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Stories from Friday, November 28, 2008

Traffic cam sales pitch heard (11/28/08)
Speeding drivers and motorists who run red lights in Lewisburg might be getting tickets in the mail starting sometime next year if the City Council accepts the sales pitch it heard from an Arizona company this month. Digital cameras and a radar gun in weather tight, bullet proof cabinets mounted on poles near selected intersections would capture images of and clock violators, two salesmen said. Police checking proposed tickets on a computer connection would authorize their issuance...
Smith may pave county road (11/28/08)
A Cornersville farmer wants to improve and sell 187 acres he owns in Giles County that are accessible by a Marshall County road he's willing to pave if the state grants a request from the County Highway Commission. The farmer, former Marshall County Commission Chairman Sam Smith, asked the Highway Commission this week to file his request with the Tennessee Department of Transportation because TDOT controls intersections with state roads...
County hires two firms (11/28/08)
The Marshall County Commission voted Monday to approve two contracts: One to be ready if and when Cedar Ridge Landfill closes, and; Another for construction of an ambulance station in Chapel Hill. Both contracts came under close examination as reflected in comments from commissioners, including Seth Warf who said he was concerned about county spending during a time of economic hardship in the country...
TDOT orders man to dig up shrubs (11/28/08)
A Lewisburg resident has been ordered to dig up the flowers, shrubs and fruit trees he's planted where his property borders Cornersville Road on the south side of town. Johnny Hill, of 855 Cornersville Road, was called out of his classroom at Forrest School to be told by Eddie McKnight from the local office of the Tennessee Department of Transportation that he had to remove his plantings...
New leaders named at water board (11/28/08)
Marshall County's veterans service director is the newest member of Lewisburg's Water and Wastewater Board which has elected a city councilman to be its new chairman. Billy Hill leads the Veterans Service Office at the Hardison Annex and Mayor Bob Phillips has appointed him to succeed Pepper Biggers, a Lewisburg merchant who's become the water department's assistant superintendent in training...
Schools' budget committee scheduling budget development (11/28/08)
The Marshall County School Board's Budget Committee is taking steps to avoid last-minute work sessions and unpleasant financial surprises. Committee members have developed a time-line for getting their numbers in order, and are requesting monthly reports from various departments to keep them abreast of income and expenditures...
Local boxing offers ring of hope (11/28/08)
The Marshall County Boxing and Outreach Center, located in the rear of the old Connelly School building in the Edward Tai Ledford Memorial Boxing Gym is trying to give Marshall County youth hope through boxing. The club, run by Michigan native and General Motors employee Richard Reyes, has been in existence since 2003 and is mostly funded by the Life Song Family Church in Lewisburg and by donations from local businesses...
MCEA backs off insurance demand (11/28/08)
The Marshall County Education Association backed down from their demand to have a fixed percentage of their insurance premiums paid by the Board of Education. They made this significant concession at the negotiating meeting Tuesday night, "It took a lot of effort to switch from a percentage, but we are switching to a dollar figure," said MCEA lead negotiator Kathy Stapleton. "We hope that shows good faith that we are trying to negotiate."...
Lady Bulldogs knock off Collinwood (11/28/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (3-0) put their fans through a roller coaster ride Tuesday night, but managed to remain unscathed, as they defeated defending District 12-A champ Collinwood 58-52 at home to snap a five-game losing streak to the Trojanettes...
Tigerettes continue on without O'Neal (11/28/08)
Tigerettes continue on without O'Neal By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer Addricka O'Neal, senior guard and heart and soul of the defense for the Tigerettes is out for the year, injuring her knee versus Blackman last week. The injury to her right knee ACL is the second such injury for the speedster in three years. O'Neal injured her left ACL at the state tournament two years ago and was just rounding back to one hundred percent when she was injured again last Thursday...
Tigers ground Falcons (11/28/08)
The Marshall County Tigers, coming off a loss to Lebanon last Thursday bounced back Monday night at home, stomping the Lincoln County Falcons 62-51 in a game that was not even close. The Tigers pounced on the Falcons from the outset, scoring the game's first eight points and holding Lincoln County scoreless for the first three minutes...
The Life of a Tiger (11/28/08)
Cameron McCullough, entering his final season as a member of the Marshall County Tiger basketball has graciously volunteered to share his experiences with the readers of the Tribune in a weekly column. This is the first of the series, penned by the senior...
Let's teach kids virtue of patience (11/28/08)
I had the opportunity to visit Marshall Elementary School this week to take pictures of the children while they were eating lunch. I generally got a good impression: the kids proceeded through the line in an orderly fashion, took their seats without squabbling, and ate some good-looking food. The cafeteria is bright and cheerful, with a lovely mural of tiger cubs on the wall...