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Stories from Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stimulus-funded jobs still available (04/28/10)
Federal economic stimulus money remains available to pay workers, a government spokeswoman said this week when another official explained one of the more notable requirements for jobs paid through September. And because of the way the jobs are being filled over time - with most starting next week, there are a total of 256 jobs to be funded, based on calculations made Tuesday. That's 81 more jobs than the originally planned 175 positions...
Briefs (04/28/10)
The Women's Guild of St. John's Church needs yarn to make hats for the VA Hospital. Please phone Arlene at 293-2591 if you have any yarn we can use. Kindergarten registration for the 2010-2011 school year in the Marshall County School System will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. ...
Crime reports (04/28/10)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested on 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force warrants for sale of a Schedule III drug (2) and possession of a Schedule III drug for resale Arrested and charged with driving under the influence Arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license...
Cat shooting drew police, drug bust (04/28/10)
A domestic altercation led to a Petersburg man's arrest on drug and weapons charges Saturday evening. Joe Thomas Williams, 63, of 3176 Hill Road, Petersburg, appeared in General Sessions Court on Tuesday. He was charged with aggravated domestic assault, possession of marijuana for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing marijuana, and unlawful possession of weapons. Williams' total bond was set at $34,000...
1st Farmers reporting a solid 2009 performance (04/28/10)
COLUMBIA - Amid a sluggish economy, First Farmers & Merchants Corp., the parent of Columbia-based First Farmers & Merchants Bank, reports a solid financial performance in 2009. At its 28th annual shareholders meeting April 21, bank leaders summarized annual financials, noted the culmination of a year-long centennial celebration, elected board members and reported on its brand change from "F&M Bank" to "First Farmers."...
Pregnancy Resource Center moves to E. Commerce (04/28/10)
A local center that helps women and their babies moved to a bigger and better location this week. In His Image Pregnancy Resource Center has moved around the corner and up the hill, from 218 Martin St., where they have been since 2003, to 432 E. Commerce St. The new location is a one-story brick building formerly home of TNWEB. It's more visible and has almost 800 square feet more floor space, according to executive director Shirley Lowe...
NAACP issues scholarships, honors (04/28/10)
Achievements in scholarship and community service were recognized Saturday night during the 42nd Freedom Fund Banquet conducted by the Marshall County Branch of the NAACP in Lewisburg's Recreation Center. And the Association's dinner speaker, Kenneth L. Pinkney, director of student intervention and behavior for Memphis City Schools, delivered a message of faith, family and friendship, asking his audience to overcome society's pressure that ends friendships between races in adulthood...
Friends, family cheer at Special Olympics (04/28/10)
With 113 pre-registered contestants age five to 75, the Special Olympics at Westhills Elementary School on Friday attracted more than that many friends and relatives acknowledging diversity in Marshal County. It was the 17th Annual Special Olympics in Lewisburg, according to Bobby Holly of Lewisburg, the unified sports area director for games with special athletes and peers from the Impact Center and homes across county lines...
Sales tax hike going to voters (04/28/10)
Voting 15-3 Monday, Marshall County commissioners are asking election commissioners to put a sales tax hike question on the Aug. 5 ballot "if possible." Voters in the county's general election would be asked whether or not the local option sales tax rate should be increased by half a penny, raising the tax from 9-1/4 cents per dollar to 9-3/4 cents...
Obituary: James Larry Fullerton (04/28/10)
James Larry Fullerton, 74, of Petersburg, died Friday, April 23, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Fullerton was a native of Lincoln County. He was retired from McKee Baking Company as an independent distributor. He was a member of the Petersburg Church of Christ...
Obituary: Lynda Green Sherrell (04/28/10)
Lynda Green Sherrell, 61, died Monday, April 26, 2010, at her home in Verona. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of J. Wes Green and the late Julene Green. Lynda was a 1966 graduate of Cornersville High School and a 1967 graduate of Columbia Business College. ...
Obituary: Eugene Ward (04/28/10)
Eugene Ward, 74, of Cornersville, died Friday, April 23, 2010, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Ward was a native of Giles County. He was retired from the Dalton Sawmill. He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Ward; daughter, Debra Greenway; and son, Kenneth Ward...
Obituary: James Terry Young (04/28/10)
James Terry Young, 42, of Petersburg, formerly of Culleoka, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Young was a native of Maury County. He was formerly employed by Fox Tree Service. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ann Polk Young...
Obituary: Debra Kay Heffington Parker (04/28/10)
Debra Kay "Debby" Heffington Parker, 57, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Maury Regional Medical Center. The Maury County native was the daughter of Raymond Lee Heffington of Mt. Pleasant and Mary Ellen "Blondie" Brewer Cellan of Columbia. ...
Obituary: Linda Joy Ringe (04/28/10)
Linda Joy Ringe, 66, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, April 25, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Ms. Ringe was a Marshall County native. She was a retired secretary from Moon Pencil Company and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her father, Johnnie Buford Crumley...