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Stories from Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crime reports (07/27/11)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested on a warrant for aggravated burglary Arrested on a warrant for theft of property under $500 Served with a criminal summons for theft under $500 Turned himself in on 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force warrants...
Fayetteville guilty plea frees docket in Marshall (07/27/11)
A guilty plea Friday in Lincoln County will return the Marshall County Circuit Court schedule to normal for the month of September, according to a spokeswoman in Judge Robert Crigler's office. One month had been set aside for the death-penalty trial of Jacob Shaffer, 32, starting Sept. 12 in Fayetteville. Jurors were to have come from a Bedford County jury pool. Jury selection was expected to take at least a week...
Judge orders jail time to start 'now' (07/27/11)
A week ago today, Lewisburg woman was ordered to spend 30 days in jail "starting right now" as punishment for a domestic assault that happened in December. Patricia M. Oldham, 54, of Water Street, had a bench trial last month, after which Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler found her guilty. Wednesday, July 20, Oldham was in court for sentencing...
State's jobless rate climbs to 9.8 percent (07/27/11)
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee's unemployment rate in June increased to 9.8 percent, up 0.1 percent from the May figure. State Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis made the announcement on Thursday, noting that the national unemployment rate for June 2011 was 9.2 percent, up from the May revised rate of 9.1 percent...
Walking Horse show was a hit (07/27/11)
The 35th Annual Marshall County Horseman's Association Walking Horse Show on Friday at the county's Expo Center on Robin Hood Road was a remarkable success, according to a close and long-time observer of walking horse shows. "The only one that I've heard of that had more interest is Woodbury with about 250 horses showing," said Tom Sumners, a long-time associate of the Marshall County Tribune with his column, Let the Horses Talk. ...
Briefs (07/27/11)
Splash Girls 10U fastpitch softball for girls in Marshall, Maury and Giles Counties is forming to play in the fall league in Columbia and fall tournaments. Eight-year-olds are welcome to play. For more information e-mail player's name, age and playing experience to splashgirls10u@yahoo.com. The deadline to register is Aug. 6...
A roaring good time: Lions already selling for 2012 (07/27/11)
CHAPEL HILL -- Tractor pull fans are already buying tickets for next year's Lions Super Pull of the South. "Saturday night, we had people purchasing tickets for next year," Tractor Pull committeeman Tommy Howell said Monday. One couple asked to buy tickets for next year's event as they bought tickets on the second night of the two-day tractor pull, Howell said...
Local woman among students offering design (07/27/11)
A Chapel Hill area resident is one of the college students coming to Lewisburg next weekend when her class starts analyzing downtown properties to provide free design services to merchants and building owners toward revitalization of the public square and nearby properties...
Construction jobs opening in Lewisburg (07/27/11)
The contractor hired by Lewisburg to expand the capacity of its sewage treatment plant anticipates a workforce of up to 20 people and many of them could be from the local workforce. That's how Greg Dills sees it. He's the division manager who's leading the water and wastewater treatment group of Choate Construction Co. Dills spoke recently from his office in Atlanta, Ga., one of five Choate offices in the Southeast...
State OK'd landfill closure by city (07/27/11)
Steps were taken Thursday toward helping Craig Moore Road residents who have unusable well water just west of Lewisburg, according to a decision by the city's Water and Wastewater Board. Meanwhile, City Manager David Orr has pointed to a letter from the state to the city saying closure of the old city landfill was accomplished "according to the requirements of regulations" in state law...
Pitt County retains 10U title in extra inning win (07/27/11)
The Marshall County 10U all-stars finished 4-0 in pool play at the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Tournament in Lewisburg, including a win over defending champion Pitt County, but when the chips were down, the North Carolina powerhouse broke the hearts of local fans in a seven inning 5-4 triumph over Marshall County in the title game Sunday. Marshall County lost 11-3 in the title game last season in Altamonte Springs, Florida, but Sunday it was a much different story as the two squads battled neck and neck until the final out.
12U All Stars win two before falling in SE Region (07/27/11)
The tough and talented hometown Marshall County 12U All-Stars were cruising along at the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Tournament in Lewisburg, scoring consecutive blowout wins over Madison County, North Carolina (17-1) and New Kent, Virginia (13-1) before suffering a gut wrenching 7-4 loss to defending champion Altamonte Springs, Florida in their third and final pool game. The Altamonte Springs loss was an especially tough pill to swallow as manager Danny Hollingsworth's squad uncharacteristically, started sloppily on defense by allowing four unearned first inning runs and would try to chip away at the lead, but could not mount the big inning they had become accustomed to in the first two games.
Reports: Titans sign QB Hasselbeck (07/27/11)
The Tennessee Titans have signed quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to a multi-year deal, according to multiple outlets. Hasselbeck, 35, is expected to hold the job until rookie Jake Locker is ready to assume the reins of the offense. He comes to the Titans from Seattle, which elected not to re-sign him...
Obituary: Betty Lou Herrington Bishop (07/27/11)
Betty Lou Herrington Bishop, 75, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, Tenn. after suffering a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on Oct. 6, 1935. Mrs. Bishop was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Lewisburg. ...
Obituary: Randy Roland (07/27/11)
Randy Roland, 46, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011. Mr. Roland was a native of Lincoln County, the son of Irene Roland and the late Mason Robert Roland. He worked for First Class Printing. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Roland, daughter, Jenny Marie Roland, sons, Wesley Mason Roland, and James Cole Roland, all of the Mimosa Community; mother, Irene Roland of Fayetteville; brothers, Robert (Jocelyn) Roland of Fayetteville, Danny (Brenda) Roland of the Howell Hill Community, Jerry Roland of Taft, Glen (Diane) Roland of Belvidere, Johnny (Karen) Roland of Hazel Green, Ala., and Junior Roland of Fayetteville; mother- and father-in-law, James "Buddy" and Karen Coleman, brother-in-law, Brian (Jessica) Coleman, and niece, Jayden Coleman, all of Chapel Hill; and a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends.. ...
Obituary: Gene Douglas McLean (07/27/11)
Gene Douglas McLean, 83, of Lewisburg, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at his residence. Mr. McLean was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Watson Douglas and Mary McCrory McLean. He was a 1945 graduate of Cornersville High School, a member of the Merchant Marine from 1945 to 1948, and a retired crane operator with Union 324...