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Stories from Friday, November 7, 2008

Veterans Day ceremonies Tuesday (11/07/08)
The Erwin M. McQuiddy Post No. 39 of the American Legion in Lewisburg didn't have to go far to find an appropriate speaker for this year's Veterans Day Program on the east steps of the Marshall County Courthouse on Tuesday morning. Thomas A "Drew" Davidson, recipient of the Purple Heart and a respected practicing attorney in Middle Tennessee, has offices on Lewisburg's public square and his front door faces he Courthouse lawn made hallowed ground by monuments to comrades in arms who did not return.. ...
Education committee discusses finances (11/07/08)
The County Commission's Education Committee met again with the School Board and other interested parties for another freewheeling discussion on budgeting and finance. They were continuing a meeting that started last week in the Courthouse Annex with a discussion of centralized accounting. Last Tuesday, they met at the Central Office...
Beer Board settles on compromise (11/07/08)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer With a suggestion that it's a city election campaign issue next spring, the owners of two restaurants persuaded officials to find a way to change Lewisburg's beer law so they could stay in business without being forced to be open six days a week...
First-time voter wants to attend Naval Academy (11/07/08)
A Lewisburg woman was scheduled for an interview at U.S. Sen. Bob Corker's office in Nashville today because of her request for an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. So, it was a memorable day Tuesday when she cast her presidential ballot for one of the Academy's most famous graduates. However, the Naval Academy was not the first reason given by Margaret Nash on why she voted for Sen. John McCain over President-elect Barack Obama...
Obama wins race, but county goes for McCain (11/07/08)
Marshall County voters cast their ballots like most other Tennesseans, favoring John McCain over Barack Obama, yet exit interviews with voters here indicated many anticipated the national results. Still, McCain's dominance here was less than his statewide percentages, according to unofficial results that face certification 10 days from today. Here it was McCain by just under 60 percent, while the senator from Arizona received about 61 percent of the votes in Tennessee...
Cornersville drops boundary changes (11/07/08)
After the Marshall County Planning Commission voted to make an unfavorable recommendation to the Coordinating Committee, the Town of Cornersville abandoned the attempt to make changes to its Urban Growth Boundary. "If you want to recommend unfavorable, I'll put the whole thing to bed," said town administrator Taylor Brandon at the end of the session. "I won't be upset in the least."...
County teacher arrested on drug charge (11/07/08)
A Marshall County Schools special education teacher has been placed on unpaid suspension following his arrest on a charge of simple possession of marijuana while on school property. One of the Marshall County High School lunchroom workers saw what appeared to be a partially smoked marijuana cigarette in Robert Jeffrey Cooper's hand and her observation was passed along to others at the school, according to a report filed by Sheriff's Deputy Travis Childers...
Tigers go west for battle in Lexington (11/07/08)
There is only one county team left standing after ten weeks of prep football, the same one as last season. The Tigers of Marshall County High School (8-2) travel west this week to take on their namesakes from Lexington High School (6-4) in the first round of the Class 3A TSSAA football playoffs...
Lady Rockets cage Cougars (11/07/08)
The Forrest Middle School Lady Rockets snapped their two-game losing streak in a big way, hammering the E. A. Cox Lady Cougars 42-12 in Chapel Hill Monday night. Forrest head coach Jessica Inlow had a plan and it worked to perfection. Inlow's game plan was to go directly into a 2-2-1 defensive press from the opening whistle and never let up...
Obituaries (11/07/08)
Obits for 7 Nov Morton Leonard Pyrdum Morton Leonard Pyrdum, 88, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at the Alvin C. York VA Hospital in Murfreesboro. Mr. Pyrdum was a native of Shelbyville. He was an interior finisher and past member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II; he served in the Asian-Pacific Theater and participated in the liberation of the Philippines...
The reasons why Obama beat McCain (11/07/08)
Now that the election is over and Americans have made an undoubtedly historic, if not correct, choice for president, it's time for the postgame show. If you've cared much about the election, you've probably heard two dozen post-mortems on the election. But I want to chime in, basically because I think presidential elections are some of the most fascinating competitions we have in this country...