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Stories from Friday, September 23, 2011

Humvee now in service for LPD (09/23/11)
The Lewisburg Police Department didn't have a four-wheel-drive vehicle until this summer when it took possession of a Humvee from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. Police Chief Chuck Forbis obtained the vehicle - at no cost to the city - through a program he used in his previous job with the Sarasota, Fla., Sheriff's Department, and he's willing to help other area departments use the program to get surplus military equipment...
Briefs (09/23/11)
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...
Obituary: James Carl Stewart (09/23/11)
James Carl Stewart, 83, of Lewisburg died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Stewart was a native of Marshall County and the son of the late Ernest Preston and Georgia Kate London Stewart. He was retired from ICP. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Stewart...
Virtual school on hold here (09/23/11)
There are too many unknowns now for Marshall County to commit to starting a virtual school. This was the conclusion at the end of the school board's curriculum committee's two-hour meeting Sept. 12. Tennessee lawmakers on July 1 authorized students to attend what am-ounts to a an online school, much in the same way, for example, Phoenix University holds college classes online...
Group rides down Tenn. River on jet skis (09/23/11)
"Knock yourself out." That's what Marcella Rosecrans told her 70-year-old father, Charles Brake of Chapel Hill, when he told her he wanted to ride a jet ski the length of the Tennessee River. Charles and Sarah Brake moved to Chapel Hill because their daughter and son-in-law, James Rosecrans, live in the area. ...
Judge's job on the line (09/23/11)
Marshall County Commissioners want a court ruling on whether General Sessions Court Judge Steve Bowden must choose between his seat on the bench and his private law practice. When the 2010 census was certified, a state law mandated the part-time position become a full-time job because the county population grew enough to justify more work and pay. Commissioners have asked Circuit Court Judge Lee Russell to rule that Bowden may remain a part-time judge until his term ends in 2014...
The Buck (Nakedness) Stops Here? (09/23/11)
That's the question posed by the poster for a "nude in" protest scheduled for noon Saturday September 24 in San Francisco's Castro Commons Plaza. Except in rare instances, the police tolerate public nudity in the City by the Bay. But one city supervisor wants to improve sanitary conditions (and the city's image) by requiring nudists to cover up just a little in restaurants and place a towel under their posteriors when sitting on public benches...
Crime reports (09/23/11)
About 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, Lewisburg Police Department got a call that Stephanie Meredith, 51, was on the porch of a neighbor's home on Yell Road, and that she appeared to have a gun. When police arrived, Meredith walked out the front door and confronted officers with a crossbow, a 14-inch Bowie knife, and a whip. ...
Lions Club invites all out for Oct. 1 (09/23/11)
Lewisburg Lions Club invites everyone to come out Saturday, Oct. 1, and enjoy the day with us on the square in Lewisburg. There will be booths with arts and crafts, homemade soaps and candles. There will be music throughout the day, and, of course, those famous Lions Club pancakes...
Officer suspended without pay (09/23/11)
A Lewisburg Police officer is suspended without pay for conduct unbecoming a police officer and for imprudent use of an alcoholic beverage while off duty, the police chief said in public records created this week. Officer James Kevin Clark was suspended with pay last weekend as Chief Chuck Forbis proceeded to investigate the chain of events at Clark's home in town where he came home from a club and became involved in a domestic altercation with his wife...
Grand jury indicts in hot oil burning case (09/23/11)
A Lewisburg man who allegedly poured hot cooking oil on his sleeping girlfriend has been indicted by the grand jury. Ryan Robert Haase, 34, formerly of David Avenue, is charged with criminal attempted first-degree murder, and two counts of aggravated assault...
Valentine: Government meddling: we will ever see the light? (09/23/11)
Here we go again with another unintended consequence of government meddling. As you may (or may not) know, your incandescent light bulb will begin to go the way of VHS and vinyl records as of Jan. 1. By decree of Queen Nancy and King George W the light bulb as we know it will be phased out to be replaced by the confounded compact fluorescent light bulb...
Battle of North and South highlights week five action (09/23/11)
The Forrest Rockets will go for win number eleven in a row over the Cornersville Bulldogs when the two squads meet in Frog Bottom Friday night at 7:00 p.m. in the storied Battle of the North and South. Forrest (3-1, 1-0) is coming off a bye week and will look to establish the running game early with senior Zach Ray in Cornersville versus a Bulldog squad that stands at (0-4, 0-2) on the season.
Cascade wins region golf title by one stroke (09/23/11)
Playing through extremely difficult weather conditions in golf mandates a total focus where every single shot counts and on Monday at the Region 6A/AA Tournament at Henry Horton State Park it did. The Cascade Champions overcame the rain soaked day at a soggy Buford Ellington Golf Course to win the crown by one stroke 325-326 over Hickman County to advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history.
Lady Rockets beaten 8-1 at Page (09/23/11)
Since 2001, The Page Lady Patriots have been to the region semifinals and beyond every year except two in 2006 and 2007 when the Forrest Lady Rockets beat them out for the spot. Page advanced all the way to the Class A/AA State Tournament semifinals last season before losing to the eventual state champions Notre Dame.
Tigerettes suffer disappointing loss at Sewanee (09/23/11)
The closer to Sewanee the MCHS bus moved, the more gray the sky turned in an ominous prediction of what was to come and by the end of the evening, the Tigerettes had suffered a whopping 5-0 loss to Sewanee, turning the ladies moods the same shade of gray. The Tigerettes (3-4-3 overall, 0-1-2 district) took to the field at 4:25 last Tuesday night, September 13 to face Sewanee in a non-district game.
Discovery gymnasts kick-off 2011 season (09/23/11)
The compulsory gymnastic teams at Discovery Gymnastics are gearing up for the start of their 2011 season. The Columbia based school's compulsory teams are required to perform a routine composed for their level by USGA (United States Gymnastics Association) on floor, bars, beam and vault.
Obituary: Callis Francis Sisk (09/23/11)
Callis Francis Sisk, 89, of Lewisburg, passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at NHC Nursing Facility in Lewisburg. He was a native of Alabama and the son of the late Luther D. Sisk and Berta Williams Sisk. Mr. Sisk was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Thompson Sisk, in 1997 and one son, Ron Overcast Sr., in 2003. He was also preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers...
Public records (09/23/11)
Business Listings Heather Knox dba Sugar and Spice, 4085 Cameron Lane, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, owner: Heather Knox; King's Excavating, 3211 Ostella Road, Cornersville, TN 37047; Maid for You, 1060 South Ellington Parkway, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Christy Estes; Massage Elegance, 1524 Patrick Drive, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Tanya R. ...
Confehr: On goats, teachers, lawmakers, repetition (09/23/11)
History only appears to repeat itself to those who don't pay attention to the details, according to a national news commentator quoting a college professor. Well, it sure looks like it's happening again. Mayor Barbara Woods will be welcoming crowds to Lewisburg next month for Goats Music & More, complete with country music singer Lorri Morgan. GM&M is a festival that's grown to, as the name implies, so much more...