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Stories from Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Deadlines extended for chamber pageant entries (05/23/07)
The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce has extended the deadline for entry forms for the Miss Marshall County Pageant.
Chamber accepts vote by tourism committee (05/23/07)
Marshall County by a Kentucky company retained by the Chamber of Commerce is being ended in accordance with decisions by the Chamber's board and the county tourism committee that appropriated money to the Chamber for the contract. Oversight for the contract with We Make Things Happen Corp. of Bowling Green, Ky., was assigned to the Chamber last year before the county election. Some $30,000 was budgeted for WMTH services. Half was appropriated to start work on a brochure, signage, and to create an Internet web site to attract tourists to Marshall County. . . . .
Growth plan affected by FEMA maps (05/23/07)
Federal flood maps have affected Marshall County's proposed 20-year growth plan, a document with maps to show where towns may annex land, the county's building official says. Marshall County commissioners rejected the proposed 20-year growth plan earlier this spring when the commission chairman explained that the proposal includes too much land available for annexation. And while Chapel Hill leaders have said they don't intend to annex land without agreement from property . . . . .
Flood maps to be final Sept. 28 (05/23/07)
ederal flood insurance maps for Marshall County have been adjusted, but not finalized and until they are, county property owners may find it advantageous to buy flood insurance because map changes may increase their premium. That's according to Don Nelson, . . . . .
Police Beat (05/23/07)
The following information came from reports by the Lewisburg Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. May 18 -- Theft of license plate owed by Charlotte Reder, 526 Centennial Ave. The missing license plate number is 076-NWS. No known suspects. . . . . .
Hamilton appointed to state board of funeral directors (05/23/07)
Dennis Hamilton, formerly of Marshall County, has been appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen to the State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers for a term of four years. The board regulates funeral directors, embalmers, and funeral establishments.
Credit Union breaks ground for new branch office here (05/23/07)
Leaders of Ascend Federal Credit Union have broken ground for a new branch office in Lewisburg and hosted the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce's morning mixer this month.
Mr. Ollie (05/23/07)
Senate bill focuses on biofules, efficiency (05/23/07)
We are approaching the summer driving season, and from Mountain City to Memphis, Tennessean are facing higher gasoline prices. The nationwide average price for a gallon of regular gasoline reached an all-time high of $3.10 this week -- an increase of more than 23 cents in the last three weeks. Unfortunately, we must begin to face the reality that the days of cheap gasoline might well be over.
Spring Fun Show begins Thursday (05/23/07)
The 37th Annual Spring Fun Show is upcoming this Memorial Day Weekend beginning Thursday, May 24 through 26, at Calsonic Arena at the historical Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville.
The Red Cross seeks your help to raise funds (05/23/07)
Helping families who require assistance as a result of fires or floods, the Red Cross provides much needed food, clothing and shelter to those who hve lost their home to a disaster. Without this help these families would have no where to go.
Eagle Ensemble presents concert (05/23/07)
Under the direction of Anna Beth Grant and Todd Campbell, the Oak Grove Eagle Ensemble performed their spring concert, "Sounds of Spring," on the afternoon and evening of May 8. Children in grades 1-3 performed three selections including "Hakunah Matata" . . . . . .
School system to hold new registration (05/23/07)
The Marshall County School System will hold new student registration on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for any student who was not enrolled in a Marshall County school last year.
4-H members attend Project Fair (05/23/07)
4-H members from seven counties traveled to compete at the Central Region Area 3 4-H Project Fair on May 16 at Columbia State Community College in Columbia. From dairy to nutrition and fitness, 4-H'ers spotlighted their projects through demonstrations or exhibits.
County Soil Conservation District Spring activities held (05/23/07)
This Spring, the Marshall County Soil Conservation held its annual tree giveaway.
Local Meetings (05/23/07)
The Marshall County Board of Public Utilities will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at 9 a.m. in the conference room at 624 West Commerce St., Lewisburg. The public is invited to attend. The Marshall County Codes Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. at 2212 Courthouse Annex. . . . . .
Sports Briefs (05/23/07)
YSO Lewisburg presents Major League Soccer Camp Lewisburg AYSO Major League Soccer Camp will be held June 18-22 at Jones Field. Ages 7 and older will attend from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and two . . . . . .
Lintz leads Tigers to state tournament (05/23/07)
The old baseball axiom that good pitching beats good hitting was never more true than Friday night at Joe George Stadium in Lewisburg where a standing room only crowd witnessed a pitching duel between home town ace Seth Lintz and Bolivar Central's Will Irvin that will be talked about for years to come.. . . . .
Lady Rockets return to state tourney (05/23/07)
Go Haley! Go!" Those were the sweet words that Forrest Head Coach Becky Cheatham remembered after her Lady Rockets hung tough and defeated the 2006 Class A state-runner up Columbia Academy Lady Bulldogs 6-5 in front of a packed house Friday night in Columbia. . . . . .
Jamar Jenkins transfers to Radford University (05/23/07)
Radford University Press Release Chapel Hill native and 2003 Forrest High School alum, Jamar Jenkins has signed a National Letter of Intent to transfer to Radford University, according to men's basketball coach Brad Greenberg. He will join the Highlanders in the fall with two years of eligibility remaining. . . . . .
Temple and Reynolds to wed on May 26 (05/23/07)
Frances Katherine Temple and Rembert Neal Reynolds, Junior, both of Brooklyn, New York, will wed on May 26, 2007, at the home of the bride's family. The Reverend Michael G. Hub will performed the 5:30 p.m. ceremony. A reception will follow at Breeze Hill Farm.
Machuta graduates from basic training (05/23/07)
Air Force Airman Jonathon M. Machuta has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Gas prices show need for better energy bill (05/23/07)
With Memorial Day and the official summer driving season approaching, drivers are paying a heavy price for our nation's dependence on foreign energy. On average, U.S. families are paying a record $3.10 for regular gasoline, which is 72 cents more than the price at the beginning of the year. In Tennessee, the average price per gallon is $2.84 -- 111 percent higher than it was in 2001.
Uncle Sid visits the restaurant near the interstate highway (05/23/07)
It was just after lunch time when I pulled in the long gravel driveway of Uncle Sid's and Aunt Sadie's farm. The day had been a beautiful spring day as May days can be around the end of the month and I could see Uncle Sid just getting out of his old faded red pickup parked near the tool shed out behind the couple's white weather boarded home. A visit with the old farmer always sends me away a much better person than when I had arrived.
Dear Commissioner: (05/23/07)
Dear Commissioner: My name is Jared McKnight and I am a proud resident of Lewisburg, Tennessee where I grew up and I truly enjoyed the rural lifestyle.
Thanks for making our reunion a success (05/23/07)
To The Editor: The Shelbyville Retired Telephone Pioneers wish to take this opportunity to thank you for publishing information regarding our first reunion. This reunion was for Bell telephone company employees who have worked or still work in Shelbyville. Getting the word out about this reunion was made easier because of your newspaper.
We do not want to be the trash can of middle Tennessee (05/23/07)
Why do we allow the importation of tons upon tons of waste into Marshall County?