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Stories from Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Culleoka men sentenced here (08/17/11)
Two Culleoka men were sentenced in Circuit Court last week, and one of them left in handcuffs to begin serving a six-year term. Trey Green, 30, was found guilty by a jury at a trial in June, but remained free on bond. He was back in front of Judge Robert Crigler on Aug. ...
Driver gets maximum fines (08/17/11)
A Lewisburg man's trial lasted one day and jury deliberations extended into the next morning before a guilty verdict was issued and the maximum possible fines imposed. Neil Vader, 33, of Finley Beech Road, was accused of driving after being declared a Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender; driving under the influence, fourth offense; violation of the implied consent law; and driving on a revoked license...
Crime reports (08/17/11)
Served with 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force warrants at Marshall County Jail Arrested and charged with driving under the influence Arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license Arrested at the same time was the passenger in the car, Gary S. Puckett, 28, Chapel Hill. Puckett was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $500; court date: Sept. 13...
Driver gets maximum fines (08/17/11)
A Lewisburg man's trial lasted one day and jury deliberations extended into the next morning before a guilty verdict was issued and the maximum possible fines imposed. Neil Vader, 33, of Finley Beech Road, was accused of driving after being declared a Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender; driving under the influence, fourth offense; violation of the implied consent law; and driving on a revoked license...
City employees to be protected (08/17/11)
Lewisburg city employees are to be protected against discontinuation of their former retirement program, according to discussion among city councilmen at their most recent meeting. The resolution addresses the employees' 401(k) retirement savings plan that's different from a pension program, and councilmen unanimously voted for a resolution asserting a technical aspect of the program...
Yard sale raises $1,250 for VFD (08/17/11)
The Caney Spring Volunteer Fire Department "cleared $1,250" from its recent fundraiser, according to Marshall County Commissioner E.W. Hill, a leading officer with the department. Millie Miller, proprietor of Celebration Inn on Nashville Highway in Lewisburg "was kind enough to let us use her lot" next to the Inn, Hill said about where the department held its yard sale...
Time to help Cops for Kids; fundraiser set for Aug. 27 (08/17/11)
It's still summer and children have just gone back to school, but already it's time to be thinking about the holidays and "Cops for Kids," the Lewisburg Police Department's gift to children who otherwise wouldn't have a Christmas. Last year, the department took 135 children shopping at Wal-Mart, with $100 each to spend on presents for themselves and their family...
Briefs (08/17/11)
In addition to Friday mornings, the Farmers Market at Rock Creek Park, Lewisburg, will now be open on Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. Marshall County girls age 8-10 are invited to join girls from Giles, Lawrence and Maury counties as part of the Splash Girls 10U fastpitch softball team which will play in the Columbia fall league at the new Ridley Park and in travel tournaments. E-mail splashgirls10u@yahoo.com for more information. There are only a few spots open and the final sign-up is Aug. 20...
Local veterans welcome official (08/17/11)
The Marshall County Veterans Services Office welcomed a special visitor Thursday. Wendell Cheek, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is making a series of visits to veterans services offices across the mid-state, seeking answers to the question: "How can we best serve the veterans of Tennessee?"...
LES sells copper, pays for upgrade (08/17/11)
The price of copper is so high these days that when Lewisburg Electric Service sells wire it's replacing, the proceeds pay for practically everything except the labor of LES crewmen who'd be paid doing something else anyway. The LES Board of Directors was advised of the cost savings that are being realized as nearly two miles of copper wires are being replaced with aluminum wires that include a mix of conductive alloys. Without the copper sale, the two-mile project could cost $250,000...
Church Street Church of Christ marks 175 years (08/17/11)
Church Street Church of Christ is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year and Monday was the congregation's 125th year of worship on Church Street. On the third Sunday of September, the congregation begins its four-day Gospel Meeting that will include celebration of the 175th anniversary of a church that traces its roots to the very beginning of Lewisburg and Marshall County...
Cornersville pondering its growth (08/17/11)
CORNERSVILLE -- This southern Marshall County municipality could be extending its boundaries again, according to discussion at City Hall. City Administrator Taylor Brandon has explained to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen that annexing part of the Hoyt Lowrance property at the north end of town would create " more uniformity in the city limits."...
Pep rally, jamboree fuels football fever (08/17/11)
On Friday night, the Chapel Hill community showed their continuing support for youth and prep sports in the town as a huge throng of fans showed up at the "Rock" for the First Annual Community Pep Rally. Hundreds of youth football players and cheerleaders, ranging in ages from five to eighteen took part in the event that was jump started by a rousing performance from Billy Bateman and the Forrest Rocket Band of Blue.
FMS Rockets drop season opener (08/17/11)
The FMS Rockets opened up the 2011 football season in Marshall County Thursday night in Chapel Hill versus the MTCS Cougars and it all looked good early on as Bart Joyce's squad took an early 8-0 lead before several costly turnovers spoiled the fun in a 38-14 loss. "Turnovers killed us," said Joyce after the game. "We had two picks and two fumbles in bad parts of the field and they took it in for scores and we just could not recover from that."
County golfers help the Elks with tournament (08/17/11)
As the local golf season begins to wind down, a couple of hundred local golfers teed it up to benefit the Lewisburg Elks Lodge #1990 on the Ewell Butler Golf Course at the Lewisburg Recreation Center on Sunday in one of the most anticipated golf tournaments of the year. There was over seventy-two players entered in each of the dual shotgun starts with the first wave smacking their first tee shots at 8:00 a.m., followed by another wave of duffers that went off for the 1:00 p.m. four man scramble.
Obituary: Virginia Hitt Patterson (08/17/11)
Virginia Hitt Patterson, 95, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. She described her 18-month colon cancer journey as a "rough road." She traveled that road well, never allowing pain or physical decline to diminish the light of her humor, courtesy, kindness, intelligence and curiosity...
Obituary: Aubrey Ghee (08/17/11)
Aubrey Ghee, 84, of the Holts Corner Community of Marshall County, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in Lewisburg. Mr. Ghee was born in Marshall County, and was a son of the late John Willie and Mattie Belle Eady Ghee. He was a retired master carpenter having worked with Lamb & Manier and Maxwell & Sledge construction companies. ...
Obituary: Troy Merrow (08/17/11)
It is with regret that we announce the death of Troy Merrow, 48, of Birmingham, Ala., who passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, in Birmingham. Mr. Merrow was a native of Nashville, the son of Peggy L. Warren and the late Joe Merrow. He was an auto mechanic...
Obituary: Bobby Hulshof (08/17/11)
Bobby Hulshof, 49, of Lewisburg passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville. A native of Marshall County, he was the son of the late Bobby G. Hulshof Sr. and Lorene Hedgecoth Hulshof. He formerly worked at Marshall County Ambulance Service and in the heating and air conditioning business, and was a member of the Baptist Church...
Obituary: Retired Col. James Baker Moore Jr. USAF (08/17/11)
James Baker Moore Jr., of Montgomery, Ala., formerly of Petersburg, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. He was born Sept. 22, 1943, in Fairmont, W.Va., to Flora Straight Moore and James Baker Moore, who preceded him in death...
Obituary: Valerie Falcon Anderson (08/17/11)
Valerie Falcon Anderson, 58, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville. Valerie was the daughter of the late Herman John and Clara June Whitsett Falcon. She was the director of the Rainbow Kids and Parents Day Out day care programs, a former Survivor Chair of the Relay for Life, and member of the Lewisburg First Baptist Church...