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Stories from Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Postmaster General: Mail days may need to be cut (01/28/09)
WASHINGTON -- Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday, in asking lawmakers to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week. If the change happens, that doesn't necessarily mean an end to Saturday mail delivery. Previous post office studies have looked at the possibility of skipping some other day when mail flow is light, such as Tuesday...
BREAKING: Smurfit-Stone files for bankruptcy (01/28/09)
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., the largest producer of cardboard box materials in North America, on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it looks to restructure a heavy debt amid a global credit freeze. There was no immediate word on how the filing would impact the company's Lewisburg facility...
Conference attracts prospective employers (01/28/09)
y Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg-area employers met Friday at the Career Center on South Ellington Parkway with leaders of the South Central Tennessee Workforce Board to say what they want from new employees. "This conference is to put into action things that you need for a trained workforce," Mike Wiles, executive director of the Marshall County Economic and Community Development Board, told several dozen business leaders...
Electric-bill safety net strengthened (01/28/09)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Citing layoffs, furloughs and economic disaster, Lewisburg Electric System leaders have decided to provide a safety net for their customers. The LES Board of directors' voted Monday night to spend up to $12,000 on financially strapped customers' electric bills. Now, $3,000 of the $12,000 is available monthly until May...
Knife-carriers may get cut some slack (01/28/09)
Students can bring a knife to school without penalty - if they turn it over to the administration as soon as they realize their mistake. This is the policy that the school board's policy committee decided to recommend for adoption by the school board...
Briefs (01/28/09)
Volunteers wanting to be trained to assist in preparing taxes for those making less than $42,000 annually should call 1-800-221-2642, ext. 130, or 931-242-7306. 28 The Three Star Housing Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in room 2212 of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg...
Water testing starting Feb. 10 (01/28/09)
Testing of water from wells and springs will begin again within two weeks at 15 sites in the vicinity of Cedar Ridge Landfill, according to the consultant hired by Marshall County. "We're going to start this round of sampling on Feb. 10," said Bill Griggs, co-owner of Griggs & Maloney, the Murfreesboro-based environmental engineering firm hired late last year...
Recycle, reduce, reuse revealed as solutions (01/28/09)
Recycling continues to be the hot topic at public hearings conducted by a Marshall County consultant on what should be done if and when Cedar Ridge Landfill is closed sooner or later. Reduction of what people acquire with some intention of trashing the packaging and/or even the entire product is emerging as another major point, according to Bill Griggs, co-owner of Griggs & Maloney consulting engineers...
Mayor makes progress in land deal (01/28/09)
Negotiations to resolve easement issues for expansion of the Lewisburg Business Park have found some success, according to the city manager. Mayor Bob Phillips has obtained an agreement from property owner Jack Webb for the release of his access to otherwise land-locked property, City Manager Eddie Fuller said Monday...
Firm to develop plan for Duck River (01/28/09)
CHAPEL HILL - The state-chartered agency responsible for protecting water quality and quantity in the Duck River watershed has decided to hire a consultant with headquarters in, Hyattsville, Md. The engineers are to develop a water supply plan for the five counties served by the watershed agency board that met Thursday night last week at Henry Horton State Park, according to Doug Murphy, the agency's executive director...
Traffic stop yields more arrests (01/28/09)
Three more Marshall County residents were arrested at a traffic stop that also yielded the arrest of Ellis Darnell in the early hours of Wednesday last week. As reported in Friday's Tribune, Darnell was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm with intent of going armed, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of schedule II and schedule IV drugs. His bond was set at $31,000 and his court date is Feb. 24...
Another marijuana arrest made (01/28/09)
Another Cornersville resident was arrested last week in connection with the marijuana growing operation that was featured on the front page of last Friday's Tribune. Jon C. Freeland, 43, of Cornersville was arrested on Friday, Jan. 23, at 4:21 p.m. by Deputy Greg Levi of the Marshall County Sheriff's Department. Freeland was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacture of a schedule VI drug. His bond was set at $21,000 and his court date is Feb. 3...
Tigers tumble at Lipscomb (01/28/09)
When MCHS head coach Jason Tigert scheduled the cross-region regular season rivalry game at David Lipscomb he knew it was going be a tough match-up. After winning at home versus Giles County on Friday, Tigert's Tigers took a Saturday night bus trip to Nashville to take on the Broncos in a re-match of last year's Region 5-AA quarterfinal, and the outcome was the same...
Cornersville splits at Santa Fe (01/28/09)
Cornersville splits at Santa Fe By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer The Cornersville Bulldogs came up with a big 54-33 road win at Santa Fe Friday night to stay within striking distance of the number four spot in District 11-A. The Bulldogs jumped all over the Wildcats from the tip, doubling up the score in the first two quarters to lead 30-15 at halftime...
Champions keep Forrest down (01/28/09)
The Forrest Rockets were hoping to pick up some ground in the District 9-A race versus Cascade Friday night in Chapel Hill, but the Champions had other ideas, winning the game 53-41 to keep a slim hold of first place by one game over Eagleville. Forrest has had problems finishing games this season and they held to form, being outscored by Cascade 26-10 in the pivotal fourth quarter...
Tigerettes hammer Giles County on Homecoming (01/28/09)
The Marshall County Tigerettes (21-0, 9-0 District) celebrated Homecoming in style Friday night, as they shellacked archrival Giles County 56-23 in front of a packed house at Dottie Kelso Gymnasium to rack up their thirty-fifth straight victory. After trouncing the Lady Bobcats 59-20 earlier in the season, the Tigerettes continued their recent dominance of Giles County on Friday. ...
Tigers hold off Giles County (01/28/09)
Defense was in short supply Friday night, as the Marshall County Tigers (16-4, 8-1 District) defeated archrival Giles County 75-72 on Homecoming to complete the regular season sweep of the Bobcats. After jumping out to a 17-point first quarter lead, the Tigers withstood several Giles County comeback attempts and still held a 73-61 advantage midway through the fourth before fending off one final rally by the Bobcats (5-9, 4-5 District)...
LMS Tigers Top Page (01/28/09)
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers ran their record to 12-1 Thursday night when they pulled out a hard fought 49-48 victory over the Page Middle School Panthers in their final home game of the season. LMS trailed by 41-38 at the end of the third quarter, but clamped down defensively in the fourth and put together a 10-0 run to seize a 48-41 advantage with 1:13 left to play before staving off a late rally attempt by the Panthers...
LMS Tigerettes Fall to Page (01/28/09)
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (2-11) had a rough go of it in their final home game of the season, as they suffered a 42-17 loss to a strong Page Middle School Lady Panther squad on Thursday. After building a 12-0 lead in the first quarter, the Lady Panthers opened up a 23-6 advantage by halftime before outscoring LMS 19-11 over the final two periods to cruise to the 25-point victory...
Obituaries (01/28/09)
Howard Boyd Robinson Howard Boyd Robinson, 92, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Robinson was a native of Marshall County. He was a farmer and member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Boyd and Emma Adams Robinson, and has no immediate survivors...