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Stories from Friday, November 19, 2010

$1,000 reward offered for bank robber (11/19/10)
Lewisburg Police and the FBI are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed Firs Farmers Bank on Friday.
Thomas asking for unity (11/19/10)
One of eight people who've filed EEOC complaints against Marshall County's Board of Education explained Thursday that she wants people to just get along with each other and work to improve the county's education system. "I wish the slander and harassment would stop," said Dr. ...
9-1-1 dispatchers can't open text messages (11/19/10)
Members of the Marshall County Emergency Communications Board want people in this area to know that emergency dispatchers cannot receive text messages sent to 9-1-1. Their message is simple: In an emergency, call, don't text, 9-1-1 because phone calls to 9-1-1 are answered immediately. Texts are not received by the 9-1-1 system. It doesn't have the technical capability to do so...
One picture is worth a thousand smokes? (11/19/10)
As you probably already know, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently unveiled 36 proposed warning labels for cigarette packages and advertisements. The labels are gory and/or disturbing (corpses, diseased lungs, tobacco addicts smoking through a tracheotomy, a mother blowing smoke on her baby, etc.) and would cover nearly half the pack or one-fifth of any ads...
Lynnville notes (11/19/10)
"Happy Thanksgiving" to everyone. The Lynnville Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday evening, Nov. 21, in the sanctuary of the historic Lynnville First Presbyterian Church located at 235 Church Street. The service will begin at 6 p.m. ...
Belfast burglary probed in Nashville (11/19/10)
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department is tracking down suspects in the burglary of the Belfast Market this week and the public's help is needed. Lottery tickets with a retail value of nearly $2,500 were taken during the burglary and while the store's owner called state lottery officials after the break-in was discovered at about 3 a.m. on Tuesday, some of the winning tickets were paid at about 5 that morning in Nashville, Sheriff Norman Dalton said Thursday...
Health coverage OK'd, evaluation form readied (11/19/10)
Health insurance figures negotiated last week between representatives of the teachers and the Board of Education were unanimously approved by members of the School Board in a short special-called meeting Monday night. Once the negotiated dollar amounts are approved by a vote of members of the Marshall County Education Association, the numbers become part of the teachers' contract until next year. After this business Monday, the board turned to schools director Roy Dukes' annual evaluation...
Local SROs reporting bullying still a problem (11/19/10)
Bullying is still a big problem in Marshall County's schools, according to school resource officers speaking at the Safe and Drug Free Schools Task Force fall meeting this week. "Bullying is one of the biggest problems at our schools," said Forrest SRO Lori Haynes. "We've got to stop it," she continued. "The kids are scared."...
County aims to change lawyers (11/19/10)
Marshall County commissioners are scheduled to vote Monday on whether they will change lawyers. The commission's Nominating Committee has recommended Lewisburg-based attorney Bill Haywood to succeed County Attorney Ginger Bobo Shofner of Shelbyville...
Briefs (11/19/10)
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...
Attorney: Order to close café off base (11/19/10)
The Tennessee Department of Health has ordered the Sisters Three Corner Café on Lewisburg's public square to close because its second restroom is upstairs, but the restaurant's lawyer says there's an exemption for historic buildings such as the restaurant in what used to be the sheriff's office and county jail...
City manager's pay range set (11/19/10)
Lewisburg's councilmen have reached a consensus that the next city manager should be paid an annual salary no lower than $60,000 and no more than $90,000, unless there's an exceptional applicant. "I realize that everybody's got a couple of trees' worth of paper," Councilman Quinn Brandon Stewart said dryly on Tuesday evening after she and her fellow councilmen were provided copies of all the applications...
Campaign manager indicted (11/19/10)
COLUMBIA -- Maury County's grand jury has indicted the political campaign manager who used Sen. Bill Ketron's name during an e-mail "spoofing" to raise money for Councilwoman Debbie Matthews' attempt to unseat the Murfreesboro Republican who represents Marshall County...
Obituary: Jessie Frank Head (11/19/10)
Jessie Frank Head, 74, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 in Life Care Center of Columbia. Mr. Head was a Marshall County native and son of the late James Alfred and Mary D. Moore Head. He was a mail clerk with the U. S. Postal Service before his retirement...
Obituary: Joseph Benjamin Bradford (11/19/10)
Joseph Benjamin "J.B." Bradford, 82, of the Delina Community, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mr. Bradford was a Marshall County native and son of the late Joseph Freeman and Ruby Pearl Adams Bradford. He was a farmer. He is survived by one brother, William L. "W.L." Bradford of the Delina Community...
Public records (11/19/10)
Marriage Licenses Benjamin Harris Belew and Jeanette Kay Jenkins; Billy Gray Boshers Sr. and Vicky Lynn Harris Haynes; Jacob Dawes Dunavant and Amanda Lynn Cherry; Dontrae Spencer and Tammy Yolando Ewing. Business Listings All The Buzz, 1413 W. Commerce St, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Stephanie Calahan; Creative Designs Construction, 1570 White Dr., Lewisburg, TN, 37091, owner: Chris Cathey; Knight's Pizza, 1340 Hwy 99, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Doug Knight; Smith Excavating Inc, 343 Theta Pike, Columbia, TN 38401, owner; James T. ...
Confehr: Haslam needs to fix this hypocrisy (11/19/10)
You might have noticed that a state panel has approved development of a clinic in Spring Hill. That's important for folks in Marshall County who drive there or north and south on Interstate 65. If we're hurt in a wreck, it would be nice to have a hospital closer to the crash, but what's been approved isn't a full-fledged hospital. It's going to be an emergency room with some other related services...