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Stories from Friday, October 31, 2008

GMM begins looking at '09 festival (10/31/08)
The Goats, Music and More Festival Committee held their usual lunch meeting on Monday to talk over this month's festival and start making plans for next year. October 2009 seems a long way away, but Lisa Jackson told the group she's already had a call from someone who wants to be a food vendor at the next festival...
JECDB executive to woo directors (10/31/08)
Attendance at meetings of the 21-member Joint Economic and Community Development Board for Marshall County has become a concern among members of the state-mandated board's executive committee. While the idea of removing a director for lack of attendance was discussed at a recent executive committee meeting, that panel of mostly mayors agreed to consult with other directors to ascertain their continued interest...
Inaugural Imaginary Gala set for Saturday (10/31/08)
The Marshall County Imagination Library Board has invited everyone to attend, by way of their imagination, a fund-raising event Saturday so that all proceeds may be spent on books for children age 5 and younger. "We did consider various other kinds of fund raisers, but one of the things we're most proud of in Marshall County is that we have zero expenses," says Peggy Hubbard, chairwoman of the local Imagination Library Board. "We have no staff."...
County prepares to fund its own transfer station (10/31/08)
The Marshall County Commission has taken another step toward borrowing up to $2 million for a trash transfer station and related spending if Cedar Ridge Landfill must close within a year. Commissioners have emphasized that no additional debt load has been taken on, nor has a particular method of borrowing been selected because of uncertainties in the money market and the lack of a decision by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation...
They come from afar to see our goats (10/31/08)
Travel writers from as far away as Washington D.C. and San Francisco visited a Marshall County farm on Wednesday during their tour of some of the tourist attractions of Middle Tennessee. Having missed the Goats, Music and More Festival, this was a chance for them to meet some of the unique animals that are the reason for the festival's existence...
Landfill hearing set for Nov. 17 (10/31/08)
Lewisburg's City Council will accept public comments about the proposed expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill during a hearing 17 days from tonight in City Hall. The hearing, at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, is when area residents are to say whether expansion will be consistent with eight standards for landfills as set forth in state law...
Closure of channel to creek OK'd (10/31/08)
Tennessee's Department of Environment and Conservation has granted Waste Management's request to bury trash across a gully that drains water to East Fork Globe Creek. "The authorized work eliminates the tributary in its entirety," according to the Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) issued by TDEC's Division of Water Pollution Control...
Will buses run on half-days? (10/31/08)
School bus service on abbreviated days may or may not be available in Marshall County, according to conflicting announcements this week from the schools' central office. "In an effort to alleviate the high cost of fuel, the ... Transportation Department will not provide bus service for students on abbreviated school days," Schools Director Stan Curtis said in a prepared announcement...
Board, MCEA to meet again (10/31/08)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Insurance, salaries, and "final provisions" are the topics that will be negotiated by the Marshall County Education Association, representing the teachers, and the Board of Education in order to finalize the teachers' contract...
Bring a lineman to school (10/31/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- October 15, 2008 -- From October 20 to November 9, elementary school students in the Nashville and Bowling Green, Ky., area can submit a hand-drawn picture for the chance to bring Tennessee Titans defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch to their school. ...
Scary night for football teams (10/31/08)
The final night of the prep football regular season comes down to a couple of frightful Halloween games that are in essence, first round playoff contests. The Forrest Rockets need to win, plain and simple to get in and it will be no easy task, traveling to Middle Tennessee Christian School as guests for the Cougars' first ever homecoming game...
MCHS bowlers take one of two from Spring Hill (10/31/08)
The Marshall County High School bowling teams traveled to the Spring Hill to take on the Raiders Monday at Columbia's Galaxy Lanes, splitting the matches with the Maury County school. The Tigerettes were more relaxed this week and had some great games. Junior Janiece Cathey bowled 160, 184, and 175 to win two of her points. Freshman Miranda Cheeves won all three of her points, rolling a 139, 150, and 162. Both girls are first year bowlers for head coach Robbie Giles...
FMS Middle School splits with Moore County (10/31/08)
After three tough consecutive road games to open the 2008-2009 season, the Forrest Middle School basketball teams finally got to come home Monday night, hosting Moore County. Two of those road battles were games versus E. A. Cox and Whitthorne, both members of Tennessee Middle School Association's large school division...
Obituaries (10/31/08)
Matthew Brandon Matthew Brandon, 36, of Belfast, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, in Lincoln County. Matthew was a native of Rutherford County. He was employed as a machinist with BDS Machine, Inc. He is survived by his parents, Bob and Linda Willoughby Brandon, and daughter, Skylar Brandon, all of Belfast; and maternal grandparents, George and Shirley Willoughby of Columbia...
Thinking out of the box ... or booth (10/31/08)
The complaint is back. "I'm not voting for a candidate as much as I'm voting against one." The complaint is also phrased like this: "I'm just voting for the lesser of the two evils." Then there was the woman who said she's voting, "but I'm holding my nose as I do it."...