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Stories from Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Top trainer accused of soring horses (03/07/12)
By Brian Mosely Special to the Tribune An undercover investigation into animal abuse in the Walking Horse industry is only "the tip of the iceberg," a spokesman for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) told the Shelbyville Times-Gazette. Late last week, a 52-count federal indictment alleging a conspiracy to sore horses was unsealed against prominent trainer Jackie L. ...
Eddie Bass stepping aside (03/07/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer The former Giles County sheriff who's represented Marshall County in the state House since 2006 is retiring from the General Assembly. State Rep. Eddie Bass, a Democrat who had considered running for re-election as a Republican, announced Monday morning that he will not be a candidate to represent the 70th District...
District attorney to teach next fall (03/07/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer The 17th Judicial District's loss -- with the prosecutor's resignation next July -- is the Fayetteville school system's gain as the top law enforcement officer in Marshall, Lincoln, Bedford and Moore counties will be teaching American history and government next fall...
Wheel tax stickers may change (03/07/12)
Marshall County motorists may be getting a different kind of wheel tax sticker next year, according to discussion during the most recent meeting of the county commission's budget committee. "We spend about $2,400 a year on stickers," County Clerk Daphne Fagan told committeemen, adding examples from other counties and how changing her office sticker practice will save money and prompt compliance...
Grant money to fix homes in Chapel Hill (03/07/12)
Chapel Hill residents living inside the city limits are urged to apply for a portion of the grant money the town received from the Tennessee Housing Development Authority. "This is an opportunity to help our citizens to improve their homes and in all matters reduce their electric bill," said Mayor Carl Cooper. ...
Crime Reports (03/07/12)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested on a fugitive-from-justice warrant from Texas Arrested on a contempt-of-court warrant from Chancery Court Arrested on 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force warrants Arrested and charged with driving under the influence...
Columbia Play Day turns into artic adventure (03/07/12)
After a week of temperatures in the high 70's, followed by the violent weather on Friday in Middle Tennessee, the Columbia Play Day was moved to Sunday at Ridley Park and the players and fans were greeted with artic-like, wind chill temperatures that dipped below the freezing mark. The Forrest Lady Rockets lost all four games, with the first two by the closest of margins. Forrest began the day with a 6-5 loss to Dickson County and followed that with another one-run, 5-4 loss to Franklin County.
Brewer, Yelensky combine for no-hitter in FMS opener (03/07/12)
The defending Mid-South Baseball Conference champions Forrest Middle School Rockets kicked off the 2012 season in style Thursday night in Chapel Hill as Alex Brewer and Ryan Yelensky combined on a five inning no-hitter in a 12-0 run-rule win over Westwood. "It was a great way to start the season," said FMS head coach Bart Joyce. "That was strong work from the mound from those two eighth-graders who are both great ball players."
LMS Tigerettes outslug Spring Hill (03/07/12)
Persistence paid off for the Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes softball team on Thursday night, as they rallied to defeat the Spring Hill Lady Generals 16-12 on the road in their season opener. LMS appeared to be in dire straits midway through the contest and trailed 6-1 at the end of the third inning. The Tigerettes then saw their bats catch fire after that point, as they scored 15 runs over the next three frames to forge a 16-10 lead before staving off a late Spring Hill comeback attempt.
Tigers take on Columbia in scrimmage (03/07/12)
With their season opener against Blackman fast approaching, the Marshall County Tigers baseball team tuned up for the 2012 campaign by taking on the Columbia Central Lions in a 10-inning scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at Joe George Field. After finishing second in the Class AAA State tournament last year, Columbia displayed impressive pitching depth on Saturday, as they defeated the Tigers 7-0 while six Lion hurlers limited MCHS to only three hits and four walks.
Larry Marvin Andrews (03/07/12)
Larry Marvin Andrews, 65, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 5, 2012, in Kindred Hospital. Mr. Andrews was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Marvin and Lucille Pinkston Andrews. He was a photographer and member of Bluff Springs Church of Christ...
Marigrace Burgett (03/07/12)
Marigrace Burgett, 71, of Lewisburg, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. A native of Long Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Lester Dean Birdsall and Vivien Birdsall, a former activity director for Merihil Healthcare, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg...
Harvell Edward Davis (03/07/12)
Harvell Edward Davis, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday evening, March 1, 2012, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville A native of Shelbyville, Mr. Davis was son of the late Willie B. Davis and Margaret Lucille Lawwell Davis, who survives. He was retired from the Bedford County Highway Department after 30-plus years of service and was a member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church...
Deborah Dianne Hastings (03/07/12)
Deborah Dianne Hastings, 55, of Shelbyville, passed suddenly Friday evening, March 2, 2012, at Heritage Medical Center. A native of Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late George Thomas Barnes and Glendon Warren Barnes Wilson, and stepfather John Harwell Wilson. Before she became disabled, she worked several years for the Sanford Corp and was a member of the Lone Oak Church of Christ...
Sherry Delane Holbert (03/07/12)
Sherry Delane Holbert, 56, of Belfast, died Friday, March 2, 2012, in Marshall Medical Center. Ms. Holbert was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Harold McAdams and Mary Josephine McDaniel McAdams of Belfast. She was employed with the U.S. Postal Service in the Belfast Post Office and was a member of the Church of Christ...
John M. Thomas Jr. (03/07/12)
John M. "Bud" Thomas Jr., 76, of Lewisburg, died Friday, March 2, 2012, in Columbia. Mr. Thomas was born in Maury County and was a son of the late Mattie Polk Leonard Thomas and John Morgan Thomas Sr. He was a retired Tennessee Walking Horse trainer, and for many years, was a vending attendant for Russell Catering Service. Mr. Thomas was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg and a member of the Marshall County Horseman's Association...