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Stories from Friday, April 30, 2010

Candidates' interests listed (04/30/10)
During election campaigns, questions arise about who's running for and/or serving in public office. Such questions intensify when their employment or that of a relative must be disclosed if or when someone would vote on how county money is spent, or how authority is granted by a local government...
FMS Rockets seek Mid-South crown (04/30/10)
The Forrest Middle School Rockets made a gigantic move up into the winners bracket of the Mid-South Conference Tournament in Chapel Hill, beginning with a first round win over Moore County, followed up by a 12-3 win over the Liberty Patriots on Thursday. Forrest catcher Austin Harber had a huge game, going 4-5 at the plate with 3 RBI's, 2 runs scored and a stolen base. Second sacker Caleb Keller was also on his mark, going 1-2 with 2 bases on balls, 1 run scored and 3 RBI's, including the go-ahead two-run single in the big ten run fourth inning that sealed the Patriots fate.
Chamber dismayed by lack of MCC help (04/30/10)
Without discussion on Monday night, Marshall County commissioners declined to appropriate more money to the Chamber of Commerce. During budget deliberations last spring and summer, the Chamber requested $10,000 from the county. The Budget Committee and another committee recommended $3,000 and that's what's in the current budget for the Chamber...
Disclosure statements address appearance, real conflict of interest (04/30/10)
A couple of conflict of interest disclosure statements were read during the Marshall County Commission meeting Monday when the appearance was revealed on a simple vote concerning notary publics. The two declarations were different because they were about notaries. More frequently, they're about commissioners' employment with the county, or because they have a relative who's a county schoolteacher. The vote might be on the budget and schools are the largest part of the budget...
Denton sues; county selects Shofner for defense attorney (04/30/10)
A member of the Marshall County School Board has sued the County Commission for nearly $2,340, claiming he's not been paid all he's due for mowing grass at county buildings. Curt Denton, 1559 Spring Place Road, proprietor of Denton Lawn Care, filed the civil complaint in Marshall County General Sessions Court on March 30. On Monday night, county commissioners voted to have County Attorney Ginger Shofner serve as defense attorney in the case...
Consolidated accounting plan nixed by county (04/30/10)
A state and local recommendation to change money management for Marshall County was defeated 8-10 by county commissioners during their meeting Monday night. Thereafter, advocates of the change said it could save the county money and, at the least, would not cost any more. Commission discussion indicated concern that it would complicate county finances...
Briefs (04/30/10)
Marshall County Budget Committee will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Room 2209 of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg, on May 4, 6, 11, and 13 to start the budget process for Fiscal Year 2010-11. 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...
Group says shelter to be upgraded (04/30/10)
Church gets new pastor (04/30/10)
The Lewisburg Church of Jesus Christ is pleased to introduce their new pastor, Bro. Joe Hudson, along with his wife Carol, and sons, Jordan and Jacob. Joe and Carol are long-time residents of Marshall County. Joe is the son of the late Wiley and Lucy Hudson of Bedford County. Carol is the daughter of Glen and Shirley Whaley of Lewisburg. Jordan is a graduate of Marshall County High School, and Jacob is a junior at MCHS...
Couple charged with TennCare fraud (04/30/10)
NASHVILLE -- A Lincoln County couple is charged with TennCare fraud for allegedly obtaining prescription medications through TennCare with the intent of selling the drugs. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Kristina Heather Kimbrough, 41, and Chad L. Kimbrough, 45, both of Elora. Both arrests were assisted by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office...
Jordan powers Forrest past Lady Raiders (04/30/10)
The Forrest Lady Rockets are one win away from claiming every District 9-A regular season title this century thanks to the power at the plate from Adrean Jordan and savvy in the circle by Shelby Stinnett that culminated in a six inning 11-0 run-rule win over Moore County Thursday night in Chapel Hill.
Obituary: Barbara Louise Taylor (04/30/10)
Barbara Louise "Bobbie" Taylor, 80, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, April 26, 2010, in Nashville. Mrs. Taylor was born in the Holts Corner Community of Marshall County. She was a graduate of Forrest High School, Class of 1947. Bobbie and her late husband were married Jan. 1, 1948, and started a registered Holstein dairy farm, which eventually became recognized as one of the state's best. She was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Bedford County...
Obituary: Eldon Dugger Brown (04/30/10)
Eldon Dugger Brown, 90, of Cornersville, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Brown was born and raised in Giles County. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force as a Staff Sgt. in military campaigns in New Guinea, Bismarck-Archipelago, Northern Solomon (Central Pacific), and Luzon, Southern Philippines from 1942 until 1945. ...
Obituary: James Carey McCollum (04/30/10)
James Carey "Karo" McCollum, 69, of Rogersville, Ala., died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in the fellowship hall of Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3452 Spring Place Road, Cornersville. Ashes will be placed in state following the service at Short Cemetery (next door)...
Confehr: Interest conflict cured by disclosure (04/30/10)
Several separate matters crossed the news desk this week, somewhat scatologically on the Southside of Lewisburg's public square. Today's story on statements to be read by county commissioners with conflicts of interest comes with this insight: It's happening elsewhere and has for years...
Valentine: Censorship shows terrorists have won (04/30/10)
We've spent countless billions since 9/11 fighting terrorism. We've sacrificed untold lives in this struggle to keep us free. After all, what is terrorism's goal but to limit our freedom and force us to do what the terrorists want us to do? We've rounded up or killed hundreds of terrorists. We've freed Iraq. Al Qaeda is on the run in places like Afghanistan. But, have we defeated terrorism in America?...