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Stories from Wednesday, December 29, 2010

$1,000 reward offered in burglary (12/29/10)
A Marshall County man is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of burglars who took his tools last Saturday morning near Holt's Corner. "The sad part of this is that it is somebody who knew exactly where they were at," Mike Butler said of the 4-7 a.m. crime on Dec. 18...
Police request help in solving stabbing (12/29/10)
Lewisburg Police are investigating a stabbing near the shopping center at the bypass and Nashville Highway on Tuesday afternoon when a Lewisburg man suffered injuries to his left leg and hand.
Briefs (12/29/10)
The week of New Year, the Marshall County Convenience Centers will be open every day, including Wednesday, from 7 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. They will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1. Girl Scout Cookies will be sold in Marshall County soon. The Cookie Program helps Scouts learn decision making, goal setting, money management, people skills, and business ethics. ...
Tyrades! The baby boom turns 65 (12/29/10)
The three words that members of my generation never thought we'd hear: "aging baby boomers." But the first boomers (defined by the United States Census Bureau as individuals born between 1946 and 1964) will be turning 65 on January 1, beginning the inexorable shift of the "Me Generation" to the "Bathe Me Generation."...
Stimulus spending problems re-addressed (12/29/10)
Tennessee's commissioner of human services has responded to the state comptroller of the treasury who last week took the social service agency to task for allowing federal stimulus money to be "wasted or misspent." "I am puzzled by your letter of Dec. 20," Human Services Commissioner Virginia Lodge wrote to Comptroller Justin P. Wilson shortly after his office issued press releases when he wrote to her about money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...
Accidental shooting wounds two men (12/29/10)
An accidental shooting endangered a child and spoiled Christmas for two Marshall County men last week. Marshall County Sheriff's Department Deputy Matt Owens was dispatched to an address on Raylee Drive, Chapel Hill, just after 1 a.m. Dec. 24. The homeowner, Mitchell West, told Owens he and his friend Nolan Garcia had been wrestling, and "once they began to struggle with the weapon it discharged and struck Nolan in the lower abdomen and exited through the lower back," Owens wrote in his report...
Bates' appeal denied (12/29/10)
Guilty pleas lead to prison terms (12/29/10)
Guilty pleas from several defendants were accepted during the final Circuit Court session before the Christmas holidays. Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler spent a full day on the bench. In addition to accepting guilty pleas, he sentenced two men who had been found guilty by juries earlier this fall, and conducted arraignments for defendants indicted by the grand jury...
Crime reports (12/29/10)
Copper was stolen from a cell phone tower near the south end of the county before Christmas. Chad Whitaker, an employee of Verizon Wireless, reported to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department that between Dec. 14 and 22, someone stole two two-hole copper lugs, one three-foot copper ground bar and approximately 40 feet of 10.2 copper ground wire from the Verizon tower on Charlie Thomas Road. Whitaker told deputies the damage would cost at least $2,000 to fix...
Letter: Here are questions about city, sewer service (12/29/10)
To the Editor: Is more money stolen with a pencil, and threats of water service being cut off if not paid, happening right before local city officials, local and state law enforcement's eyes each month? Is that happening, against Lewisburg's law, the Lewisburg City Charter or even the Lewisburg city sewer ordinances? (Read page 17.) Should not the city mayor, city council, city police, and state attorney general act at once to investigate, arrest, punish and stop those laws being broken? Should they refund back to its rightful owners the pencil-stolen money, as some see it, taken under threat of much needed water service being cut off?. ...
It's elementary: Calculators OK'd for use during tests (12/29/10)
Marshall County elementary school students will soon be using calculators in the classroom and during state tests, the county school board was told this month. Calculators are already being used in surrounding counties' classrooms, elementary instruction supervisor Vylatte Gooch told board members during their Dec. 16 meeting...
Hard times hit town, county budgets (12/29/10)
Recessionary conditions continue to badger town and county budgets with the latest example of the money squeeze arising during this month's meeting of the Chapel Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Sheriff Norman Dalton has started charging Chapel Hill $50 per month for access to computer-based information such as the name of the owner of a vehicle and the criminal record of someone with a driver's license...
Policeman explains tactics at the border (12/29/10)
Law enforcement officers see New Year's Eve like Super Bowl weekend and St. Patrick's Day. Statistically, there's a greater chance of traffic fatalities. So, proactive police departments try to save lives by increasing their patrols. Greater visibility has an effect, as Officer John Christmas demonstrated Monday on State Route 50...
