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Stories from Friday, June 24, 2011

Shelter wants to lower costs, increase revenue for city, county (06/24/11)
A volunteer group here is working to improve the Animal Shelter in Lewisburg with programs to lower government costs and increase revenue. It's also seen as a morale booster for the community by helping man's best friend. Animal Shelter operations are a joint effort between Lewisburg and Marshall County. The city owns the shelter. Both governments provide one employee each. Volunteers are showing that increasing adoptions lowers operating costs...
New treasurer well-known (06/24/11)
Lewisburg's next city treasurer is probably no stranger to many Marshall County residents since she served on the county school board in the late 1990s. Donna Park of Cornersville represented School Board District 4 during 1996-2000, "when construction of the Cornersville School was among the biggest issues," Park recalled during a telephone interview Tuesday...
Redistricting committee to be named by commission (06/24/11)
One of the tasks facing county commissioners at their Monday night meeting is formation of a new committee. A redistricting committee will be formed, and hold its first meeting immediately after the commission meeting to elect a chairman, vice chairman, and secretary...
Two businesses set to open, but one must wait (06/24/11)
Marshall County's Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday granted one request for a business operated at a home in Verona, but postponed another similar request to give a banker time to inspect the property where another home occupation might start business...
Confehr: Hot air balloon floated on idea (06/24/11)
Newspapers have fulfilled some of their 1st Amendment responsibilities by prompting public debate on subjects about which someone wants more information. Usually they want a sampling of public opinion. Euphemistically, the idea is to float a hot air balloon to see if it gets more hot air from talkers, or if it's shot down. ...
Briefs (06/24/11)
The Farmington Road, Lewisburg, Group of Al-Anon meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call Julie at 270-6839. Please call Shirley at 359-2304 to donate wipes and diapers sizes 3, 4, 5, and 6 to the In His Image Pregnancy Resource Center...
New trial granted in child rape case (06/24/11)
A Marshall County man recently won an appeal against his 2009 conviction and the Court of Criminal Appeals has granted him a new trial. The defendant, Paul Alexander Montgomery III, who had been living near Cornersville, was in Circuit Court on Wednesday with his new attorney, Steve Garner of Franklin...
Teen hurt seriously in assault at Wal-Mart (06/24/11)
A 16-year-old Nashville girl was seriously injured during an assault at the Lewisburg Wal-Mart Sunday afternoon. "She had two fractures to her left eye," Jeanetta Hert, the victim's mother, said Thursday. "The hit was equivalent to being hit by a baseball bat, or being slugged by Muhammad Ali."...
Major political line shift foreseen (06/24/11)
The number of people living in the north end of Marshall County grew so much between the 2000 and 2010 population counts that significant changes are required for political lines affecting voters, county commissioners and school board members. County election commissioners realized that during a recent meeting when Elections Administrator Tristan Arnold reported how much the population grew in Districts 1 and 2. ...
Mitchell retires as CHS softball coach (06/24/11)
An era came to an end at Cornersville High School on Monday night when longtime softball coach Spencer Mitchell announced his retirement from coaching during the team's awards banquet at Cornersville Methodist Church. Mitchell has served as CHS' softball coach for a total of 16 years during two separate stints. After helping found Cornersville's softball program in 1989, Mitchell coached the Lady Bulldogs until 1992 before handing over the reins to Connie Campbell for the next six years...
MMC spoils A-Plus upset bid (06/24/11)
After losing to the Elks last week in a game that decided the regular season title, second place Marshall Medical Center could have packed it in for the year, but MMC skipper Mike Mills and his crew would have none of it, showing their mettle in an 8-6 comeback win over A-Plus in Monday night's Babe Ruth League nightcap...
Elks stay perfect in 10-3 win over the Farm Center (06/24/11)
Besides pride, an undefeated record is the only milestone remaining for the Lewisburg Elks Lodge 1990 squad, and in Monday night's first game, the already crowned regular season champions were tested before pulling away late in a 10-3 win over the Farm Center of Chapel Hill at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Babe Ruth Field in Lewisburg...
Obituary: Olon Henry England (06/24/11)
Olon Henry England, 73, retired dairy farmer and resident of Tom Littlejohn Road in the Leftwich Bridge Community, died Tuesday, June 21, at Maury Regional Medical Center. The Hickman County native was the son of the late John Groves England and Nissie Bradley England. Mr. England worked for the Lewis County Highway Department and served in the Tennessee National Guard. He was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ...
Obituary: William David Hobby (06/24/11)
William David Hobby, 43, of Mooresville, died Monday, June 20, 2011, in Panama City, Fla. Mr. Hobby was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late William Leonard Hobby and Laquita Dugger Hobby of Mooresville. He was a farmer and mail carrier and member of the Mooresville Church of Christ where he served as a deacon...
Obituary: Carla Fay Gilton McCoy (06/24/11)
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: Cleaveland Elizabeth Sowell (06/24/11)
Cleaveland Elizabeth Sowell, 90, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Cleaveland and Odell Mayberry, and a dedicated member of Second Avenue Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd Sowell; and three sisters, Willie B. Fisher, Christine Phillips, and Katie Lee Mayberry...
Public records (06/24/11)
Marriage Licenses Jason Thomas Curtis and Brittney Nicole Hanley; William Alan Ervin and Wanda C. Crutcher Logue; Elias Espejo and Rachel Elizabeth Williams; Gordon James McKay and Rebecca Gene Reese; Johnathan Cheyenne Osteen and Amanda Adele Penniman Dyer; Richard Howard Stong and Christina Kay Gambrell Perry; Paul Erwin Vaughn and Teresa Irene Bennett...
Valentine: Weinergate covered up an even bigger story (06/24/11)
While everyone was obsessed with the Anthony Weiner tweeting scandal another more important story was going untold. The spotlight shifted to Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, and the humiliation she must have been enduring. We knew she was Muslim and Weiner was a Jew; an odd combination, no doubt. However, whether through trained political correctness or lack of curiosity few looked beyond the Weinergate scandal...
Letter: McRady had a point (06/24/11)
To the editor: I'm a newcomer to Lewisburg and follow the city and county governments through the Tribune. I'm not involved in politics and don't know anyone in city or county government. I worked in government for 27 years and saw a lot of decisions that would have been better had more study been made, opinions expressed, and questions asked...