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Serving Wayne County Since 1857 Wednesday January 19, 2011 WAYNE COUNTY NEWS 75¢ No. 27/Vol. 153 USPS670340 WAYNESBORO, TN 38485 Just A Pinch ~ Page 2A-7A Society ~ Page 6A Classifieds ~ Pages 12-13-14A Farm News ~ Page 18A Obituaries ~ Page 4A Sports ~ Pages 8A ONE SECTION - TWENTY PAGES Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Two Following Meth Lab Raid, W’boro On Monday, January 10, Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies raided a meth lab in Waynesboro, resulting in two arrests. Donald Lee Hendershot, 42, of 138 Pine Ridge Rd. in Waynesboro, and Lori Renee Skelton, 38, of 1111 Washington Street in Collinwood, were arrested on charges related to the production of methamphetamine. serve an arrest warrant on Hendershot for Failure to Appear. According to Chief Baer, they also had a tip that the location was being used as a meth lab. “We are averaging 10-12 tips a week,” he said of the very active tip line, Crime Fighters, which allows people to report suspicious activity anonymously simply by calling (931)722-2300. When deputies arrived at the trailer on Pine Ridge, they smelled a strong chemical odor even before they had reached the porch. It was evident that the residents were manufacturing methamphetamine, even from the driveway. Meth tech. Henry Williams was called to the scene. Deputies heard a great deal of talking and activity inside the residence as they approached, and they knew they had to gain quick access before the evidence was disposed of or the suspects left the scene, so a ram was used to get through the front door. (Continued On Page Two) Donald Lee Hendershot Lori Renee Skelton Deputy Jonathan Prince, Deputy Charlie Mosley, Deputy Kyle Belyew, Deputy Chad Pyle, and Chief Gerald Baer initially responded to 305 Pine Ridge Rd. to A “meth generator” is discovered, along with other items associated with meth production. C’wood Adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan, Recognizes Former Girl Scout Leader The Collinwood City Commission met in regular session Monday, January 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM in the Collinwood City Hall. Under Old Business, City Manager Gilda Collie updated the commission on the Café Collinwood building. She said that only the sink still needed to be installed. Mayor Jasper Brewer suggested advertising the building’s availability now. After some discussion, the commission agreed to have a work session on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM to discuss the building further. Next under Old Business, Dean Harrison addressed the commission concerning the well project. He said that he would put together a bid package which would include videoing the well and a pump test. He felt confident that construction would be underway by March. He also asked commissioners to consider a disaster grant application. Generators for the water and sewer plants could be purchased for less than $450,000 with funds from a disaster grant. Commissioner Danny Sandusky motioned to adopt the grant resolution; it was seconded by Commissioner Pat Brown and agreed upon by all. Mayor Brewer then discussed the county’s FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plan with the commission. He informed the commissioners that the Lutts Volunteer Fire Department was the recipient of a grant check in the amount of $5,441.17 from the Tennessee Farm Bureau Philanthropic Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The money was used to assist with expenses for the damage incurred during the floods on May 2, 2010. The fire department had extensive damage to the kitchen and office areas of the building which resulted in having to gut these areas and rebuild. The Lutts VFD is a volunteer unit that depends on help from the community. They express their gratitude to everyone who supports their monthly and annual fund raising efforts. A small group of faithful workers help to make these events possible and the fire department is grateful for being selected to receive this grant. (Total Weight 1 Carat) Includes: Princess, Round & Baguette Cut Diamonds Available In White Or Yellow Gold PAGE 1A JAN. 19.indd 1 $ exceeded the standards each year since No Child Left Behind in 2001-2002,” said Gailand Grinder, Wayne County Supervisor of Instruction. The standards, however, were more easily achieved in past years. Scoring is now being done differently in key areas like math, English, and science; these new scoring methods require more of the students. This, in turn, requires more of our teachers, as well. Teaching is a high pressure job, and it was even higher pressure this past school year as educators in every grade level tried to prepare their students for the stricter testing standards. It seems they succeeded. Scores, as a matter of fact, for this review period are very similar to scores in previous periods. Both teachers and students rose to the challenge of the new criteria. This success may, in part, be due to the high level of training most Wayne County faculty members possess. Of the 224 teachers and administrators reported, 157 have a master’s degree or higher level of training; that’s 70%! Only one school in our system, Waynesboro Middle School, received a “target” classification. The target label can be viewed as something similar to a yellow caution light. It does not prevent the system from passing, and the target was only given in reference to a small population of that school, the special education population and the economically (Continued On Page Three) Grand Jury Returns Indictments Against 12 Bridal Engagement Set “Hundreds Of Bridal Engagement Sets To Choose From” In 2010, our schools faced a dilemma. National standards were being revised to reflect higher goals, and there was concern that Wayne County might not be able to meet those new higher standards. Wayne County’s report card is now in, and our schools have met that challenge. According to the latest report by the Tennessee Department of Education, the Wayne County School System has met the requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). “Overall, as a school system, we have met or Lutts V.F.D. Receives Grant Assist With Expenses Flood Damage Valentines Special!!! (Continued On Page Two) Wayne County Schools Receive Passing Grade On State Report Card 999 Dixon’s Jewelry 200 N. Military ~ Lawrenceburg 762-9979 The Wayne County Grand Jury met on January 3, 2011. The following indictments were made: Billy J. Martin, Jr., was indicted on charges of Evading Arrest (D Felony) and Driving on Revoked License (B Misdemeanor). Brandy R. Wick was indicted on charges of Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacture (D Felony) and Possession Drug Paraphernalia (A Misdemeanor). Christy Pennington was indicted for Simple Possession Schedule II ( A Misdemeanor), Promotion of methamphetamine Manufacture (D Felony), Possession Drug Paraphernalia (A Misdemeanor). Erica Brewer was indicted on charges of DUI (A Misdemeanor), two counts of Theft (E Felony), and one count of Theft (D Felony). Jack J. Fisher was indicted for Theft (D Felony). 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