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Stories from Wednesday, May 26, 2010

'7 percent solution' seen for budget cuts (05/26/10)
One of a few answers to Marshall County's budget dilemma might be dubbed the seven percent solution, according to recurring references during a county Law Enforcement Committee meeting last week. However, the solution is far different from the "Seven-Per-Cent Solution" of cocaine in a Sherlock Holmes book and movie issued 35 years ago. There's no mystery to the alternative of having each county department cut spending by seven percent...
County tells FEMA OK to use Hardison for Response Center (05/26/10)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency may use the Marshall County Hardison Office Annex as a flood response center if it wants to, according to a unanimous vote by county commissioners on Monday night. Commissioners unanimously voted to suspend their rules so they could vote on a resolution that says FEMA requested assistance with location of a temporary base for use as the Disaster Recovery Center. ...
EMS chief gets vote of confidence (05/26/10)
Marshall County's Emergency Medical Service director received a unanimous vote of confidence last week when a committee of county commissioners revoked a requirement that he become a county resident. EMS Director James "Jamie" Whorley was hired two summers ago with a recommendation from the EMS Committee that he move to Marshall County within a year. Whorley has not moved from his home in Shelbyville, but that doesn't matter to members of the committee now...
Domestic violence case draws indictment (05/26/10)
A Lewisburg man faces serious charges stemming from an incident of domestic violence last fall. Michael J. Stinnett, 27, of Moriah Street, was indicted by the grand jury last week on charges of aggravated burglary, especially aggravated burglary, aggravated domestic assault, vandalism, theft, and filing a false report...
3-year-term handed down in Cornersville pot case (05/26/10)
A man - arrested in a drug bust by Cornersville Police last October - was sentenced last week to three years in prison. James Earl Bragg Jr., 27, of Murfreesboro, pleaded guilty to the charge of sale of marijuana. As a "standard" offender, Bragg would serve 30 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole...
Jury selection set today in assault trial (05/26/10)
Jury selection was scheduled to start today in the trial of one of two Marshall County men who are charged with assaulting a Lewisburg man. Philip J. Venable Jr. and Billy Jack Knight allegedly assaulted Danny J. King on Aug. 15 in the Jackson Trailer Park, public records show. King suffered two black eyes, a possible concussion and facial cuts...
Briefs (05/26/10)
The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will present its 40th Annual Spring Fun Show from Thursday, May 27 to Saturday, May 29, starting at 6 p.m. nightly. The show will be held, rain or shine, in the historic outdoor arena. There are 52 classes for the three-night event, and 11 classes are Riders' Cup with double points. ...
No contact order issued by Myrick in assault case (05/26/10)
PETERSBURG - Lincoln County's General Sessions Court judge has told two town residents to stay away from each other and if they don't the offending resident could be found in contempt of court. Judge Andy Myrick's order names Petersburg Planning Commissioner Cory Smith and Velma Dillenback, wife of Alderman Brad Dillenback. It stems from her allegation of aggravated assault against her by Smith on Jan. 23...
Fourth of July Parade To Honor Military Families (05/26/10)
The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Parade will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 3, and, according to organizers, it will be bigger and better than ever. The theme of this year's parade is "Marshall County -- As American As Mom, Baseball and Apple Pie." The parade will honor the families of the deployed 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment of Tennessee National Guard -- as well as all service men and women from Marshall County currently deployed -- by having those families serve as Grand Marshals of the parade. ...
Forrest survives round one with three-run win (05/26/10)
The Forrest Lady Rockets made it look a lot harder than it really was in the first round of the Blue Cross Spring Fling on Tuesday night, but they came away with a 4-1 win anyway over Friendship Christian. Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham said after the contest, "Maybe the nerves are behind us and we will do better tomorrow, but we have to do a better job of getting all those runners in. It is important to stay in the winner's bracket."
Obituary: N.C. Shankle (05/26/10)
N.C. Shankle, 81, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, May 24, 2010, in Lewisburg. A native of Henry County, Mr. Shankle was the son of the late Joseph Newman and Addie Odell Walker Shankle. He was a retired general contractor and member of the Chapel Hill Church of Christ where he served as an Elder for many years...
Obituary: Ruth Hayes (05/26/10)
Ruth Hayes, age 84, of Chapel Hill, formerly of Paris, Tenn., went to be with Jesus Sunday, May 23, 2010. Mrs. Hayes was a daughter of the late Lona and Jessie Davis Langford. She was a homemaker and was retired from the Paris Post Intelligencer newspaper. Mrs. Hayes was a longtime member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Paris and is currently a member of Caney Springs Baptist Church near Chapel Hill...
Obituary: Willie Leon Keel (05/26/10)
Willie Leon Keel, 68, died Sunday, May 23, 2010. He was the son of Willie Joe and Louise Keel, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Joe and Tommy Keel. He is survived by two sons, Willie Leon Keel II and Larry Jones; three daughters, Leona Hubrich, Twyla Dile, and Tangie Hayes; two brothers, Randal and Paul Keel, both of Lewisburg; four sisters, Elizabeth Hobby of Belfast, and Betty Chilton, Sandra Powell and Florette Duckworth, all of Lewisburg; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...