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Stories from Wednesday, July 13, 2011

PETERSBURG, CHAPEL HILL EACH GET $500,000 GRANTS (07/13/11)
Chapel Hill and Petersburg have each been awarded $500,000 grants to be spent on repairs to and, in some instances, possible replacement of homes for residents in those municipalities.
Goatfest attracts Lorrie Morgan (07/13/11)
Lorrie Morgan, a five time Best Female Vocalist of the Year, is scheduled to sing at the ninth annual Goats Music & More Festival at Rock Creek in less than three months. Set for Oct. 7-9, Lewisburg's festival is recognized as a music venue as much as an agriculture event drawing visitors from across the country...
School registration on Thursday next week (07/13/11)
Marshall County Schools will register new and transfer students from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Students who are transferring from Lewisburg to Cornersville or Chapel Hill, or the opposite, will also need to register. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2011, in order to attend kindergarten during the 2011-2012 school year...
Councilmen sanction waiver for LASA volunteers (07/13/11)
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...
Take steps to cut your energy usage this summer (07/13/11)
As the temperature rises, unfortunately so may your electric bill. Believe it or not, there are steps that you can take to manage your energy usage during the hot summer months. Your air conditioning unit accounts for well over half of your monthly energy usage Because of this, caulking and weather-stripping around windows and doors to stop air leaks, as well as sealing any gaps in floors and walls around pipes and electrical wiring, is critical in maintaining a stable building envelope. ...
Crime reports (07/13/11)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with aggravated domestic assault Arrested and charged with domestic assault Arrested and charged with driving under the influence Arrested and charged with public intoxication Arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license...
Woman gets second chance; probation extended in arson case (07/13/11)
A Chapel Hill woman pleaded guilty to violation of probation in Circuit Court last week, and was granted a second chance to comply with Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler's orders. Tawyna Eady, 43, violated her probation by failing to pay the agreed restitution of $450 per month. She still owes $9,453.50...
Jury delivers guilty verdict in cocaine trial (07/13/11)
A Lewisburg man was found guilty as charged at the end of a two-day jury trial last week, in spite of a vigorous defense by LaShawn Williams of Memphis, assisted by Rhonda Hooks of Mt. Pleasant. William Lance Walker, 31, was charged in a five-count indictment with possession of powder cocaine and crack cocaine with intent to sell and deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Chinese aim to be No. 1 supplier of No. 2 pencils (07/13/11)
SHELBYVILLE -- There was a time here that if you didn't work for a pencil manufacturer, you were related to someone who did. Empire, Musgrave, Shelbyville Pencil Company ... their numbers were legion and their No. 2s were legend. And now, most of those No. 2s are coming from China, in one form or another...
Haislip comes to rescue for 3-on-3 tournament (07/13/11)
A Lewisburg man, who's continuing his sports career in Asia, has donated $3,500 for prize money in the Jones Park 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament that starts Saturday morning at the park near the Marshall County Schools Central Office. "Marcus Haislip to the rescue," tournament founder Jerrie Henry declared Tuesday when reporting the 1999 Marshall County High School graduate called her at home Monday night to report his donation to the tournament that's been a part of the community for 18 years...
Briefs (07/13/11)
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...
County seeks help on economic development (07/13/11)
City, county and state leaders had face time with assistant commissioners and the lieutenant governor recently when they asked that this community be remembered and pitched as a prospective location for business development and new jobs. "We want to stay in front of them," Marshall County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett said when explaining the purpose of a recent visit with: Lt. ...
A better downtown: County seat among 12 in state program (07/13/11)
As one of 12 communities in Tennessee Downtowns, a community improvement program for cities and counties seeking to revitalize traditional commercial districts, Lewisburg was visited Friday by program leaders as they work toward economic and community development in and around the public square here...
CHS '75 graduate killed (07/13/11)
The salutatorian of Cornersville High School's Class of 1975 died July 5, as a result of a bicycle accident in Charleston, S.C. Mitchell F. Hollon, 54, was riding on the James Island Connector on Tuesday morning when, according to the ABC-TV affiliate there, he was struck by an AT&T truck that swerved into the bike lane...
