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Stories from Friday, August 5, 2011

Civil War rooster's portrait to be displayed (08/05/11)
A unique Civil War mascot with special ties to Marshall County will be remembered at the local Historical Society's next meeting. When the Society meets Sunday in the museum in the Hardison Office Annex, members and visitors will be able to see the original portrait of the rooster Jake Donelson, and hear his story from a descendant of his owner...
Alleged shooter's bond set at $500,000 (08/05/11)
Bond was set at $500,000 for a Lewisburg man who faces an attempted murder charge after a shooting incident last Friday on Old Belfast Road. Roy Edward Overcast Jr., 70, appeared in front of General Sessions Court Judge Steve Bowden on Tuesday this week, and is scheduled to be back in court next Tuesday...
19-year term handed down in drug case (08/05/11)
A Lewisburg man found guilty at the end of a jury trial last month was sentenced to almost 20 years in prison on Wednesday. William Lance Walker, 31, will probably be locked up for more than 20 years because this sentence only starts when he completes the one he's serving now, and he has additional cases pending...
Armed robbers remain on the loose (08/05/11)
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...
County jail not near capacity (08/05/11)
The Marshall County Jail housed considerably fewer inmates last month compared to its capacity, according to observations from officials under the sheriff's command. "The daily average population for July was 125," Sheriff Norman Dalton's monthly report states. A corrections officer at the jail said Wednesday there are well over 200 beds at the jail...
Council set to rezone Bills-McGaugh (08/05/11)
In contrast with public outcry in Spring Hill over a similar issue, Lewisburg residents apparently haven't objected to plans for a crematory on Yell Road. Meanwhile, a City Hall official has been provided with a page from a state law book that states "state lawmakers did not view funeral homes and crematories as separate industries."...
Confehr: If momma's not happy, nobody's happy (08/05/11)
A reader suggested I get out of the office, venture out and return with a broader view of things. So I did when Gov. Bill Haslam went to the Copper Kettle restaurant near Maury County's Courthouse in Columbia. The usual political suspects showed up, including Stan Butt of Columbia, the immediate past executive director of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association that's headquartered in Lewisburg...
Briefs (08/05/11)
Less than one week remains to register with FEMA for disaster assistance if you suffered damage from spring storms. Call 800-621-FEMA (800-621-3362). Online, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov. The deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 9. 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. ...
County pay raise sought (08/05/11)
County employees will get a 1 percent raise, if the full commission agrees with a recommendation from the budget committee. "I'd like to see the employees get a raise," said commission chairman Tom Sumners, who's also a member of the budget committee...
Stormwater lessons are plenty (08/05/11)
Fifth grade teachers in Lewisburg are to be receiving age-appropriate literature about earth science -- erosion, gravity, critters living in water and the environment -- from a city department director whose other responsibilities will keep him from teaching the subject...
Forecast good for spending plan (08/05/11)
Marshall County could have a budget passed by early September, according to deliberations in the Courthouse Annex on Tuesday night. A public hearing on the county budget is to be held before the commission's regular meeting on Aug. 22. Then there has to be a gap of at least 10 days, before a special-called meeting of the commission on Sept. 6 to pass the budget...
Politics not 'at play' over landfill expansion, TDEC says (08/05/11)
There have been reactions to reports that a state department's reconsideration of permitting expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill -- instead of leaving the decision to the state Solid Waste Disposal Control Board -- is a result of a business friendly governor succeeding one perceived as environmentally friendly...
Rounding out parts of the Square (08/05/11)
A public presentation today in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall is aimed at property owners, their representatives and tenants of seven Lewisburg public square properties, but those among the general public who are interested in knowing what could be here in the future may also attend...
It's time to go back to the links (08/05/11)
It was the first day of school in Marshall County Wednesday, and after a couple of abbreviated hours on the classroom do's and dont's, the Cornersville and Marshall County High School golf teams hitched up their golf bags for the 2nd Annual It's Time Golf Tournament, featuring the two District 11A/AA squads. It was also one of the hottest days of the summer so far with temperatures reaching triple digits near the end of the oven cooker at the Lewisburg Recreation Center Golf Course in Lewisburg.
Obituary: Larry Thomas Richards (08/05/11)
Larry Thomas Richards, 58, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at his residence. A native of Marshall County, he was the son of the late Lillian Blackwell Richards and Thomas "Rooster" Richards. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving his country in the United States Army, and was a member of the Church of God...
Obituary: Frances Amanda Rutledge Cater (08/05/11)
Frances Amanda Rutledge Cater, 79, of Petersburg, passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. A native of Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Mary L. Jones and Andrew J. Murdock. She was a retired schoolteacher and was a member of the NAMI, ASPA and St. Jude's Children's Hospital and the Women's Homeless Shelter...
Public records (08/05/11)
Marriage Licenses Timothy Michael Jones and Tina Woodlene Sisco Gryglewski; Zachary Richard Lyons and Lindsey Sue Elias; Erick Prince Marquez and Allison Leigh Walls. Business Listings Fruteria Latina, 635 2nd Avenue North, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Victorina Valerio;...
Valentine: Government fails to hold line on spending (08/05/11)
I don't know that it's written anywhere but it should be. When it comes to legislation, it's probably not good for your party's agenda if you pass legislation that couldn't pass with members of your own party. That's what the U.S. House of Representatives did with the debt ceiling legislation. ...