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Stories from Friday, April 11, 2008

Paving contracts seen as a 'bargain' (04/11/08)
CHAPEL HILL -- Comments at a small bid opening here on Tuesday indicate how soft the road construction business is now in Tennessee. "We just need to keep our volume at our plant," said Chris Hawkins, owner of his family's asphalt paving company in Wartrace. "We'll do a good job for them."...
Council race gets two more candidates (04/11/08)
Barring last-minute developments, the Lewisburg City Council will have three choices to fill the vacant 3rd Ward seat on the panel. Today is the deadline for applicants. Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in City Hall is where and when the council is to vote on a successor to former Councilman Elvin White who resigned this winter. It's one of a couple of extra meetings this month to deal with various issues...
Historic home damaged by fire (04/11/08)
the oldest homes in this part of Marshall County on Tuesday night but the Berlin Fire Department, assisted by two other emergency agencies, prevented its destruction. "The structure is about 150 years old," Berlin Fire Chief Joe Greer said Wednesday. "It has been extensively restored by the present owners, Tom and Doris Alderson. This house is really a beautiful house in a picturesque setting."...
Chapel Hill considers annexation requests (04/11/08)
CHAPEL HILL -- Nearly 100 acres in three tracts are to be considered for annexation by the town's Board of Mayor and Aldermen when it meets on Monday. All three annexation requests are recommended by the planning commission. The largest request is from developer Ron Lampley, who wants to build two subdivisions on 54 acres along Eagleville Highway. ...
WMI landfill benefits county (04/11/08)
Free convenience centers, more than $750,000 for the county annually, and increased tax revenue are among the benefits Waste Management officials cite as a result of the company's operation of the Cedar Ridge Landfill. However, the landfill is reaching capacity and can't be expanded beyond a certain point...
Briefs (04/11/08)
Stephanie Poarch, daughter of Andy and Donna Poarch of Lewisburg, has been awarded the University of Tennessee at Martin McWhorter Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. Stephanie will be a freshman at UT Martin this fall. Cord McLean of Chapel Hill has been inducted into Rhodes College's chapter of Mortar Board, the national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service...
McQueen to play in All-Star game (04/11/08)
Lady Bulldogs lose to Richland Raiders (04/11/08)
ulldogs (8-5, 4-1 District) suffered their first District loss of the season Tuesday, dropping a 6-2 decision to the Richland Lady Raiders at home. Cornersville held a 2-0 lead through the first four innings of play, but the Lady Raiders took advantage of a couple of defensive lapses by CHS and pushed across six runs over the next two frames to pull out the victory. ...
Rockets squander two-goal lead, fall to Page, 3-2 (04/11/08)
The Forrest Rockets and the Page Patriots squared off in a battle for first place in District 11 A/AA Tuesday night in Chapel Hill and for 55 minutes it looked like a certainty that Forrest would prevail, leading 2-0. But it ain't over till it's over. Page came back to tie the game with 3:26 left and got the game winner at 1:19 to complete the wild comeback...
MCHS tennis gets back-to-back wins (04/11/08)
The Marshall County tennis teams are off to another great start this year with the boys standing at 4-2 and the girls sporting a 5-1 record. On Monday, MCHS defeated Spring Hill, 7-0, on the girls' side and the boys won, 6-1. They came back Tuesday and the boys squeaked out a 4-3 win over Middle Tennessee Christian School (9-0), while the girls threw a 9-0 shutout over their Lady Cougar opponents...
Lady Bulldogs rout Huntland (04/11/08)
o archrival Richland the previous day, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (9-5, 5-1 District) made Huntland their personal punching bag Wednesday, as they went on the road and squashed the Lady Hornets 24-1 in five innings. Having defeated Huntland handily in their previous encounter on March 11, Cornersville sat out several of their starters and used the opportunity to give their underclassmen some playing time...
