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Stories from Wednesday, September 14, 2011

8th annual event offers 'Step Back in Time' (09/14/11)
CHAPEL HILL -- Henry Horton State Park's 8th annual Step Back in Time Festival features an 1840s encampment, horse-mounted shooters, arts and crafts, country petting zoo, a sheep herding dog demonstration, bluegrass music, food and much more. Activities start at 7 a.m. each day, Sept. 16 and 17, and continue until approximately 7:30 p.m. that Saturday. The festival is free and open to the public...
Role of biz in job creation to be discussed (09/14/11)
NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty say Startup America Partnership Chief Executive Officer Scott Case will speak at the Commissioner's Luncheon next week. The Startup America Partnership is a private organization working to help young companies succeed in order to grow jobs, and it has announced more than $500 million in private-sector commitments to support startups since launching in January...
eMeetings introduced to Board of Education (09/14/11)
School board members got their first hands-on experience with eMeetings at a training session Wednesday. Technology supervisor Suzanne Ingram was there to help, along with all three of her technicians who had volunteered to stay and help. One by one board members were introduced to their new laptops, and helped to log on and change their passwords...
After five years, alleged thief caught (09/14/11)
A man who allegedly committed a series of burglaries and thefts in Marshall County almost five years ago has been caught. Anthony "Tony" Eastep, 50, of Savannah, Tenn. remains in Marshall County Jail, in lieu of $60,000 bond. His first court appearance is Sept. 14...
Crime reports (09/14/11)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with driving under the influence Arrested and charged with domestic assault Served with a violation-of-probation warrant at Marshall County Jail Arrested on a warrant for failure to appear Arrested on a warrant for violation of probation...
Free live music at Rock Creek Park this Saturday (09/14/11)
As the summer heat winds its way toward fall, it is time once again to be thinking about the upcoming Goats, Music and More Festival and the Battle at Rock Creek. The Third Annual Battle at Rock Creek battle of the bands competition takes the stage at Rock Creek Park on Saturday at 6 p.m. with four bands competing for a shot at claiming the title of the best band in Southern Middle Tennessee...
Briefs (09/14/11)
Booth space is available for the 5th Annual Red Cross Christmas Village to be held Saturday, Nov. 19, at The Powder Room, 570 West Church St, Lewisburg. For more information, call 359-1211 or e-mail info@mcredcross.com. 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...
First responders honored (09/14/11)
Nearly 250 people gathered in Rock Creek Park on Sunday to honor first responders such as those who lost their lives during terrorist attacks 10 years ago. "Today we put our lives on pause," Marshall County Tea Party coordinator Sherry Ferguson said to open the remembrance and sound a somber reminder; "If you hit one of us, you hit us all."...
Keny re-elected as school board chair (09/14/11)
School board members started their September meeting with the annual election of chairman, vice chairman, and chairman pro tem. Last year's chairman, Mike Keny, turned the meeting over to schools director Roy Dukes, who accepted the nomination of Keny by Randy Perryman, and the nomination of Curt Denton by Sam Smith...
50 jobs coming to L'burg (09/14/11)
Another new business is anticipated at Lewisburg's Business Park on Mooresville Highway where 50 jobs will become available, city leaders were told Monday when expansion of a business here was announced as creating more jobs. Those additional jobs were highlighted by City Economic Developer Greg Lowe who identified the employers as Christian Brands' Heartfelt Homes Accents and another manufacturer that's buying new equipment to accommodate growth...
Cyclists going out for a spin (09/14/11)
An unusually high number of cyclists were on Marshall County roads Monday. They were participants in the 22nd annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, fondly known as "The Brat." It's not a race, it's a touring bike ride through some of the most beautiful country in Tennessee, designed for both serious cyclists and recreational riders and organized by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation...
Forrest beats White House-Heritage for third straight win (09/14/11)
In the end, it was the defense that made the difference for the Forrest Rockets, who moved to 3-1 on the season with a 23-18 coast-to-coast Homecoming win over White House-Heritage at the "Rock" in Chapel Hill. "We overcame a lot tonight," said Forrest head coach Kyle Stacey. "Our kids hung together, they bent a little bit, but they never broke."
Leftwich leads Tigers to second place finish (09/14/11)
MCHS freshman Brooks Leftwich was a man on fire Friday afternoon; firing a clutch, eighteen hole score of 79 to lead the Tigers to a second place finish at the District 11A/AA Golf Tournament. Leftwich's 79 tied him with Cascade's Blake England for the second best round of the day and the two golfers had to go back out for a sudden death playoff for the second medalist spot, won by England on the third hole.
FMS Rockets soar to homecoming win (09/14/11)
The FMS Rockets scored touchdowns in their first three possessions versus Eagleville Thursday night in Chapel Hill and cruised to an easy 24-6 Homecoming win. "It's always good to get a homecoming win," said FMS head coach Bart Joyce. "It's a big exciting win. We have the crowning, the kids have homecoming activities all week and the kids are excited. I am proud of all the them, everyone played well."
Obituary: Troy Merrow (09/14/11)
Troy Merrow, 48, of Birmingham, Ala., 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. Survivors include his son, Trevor Keith Merrow of Lewisburg; grandson, Christopher Keith Merrow of Lewisburg; mother and stepfather, Peggy L. and Thomas Warren of Petersburg; and sister, Lee Hendley of Spring Hill...
Obituary: Jana Braden Cope (09/14/11)
Jana Braden Cope, 77, of Knoxville, formerly of Lewisburg, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 9, 2011. Jana was a faithful member of West Knoxville Church of Christ. She loved to read, crochet, and provide blankets for babies in her church family. Jana was raised in Middle Tennessee, the only child of Olis Braden and Annie Lee Wilson...
Obituary: Mike Johnson (09/14/11)
Mike Johnson, 53, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. Mr. Johnson was a son of the late John Rayburn Johnson and Norma Thornhill Johnson. He was an appliance repairman for Coble Furniture Company and a member of Chapel Hill Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon for 26 years...
Obituary: Versie Begley (09/14/11)
Versie Begley, 75, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at her residence. Mrs. Begley was a native of Perry, Ky. and daughter of the late Boyd and Goldie Plowman Williams. She was a homemaker and member of the Hickory Heights Church of Christ...