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Stories from Friday, August 8, 2008

Gospel meetings popular (08/08/08)
We are still enjoying the gospel meetings and I wish we could go to all of them. This week Wilson Hills, Farmington and Hardin Chapel are having gospel meetings. We went to Hardin Chapel Monday night. June and Gary Douglas were there from Catalpa. Some of our members are sick or have sickness in the family. Some will be going to Farmington Wednesday night as our Bible Class was cancelled...
Crockett Days kick off (08/08/08)
You're invited to step back in time this weekend, August 8-10, at David Crockett State Park just west of Lawrenceburg. The Park and the Davy Crockett Longhunters are staging the 26th Annual David Crockett Days. Davy Crockett's birthday is Aug. 17, and the event is always held the second weekend in August...
Local 4-H'ers attend 85th State Roundup (08/08/08)
During the third week of July, more than 400 senior high 4-H members from all across the state ventured to the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville to play a part in the 85th State 4-H Roundup. Since 1924, Tennessee 4-H'ers have gathered annually on a University of Tennessee campus for 4-H Roundup. ...
Sambo's Barbecue: We are not a bar (08/08/08)
CHAPEL HILL -- A restaurant proprietor who has applied for a permit to sell beer with meals has issued a statement refuting assertions from an alderman during last month's Beer Board meeting when he likened her business to a package store. "Throughout the entire ordeal with the passage of the beer drinking on premises, I never and still don't have any negative feelings toward anyone or their difference of opinion," said Tina Wesson, proprietor of Sambo's Barbecue restaurant...
New MCEA exec seeks 'cooperative spirit' (08/08/08)
While the courts gave the School Board 30 days to name a new negotiating team for work contract talks with the Marshall County Education Association, the teachers' group plans to take its time in selecting a successor for a negotiator who retired since the last bargaining session...
SunDrop burglars caught (08/08/08)
City Police are asking Marshall County's Juvenile Court judge to declare a couple of Lewisburg boys as delinquent as a result of alleged crimes at the Lewisburg Recreation Center on West Commerce Street last month. Jimmy Stitt, the recreation center's aquatics director said, "We had two SunDrop machines raided and a vending machine for snacks broken open. One used a pole to enter. The sad thing is they didn't get the dollar bills out. They just got the change."...
Local boy, 5, fights rare tumor (08/08/08)
Like most 5-year-olds, Hayden Johnson has a 1,000-watt smile, a bubbly personality and endless questions about how things work. He also has a "chordoma," a rare type of tumor that is diagnosed in only about 300 people in the United States each year...
Polls not always easy to decipher (08/08/08)
Political pollsters are reported as finding that Barack Obama and John McCain are neck and neck in their race for the presidency while both remain the presumptive nominee of their party. National political analysts have been talking lately about how truthful people are when they answer phone calls and are asked for their opinions on various aspects of the race, so the question of accuracy is raised about opinion polls...
License plates can be dog's best friend (08/08/08)
By Pettus Read Guest Columnist Eleven years ago this past July, my family adopted a two-year old Dalmatian from the local animal shelter. We had owned one once before and kept Biff for nine years until we had to give him away due to moving to a smaller place without fencing. That dog was special to my wife and myself because he was a part of our life during the BC years of early married life...
Obituaries (08/08/08)
Donald Ray Garrett Donald "Donnie" Ray Garrett, 55, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Garrett was a native of Carrolton, Ga. He was a self-employed plumber and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Cheeves Garrett; brother, Joel Thomas Garrett; and sister, Sue Farrar Garrett...
Briefs (08/08/08)
Marshall County parents who plan to home school their children for the 2008-2009 school year need to register with the Board of Education at 700 Jones Circle, Lewisburg, between now August 15. Classes at the Marshall County Adult Learning Center are re-opening for the fall session. Evening classes started Aug. 7, and will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Morning classes meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Aug. 12. For more information, call 359-7609...
Library feels economic pinch (08/08/08)
As director of the Marshall County Memorial Library, Jan Allen has had to become adept at making do or simply doing without. For modern day librarians, it's a skill that in many ways has taken on an importance equal to, if not greater than, that of mastering the subtleties of the Dewey Decimal System...
IDB seeks to recover PILOT funds (08/08/08)
A factory in Lewisburg that received a property tax break has been found in default of its contract with the city. As a result the city's Industrial Development Board has voted to request payment of what otherwise would have been an annual debt. How much money is at stake is to be determined by at least two people: IDB Attorney Bob Binkley, who explained the situation with Southern Heritage Shutters to the board on Monday, and Marshall County Property Assessor Linda Haislip, the official with records on property values.. ...
Special session set on schools budget (08/08/08)
Marshall County's School Board wants to spend more money than what has been proposed by the County Commission's Budget Committee, leaving the largest chunk of the county budget unresolved. A special session of the commission is set for Monday. "We want our budget to be considered by the full commission," School Board Budget Committee Chairwoman Kristen Gold said Monday night after the board met at the Central Office for more than 2 1/2 hours on the budget and with its attorney, who recommends funding teacher pay raises.. ...
Harley riders give her the 'low wave' (08/08/08)
It takes four to five times more gas to mow Kim Owen's lawn in Farmington than what's needed each week for her commute to and from work in Lewisburg. That's because her Longbo scooter gets 70 mph, and she has 12 acres of Bermuda grass. She and her husband, Dino Owen, live in the house with a flood berm near Rock Creek and Horton Highway...
County sports enjoyed banner season (08/08/08)
School is back in session in Marshall County, marking the beginning of a brand new high school sports cycle. Looking back on 2008 and the whirlwind of sports happenings in the county over the past 12 months brings back memories of great teams, outstanding athletes, and the rise to the top for three state champion squads...