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Stories from Friday, May 23, 2008

Board hears requests for water (05/23/08)
Faced with another petition for water service, Marshall County's Board of Public Utilities on Tuesday learned its attorney might be offering a judge the opportunity to make new law next month. The petition came from Harold Bradford on behalf of more than a dozen households near Peters-burg, where the rural residents said many of them hauled water for months in 2007. Many springs and wells are becoming weaker as the water table falls...
Champs! now available, check it out (05/23/08)
Group raising funds to honor fallen soldiers (05/23/08)
Operation Never Forget (a national project of congressional district programs and a 501c3 public charity) has made plans in Marshall County to memorialize each of the men in uniform who have answer-ed their country's call, fought a good fight, and had their lives cut short by making the ultimate sacrifice defending freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq, fighting the war on terror...
Some things not what they seem (05/23/08)
As we continually read in the newspapers and see every evening on the TV during the 6 o'clock news broadcast, the economy in this country is starting to see some hard times. Every day the price of a barrel of oil increases, another country gets mad at us for seemingly no reason at all and the race for the White House goes on and on and on. ...
Patrolman fired for off-duty driving (05/23/08)
A Lewisburg Police officer was fired Wednesday because his off-duty driving put the public in danger and because his responses to the city manager when asked about the most recent incident, which was witnessed by the manager. Shannon Biggs "wondered why" motorists driving south were getting out of the way when he was driving north and passing other motorists on Cornersville Road, City Manager Eddie Fuller explained after making public records available...
School budget exceeds revenue (05/23/08)
A Marshall County Schools' budget draft indicates spending sought from next year's budget exceeds revenue by nearly twice what was spent from reserves in the current budget. Schools Finance Officer Janet Wiles stressed Wednesday that's a true statement, but it's based on a first draft of the proposed budget. Furthermore, it reflects increased costs for the system and decisions officials face...
Memorial Day weekend activities (05/23/08)
The following is a list of activities that are planned in the Marshall County area this Memorial Day weekend. In honor of Memorial Day, Lewisburg American Legion Post 39 will hold a program at 11 a.m. Monday, May 26, on the Courthouse lawn. Mr. Ted Duning will be the guest speaker. ...
Council adopts Jackson law (05/23/08)
Lewisburg's City Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted the state law on how to judge a company's request for permission to develop a landfill. The vote came after extensive discussion. "I really believe that Waste Management will have to come to us for approval" of its proposed use of 11 acres at Cedar Ridge Landfill, which the company has run for years along Mooresville High-way, Mayor Bob Phillips said shortly after the meeting. "We'll have 1,000 people here."...
Hay on the ground and warmer weather (05/23/08)
Greetings: Good luck to all the folks cutting hay. I have noticed lots have been cut. One man told me he had 50 acres on the ground. The rains have been coming pretty frequently it seems and the grass is really growing fast. This time last year we were having dry weather after March and hardly any rain the rest of the year. Maybe this year will be better for gardens and crops and a good fruit year...
Briefs (05/23/08)
Joey Lee Miller of Lewisburg received a bachelor's degree cum laude from Rhodes College, Memphis. His parents are Christy and John Miller; his grandmother is Marie Smith. Miller had a double major in German and philosophy. MAY 23 The Industrial Development Board of the City of Lewisburg will hold a special meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, at the City Hall, 131 East Church St...
Marshall County softball takes center stage at Spring Fling (05/23/08)
In just a few hours, arguably the biggest game in Marshall County sports history, on the biggest stage will take place at the Blue Cross Spring Fling in Murfreesboro. The Forrest Lady Rockets, coming off a 2-0 loss last night to two time defending champion Trinity Christian Academy Lady Lions, will try to stave off elimination versus cross county rival Cornersville...
Lady Rockets win a nail-biter (05/23/08)
"Oh boy, what a wild way to start," Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham said after the Lady Rockets won in dramatic fashion, 1-0, Tuesday night versus Huntingdon in the first round of the Blue Cross Spring Fling in Murfreesboro. The game was a classic pitcher's duel, featuring Forrest sophomore Shelby Stinnett and Huntingdon ace Brooke Thomas, two of the premier pitchers in the state...
Lady Bulldogs cruise past North Greene, 7-0 (05/23/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (26-8) made a strong statement in their State Tournament opener, thumping the North Greene Lady Huskies, 7-0, at the Murfreesboro Starplex on Tuesday behind a relentless offensive attack and a dominant pitching performance from starting hurler Savannah Cole...
Lady Bulldogs fall to Trinity Christian (05/23/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (26-9) suffered their first loss of the 2008 postseason on Wednesday, dropping a 6-1 decision to two-time defending state champ Trinity Christian (42-6-1) in the second round of the State Tournament at the Murfreesboro Starplex...
Lady Rockets win a comeback classic (05/23/08)
The Forrest Lady Rockets denied Friendship Christian revenge from a stinging elimination defeat in last year's Spring Fling, pulling off a dramatic 5-2 comeback victory Wednesday night to remain undefeated at the Blue Cross Spring Fling. Forrest fell behind two-nothing as Friendship Christian scored single runs in the first on an RBI single by pitcher Hailey Rutledge and one in the third on an inside-the-park homer by Camille Cross...
James Thomas Woodward (05/23/08)
James Thomas Woodward Mr. James Thomas "Hoss" Woodward, 74, of Petersburg, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Lincoln Regional Hospital. Mr. Woodward was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from International Comfort Products after 44 years and was a farmer. He was a Sunday school superintendent and a member of the board of trustees of the Petersburg United Methodist Church.
Guy Swineheart (05/23/08)
Guy Swineheart Mr. Guy "Bubba" Swineheart, 53, of Shelbyville, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at Bedford County Medical Center. Mr. Swineheart was a native of Sycamore, Ill. He was a layout person for Cooper Steel in Shelbyville.
It's about our communnity (05/23/08)
It's about our communnity To the Editor: This letter is in response to an article written April 30, titled "City opens dialogue on race." There were some errors in the article. The NAACP did not just request the information during Black History Month, these requests started last year.
Memorial Day is a time to remember (05/23/08)
To the Editor: Midnight tonight will be the official kick off of our Memorial Day weekend. To some of us it is a weekend of remembrance of those lost in the line of duty in service for our country. Sadly, to some it will be just another excuse to drink and drive. While they put innocent lives in danger. And I guess that is their choice to make. After all, all the service men and women who this holiday is in honor of, died to give them that freedom...
Help wanted, apply locally (05/23/08)
A couple of public service jobs remain open in this community. One is a seat on the Lewisburg City Council. It comes with power and responsibility. The base pay is $150 per month and $50 for each special meeting. The open seat is a temporary position, expiring with the results of the city's May 2009 election...