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Stories from Friday, May 6, 2011

Tigerettes take it to the limit, win (05/06/11)
MCHS head coach Dickie Adkins could not remember the last time his Tigerette tennis squad had won the district team title, but he knew it was a long time ago and you cannot blame him for not thinking clearly after Allison Adcock drilled an overhead winner to clinch a gut wrenching 9-7 win with her doubles partner Kelsi Richardson over Page's Brenna Minyard and Makenna Hart. "This feels great, it's been a while, it's been a while," said Adkins. "I take my hat off to Page. They were fired up for it and this could have gone either way. Luckily, we came out on top and we played the best tennis we have played all year."
Relay for Life dog show held at park (05/06/11)
In nearly a month, it will be time for Marshall County's annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life event, and 10 teams are fundraising in earnest now. Meanwhile, a Relay for Life Dog Show was held in Rock Creek Park last weekend. All Marshall County's dogs, however, seemed to be busy elsewhere, since the only ones who came to the show arrived with the organizers...
Child's life at risk from crash (05/06/11)
A child's life remained in danger at noon Thursday as a result of a rush hour crash just north of the Duck River bridge on Franklin Highway, a state trooper reported from the scene. An Air Evac helicopter ambulance flew the four-year-old boy to Vanderbilt University Medical Center from a field beside the highway, U.S. 431, Trooper Bobby Clift said, adding, "He's breathing with a pulse, but he's in critical condition."...
Issues face Council (05/06/11)
On the night Lewisburg councilmen are to finalize changes to cemetery rules on grave decorations, the council is set to hear again from a group with the acronym LASA. Lewisburg Animal Shelter Adoption leaders and friends agreed to return to City Hall with more information since their last appearance at the forum to advocate improvements at the shelter...
Promotions policy examined (05/06/11)
School board policy committee members got an introduction to a thorny subject at their meeting last week. Director of secondary instruction Julie Thomas told them some principals were requesting additional wording in the policy regarding promotion, retention and placement of students...
Decoration Days (05/06/11)
Briefs (05/06/11)
Gently used children's clothing, toys and accessories will be available from the Angel's Closet at Heaven Sent Children Inc., 307 N. Walnut St, Murfreesboro, twice a month. The next Angel's Closet will be from 8 a.m. to noon Fridays, May 6 and 20, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 7 and 21. For more information, call Denise Hobbs-Coker at 615-898-0803...
Medical man helps Palmetto family (05/06/11)
A nurse practitioner paid a $200 fee so a Palmetto family could continue to have two mobile homes on land at Marshall County's border near Wheel as one of the sons suffers skin cancer, believed to have been caused by radiation. Naomi Mitchell, mother of George Mitchell, a skin cancer patient of doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, confirmed on Thursday morning that she'd received a receipt from the Bedford County Planning and Zoning Office in Shelbyville...
Junk food rules mulled for schools (05/06/11)
Members of the school board's policy committee were urged to consider adopting stricter and more comprehensive policies for student health and wellness at their meeting last week. Michelle Ashley, director of coordinated school health, visited the policy committee's meeting and made some recommendations...
Judge due 28% pay raise (05/06/11)
Marshall County's General Sessions Court judge is due an annual pay raise of $27,655 this summer and he should become a full-time judge without a private law practice, according to state law as interpreted by state court system administrators. However, Judge Steve Bowden, speaking at his 1st Avenue South law office on Wednesday, shows no intention of taking down his shingle, and he will still preside in court on Tuesdays, or when needed, as he has for decades. ...
Thomas wins; Minor re-elected (05/06/11)
A Presbyterian minister received more votes than any other candidate in Lewisburg's City Council election this week, besting two men in his ward and winning one more vote than another ward's successful incumbent. "I look forward to being an advocate for the city here and elsewhere," the Rev. Steve Thomas, pastor at Belfast Presbyterian Church. "We are at a crossroads in terms of the economy. A lot of things that we have been provided will need funding."...
