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Stories from Friday, April 25, 2008

Waste Management Waste Management (04/25/08)
Waste Management Inc., the company that proposes to develop a landfill at Cornersville to replace Cedar Ridge Landfill just west of Lewisburg, has donated money to various groups in Marshall County and is offering more as it's negotiating a contract with county commissioners if the legislative body permits a replacement landfill...
Robinson sworn in as city councilman (04/25/08)
Lewisburg's newest councilman was sworn in Tuesday morning by the city treasurer moments after Mayor Bob Phillips recalled that he and the new councilman had been county commissioners together years ago. "So the workings of local government shouldn't be entirely new to him," Councilman Robin Minor concluded about his new colleague, Councilman Ronald Robins. "I'm glad he's joining us on the council. I look forward to working with him."...
Earth Day brings out Earth Day brings out (04/25/08)
Earth Day in Lewisburg was marked by distribution of containers for recyclable paper, plastic and metal in neighborhoods on the southwest side of town. Other events surrounding the April 22 observance included a recycling service kickoff party Saturday attended by 78 people, on-going negotiations with Waste Management Inc. over the prospect of a new landfill contract, and completion of the distribution of the bins...
Signs throw Coke front office into a fizz (04/25/08)
Lots of things might go better with Coke, but the soft drink giant insists that doesn't include anti-landfill sentiments. Signs bearing the Coca-Cola logo and reading "Stop the Landfill!" are a misuse of the banners, a company spokeswoman said this week...
Green Kool-Aid and a cause (04/25/08)
Jessica and Alex Webster were doing a booming business earlier this week, selling green Kool-Aid and Rice Krispie treats at the park in Cornersville during spring break. They were set up opposite the Tri-Counties Environmental Association's storefront in the old post office where "Stop the Landfill" yard signs and T-shirts are available...
City, county balk at collection disparity (04/25/08)
Landfill contract negotiations between Marshall County and Waste Management Inc. became more complicated since the county's finance director explained how taxes are split with Lewisburg. It may result in garbage collection by Waste Management in Lewisburg, which has had free disposal from Waste Management at its Cedar Ridge Landfill. The county mayor sees an equity issue. The city mayor says it's not a tax issue...
Briefs (04/25/08)
Cord McLean of Chapel Hill is one of 32 students selected to the Phi Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa at Rhodes College, Memphis, on the basis of his outstanding record of leadership and service to the community. He is a junior majoring in anthropology and sociology...
Lady Bulldogs move into first place (04/25/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs moved into first place in the District 11-A standings Monday, when they traveled to Maury County and defeated Columbia Academy, 4-2. After sweeping the regular season series against Columbia Academy last year, Cornersville was upset by CA 5-4 in the District tournament en route to an early postseason exit. ...
Rockets tame Broncos in twin bill sweep (04/25/08)
You have to win the games you are supposed to win and that is what the Forrest Rockets did Tuesday, sweeping a double header from F.C. Boyd Christian School in Chapel Hill, 13-1 in the first game and 13-0 in the second. Forrest now sits at 6-4 in District 9A play, tied with Eagleville for third place, but the Rockets hold the tiebreaker with two defeats over the Eagles this season. ...
Tigers complete sweep of Bobcats (04/25/08)
Having already clinched the District 10-AA regular season title, the Marshall County Tigers overcame an extremely sluggish start to defeat archrival Giles County, 12-8, at home Tuesday on Senior Night. After needing a late comeback to defeat the Bobcats, 4-3, the previous evening, the Tigers (18-6, 13-1 District) once again found themselves playing catch up Tuesday evening and trailed Giles County 7-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning...
Chamber donation (04/25/08)
Local girl is going to Junior Olympics (04/25/08)
Kristen Williamson, daughter of Kenney and Barbara Williamson of Lewisburg, received third place overall for her level and age in the "Elegance in Bloom" Region 6 Championships, held March 29-30 in Franklin. She placed sixth in her region, which qualifies her to be on the Junior Olympic team at the National Championships, June 6-8, in Canal Winchester, Ohio...
Rock Creek Bible Society recognized (04/25/08)
Bethbirei Presbyterian Church was the first church of any denomination to be established in what is now Marshall County. Bethbirei, which means "House of My Creation" in Hebrew, was organized June 1, 1810, by Rev. Samuel Finley of Kentucky and 26 charter members. ...
Neighborhood buzz (04/25/08)
Last Friday, for the third time in a week, a swarm of bees formed on the flowering tree in the front yard of a house on Montclair Street in Lewisburg. The first time it happened, homeowners Benny and Brenda Matthews called the Extension Office and got the names of three bee-keepers in the area. ...
Ruth Staggs Doss (04/25/08)
Ruth Staggs Doss Mrs. Ruth Staggs Doss, 92, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at NHC Merihil Healthcare. Mrs. Doss was a native of Mt. Auburn, Tn. She was retired from Heil-Quaker Corporation and was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Goldie Marie Ashcraft Hubek (04/25/08)
Goldie Marie Ashcraft Hubek Mrs. Goldie Marie Ashcraft Hubek, 73, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Hubek was a native of Madison County, Ky. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, John William and Bertha Powell Ashcraft; husband, Rudolph V. Hubek; sisters, Bessie Lee Ashcraft, Sylvia Mertie Jones, and Hazel C. Ashcraft; brothers, Hermon J. Ashcraft, Cecil Ashcraft, Herbert Curtis Ashcraft, and Lemiel Emmanuel Ashcraft...
Billy F. Bush, Sr. (04/25/08)
Billy F. Bush, Sr. Mr. Billy F. Bush, Sr., of the Bunker Hill Community of Rutherford County, died Monday, April 21, 2008. Mr. Bush was a native of Rutherford County. He was retired from Home Roofing, Inc. of Murfreesboro and was a member of Rockvale First Independent Baptist Church...