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Stories from Friday, December 19, 2008

HISTORIC contract (12/19/08)
Only ratification by both parties stands between Marshall County and its first-ever contract between teachers and the Board of Education. In a brief meeting Friday morning, the teams who have been negotiating for the Marshall County Education Association and the School Board met to sign the final pages of the contract they have been negotiating since the end of October...
BULLETIN: Milltown fire engulfs home (12/19/08)
MILLTOWN -- A fire that started at a stove or electrical box practically burned a Marshall County couple's home to the ground on Friday morning as three fire departments and two county agencies could only contain the blaze. The home of Victor and Deloris Jean Griffin of Milltown Road was fully engulfed in flames at about 9 a.m. . He said he thought the fire started at the electrical breaker box. Berlin Fire Chief Joe Greer noted the stove was also at that part of the house...
Automakers' $17.4 billion bailout approved (12/19/08)
WASHINGTON -- Citing danger to the national economy, President Bush approved an emergency bailout of the U.S. auto industry Friday, offering $17.4 billion in rescue loans in exchange for tough concessions from the deeply troubled carmakers and their workers...
Union, board reach historic deal (12/19/08)
A historic moment is expected to take place this morning as Marshall County Education Association and the Board of Education agree on a contract for the first time in our school system's history. After a negotiating session Wednesday night, the MCEA and the board agreed that there remained nothing left to do but dot the i's and cross the t's at a meeting scheduled for 10:15 a.m. at Central Office, after school lets out for Christmas vacation. A press release is expected at that time...
Water rate change mulled (12/19/08)
Nearly 2,700 customers served by the Marshall County Board of Public Utilities could face a water rate hike next year if that water board adjusts prices as discussed this week. Furthermore, any increase would be considerably lower than the 34 percent rate hike recommended by a consultant in October when the utility's 57-mile pipeline's cost was seen as a reason to increase revenue...
LES customers might get $7 break (12/19/08)
Lewisburg Electric System customers may expect to see a $7 reduction on their power bill next month, according to the utility's general manager. All meters read after Jan. 1 will result in bills that have a lower TVA fuel adjustment fee, according to Richard Turner, general manager of the city's electric system...
Man charged with trying to run down officer (12/19/08)
A Chapel Hill man was arrested and served with several warrants relating to an incident at Forrest High School last week. An incident report at the Marshall County Sheriff's Department states that Joseph Daniel Caldwell, 18, of Hearthstone Drive, Chapel Hill, was arrested by Deputy Cecil Thrasher, served with nine warrants, and transported to the Marshall County Jail at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9...
Wilkerson case continued to Feb. 13 (12/19/08)
A school board member charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law had that case postponed for two months in Marshall County General Sessions Court on Tuesday. Judge Steve Bowden is now scheduled to call the case of Mark Wilkerson, 43, of Caney Creek Lane, Chapel Hill, at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, according to records maintained at the General Sessions Court clerk's office...
Marshall infant mortality rate highest in state (12/19/08)
It's been almost eight months since Drayke Alan Crom was born. And he appears to be winning his fight against becoming just another infant mortality statistic. That's the good news. The bad news is that Marshall County has the highest rate of infant mortality in Tennessee, according to the most recent 2006 figures...
Town fathers endorse local development (12/19/08)
CHAPEL HILL -- Endorsements for new developments were voiced on Monday when members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen gathered at the town's Fire Hall. Joseph Daughrity and David Robinson plan to develop 41 acres along Crutcher Road just west of the CSX Railroad tracks and part of their plan is to economize on space with a village development concept...
Santa's special mail room delivers books all year long (12/19/08)
KNOXVILLE -- It's not Santa's workshop, but for pre-school children who are enrolled in the Imagination Library, the business tucked away near the biggest Post Office here might as well be Santa's mail room and the loading dock for a year-round delivery of one special kind of gift...
Two Tigers head to college ranks (12/19/08)
The success of the Marshall County High School football program continues to pay dividends for the players and the school as two more of this season's defensive stars have verbally committed to continue their football careers at the next level. MCHS head football coach Don Thomas said at the announcement, "This is a positive for Marshall County High School. ...
Tigers escape with two-point win over Lewis County (12/19/08)
The Marshall County Tigers were in control for most of the game versus Lewis County Tuesday night, but let the Panthers back in late with some uncharacteristic sloppy play down the stretch. The Tigers would eventually prevail 56-53, but head coach Jason Tigert was not pleased with the way his team finished the game...
Tigerettes extend unbeaten streak to 12 (12/19/08)
By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer NeNe McLean is making her mark, guiding the Tigerette offense from the point guard position with flair. The senior guard led Marshall County to their twelfth straight win on the season, pouring in 18 points in a big 67-34 blowout win over Lewis County Tuesday night at the Dottie Kelso Memorial Gym in Lewisburg...
Rockets turned back by Cascade (12/19/08)
The Forrest Rockets traveled to Wartrace Monday night, having lost four of their last five ballgames. Forrest was hoping to get back on the winning track and right the ship, but Cascade had other ideas, handing the visitors a ten-point 53-43 loss. Kyle Gugger scored off the opening tip, but was matched by a basket from Cascade's Jacob Carcuff...
Lady Rockets continue district dominance (12/19/08)
There was an unsound belief by many pundits coming into the season that the Forrest Lady Rockets were going to venerable this season with the graduation Gaby Bussell, Dakota Wesson, Ayla Young, and Blair Foster, combined with the addition of first-year head coach Jeremy Jean...
Lady Bulldogs crush Columbia Academy (12/19/08)
Coming off a closer than expected victory over Huntland seven days earlier, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs worked out some of their kinks Tuesday night, as they went on the road and trounced District foe Columbia Academy 64-34 at The Pit. Cornersville (7-2, 2-0 District) controlled the contest from start to finish and outscored CA (3-6, 0-2 District) in every quarter to steadily pull away for the thirty-point win. ...
Columbia Academy holds off Bulldogs (12/19/08)
The Cornersville Bulldogs dropped their third straight game Tuesday night when they suffered a gut wrenching 53-48 road loss to Columbia Academy despite a strong performance from senior center Joseph Darnell. Cornersville (3-6, 0-2 District) trailed by ten points early in the fourth quarter, but battled back to tie the game at 48-48 with 1:55 left. ...
Obituaries (12/19/08)
Mildred Farlow Vincion, 94, of Eagleville, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. Mrs. Vincion was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Stahl-Ervin Garment Co. of Shelbyville after 20 years of service and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Rocky Glade Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Eagleville. Mrs. Vincion was very active in the Eagleville Homemakers Club and the Eagleville Senior Citizens, and was a board member of the Eagleville Library...