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Stories from Friday, March 2, 2012

Horse trainer indicted in alleged soring case (03/02/12)
A prominent Tennessee Walking Horse trainer and three others were arrested Thursday and charged in a 52-count federal indictment with violations of the Horse Protection Act. Jackie L. McConnell, 60, Jeff Dockery, 54, John Mays, 50, all from Collierville, and Joseph R. Abernathy, 30, of Olive Branch, Miss., were charged with conspiracy to violate the protection act by transporting and showing horses they knew to be "sored" and also falsifying entry forms and paper work.
DA Chuck Crawford to resign (03/02/12)
District Attorney General Chuck Crawford of Lincoln County abruptly announced his resignation Thursday morning, saying he was "physically and emotionally drained."
Vet's home being built (03/02/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer While leading a tour of his home that's being built near Lynnville, Shaun Meadows was the first to climb up onto the just-placed floor decking, up from ground level without a ramp or step ladder. Maybe it's not so exceptional until you realize that the tour guide -- a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant -- lost both legs to an improvised explosive device blast during a reconnaissance patrol in Afghanistan in July 2008...
Inmate says why he shot in self defense (03/02/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer In a letter to his father shortly after he was arrested, a Marshall County Jail inmate who's charged with murder says he shot two men in self-defense after being accused of being a plainclothes policeman or a confidential informant...
City gets new agent (03/02/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg has changed insurance agents from a man in Hohenwald to one at an agency on Nashville Highway, a move that's not changed the cost of the premium, but raised discussion during the recent council meeting about competitive bidding...
Local Farm Bureau women help the needy (03/02/12)
The Marshall County Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee observed Food Check-Out Week (Feb. 19-25) by collecting food money amounting to more than $100 to be distributed to needy community members through the Good Samaritan Corporation of Marshall County...
School budget for first half close (03/02/12)
Expenditures for the first half of the school year are mostly on track, school board budget committee members learned at a Tuesday night meeting. Led by chairman Donnie Moses, committee members worked their way through 31 pages of numbers relating to expenditures for the quarter ending Dec. 31...
MCAG Artist of the Month (03/02/12)
Melanie Gordon is a native of Lewisburg, proud of her Marshall County ancestral heritage, has been a community volunteer and artistic preservationist who works in pencil. Melanie received hands-on training with Lewisburg Printing in the early 70's in the graphics department along with being the first operator of a computer typesetting machine. ...
Columbia State signs Herron (03/02/12)
On Monday in Chapel Hill, the softball pipeline that runs from Columbia State Community College to Marshall County flowed again as Forrest softball staff ace Brooke Herron became the latest player to sign a Letter of Intent to join head coach Johnny Littrell and the Lady Chargers for the 2012-2013 season. "That pipeline is a beautiful thing," said Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham. "Hopefully we will have some more, maybe another one this year and in the future as well. That speaks well for our program that they think that much of us. They have a similar philosophy and our players do well there."
Warriors foil Forrest for third straight year (03/02/12)
My mother used to tell me things always come in threes and old Mom was right again as the Forrest Rockets took it to the limit Tuesday night in East Robertson before losing 57-51 to McEwen in the second round of the Region 5-A Tournament, marking the third year in a row the Rockets have been eliminated by the Warriors. "The guys played their guts out," said Forrest head coach Wes Hobbs. "I think everybody in the stands can be proud of, I know I am. I told them I would choose them to coach a million times. Both teams played hard and both teams played well."
CMS Lady Bulldogs blank E.A. Cox (03/02/12)
The Cornersville Middle School Lady Bulldogs started the 2012 softball season with a bang, as they whipped the E.A. Cox Lady Cougars 7-0 at home on Tuesday afternoon. After losing all three meetings to the Lady Cougars last year, CMS held a 2-0 lead through the first four innings of play in Tuesday's contest before crossing home plate five times over the next two frames to pull away for the seven-run victory.
LMS Tigers throttle Bulldogs (03/02/12)
After pummeling Fayetteville 11-1 in their season opener four days earlier, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (2-0) recorded their second straight lopsided victory on Tuesday by defeating the Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs 14-1 on the road in five innings. Aided by a 10-run outburst in the third inning, Lewisburg finished with 11 hits and six walks against three Cornersville pitchers while the Bulldogs aided the Tiger cause by committing six errors.
J. W. Tomlin (03/02/12)
J. W. Tomlin, 86, of Chapel Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Mr. Tomlin was a retired truck driver with Purity Dairy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maude and Louise Smithson Tomlin, and one son, Harry Leon Tomlin. He is survived by sons, James Ricky (Sandra) Tomlin, Ronnie Earl Tomlin, Jeff Tomlin, and Tony Tomlin; daughter, Patricia Ann (Jerry) Johnson; brother, James Tomlin; sisters, Gail Hartley, Shirley Ashworth, and Mildred Herndon; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and longtime special friend, Annie Wentzel.. ...
Elva Marie Tomlinson (03/02/12)
Elva Marie Tomlinson, 82, of Lewisburg, formerly of Campbellsville, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center. A native of Hickman County, she was the daughter of the late Nissie L. Bradley and John Groves England. She and her husband owned a dairy farm in Campbellsville. Mrs. Tomlinson was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ...
McAdams-Adams (03/02/12)
James L. and Barbara McAdams of Lewisburg are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, David Brian McAdams, to Starlith Marie Adams on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Andrea Adams of Kansas City, Mo., and the granddaughter of the late Don and Evelyn Adams, and Bill and Helen Friel...