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Stories from Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kennedy counters' Thomas charge (11/17/10)
The school board member accused of racist remarks in a recent EEOC complaint has countered those allegations, claiming a recording of a school board meeting substantiates her position. Dr. Patsey Thomas, supervisor of attendance and testing, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, stating, among other things, school board member Barbara Kennedy "has told me that she didn't want two blacks as supervisors in [the] Central Office."...
Fagan signs with Lady Vols (11/17/10)
After committing to the University of Tennessee last fall, Cornersville High School softball standout Haley Fagan made it official Thursday morning when she signed a letter of intent to play for the Lady Vols in the CHS' basketball gymnasium. Decked out in orange along with several family members and friends, Fagan was happy to finally become a member of the Tennessee softball program and never wavered in her commitment to the Lady Vols despite being courted by fellow SEC programs Mississippi State, Alabama, and Georgia.. ...
Worship with friends for Thanksgiving (11/17/10)
The Marshall County Ministerial Association invites you to worship with friends and neighbors at the annual Thanksgiving Service. Plan to attend, give thanks, and be blessed. The service will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Lewisburg First Church of the Nazarene, at the corner of Yell Road and South Ellington Parkway. The Rev. Ricky Graves is the host pastor...
Christmas Village set for Nov. 20 (11/17/10)
Christmas Village will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 20. This year, Christmas Village is at a new and better location -- The Powder Room, adjacent to Borden Storage at 570 West Church Street. The 10,000-square-foot space, with ample natural light, is perfect for over 40 vendors to showcase their wares. ...
Energy savings available with no-interest loan (11/17/10)
The school board's maintenance committee wants to know more about financing energy-saving projects for the school buildings with interest-free money from the state. At their meeting Monday night, Randy Perryman's committee resolved to try and get a presentation from Siemens included on next week's County Commission agenda. Time is of the essence since the deadline for applying for the interest-free loan is Dec. 15...
Lotto tickets taken from Belfast Market (11/17/10)
Three dozen cans of beer and lottery tickets with a retail value of $2,500 were reported stolen during an overnight burglary discovered before dawn Tuesday in Belfast, according to Marshall County Sheriff's officials. Nathan Johnson, proprietor of Belfast Market and Deli, 2230 Fayetteville Highway, was calling state lottery officials Tuesday morning to make the stolen tickets worthless, Sheriff Norman Dalton reported after receiving Deputy Matt Owens' report...
Crime reports (11/17/10)
Thefts reported Arrested on warrants for three counts of forgery and three counts of theft under $500 Arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving after having been declared a habitual motor vehicle offender, and violation of the implied consent law...
Briefs (11/17/10)
The Marshall County School Board would like all students and parents to know that, effective Nov. 20, the penalty for cheating at school will be a "zero" grade and a conference with the parent or guardian. Registration for the Youth Basketball League for boys and girls 7-12 years old, sponsored by the Lewisburg Parks and Recreation Department, is now open. Deadline is Dec. 17; League starts Jan. 8. For more information, call Jane Tilford at 359-2482...
The wastewater rate debate (11/17/10)
Lewisburg's attorney and its Water and Wastewater Department lawyer are examining five water rate ordinances because residents object to paying sewer bills when they're not connected and have a working septic tank. The on-going complaint was brought again by Bob Lowe, a city resident who's pressed the issue, most recently saying his bill was adjusted without it being taken to the utility board or to the City Council's monthly meeting in City Hall...
Rotary's Cook-Off committeeman looks to better event (11/17/10)
Lewisburg Mayor Barbara Woods on Friday heard suggestions on how to start development of what was Murray Farm's horse pasture east of Rock Creek in the city park of the same name. Before she was elected mayor, city councilmen bought the property from Roger Ritch, the businessman who established Ritch Building Supply on Rogers Road. It was purchased "for the future," then-Mayor Bob Phillips said...
Walker Die Cast wins appeal (11/17/10)
One of Lewisburg's largest employers has won a workers' compensation case it appealed to a special panel of state Supreme Court justices who ruled the company didn't have to pay for a knee replacement. Former tow motor operator William W. Griffin's medical history starts, in this case, with a work-related injury in December 2006 to his left knee, according to a Nov. 10 ruling by justices favoring Walker Die Casting...
Ex-HHSP golf chief denies favoritism (11/17/10)
The fired golf course manager at Henry Horton State Park denies an allegation of working while inebriated, and counters the prospect of a sex harassment complaint. "There's a lot of stuff in there that I don't think they'll be able to prove," says Kerry Blanton, one of three park employees dismissed by Jim Fyke, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation...
Obituary: Mary Carolyn Mayes Eaves (11/17/10)
Mary Carolyn Mayes Eaves, 90, passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. She was born in Farmington, and lived the majority of her life in Lewisburg, retiring to Nashville in 1995. In Lewisburg she worked as a teacher's aide and later worked in the Marshall County library. Carolyn will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who placed God and family above all else. Her devotion to her family was selfless and absolute...
Obituary: Harlan Wayne Lowrance (11/17/10)
Harlan Wayne Lowrance, 71, of Cornersville, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Lowrance was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Hoyte and Lonnie Vester Hedgecoth Lowrance. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a farmer and currently was serving on the Marshall County Co-Op Board and Farm Bureau of Marshall County Board...