County water to cost more (12/29/10)
Marshall County's water superintendent is recalculating what the utility could be charging its 3,200 customers next year. Tommy Whaley hadn't crunched all the numbers when he discussed his task last week, but it was clear that he'd apply a flat rate for water service...
Forrest keeps their cool, Tigers lose it (12/29/10)
The Forrest Rockets won their fifth straight game 56-35 over Gordonsville, but the score is not an indication of the heated, hard fought battle that took place on the court in day two of the Eagleville Christmas Classic. In what many long time observers felt was a first ever occurrence, a quadruple technical foul situation on top of a personal foul sent Forrest's Taylor Gentry to the foul line for 10 free throws with 2:15 remaining in the contest after Gordonsville lost their cool after being outplayed in the fourth quarter.
Patton leads Forrest over Irish (12/29/10)
Forrest senior guard Alyson Patton scored just seven points in the ballgame versus Houston County on day two of the Eagleville Christmas Classic and they could not have come at a better time for the Lady Rockets, who prevailed over the Lady Irish from Erin 56-44. During a crucial late third quarter offensive by Houston County, Patton scored four points and her three-pointer at the outset of the fourth quarter lit the cool Forrest afterburners, white-hot.
Obituary: Martha Willene Wilhite Green (12/29/10)
Martha Willene Wilhite Green, 82, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in Sparta. Mrs. Green was born in White County and was a life-long resident of the Cassville Community. She was a member of Corinth Church of Christ and taught for 42 years in the White County School System...
Obituary: Sandra Ashworth House (12/29/10)
Sandra Ashworth House, 58, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. A native of Williamson County, Mrs. House was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Allie Mae Wilson Love. She was a former machine operator with Cosmolab in Lewisburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank House...
Obituary: Howard W. Wilder (12/29/10)
Howard W. Wilder, 67, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at NHC Lewisburg. A native of Rose Hill, Va., Mr. Wilder was a son of the late Lester and Almira Daniel Wilder. He was a retired steelworker and a member of Westvue Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilder was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Martin Wilder; a son, James Terry Wilder; and a daughter, Sharon Wilder...
Obituary: John Beckham Throneberry (12/29/10)
On Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, John "Johnny" Beckham Throneberry, 60, passed from this life to meet his Lord and Savior. He enjoyed a fulfilling career as a successful builder, real estate developer, and electrician. Johnny enjoyed target shooting, hot rods, motor cross trail riding, spending time at Center Hill Lake skiing, and helping others in need. ...
Obituary: George Destry Cunningham (12/29/10)
George Destry Cunningham, 59, of Diana, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Mr. Cunningham was the son of the late George and Mercedes Day Cunningham. He was a native of Madison, W.V. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jason Destry Cunningham...
Obituary: Sylvia Joyce Luna (12/29/10)
Sylvia Joyce Luna, 65, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Vanderbilt Medical Center. Mrs. Luna was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Raymon Newt Escue and Mary Elizabeth Hazelwood Escue of Shelbyville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Obituary: Carolyn Goodwin Byrnes (12/29/10)
Carolyn Goodwin Byrnes, 81, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, in Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Byrnes was a native of Augusta, Maine, and daughter of the late Harry Cunningham and Genevieve Runnells Goodwin. She was a member of the Catholic Church...
Obituary: Hazel Gevedon (12/29/10)
Hazel Gevedon, 85, of the Palmetto Community of Marshall County, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, following an extended illness. A native of Chapel Hill, Mrs. Gevedon was a daughter of the late Buford and Opal Spink Mealer. She was a retired machine operator with Genesco Inc. in Lewisburg and was of the Methodist faith...
Public records (12/29/10)
Marriage Licenses Robert Keith Birdsong and Tammy Jo Hatton Stewart; Norris Adams Endsley and Connie Frances Brown Kelley; John Michael House and Elizabeth Ann Nelson Stark. Business Listings ABC Weatherization, P.O. Box 705, Lebanon, TN 37087; Cumberland Guardrail Inc, 478 North Grove St, Pikeville, TN 37367; Principle Building Group Inc, 2747 Highway 270, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, owner: Tony Shankle...
Confehr: Resolve to put an end to boo-boos and get real (12/29/10)
I was going to ask Santa Claus for a gift that's probably impossible to deliver; prevent any mistakes I'd make in life, this newspaper, and to be able to spot other boo-boos before the press rolls. That all-inclusive request is more like asking the genie appearing in smoke after flowing from a bottle that's been rubbed just right. Like most wishes genies grant, something would backfire and the genie would return to the bottle...