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Stories from Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Legion Auxiliary plans to distribute poppies (04/09/08)
Used in a famous poem by Lt. Col. John McCrae, the poppy became a distinctive flower to memorialize those fallen soldiers and veterans who served their country. "In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below."
Legion Auxiliary plans to distribute poppies (04/09/08)
The American Legion Auxiliary will be out in full force on Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, raising money to honor and benefit veterans of Marshall County. This major fundraiser for the group will make possible assistance to those in need, or their families...
Forrest Middle School going high-tech (04/09/08)
By Rhonda Poole For the Tribune Forrest Middle School is going high-tech with the purchase of Interwrite pads and Classroom Performance Systems (CPS) for use in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade math classes. The system, purchased with funds donated by Joe Moss, First State Bank, Wal-Mart, and Chapel Hill Lions Club, will provide real-time feedback on comprehension during instruction. . . . .
More than one answer needed to long drought (04/09/08)
'But we've got to look at the next 50 years.' -- State Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro)
MMC goes smoke free (04/09/08)
'Marshall Medical Center is dedicated to encouraging healthy lifestyles.' -- Phyllis Brown, Marshall Medical Center CEO
Credit union opens new branch office (04/09/08)
side, it's apparent that the new Ascend Federal Credit Union facility in Lewisburg is not just another bank. The grand opening of the futuristic-looking building on Rock Crusher Road attracted a standing-room-only crowd last Wednesday. But Ascend is no Johnny-come-lately to the local financial scene...
Lewisburg codes getting an update (04/09/08)
Lewisburg's law on land use is being repaired now more frequently than most town codes are in a lifetime. It may only seem that way because the state has assigned a fourth planning adviser to the city during the year when a new codes enforcement officer has been on board and two new members of the planning commission are learning their responsibilities...
Landfill draws TV cameras (04/09/08)
The Marshall County landfill controversy has brought a modicum of fame to a number of local residents who saw themselves on Fox 17 news Monday night. Marilu Clift and Larry Clark spoke on camera in opposition to the proposed new landfill. The members of the Solid Waste Committee and its chairman, Don Ledford, were shown meeting on the stage of the Lewisburg Middle School auditorium...
Senior center honors Carden (04/09/08)
The Marshall County Senior Citizens Board of Directors recently presented the Rev. Leland Carden with a plaque for his service as board chairman from 2003 to 2007. 'Reverend Carden has done a lot of important work for our board and community during the years he served as board chairman. We truly appreciate his many efforts for the senior citizens of Marshall County,' said Senior Center Director Frances Murdock...
Ledford refutes firm's claim of any landfill 'partnership' (04/09/08)
proposal to develop a landfill at Cornersville and it stems from different interpretations of a brainstorming session in December. That's when Marshall County's Solid Waste Committee continued to brainstorm over where to send garbage when the landfill at Lewisburg is full. Depending on deliveries and a state decision on expansion, it could be full in six years, or less...
'It's going to be long 60 days! (04/09/08)
'The county commissioners who vote for another landfill are really saying, 'the best use of our county is a place to throw other peple's trash. We're tired of being dumped on in this county.' -- Albert Menefee III
Williams fired for misuse of property (04/09/08)
The Lewisburg city employee who complained to the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission about racial discrimination has been "discharged." Insubordination, misconduct and misuse of city property are listed as the reasons. "Several visits to an Internet porn site from the office computer when you were the director of public works" two-three years ago were cited by City Manager Eddie Fuller who concluded that the dismissed employee "had knowledge of the viewings ... ...
Faces on the square will be missed (04/09/08)
Next time you come to the square in Lewisburg to do your shopping and errands, two familiar faces will be missing. Larry Boatwright worked his last day at Lewisburg Industrial and Welding last week. He had been with them for an astonishing 49 years and two months. Fellow workers say Boatwright is the first to arrive and the last to leave...
Chamber to host fish fry, music in Rock Creek Park (04/09/08)
The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce has planned a big event in Rock Creek Park for Saturday, April 12. Russell Catering Service will be preparing a fish fry with all the trimmings, including their wonderful pies, and there will be four bands to play and entertain what they hope will be a large crowd...
Briefs (04/09/08)
Brooklyn Bates, 10, great-granddaughter of James and Lucille Walker of Lewisburg, has been invited to attend the 2008 People to People World Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. because of her high academic standing and promising leadership potential. People to People was founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower with the premise that peace can be achieved through understanding...
Titans Caravan coming (04/09/08)
The Tennessee Titans have announced the schedule for Titans Caravan 2008, the first of many events in a year-long celebration of the organization's 10th season as the Titans. This year's Caravan begins Monday, April 14, and will make a total of 50 stops over a span 11 days...
Bulldogs defeat Raiders at home (04/09/08)
Despite playing just their second game in the past 18 days, the Cornersville Bulldogs (5-3, 4-2 District) showed few signs of rust Monday, defeating Moore County, 9-2, at home to complete a season sweep of the Raiders. Mixing timely hitting with a handful of Moore County defensive miscues, Cornersville jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the second inning before coasting to the seven-run victory. ...
MCHS basketball awards banquet (04/09/08)
The Marshall County Tigers and Tigerettes held their Annual Basketball Awards Banquet Sunday at the Lewisburg Recreation Center to celebrate the highly successful seasons of both squads. After winning just eight games the previous campaign, the Tigers staged one of the biggest turnarounds in the state of Tennessee under second-year head coach Jason Tigert, posting an impressive 23-7 record en route to the District 10-AA regular season title...
Bussell, March named to TSWA All-StateTeam (04/09/08)
Both Gaby Bussell from Forrest and Lauren March from MCHS are devoted team players and play down individual awards and accolades, but both are deserving of being named to the Tennessee Sportswriters Association's All-State Basketball Team. What a career it has been for Bussell at Forrest. ...
Birth - Berry (04/09/08)
Birth - Tatum (04/09/08)
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Puhek-Crigger (04/09/08)
Alicia Puhek of Estill Springs and Ryan Crigger of Lewisburg will be married May 24, 2008, at Faith Lutheran Church in Tullahoma.
Patricia Ann Black (04/09/08)
Patricia Ann Black Mrs. Patricia Ann Black, 60, of Murfreesboro, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, in Nashville.
Joseph Branham Smith (04/09/08)
Joseph Branham Smith Mr. Joseph Branham Smith, 62, of the Wilson School Community of Marshall County, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, in Nashville. Mr. Smith was a native of Bedford County. He was retired after teaching accounting and economics for 34 years at Martin Methodist College, Pulaski. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg.