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Stories from Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Game World claims 2011 WGC (09/07/11)
SHELBYVILLE -- Game World, ridden by Gary Edwards, was named World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse on Saturday night to close out the 73rd Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. The horse is owned by Chester and Lynda Stokes of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla...
Shelter Dogs available for adoption (09/07/11)
The following dogs are available for adoption through the Lewisburg Animal Shelter. We have a short week this week due to the shelter being closed for Labor Day, so we need to find homes for these dogs as soon as possible. All of these dogs have a date for euthanization, the first six are scheduled for this Thursday morning...
Counties urged to alter 'Sunshine Law' (09/07/11)
CHAPEL HILL -- The president of Tennessee County Commissioners Association told a TCCA regional meeting Thursday at Henry Horton State Park that counties should push for changes in the Tennessee Open Meetings Act that would put local governments under the same rules as state government...
Briefs (09/07/11)
Old cell phones may be donated to help the Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue. There is a drop box at First National Bank, 1190 N. Ellington Pkwy, Lewisburg. For more information, call Marilyn at 270-0001. Visit www.proverbs1210rescue.org. Columbia State Community College's Center for Economic and Workforce Development is offering an ACT Test Prep class on the Lewisburg Campus from Sept. ...
Cannon firing sought on Courthouse lawn (09/07/11)
A cannon may be fired on the Marshall County Courthouse lawn to commemorate posting of an historic marker in conjunction with another leg of the Civil War Trail through Tennessee, but only if Lewisburg officials agree. That's the decision reached last week by the County Commission's Building Committee as led by Chairman Kevin Vanhooser. A request for permission to fire a cannon on the Courthouse lawn was relayed to the committeemen by County Budget Director Freda Terry...
Board facing EEOC again (09/07/11)
Two more complaints have been filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging racial discrimination against African-Americans by the county school board. School budget director Sheila Cook-Jones filed her complaint on Aug. 25, and the system's coordinated school health director, Michelle Ashley, filed her complaint on Aug. 12...
Cows moved for experiment (09/07/11)
Twenty of 150 Jersey cows were temporarily moved last month from the University of Tennessee Dairy Research and Education Center just south of Lewisburg to its sister facility in Spring Hill to make room for a pasture experiment here. There are some native varieties of grass that are believed to have been prevalent in Tennessee pastures here many years ago. ...
Tigers run over Bulldogs (09/07/11)
Friday night at Bratton Field in Centerville marked the thirty-third meeting between the Marshall County Tigers and Hickman County Fighting Bulldogs and after the home squad took an early second quarter lead on a defensive touchdown, the Tigers scored 28 unanswered points for the win to take a 23-7 advantage in the series. "I knew this was going to be a tough battle," said MCHS head coach Tom Turchetta after the game. "I told the kids at the beginning when we started this thing going out to Coffee County. If this team is going to go where we think we can go, being on the road in hostile environments is good practice for us, we learn lessons from this."
Rockets first-quarter blast scorches Vikings (09/07/11)
Coming into Friday night's game in Unionville, the Forrest Rockets' average winning margin over the Vikings since 2007 has been 25 points and the final score in this one was very close to that mark in a 48-27 Chapel Hill win. The Rockets jumped out fast, just moments into the contest on two plays, beginning with great field position from the Community 21-yard line.
Obituary: James Avery Lawwell (09/07/11)
James Avery Lawwell, 81, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday evening, Sept. 1, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville, after an extended illness. A native of the Halls Mill Community, he was the son of the late Robert Allen Lawwell and Mattie Mae Claxton Lawwell...
Obituary: Jimmy Lee Farler (09/07/11)
Jimmy Lee "Red" Farler, 64, of the Yell Community, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Farler was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Hobert Lee and Lois Margaret King Farler. He was a graduate of Cornersville High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was retired from Heil-Quaker and Inter City Products after 37 years and was a farmer. He was a member of the VFW #5109 and the Church of Christ...
Obituary: Leroy Love (09/07/11)
Leroy Love, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center. A native of Maury County, he was the son of the late Velma Anderson Love and Oscar Love. He was a farmer and a member of the Farmington Baptist Church...
Obituary: Roy Allen Fox (09/07/11)
Roy Allen Fox, 76, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at NHC- Oakwood. A native of Marshall County, he was the son of the late Maggie Davis Fox and Ezekiel "Zeke" Fox. A United States Army veteran, he served his country in the Korean War. He retired from Mead Container, and was a member of the VFW Post 5109, Elks Lodge 1990, Dillahunty Masonic Lodge 112, and a member of the Parkview Baptist Church...