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Stories from Friday, September 16, 2011

Plants' tax breaks under fire (09/16/11)
Property tax breaks for factories are again being considered by city councilmen, but at least one of them wants contracts to be more specific about requiring jobs created in conjunction with the financial incentive granted by elected leaders. Several residents have called Councilman Robin Minor complaining about employment practices by businesses expanding or being established here with a reduction in city and county property taxes. The work isn't really full-time employment, Minor said...
With duty done, a bell called them home (09/16/11)
Three times the bell rang -- a soft chime that drifted over the silent crowd at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy late Saturday afternoon in Deason. The bell, they said, was calling two firefighters home, telling them their shift had ended, their duty was done...
Man sentenced to 8 years for sex exploitation of a minor (09/16/11)
A Lewisburg man was sentenced to eight years in prison last week, after he pled guilty to the charge of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. James William Johnson, 38, of Nashville Highway, must serve 100 percent of his sentence because of state law on the B Felony, and he is subject to "community supervision for life following sentence expiration," according to the form signed by Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler...
Dogs available for adoption at shelter (09/16/11)
The following dogs are available for adoption through the Lewisburg Animal Shelter. The shelter is overflowing with dogs, many which have been there for a couple of weeks. We need to find homes for these dogs as soon as possible. All of these dogs have a date for euthanization. Come save a life today...
Valentine: Warmed-over socialism doesn't work (09/16/11)
I don't know what's more disturbing about President Obama's jobs speech to Congress, that he's proposing another failed stimulus bill or that he just doesn't realize that the first one didn't work. Let's face it, what we heard was just more warmed-over socialism...
Briefs (09/16/11)
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...
Winery planned near Momma's Country (09/16/11)
An attorney practicing in Smyrna plans to open a winery just east of Momma's Country nightclub on the north side of New Columbia Highway, he said Wednesday. The winery, Phillip George says, will be open, "hopefully by this time next year." George spoke briefly by telephone at Grinder's Switch Winery in Centerville while crushing grapes...
GM signs Northfield building agreement (09/16/11)
A five-year lease-purchase agreement for General Motors' Northfield building at Spring Hill was signed last week between General Motors and the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance. Worker training programs are conducted in the old Saturn headquarters that's being acquired with money from the state. The regional workforce alliance serves Marshall, Maury, Giles, Lawrence, Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne counties...
Spring Hill plant in GM-UAW talks (09/16/11)
DETROIT -- General Motors and the United Auto Workers were negotiating a new labor contract Thursday when the future of GM's Spring Hill plant was an issue. Contract talks continued beyond a Wednesday night deadline as both sides agreed to extend terms of the current contract, according to the Detroit News. Nearly 2,000 furloughed Spring Hill plant workers would be brought back if the new contract includes what UAW negotiators are requesting...
Lady Rockets blank Huntland for first win (09/16/11)
It didn't take long for the Forrest Lady Rockets to prove to head coach Sherry Jones that they were ready to play against Huntland Thursday night as they scored two goals in the first eleven minutes of the contest and went on to shutout the Lady Hornets 4-0 for their first win of the season. Jones said after the game, "It was good to get that first win; I am very pleased with the girls."
Stacey remembers rivalry (09/16/11)
Forrest head coach Kyle Stacey and his Rockets (3-1, 1-0) are off this week, but not really as the FHS coaching crew will be at Mt. Pleasant on a scouting mission for next week's opponent, the Cornersville Bulldogs. Stacey, a wideout for the MCHS Tigers from 1984-1987 would rather be part of "Stink City Week."
Lady Rockets beaten in Wartrace, 4-2 (09/16/11)
After playing MCHS to a 2-2 tie in their season opener last week, the Forrest Lady Rockets went on a yellow bus trip to Wartrace and after leading 2-1 at the half, the Lady Champions came back with three, second half goals to hand FHS a 4-2 loss. Cascade controlled the first five minutes of the game, not allowing Forrest to move up in to any type of offensive rush.
Forrest Hoops Club hosts 1st Annual Golf Scramble (09/16/11)
The Forrest Hoops Club held their 1st Annual Golf Scramble Saturday at Champions Run Golf Course in Rockvale and had a great turnout. The winners of the first flight on the tough 6,900 yard, par 72 layout was the team of Ricky "Goose" Sweeney, Joey Morefield, Kevin Snell, and Anthony Puca, who came home with a score of 57.
Obituary: George Criesman Graham Jr. (09/16/11)
George Criesman Graham Jr., 86, of College Grove, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. A native of Williamson County, Mr. Graham was a son of the late George Graham Sr. and Sadie Obera White Graham. He was a farmer, a retired machinist with White Stag of Murfreesboro, and a member of the Allisona Church of Christ...
Obituary: Annie Pearl Crunk Bivins (09/16/11)
Annie Pearl Crunk Bivins, 96, of Cornersville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Nora Wise Crunk and William Willis Crunk. She was manager of Kuhn's Five & Dime for 17 years and was a caregiver for the elderly. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg...
Public records (09/16/11)
Marriage Licenses Davis Mark Barkdull and Debra Ann Smith; Kurtis Marquette Tate and Rian Nichole Wright; Michael David Webb and Teresa Lynn Luttrell Scales; Jonathan Loyd Dunivant and Tara Renee Stiles; David Michael Jenkins and Megan Danielle Bunty; Joey Jerome Tate and April Cheresse Love...
Confehr: Soldiers are always last to endorse new battles (09/16/11)
Wayne Coomes' voice almost trembled. He'd paused. It seemed clear that the man who simultaneously served as police and fire chief here had personal experience on the subject he discussed in two penultimate paragraphs of his speech Sunday in Rock Creek Park...