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Stories from Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Council votes 3-1 against buying red house (11/24/10)
Lewisburg's councilmen on Tuesday voted 3-1 against buying the old McLean school building, also known as the red house on First Avenue North.
Lynnville notes (11/24/10)
"Happy Thanksgiving" to everyone and try not to eat too much. Easier said than done! The Lynnville Community Thanksgiving Service was held in the sanctuary of the historic Lynnville First Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. Blake Hawthorne, minister of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church, welcomed everyone to the service. ...
Tyrades! Is Marriage On Its Last Legs? (11/24/10)
According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, nearly four in 10 Americans think marriage is becoming obsolete. By contrast, in 1978 a mere 28 percent of people believed the same. (Of course, 28 percent of the respondents in 1978 also thought that Pete Rose should take more gambles.)...
Man must serve all of 20-year prison sentence (11/24/10)
A Lewisburg man who pleaded guilty to two counts of rape was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week. Robert Jason Burgess, 35, of East Commerce Street, was also indicted on drug charges. Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler sentenced him to three years each on two charges of sale of Lortabs, and a fine of $4,000. Burgess is to serve 30 percent of 6 years, or almost 22 months, before being eligible for parole...
Couple indicted on drug charges (11/24/10)
A Lewisburg couple was indicted last week on drug charges stemming from a traffic stop on the public square in April. Evelyn Marie Sorrells, 33, and Duane A. Mathena, 30, were in the car with their three-year-old son when they were stopped by agents of the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force...
Crime reports (11/24/10)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with domestic assault Picked up from Lincoln County Jail Arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license Arrested and charged with public intoxication Arrested on a capias warrant Served with warrants for violation of probation or failure to appear while in Marshall County Jail...
LDA gives MCHS $300 (11/24/10)
The Lewisburg Downtown Alliance has donated $300 to Marshall County High School to buy supplies with money from the LDA's Halloween event when volunteers at the haunted house clashed over personal behavior. Several students earned credits toward the Tennessee Diploma Project and MCHS Principal Keith Stacey gratefully received the donation, according to LDA President Leland Carden, a Methodist minister and Lewisburg planning commissioner...
Briefs (11/24/10)
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...
Beginning the holidays (11/24/10)
Like the rest of America, folks in Marshall County are taking time this week to reflect on what we have, and to say grace over a meal at a community feast or at the dining table at home. It was so recently at the George W. Turner Building on Silver Street where the Lewisburg Housing Authority hosted its second Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 13 when well over 200 plates were filled with fried chicken, ham, turkey and dressing and all the trimmings...
Lewisburg might buy old school (11/24/10)
Lewisburg councilmen were to meet Tuesday afternoon in City Hall where they could have decided to buy what's become known as the red house on First Avenue North. "It's the old McLean school," Councilman Ronald McRady said during a non-voting session on Thursday after Mayor Barbara Woods raised a question about what might be done about the house that's in disrepair...
LPD, FBI follow leads in bank heist (11/24/10)
With a $1,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed First Farmers Bank on Friday, the FBI and Lewisburg Police continue to follow leads in the case. In their appeal to the public, the law enforcement agencies encouraged good citizens to call city detectives at 359-3800, CrimeStoppers at 359-4867 or the business number for city police dispatchers: 359-4044...
Federal funding here for schools (11/24/10)
More than $1 million of federal money is to be spent on education in Marshall County before Sept. 30, 2012, and some of it can be spent on teacher bonuses. At a work session Monday night, schools director Roy Dukes told school board members his ideas for spending the $1.2 million that is Marshall County's share of the $10 billion Jobs Bill, signed into law on Aug. 10...
Landfill to close for a while (11/24/10)
Cedar Ridge Landfill is closing temporarily starting Dec. 1 because of a delay in its appeal for permission to expand, and because it's running out of space for more trash. The effect of the suspension of trash deliveries to the facility on the north side of Mooresville Highway should have little, if any, effect on the average resident, but it will put more trash transfer trucks on public highways to other landfills...
Lady Bulldogs hold off Collinwood (11/24/10)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (2-1) fattened their win total Tuesday night by defeating Collinwood 56-48 on the road in their final game before Thanksgiving after fending off a frantic rally by the Trojanettes in the second half. Although the Lady Bulldogs had lost seven of the last 10 meetings between the two teams, Cornersville seemed unfazed by the hostile environment of Collinwood's gym in the first half and held a 30-19 lead at the break before opening up a 12-point advantage early in the third quarter.
Trojans trounce Bulldogs (11/24/10)
The Cornersville Bulldogs (0-3) remain starved for a win, as they head into the Thanksgiving break with a 62-35 road loss at the hands of the Collinwood Trojans (3-0) on Tuesday night. After jumping out to a 21-point lead in the second quarter, the Trojans held a 39-22 advantage at the break before outscoring Cornersville 23-13 in the second half to cruise to their third victory of the season.
Harwell's heroics not enough to lift Tigerettes (11/24/10)
(Harwell continued her heroics this morning, hitting a game winner at the buzzer as the Tigerettes beat Creekwood 38-37 in the first round of the Forrest Thanksgiving Tournament)
Tigers go coast-to-coast for first win (11/24/10)
The Marshall County Tigers, coming off two tough losses to open the season at Bolivar were back in the friendly confines of Dottie Kelso Memorial Gymnasium Tuesday night, playing in front of a packed house in Lewisburg and they took care of business, garnering their first win of the season in a coast-to-coast 61-48 victory over Columbia Central. "It's nice to get back in this environment and be able to play in front of such a great crowd, wow!" said MCHS head coach Jason Tigert. "Anytime we can get a 'W' over Columbia is good."
Obituary: Charles Junior Grant (11/24/10)
Charles Junior Grant, 55, of the Shady Grove Community, Tenn., died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Grant was a native of Randolph County, Ark., and son of Jessie Charles Grant of Maynard, Ark. and the late Maudie Jewel Bell Grant. He was a minister with the New Life Assembly of God in Centerville...
Obituary: John Hershel Culbertson II (11/24/10)
John Hershel "Bo" Culbertson II, 69, of Tullahoma, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Harton Regional Medical Center. A native of Farmington, he was the son of the late John Hershel Culbertson I and Eva Ashton Sturkey. He was a retired schoolteacher, having taught at Connelly School in Lewisburg, West Middle School, and Tullahoma High School. ...
Obituary: Corey Daniel Marshall (11/24/10)
Corey Daniel Marshall, 24, resident of Estill Springs, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, surrounded by his family and friends. Survivors include his daughter, Carmen Elizabeth Jacobs of Sewanee; his mother, Joan Elizabeth Bradford West of Estill Springs; father and stepmother, Danny and Vickie Adams Marshall of Culleoka; sister, Victoria Marshall of Culleoka; brothers, Alex D. ...