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Stories from Friday, September 5, 2008

Catalpa (09/05/08)
I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday. We have had a nice day, Janice came and ate breakfast or brunch and we had barbecue, baked beans, and potato salad at 4:30. They went walking with Scooter after each meal, watched movies and put puzzles together. This was our Labor Day. I am getting my column written and since I have a pretty long one I'd better get at it...
Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville (09/05/08)
The Sunday August 24, 2008, edition of the Nashville Tennessean had an article in the "Travel: Hometown Tourist," page 31, titled, "Climb Aboard Lynnville's Steam Locomotive." The article was about Lynnville with several pictures of the downtown area. There was a great picture of the depot and train. If you did not read the article, you might want to get a paper. The article was written by Ken Beck of the Tennessean staff...
Corn in a jar to power your car (09/05/08)
That a presidential candidate could select as his running mate the former mayor of a town with a population smaller than Lewisburg's comes as no surprise to one who's pondered the stories of this small town for more than a couple of years. For the full story, see Friday's Tribune...
Former publisher Hawkins passes (09/05/08)
Family lore has it that he was one of the first three Marines to storm ashore at Guadalcanal. Those who knew James Hawkins and worked for him in his days as a publisher insist that, when things did not go to suit him, "Hawk" was still more than capable of raising a respectable storm nearly half a century later...
Ethics panel to reconvene (09/05/08)
The Marshall County Commission's Ethics Committee is to continue on Sept. 15 its consideration of complaints against two men accused of violating the state's law on ethics. For the full story, see Friday's Tribune.
Stormwater chief gets ready (09/05/08)
With so many people coming to Tennessee because of another hurricane slamming the Gulf Coast, some folks might see emergency housing as a responsibility for the man charged with enforcement of stormwater regulations in Lewisburg. For the full story, see Friday's Tribune...
Curtis accustomed to process (09/05/08)
Dr. Stan Curtis is not unfamiliar with the polite mayhem that is the annual school budget hearing process. "I've been through it before," Marshall County's director of schools says. Curtis says that for the last five or six years Maury County, where he was principal of Hampshire Unit School prior to assuming his new post in mid April, did not pass a budget until Oct. 1. One year they came close to shutting down the schools before a compromise was reached...
More landfill comments sought (09/05/08)
Waste Management Inc. has formally asked Lewisburg for permission to expand Cedar Ridge Landfill, a request that starts a public comment period today and will lead to another public hearing on solid waste disposal. For the full story, see Friday's Tribune...
School board passes budget (09/05/08)
"The buses will run!" rejoiced new school board member Curt Denton at the end of the meeting Wednesday night at which the board completed the necessary cuts and agreed a balanced budget. "If you have any questions, call Central Office and ask for Stan Curtis," Denton added, provoking general laughter...
Tullahoma trio too much for Tigers (09/05/08)
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers, coming off a big win last versus E.A. Cox last week ran into a three-headed monster from Tullahoma Tuesday night, losing 28-7 to the visiting Wildcats. Tullahoma quarterback Sam Tomes and his two running backs, Jordan Sheffield and Trey Burks were too much for the Tiger defense...
Friday night lights feature unbeaten county squads (09/05/08)
Week three in the prep football season features all three Marshall County high school teams going into their Friday night match-ups with identical 1-0 records.
Obituaries (09/05/08)
Clara Mae Thomas Clara Mae Thomas, 92, of Lewisburg, died Monday, September 1, 2008, in NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Thomas was a native of Carthage. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Thomas; and three daughters, Dorothy Fitzgerald, Linda Woodard, and Tish Stevenson...