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Stories from Friday, January 25, 2008

Council eyes 'split' raise for workers (01/25/08)
A consensus on merit pay raises for Lewisburg city employees was reached among a majority of City Council members on Wednesday when they agreed to, in effect, "split the baby." Instead of issuing merit pay bonus checks only, the council has agreed to also provide city employees a base pay hike to compensate workers for increased costs, according to council discussion during a non-voting workshop...
Early voting to end Thursday (01/25/08)
There are five and a half days left for early voting in Tennessee's part of the Feb. 5 Super Tuesday primary for Democrats and Republicans to select their nominees for president in the national election in November. The Marshall County Election Commission office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for early voting today and Monday through Thursday next week. Early voting hours tomorrow are from 8 a.m. until noon, election officials said...
School board narrows search (01/25/08)
The Marshall County Board of Education voted Wednesday to accept a recommendation to narrow its search for the position of schools director from 16 down to five. The recommendations came from the Tennessee School Boards Association, which had conducted a nationwide search to fill the position at the request of the local school board...
History lives at museum (01/25/08)
What do ladies' hats, an ancient handloom, and a Howdy Doody chair have in common? They can all be found in the Marshall County Historical Museum on College Street. Few residents of Marshall County seem to be aware that the museum opened here in 1996 during the Tennessee Bicentennial Celebration. It was the brainchild of pharmacist Winston Rutledge and probably would never have opened without the persistence of retired library director Charlene Bradley Nicholas...
Police board closes interviews to public (01/25/08)
Lewisburg's Police Advisory Board is scheduled to begin interviewing applicants for police chief Saturday morning, but members of the public won't be welcome, according to the board's chairwoman. After announcing shortly after their formation that they would meet in public and at times convenient for public attendance, members of the advisory board have decided to interview candidates behind closed doors, according to Lina Horner, chairwoman of the panel...
School Lunch Menus (01/25/08)
Marshall Elementary Monday - Breakfast - Honey bun, toast, fruit or juice, low-fat milk. Lunch - Reduced fat cheese pizza or tuna w/wheat bread, Cosmic fries, tossed salad, pear half, low-fat milk. Tuesday - Breakfast - Cinnamon roll, fruit or juice, low-fat milk. Lunch - Cheeseburger mac or chicken fried steak, creamed potatoes, steamed cabbage, black-eyed peas, cornbread, chocolate sheet cake, low-fat milk...
Briefs (01/25/08)
The Marshall County Adult Learning Center will conduct a free class on basic computer skills. Class size is limited to 10. Call 359-7609 for additional information and to register. Morning and evening classes are available. The Care Kitchen of Marshall County will serve a free hot meal from 6 to 7 p.m. ...
Wounded Tigerettes scratch and claw to end (01/25/08)
Only nine players got off the bus from Lewisburg for the LMS Tigerettes to play in the first-round of the Southern Middle Tennessee Conference Tournament Tuesday night at E.A. Cox versus the top seeded and unbeaten E.O. Coffman Lady Panthers. Head Coach Shonda Sparrow knew it would be an almost impossible task to beat the regular season champs with three players out and one of her starters ill...
LMS Tigerettes finish third at SMT tournament (01/25/08)
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (4-11) finished their season on a positive note this past Wednesday night, Jan. 23, when they defeated the home-standing E.A. Cox Lady Cougars, 29-24, in the consolation finals of the Southern Middle Tennessee Conference tournament...
LMS Tigers advance to SMT tournament finals (01/25/08)
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (9-7) punched their ticket to the Southern Middle Tennessee Conference Tournament championship game Wednesday night by defeating Fayetteville Junior High 53-39 in the semifinals at E.A. Cox Middle School. LMS controlled the game from start to finish, jumping out to an early 15-point advantage, and led by double digits the entire second half...
Tigers pound Panthers, 63-48 (01/25/08)
When you get knocked down you have to get back up. That's exactly what the Marshall County Tigers did Tuesday night as they thumped a solid Lewis County Panther squad 63-49 in Lewisburg after suffering their first District loss of the season four days earlier against Giles County...
Tigerettes upset, 44-40 (01/25/08)
The Marshall County Tigerettes found out the hard way that the game ain't over until it's over Tuesday night when they suffered a surprising 44-40 loss to District rival Lewis County in Dottie Kelso Gymnasium. Having demolished the Lady Panthers 58-30 in their first encounter on Dec. 11 in Hohenwald, the Tigerettes held a commanding 16-point lead at halftime and appeared headed to another easy victory...
Lady Dawgs break scoring drought (01/25/08)
The Cornersville Middle School Lady Bulldogs broke out of their month-long scoring drought in a big way Wednesday night, blistering the Rockvale Lady Rockets, 57-44, in the first round of the James C. Haile Middle School Invitational State Tournament at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro...
4H Cookbook filled with recipes from students (01/25/08)
It's not likely to make the New York Times' bestseller list, but the UT Agricultural Extension Office in Marshall County has so far printed 750 copies of the new 4-H Cookbook. "We may have to make more," said Trent Jones, the Youth Development Agent...
When English isn't your first language (01/25/08)
"We're not just teaching English, we're teaching the culture and getting the parents involved," says Jennifer Meyer, one of Marshall County's two English as a Second Language teachers. When children first register for school, one of the questions on the form is whether a language other than English is spoken in the home. ...
Sylvia Eloise Carr (01/25/08)
Sylvia Eloise Carr Mrs. Sylvia Eloise Carr, 61, of the Farmington Community, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Carr was a native of Moultrie, Ga., a homemaker, and a member of Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel Albert and Ouida Laree Funderburk Branch...
Truly Mai Foxx (01/25/08)
Truly Mai Foxx Mrs. Truly Mai Foxx, 85, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, after an extended illness. Mrs. Foxx was a native of Mulberry, Tn., a retired cook from the Petersburg Senior Citizens Center, and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Lewisburg...
Walls - Haywood (01/25/08)
Courtney Leigh Walls and Joshua Dale Haywood would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Courtney is the daughter of Kimberly and Jeffery Walls of Chapel Hill; the granddaughter of Myrtis and the late Herbert Walls and Faye and the late Carson Carroll, all of Chapel Hill; and of Marvin and Beverly Gentry of Shelbyville. ...