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Stories from Friday, May 27, 2011

Crimestoppers: Shelton murder on LPD's front burner (05/27/11)
It's been 90 days since Ronald Shelton was shot to death with gunfire blasting through one of nine door windows still decorated with stick-on images of candy canes, a Christmas stocking and presents. Lewisburg Police are still "actively working the case and are specifically looking for leads that would substantiate some leads we are investigating," Detective Sgt. David Henley said Tuesday afternoon...
CHS finishes third in the state (05/27/11)
The Cornersville High School softball team finished third at the Class A state tournament, losing 3-2 to Chattanooga Grace in the final of the losers' bracket in Murfreesboro. CHS took a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth when Makayla Campbell singled home Madilyn Calahan. But Grace (42-8) got a one-out triple and single to tie the game, and Kaitlyn Eldridge hit a two-out single to win the game...
Thomas W. "Tommy" Ring, 65 (05/27/11)
Funeral services for Thomas W. "Tommy" Ring, 65, of Chapel Hill, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Ed Daughrity officiating, followed by burial in Swanson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Lawrence Funeral Home...
Jerre Hunter Sanders, 87 (05/27/11)
Funeral services for Jerre Hunter Sanders, 87, of Lewisburg, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Lewisburg First United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Farming in the digital age (05/27/11)
One of the participants at Farm Marketing Workshop has already acted on the advice she was given and set up a Facebook page for her business. Judy Haynes set up a page for Haynes Honey Farm later that same day and wrote, "This is all new to me so I am learning as I go. Hope you enjoy my page."...
County clerk can now renew licenses (05/27/11)
Drivers licenses can now be renewed in Lewisburg, according to an announcement made at the County Commission's meeting Monday night. County Clerk Daphne Fagan told commissioners and a small audience that her office in the Courthouse Annex is now "up and running with drivers licenses," including taking the pictures. They have done almost 100 since the beginning of the month...
Local child recovering after exposure to E. coli (05/27/11)
At least one Marshall County child -- perhaps among a couple more and possibly some adults -- has been ill this month as a result of infection from E. coli bacteria, a public health threat that warrants a precautionary note, according to a local pharmacist...
Man faces indictment for sex exploitation (05/27/11)
A Lewisburg man was indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor when the grand jury met last week. Mark Joseph Suchan, 47, of 4th Avenue North, was arrested in March on warrants sworn out by Lewisburg Police Detective Sgt. David Henley. Those warrants charged Suchan with solicitation of a minor...
15-year term handed down in arson case (05/27/11)
A Lewisburg man who was found guilty of aggravated burglary and arson after a jury trial in March was sentenced in Circuit Court Wednesday. Assistant District Attorney Chris Collins asked for the maximum sentence for Mitchell J. Ford, 33, who's been in trouble with the law off and on since he was 22 years old...
Briefs (05/27/11)
The Farmington Road, Lewisburg, Group of Al-Anon meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call Julie at 270-6839. Addresses for donations for the upkeep of Marshall County cemeteries include: Cochran -- Cochran Cemetery Trust Fund, c/o Ann Tipton, 5515 Nashville Hwy, Chapel Hill, TN 37034; Elliott -- Dot Zimmerle, P.O. ...
Not guilty verdict comes in hog farm trial (05/27/11)
A Bedford County hog farmer who was accused of fouling four Marshall County household wells was found not guilty on pollution and vandalism charges by a five-man, seven-woman jury at the close of a three-day trial here on Wednesday. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation never proved that what Charlie Haskins was spreading got into the water source or into Sutton Creek, according to four jurors who spoke on a condition of anonymity. ...
Election board makes new hire (05/27/11)
After two tied votes, three Marshall County election commissioners voted to hire a new employee to succeed the incumbent administrator of elections who was supported by the other two commissioners. The deadlock began to break when Commissioner Fred Fleischer voted for Tristan Arnold who'd been nominated by Commissioner Lisa Laster. It was then up to Commission Chairman Don Wright. He changed his vote from Fleischer's nominee, Jim Rucker...
