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Stories from Friday, May 9, 2008

Chevy dealer steps up to bat (05/09/08)
In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Roberts and Lyons GM has developed a partnership with Marshall County Little League through the Chevy Youth Baseball program that will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2008 Little League baseball season...
Real world advertising (05/09/08)
Rabies still a threat in Tennessee (05/09/08)
NASHVILLE -- Spring and summer mean having fun in the sun and enjoying many outdoor activities. Keeping your family safe is also important. The Tennessee Depart-ment of Health reminds Tennesseans that preventing exposure of people and their pets to the rabies virus is a priority, especially during this time of year...
Mother's Day: the untold story (05/09/08)
What is the most commonly used five-word phrase in the English language? My personal guess would be "I love you, Mom, butů" I see you nodding in recognition. Moms give us life. They nurture us. They see us through times of injury and illness. They inspire us with a slice of their own indomitable spirit. But mothers also know how to push all our buttons and drive us crazy...
Giving back to the community in Petersburg (05/09/08)
In October 2006, Brad Dillenback organized a work crew and obtained funding to re-roof the Petersburg Senior Center. In no time the roof was finished and activities resumed. But damage had already been done to the floor support system. Some time later, during a gathering, part of the building's floor collapsed several inches. It turned out that many floor joists had broken, leaving a portion of the dining hall that could no longer be used...
Locals to compete in 'the Iroquois' (05/09/08)
Eight thoroughbred horses will be traveling from Cornersville to Nashville Saturday morning to compete in the Iroquois steeplechase races at Percy Warner Park. Four are trained by Ted Thompson, the rest by Karen Gray. The trainers are friendly rivals, and between them have links to most of racing and fox hunting history in Middle Tennessee...
City developers option land (05/09/08)
Lewisburg's Industrial Development Board has voted to buy a purchase option on 46 acres that adjoin the city business park on Mooresville Highway. The $5,000, six-month option is on a tract of land priced at $225,000, according to Eddie Wiles, chairman of the development board that met over lunch in City Hall on Monday...
Smith complaint alleges trespass (05/09/08)
Former Marshall County Commission Chairman Sam Smith has complained in Chancery Court, alleging trespassing by an environmental consultant and the Tri-County Environ-mental Association's attorney, according to court records. The former commissioner has sold a purchase option to Waste Management Inc. for nearly 300 acres that would become part of a landfill just northwest of where Pulaski Highway crosses Richland Creek in Cornersville. That's where the trespass is alleged to have occurred...
Grants available (05/09/08)
NASHVILLE -- The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced its annual call for discretionary grant applications. Nonprofit organizations serving to improve the well-being of residents of the Middle Tennessee area are eligible and encouraged to apply...
LMS to host career day (05/09/08)
Lewisburg Middle School will host Career Day on Wednesday, May 14. Two sessions will be held: the first from 8 to 11:30 a.m., and the second from 1:00 to 2:50 p.m. Many local professionals will be on hand to speak throughout the day. Slated to speak to the students are Mike Wiles, Officer Doug Alexander, nurse Julie Selvey, Travis McKnight, Bill Spence, Richard Medley, Aubrey Flagg, Shawna Cowser, Doug Lowery, Ryan Johnson, Dr. ...
Guard units return home (05/09/08)
FT. BRAGG, N.C. -- The Tennessee Army National Guard's 1175th Transpor-tation Company, composed of units from Tullahoma, Brownsville and Jacksboro, is back on U.S. soil this week after being deployed to Iraq for almost a year. The nearly 300 soldiers who departed Tullahoma on May 5, 2007, are now at Ft. Bragg, NC, undergoing out-processing. The unit is expected to return to their home stations within approximately a week, although no specific date has been announced...
Autom to employ more than anticipated (05/09/08)
Autom Church Supply Co. of Phoenix, Ariz., has already expanded plans for its new building in Lewisburg, a company official said shortly after groundbreaking ceremonies in Lewisburg's Business Park. The company is planning 40 new jobs instead of 25...
