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Stories from Friday, August 26, 2011

Change coming to Ketron's district lines (08/26/11)
Tennessee House and Senate district lines are being changed because of the U.S. Constitution's requirement for equal representation and Marshall County's state senator will have some significant changes to the shape of his district. "I've only looked at a couple of maps," Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) said last week when asked if all of Marshall will remain in his district. "It's still to early to tell," he added, explaining the maps might change. Still, he was asked to speculate...
Walk will benefit Junior's House (08/26/11)
Preparations are in full swing for a new fundraising walk to take place on Sept. 15. The beneficiary is the Lewisburg branch of Junior's House Child Advocacy Center, a non-profit organization. "This is wonderful - this is so exciting - when it all starts coming together," exclaimed Executive Director Heather Warden who was in Lewisburg Wednesday for a planning meeting for the walk...
Lions Club holds their annual recognition banquet (08/26/11)
I think we're finally ready to talk about some weather. Still pretty warm during the day, but we've had som "nice" evenings. So see, Mother Nature isn't really mad at us. I guess sometimes she just has to "vent". Don't we all? The Chapel Hill Lions Club held their annual recognition banquet Monday, Aug. ...
Hey, Lone Ranger: Don't Be A Stranger (08/26/11)
From all indications, Disney has fired a silver bullet into the new Lone Ranger movie, which was to have starred Johnny Depp as "faithful Indian companion" Tonto. Reports had the budget nearing (or galloping way past) a mind-blowing $200 million. That probably means the director decided to buy BOTH the gaffer and the "best boy" a jumbo popcorn and 32-ounce soft drink...
Briefs (08/26/11)
Yell Road at Cheek Road will be closed until mid-October for bridge construction. The Marshall County Highway Department apologizes for any inconvenience. Pre-registration is open until Sunday, Aug. 28, for the 3rd Annual Friends of Henry Horton State Park 5K Run/Walk which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 3, starting with signup at 6:15 a.m. For more information, e-mail Cecile Wiser at cpwiser@gmail.com...
Hard times leading to backlash on utility (08/26/11)
Nearly 500 people could soon get water service because of two Marshall County pipeline projects with a combined cost of almost $2.12 million, the utility's superintendent said this week. However, the Marshall County Public Utility District is finding itself in a quandary, Superintendent Tommy Whaley said Tuesday afternoon as federal officials were inspecting records for one of the projects...
School dress code mulled (08/26/11)
The pros and cons of "standardized school attire" were discussed at length at a school board policy committee meeting Tuesday. No conclusion was reached. "This one isn't ready to vote on," exclaimed Donnie Moses as the committee prepared to adjourn...
Weekend full of chances to go, see, do (08/26/11)
There's plenty of fun for all ages in Lewisburg on Saturday, as well as opportunities to help out two great causes. Start with a good breakfast at Russell's at the Warehouse (at the corner of 3rd Avenue North and Water Street). From 6-11 a.m. they'll be serving pancakes, sausage and drinks. It's a fundraiser by Alex's Warriors for St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis...
Shelbyville hosting Celebration (08/26/11)
SHELBYVILLE -- The annual 11-day Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration started here Wednesday, including the National Futurity presented by the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association that's headquartered in Lewisburg. "They had one of the best attendance they've had," said Tom Sumners of Lewisburg, a long-time observer of the breed and its shows such as the display of young horses Wednesday. ...
Rockets split early week matches; girls win both (08/26/11)
The Forrest Rocket golf team's district unbeaten streak came to a halt Monday as the Cascade Champions beat the home squad 156-175, but on Tuesday Forrest got right back on track with an easy 171-212 shellacking over MTCS. On Monday, Cascade went low with Blake England leading the way with a 37, Lucas Dunnivant was one shot back of his teammate with a 38, Jake Pimental shot 40, Chad Gordon carded a 41, and Mason Brewer shot 43 for the victorious Champs.
Minor key to Braves' surge (08/26/11)
After starting the season in the minor leagues, Chapel Hill's Mike Minor (4-2) has resurfaced as a major cog in the Atlanta Braves' uphill climb in an attempt to catch the first place Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East. Minor's hot August run began when the Forrest graduate got the call back to big leagues the first week of the month to start for the injured Jair Jurrjens and he pitched admirably, going 5.2 innings in a no-decision in New York versus the Mets.
Obituary: Wayne Allen Deuermeyer (08/26/11)
Wayne Allen Deuermeyer, 56, of Estill Springs, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A native of Chaumont, France, he was the son of the late Alvin and Bernice Bennett Deuermeyer. Mr. Deuermeyer was a maintenance worker with Walker Die Casting in Lewisburg. He was an Army National Guard Veteran and was a member of the Estill Springs and Lewisburg VFW and a former member of the American Legion...
Obituary: Lawrence Edward Cantrell (08/26/11)
Lawrence Edward Cantrell, 67, of Bell Buckle, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at Heritage Medical Center. He was born June 5, 1944, in Lewisburg, to the late Lawrence Overton and Mary Frances Haskins Cantrell. He was a retired respiratory therapist, a former police officer, previously employed at Uniroyal, and a draftsman. He attended Bell Buckle Baptist Church...
Obituary: Kenneth Wayne Crutcher (08/26/11)
Kenneth Wayne Crutcher, 61, died Tuesday Aug. 23, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Annie Mayes Crutcher; brothers, David N. and Grady R. Crutcher; uncles, Thad and Simon Mayes; and grandmother, Nannie Mayes. He is survived by sons, Bryan Lanier and Blake (Beth Scott) Crutcher; former wife Connie Lamb Crutcher; brothers, Lynn Crutcher and Paul (Marilyn) Crutcher; sisters, Dorothy (Robert) Hall, Patricia (Jimmy) Skinner, Thelma (Earl) Pitts, Betty Hendricks, and Mary (Michael) Gentry; two grandchildren; and one stepgrandson.. ...
Public records (08/26/11)
Marriage Licenses Donald James Burnham and Nancy Ann Vilmer Lawson; Roger Dale Courtney II and Mary Elizabeth Jolley; Clifton Lamonte Dooley and Lora Nan Harrison Musgrove. Business Listings Follow UR Dreams Home Décor, 214 5th Avenue South, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Patricia Church; MD Lawncare, 2870 Cherry Corner Road, Cornersville, TN 37047, owner: Dennis R. Posey Jr...
Valentine: Lack of jobs is only a symptom (08/26/11)
Ever heard the expression 'Where there's smoke there's fire?' Our economy is on fire. Not in the good sense but in the destructive sense. We have serious problems in our economy that have yet to be addressed. All the while this administration has been concentrating on the smoke...
Confehr: More to do than write dress code for students (08/26/11)
It's time to retell the tale of when a high school junior was on a school board between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The high schoolers who served one term each rotated off in the winter of their senior year, after suffering through budget meetings during the summer. ...