Rockets break out the big bats (04/11/08)
The Forrest Rockets (9-6, 3-2), coming off a two-hit 13-0 shutout victory by southpaw Jacob Davis on Monday at Community, continued their dominance over the Vikings on Tuesday with an 18-5 five-inning victory at home. The Rockets banged out 18 hits, led by Colin Henson, who went 4-4 with six RBIs and three stolen bases. ...
DAR regent honored (04/11/08)
Sandy Wakham and Barbara Blackmore reported on their ongoing efforts to support those Marshall County troops currently deployed.
Gilliam-Bradford Engagement (04/11/08)
Mr. Keith Gilliam of Pulaski and Ms. Kelly Gilliam of Cornersville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Deanna Michelle Gilliam, to Mr. James Timothy Bradford, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. "Bo" Bradford of Cornersville...
Martha Andrews Thompson (04/11/08)
Martha Andrews Thompson Mrs. Martha Andrews Thompson, 89, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Mrs. Thompson was a true lady and a beloved wife, mother and friend.
Marisue Maxwell Williamson (04/11/08)
Marisue Maxwell Williamson Mrs. Marisue Maxwell Williamson, 100, of College Grove, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in Murfreesboro.
Bobby Loyd Thompson (04/11/08)
Bobby Loyd Thompson Mr. Bobby Loyd Thompson, 67, of Lake Charles, La., died Monday, April 7, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Thompson was a native of Lewisburg. He was retired from the United States Army.
Sherrod Murrey Ordway (04/11/08)
Sherrod Murrey Ordway Mrs. Sherrod Murrey Ordway, 90, of Montgomery, Al., died on Wednesday, April 2, 2008.
Landfill would affect Giles Co. (04/11/08)
To the Editor: I wish to commend the Marshall County Tribune for their coverage of the issues regarding the proposed landfill to be located along Route 31-A south of Cornersville. I am not against the creation of landfills; however, the location of such entities ought not impose a current and/or future threat to citizens in the immediate area or the surrounding areas.
Even president's powers limited (04/11/08)
To the Editor: Should a Martian suddenly find himself in our country and observe the media frenzy of the race for president, it seems to me that he would think that we believe that our total future depends on whomever is elected. Probably it would appear that we believe we would have no food, no job, and would not draw another breath if our favorite candidate should not be elected. Actually, in our wonderful government, the man/woman
Where was concern about north end of the county? (04/11/08)
To the Editor: I have been reading all the controversy over the landfill issue and the citizens' concern about their beautiful land and Richland Creek. Funny how none of these residents of Marshall County were concerned about the north end of the county having to live with two rock quarries and the effect it has on our landscape, our wells and most important the Duck River...
Why steal from a grave? (04/11/08)
To the Editor: This letter is for the mother who cried over her son's grave when the roses of her love for him were stolen. My wife and I lost our son nearly eight years ago. He was laid to rest in Lone Oak Cemetery in June 2000. We have kept flowers on his grave for every season since his death. We faithfully placed new arrangements for spring, fall and the Christmas season.
It should be about the quality of care (04/11/08)
To the Editor: Wake up Tennesseans, seniors and your families! At some point in our lifetime, the pending legislation before the House (House Bill No. 4053) and the Senate (Senate Bill No. 4075) can affect your very lives. Summaries of these bills can be found at: www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills...
Why recycle? Here's why (04/11/08)
By Barbara Woods Guest Columnist As Marshall County prepares to kick off its recycling program, here are the answers to a number of commonly asked questions. What happens when something is recycled? When something is recycled, something new is made from something that has already been used for the same or another purpose...
Naysayers are always with us (04/11/08)
By Pettus Read Guest Columnist In my most recent column, I expounded on just why I am supportive of the use of ethanol and expressed the point that increased use of ethanol and biodiesel may help stem even higher gas prices at the gas pump. But, since that column hit the presses, the naysayers of what's wrong with the world have spent their extra computer time sending me emails with copies of other people's articles attempting to prove that I must have been drinking the ethanol at the time I wrote that "piece," as my mother calls my articles, rather than pumping it in my FFV.. ...