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Stories from Thursday, January 19, 2012

Unemployment down 4/10ths of a percent (01/19/12)
NASHVILLE -- The state Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced Thursday that Tennessee's unemployment rate for December was 8.7 percent, down from the November revised rate of 9.1. In Marshall County, the unemployment rate was 12.8 percent during November, down from 13.1 percent in October, according to the most recent figures from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Students learn about writing from local author (01/19/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Students heard first-hand what it's like to write a book and get it published when a local author visited a Lewisburg school last week. Judy Gill is a substitute teacher and a librarian at Marshall County Memorial Library, and now she's written a children's book called "Wish U Well."...
NAACP branch holds first ever march for Martin Luther King Jr. (01/19/12)
From staff reports The Lewisburg Branch of the NAACP conducted an MLK Day March down West Commerce Street on Monday, the day set aside as a national holiday to celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. "This is the first one, but it won't be the last one," Martha Lyttle said of the march from the parking lot where Ascend Federal Credit Union had offices on West Commerce Street to the east steps of the Marshall County Courthouse...
GOP gets ready for August primary (01/19/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's Republican Party chairman has resigned so he may run for the GOP nomination to campaign for the open seat representing Marshall and parts of Lincoln, Franklin and Marion counties in the state House...
Schools' employee raises still possible (01/19/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Bonuses for Marshall County teachers and other school staff moved a step closer to reality at last week's school board meeting. "It's my recommendation that you pass it," said schools director Roy Dukes. "I think it's long overdue," agreed Randy Perryman...
Crime Reports (01/19/12)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with domestic assault Arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license Arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license Arrested and charged with public intoxication Arrested and charged with theft under $500...
False alarms cost money (01/19/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg councilmen are set on a course to crack down on false alarms and cut fire department costs by sending bills to repeat offenders. City Manager David Orr last week reviewed highlights of ordinances used elsewhere. Subsequent discussion during the council's monthly meeting indicated a willingness to excuse some false alarms, but charge for city costs incurred because of recurring false alarms...
Retired teachers enjoy Christmas luncheon (01/19/12)
The Marshall County Retired Teachers Association Christmas luncheon was held on Dec. 1 at Westvue Church of Christ. It was hosted by First Farmers and Merchants Bank. President Barbara Capps welcomed the teachers and introduced guests Barry White, Brenda Wolaver, and Trey Garrard...
Ruby Jean Harris (01/19/12)
Ruby Jean Harris, 71, of Unionville, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Shelbyville. Miss Harris was born in Bedford County and was a daughter of the late Bryant Reed and Nannie Martha Haskins Harris. She was a graduate of Forrest High School in Chapel Hill and a very active member of Clay Hill United Methodist Church. Miss Harris retired from Henry Horton State Park when she worked both in the park restaurant and the golf course snack bar...
Nan Sweeney Duvall (01/19/12)
Nan Sweeney Duvall, 52, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. A native of Marshall County, Mrs. Duvall was a daughter of the late William Akin Sweeney and Nancy Ross Clyde Sweeney. She was formerly a sportswriter for the Lewisburg Tribune, a member of the Forrest School Alumni Association, and a member of Promise United Methodist Church...
Kerry Winchester (01/19/12)
Kerry Winchester, 51, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. Kerry was born Nov. 1, 1960, in Columbia, to James H. Winchester of Columbia and Dorothy Wise Winchester, also of Columbia. He played high school football in Chapel Hill where he graduated. ...
Elmer O. Roberts (01/19/12)
Elmer O. Roberts, 97, of Lewisburg, formerly of the Robertson Fork Community, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Roberts was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late William Jefferson and Mamie Grammer Roberts. He was retired from Genesco Corporation after 30 years and was a farmer. He was a member of the Robertson Fork Church of Christ...
Elizabeth Imogene Bentle (01/19/12)
Elizabeth Imogene Bentle, 91, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Bentle was a native of Sumner County, and daughter of the late Robert Wallace and Annie McDole Bentle. She was a 1938 graduate of Marshall County High School and attended Carson Newman University. She was retired from Heil Quaker Corporation and was a member of Lewisburg First Baptist Church...