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Stories from Friday, October 3, 2008

Utility may flip-flop on lawyer's bill (10/03/08)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's Board of Public Utilities has voted to pay lawyer fees for its member whose ethics case was dismissed last month by the County Ethics Committee. The utility board's decision last month attracted attention from residents and county officials. They've criticized it largely because board member Mike Waggoner voted for the payment and seconded the motion to pay Nashville-based attorney Don Scholes to defend him at Ethics Committee meetings...
Criteria eyed for schools' director (10/03/08)
Marshall County's School Board spent most of its two-hour special called meeting on Monday discussing how to measure the performance of its director of schools. The Board plans to assess Dr. Stan Curtis' performance annually, starting after he has been in office for one year. That's in April 2009...
School Board OKs differentiated pay (10/03/08)
The School Board held a special called meeting on Monday to approve a pay plan proposal that had to be delivered to the Tennessee Department of Education on Wednesday. The plan affects only a few teachers, and may be modified when teachers' work contracts are finalized in the up-coming labor contract negotiations between the Board and the Marshall County Education Association...
Obituaries (10/03/08)
Richard Lanny Burgess Richard Lanny Burgess, 61, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at NHC-Merihil. Mr. Burgess was a member of Westvue Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Dwayne Burgess and Brownie Elaine Young Burgess, and by uncles Willard Young and Myron Burgess Jr...
County seeks new business (10/03/08)
From staff reports Seven leaders from Marshall County communities are going to Atlanta next week to recruit more retail businesses during the annual southeastern convention of the International Council of Sopping Centers. Mike Wiles, the recently-hired executive director of the local Joint Economic and Community Development Board, is leading the delegation that will set up a booth to display what Marshall County offers with commercial sites, demographics and local incentives...
Week five signals halfway home for prep football (10/03/08)
Memories of the summer sun wane into an autumn wind and early October chill, signaling the halfway point in the prep football season and the glimmer of light that is a playoff spot gleams in the distance for Marshall County High School and Forrest, while the Cornersville Bulldogs must bite and gnarl to get back into the race over the last five weeks of the season...
Putting public safety first (10/03/08)
I was privileged to learn from the man who was the state emergency management director for Oklahoma before, during and after the federal building was bombed in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Nearly a decade ago, Tom Feuerborn moved to a Tennessee city that still holds to its small town roots so he could be close to his grandchildren but he couldn't stop being a public servant. After a stint as a planning commissioner, he was an alderman. That's how I met Tom...