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Stories from Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pirated discs confiscated, led man to county jail (03/24/10)
More than 1,100 movies on DVDs and music on CDs were confiscated from a Georgia man driving through Marshall County six weeks ago and last week he was indicted by the grand jury here on charges alleging he was transporting pirated discs. Also indicted on charges alleging he was in possession of marijuana is Jabari Jahina Fareed, 37, of Decatur, Ga., who was stopped Feb. 12 by lawmen working with the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force, according to public records at the Courthouse...
Health bill's side-effects debated (03/24/10)
Three Marshall County doctors, two political party chairmen, state and federal lawmakers and some local leaders have praised and criticized the health care bill signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama. With their own views on whether the historic reform of the health insurance system is a panacea or problematic, the local residents acknowledged it's such a big change that they couldn't know it all. Their insights were sought because of their work...
Briefs (03/24/10)
Steven Eric Rodgers was inducted into the Beta Kappa Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Columbia State Community College on Oct. 11, 2009. Rodgers, majoring in health related professions, is the son of Lisa Dunham and Mark Rodgers of Lewisburg. Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world...
Beford man sentenced to prison (03/24/10)
A young Shelbyville man was sentenced to 15 years in prison by Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler last week. A jury found Nicholas Marshall, 22, guilty of two counts of rape in February. Marshall must serve 100 percent of his sentence because he is considered a "multiple" and "violent" offender. He will remain on the sex offender registry for the rest of his life...
Cyclists come through county (03/24/10)
BERLIN - Nearly 300 bicycle enthusiasts came to Marshall County for a Saturday morning bike race and spokesmen for the event say they'd like to do it again next spring. Race Director Marshall Bassett lives in the Crieve Hall area of Nashville, but he's been riding the back roads here and found that Berlin Fire Chief Joe Greer was willing to help bikers base their race at the fire hall...
Crime reports (03/24/10)
Regional economic development director added (03/24/10)
There's a new man working to develop the local economy and while he was in Chicago last week meeting with consultants specializing in new locations, he's aware of the basics like taking care of the businesses you have already. "Eighty percent of new jobs are from existing businesses, but when new business comes in, they want to talk with the local business people to know how they're treated," says Nathan A. ...
Commissioners oppose granting school board taxing authority (03/24/10)
The prospect of Marshall County's Board of Education transforming itself into a panel over a special school district with taxing authority was unanimously opposed by county commissioners at their monthly meeting Monday night. While there's no publicized desire by local school board members to have authority to set a separate property tax to fund education, there are companion bills in the state House and Senate that would allow any "local education agency" to convert to a "special school district.". ...
Grants sought to resolve pollution of water wells (03/24/10)
Federal grants totaling $650,000 are sought by the Marshall County Board of Public Utilities to pay for the extension of water service to several homes southeast of Henry Horton State Park where drinking water wells are polluted. Marshall County Commissioner Rocky Bowden, chairman of the MCBPU, announced to his fellow commissioners on Monday night that the utility is filing the applications with the help of Lisa Cross, a community development specialist with the South Central Tennessee Community Development District.. ...
Obituary: Harris Randal Baxter (03/24/10)
Harris Randal Baxter, 85, of Old Hickory, formerly of Lewisburg, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Odyssey Health Care. Mr. Baxter was a native of Marshall County. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hamilton Harris and Bessie Fox Baxter, and brother, William Edwin "Hamp" Baxter...
Obituary: Thelma Jones (03/24/10)
Thelma Jones, 60, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at NHC in Lewisburg. Ms. Jones professed her love for the Lord and became a member of Ransom Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church at an early age. She graduated from Jones Training School in Lewisburg and later became a beautician...
Obituary: Barbara Crutcher (03/24/10)
Barbara Crutcher, 62, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 22, 2010, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Crutcher was born in Williamson County. She was retired from Cosmolab, Inc. of Lewisburg and was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Frances Finchum Curtis...
Obituary: Selma Loyd Fowler Church (03/24/10)
Selma Loyd Fowler Church, 89, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 22, 2010, in NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Church was a native of Marshall County. She was a former manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken and was a member of Westvue Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lish and Maude Wade Fowler; husband, Tommy Church; three brothers, Tell, Odis, and Herman Fowler; and four sisters, Lois Higdon, Maple Braden McKelvey, Vera Parks, and Mae McKelvey...
Obituary: Joan Kekich (03/24/10)
Joan Kekich, 82, of Lewisburg, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at NHC Oakwood, following an extended illness. Mrs. Kekich was a native of Pittsburgh, Pa. She found her happiness in being a homemaker and caring for her family. She was a Jehovah's Witness who truly enjoyed studying her Bible and sharing her faith with others. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, and loved flowers and working in the garden...
Obituary: Bro. Claud V. Roberts (03/24/10)
Bro. Claud V. Roberts, 73, of the Farmington Community of Marshall County, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Lewisburg. Bro. Roberts was born in Marshall County. He served in the United States Army and was a retired tool and die engineer with Cummins Diesel of Indiana. Bro. Roberts was a retired pastor of Belfast Baptist Church and presently was a member of Farmington Baptist Church. He was also past master of Camon Lodge #343 F&AM, Clifford, Ind...