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Stories from Friday, June 3, 2011

More horse protection eyed (06/03/11)
Changes are planned for the Horse Protection Act and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been asked to take aim at the practice of soring, government and nonprofit groups an-nounced recently. If the changes are made by federal officials as requested by animal protection groups, then sored horses and people who violate the Horse Protection Act might not be able to participate in shows such as the Celebration in Shelbyville, or small town shows sponsored by service clubs such as the Lions...
Crime reports (06/03/11)
Counterfeit $20 bills have appeared in Lewisburg again. A Shelbyville woman came to the Police Department on May 29 with a counterfeit $20 bill that she received in change at Auto Zone. The store reimbursed the woman, and the counterfeit bill was logged into the police evidence room. Another counterfeit $20 bill was found in the deposit from Burke Building Supply when it was counted at First Commerce Bank on May 27...
'Positive variance' seen in schools' budget (06/03/11)
By their next meeting on June 16, school board budget committeemen should "know where we stand," according to chairman Donnie Moses. Committee members have asked for more information from budget director Sheila Cook-Jones. Currently, there is a $682,000 "positive variance" of revenue over costs...
Golf employees' hearing will be held in August (06/03/11)
Three former employees of the golf course at Henry Horton State Park are scheduled for hearings at the park next month. Former Course Manager Kerry Blanton and workers Rusty Jones and Jim Limbaugh were dismissed last year by Jim Fyke who was the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation under Gov. Phil Bredesen...
Briefs (06/03/11)
The Farmington Road, Lewisburg, Group of Al-Anon meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call Julie at 270-6839. Registration is open for a Mini Cheer Camp to be held from June 13 to 16 in the Lewisburg Recreation Center gym. The camp is for four to 10 year olds, and will be directed by MCHS cheerleaders. To sign up, call Becky at 359-1593 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday...
Obituary: Joyce Nanette Peterson (06/03/11)
Ms. Joyce Nanette Peterson, 61, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at St. Thomas Hospital. She was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of the late Gerald Pratt and Dorothy Luna Peterson. She was a nurse with Marshall Medical Center for over 40 years...
From crops to forest (06/03/11)
Land where corn and soybeans grew less than 20 years ago is now a forest on the banks of the Duck River, thanks to a determined landowner. Members of the Elk Valley Forestry Association assembled for their spring field day on May 20 at the farm of Gary Swanson, near the tiny community of Milltown, southwest of Chapel Hill...
Authorities searching for Mook evidence (06/03/11)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Law enforcement agencies were conducting a ground search for evidence in the Shelley Mook case in areas of northern Marshall and western Bedford counties Wednesday. The areas included the Clay Hill Community of Marshall County and Haskins Chapel Road in Bedford County, according to Kristin Helm of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation...
Bonus planned for city employees (06/03/11)
If Lewisburg councilmen adopt a proposed $9.6 million budget as planned Wednesday, then about 105 city employees will receive a $600 bonus to be paid during the fiscal year starting July 1. That proposed spending plan is down from about $10 million as adopted last summer for the fiscal year ending June 30. Subsequently, there will be budget amendments to deal with costs this year that exceed the current budget...
Festival on the Rocks ready to roll tonight (06/03/11)
The Lewisburg Rotary Club is presenting a huge festival in Rock Creek Park this weekend to provide two days of fun for the whole family. There will be a 5K Fun Run, a Cornhole Tournament, and the inaugural Little Miss & Mr. BBQ Contest Saturday morning. Fabulous silent auction items will be available for bids on Friday and Saturday...
TDS avoids Apex upset (06/03/11)
On Tuesday night in 12U Cal Ripken girls action, the orange clad Cornersville TDS squad won 10-3 in four innings, avoiding an upset attempt by Apex from Chapel Hill to remain one game back of first place H&H Communications as the season schedule winds down to next week's games.
A Plus, MMC notch Tuesday night wins (06/03/11)
A Plus shortstop Grayson Wiles kicked off Tuesday night's Babe Ruth action in a big way, slamming the league's first home run of the year to lead his squad to a hard fought 8-7 win over the Farm Center of Chapel Hill. Game two was not close as second place Marshall Medical Center (MMC) kept pace with the number one Elks via a 23-9 shellacking over winless Nichirin.
Hollingsworth signs with MMC (06/03/11)
Marshall County High School senior Brandon Hollingsworth extended his baseball career at least four more years on Thursday, May 26, when he signed a letter of intent to play at Martin Methodist College. A two-time All-District selection, Hollingsworth started at first base each of the last two seasons and was one the Tigers' main offensive catalysts during that span...
Obituary: Jeffery Tidwell (06/03/11)
Mr. Jeffery Tidwell, 57, of Cornersville, died Monday, May 30, 2011, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Tidwell was a native of Giles County, Tennessee and son of the late Selvin (Tap) and Virginia Baxter Tidwell. He was a Carman with CSX Railroad. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Barry Joe Tidwell. ...
Obituary: J Wes Green (06/03/11)
J Wes Green, 85, of Cornersville, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at NHC Oakwood. Mr. Green was a native of Marshall County, son of the late George Adrian and Annie Mae Nicholas Green. He was a farmer, retired warehouse manager from Chevron Oil Company, and a member of the Ostella Church of Christ...
Obituary: Joyce Baxter Clifton (06/03/11)
Joyce Baxter Clifton, 75, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Clifton was a native of Pulaski, and the daughter of the late John and Mary Brewer Baxter. She was a homemaker and member of the Methodist church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Clark Clifton; grandson, Steven Brent Clifton; two sisters, Virginia Tidwell and Ruth Tidwell; and a brother, Leland Baxter...
Obituary: George Russell Jones (06/03/11)
George Russell Jones, 87, husband of the late Virgie Marie Jones, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at his home in Richmond, Ky. He was a native of Brassfield, Ky., a carpenter at the Bluegrass Army Depot, WWII Army veteran and member of the Rosemont Church of the Nazarene...
Obituary: John Henry Gillespie IV (06/03/11)
John Henry Gillespie IV, 72, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Marshall Medical Center. He was a native of Marshall County, and the son of Katherine Sharp and John Henry Gillespie III. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He was also a member of the Elks Club and VFW, and was retired from the cable TV business...
Confehr: Cicadas should die off 'soon' -- we think (06/03/11)
Adult cicadas should all die off: A) soon, B) in a couple of weeks, C) by mid-June, D) not soon enough, E) five weeks after they started bothering us. All of the answers above are correct. Cicadas have been so bothersome that an otherwise peaceful, professional and gentlemanly businessman greeted a friend the other day by asking, "How many cicadas have you killed today?"...