Caution: Bad intersection (05/09/08)
Residents and city officials in Lewisburg want a traffic light at North Ellington Parkway's intersection with Rock Crusher Road to the north and North 5th Avenue to the south. It's a difficult intersection, according to City Councilman Robin Minor and City Manager Eddie Fuller. ...
Smith facing ethics charges (05/09/08)
The organization formed to oppose development of a landfill at Cornersville has asked the Marshall County Ethics Committee to investigate a former county commissioner and his Realtor because the group's leaders suspect "improper, unethical and/or criminal actions" regarding a land purchase option...
Landfill request withdrawn (05/09/08)
Waste Management has withdrawn its request to develop a landfill on 595 acres along Pulaski Highway in Cornersville. "Based upon a combination of technical and local concerns," Waste Management Market Area Vice President Tim Wells said in a Wednesday evening letter to Marshall County, "we have decided to withdraw our request of the Marshall County Board of County Commissioners for Jackson Law approval of this location."...
MCHS Boys / Girls State (05/09/08)
LMS students 'go fish' (05/09/08)
Collecting for the cause (05/09/08)
Honor society (05/09/08)
Campus leader (05/09/08)
Don't forget, Sunday is Mother's Day (05/09/08)
I hope all mothers have a happy day and to all our mothers who have gone on, we will remember them with grateful hearts for their tender loving care. I always write these words by President Abraham Lincoln every Mother's Day: "All I ever am and hope to be I owe to my dear mother."...
Lynnville Blackberry Festival is June 27 (05/09/08)
Congratulations to Chad Sisk for being selected as a member of the University of Tennessee Spirit Squad for 2008-'09. Chad attended the tryouts last weekend in Knoxville, where he competed in the three-day event. Coach Joy Postell made her exciting announcement by handing each new member a Tennessee Cheerleading shirt as she welcomed them into the Vols family...
Briefs (05/09/08)
Paij B. Lintz of Lewisburg received the Outstanding Modern Foreign Languages Student Award during the 44th annual Honors Day at the University of Tennessee at Martin. 10 Clay Hill United Methodist Church will hold a benefit yard sale for a church sign in memory of Renee Newman, starting at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at 3164 Warner Road, about a mile past the skeet range at Henry Horton State Park. For more information, call Pastor Joe Bowers at 615-298-1154...
Tigers beat Panthers to advance to finals (05/09/08)
It was tougher than the final score indicated, but the Marshall County Tigers advanced to the championship game of the District 10-AA tournament Monday, defeating the Lewis County Panthers, 9-3, at home. Although MCHS had outscored Lewis County 24-2 in their three previous meetings this season, they found themselves locked in a 3-3 tie with the Panthers through the first four and a half innings of play. ...
Lady Bulldogs earn berth in tournament (05/09/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (21-8) exorcised their ghosts of postseasons past Monday when they defeated second-seeded Columbia Academy, 4-1, at Richland High School in the third round of the District 11A tournament. With the win they advance to the championship game and earn a berth in the Region 6A tourney...
Lady Rockets continue to rule (05/09/08)
The Forrest Lady Rockets continue to dominate softball in Marshall County, running their streak of consecutive district titles to 15 with a 2-0 victory over Cascade Tuesday night in Chapel Hill in the District 9A title game. Shelby Stinnett has been a big part of the reason for the stranglehold over district opponents the last two years, especially Cascade. ...
Culleoka ousts Bulldogs from tournament (05/09/08)
Even the best-laid plans can go awry. The Cornersville Bulldogs (14-14) saw their season come to an end Tuesday at Columbia Academy when they dropped an 8-2 decision to the Culleoka Warriors in the loser's bracket final of the District 11-A tournament...
Lady Tigers bounce back (05/09/08)
extra-inning loss to Page on Monday, the Marshall County High School Tigerettes (17-9-1) pulled themselves up and annihilated Lewis County, 10-0, Tuesday in Lewisburg. Brandie's Jett's seventh-inning, two-out two-run single tied Monday's game, but Page came back to score the game winner on a bloop single after the Tigerettes had almost worked their way out of a bases-loaded no-out jam...
