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Stories from Friday, December 5, 2008

Building codes enforcement gets applause (12/05/08)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Brief, but decidedly unexpected applause followed one of the routine department reports at the most recent meeting of Marshall County commissioners. "Things have been allowed that cannot continue," said Don Nelson, the county zoning administrator who's been leading the Codes Department as commissioners hired a new building inspector...
Trash days could turn over (12/05/08)
Nearly 11,000 people could be affected by a Lewisburg City Council decision next week when it's asked to separate about 4,300 households into north and south garbage collection zones divided by East and West Commerce Streets. Trash days may be different next year when garbage would be collected only once a week, but the expansion of the curbside recyclable collection service to all of Lewisburg is seen as a way to maintain collections twice a week, although only one will be for garbage...
Lawnmower man sentenced (12/05/08)
Judge Robert Crigler sentenced a Moore County man to nine months in prison to be followed by three years probation at a hearing on Wednesday. Norman Henry Litchford, 70, pleaded guilty to three cases of theft from residents of Marshall County. Two cases included burglary because Litchford broke in to buildings in order to steal the items in question...
Union, board make no progress (12/05/08)
Negotiations between the Board of Education and the Marshall County Education Association made no progress on Wednesday night, in spite of both sides expressing a desire to reach agreement soon. "We were sincere about the money," said the Board's lead negotiator Craig Michael. ...
Parades set for Saturday (12/05/08)
Lewisburg's Christmas parade will be coming down West Commerce this Saturday afternoon. It starts at 2 p.m. at Westvue Church of Christ, and ends at the square, where the Best Little Christmas Ever Festival will have been in full swing since 10 a.m...
Red light gets the green light (12/05/08)
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has decided to let Lewisburg install traffic control signals at North Ellington Parkway's intersection with Rock Crusher Road and North Fifth Avenue. That crossroads near Lawler's Barbecue, Dr. Carter Woodson's office, a BP station and Stan McNabb's Ford Mercury dealership is widely recognized as congested, difficult to negotiate from side streets, and the site of recurring wrecks...
TDOT to widen Highway 373 (12/05/08)
Access to the new Business Park and the town of Lewisburg from Interstate 65 will be improved by the Tennessee Department of Transportation's plan to widen Mooresville Highway. According an e-mail from TDOT spokeswoman B. J. Doughty, "the SR-373 Project is 3.893 miles long and extends from I-65 to east of SR-417 (West Ellington Parkway). The main section of the highway will be 4 lanes, not divided with a median, within a minimum 150-foot right of way."...
CHS boys knock off Cougars (12/05/08)
The Cornersville Bulldogs (2-3) snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday night by defeating the Middle Tennessee Christian Cougars 51-41 at home. The Cougars came into the contest with a 3-1 record and beat Cornersville twice last season, but the Bulldogs controlled the tempo against Middle Tennessee Christian and never trailed in the game en route to capturing their second victory of the season. ...
Lady Dawgs fall against MTCS (12/05/08)
Coming off their first loss of the year three days earlier, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (4-2) hit another bump in the road Tuesday night when they dropped a 63-55 decision at home to a strong Middle Tennessee Christian Lady Cougar squad, which advanced to the Sectional round of the playoffs last season...
Kiffin is just what Vols need (12/05/08)
A new era began in Knoxville Monday when the University of Tennessee introduced Lane Kiffin as their new head football coach. Kiffin, 33, is much more experienced than many observers are giving him credit for and brings NFL dream clout and past recruiting prowess to Knoxville...
Summertown goes Long to defeat Forrest (12/05/08)
The Summertown Eagles (4-1), averaging 89.5 points per game over their last four contests have three players in the starting lineup that score in double digits every night. Against Forrest on Tuesday, the three, Wesley Long, Bubba Clifton, and Logan Harville combined for 50 of Eagles' 83 points with Long leading the way with 25 points, including three treys...
Obituaries (12/05/08)
Beulah Taylor Wilson, 88, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at her son's residence. Mrs. Wilson was a native of Webster County, Kentucky. She was a retired Registered Nurse and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. L. G. and Bertie McLean Taylor, and husband, Thomas Leonard Wilson...
Risky left turn a threat to our well-being (12/05/08)
We were flabbergasted at the audacity of a left turn by a motorist who then drove south on North Fifth Avenue by way of a right turn lane. You'd almost have to be there at what could be called Lewisburg's intersection of infamy if it didn't have such a hard-hitting name already. It's where Rock Crusher Road goes south to Ellington Parkway and faces North Fifth Avenue...