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Stories from Wednesday, July 28, 2010

City dodges water bullet (07/28/10)
Lewisburg's City Council has declined to accept land developed to control stormwater drainage on the grounds that doing so would set a precedent and state regulations are about to change, so a wait-and-see stance was seen as prudent. It's all a result of the 1972 Clean Water Act, its amendments and subsequent regulations to protect rivers and streams from pollutants flowing in rain after it hits the streets, parking lots, roofs, cow pastures, feed lots and drains through storm sewers...
Lions Super Pull impressed crowd with smokers, etc. (07/28/10)
CHAPEL HILL -- The Lions Super Pull of the South provided, no doubt, a super weekend for thousands of people in the audience at Forrest High School's stadium, as well as rousing competition for the pullers. "It was better than ever," says Chris Gilbert, chairman of the Lions Super Pull of the South - readily acknowledged as the biggest single sporting event in Marshall County. However, "It wasn't necessarily bigger" than ever...
Local Special Olympians fared well (07/28/10)
Marshall County residents excelled at the National Special Olympic Games in Lincoln, Neb., last week. Ginger Skillington won a bronze medal in bowling, according to her father, Rick Skillington, and Sandra Holly, a spokeswoman for the local group, reports that Ricardo Owens finished third in bench-press competition with a lift of 65 kilograms...
Candidate recognizes unintended consequences (07/28/10)
While campaigning in Lewisburg last week, Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said he's realized a state law may hamstring Marshall County commissioners' control over spending so he's willing to re-examine the law. Ramsey is one of three candidates campaigning for the Republican nomination to run for governor. ...
Longchamps participates (07/28/10)
Ryan Longchamps, 17, of Lewisburg participated in the Frontiers Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute from July 11 to 23. He completed the mechanical engineering program, as well as the music workshop. Frontiers is a two-week summer residential program for over 180 soon-to-be juniors and seniors interested in science, mathematics and engineering. ...
Mother charged in son's assault (07/28/10)
A Nolensville woman who crashed her Jeep Cherokee in Marshall County and fled was indicted last week on charges alleging assault related to her 10-year-old son's injuries suffered during the crash. Tracy Lynn Bell, 33, was driving east on Mt. Vernon Road when the Cherokee "ran off the road, striking a fence and a tree," according the report written by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Hill on Feb. 5,...
City Police arrest Smyrna man at Rutherford Jail (07/28/10)
Robert L. Smith, 44, of Smyrna, was picked up from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department by Lewisburg Police Department officers on July 25. The officers arrested Smith on warrants alleging domestic assault, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, robbery, and two counts of theft over $1,000. ...
Fire Breaks Out During Dusters Game (07/28/10)
There was some unexpected excitement during the Marshall County Dusters' victory over Western North Carolina in the first round of the Senior Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Tournament on Thursday night at Joe George Field when the football concession stand behind the left field fence caught on fire...
Candidate asked to repeal tax on personal habits (07/28/10)
One of the two war veterans campaigning for a nomination to run for the 6th Congressional District seat in the House of Representatives on Monday explained his religious background, view of the wars and why he deserves votes. And then there was an earnest request from Harold Bradford, also known as "Cowboy," a Cornersville High School alumni - a regular at the Brekfus Shop and the Delina store where Marshall County elders solve world problems together over a meal...
Alleged bond jumper gets high bond (07/28/10)
A $500,000 bond was set at a hearing last week to prevent the defendant from fleeing the county again, according to observations in court. Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler set the bond for John E. Lynch, 47, formerly of Beard Lane. Lynch was named in a three-count indictment by the grand jury in February 2008...
Briefs (07/28/10)
A Hunter Safety Class will be held from Monday, Aug. 2, through Friday, Aug. 6, at Cornersville Baptist Church. Classes are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. For more information, call Doug Lowery at 659-6786 The Marshall County High School Tigers and Tigerettes will be conducting their third annual Soccer Skills Camp from 5 to 8 p.m. ...
Health Department offers free immunizations for seventh graders (07/28/10)
The Marshall County Health Department will be offering special clinics to provide free immunizations to seventh graders during the month of August. All children entering the seventh grade this fall must submit proof of a booster dose of the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine; and confirm either chickenpox immunity through the disease or receipt of two doses of the varicella vaccine...
Obituary: Marjorie Nina Marie Saxton Walton (07/28/10)
Marjorie Nina Marie Saxton Walton, 61, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, July 19, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mrs. Walton was born in Vallejo, Calif., and was a daughter of the late Eugene Gilbert George and Marjorie Eleno Dykes Saxton. Marjorie was a homemaker and former nursing aide and was a member of Pinewood Baptist Church in Nunnelly, Tenn. She was also a member of F.O.E. #3263 and American Legion Post #235 in Excelsior Springs, Mo...