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Stories from Friday, October 24, 2008

Funding sought for transfer station (10/24/08)
Marshall County commissioners are set on Monday to vote on borrowing more money -- this time for a trash transfer station because Cedar Ridge Landfill is running out of space. Also set for the 6 p.m. meeting in the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square are several appointments since Commissioner Joe B. Brandon resigned, and one of them is to a seat on the Marshall/Maury Regional Solid Waste Board...
Contract with EMS station ending (10/24/08)
Marshall County's Emergency Medical Service Committee is recommending that the County Commission rescind its contract with an assisted living center on Mooresville Highway. Scott Bidwell, administrator of the Murfreesboro-based NHC-owned facility for seniors, asked that the contract be ended because of the condition of the portable building that's been used for the ambulance station for about a year...
Mayor defers to Council (10/24/08)
Lewisburg's City Council should decide when and if a public hearing is conducted on Waste Management's request for permission to expand dumping operations at Cedar Ridge Landfill, two top city leaders said Wednesday evening. "We decided the Council needed to be consulted," Mayor Bob Phillips said as he explained what he and City Manager Eddie Fuller did after announcing last week that a hearing would be held early next month. "The decision was deferred to Tuesday."...
County officials pleased with early-voting turnout (10/24/08)
Early voting in the Presidential election continues through Thursday. Including today, Friday, there are only six days left to cast early ballots at the Election Commission office in the Hardison Annex on College Street. County election officials have six voting machines set up, and plenty of volunteers ready to answer questions...
Young gets 30 years in murder case (10/24/08)
SHELBYVILLE -- The former Marshall County High School student who was charged in the 2007 shooting death of a car salesman here pleaded guilty this week and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Jason Young, 21, of Lewisburg will be nearly 47 years old when he might be put on parole, District Attorney Chuck Crawford said of the last of three defendants to be convicted for the murder of Bill Ross on Valentines Day 2007...
County water bills could rise 34% (10/24/08)
A 34 percent rate hike was recommended Monday to Marshall County's Board of Public Utilities and water directors decided to address the issue next month for nearly 10,000 residents who use that service. A multi-million dollar, 57-mile water line extension project is cited by MCBPU's consulting engineer as increasing costs without counterbalancing growth in customer base to explain the utility's first rate hike in 16 years...
FMS hoopsters swept by Whitthorne (10/24/08)
By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer Forrest Middle School broke the seal on the 2008-2009 hoops season in Marshall County this week, starting with a split of games in Summertown on Monday, followed by a trip to Whitthorne Middle School to face the always athletic and tough squads from Columbia...
Titanic battle looms (10/24/08)
This is it. This is what everyone has been waiting for: No. 1 vs. No. 4, the battle for first place, and the battle of the undefeated. Home-field advantage for the first three rounds of the TSSAA playoffs and an easier road to the Blue Cross Clinic Bowl could be the ultimate reward for the winner...
Rockets need big victory (10/24/08)
The Forrest Rockets cannot overlook the Community Vikings this week and cannot let homecoming festivities in Chapel Hill dim their focus on their late season playoff run. The Rockets' (5-3, 4-3) big three-game losing streak win over Clarksville Academy last week was huge, buoyed by a big game on the ground from Levell Quezaire, Zack Ray, and Tyler Klaren and the infantry game plan should bode well versus Community (1-7, 1-6) this week...
Giles named Babe Ruth state commissioner (10/24/08)
Roger "Jabber" Giles has served the Marshall County Babe Ruth League in many capacities over the last 34 years, starting out as many volunteers do, coaching his two sons, Heath and Robbie. The years of hard work and Giles' dedication to youth baseball were recently rewarded when he was named Tennessee State Commissioner of Babe Ruth Baseball on Oct.15 by Babe Ruth CEO Steve Tellefsen...
Paying the bills -- down to the penny (10/24/08)
What I saw in the utility office lobby on Water Street is an American tragedy. A woman was quietly paying her bill to the Lewisburg Water and Wastewater Department in pennies. She was breaking them open from what appeared to be hand-rolled paper wraps, but maybe they were put together at a bank or one of those machines at the grocery...