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Stories from Friday, February 25, 2011

Alleged thief brought back after 12 years on lam (02/25/11)
A man who allegedly stole money here almost 12 years ago has been brought back to face charges in court. Carl Edward Gentile, 54, of Pontiac, Mich. appeared before Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler on Wednesday, charged with two counts of theft over $1,000...
Tyrades! Those Who Can't Evolve -- teach? (02/25/11)
Has your child's science teacher ever been caught slumming at the zoo and proclaiming, "There but by the grace of natural selection go I?" If so, he's in the minority. According to a national survey of 926 public high school biology teachers (published in Science magazine), only 28 percent of respondents unabashedly follow the recommendations of the National Research Council to describe straightforwardly the evidence for evolution and explain the ways in which it is "the unifying theme linking disparate topics in biology.". ...
Lynnville notes (02/25/11)
The Lynnville Community Club is having the annual membership drive starting now to the end of March. You may send your membership to Mrs. Debbie Tolley, Treasurer of Lynnville Community Club The Lynnville Blackberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 25. ...
Appeal on other charges anticipated in DNA case (02/25/11)
The Lewisburg man who might get a new trial because of conflicting DNA evidence in his case made a brief appearance in Circuit Court Wednesday. Randall Ray Mills, 55, is due back in court on March 9 for a bond hearing. His defense attorneys, Hershell Koger of Pulaski and Craig Cooley from the Innocence Project's new York office, are reported to be in negotiations with the District Attorney's office on how to proceed in the matter of Mills' bond and future trial...
Sign at corner gets noticed (02/25/11)
The motive behind a sign at the northeast corner of Lewisburg's public square is frustration with - as the property owner sees it - government obstruction to legitimate business enterprise. As a result, Michael Farrar is offering advice by posting a sign. It says, "Don't trust city leaders' lies. Stand up now." Farrar operates his bail bonding business in the old county jail and sheriff's office on First Avenue and Church Street...
Crime reports (02/25/11)
Arrested by agents of the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force Hull was served with eight warrants, charging her with five counts of sale of crack cocaine and three counts of criminal conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Thefts reported Arrested and charged with aggravated domestic assault...
Briefs (02/25/11)
The Marshall County Girl Scouts will continue their cookie sales Friday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 27, with booth locations in Lewisburg and Cornersville. Look for them at Wal-Mart, Kroger, and the Shell Station and Dollar General in Cornersville. For more information, call Rebecca Brown at 359-6314...
Briefs (02/25/11)
The Marshall County Girl Scouts will continue their cookie sales Friday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 27, with booth locations in Lewisburg and Cornersville. Look for them at Wal-Mart, Kroger, and the Shell Station and Dollar General in Cornersville. For more information, call Rebecca Brown at 359-6314...
400 petition against Smith's appointment to school board (02/25/11)
As Marshall County commissioners are receiving petitions against a Cornersville farmer's bid to be appointed to the school board, the applicant is being philosophical about the vote set for Monday night in the County Courthouse Annex. "I am looking forward to attending the commission meeting on the 28th" of February, Sam Smith of Cornersville said in an e-mail one week before the monthly commission meeting. "I hope it turns out well for me but if it doesn't it won't be the end of the world."...
Dairy subsidy, profits eyed (02/25/11)
A time-honored milk price support program is the target of some proposed changes to U.S. farm policy with alternatives including insurance to protect the profit margin between what a dairy is paid for milk and its cost of feeding cows. That's not enough, Marshall County dairy farmer Tony White explained after a meeting of the Tennessee Dairy Producers Association in Lewisburg on Tuesday afternoon. ...
Farm animal coalition forming in county (02/25/11)
A new organization is looking for members among farmers in Marshall County where instances of animal abuse have gone to court, but they didn't have to if the Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee had been called, group leaders contend. Furthermore, FACCT will work to help farmers continue their lifestyle against policies conducted by the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, according to Stan Butt, secretary-treasurer of FACCT who spoke to dairymen here Tuesday.. ...
Fire bomb alleged in body shop fire (02/25/11)
State investigators are coming to a fire scene next week to examine the remains of a business burned Sunday, a Marshall County sheriff's detective said Thursday afternoon. Joe's Body Shop on Fayetteville Highway burned early Sunday morning and "It's definitely a case of arson," according to Joe French of Spring Hill who does custom car body work...
MCHS alums come back to visit, inspire students (02/25/11)
Obituary: Clyde R. Dunnavant (02/25/11)
Clyde R. Dunnavant, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Heritage Medical Center, Mr. Dunnavant was a native of Giles County, the son of the late David and Ozell Tatum Dunnavant. He was a retired machine operator for Sanford Pencil Company...
Public records (02/25/11)
Marriage Licenses Matias Lopez and Marina Rios; Larry Gene McCutcheon Jr. and Terri Leigh Davis; Jose Luis Sanchez Acosta and Lori Leigh Edwards. Business Listings Eddcor, 1429 Azalee Lane, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, owner: Jeffrey Edde; James Ray Owen, 5160 Reynolds Rd, Columbia, TN 38401; Persa, 595 5th Ave N, Lewisburg, TN 37091; Randy Hollingsworth Construction, 604 Belfast-Farmington Rd, Belfast, TN 37019, owner: Randy Hollingsworth; Rundle Furniture, 706 Franklin Ave, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Larry L. ...
Confehr: Teachers besieged, bothered, bewildered (02/25/11)
It's not hard to realize why people are in their line of work -- assuming they're fortunate enough to be employed in the trade or profession of their choice. Altruism is why teachers are teachers. When teachers and public service employees are demonized as reported from Wisconsin, the more it seems the complainers have a bad case of envy...
Teachers must not return to the 'good ol' days' (02/25/11)
In the first week of the new legislative session, Rep. Debra Maggart (House District 45) and Sen. Dolores Gresham (Senate District 26) have filed two bills that strike at the hearts of Tennessee's teachers. The Maggart bill (HB 130), if passed and signed into law, will end 32 years of teacher negotiations in this state. ...