Marshall County Babe Ruth League hosting state tournament (07/13/11)
Marshall County 14 year-old all-star shortstop Lane Whitesell throws out a runner in Lawrenceburg last weekend at the District 8 Tournament. This week, Whitesell, manager Mike Tatum, and the rest of the 14-year-old stars will host the State Tournament, beginning Friday at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field in Lewisburg. The first tournament game features Giles County versus Fayetteville at 5:00 p.m., followed by the hosts taking on Manchester at 8:00. Saturday's games begin at noon with the Franklin Raiders taking on Lebanon, followed by Lawrenceburg pitted against the Franklin Flyers. The Giles County/Fayetteville winner will play Johnson City at 5:00 p.m. and the Marshall County/Manchester victor finishes the Saturday slate versus Cookeville at 8:00. Loser's bracket games will be played Sunday, beginning at noon and on Monday both loser's and winner's brackets' contests will begin at 12:00 p.m. Games will continue Tuesday with a state champion crowned on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Marshall County 14 year-old all-star shortstop Lane Whitesell throws out a runner in Lawrenceburg last weekend at the District 8 Tournament. This week, Whitesell, manager Mike Tatum, and the rest of the 14-year-old stars will host the State Tournament, beginning tonight at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field in Lewisburg.
Marshall County girls sweep Warren County for state title trifecta (07/13/11)
A popular bumper sticker G.R.I.T.S., meaning Girls Rule in the South held true over the weekend, most notably in the Cal Ripken Eastern Tennessee Region as the 8, 10, and 12 year old Marshall County girls all-stars swept away their Warren County opponents for a state title trifecta. It all started Saturday at the Richard Cashion Sports Complex in Lewisburg with the 8 and 10 year olds playing a best two out of three series versus the Lil' Lady Pioneers from McMinnville.
13U All Stars finish second in district (07/13/11)
It all started so well for the Marshall County boys 13 year-old All-Stars as they dominated Giles County 15-2 in the opening round Friday night and followed that win up with an 11-1 thrashing over Lawrenceburg on Saturday. However, on Sunday, the bottom dropped out in a weird 20-15 loss to Giles County in a game that was not finished until after the midnight hour, setting up a one game battle for the Babe Ruth District 8 title with the same Giles County squad on Monday.
8U All Stars win two before title hopes slip away (07/13/11)
After a gala opening ceremonies that included legendary MCHS baseball manager Joe George's knuckle curve of the ceremonial first pitch and words of encouragement from state representative Eddie Bass and Marshall County mayor Joe Boyd Liggett, the 8U hometown all-stars went out and took care of business with a 16-7 win over Livingston on Friday in day one action of the Cal Ripken State Tournament at the Richard Cashion Sports Complex on Bobby Hurt Drive in Lewisburg.
Obituary: Antomme D. Cowthorne (07/13/11)
Antomme D. Cowthorne, 31, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at his residence. He was a member of St. James P. B. Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Lee Cowthorn, and brother, Bobby Lee Allen. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Frances Cowthorn-Orr and Tommie Orr of Huntsville, Ala.; wife, Tracy Cowthorn; brothers, Samuel Allen, Terry Allen and Bryant Burk; sisters, Cecelia McClean, Juarlesa Williams and Sheila Crutcher; and many other relatives and friends...
Obituary: Mitchell Fields Hollon M.D. (07/13/11)
Mitchell Fields "Mitch" Hollon M.D., 54, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., was killed in a bicycling accident on the James Island Connector on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Dr. Hollon was born in Wilmington, N.C., but grew up in Baton Rouge, La. and Cornersville. He graduated from Cornersville School in 1975. ...
Obituary: Harold Tucker (07/13/11)
Harold "Bud" Tucker, 87, of Eagleville, died Monday, July 11, 2011, in Murfreesboro. Mr. Tucker was born in Ft. Worth, Texas, and was a son of the late Winston and Lenora Tucker. He was a graduate of Bethesda High School, Class of 1942. Mr. Tucker retired as a Sergeant First Class after 20 years of service in the United States Army. Following his service career, he then worked for the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro for another 20 years...
Obituary: Samuel Hobbs (07/13/11)
Samuel "Sam" Hobbs, 68, husband of Kim Endsley Hobbs, the son of the late Gelia May Gilbert Hobbs (mother) and the late Richard Loyd Hobbs (father), and a resident of Lynnwood Ave in Lewisburg, passed away at his residence after an extended illness on Sunday, July 10, 2011...