Lady Rockets sweep three for district crown (05/06/11)
The Forrest Lady Rockets finished off their regular season slate on Wednesday, travelling to MTCS for an afternoon twin bill sweep (16-1,18-0 ) over the Lady Cougars before loading up the yellow bus for a trip back to Chapel Hill where they beat Huntland 10-0 in five innings to claim first place in District 9-A with an unblemished, 12-0 league record.
Tigerettes take it to the limit, win (05/06/11)
MCHS head coach Dickie Adkins could not remember the last time his Tigerette tennis squad had won the district team title, but he knew it was a long time ago and you cannot blame him for not thinking clearly after Allison Adcock drilled an overhead winner to clinch a gut wrenching 9-7 win with her doubles partner Kelsi Richardson over Page's Brenna Minyard and Makenna Hart. "This feels great, it's been a while, it's been a while," said Adkins. "I take my hat off to Page. They were fired up for it and this could have gone either way. Luckily, we came out on top and we played the best tennis we have played all year."
Rockets bounce back with first round win (05/06/11)
A disappointing 15-11 loss to Community on the last day of the regular season sent Forrest all the way down to a third seed in the District 9-A Tournament, but the Rockets bounced back in Thursday's first round with a 9-4 win over Huntland in Chapel Hill. "Our district is real close," said Forrest head coach Babe Hardison. "They were probably just a hit or two away from being right in the ballgame, but we banged it around with them and hit the ball good."
Obituary: Ella Rebecca Cannon Clark (05/06/11)
Ella Rebecca Cannon Clark, 79, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Clark was a native of Doyle, Tenn., and the daughter of the late Cleo and Lillie Odell Cannon. She was a homemaker and a retired teacher's assistant. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Ervin Clark, and a sister, Maggie Sullivan...
Obituary: Dolly Noma Isley Church (05/06/11)
Dolly Noma Isley Church, 90, of Lewisburg, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Church was a member of the Lewisburg Jehovah's Witness Church and believed in the resurrection and looked forward to everlasting life in Jehovah's God's world...
Obituary: Mary Eudora Warren (05/06/11)
Mary Eudora Warren, 86, of Lewisburg, passed away from an extended illness on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at her residence. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Lessie Lee Burgett Haislip and Austin Haislip. She was a retired employee for Cosmolab Cosmetics and a member of LifeSong Family Church...
Obituary: Bertice Iroline Gipson Graham (05/06/11)
Bertice Iroline Gipson Graham, 91, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mrs. Graham was a native of Dyer County, and daughter of the late Dee Loyd and Carrie McKeethren Gipson. She retired from Faber-Castell after 29 years. She was also employed with Henry Horton State Park, Dixie Foods, and Marshall Elementary School. She was a member of the Baptist Church...
Public records (05/06/11)
Marriage Licenses Brittain Thomas Joyce and Jennifer Michelle Luecke; Charles Michael Rogers and Angela Gail Keener Johnson. Land Transfers Lillie Field S/D, Section 1, Lot 12, $21,000, District 1, from Steven A. Anglin Jr. Ind and Atty in Fact and Alicia G. ...
Fewer notices reduces competition at auctions (05/06/11)
Tennessee has one of the least restrictive foreclosure processes in the country. But Tennessee Bankers hope to make foreclosure simpler in Tennessee. Tennessee is one of only five "non-judicial review" states. We rank near the top for ease and speed of foreclosures; no courts, no judges, no long drawn-out process...
Confehr: Who's going to enforce the rules around here? (05/06/11)
With Mother's Day and Decoration Day at Lewisburg cemeteries around the corner, the incomplete debate over rules on how graves may be decorated at city-owned cemeteries has a few questions lurking in the background. It's beyond the question of enforcement. ...
Letter: Board member seeks excellence (05/06/11)
To the editor: Rather than addressing his concern directly to me, a citizen of Marshall County recently chose this forum to question my agenda as a school board member and to presume that "egos and prejudices" were the basis for my actions on that board...