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Stories from Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MCHS charge appears unlikely (03/16/11)
As the county school board ratified a student disciplinary panel Monday, city police report a high school teacher's fate is in the hands of a state prosecutor. However, the Lewisburg Police detective who investigated allegations about a Marshall County High School teacher has explained some of his findings as he awaits a state crime lab report...
Tyrades! Saint Patrick's Day: Blarney And Friends (03/16/11)
As a person with Irish ancestors, I feel compelled to tip my hat to Saint Patrick's Day. As a person with Irish ancestors, I also feel duty-bound to mix in a wee bit of blarney. Saint Patrick is famous for (a) bringing Christianity to pagan Ireland and (b) chasing the snakes out of Ireland. ...
Unemployment rate now 16 percent here (03/16/11)
Marshall County's unemployment rate is 16 percent, according to the most recent figures from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. That makes Marshall the county with the third highest rate in the state, topped only by Scott and Pickett counties with 23.2 and 18.4 percent unemployment respectively...
Crime reports (03/16/11)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested on warrants alleging passing worthless checks Arrested on 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force warrants Arrested and charged with public intoxication and carrying a weapon for the purpose of going armed Arrested and charged with violation of his bond conditions...
Stewart standing trial for sex allegations (03/16/11)
The trial of a Lewisburg man, accused of several sex offenses, started Monday when Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler was unsure whether a verdict could be reported before today. Dallas Jay Stewart, 28, formerly of Sumerset Circle, was arrested in August 2009, and has remained jailed since then, in lieu of $500,000 bond...
Luna ordered to serve his time (03/16/11)
A Culleoka man who violated his probation was ordered to serve the balance of his sentence in prison when he appeared in Circuit Court last week. Given state law, Judge Robert Crigler had to conclude that it would "depreciate probation" if Andrew Jason Luna, 41, were allowed to go back on it after violating his agreement...
Bank honored for gender diversity (03/16/11)
NASHVILLE -- For the second year in a row, First Farmers and Merchants Corporation has been recognized for its efforts to have women on its Board of Directors. CABLE, the largest network of professionals in Tennessee committed to connecting women with opportunity, recognized First Farmers, noting that Dr. ...
Atkins granted diversion (03/16/11)
The political campaign manager for a state Senate candidate last year has been granted a pretrial diversion on charges from an indictment that he allegedly used Sen. Bill Ketron's name in e-mails to solicit campaign contributions for Ketron's challenger...
Briefs (03/16/11)
LIHEAP funds are still available for low-income families who need help with energy costs. Apply between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the South Central Human Resource Agency, 1572 Old Columbia Hwy, Lewisburg; phone 359-6393. These funds are not available to anyone who has received an energy or crisis payment since July 2010...
Obituary: James Kevin Darnell (03/16/11)
James Kevin Darnell, 38, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Mr. Darnell was a native of Marshall County, the son of James Freddie Darnell and Helen Marie Eady Brasfield. He was a cable contractor for FIBCO Cable and was connected with LifeSong Family Church...
Domino effects: LMS students learning through teamwork (03/16/11)
At Marshall County's Spot Lowe Technology Center, some of Danny Pickle's students have permission to make cell-phone calls during class. Two mobile phones are the link from one table to another to continue a chain of convoluted events that ultimately lead to a mousetrap that bursts a balloon...
Privatization suggested to restrict your tax payments (03/16/11)
Suggestions on how Marshall County government spending could be cut were heard recently when the newly elected county GOP chairman spoke to the local Tea Party. "All government services that don't have to compete... need to be investigated on any front that's possible," Republican Party Chairman Billy Spivey said last week while discussing his appearance at a Tea Party program in Lewisburg...
Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Brown Fox Pinkston (03/16/11)
Mary Elizabeth Brown Fox Pinkston, 85, of Pulaski, formerly of Lewisburg, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Meadowbrook Nursing Center. Mrs. Pinkston was a Giles County native and daughter of the late Gaius Van William and Florence Mae Tomerlin Brown. She was retired from Russell Vending Service and was a member of St. John's Catholic Church...
Obituary: LouAnn W. Bailey (03/16/11)
LouAnn W. Bailey, 50, of Petersburg, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was a native of Elgin, Ill. and was the daughter of Walter F. and Ina Lou Poarch White who preceded her in death. She was a housewife...
Obituary: John R. Owen (03/16/11)
John R. Owen, 88, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at NHC-Lewisburg. Mr. Owen was a native of South Fulton, Tenn. He was married to the late Mary D. Owen and was the son of the late W.D. Owen and Ethel Russell Owen. He served as Superintendent of the University of Tennessee/United States Department of Agriculture Dairy Experiment Station in Lewisburg for 29 years. ...
Obituary: Geraldine Haislip Lines (03/16/11)
Geraldine Haislip Lines, 73, of Denver, Colo., died Friday, March 11, 2011, in Autumn Heights Nursing Home, Denver. Ms. Lines was born in Lewisburg and grew up here, but lived in Denver for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Nannie Laura Edwards Haislip; brother, R. L. Haislip; daughter, Diana; and sons, Bryan and Vince Lines...
Obituary: John Emmitt Gowan (03/16/11)
John Emmitt Gowan, 68, of Lewisburg, formerly of Popular Bluff, Mo., passed away at his residence on Sunday, March 13, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Donna-Kay Gowan; four daughters, Susie Beshears of Popular Bluff, Mo., Elizabeth Lester and Brooks Cozart, both of Lewisburg, and Blair Everett of Summitt, Miss.; three sons, Greg and Keith Calhoun, both of Popular Bluff, Mo. and Blake Everett of Murfreesboro; and nine grandchildren...