Lady Dawgs break District drought (05/09/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (22-8) captured their first District tournament title in 11 years Wednesday, traveling to Lynnville and defeating archrival Richland, 4-2, in the championship game after rallying from a two-run deficit. Having split the regular season series with the Lady Raiders, Cornersville trailed, 2-0, heading into the bottom of the third inning. ...
Tigers shut out Page to capture title (05/09/08)
The Marshall County Tigers (26-7) reclaimed what many MCHS baseball fans consider their birthright Wednesday, defeating Page, 3-0, in front of a packed house at Joe George Field to capture the District 10-AA tournament championship. Although they have won the regular season crown each of the last two years, the Tigers collected their first District tournament title since 2004 with their victory over the Patriots...
Violet Dillehay Cheatham (05/09/08)
Violet Dillehay Cheatham Mrs. Violet Dillehay Cheatham, 92, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at NHC Oakwood.
Ronald Andrew Biega (05/09/08)
Ronald Andrew Biega Ronald Andrew Biega, 46, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Saturday, April 19, 2008.
'Dirty stinking garbage dump' (05/09/08)
To the Editor: I am writing in opposition to the proposed landfill south of Cornersville. I have heard it called many things already. Waste Management calls it an "environmental center." Waste Management should call it their "goose that will lay the golden eggs." I prefer to call it what it would actually be, a dirty stinking garbage dump.
Be responsible and recycle (05/09/08)
To the Editor: I recently drove through your county and saw signs indicating that your community opposes a landfill in your area. I understand that sentiment.
'My whole life will change' (05/09/08)
To the Editor: My name is Levi Henry. I live in Diana, Tenn. My grandparents live on Claude Fox Road. Waste Management is trying to put a landfill close to their house. They have 100 acres that I have lived and played on all my life. I plan to raise cows on that land when I grow up.
Landfill will affect everyone (05/09/08)
To the Editor: My husband and I were born and raised in Marshall County. We were proud of our county and the beauty of it could not be compared. The hills and the fertile land in the south of our county was known as the best farm land in the county and was so productive that it made many residents wealthy enough that they're offspring are willing to sell it off for garbage.
Reality isn't pretty (05/09/08)
To the Editor: Well, it has happened. We've outgrown our present landfill and now a new site has been selected. My, how much energy is surrounding it. Signs on lawns, people discussing the ramifications.
Stop this travesty (05/09/08)
To the Editor: Due to ill-health, I have had to drop out of active participation in the landfill matter. I regret
Mother's day is fast approaching (05/09/08)
To the Editor: I doubt you will print this letter. You have never printed one I have written. But I thought I'd give it one more try. Mother's Day is fast approaching. I know you only feature one or two mothers. Which is fine for those mothers. But why not devote a whole section to letters about mother's like your counterpart in Shelbyville? But I guess some people would not approve, right? Oh well, I'm going to try anyways...
A dumping ground for others? (05/09/08)
To the Editor It is humorous that our county commissioners should entertain the idea of putting "another" landfill in Marshall County. How could another landfill possibly benefit this county? Will it create 500 new jobs? Will it increase property values? Will it attract tourism to our county? How will it greatly benefit people in Chapel Hill, Belfast, Farmington, Petersburg, Berlin?...
What should the question of the week be? (05/09/08)
Newspaper reporters don't have all the questions, so this week we decided to ask our readers for suggestions for an up-coming question of the week. Fortunately, everybody we asked knew about this column and were eager to offer us their ideas. We present their answers here...
How many hats can you wear? (05/09/08)
During the 1990s, Fred Hobbs was, simultaneously, mayor of Eagleville; the district's representative to the Tennessee House of Representatives; a member of the Rutherford County Board of Education, which elected him chairman of that panel; and for one year he was chairman of the board of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce...
Don't get caught up in food costs (05/09/08)
A few years back I heard, and used in one of my articles, a story about a farmer who had decided to quit farming and do something else. When he was asked why he was giving up the farming career he had been involved in for so long, he said, "There are just too many 'ups' for me."...