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Stories from Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Teacher under investigation (02/23/11)
A Marshall County High School teacher is suspended without pay and under investigation in connection with what might be interpreted as assault, according to public records. Rebecca Fergerson was suspended by Schools Director Roy Dukes, the record shows, after MCHS School Resource Officer Billy Ostermann and Principal Keith Stacey pursued a complaint...
Funds found so LMS can get an SRO (02/23/11)
A way has been found to fund the school resource officer position at Lewisburg Middle School. Members of the school board's budget committee were told that by Sheriff Norman Dalton at their meeting last week. Judge Steve Bowden had found $36,850 in the funds to combat juvenile delinquency, Dalton said. And, Bowden signed an order designating the money to outfit an SRO...
Ward 1 has three-man race (02/23/11)
There's only a three-man race in Lewisburg's Ward 1 election on May 3. Mike Tankersley of Creekside Drive picked up a petition to run for the City Council seat being vacated by Quinn Brandon Stewart, but he didn't file by noon Thursday. That left three candidates to be named on the printed ballots. They are the Rev. Steve Thomas of East Commerce Street, Jeff Henson of Belfast Street and Robert Christoph of Oak Street...
Capt. Baxter retires with big sendoff (02/23/11)
Today, it's 40 years and five days since Larry Baxter became a Lewisburg firefighter and now he's retired, having had a career of choice in a brotherhood of public service. "If you're going to make a living, you've got to be somewhere," the retired fire captain said. "It's dangerous work, but I sure enjoyed my work in serving the citizens of Lewisburg."...
Briefs (02/23/11)
The Tennessee Camp For Diabetic Children will hold its summer program for insulin-dependent diabetic children from July 17-30 on Lake Chickamauga, near Soddy, Tenn. The program includes all sorts of sports and activities, and is designed to help diabetic children learn how to manage their diabetes and live a healthy life, as well as have a great amount of fun. ...
More taps OK'd, deadline extended for expansion of treatment plant (02/23/11)
Pressure on Lewisburg was released this month when state environmentalists gave the city two more years to complete a $13 million project; and backed off an absolute sewer tap moratorium thereby making a proposed apartment complex possible. A "very productive" meeting at the Columbia Field Office of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation also clarified two letters: One from a TDEC engineer; the other from a TDEC lawyer - both saying the opposite thing to Lewisburg leaders and their engineer.. ...
Crime Stoppers caller helps solve first crime (02/23/11)
For the first time, a tip received by Crime Stoppers has led to successful completion of an investigation, according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department. Officially named Citizens of Marshall County Crime Stoppers, the non-profit group's hotline was opened in mid November 2008 by Norman Dalton when he was captain of the detectives...
DNA evidence under scrutiny (02/23/11)
A Lewisburg man can have a new trial for a crime he allegedly committed almost 12 years ago and a hearing on related matters was scheduled for today. Randall Ray Mills, 55, "should be granted a new trial ... so the jury can consider expert testimony from both sides," Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler ruled after listening to hours of expert testimony and reviewing many pages of legal briefs...
Teachers inspired: Enlightenment leading toward better schools (02/23/11)
Marshall County educators were enlightened and inspired by a nationally renowned speaker at their in-service last week. Teachers filled the auditorium at Lewisburg Middle School Friday for a three-hour presentation by Dr. Bill Daggett, founder of the International Center for Leadership in Education...
Obituary: Sally Ann Wright (02/23/11)
Sally Ann Wright, 61, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Lincoln Medical Center. Mrs. Wright was a native of New Haven, Conn. and daughter of the late Walter James and Alma Miller Linsley. She was a housewife and member of the First Baptist Church of Petersburg...
Obituary: Alma Newcomb Rummage (02/23/11)
Alma Newcomb Rummage, 80, of Wartrace, formerly of Murfreesboro, died Sunday evening, Feb. 20, 2011, in Murfreesboro. Mrs. Rummage was born in Williamson County and was a daughter of the late Robert and Opal Vaughn Newcomb. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Obituary: Robert Samuel Pickle Sr. (02/23/11)
Robert Samuel Pickle Sr., 52, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Burn Center in Nashville. Born in Bedford County, he was the son of Mary Jane Pickle and the late Charles "Bud" Pickle, and was preceded in death by his sister, Freda Pickle. ...
Obituary: Forrest Ward Sr (02/23/11)
Forrest Ward Sr., 89, of Lewisburg, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at NHC-Lewisburg. A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Mary Pratt Ward and Duncan Ward. He was a retired employee of Faber-Castell Corporation and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg...
Obituary: Dan Pate (02/23/11)
Dan Pate, 69, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Andalusia, Ala., Mr. Pate was a son of the late William Belton and Sarah Lee Smith Pate. Dan was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, having served during the Vietnam War and was a retired computer operator. ...