marshall County School System has received information from the Tennessee Department of Health regarding the new immunization requirements for children entering school for the first time (pre-school and kindergarten) and for students who will be entering 7th grade this fall (2010). Please contact the Health Department (359-1551) or your medical provider to make sure your child has these immunizations prior to the start of the 2010-2011 school year...
Man reverses his decision to plea (02/24/10)
A Lewisburg man almost pleaded guilty on drug charges last week in Circuit Court, but ended up with a jury trial date. John Paul Hurt, 59, of Peartree Apartments, was answering Judge Robert Crigler's questions about whether he was fit to plead guilty...
Two indicted for violent crimes (02/24/10)
Most of the indictments handed down by the grand jury last week are a result of drug charges, but two arose from crimes of violence. Henry L. Rhiner, 49, of Hwy 64, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault. His arrest warrant sworn by Lewisburg Police Officer Steve Sanders Jr. ...
Crime reports (02/24/10)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license Arrested and served with warrants for auto burglary, theft over $1,000, and public intoxication While in jail, served with capias warrants for two counts of child abuse and one for failure to appear, as well as an attachment from Chancery Court...
County taxpayers to be helped by joint maintenance (02/24/10)
Marshall County taxpayers should be the winners in terms of money saved by having the schools' maintenance crew work on the county's buildings. That's one of the conclusions after another joint meeting of the County commission's and the school board's buildings and maintenance committees last week...
Siemens offering county savings (02/24/10)
Big savings can be made in the cost of energy for the schools, but only if the Marshall County Commission agrees to the project outlined by the Siemens Company. School board members on the panel's maintenance committee heard about it from Siemens representative Kirk Whittington at their meeting Thursday night. It was one of several presentations by the company...
Underdog Rockets rout Cascade in final (02/24/10)
The red-hot Forrest Rockets left no doubt about who is number one in District 9-A, upsetting top seed Eagleville on Saturday and then hammering their arch rival and number two seed Cascade 52-32 Tuesday night in front of a standing room only crowd in Chapel Hill.
Obituary: Richard Warren Adams (02/24/10)
Richard Warren Adams, 52, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in Denver, Colo., after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Adams. He is survived by his mother, Anna Marie Adams; daughters, Dawn Whaley of Columbia, Sharma Dunkle of Lewisburg, and Chelsea and Jessica Adams of Florida; brothers, Mike and Jimmy Adams, both of Lewisburg; and nine grandchildren...
Obituary: Neil Truman Barnes (02/24/10)
Neil Truman Barnes, 64, retired from Ted's Sporting Goods and resident of Arthur Court, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mr. Barnes was a native of Marshall County and a 1963 graduate of Marshall County High School. ...
Obituary: Zelma Ruth Thompson (02/24/10)
Zelma Ruth Thompson, 84, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, in Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Thompson was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Genesco Corporation in Chapel Hill and was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Albert and Mamie Louise Jones Defoe; husband, Sammie Lee Thompson; brother, Loyd Defoe, and twin brother, Bill Defoe; and sisters, Margarette Cashion and Cora Winnett...
Obituary: Mary Lilliette Johnson Smith (02/24/10)
Mary Lilliette Johnson Smith, 57, of Arlington, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Mrs. Smith was a native of Marshall County. She graduated from Marshall County High School in 1970; earned her B.S. from Tennessee State University in 1975; and received her Master's Degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1976. Mrs. Smith was an associate professor of psychology at Southwest Tennessee Community College, Memphis...
Obituary: Paul Thomas Davis (02/24/10)
Paul Thomas Davis, 60, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Davis was a native of Marshall County. He served his country in the Coast Guard during the Vietnam era. He was a retired investigator with the state Department of Human Services and was a member of the Church of Christ...