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Stories from Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Forrest district domination continues (05/05/10)
The Forrest Lady Rockets got an early scare from the Cascade Lady Champions before dispensing of them in a 13-2 five inning run-rule win in Wartrace Tuesday night, clinching the District 9-A regular season title. The Lady Rockets have won every district title this decade and a victory over Community tonight will cap off a five-year unbeaten stretch versus league opponents...
News analysis: Rate changes tax the mind (05/05/10)
If eyes glazed over in the audience at last week's meeting of the Marshall County Commission, it's not unexpected since the discussion included references to the value of a penny on the property tax rate and what a half-cent increase in the sales tax rate might raise in county revenue...
List of decoration days (05/05/10)
MAY 7 and 8 Berea Cemetery. Someone will be there to collect donations for the upkeep of the cemetery. Donations may be mailed to Dan Spence, 1380 Spence Lane, Lewisburg, TN 37091. 8 and 9 Beechwood Cemetery. There will be someone at the main entrance accepting donations from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday...
Worst of storms missed Marshall County (05/05/10)
Metro flood victim mourned here (05/05/10)
The grandson of two Lewisburg couples drowned in the Nashville flood last weekend while walking home from his job near Hickory Hollow Mall. Joshua Heath Landtroop, 21, passed away Saturday in Antioch. A native of Torrejon, Spain, he was the son of Brian Heath Landtroop of Spring Hill and Lynn Webster of Taft, Tenn...
Sales tax hike probably won't increase funding for education (05/05/10)
Increasing the sales tax rate probably won't increase the amount of money appropriated to schools, according to discussion among local leaders during teacher contract talks late last week. Early last week, that view on the availability of new money for schools was revealed during the monthly meeting of the Marshall County Commission. Three days later, the Marshall County Education Association's negotiating team agreed with the Board of Education's team...
Candidate campaigns here in middle of night (05/05/10)
A Murfreesboro man, who mustered out of the Marines at midnight on Friday, started his campaign at 12:01 a.m. Saturday for the Democratic nomination to run for the congressional seat Bart Gordon is leaving in January. Ben Leming toured all 15 counties in the 6th Congressional District last weekend and stopped at the Huddle House on Nashville Highway in Lewisburg where he spoke with staff and guests who said they were surprised to see a candidate at that hour...
Briefs (05/05/10)
Lewisburg Middle School has opened its greenhouse with plants for sale. Tomato plants, pepper plants, herbs, annuals, perennials, and flower baskets are all for sale. The prices are great and the plants are healthy. The hours of the sale are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The greenhouse will be open until plants sell out. The greenhouse is located behind LMS and the Spot Lowe Vocational School. Call Kathy Stapleton at 359-1265...
FMS Rockets one win from conference title (05/05/10)
The magical mystery tour continued Tuesday night in Chapel Hill at the Big South Conference Tournament for the FMS Rockets as they staged a dramatic seventh inning comeback to defeat arch rival Cascade 3-2 in a winner's bracket game. Blake Leonard's game winning two run double gave Forrest the triumph after the Champions had overtaken the Rockets 2-1 in the top of the seventh.
Obituary: Bettie June Burrow (05/05/10)
Bettie June Burrow, 80, of Lewisburg, died Monday, May 3, 2010, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mrs. Burrow was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Jackson Batey and Ruby Ledbetter Wheatley. She was retired from NHC Oakwood Healthcare. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael J. ...
Obituary: Joshua Heath Landtroop (05/05/10)
Joshua Heath Landtroop, 21, died Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Antioch. Born in Torrejon, Spain, he was the son of Brian Heath Landtroop of Spring Hill and Lynn Webster of Taft. He was attending Middle Tennessee State University and worked as a server at Olive Garden restaurant in Antioch, TN...
Obituary: Wilma Gertrude Cook (05/05/10)
Wilma Gertrude Cook, 79, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mrs. Cook was a native of Hazel Green, Ala. and daughter of the late Ervin and Lela Mae Fulghum Humphrey. She was a school cafeteria cook and homemaker and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ...
Obituary: Charles Hershel Darnell (05/05/10)
Charles Hershel Darnell of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Nashville. Mr. Darnell was born in Marshall County and was a son of the late Leslie Allen Darnell and Gertrude Boling Darnell Rainey. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Darnell was the retired owner of Darnell and Son Tile Company in Chapel Hill. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill...
Obituary: Tony Steve Hargrove (05/05/10)
Tony Steve Hargrove, 50, of the Spring Place Community, died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Hargrove was a native of Marshall County and son of the late J.W. and Mary Annie Pearson Hargrove. He was employed as a mechanic for several area businesses over the years. He was a member of Hardin Chapel Church of Christ...
Obituary: Mary Campbell Hughes (05/05/10)
Mary Campbell Hughes, 89, of Cornersville, died May 1, 2010, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mrs. Hughes was a native of Giles County, and daughter of the late Henry Jordan and Amanda Randolph Campbell. She was a homemaker and member of the Primitive Baptist Church...
Obituary: Danny Leon Nunley (05/05/10)
Danny Leon Nunley, 49, of Winchester, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Mr. Nunley was a native of Franklin County, and son of the late Herman Leon Nunley and Dorothy Irene Cornelison Derryberry. He was a mechanic and a member of the Church of Christ...
Obituary: Thomas Buchanan Barnett (05/05/10)
Thomas Buchanan Barnett, 90, retired professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, died Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Born May 27, 1919, in Lewisburg, Tom was the son of William L. and Erma Halbert Barnett. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and attended UT medical school in Memphis. After a hiatus of several years, he completed his medical degree at the University of Rochester in New York...
Obituary: Marie Montez Stapp Talley (05/05/10)
Marie Montez Stapp Talley, 66, of Nashville, died Sunday, May 2, 2010. She attended David Lipscomb College; worked in the real estate office of J. Richard Freeman; worked with Sharon Brandon at the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' Association and was secretary to Dr. Gene Shaw at MTSU in public relations. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother...
Obituary: Fount MacDonald Webb (05/05/10)
Fount MacDonald Webb, 89, of Lewisburg, died Friday, April 30, 2010, in NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Webb was a native of Lawrence County, and was the son of Mansville and Maude Valentine Webb. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He retired from the State of Tennessee in the Sales Tax Division. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the VFW...
Obituary: LaVerne Adamson (05/05/10)
LaVerne Adamson, 85, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, May 1, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Edward and Eliza Lodema Duke Walker, and husband, Walter J. Adamson. She is survived by her daughters, Sheri L. Nelson and Lisa (Dr. Arthur P.) Wheeler; grandchildren, Michael (Susan) Whitt, Aaron Wheeler, and Eric Wheeler; and great-grandchildren, Andrew and Connor Whitt...