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Stories from Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Police search for armed robbers (08/03/11)
Two masked men armed with a pistol forced their way into a Titan Way home Friday night when they robbed the residents and escaped into the night with jewelry, keys, wallets and a purse. Lewisburg Police arrived shortly after the 9:20 p.m. crime and a search of the area was conducted. Several items were collected as evidence. The description and location of the evidence recovered has not been made public...
Immunization certificates due by Sept. 1 (08/03/11)
Schools Director Roy Dukes would like to remind parents that all students entering the 7th grade during the 2011-2012 school year must submit an official immunization certificate by Sept. 1 verifying that they have had the following immunizations: Immunization certificates that have been turned in to athletic directors will not be accepted...
Local man gets letter from Obama (08/03/11)
A Lewisburg community leader received a reply letter from The White House with President Barack Obama's signature, thanking the former councilman for his "thoughtful words" and encouraging message of hope. William J. "Willie J." Mitchell of Jones Circle wrote to the President with suggestions on how the country could learn from the Great Depression that Mitchell saw in 1936, he said recently when describing his letter to The White House...
Crime reports (08/03/11)
Thefts and vandalism reported storage building at a residence on White Drive and took an Echo Model SRM-21 weedeater valued at $250. Arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and underage consumption of alcohol According to the report by Marshall County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Nichols, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old were in the truck with Guzman and Polly when Nichols stopped it on Fishing Ford Road in the early hours of July 31. The juveniles were released to their parents...
Belfast Horse Show is Friday (08/03/11)
On Friday night, the little hamlet of Belfast, Tennessee, will come alive once again with the 51st Annual Belfast Lions Club Horse Show. In past years, Belfast became the second largest town in our county with up to 5,000 people in attendance at this prestigious show, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the S. W. Beech Memorial Field...
Attempted murder charge filed Friday (08/03/11)
An Old Belfast Road man was arrested Friday by Marshall County Sheriff's deputies who charged him with attempted criminal homicide, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and resisting arrest in connection with gunshots fired at them and a shop. Roy Edward Overcast Jr., 70, was being held without bond in connection with the incident that began at about 10:47 p.m. ...
County has 1,900 unemployed workers (08/03/11)
Marshall County's unemployment rate went up by one half of one percent from 14.7 percent in May to 15.2 percent in June, according to figures released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. These most recent figures, however, reveal a drop in unemployment during the 12 months since June 2010 when the county's rate was 16 percent. That reflects a 12-month increase in employment of eight-tenths of one percent (0.8 percent), the state report shows...
Briefs (08/03/11)
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...
Judge orders geologist to testify (08/03/11)
NASHVILLE -- A federal judge ordered a state geologist to testify next week about who pressured him to ease the way for an expansion of a Marshall County landfill that is now the subject of a lawsuit. Neighbors and an environmental group are suing Waste Management and its Cedar Ridge Landfill in Lewisburg. They claim the dump has polluted surrounding land and water with chlorides, ammonia, nitrates and silt, according to a Nashville newspaper...
Haslam says he's more focused on job creation (08/03/11)
COLUMBIA -- Gov. Bill Haslam is focused on recruiting new businesses, helping what's here grow, and fostering an environment for more jobs, he said during an open event within a block of the Maury County Courthouse. "We're really out now making Tennessee a great location for jobs," Haslam said while traveling with state Sen. ...
Leaders react to recession (08/03/11)
Establishing a training program to be sure workers are ready for modern factory jobs is the goal announced Monday when city, county and state leaders gathered in Lewisburg's Recreation Center. Economic developers are to meet with industrialists to determine what skills are needed for upcoming jobs, according to Greg Lowe, the city's industrial recruiter. He introduced Motlow State Community College President MaryLou Apple who explained the plan...
Having some fun under the sun (08/03/11)
On the last day of the last weekend before school starts in Marshall County, a group of children got a special reward for winning a three-week-long contest in Sunday school. Fifteen children, from preschoolers to teenagers, rode the Lighthouse Independent Baptist Church bus and van to Rising Glory Farm, just north of Berlin, for a few hours of fun in the country...
Forrest welcomes new coach (08/03/11)
"I always wanted to coach at a Class A school," said Wes Hobbs, recently hired to replace Davy McClaran as the Forrest boys basketball coach. "I feel like at a Class A school, coaches can have a lot of impact on the outcome of games. The teams are closer together in ability and I know the district I am coming into is a battle every night and I think that is fun and I think you can have a lot of influence on how things turn out."
12U all-stars bounce back with World Series title (08/03/11)
The Marshall County 12U all-stars bounced back from their early exit out of the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Tournament with a huge United Southern Girls Fastpitch World Series title in Clarksville over the weekend. Pictured top row from left, manager Danny Hollingsworth, Briley Bean, Skylar Brandon, Emily Martin, coach Dwayne Singleton, Laura Beth Brown, Amanda Patterson, Taylor Patin, and coach Jackie Chapman. Bottom row from left, Allison Sheroski, Leah Hollingsworth, Hannah Singleton, Blair Richards, Jordan Yelensky, Halle Chapman, and Miranda Cooksey.
Obituary: Mickey Lamar Cantrell (08/03/11)
Mickey Lamar Cantrell, 61, passed away at his residence on Saturday, July 30, 2011. Mr. Cantrell was a native of Cornersville, where he was a retired dairy farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Doris Fox Cantrell, and one brother, Charles Floyd Cantrell Jr...
Obituary: Joseph Wayne Turley (08/03/11)
Joseph Wayne Turley, 52, of the Laws Hill Community of Marshall County, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Mr. Turley was born in Davidson County and was a construction worker and truck driver. He was preceded in death by his father, William Clayborne Turley, who died in 2005...