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Stories from Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jobs Bill may pay school employee bonuses (12/14/11)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Bonuses for all school employees, paid from the federal Jobs Bill, moved a step closer at December's school board meeting, but not without reservations expressed by several school board members. When the Jobs Bill was announced just over a year ago, school board members were excited by the possibilities, talking about paying academic coaches as well as awarding bonuses to teachers...
Jailer's vehicle crashes (12/14/11)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A Marshall County Jail corrections officer collided in his county transport car with a car his ex-wife was driving on Highway 431 as they traveled toward Lewisburg after she picked up their children on Sunday, the Sheriff's Department reported Monday...
Cops for kids shopping spree (12/14/11)
From staff reports Dozens of elementary school children - those who otherwise might have had a less than merry Christmas - went shopping with Lewisburg Police officers and volunteers on Saturday. "It was a great experience, I think, for everyone; the police department employees, volunteers, the children and even the employees of Wal-Mart who were helping out," Police Chief Chuck Forbis said...
State, federal spending cuts hit town utility (12/14/11)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer CHAPEL HILL - Federal budget cuts and reorganization under a new governor are issues town leaders face as they proceed toward better service to residents here in northern Marshall County. Gov. Bill Haslam "came in with changes in the last few months," consulting engineer Will Owens of Griggs & Maloney in Murfreesboro reported to the board. "Part of those changes put the CDBG in limbo."...
Dogs available for adoption at the Lewisburg Animal Shelter (12/14/11)
Special to The Tribune Many dogs are available for adoption through the Lewisburg Animal Shelter. Many of these beautiful, playful dogs are set to be euthanized this morning, Wednesday, Dec. 14. Please spread the word to your friends, co-workers and family about these pups...
Man found hiding under kitchen sink (12/14/11)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Lawmen hunting for a Lewisburg man found him hiding in Cornersville. Marshall County Sheriff's Deputy Jerry Harden had a failure-to-appear warrant and an attachment for child support from Maury County to serve on Johnathon J. Vagts, 29, of Limestone Avenue...
Evangelist drowned; city police chief says (12/14/11)
From staff reports Drowning was the cause of death for the evangelist who went missing in late September and was found dead three weeks later in Rock Creek on the north side of Lewisburg. "That's what the medical examiner's pathologist told us," Police Chief Chuck Forbis said Monday, "but again, it was my understanding that it was based on where he was found. There was no sign of trauma or foul play."...
Vernon commits to Martin Methodist College (12/14/11)
County High School Tigers, recently signed a letter of intent to attend Martin Methodist College in Pulaski next year on a baseball scholarship. "I chose Martin Methodist because I can get a great education there, I like the coaching staff and it is close to home, so I don't have to worry abut being there by myself," said Vernon.
Red-hot Rockets earn sweep (12/14/11)
The red-hot Forrest Rockets' (6-4-3-0) winning streak increased to four games over the weekend, beginning with a 56-44 win at home Friday night versus District 9A foe Huntland (2-3, 1-1) and ending with a 53-27 thrashing at intra-county rival Cornersville (2-7, 0-1) on Saturday night. The Hornets managed to stay close to the Rockets for about five minutes in Chapel Hill, tying the game at 5-5 before Forrest scored the final nine points of the quarter to open up a 14-5 margin after the first eight minutes.
Tigerettes build for the future (12/14/11)
It is not easy being a Tigerette head coach, especially when the wins and losses are hard to come by as in recent years, but this is exactly where second year head coach David Junkins wants to be and he relishes the challenge of living up to the lore of the past. "I came here because I wanted to be around that," said Junkins. "There is a huge set of shoes to fill, but that is why I came here because these girls expect to win and their parents expect them to win. They know what hard work is, their parents know what hard work is, so when we come in and be demanding in practice, the girls just know that is the way it should be and that is the way it is supposed to be."
Forrest falls, rebounds vs. Cornersville (12/14/11)
The Forrest Lady Rockets (3-6, 1-2) went through some more growing pains over the weekend, losing to Huntland 45-37 in overtime in Chapel Hill Friday, but came back with a big 46-43 nail biting win at Cornersville (4-5, 0-1) on Saturday. Forrest turned in one of their worst shooting performances in recent memory versus the Lady Hornets (7-3, 2-1) Friday night, yet still managed to claw their way back in to the ballgame to force overtime before falling by eight to their District 9A opponent.
FMS hoop squads eliminated from World Tournament (12/14/11)
It was one and done for both FMS basketball squads as they both went down to defeat in Wednesday night's first round of the Duck River Valley Conference Tournament in Chapel Hill. In what is widely known as the long running World Tournament, the FMS boys took the court first versus Moore County and actually led early on before the Raiders ran away and hid with a convincing 48-25 win...
Jeffrey Wayne Jones (12/14/11)
Jeffrey Wayne Jones, 50, of Lewisburg, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville. A native of Marshall County, he was the son of Billy Wayne Jones and Barbara Bigham Jones. He was CEO and Plant Manager of B & W, a member of the Marshall County Golf Club, Marshall County Chamber of Commerce and Lewisburg First United Methodist Church...