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Stories from Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Magazine sees 1st Farmers as among top 200 out of 7,500 (06/22/11)
COLUMBIA -- First Farmers & Merchants Bank has been named one of the top 200 community banks in the United States, according to US Banker magazine. The designation places the Middle Tennessee bank, with offices in Lewisburg and Chapel Hill, in the top three percent of all community banks in the United States, according to the magazine...
Ketron decides to drop ID theft lawsuit (06/22/11)
COLUMBIA -- The identity theft suit brought by Sen. Bill Ketron against his challenger in last year's election will not be pursued in Maury County Chancery Court. Ketron told The Daily Herald of Columbia that the lawsuit was filed in hopes of setting legal precedent to affect future campaigns, and now he's decided against adding harm or cost from litigation against Columbia Councilwoman Debbie Matthews...
Crime reports (06/22/11)
Paul F. Cherry, 63, of New Columbia Highway, will be served with warrants for driving under the influence (5th offence) and vehicular assault when he is released from a hospital, according to the report by Lewsiburg Police Officer Clint Newbill. About 7:45 p.m. June 11, Cherry was in a head-on collision at the intersection of Cornersville Highway and Yell Road. "Oh, I've done it now," Cherry said, according to Newbill, when he heard that people in the other vehicle had been injured...
TDEC explains recycling hub (06/22/11)
Meg Lockhart, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, was asked to elaborate on recycling hubs. Here's her reply. "In general terms, a recycling hub is a centralized location that local governments send their recycling commodities to for the purpose of leveraging the economic benefits of economy of scale, location, transportation and shared infrastructure to keep costs down and increase quality and value of the materials being processed. ...
Reactions to expansion vary (06/22/11)
Two very different reactions were heard last week when Marshall County's Solid Waste Committee was told Cedar Ridge Landfill might re-open because the state and the landfill's owners are negotiating a settlement over expansion of the facility west of Lewisburg...
Briefs (06/22/11)
The Farmington Road, Lewisburg, Group of Al-Anon meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call Julie at 270-6839. Applications for the July 4th Baby Contest for ages 0 -- 59 months are available at Village Manor, the Chamber of Commerce and online at www.marshallchamber.org. The Chamber will accept applications up until the day of the contest. The event will be held at the Lewisburg Recreation Center...
$6.7M judgment granted, but award is another story (06/22/11)
One of Tennessee's senior judges has granted a $6.7 million judgment in a malpractice case here, but because of two bankruptcy cases, the amount to be paid will be nothing by the defendant and possibly pennies on the dollar by an insurance company. That's according to the defendant, Drew Davidson, and several others involved in the case, as well as public records at the Marshall County Circuit Court Clerk's office in a case brought by two lawyers on behalf of heirs to a large estate that grew in conjunction with a contested last will and testament.. ...
Feds cut school funding by 17.5% (06/22/11)
School board budget committee members on Monday night were told that 17.5 percent had been cut from federal funds for the next school year. Schools director Roy Dukes informed committee members he had been notified of this cut by e-mail Friday. He explained this means a loss of $45,472...
Treasurer hired by Council (06/22/11)
Lewisburg's City Council selected a new treasurer Monday and assigned the city manager to establish her salary during discussions with her. The successful applicant is Donna Park of Cornersville who is employed at Sanford in Shelbyville and has worked for Marshall County's School Board. Park has also been active in local sports organizations...
Teams raise $40,000 to battle cancer (06/22/11)
Marshall County's annual Relay for Life was back at the Expo Center on Robin Hood Road this year, turning the horse show arena into a walking track for teammates who've spent a year raising money to fight cancer. Just nine teams raised over $40,000, according to chairman Leah Campbell...
Summers signs with Lady Red Hawks (06/22/11)
Marshall County standout Rakitia Summers will roam the outfield next season at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski after the four-year Tigerette starter signed scholarship papers Thursday to play for the Lady Red Hawks. Martin Methodist Associate Director of Admissions and softball recruiter Brad Taylor said, "We try to watch all the local teams play and came to watch a game and we were impressed. We invited Rakitia to come to the campus and we were able to work something out and now we are real excited she is going to be with us next year."
Spookettes sweep senior league twin bill (06/22/11)
The Babe Ruth Senior Girls League is ending this week, and on Monday night H&S Pharmacy, better known as the Marshall County Spookettes swept a doubleheader by identical 8-3 scores over Okay Tire and H&H Communications to solidify their stranglehold on first place. In the afternoon contest, the Spookettes took an early 2-0 first inning lead on an error and an RBI single by Devan Hasty, but Okay came back to tie the game in the bottom of the inning, beginning with back-to-back walks to Ali Bennett and Sydney Strasser.
Elks run over A-Plus (06/22/11)
Elks starting pitcher Jacob Graves surrendered a leadoff single to Grayson Wiles and then proceeded to shut down A-Plus Collision Center the rest of his stint on the mound as the undefeated orange clad squad went on to win 10-0 in four innings in Thursday night's nightcap at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field in Lewisburg. The offensive hero once again for the Elks was Bubba Houghton, who bashed a three-run homerun in the bottom of the first inning, supplying all the runs his team would need on the evening.
Nichirin offense spurs run-rule win (06/22/11)
In Marshall County Babe Ruth action Thursday night, Nichirin opened up the doubleheader, bouncing back from a 12-5 loss to Marshall Medical Center on Tuesday with a 10-0, four-inning, run-rule win over the Farm Center of Chapel Hill. The hose makers had six hits in the ballgame, but drew nine bases on balls, and were the recipients of six untimely errors committed by the Farm Center squad.
Obituary: Larry Wayne Parr (06/22/11)
Larry Wayne Parr, 63, of Manchester, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Parr was born September 19, 1947, in Lewisburg, the son of the late E.O. and Elizabeth Bayly Parr. Mr. Parr was employed with M-Tek for over 20 years. ...
Obituary: Carla Fay Gilton McCoy (06/22/11)
Carla Fay Gilton McCoy, 46, of the Spring Place Community, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at her residence. Mrs. McCoy was a native of Morrilton, Ark. and daughter of Charles Vernon Stanley of Spring Place and Linda Gail Gilton (Virgil) Green of Benton, Ark. She was a nurse tech with Home Healthcare...
Obituary: Larry Michael Dickens (06/22/11)
Larry Michael "Mike" Dickens, 49, of Lewisburg, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at his home. He was born Feb. 19, 1962, in Bedford County, to Pamela Bullion Dickens and the late Larry T. Dickens. He was an employee of GM Saturn for 17 years and worked a construction business with his brother. He was a member of Howell First Baptist Church and attended Fair Haven Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman...
Obituary: Evelyn Loyd Hunter Lowe (06/22/11)
Evelyn Loyd Hunter Lowe, 86, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, in NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Lowe was a native of Giles County and daughter of the late Allen Woods and Kitty Mae Hunter. She was retired from Genesco and Cosmolab and was a member of the Methodist Church...
Obituary: Joe Douglas Rhodes (06/22/11)
Joe Douglas Rhodes, 75, of Tampa, Fla., former Lewisburg resident, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011. He was a former long-time employee at Heil-Quaker, a former real estate salesman for Grover Collins Real Estate & Auction, Inc. and a retired fireman from the City of Lewisburg Fire Department. ...
Obituary: Joseph Daniel Blalock (06/22/11)
Joseph Daniel "Joe" Blalock, 57, owner/operator of Blalock Wrecker Service & Auto Repair and a resident of Lewisburg, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2011, after a strong hard battle with cancer. Mr. Blalock was born in Culleoka on Aug. ...