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Stories from Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Many big marijuana plants seized near Franklin Pike (08/31/11)
Law enforcement officers confiscated and burned marijuana from "the biggest field" of the illegal weed "I've ever seen," Marshall County Sheriff Norman Dalton said Tuesday. The field was near Franklin Pike in the Berlin area. Nearly 100 well-maintained plants were found. They stood 4-7 feet tall and had the appearance of what some agents have called Christmas trees...
County youth perform well (08/31/11)
Marshall County's 4-H Chicken Show and Auction is scheduled for Sept. 8 at the county Agriculture-Expo Center and, a few weeks later, several 4-H Club members will be going to Wisconsin to compete in the World Dairy Expo. Nearly 100 chickens will be on display at 5 p.m. on that second Thursday evening of September when Marshall County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett is to be the auctioneer selling the birds after they're judged at the center on Robin Hood Road...
Patriot Day program announced for Sept. 11 (08/31/11)
A program to honor police and firefighters on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, is scheduled on the afternoon of Patriot Day, Sunday, Sept. 11, in Rock Creek Park. The 2-4 p.m. program is being coordinated by members of the Tea Party of Marshall County, according to Sherry Ferguson, a founding member of the group that's attracted two speakers from the county's GOP...
County jobless rate falls to 14.2% (08/31/11)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marshall County's unemployment rate is no longer among the top three in the state. It's No. 8, tied with Henderson County at 14.2 percent. That's down from 15.2 percent here in July where the rate nearly 1-1/2 years ago was approximately 20 percent, meaning one of every five people in the workforce was without a job...
Eight horses denied chance to compete (08/31/11)
Discrepancies inside the inspection area at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration on Saturday resulted in eight horses being turned away from a chance to compete for the walking horse World Grand Championship. Inspectors representing SHOW (Sound Horses, Honest Judging, Objective Inspections and Winning Fairly), the Celebration-sanctioned horse industry organization that ensures horses are in compliance with the Horse Protection Act, passed all but two horses of the 15 that showed up for the aged stallion competition classes.. ...
Briefs (08/31/11)
Yell Road at Cheek Road will be closed until mid-October for bridge construction. The Marshall County Highway Department apologizes for any inconvenience. The Farmers Market at Rock Creek Park, Lewisburg, is open on Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 6 a.m. to noon...
Wild hogs ravage field near Berlin (08/31/11)
Wild hogs have eaten a quarter of a farmer's crops on the Marshall-Maury county line three miles north of Berlin where he says they're "pretty much" like wolves to a sheep herder. "They showed up about two years ago," said Tom Tindell who's trapped nearly a dozen of the animals. "They will destroy crops... anything in their path. You never will get it under control. The best you can do is keep them at bay."...
Weekend warm-up: Generosity, fun mixed (08/31/11)
Last weekend would appear to be Marshall County's warm-up for the up-coming Labor Day weekend as fundraising was mixed with fun for good causes at a pancake breakfast and a lunch in Rock Creek Park with Cops For Kids. Approximately $7,600 was raised by the two events: $6,500 for the Cops For Kids shopping trip a few weeks before Christmas; and $1,100 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis where doctors and nurses worked tirelessly to save the life of a Lewisburg couple's nephew...
Landfill expansion gets OK (08/31/11)
More than two dozen Marshall Countians dug out their green "Stop the Landfill" T-shirts and took a chartered bus to Nashville to attend the Solid Waste Disposal Control Board's special called meeting Monday. "We just wanted them to know we have not gone away," said Tri County Environmental Association leader Kathy Fox...
Forrest whips Trojans with big second half (08/31/11)
Through three quarters at the "Rock" in Chapel Hill Friday night, Forrest held a 9-6 advantage over visiting Collinwood on three Angel Reyes field goals before the Rockets' defense came up huge, sparking a twenty-one point fourth quarter offensive that swelled the final winning total to 30-6 over the Trojans. "The defense did play well tonight," said Forrest head coach Kyle Stacey. "It was just like I was telling the kids a while ago. When one group is down, the other group will pick them up and that is the way it goes."
FMS Rockets show spark in 22-8 loss (08/31/11)
The Forrest Middle School Rockets fell to 0-3 on the season Thursday night at the "Rock" after a 22-8 loss to Moore County, but showed some signs of definite improvement as they had a chance to win up until less than four minutes to go in the ballgame. After a Jacob Jones to Jesse Pruitt, 15-yard touchdown throw and catch, followed by a bruising two-point conversion run by Landen Jones cut the Moore County lead to 14-8 late in the fourth quarter, Moore County's Spencer Reese broke the Chapel Hill fans' hearts with an 82-yard touchdown jaunt with 3:06 remaining in the ballgame.
Obituary: Amy Adelle Pruitt Wilson (08/31/11)
Amy Adelle Pruitt Wilson, 93, of Nashville, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. Ms. Wilson was born to Tommy Joe Pruitt and Florence Kincaid Pruitt in Marshall County. She was a member of Bellevue Church of Christ for 25 years. She enjoyed cooking for her family to bring them together...
Obituary: Bobby Lee McClain (08/31/11)
Bobby Lee McClain, 63, a native of Lewisburg, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at his residence in Nashville. He was the son of the late Paul D. McClain and Melissa Bell Anderson. He was baptized in Christ in 1962. He was educated in Marshall County and retired from the U.S. military and Nissan...