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Stories from Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fla. Forrest school retains its name (11/05/08)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A school board in Florida has voted to keep the name of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader at a majority black high school, despite opposition from a black board member who said the school's namesake was a "terrorist and racist."...
Beer hours challenged at City Hall (11/05/08)
Owners of two Lewisburg night spots want the city to change a law that requires restaurants that serve beer to be open six days a week and serve two meals per day. "I'm not mad or angry," said Leonard Malone who owns The Outer Edge at 121 Legion Ave., "but I feel like I have the right to be open and to be closed when I want to."...
Election results anticipated (11/05/08)
A lot of Marshall County voters probably identified with other Tennesseans yesterday, voting for John McCain or Barack Obama to succeed George Bush as pollsters and pundits predicted the state would stay GOP-red while the nation was turning Democrat-blue...
Council helping businesses (11/05/08)
Lewisburg City Council has approved two programs for a couple of businesses so their costs will be lower and new jobs may be created. A loan of $550,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the state and city is being made for Autom Co. the Phoenix, Ariz.-based church supply business that's moving much of its operation here...
Consolidation recommendation reiterated (11/05/08)
One of the men who caused the creation of the Marshall County Board of Public Utilities has been a champion of consolidation and as he was leaving that panel recently, he reasserted that method of improving public service. "We need to look at the opportunities for cooperation between the utilities... to bring these organizations together to achieve the economy of scale we could have together," Joe Barry Brandon told the MCBPU during a special called meeting of the rural water service on Oct. 21...
Attempt to hold cell phone for ransom fails (11/05/08)
An attempt to obtain money in exchange for the return of a cell phone last week failed when a Lewisburg police officer intervened. Officer Amanda Newcomb was dispatched to the Wal-Mart Supercenter on North Ellington Parkway at about 9 p.m. in reference to a lost or stolen cell phone...
Centralized accounting discussed (11/05/08)
The County Commission's education committee met with school board members and other interested parties for a discussion of centralized accounting last Thursday. "We're here to learn, as I've told Dr. Stan Curtis (Director of Schools) and Ann Tears (chairman of the school board)," said Larry McKnight, chairman of the committee...
Three schools to be in produce program (11/05/08)
Three of Marshall County's elementary schools are participating in a new federally-funded fresh fruits and vegetables program that runs through Sept. 30, 2009. Oak Grove, Westhills and Marshall Elementary are sharing almost $100,000 to be spent exclusively on fresh produce...
Board minutes not approved (11/05/08)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's Board of Public Utilities directors were confronted with a couple of routine matters during their regular meeting in October when they could not take action. Minutes of the September meeting of the board were not approved because doing so requires a majority of the members of the board and, with one absent and another who'd resigned, the remaining three members didn't unanimously vote to approve the minutes...
Whitehead sworn in (11/05/08)
Lewisburg's newest city council member was sworn in Friday during a short ceremony at City Hall. "It's an exciting time in city government when we have someone come in to give us new ideas and new perspectives," said Mayor Bob Phillips, welcoming Odie Whitehead Jr. who was appointed by the other councilors at their monthly meeting earlier last week...
Champions Run re-claims Mid-State Cup from Saddle Creek (11/05/08)
It was high drama over the weekend as members from Saddle Creek Golf Club and Champions Run Golf Club came together for the 4th Annual Mid-State Cup matches. Saddle Creek came into the two-day tournament as defending champions, holding a 2-1 lead in the yearly matches...
FMS Rockets continue early season hot streak (11/05/08)
The Forrest Middle School Rockets, under the tutelage of Robby Reasonover, continued their early season hot streak on Thursday, winning 36-31 in Chapel Hill over Cascade to move to 4-1 on the season. The Rockets blew away the Champions from the get go, scoring the game's first 15 points. Zach Horvath had seven points, Brooks Lamb scored six, and Tyler Rumley nailed a big three-pointer in a balanced first quarter scoring attack...
Tigers fall to Giles (11/05/08)
For the second straight year, the Marshall County Tigers will be traveling west in the first round of the playoffs after they dropped a 25-20 decision to archrival Giles County on Halloween night in Pulaski. With second place in Region 5-3A on the line, the Bobcats led from start to finish en route to their third straight victory over MCHS...
Forrest turns over playoff spot to MTCS (11/05/08)
Forrest turns over playoff spot to MTCS By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer For the second straight year, the Forrest Rockets will be sitting on the sidelines for the TSSAA football playoffs. This season, Forrest was knocked out 21-14 by an MTCS squad that will be making the school's first ever playoff appearance next week, traveling to Wayne County...
Obituaries (11/05/08)
Obits for 5 Nov. Murial Thomas Finley Murial Thomas Finley, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. Mr. Finley was a native of Marshall County. He was an Army veteran, and was a self-employed painter and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Louise Finley...