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Stories from Friday, October 17, 2008

Board debates bus stops (10/17/08)
Glenn Ezell, supervisor of transportation for the Marshall County school system, gave the school board's transportation committee plenty to think over when he met with them on Tuesday. The school bus garage is already keeping track of fuel used per bus per month on a spreadsheet, and the committee members will be kept up-dated with these figures...
Education panel reaching out to communities (10/17/08)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County commissioners' Education Committee wants to reach out and make itself available to the communities served by the public schools here. In a related effort, members of the committee led by Commissioner Larry McKnight want to have leaders of other similarly-sized school systems share their insights on how to educate students...
GOP leaders named (10/17/08)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer New officers were elected at the Marshall County Republicans' meeting Tuesday night. A vacancy had been created by their chairman, Andrew Wood, moving away. Mary Francis Johnson, who had been co-chair, was elected to the chairman's office, while new member Trey Church was chosen as co-chair. Janet Heckle, who is already leads the Marshall County McCain campaign, was chosen as assistant treasurer...
Police Chief Forbis gives tips to AARP (10/17/08)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Lewisburg Chief of Police Chuck Forbis was introduced to the AARP this week at their meeting in the First United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, and used the occasion to give them some tips for preventing identity theft and maintaining the security of their homes...
Developers' hunt hurt by bad economy (10/17/08)
A local delegation has returned from a shopping center business convention in Atlanta where businessmen realized that some of America's economic facts of life had come home to roost. "The economy has tightened up to where it would appear that they're not going into risky markets," Chapel Hill Town Administrator Mike Hatten said, adding that some businesses may want to look further into this market, but others won't...
Mayor calls for landfill hearing (10/17/08)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg Mayor Bob Phillips decided Thursday the city should tentatively schedule a hearing early next month so the City Council may hear public comments on whether Waste Management Inc. ought to be permitted by the state to expand the disposal area at Cedar Ridge Landfill...
Lady Rockets lose regular season finale, prepare for post-season (10/17/08)
By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer The Forrest Lady Rockets (5-5-1, 5-3-1)) traveled to Pulaski on Monday, ending the regular season with a 3-1 loss to Giles County (8-1-1, 7-1). The contest was good tune-up for the Lady Rockets, heading into the District 11A/AA Tournament, which begins Oct. 18. Forrest secured the fourth seed last week with their 4-1 win over Cascade and will host the Lady Champions in a first round match-up on Monday, Oct. 21 in Chapel Hill...
'Do you want your banner on the wall?' (10/17/08)
By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer Boyd West, head coach of the defending state champion Marshall County High School Tigerettes knows what it takes to repeat as state basketball champions and he has his squad prepared for the challenges ahead. West took over the head coaching duties from David Steely, who resigned shortly after the Tigerettes won the school's fourth state title last year in Murfreesboro, but he is no stranger to the program or the players...
Obituaries (10/17/08)
Mary Holley Thomas Mary Elizabeth Holley Thomas, 88, formerly of Limestone Avenue and resident of Franklin Pike in Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Oct, 15, 2008, at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Mrs. Thomas was a native of Giles County. She was a retired saleslady, having been affiliated with Princess Dress Shop, Gladys and Jane Dress shop, and Sullivan's Department Store. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg for over 60 years...
Memories of Nixon and healthcare (10/17/08)
I almost gave Nixon influenza, but the Secret Service saved him. That's the way I remember an incident that helped shape my view of the military, public health and what might be worth retelling this week. Dad moved Mom and me to a house near the Bethesda Naval Hospital in 1954. As the son of a lieutenant colonel, I was eligible for medical services where presidents get annual physical exams...