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Stories from Monday, April 11, 2011

Elected official's pay garnished (04/11/11)
A Marshall County School Board member's pay - for attendance at meetings associated with his elected position - is being garnished. It's because of a court order stemming from a complaint School Board member Curt Denton filed after his contract to mow county grass was seen as having been awarded improperly...
Tyrades! He Ain't Heavy, He's My Tax Liability (04/11/11)
As both a capitalist and a taxpayer, news of recent antics by General Electric (G.E.) made me wince. That's because G.E.'s actions are practically begging the usual suspects to ramp up their protests against "evil corporations." According to The New York Times, G.E. -- despite making a $5.1 billion profit in the United States in 2010 -- paid no federal income tax and actually received a $3.2 billion TAX CREDIT to apply to future indebtedness...
Volunteer firefighters help us all rest easy (04/11/11)
My family and I live in the Farmington area in a small cluster of about 10 homes. Sunday night, March 20, around midnight, our son was outside with the dog when he heard our neighbor Mamie Cochran yelling for help. Her home was on fire! He came in and awakened his Dad and me and told us about the fire. As he was going over there to see what he could do, we called for assistance, but someone else had already reported the fire and help was on the way...
Briefs (04/11/11)
Marshall County veterinarians will offer rabies vaccinations at the reduced rate of $8 for the month of April. Tennessee law requires all cats and dogs three months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. There have already been three cases of rabies confirmed in Marshall County this year...
Round tank planned here, different from Gatlinburg's (04/11/11)
The raw sewage holding tank that failed in Gatlinburg Tuesday when two men were killed is different in design from what's planned in Lewisburg, but similar in purpose. The 30-year-old tank in East Tennessee was rectangular, Lewisburg Water and Waste Water Superintendent Kenneth Carr said Wednesday. The holding tank that's to be built here before the end of next year will be round...
$12,200 stretcher being purchased (04/11/11)
Marshall County is buying a motorized ambulance stretcher to lift patients who weigh several hundred pounds - a challenge for even the strongest paramedic, EMT and other first responders. Two bids were opened last week at the county's budget office in the Courthouse Annex where Budget Director Freda Terry called out the prices and Emergency Medical Service Director James Whorley compared them...
Rapper, crew busted by THP (04/11/11)
Louisiana-based rapper Lil' Webbie is scheduled for a drug hearing in Marshall County General Sessions Court on April 26. Webster "Lil' Webbie" Gradney, Jr., 25, Baton Rouge, La., was riding in a rented 2010 Nissan Altima driven by Derric Watson, 34, of Zachary, La., who was operating on a suspended drivers license, records show...
City voting starts on Wednesday (04/11/11)
Early voting starts on Wednesday for Lewisburg's May 3 election in two wards where a total of 2,258 are registered. Councilman Robin Minor is being challenged in Ward 5 by Jeff Payne. Councilman Quinn Brandon Stewart is not running for re-election. Vying for that Ward 1 seat are the Rev. Steve Thomas, Robert Christoph and Jeff Henson...
ACM singer to appear at Pickin'n'Grinnin' (04/11/11)
PETERSBURG - Less than a week after a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Las Vegas to sing in the annual Academy of Country Music Awards show, a Petersburg woman will be back in her hometown, singing at the monthly Pickin'n'Grinnin' on the square. It's a long way from Marshall County to "Sin City" and the story of how Timberly Bates, 30, came to make that journey is both strange and heartwarming...
Cemetery hearing set Tuesday (04/11/11)
Another public hearing on grave decoration rules is to be held next week in City Hall where Lewisburg councilmen have reconsidered a contract for placement of solar panels at the business park on Mooresville Highway. Revocation of some cemetery rules is the subject of the public hearing to start at 5:50 p.m. ...
Grant awarded, project proceeds (04/11/11)
BERLIN -- Marshall County's been awarded a state grant to help fund construction of a picnic pavilion at the Berlin Spring and county planning commissioners have approved the site plan for the project. Those are the latest steps in a long journey to improve the idyllic site that includes the Berlin Rock, a rostrum used by two presidents and 20 other elected leaders, including senators, congressmen, governors and judges, before a metal sign was posted there in 1925...
Obituary: Josefina Gonzalez (04/11/11)
Josefina Gonzalez, 57, of Lewisburg, formerly of Mexico City, Mexico, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in NHCLewisburg. Ms. Gonzalez was born in Mexico, the daughter of Jose and Margareta Duran Gonzalez. She was a homemaker and member of East Commerce Baptist Church...
Obituary: Janet Kay Moses (04/11/11)
Janet Kay Moses, 71, of Cornersville, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Moses was a native of Ziller, Neb. and daughter of the late Hubert and Alma Lucille Dewey Filley. She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of the Cornersville United Methodist Church...
Obituary: Larry Dean Mathis (04/11/11)
Larry Dean Mathis, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at his son's residence. Mr. Mathis was a native of Giles County, and son of the late Thomas Dewey and Sarah Marrie Caskey Mathis. He was a retired quality control technician with Amana Refrigeration and was a member of the South Fayetteville Church of Christ...
Obituary: Mary Frances Simmons (04/11/11)
Mary Frances Simmons, 78, of Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of the late Willie R. Jett and Beulah Mae Keel Jett. Her husband, Alvis Billy Simmons, who died in March 2008; a daughter, Patsy Simmons; and one sister and eight brothers also predeceased her...
Obituary: Dr. James Wilson Limbaugh Jr. (04/11/11)
Dr. James Wilson Limbaugh Jr., 78, of Clarksville, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Limbaugh was a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. He was in family practice in Lewisburg, and practiced radiology in Clarksville for 42 years. ...
Obituary: Pearlie Lucille Lee Walker (04/11/11)
Pearlie Lucille Lee Walker, 87, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at NHC HealthCare Center. Mrs. Walker was a loyal member of Round Hill Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Atlas Lee Sr. and Lorene Redmond Lee; husband, James Thomas "Jamie" Walker; and sister, Izora Lee Buford...
Public records (04/11/11)
Marriage Licenses Ronnie Dale Blackwell and Susan Denise Taylor Elder; Michael Rodney Hampton and Debra Kay Hurley Dodd; Charles Edward Lewis and Melissa Diane Bowen; John Michael Potter and Patsy Elaine Baugher Davis; Paul Ryan Richardson and Dawn Marie Tinsley Meadows; Dustin Todd Rochelle and Linda Jill Hodge Cheatham; Jonathon Eric Shirley and Rosemary Amanda Blythe; Joey Lane Skinner and Jamie Michelle Giacomo Kelly; Samuel Joseph Quinn Williams and Jessica Nicole Liles...
Confehr: Ned called me 'Doc,' flag low for Capt. Garner (04/11/11)
Tennessee Gov. Ned Ray McWherter had gravitas, that combination of personal charisma, weight, seriousness, dignity, and importance. He could walk into a room and people turned to see what happened, admittedly because others saw something. That's in contrast to another governor in the '90s who could walk into a room unnoticed...