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Stories from Friday, November 4, 2011

'Footloose' video shot here (11/04/11)
The Country Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton, recorded the video part of his music video "Footloose" at the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in theater here. "They asked us not to let it out before they did it," said June Douglas, wife of the theater owner, Gary Douglas. The long-time Lewisburg couple also operate Special Tees, a novelty printing business for hats, T-shirts and other things on Fayetteville Highway...
Police tell board gangs are here (11/04/11)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Gangs are active in Marshall County, the school board's policy committee was told last week, and their symbols are everywhere, in graffiti, tattoos, colors, and logos, even in certain sequences of letters or numbers. The eye-opening report came from Lewisburg Police Officer John Christmas who spoke during a Power Point presentation when the committee met at the school system's central office...
Public Record (11/04/11)
Marriage licenses Greg Ian Gentry and Amanda Ann Rose Jennette Coy; Emanuel Jamie Kight and Lindsey Hope Morton; Larry Martin Parrish and Amy Marie Adkisson. Business listings Persnikity Builders, 404 Edmonson Avenue, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, owner: Myron Wildmore; Tennessee Mechanical Corp, 101 General Forrest Court, Smyrna, TN 37167...
Marshall County Earns Three-Star Certification (11/04/11)
NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced last week that Marshall County has achieved certification under the state's Three-Star program for excellence in economic development. "Our goal is to create a business friendly climate that gives companies the confidence to invest and expand in Tennessee," Hagerty said. ...
Standardized school attire endorsed (11/04/11)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Marshall County school board policy committee members got more information on standardized school attire at their meeting last week. Visitors from Maury County were enthusiastic about the difference the policy made in their schools...
Mt. Pleasant woman gets probation in drug sales case (11/04/11)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Against her attorney's advice, a Mt. Pleasant woman pled guilty last week to a variety of drug charges. Cindy Marie Angus, 36, had been in jail since Aug. 1, but is now free on nine-and-a-half years' probation. Angus "insisted on doing it" against counsel's advice, Public Defender Donna Hargrove said in court to make a record of t decision...
Alleged home invasion leads to indictment (11/04/11)
By Karen Hall taff Writer A young Lewisburg man was indicted by the grand jury last month on charges arising from an alleged home invasion. Jessie Jordan Prater, 20, of Limestone Avenue, was charged with aggravated burglary, criminal attempted aggravated robbery, and evading arrest...
Christmas Parade to have patriotic theme this year (11/04/11)
From staff reports The Rotary Club here is planning something special for this year's Christmas Parade since the club's first Patriotic Parade was 10 years ago. "And in light of 9/11, we are revisiting that theme and doing another Patriotic Parade," Rotary spokeswoman Peggy Hubbard announced this week...
Fighting Irish invade Marshall County (11/04/11)
In an ironic twist of fate, both Forrest and Marshall County High School will host a pair of Fighting Irish squads in the first round of the TSSAA playoffs Friday night with both contests beginning at 7:00 p.m. At the "Rock" in Chapel Hill, the number nine ranked 2A Rockets take on Houston County (5-5) in the first ever meeting between the two schools.
Region success sends Forrest Cross Country girls to state (11/04/11)
The Forrest Cross Country program hosted sixteen schools at the Region 6A-AA Cross Country Championship on Thursday, October 27 at Henry Horton State Park on Saturday. The Forrest Lady Rockets, consisting of Ivy Donley (MCHS), Jessica Harmon, Brianna Mackie, Lupita Reyes, and Ashley Kincaid ran their way to an impressive third place finish and a berth in the TSSAA Class A/AA State Cross Country Championship on November 5 at Percy Warner State Park.
Band of Blue ends season with third place at state championship (11/04/11)
With hundreds of hours of dedication and hard work behind them, the Rocket Band of Blue ended the season by capturing third place in the 34th Annual Tennessee Division I State Marching Band Championship at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro on Saturday. The band's 2011 season began with a week long band camp in late July at the Dubose Conference Center in Monteagle and after their return, they presented a performance of their new show Cirque du Soleil "KA" with musicals selections of Opener, Flight, Pursuit, and Battlefield for family and friends.
FMS swept by Cascade (11/04/11)
basketball teams in Chapel Hill Tuesday night as the FMS boys (3-3) were trounced 52-24, while the Lady Rockets (2-4) put forth a gallant effort in a 39-37 nail-biting loss. The Lady Champions scored a dozen first quarter points, four more than the Lady Rockets, who put together a late run after falling behind 10-4.
Lady Eagles edge LMS Tigerettes (11/04/11)
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes had a chance to pick up a victory in their season opener on Tuesday night, but were unable to hold off a late charge by Meridianville, AL and dropped a 29-26 decision to the Lady Eagles at home. After trailing 14-10 at halftime, the Tigerettes turned in a strong third quarter performance and rallied to take a 20-18 lead. Meridianville, though, stepped up their play down the stretch and outscored LMS 11-6 in the fourth period to escape with the three-point victory.
Meridianville tops LMS Tigers (11/04/11)
On Tuesday night, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigers were unable to pass a tough early season test, as they opened the 2011-12 basketball campaign with a 45-32 home loss to a perennially strong Meridianville, AL squad. After leading by as many as nine points early on, the Tigers held a 13-11 advantage at the end of the first quarter, but the Eagles dominated the next two periods of play with the help of their suffocating full court press and outscored LMS 30-11 during that span to open up a 41-24 cushion before cruising to the 13-point victory.
Mary Alice Ervin (11/04/11)
Mary Alice Ervin, 81, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Life Care of Columbia. Mrs. Ervin was a native of Maury County, and daughter of the late John Morgan and Mattie Polk Leonard Thomas. She was retired from Heil-Quaker Corporation where she was employed in Quality Control. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Hershel Blackwell Jr. (11/04/11)
Hershel Blackwell Jr., 81, of the Yell Community, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at NHC-Oakwood. A native of Marshall County, he was the son of the late Maggie Dunnivant Blackwell and Hershel Blackwell Sr. He was a retired employee of International Comfort Products in Lewisburg and was a veteran of the Korean War having served his country in the United States Army...
Wallace Terrell Downs (11/04/11)
Wallace Terrell Downs, 60, of Belfast, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. He is survived by two sons, Christopher Downs of Franklin and Brent Downs of Smyrna; a daughter, Stephanie Gibbs of Huntsville, Ala.; and two brothers, James Downs of Hendersonville and Steve Downs of Gallatin. Three grandchildren also survive...
Mildred Yvonne Lowe (11/04/11)
Age 81 Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and Friend. She opened her heart, her home and her possessions to family, friends and strangers whenever they were troubled and in need. She raised generations from her children and her siblings to nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was priest and psychiatrist, doctor and lawyer, and momma to them all...
An open letter to Lamar, Bob, and Diane (11/04/11)
It's my understanding that y'all take the position that government ought to get out of the way of business when its trying to grow, employ people, make money and generally prosper. So, here's an opportunity to deliver on the recurring announcement that government ought to get out of the way and let business conduct business in a free enterprise, level playing field, open market economy...