Hallowed holiday (05/27/11)
Lewisburg-based American Legion Post 39 will again host two of the long-standing Memorial Day events on Monday to commemorate American soldiers who died in military service. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1509 also continues the tradition with a midday meal at Post Headquarters...
Lady Dawgs closer to state title (05/27/11)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (24-16) entered uncharted territory on Wednesday night when they thrashed the Marion County Lady Warriors 8-0 at the Starplex in Murfreesboro to advance to the third round of the Class A State Tournament winner's bracket for the first time ever...
Chapel Hill Farm Center wins Babe Ruth debut (05/27/11)
After a one-year absence from the Marshall County Babe Ruth League, the Farm Center returned as the lone team from Chapel Hill and made a solid debut, easily defeating winless Nichirin 7-1. A combination of shutdown pitching from three Farm Center hurlers and some clutch hitting and heads-up base running were the keys to victory for manger Dan Sweeney's squad...
Elks rally for extra-inning victory over A Plus (05/27/11)
A Plus Collision had the defending champions Lewisburg Elks on the ropes for six innings before manager Steve Hobbs' crew rallied in the seventh inning to tie the game and then the 2-0 Elks won the game 6-5 in the eighth inning on legs of Aaron Hobbs...
Saddle Creek GC renovates sand traps (05/27/11)
Saddle Creek Golf Course is getting a facelift during the month of May, as renovation work has recently begun on a number of the sand traps on the course. This comes on the heels of the installation of a new Toro irrigation system and the formation of a Saddle Creek Advisory Board...
Coble, Knox earned world titles (05/27/11)
Two drag racing super-stars have lived in the midst of Marshall Countians for years, earning their stripes with marathon days and nights thinking and creating in the race shop, while working their way up on drag strips around the country in a quest to become the best, become the fastest in the world, and become feared by their competitors when the hauler rolls into town...
Puca: Racing is in my blood, in my mind's eye (05/27/11)
Growing up in Trenton, N.J., much to the surprise of many people in this area, gave me an excellent opportunity to become a fan of motor sports of all varieties and I took advantage and became enthralled and at times consumed. In my hometown, at the Trenton Speedway, the United States Auto Club Championship Car series circuit ran from 1957 to 1979...
Obituary: Thomas Fredrick King Jr. (05/27/11)
Thomas Fredrick "Rickey" King Jr., 61, of Unionville, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011. A native of Bedford County, Mr. King was a son of the late Thomas Fredrick King and Betty Ralston King Beech who survives. Rickey was a retired machinist with Alcan Packaging of Shelbyville. ...
Obituary: Dana Leigh Estes (05/27/11)
Dana Leigh Estes, 48, of Lewisburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center. A native of Brownsville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Robert L. and Betty Joyce White Swain. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Chapel in Shelbyville...
Public records (05/27/11)
Marriage Licenses Larry James Eddy and Joy Denise Honea; Jesus Estrada Gonzalez and Maria Felix Mendoza; William Lewis Houston and Gloria Dean Reed; Heath Nelson Mitchell and Candi Diane Glasscock; Timothy Brandon Welch and Jessica May Smith. Business Listing...
Confehr: Memorial Day's the right time to reflect (05/27/11)
Today, a foursome: What's goin' on Memorial Day; What's my reason; How Marshall is ahead of the pack; and more on signs. Memorial Day marks the start of summer vacation season. It really commemorates U.S. soldiers who died in military service. I was asked to speak on Lewisburg's public square Monday. Of course I said yes. Veterans want to know how this member of the Fourth Estate feels about their comrades' sacrifice...
Valentine: Cain seems able to handle his own (05/27/11)
Atlanta businessman Herman Cain announced his candidacy for the presidency. If you were only paying attention to the mainstream media, you probably missed it. With the exception of a Fox News Sunday appearance (which we'll get to in a moment), most everyone else turned a blind eye to the announcement...