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Stories from Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Check-cashing scheme draws six-year sentence (07/18/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A man from Nunnelly, Tenn. pleaded guilty last week to five counts of forgery. This represented the Marshall County portion of a check-cashing scheme carried out at several locations in the mid-state. Aaron R. Holder, 29, told Lewisburg Police Detective James Johnson an acquaintance came to him last year and said he "had a way to make some real money."...
Welcome to work! (07/18/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County Schools Director Jackie Abernathy held a reception recently for new administrators so they could meet the school board, other leaders and be welcomed to town. The unstructured mingle and meet event was on Thursday, July 12, during the hour before the monthly meeting of the Board of Education. At least three new hires from other school systems were present with at least three county educators with new jobs...
Drug task force audit shows no problems (07/18/12)
Special to the Tribune Tennessee's comptroller has given the 17th Judicial District's Drug Task Force a clean bill of health in its annual audit, while five other districts were cited for various issues. The 171-page report from Comptroller Justin P. Wilson reviews funds administered by the district attorneys' general offices and the drug task forces in the 31 districts in Tennessee for the year ended June 30, 2011...
Traffic stop on I-65 leads to drug bust (07/18/12)
From staff reports NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A state trooper arrested a woman on felony drug charges Friday following a routine traffic stop on Interstate 65 in Marshall County. Sgt. Wayne Dunkleman charged Twila S. Dixon, 26, of Madison, Tenn., with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, deliver, and sell. Dixon also received a speeding citation...
72 jobs opening in Lawrenceburg (07/18/12)
From staff reports NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An auto parts manufacturer is developing a factory in Lawrenceburg where 72 jobs are being created, a state official said Friday. TPR and Federal-Mogul Tennessee, Inc. will locate a plant at 201 Helton Drive, Lawrenceburg, State Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said...
Pitts named new MCHS football coach (07/18/12)
Marshall County High School found the new leader of their football program on Thursday afternoon when Aaron Pitts was officially named the head coach of the Tigers. Having served as an assistant coach at MCHS from 2007-09, Pitts had taken over as Stratford High School's head coach this past semester, but applied for the job at Marshall County because he enjoyed his first stint with the Tigers. "It just feels like home. I fit here and feel at home here," said Pitts. "There's a comfort level because I still know some of the guys when I was here before and have kept in touch with some of them."
Giles County drubs Thunder (07/18/12)
Coming off a 3-1 defeat to Lawrence County earlier in the day, the Marshall County Thunder were knocked out of the 14-year old Babe Ruth District tournament on Sunday night when they were thumped 19-5 by Giles County in the loser's bracket final en route to finishing third in the tourney. Giles County jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Thunder tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom half of the frame thanks to a two-run double by Stuart Warner.
Garvin, hot bats propel 15U stars over Columbia (07/18/12)
The 15U Marshall County Babe Ruth all-stars opened up the District 8 Tournament in style Sunday night, pummeling host Columbia 17-4. Tanner Garvin turned in a dominating performance on the mound for head coach Bradley Maddox's squad, tossing five innings of no-hit ball, including ten strikeouts and zero bases on balls.
Pugh cools off Marshall County 15s in second round (07/18/12)
The Marshall County 15U all-stars pounded out 15 hits and got a stellar performance on the hill from Tanner Garvin in game one Sunday night, but in game two the tables were turned as Lawrenceburg's Mason Pugh shut out the MC nine 4-0. Lane Whitesell, Chandler Harmon, David Looney, and Curt Taylor had the only hits for Marshall County in the contest, while Lawrenceburg managed seven hits off Looney.
Thunder rolls past Columbia (07/18/12)
Not much went wrong for the Marshall County Thunder on Friday the 13th, as they thumped Columbia 13-3 in six innings at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field in the first round of the 14-year old District Babe Ruth tournament. The two teams were locked in a 3-3 tie through the first four and a half innings of play, before the Thunder cashed in on a slew of late game defensive miscues by Columbia and crossed home plate 10 times over the next two frames to claim the mercy rule shortened victory.
Lawrence County edges Thunder (07/18/12)
With rain postponing Saturday's games, the Marshall County Thunder fell into the loser's bracket of the 14-year old Babe Ruth District tournament on Sunday afternoon after dropping a hard fought 3-1 decision to Lawrence County in the second round of the tourney at Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Field. The Thunder held a 1-0 lead through the first three and a half innings of play, but Lawrence County scored twice in the bottom of the fourth to seize a 2-1 advantage before tacking on an insurance run in the sixth en route to advancing to the tournament championship game.
Kenneth Dunnivant (07/18/12)
Kenneth "McGoo" Dunnivant, 53, of Cornersville, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Dunnivant was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late G. H. and Eula Geneva Dunnivant. He attended Cornersville First Baptist Church...
Philip Edwards Wilson (07/18/12)
Philip Edwards Wilson, 60, of Chapel Hill, died Friday evening, July 13, 2012. He was born in Bedford County and was a son of the late Donald Brown and Elaine Hedgcoth Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a graduate of Forrest High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. ...
Mary Ruth Fowler Calvert Pruitt (07/18/12)
Mary Ruth Fowler Calvert Pruitt, 88, of Chapel Hill, died Friday, July 13, 2012. A native of Marshall County, Mrs. Pruitt was a daughter of the late Otis and Knoxie Cochran Fowler. She retired from Durango Boot Co. after 32 years of service, following which she worked for the Marshall County School system in food services for nine years. She was a member of the Hickory Heights Church of Christ...
Gladys Jean Foster (07/18/12)
Gladys Jean Foster, 81, of the Possum Trot Community, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at NHC-Lewisburg. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Maggie Lou Pigg Bradford and Roy Bradford. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hardin Chapel Church of Christ...
Dorothy Marie Morrison Holt (07/18/12)
Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Morrison Holt, 64, resident of Petersburg and former longtime resident of Holly Grove Road in Lewisburg, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. The Marshall County native was the daughter of the late Julian and Mary Lillian Morrison. ...
Robert Lee Myers (07/18/12)
Robert Lee Myers, 70, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Myers was a native of Olaton, Ky., and son of the late George Franklin and Nina Mae Hollinsworth Myers. He retired from Marshall Manufacturing as an engineer...