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Stories from Friday, January 9, 2009

Sex harassment complaint sacks alderman (01/09/09)
Petersburg's Board of Mayor and Alderman have voted to remove an alderman accused by the town recorder of sex harassment, but the alderman's ouster and his successor's appointment appear questionable. The alderman, Anthony Nichols, is accused of showing Town Recorder Dawn Forlines a topless photo purportedly superimposed with the face of former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in late November at the Town Hall...
Lady Rockets defend home court, extend win streak over MTCS (01/09/09)
The Forrest Lady Rockets, ranked number 3 in the first Associated Press Class A basketball poll of the year defended their home court with a rough and tumble 44-40 win Tuesday night in Chapel Hill versus a determined Middle Tennessee Christian School that came into the contest at the number 10 spot in the AP poll...
Commission procedures questioned (01/09/09)
A Marshall County commissioner has renewed his concern over procedures used to conduct county business, although a wide majority of his colleagues have out-voted him. Meanwhile, other county officials say three contracts that were recently awarded are legal and binding, regardless of Commissioner Billy Spivey's complaints about procedures...
Rash of vandalism reported (01/09/09)
CRIME Vandalism 010909 By Karen Hall Staff Writer Lewisburg residents have suffered a rash of vandalism to their vehicles in recent weeks, according to reports on file at the police department. Eggs were thrown at a 1995 Chevrolet pickup belonging to Josh Wheeler of West End Avenue. ...
Gas spike should be temporary (01/09/09)
Worried about the sudden spike in gasoline prices? Concerned international conflicts might send them higher? Analysts say not to worry -- for now. The average price of unleaded gas in Tennessee rose almost five cents in one day Wednesday to $1.61, evoking memories of recent runaway price surges at the pump. The price was up from both the day before and in early December...
Catalpa notes (01/09/09)
Catalpa News........................Mrs. Doyle Hastings Greetings: Well, we are now in 2009 and I am hoping we will have a good year. I'm sure we all had the New Year's menu of black-eyed peas and hog jowl. The years may come, the years may go, but may they always find the friendship we share together is the everlasting kind. ...
Lady Bulldogs pull off improbable comeback against Collinwood (01/09/09)
Some wins feel a lot better than others. The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs displayed their resiliency Tuesday night when they pulled out a dramatic 56-54 road victory over the Collinwood Trojanettes after overcoming a 17-point first quarter deficit. Despite outplaying Collinwood (6-5) for much of the final three periods, the Lady Bulldogs still trailed the Trojanettes 54-53 in the waning moments of the contest. ...
Life of a Tiger (01/09/09)
While the holidays brought a break from school and homework, we did not miss a beat. It is the middle of the season and games played in Christmas tournaments are set up to challenge a team. Our first test came against Lawrence County Monday night. Coincidentally they were one of the few that beat us last season and we were looking to settle the score. ...
Rockets ramble over Cougars for big district win (01/09/09)
The Forrest Rockets climbed back into the District 9A race with a hard earned 44-40 win at home Tuesday night over the MTCS Cougars. Forrest (5-10, 2-3) is now just one game back of both MTCS and Community for the all-important fourth spot in the district standings. The top four teams will host a first round game, beginning the last week of February...
Obituaries (01/09/09)
Paul Hopkins Paul Hopkins, 89, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, following an extended illness. Mr. Hopkins was a native of Marshall County. He was a retired maintenance worker at Henry Horton State Park. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Richard and Sally Ann Ball Hopkins...
Imagine the complexities (01/09/09)
A number of city officials in a county south of Nashville decided several years ago that the trouble wasn't worth the benefit of having a take-home car from the municipality that could well-afford to permit inspectors, department chiefs and others to drive home in what private businessmen would call a company car...
TVA shouldn't mess with us (01/09/09)
In the final few days of 2008, our state made history. And it wasn't good history. A massive coal sludge spill dumped more than a billion gallons of waste into an east Tennessee development and damaged several homes about a half-hour drive west of Knoxville...