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Stories from Friday, January 16, 2009

Lower fees and stop poaching, city says (01/16/09)
Even though Waste Management Inc. has promised free dumping to Lewisburg if the company that owns Cedar Ridge Landfill gets state permission to expand, the company ought to eliminate another fee it charges the city. That's among several messages sent to Bill Griggs, co-owner of Griggs & Maloney environmental engineers hired by Marshall County's Commission to develop a plan on what to do if the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) doesn't permit expansion of Cedar Ridge...
School board passes contract (01/16/09)
The Marshall County School Board voted unanimously to approve the contract that had been negotiated between the board of education and the Marshall County Education Association. The teachers present for this historic occasion were delighted by the ratification, but applause and cheers greeted Dr. Stan Curtis' decision to cancel school Friday, due to the extreme cold. It was agreed, however, that the basketball games scheduled for Friday night would go ahead...
Smugness at all-time high? Told ya so (01/16/09)
In spite of the Biblical injunction "Be not wise in thy own conceit," mankind faces an epidemic of smugness. Over the years, smugness has ranged from the close-minded presumptuousness of "If God had wanted man to fly, he would've given him wings" to the comically vindictive spinster who stipulated all-female pallbearers at her funeral because "if no man would take me out while I was alive, they're not taking me out when I'm dead."...
Cost of recycling must be known (01/16/09)
CHAPEL HILL -- Recycling was discussed at length during a special public hearing at the Fire Hall meeting room last week when a county consultant asked residents to provide ideas on what to do if and when Cedar Ridge Landfill is closed. However, recycling programs can be expensive, Alderwoman Marion Joyce explained later, expressing her hope that the general public clearly understands what it would mean for each household if an extensive recycling program were started in the rest of Marshall County.. ...
Teachers' contract meets optimism (01/16/09)
TEACHERS contract 011609 By Karen Hall Staff Writer The Marshall County School Board held their January meeting last night and was due to vote on ratification of the first-ever negotiated work contract between the board of education and the teachers, represented by the Marshall County Education Association...
Landfill still unpopular in Cornersville (01/16/09)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Cornersville residents and neighbors from the surrounding countryside filled the Town Hall to overflowing for a meeting to talk about Marshall County's solid waste plan with Bill Griggs of Griggs and Maloney last Thursday night...
Horse event comes to Williamson County (01/16/09)
HORSE - PARELLI Photos submitted By Karen Hall Staff Writer Middle Tennessee has been chosen as the location for a unique horse event that will happen at only six other places in the country this year. For the weekend of Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, the Williamson County Agricultural Exposition Park, located at Exit 61 off I-65 (Peytonsville Road), will be the scene of the very first Parelli Celebration, starting off with a day of "Savvy Spotlight" on Friday...
Hunting accident leads to award of $154,000 by jury (01/16/09)
COURT Hunting booboo 011609 305/30=10.1" Hunting accident leads to award of $154,000 by jury By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer A Marshall County jury on Tuesday awarded a Lewisburg family nearly $154,000 in damages arising from a hunting accident almost two years ago when a Williamson County man accidentally shot the father of the local family...
Man gets 12 years for DUI (01/16/09)
A Lauderdale County man who moved to Lewisburg for a job was sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $3,000 after a jury found him guilty of multiple offences relating to operating a motor vehicle. William James Johnson, 45, was convicted on Nov. 20 of his fifth offence of driving under the influence, and fourth offense of driving while his driver's license was revoked, as well as the offence of driving after being declared a habitual motor vehicle offender...
Catalpa notes (01/16/09)
Catalpa News By Mrs. Doyle Hastings Greetings: I will quote the late Rod Brasfield on the Grand Ole Opry. Whenever the weather was real cold that Saturday night he would say, "By Ned it ain't so hot tonight." It seems like wintertime has set in for the next few days. I just hope we won't have snow and ice on the roads and make traveling dangerous for those who have to drive on them...
Lady Bulldogs rout Culleoka (01/16/09)
Coming off an impressive win over Santa Fe, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (14-4, 4-1 District) notched their second straight lopsided victory Tuesday night, as they hammered the Culleoka Lady Warriors 48-10 at home. Despite getting off to a sluggish start offensively, the Lady Bulldogs led 26-3 at halftime before outscoring Culleoka 22-7 over the final two quarters en route to their twelfth straight win over the Lady Warriors...
Warriors waylay Bulldogs (01/16/09)
Warriors Waylay Bulldogs By Louis G. Scheuchenzuber The Cornersville Bulldogs ran into a buzz saw Tuesday night, as they suffered a 51-20 loss at home to a powerful Culleoka Warrior squad, which stands atop the District 11-A standings and is currently ranked fourth in the state in Class A...
Obituaries (01/16/09)
Faylene Davis Tyree Wilkerson, 77, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, in NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Wilkerson was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Napoleon Sr. and Georgie Smith Davis Tyree; husband, James Gordon Wilkerson; and sister, Frances Luna...
Obama inherits confusion, uneasiness (01/16/09)
The presidency of George W. Bush -- which ends in less than 100 hours -- tests the theory that nothing is ever as bad as it seems. Writing about the eight years of Bush administration foibles is kind of like shooting fish in a barrel. And to be honest, the most realistic testament to the Bush presidency is not the past, but the future...