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Stories from Friday, October 29, 2010

House candidates answer CHS students' questions (10/29/10)
CORNERSVILLE -- Jobs, education and political disputes were the focus of a candidates debate Thursday at the high school here where three men pressed their campaigns for the state House seat to represent Marshall and Giles counties.
Lynnville notes (10/29/10)
Watch out for the spooks trick-or-treating for Halloween! Be sure to visit the "Terror Train and Haunted Museum" in Lynnville on Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30 at dark. Donations will be accepted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up in your best costume to visit the "Terror Train and Haunted Museum". Trick-or-treating will be on Saturday night in downtown Lynnville. For more information, call Tim Turner at 931-424-4044 or 478-0880...
Tyrades! For whom the troll bellows (10/29/10)
I was worried that Halloween 2010 would be a disaster. And a disastrous Halloween would be especially traumatic for the Tyree family. Three years ago I wrote a column about son Gideon (now six and a half years old) titled "The Boy Who Lives For Halloween." Nothing has changed...
Give Pelosi 'credit' for accomplishments (10/29/10)
In a recent interview with Politics Daily, House Speaker San Fran Nan Pelosi complained, "We haven't really gotten credit for what we have done." Well, let's not let the good speaker's work go unnoticed. Let's take a look back at what she and her fellow Democrats have done...
Leadership Marshall Class puts Emergency Helipad at EMS (10/29/10)
The Leadership Marshall class of 2009-2010 organized the construction of a helipad for emergency helicopter landings at the Marshall County Emergency Medical Service building on South Ellington Parkway for their class project. Leadership Marshall each year brings together adults in Marshall County who want to learn more about local and state government, the history of Marshall County, economic development in Marshall County and more. ...
'Grandmother's Flower Garden' quilt design on display (10/29/10)
An eight-by-eight foot replica of a quilt made of marine-grade plywood and painted with exterior-grade paint is being displayed on the wall of the Ladies Rest Room where it will catch the eye of drivers on 1st Avenue. The pattern is called "Grandmother's Flower Garden." Susan Hunter organized the project and the painters were Carol Marsh, Patricia Holton, Pam Russell, Barbara Woods and Lisa Jackson. Bill Curtis of the city's maintenance department made the frame...
Two men get length sentences (10/29/10)
Two men pleaded guilty to drug charges in Circuit Court this month and received lengthy sentences. Gregory A. "Whitey" Everhart, 55, of Pulaski, was indicted on 12 counts by the grand jury when they met in July. He was accused of selling Lortabs and crack cocaine to a confidential informant working for the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force in October and November 2009. Everhart has a criminal record in Michigan and New York State...
13 apply for city manager's position (10/29/10)
With a week left before the deadline to apply for the job being vacated by retiring City Manager Eddie Fuller, there are a baker's dozen applications at City Hall. However, more applications are anticipated, according to Councilman Odie Whitehead Jr. and another source at City Hall who spoke on a condition of anonymity...
Briefs (10/29/10)
Marshall County Sheriff Norman Dalton is asking the public for pictures of former Marshall County sheriffs to become part of a display honoring past sheriffs at the sheriff's office. For more information, call Norman Dalton, Katie Burk, or Cindy Durand at 359-6122...
Opening arguments heard in sex assault trial (10/29/10)
Opening arguments were heard Thursday in Marshall County Circuit Court where a Lewisburg man was being tried on charges of rape and aggravated kidnapping. Owen Presley, 67, of 2nd Avenue North, allegedly lured a woman to his house on March 5 and forced her inside. Presley reportedly held the woman against her will while assaulting her repeatedly...
Election Day is Tuesday (10/29/10)
With two Lewisburg residents on the ballot Tuesday, Marshall County residents have extra reasons to go to the polls 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday when Tennesseans are electing a new governor, congressmen and state lawmakers. Former Marshall County Commission Chairman Billy Spivey, a Lewisburg Republican, is challenging two-term state Rep. Eddie Bass (D-Prospect), a former Giles County sheriff who says he's comfortable with his voting record on Capitol Hill in Nashville...
E-mail ruling draws reaction (10/29/10)
Reacting to their day in court, the candidates who want to represent Marshall County in the state Senate say Judge Robert Holloway made decisions in their favor and that the Maury County Chancery Court case isn't over. "The court found that I had no knowledge of this e-mail," Columbia Councilwoman Debbie Matthews, the Democratic candidate challenging Sen. ...
Lowe city's new recruiter (10/29/10)
Having received a unanimous recommendation to promote Lewisburg's stormwater manager to be the city's industrial recruiter, the outgoing city manager on Thursday promoted a local man who started working for the city as codes enforcement officer. Greg Lowe, 41, was promoted by City Manager Eddie Fuller whose retirement officially begins this afternoon, although he's agreed to be a consultant for the city as officials search for a successor. Fuller met with Lowe yesterday about his new duties...
Obituary: Minnie Lorene Knowis (10/29/10)
Minnie Lorene Knowis, 91, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at NHC Oakwood. A native of the Pottsville Community in Maury County, she was the daughter of the late Belva Collins Davis and John Davis. She was a homemaker and the recreational director at NHC Oakwood. She was a member of Church Street Church of Christ...
Obituary: Terry W. Hasting Sr. (10/29/10)
Terry W. Hasting Sr., 62, of Murfreesboro, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. Mr. Hasting was born in Lewisburg, to the late William Howard Hasting and Mary Louisa Tipper Hasting. He was a devoted member of Third Baptist Church and had been a longtime member of Lewisburg First Baptist Church...
Confehr: Channel surfing to newspaper coverage (10/29/10)
Today, we're a fly on the wall in a small town home in South Central Tennessee. Someone is watching a TV show produced for this Halloween. "Leave it to the cleaver when butchering goats and other meaty animals," says a disembodied voice over a show for foodies...