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Stories from Friday, October 14, 2011

Local woman hugs Obama (10/14/11)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A Mooresville woman and President Barack Obama hugged each other in the Rose garden of the White House last month after the President announced cuts to deficit spending. Duke and Billie Hamilton were at the White House as tourists on a vacation provided by their son, Dennis Hamilton of Selmer, Tenn. ...
Missing evangelist found (10/14/11)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A Lewisburg congregation struggles to cope with the death of an evangelist who went missing three weeks ago and was found dead Tuesday evening in Rock Creek near Nashville Highway. The Rev. Tim Atkisson, pastor of New Life Tabernacle on Fox Lane, knew that Tuesday night; "It's him." Found in a pocket of dark-colored pants worn by David Dickinson were a key to the church here and a key fob from the dealership where Dickinson bought the travel trailer he lived in with his wife and children.. ...
Adoption of vicious dogs prohibited (10/14/11)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's animal control officer has been authorized to prevent the adoption of vicious dogs from the animal shelter owned by Lewisburg and operated by the city and county on Woodside Avenue. A 78-year-old woman was bitten in Chapel Hill in the days before a meeting of the county commission's Animal Control Committee last week when the panel unanimously voted for the new policy that would lead to destruction of vicious dogs...
City OK's tax break change for CKNA (10/14/11)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Without much fanfare and a unanimous vote, Lewisburg councilmen have modified an agreement with the city's largest employer so the industrial tax break accommodates new investment and more jobs. Also during the council's monthly meeting on Tuesday, it was announced that Kingsley Brock, an assistant commissioner of Tennessee's Department of Economic and Community Development, would confer with city officials next month during a council retreat at Henry Horton State Park.. ...
Citizens reminded to burn safe (10/14/11)
Burn permits now required NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and the Department of Commerce and Insurance's Division of Fire Prevention are observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 9-15), by reminding homeowners to follow simple safety practices to prevent forest fires. The official start of forest fire season in Tennessee is Oct. 15...
Fagan issuing photo IDs for voters (10/14/11)
From staff reports Marshall County Clerk Daphne Fagan says she's partnered with the Depart-ment of Safety and Home-land Security to make more outlets available for registered voters to get photo driver licenses for voting purposes. Under a new state law, starting in 2012 voters will have to show a state or federal issued photo ID to cast a ballot at the polls in Tennessee...
Williams prepares for future, stays in the present (10/14/11)
Lewisburg Middle School's standout linebacker and running back Peyton Williams, who finished his 8th grade season with 750 yards on 47 attempts and 10 touchdowns, wants to be an SEC football player like his heroes Chris Booker and Dont'a Hightower. Williams was recently named as one of the top 10 rising football stars in the country by youth1.com, has been featured in Youth Football Illustrated Magazine, and on ESPN 760 Radio.
Joe E. Mitchell (10/14/11)
Joe E. Mitchell, 89, of Chapel Hill died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Oakwood Nursing Home. Born in Central City, Ky., Mr. Mitchell was a veteran of World War II, serving as a pilot in the Air Force. Later he had a career in selling building materials, working in Tennessee, Wyoming, and Colorado...
Althea Boyd Banks (10/14/11)
Althea Boyd Banks, 90, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 11, 2011, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Banks was born in Tampa, Fla. and was a daughter of the late Olen and Thelma Holt Hill. She was a beautician and a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Banks was preceded in death by her first husband, George W. Boyd, who died in 1999, and by her second husband, Don R. Banks, who died in 2008...
Dorothy Hopkins (10/14/11)
Dorothy "Dot" Hopkins, 85, of Lewisburg, formerly of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Hopkins was born in Wilson County and was a daughter of the late William Hardy and Dorothy Elizabeth Peek Hester. She was a graduate of Forrest High School and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. Mrs. Hopkins retired from Genesco Corp. of Chapel Hill and later retired from Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg...
Andrew Cecil Dunn III (10/14/11)
Andrew Cecil Dunn III, 68, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, in McDonald, Tenn. He was born Feb. 12, 1943, in Chicago, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew C. Dunn II and Marcella Gerleve Dunn. He is survived by his sister, Andrea Boehm of Lisle, Ill.; and his brothers, Joseph Dunn of Kansasville, Wisc. ...
