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Stories from Friday, January 23, 2009

Emergency help for heat is growing (01/23/09)
More local money should be made available to leverage even more federal money to help pay heating bills for Marshall County residents who qualify for the program, according to a recommendation from the County Budget Committee. All Marshall County commissioners are scheduled on Monday night to consider appropriating $4,000 from reserve funds to match money from Congress through state agencies to pay heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program...
'Spook' Clark retiring, but still delivering lessons (01/23/09)
Spook Clark retires, coaching legacy lives on By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer Eugene "Spook" Clark, longtime Marshall County sportsman and youth softball coach, recently retired after serving over 56 years with the United States Postal Service in Lewisburg...
Consensus: Record all meetings (01/23/09)
All meetings of Marshall County Commission committees should be recorded, according to a consensus reached Monday by the Commission's Rules Committee. That plan and other procedural changes are to be considered again at another Rules Committee meeting set for Feb. 2, the chairman of that committee, Commissioner Mickey King, said Wednesday...
Indoor pot farm busted (01/23/09)
CORNERSVILLE -- A routine traffic stop late Monday night led to the discovery and confiscation of an indoor marijuana-growing operation here, according to police. Nineteen marijuana plants were confiscated and stored in Police Chief Todd Bone's office until they could be transported to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the chief said Wednesday...
Speeding tix could go up $12.50 (01/23/09)
Lawyers employed by the state to defend indigent people in court might have to consult with their clients on the Courthouse steps or at restaurants if state funding is cut, Marshall County commissioners were told this week. "The state budget is pretty bad this year," Public Defender Donna Hargrove told the County Budget Committee on Wednesday night. "I have to prepare for the worst case scenario," and that might mean closing two of her offices...
Tyrades! Better Column-Writing Through Science (01/23/09)
We recently took son Gideon (who turns five in March) for his first visit to Nashville's Adventure Science Center. It was heartwarming to watch busloads of eager children gazing at the humongous building and the seemingly endless rooms of high-tech displays. You couldn't help but wonder how many of the tykes were thinking, "Wow! I can't wait to play with the box the building came in!"...
Policy set on water service (01/23/09)
As Marshall County's Board of Public Utilities continues to receive requests from residents who want water service, the Board has decided how some decisions should be made when dealing with the requests. The decision is to favor water line extensions that will help build the customer base and increase revenues so that a prospective water rate hike might be limited because more people are buying water from the countywide system...
Lynnville notes (01/23/09)
The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church The winners in the Lynnville Christmas Home Decorating Contest were as follows: first place went to the Main Street home of Glenn Dunnavant and Jackie and Troy Dunnavant; second place went to the home of Eileen and Lee Moore located at the corner of Burrough and Main Street, and third place went to the Bugg Street home of Steve VanHooser (parsonage of the Lynnville United Methodist Church). ...
Catalpa notes (01/23/09)
We are still having winter around here. From 1:30 - 2:30 today, Monday, Jan. 19, it was more than snow showers: we got a "snow storm," but by 3 p.m. the sun was shining. We are still below freezing and the past week we had below 10 degrees about three nights. I just hope February won't be as cold as it was in 1994 beginning on the 10th and we had no electricity for five days...
Easements sought to help business park (01/23/09)
Lewisburg leaders are trying to expand the Business Park on Mooresville Highway so they can attract businesses that will provide more jobs here, officials said this week. "When the big companies come in," Lewisburg Industrial Development Director Terry Wallace told the leaders on Tuesday evening, "you have to have something big to show them."...
Warriors come out to play (01/23/09)
Rogue gang leader Luther from the 1979 cult classic The Warriors must have been hiding behind the Forrest High School bleachers Tuesday night, clanging his bottles in the taunting "Warriors come out to play" routine because the number four ranked Culleoka Warriors, came to play, and were in a bad mood, blasting Forrest 59-28...
Tigers outgun Patriots (01/23/09)
After suffering their first District loss of the season against Spring Hill four days earlier, the Marshall County Tigers picked up an important win on Tuesday by defeating third place Page 71-60 at home with the help of a stellar all-around performance by sophomore forward Kedren Johnson...
Lady Rockets smother Culleoka (01/23/09)
Great teams take care of business when they have to and that is just what the second ranked Forrest Lady Rockets did Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, smothering the under-matched Culleoka Lady Warriors 63-11 to move to 18-2 on the season. Forrest forced 19 first half turnovers, converting the Culleoka miscues into points, mostly by senior Megan Porter who scored all of her team high 19 points in the first half blitzkrieg on eight fast break lay-ups and three foul shots...
Obituaries (01/23/09)
William Howard Wells William Howard "Billy" Wells, 60, of Columbia, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Wells was a native of Marshall County. He was a private contractor who delivered the Daily Herald for over 20 years. He was a veteran of the Army and a member of the Church of Christ...
All hail 'Robert's Rules of Order' (01/23/09)
Imagine our surprise when Chapel Hill Mayor Carl Cooper told the assembled crowd in his town's meeting room that anything he might read in the daily newspaper from Nashville could be obtained for free on TV. In context, and to be fair to journalists in "a municipality north of here," Mayor Cooper was talking about recycling and how to reduce solid waste. We were at a public hearing to help develop a plan on what to do when Cedar Ridge Landfill closes...