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Stories from Friday, January 7, 2011

Ace Bayou planning more jobs (01/07/11)
The Lewisburg-based manufacturer of pet furniture and recreational seating plans to double its staff if it lands an agreement with the City Council and buys the old Sanford pencil factory property as planned. It could mean 100 more jobs here at Ace Bayou Corp. that operates from two buildings on Higgs Road in the city industrial park, according to plant manager Will Wilson who described plans outlined by a company owner to Lewisburg's Industrial Development Board on Monday...
Tyrades! Save our science fairs (01/07/11)
According to both The Associated Press and The New York Times, the nation's school science fairs are in danger. The recession has forced corporate sponsors to make drastic reductions in the funds they contribute for entry fees, transportation and other expenses...
Chapel Hill news (01/07/11)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's celebration. I know I did. They say when Mohammed won't come to the mountain, the mountain has to go to Mohammed. Our children weren't able to come to Chapel Hill for Christmas last month, so we went to visit them - and had a wonderful time. ...
More than 800 Guardsmen being honored this weekend (01/07/11)
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee National Guardsmen from Lewisburg are to be honored this weekend in Tullahoma with their fellow soldiers from other units there and three other locations. Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee Adjutant General, will officiate at four Freedom Salute ceremonies Saturday and Sunday honoring over 800 Tennessee National Guardsmen from 13 units recently returned from Iraq...
EMA getting new water tanker (01/07/11)
More than six months after a man lost his life and an old truck was wrecked, the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency is on its way to getting a new tanker. EMA chief Bob Hopkins explained to the County Commission's Budget Committee on Tuesday that it took a long time to get the insurance company to declare the truck a total loss...
Energy efficiency for schools still sought (01/07/11)
Representatives of both companies that want the contract to help the Marshall County school system be more energy efficient answered questions at a joint meeting of the county commission's education and budget committees Tuesday. Education committee chairman Rocky Bowden called it a "fact-finding situation," but at the end of the meeting, education committee members voted unanimously in favor of pursuing a contract with one of the two companies and the budget committee followed suit...
Four suspects charged with aggravated assault (01/07/11)
MURFREESBORO -- Two Chapel Hill women were among four people charged with aggravated assault Christmas Eve after two victims accused them of shooting at them on State Route 96 toward Franklin, according to a Rutherford County Sheriff's press release...
Railroad contract up for final vote (01/07/11)
Other than a tax agreement request for a Lewisburg-based manufacturer, city councilmen face what would otherwise appear to be a routine agenda for its meeting Tuesday when another step is to be completed on another manufacturer's request. Brother's Fine Foods production of salsa relies on shipments of tomatoes and its owner reports he can become more profitable if the tomatoes come here by train instead of truck. ...
Valentine: Let's be fiscally sound in our resolutions (01/07/11)
This is the time of year for resolutions. Health-related and money-related resolutions top the list each year. The sad part is most will be broken within a few weeks. According to surveys, more than 80 percent of New Year's resolutions will be broken by Valentine's Day...
Briefs (01/07/11)
The January CHYFL board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the Chapel Hill Fire Hall. This meeting is open to the public. 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. For more information call 800-395-5318, or call Cheryl Bartusch, Cookie Manager, at 364-2043. Cookies can also be purchased and donated to a Gift of Caring project...
Obituary: Mary Martin Scott Wilson (01/07/11)
Mary Martin Scott Wilson, 89, a resident of Lewisburg, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at NHC-Lewisburg. A native of Fayetteville, Mrs. Wilson was a retired agent with Nationwide Insurance Company and a member of First Baptist Church of Lewisburg...
Obituary: James Samuel Glasscock (01/07/11)
James Samuel "Sonny" Glasscock, 78, of the Halls Mill Community of Bedford County, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Mr. Glasscock was born in Bedford County and was a son of the late William Porter and Zelma Stephenson Glasscock. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a self-employed plumber and electrician. Mr. Glasscock was a member of Crowells Chapel Lutheran Church...
Open interviews conducted for city manager (01/07/11)
Lewisburg city councilmen have come to grips with Tennessee's requirement for open meetings and their pending interviews with nine applicants for the job of city manager. They know they can't bar anyone from attending their meetings when interviews are conducted, but there is at least the implication that applicants who watch interviews before they're interviewed could be seen as circumventing the council's desire for fairness and equal treatment of applicants...
Forged prescription lands man in jail (01/07/11)
A Lewisburg man was arrested Tuesday morning when he tried to get a forged prescription filled at a local pharmacy. The pharmacist called police because of suspicion that the prescription Donald Scarfone Jr., 43, presented for filling had been forged, according to a police report...
Vets angry over mail tampering (01/07/11)
The Petersburg Post Office letter carrier -- a prime suspect in a federal investigation into mail theft -- is in "a non-pay status," according to a Postal Service spokeswoman and Marshall County's Veterans Service officer says vets are angry. "I've had some guys come in here this morning about someone stealing a veteran's medicine," Veterans Service Officer Billy Hill said Wednesday after a report came out about medicine being substituted in a VA medical center pharmacy package before delivery through the mail.. ...
Forrest student appears in movie bound for Sundance (01/07/11)
CHAPEL HILL -- A 13-year-old Marshall County boy who's in the seventh grade at Forrest School is in a movie that's to be shown at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah later this month. Austin Vickers, son of Chantelle and Mitchell Vickers of Laws Hill, appears in unpaid roles for two other films and he's been paid some $2,500 for his work in ads and promotional brochures for attractions at Pigeon Forge...
Obituary: Wilma Gower (01/07/11)
Wilma Gower, 90, of Athens, Ala., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Gower was a native of Delina, and daughter of the late Will and Lillie Haislip Layne. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Smith Gower; son, Carey "Bay" Gower; and daughter, Janice Richardson...
Obituary: Joe D. Green (01/07/11)
Joe D. Green, 62, husband of Judy Carol (Teeples) Green and a resident of Hardison Street in Columbia, passed away at the home of his son on Wilson School Road in Chapel Hill on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, with his family by his side. Funeral services for Mr. Green were held in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 3, with Rev. Eddie Rogers officiating. Interment followed at Harper Cemetery in Chapel Hill...
Public records (01/07/11)
Marriage Licenses Jonathon Blake Arceneaux and Emily Katherine Davis; Tanner John Barksdale and Lauren Brooke Fralix; Clayton Lee Beddingfield and Joy Lynelle Stiteler; David Keith Chiles and Dawn Cherie Carson Calbert; Julien Etienne Doigny and Agathe Corniquet; Danny Allen Harrington and Nancy Carol Clark Fuller; Billy Joe Harris and Elizabeth Edna Brock; James Harland Lackey and Amy Nicole Davis Crews; Jason Neal Mills and Cynthia Lynn Hooten Warlick; Scottie Paul Patterson and Robin Leigh Wakham Campbell; Joshua Nathaniel Pitt and Haley Diane Williams; Hubert Eugene Woodard Jr. ...
Confehr: Sometimes, telling might not follow knowing (01/07/11)
Just because you know something doesn't mean you have to tell. An editor buddy of mine likes to repeat that advice from her editor who mentored her toward her position as a successor at the county newspaper. It doesn't mean you hold back on repeating something interesting, even if it's just an old story that has gained relevance again, such as the following tale told by this county's veterans service officer on Wednesday afternoon...