Pauline N. Calahan (10/14/11)
Pauline N. Calahan, 87, of Lewisburg, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at NHC- Lewisburg. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Fannie Pearl Logue and Ernest P. Neathery. She was a housewife and a member of the Parkview Baptist Church...
Betty Fay Smotherman (10/14/11)
Betty Fay Smotherman, 66, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at St. Thomas Hospital. Mrs. Smotherman was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of the late Lee and Zanie Richardson Allen. She was a laborer in industry and was affiliated with the Baptist Church...
Betty Fay Smotherman (10/14/11)
Betty Fay Smotherman, 66, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at St. Thomas Hospital. Mrs. Smotherman was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of the late Lee and Zanie Richardson Allen. She was a laborer in industry and was affiliated with the Baptist Church...
Mary Burrow Joines (10/14/11)
Mary Burrow Joines, 89, of Cornersville, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Brandywood Golden Living Center in Gallatin. Mrs. Joines was a native of Marshall County, daughter of the late Calvin Eugene and Ethel Eady Burrow. She was a graduate of Cornersville High School. She was retired from Spencer's Grocery where she worked for several years as a clerk. She was a member of the Cornersville Church of Christ...
James M. Jones Jr. (10/14/11)
James M. "Buddy" Jones Jr., 90, of Lewisburg, passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Jones was a native of Marshall County and was the son of the late Dr. James M. Jones Sr. and Estha McLain Jones. He was a graduate of Marshall County High School, Vanderbilt University in 1943 with a AB Degree, and Duke University Law School in 1947 with a Jurist Doctorate. Mr. Jones attended First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg...
James M. Jones Jr. (10/14/11)
James M. "Buddy" Jones Jr., 90, of Lewisburg, passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Jones was a native of Marshall County and was the son of the late Dr. James M. Jones Sr. and Estha McLain Jones. He was a graduate of Marshall County High School, Vanderbilt University in 1943 with a AB Degree, and Duke University Law School in 1947 with a Jurist Doctorate. Mr. Jones attended First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg...
Harold James Dickerson (10/14/11)
Harold James "Jim" Dickerson, 76, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at home. Mr. Dickerson had been a Lewisburg resident since 2005. Prior to that, he was a lifelong resident of Southern California, having been born in Redondo Beach, Calif. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Lewisburg. ...
Gladys Dalton Edde (10/14/11)
Gladys Dalton "Buddy" Edde, 70, of Old Hickory, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in Skyline Medical Center. Mr. Edde was a native of Marshall County, son of the late James Dalton "J.D." and Ester Walls Edde. He was retired from Enco where he was a heavy equipment mechanic. He was a member of the Hermitage Hills Baptist Church and a mason in the Old Hickory Masonic Lodge # 598...
Public Record (10/14/11)
Marriage licenses James Russell Crick and Brianna Nichole Staggs; Dustin Eric Hammonds and Bethany Skye Parks; Corey Lee Poarch and Mandy Leann Harwell; Brandon Neil Roberts and Cynthia Ann Smith; Ricardo Joseph Scarfone and Cheryl Liane Miller Beard; Ryan Patrick Smith and Jeanna Danielle Barron; James Brandon Talley and Jessica Leanne Kincaid; David Wayne Wright and Tammy Mae Horn Spratt...
Closing the door on those questions (10/14/11)
The dean of municipal law in Tennessee represents a town that's now probably eight times the size of Lewisburg, but there weren't 50,000 people there during the 1990s. Anyway, councilmen would ask her if it was OK to do something and she avoided saying yes or no by explaining how she could defend them in court if they decided one way or another. During that half hour discussion, most of the councilmen wanted to forget about it and do something else...
Hiring decision criticized (10/14/11)
To the editor: At a time when budget cuts are being made right and left to our taxpayer benefits, now Marshall County's Chancery Court judge is costing taxpayers a large sum of money to train someone in the replacement of retired Clerk and Master Tommy Higdon...