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Stories from Friday, July 8, 2011

County values rise, bodes well for stability (07/08/11)
The value of all properties in Marshall County increased since this time last year, according to leaders based in the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square. "It went up a little bit," County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett said Wednesday morning on his mobile phone while discussing various county concerns. "It will help some."...
Councilmen sanction waiver for volunteer workers (07/08/11)
Lewisburg councilmen on Thursday indicated that animal shelter advocates ought to be able to build an addition to the animal shelter without threatening the city's financial stability if they signed waivers against any liability claims while hammering nails and performing other construction tasks.
Major donation (07/08/11)
V. Gail Douglas, left, library director in Schertz, Texas, near San Antonio, gladly accepts a piggy bank of book funds from Carolyn Ingram White, formerly of Lewisburg. Carolyn, daughter of the late Stanley and Rachel Ingram of Lewisburg, has lived in Texas since her 1974 marriage. She and her husband Eric recently gave $1.1 million to furnish the town of Schertz with a new, state-of-the-art library...
Crime reports (07/08/11)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with burglary, theft from a building, and violation of bond conditions Arrested and charged with carrying a weapon for the purpose of going armed Arrested and charged with driving under the influence...
16-year term handed down in statutory rape (07/08/11)
A Lewisburg man who pled guilty in May to aggravated statutory rape and multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a minor was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 16 years in prison. Christopher M. Wheeler, 28, of 7th Avenue South, has been jailed since January...
Bond granted before new trial (07/08/11)
Bond was set Wednesday for a man who was granted a new trial by the Court of Criminal Appeals. Paul Alexander Montgomery III, 41, may be released from custody if he's able to make a $30,000 bond and fulfill some other conditions. "We're back to square one, basically," said Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler at the start of the bond hearing Wednesday...
Public records (07/08/11)
Marriage Licenses Mark Anthony Dearth and Kimberly Ann Helton St.Clair; Kenneth James Gorby and Joyce E. Myers Tuck; Randy Eugene Howell II and Lyndsey Carol Dunnavant; Jaime Jimenez and Angela Rashel Scroggins; Jackie King II and Rainey Deanne Russell; Caleb Thomas Moore and Jessica Elise Feagin; Micah Dale Phifer and Felicia Amber Johnson; John Wilburn Procell and Dorothy Anne Armstrong Patterson...
Valentine: Connecticut's woes proving to be cautionary tale (07/08/11)
I was reading a piece in the New York Times on Connecticut and its financial woes. A recurring refrain kept popping up -- "20 years ago." "No state had more resources and did less with them over the past 20 years," said one former Democrat candidate for governor. Another passage references a "20-year labor agreement" negotiated by the governor. Another notes, "after two decades of stagnation."...
Briefs (07/08/11)
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...
Riders speak up for county transportation (07/08/11)
Rides to work and medical appointments are among the various reasons people ride the vans available from the Marshall County Transportation Service. Ultimately, it's because they don't have their own vehicles, or can't drive themselves as revealed by three riders who spoke about the service in separate telephone interviews...
Public's help sought for book on railroad (07/08/11)
A Cornersville man is asking for help from Chapel Hill residents for a book he is writing. "I don't want the book to be done and Chapel Hill not represented," said Scotty Brock, recorder for the Town of Cornersville. He's working on a book about the history of the "Lewisburg Line," the railroad line that runs from Nashville to Brentwood, all the way through Marshall County, and on into north Alabama. ...
Steps taken for downtown revitalization (07/08/11)
State, national and local leaders of preservation groups are gathering on Lewisburg's public square today to assess the needs toward designation of Lewisburg as a Main Street USA city to open doors for expert advice on downtown revitalization. "We are part of Tennessee Downtowns, a state group, which is a stepping stone to qualify for a Main Street designation under a national program," according to Ken Todd, spokesman for the Lewisburg Downtown Alliance, a non-profit organization taking steps to revitalize the town's economy.. ...
Everyone entitled to enjoy county transportation (07/08/11)
The 12 Marshall County Public Transportation vans headquartered at the old Hardison School on College Street are available for use by anyone who needs a ride, a little known fact that's not been kept a secret. Access to a ride is as simple as a phone call at least one day before it's needed. However, callers shouldn't be confused if the van dispatcher answers the phone saying, "Senior Citizens." The two services are parts of the same organization...
Lewisburg Middle School 2011 Athletic Banquet Awards (07/08/11)
Lewisburg Middle School recently held their annual Athletic Banquet at the Lewisburg Recreation Center and the following awards were presented in each Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association sanctioned sport.
Obituary: Anna Lee Cook (07/08/11)
Anna Lee Cook, 71, of Lynchburg, formerly of Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born on Oct. 12, 1939, and graduated from North High School. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ. ...
Confehr: Polluted well water killed fine merchant (07/08/11)
Recall with us now, those thrilling days of yesteryear and consider what happened before the nanny state started looking out for us. It was high atop Keith Springs Mountain not far from Robin Hood's cave, the site of a moonshiner's still just north of the Alabama line...