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Stories from Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Council hires David Orr as city manager on 3-2 vote (02/16/11)
Former Lewisburg banker David Orr, who's been a Marshall County High School substitute teacher and athletic program advocate in recent years, was to be offered the job of city manager Tuesday night by Mayor Barbara Woods.
DAs use Facebook to combat teen pregnancy (02/16/11)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Courtrooms, investigations and prosecution are common terms that are typically associated with Tennessee's district attorneys, but Facebook is a term that doesn't normally come to mind. The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference is taking an unconventional approach in reaching teens with an aggressive social media campaign, incorporating Facebook to raise awareness of the legal, financial and social consequences of teen parenthood. ...
Verona Methodist Church ending regular Sunday service (02/16/11)
A Marshall County church that has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1985 held its last regular service this month. The small congregation of Verona Methodist Church discontinued its services and closed its doors after the last worship service on Sunday, Feb. 6...
Sewer availability fee refuted again at City Hall (02/16/11)
Another Lewisburg resident wants a policy on sewer service fees changed and he's taking it to the Water and Waste Water Board meeting Thursday afternoon. Don L. Sullivan, 67, of Verona-Caney Road has read news stories about city resident Bob Lowe's recurring appearances at Lewisburg Council meetings, so he called Lowe and spoke to the council last week...
Judge Crigler hands down sentences after guilty pleas (02/16/11)
A Chapel Hill woman was ordered to report to jail next month, after pleading guilty to DUI and introduction of contraband into a penal institution. Cassie Lynn Whaley, 29, of S.E. Forrest Lane, was indicted in May on charges of driving under the influence, possession of a Schedule IV drug, tampering with evidence, and introduction of contraband into a penal institution. ...
Crime reports (02/16/11)
Thefts, vandalism reported Arrested and charged with burglary of the Super Drive In Market, 1401 Nashville Highway Surveillance video at the store gave Lewisburg Police Department Cpl. Jackie Robertson enough evidence to charge both men. A hammer that could have been used to break the glass door, valued at $400, and about $22-worth of goods that could have come from the store were found in their car...
Briefs (02/16/11)
Marshall County Babe Ruth League sign-up dates are Saturday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. For any questions call Connie Mills at 931-637-2454. The Marshall County Memorial Library, the South Central Human Resource Agency, and the Internal Revenue Service offer free tax preparation for individuals whose yearly income is under $49,000. ...
Bethbirei Presbyterian leaders hope publicity ends vandalism (02/16/11)
Somebody stole the pulpit Bible again from the Bethbirei Presbyterian Church, thereby disproving a legend that it can't be taken from the building, despite Internet sites repeating the tale, and church leaders want the Bible returned and restitution for damages...
State Route 373 widening stalled by utility (02/16/11)
Widening of state Route 373, between Interstate 65 and Lewisburg's West Side Fire Hall, might still be finished in nine months. "The contract completion date for the SR 373 project is Nov. 15, 2011," according to B.J. Doughty, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Transportation...
Five city election candidates' name in ring (02/16/11)
With a filing deadline at noon Thursday, it would appear the two ward elections in Lewisburg on May 3 might have a total of five candidates, according to a recent check of county election office records. First Ward Councilman Quinn Brandon Stewart may have two challengers as she and the Rev. Steve Thomas and Robert Christoph of Titan Way have picked up petitions to run for council. No petition had been filed in that race as of noon Monday...
Alleged credit card fraud ring busted (02/16/11)
Eighty-six bogus but active credit cards were seized by Lewisburg Police detectives Thursday after stopping two Florida residents who allegedly bought gift cards at Wal-Marts here, eastern Tennessee and Georgia. Both defendants were in Marshall County General Sessions Court on Tuesday morning where they and Judge Steve Bowden needed an interpreter to communicate. Both are represented by Public Defender's Office attorneys and the defendants remain in the Marshall County jail...
Petition opposes Smith (02/16/11)
Petitions against a man who wants to be appointed to the school board are circulating throughout Marshall County. Former County Commission Chairman Sam Smith applied to represent the 4th District. On Feb. 28, commissioners are to appoint someone to fill the seat vacated by Dee Dee Owens until the August 2012 election...
Obituary: Rose Scott Kennon (02/16/11)
Rose Scott Kennon, a long-time resident of Nashville, passed away after an extended stay at Somerfield Health Center in Brentwood. Mrs. Kennon, the daughter of Callie and Frank Scott, was born in Chattanooga on Sept. 2, 1916. She and her husband were members of Brentwood Baptist Church and long-standing members of Richland Country Club. In 1949 she and her husband founded Kennon Construction, which continued in operation until his death in 2009...
Obituary: Beulah Elmore Beech (02/16/11)
Beulah Elmore Beech, 72, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in Shelbyville. Mrs. Beech was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Arthur H. and Gertrude Mae Brown Elmore. She was a member of El Bethel Baptist Church near Shelbyville...