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Stories from Friday, November 14, 2008

$500,000 grant may bring water to 250 (11/14/08)
Nearly 250 Marshall County residents may get water service at home through a project starting next spring because Gov. Phil Bredesen has authorized a grant of $500,000 to the county's Board of Public Utilities. It's in response to the second request for help to extend water service to residents along Milltown, McLean, Reynolds and Wilson School roads as well as Anderson Lane, according to Lisa Cross, a community development specialist with the South Central Tennessee Development District Office in Columbia.. ...
Curbside recycling may expand sooner (11/14/08)
Curbside recycling of paper, plastic and metals for all residents of Lewisburg may be available sooner than originally planned, according to a report to the Marshall County Solid Waste Committee this week. Meanwhile, the Solid Waste Department has recovered a large trash bin from a scrap metal business and refurbished it to be used for recyclable materials, Solid Waste Director Morgan Thomas told county commissioners...
Coach's championship rings taken in burglary (11/14/08)
A Marshall County High School coach's championship rings were taken during a burglary at his Cornersville home last Friday. Steve Reese of Simmons Ridge Road called the Sheriff's Department when he got home that afternoon and found that someone had broken into his house through the back door...
Santa sought for the Square (11/14/08)
A Santa Claus is needed for The Best Little Christmas Ever Festival, planned for Friday afternoon, Dec. 5, and all day Saturday, Dec. 6, on the square in Lewisburg. Anyone interested in portraying the jolly fat man is urged to apply as soon as possible to organizers Sherri Andrews (359-9789), Lisa Jackson (993-7493), or Melody Spence (3539-4498)...
Patriot Guardsmen provide security (11/14/08)
From staff reports The Patriot Guard provided security for the Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday and the motorcyclists are set to do the same on Saturday for the unveiling of bronze busts of two fallen heroes. Mike Jackson, quartermaster of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5109, here in Lewisburg, is the ride captain for the Patriot Guard's detail this week as he explains, "It's just a duty I feel to protect the families of the soldiers, but with the bronze busts being unveiled, it's an honor to do this.". ...
City vote seen predictable by some (11/14/08)
With a City Hall hearing set for Monday night on Cedar Ridge Landfill's proposed expansion, some city and county leaders have anticipated approval because that's the way three councilmen have previously voted on this question. "As far as I know, I'll stay like I've been," Councilman Hershel Davis said Wednesday when asked for his opinion on whether the landfill's expansion plan meets the standards set forth in state law criteria. "I don't think we're ready to get out of this."...
Former Franklin inspector accepts county codes job (11/14/08)
Marshall County hired a building inspector Wednesday on a recommendation from the County Commission's Codes Committee. He's John Price, 57, of Campbell Station at Culleoka who's been an inspector for the City of Franklin where, according to Codes and Zoning Director Don Nelson, enforcement has been strict...
Jean hopes dreams do come true (11/14/08)
Forrest girls head basketball coach Jeremy Jean already had one of his dreams come true in a totally unexpected manner last year when he landed the head-coaching job of the Lady Rockets. "I had always hoped to coach and knew I would, but to have this be my first job was a dream come true," said the coach...
Tactic can help you get bluegill (11/14/08)
Cooler weather combined with water temperatures dropping will end most anglers fishing season but a change in fishing techniques can lead to a productive day of fishing on New Lake. Colder water temperatures send bluegill deep off points and drop-offs. ...
Rockets to trot out experienced, fast squad (11/14/08)
Forrest head coach Davy McClaran plans on going deep this season, in the post-season and down the length of the bench. The Rockets finished third in District 9A last year with a 7-5 record, but lost in the first round of the Region 5A Tournament 67-56 at Clarksville Academy. The Rockets return five experienced seniors for the 2008-2009 season to go along with their two junior post players, plus McClaran has a talented and quick sophomore class that is ready to contribute...
LMS basketball teams split home openers (11/14/08)
By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer The Lewisburg Middle School basketball teams held their home openers Tuesday night, coming away with a split. The Tigers moved to 2-1 on the season, thrashing their namesakes from Lincoln County 45-10. The girls on the other hand remained winless in the early weeks of the season after dropping a 24-20 heartbreaker...
Are you surprised by Sanford? (11/14/08)
A recurring comment heard since Sanford Corp. announced it's closing the pencil factory here is that it's been coming for some time. Temporary employment service workers were used because the business is seasonal and that was when school starts and parents were buying supplies, the company's spokesman told us...
Good Democrat tried logic to change the boy (11/14/08)
There was a circuit court judge during the 1980s somewhere else in South Central Tennessee who was what party officials called a "goood Democrat." This was so long ago that before he presided over big court cases, he was a county judge, a title that preceded county executive, an office name that was changed again to county mayor...