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Stories from Friday, January 30, 2009

Courtney the Courthouse Cat returns (01/30/09)
Courtney the cat is back Courthouse ladies accommodate alley cat with insulated quarters By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer When the weather forecast was for snow early this week, some of the ladies who work in the Marshall County Courthouse fabricated a cat condominium for a feline that's been roaming Lewisburg's public square...
Smurfit-Stone reorganizing finances (01/30/09)
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., the employer of nearly 100 people at its Lewisburg plant, on Tuesday won federal court orders toward protection against creditors while it reorganizes its finances to support long-term growth and profitability. "The acceleration of the unprecedented global economic recession has weakened demand for packaging," company President and CEO Patrick J. Moore said. "The frozen credit markets have prevented an out-of-court refinancing of our capital structure."...
Audits: a double-edged sword (01/30/09)
Marshall County commissioners' decision to audit Waste Management's payment of host fees for deliveries to Cedar Ridge Landfill might generate unexpected consequences, according to information from a company leader who said a little professional courtesy might help...
Lewisburg baby loses fight for life (01/30/09)
Drayke Alan Crom died at 8:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt, just two days short of being nine months old. Drayke was featured in our Dec. 19 front-page story on infant mortality. At that time his family and doctors had high hopes that he would live to his first birthday and beyond, and beat the grim statistic that Marshall County has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the nation...
Needs for next school year get a look (01/30/09)
SCHOOL BOARD Budget Comm. By Karen Hall Staff Writer The school board's budget committee got their first look at the list of departmental budget requests and academic needs prepared by department heads and principals at a three-and-a-half hour meeting Tuesday night...
Board trying to retain bus drivers (01/30/09)
A problem with retaining bus drivers after training them was among the topics up for discussion at the school board's transportation committee meeting last Thursday. Glenn Ezell, the bus garage supervisor, was unable to attend the meeting, but Mitch Byrd, the human resources chief, had been briefed to answer some questions on Ezell's behalf, and a number of bus drivers attended the meeting...
Tyrades! Rave On, Buddy Holly Fans (01/30/09)
February 3, 2009: that'll be the day. That's the 50th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of rock and roll stars J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, Ritchie Valens, and Buddy Holly. There are a number of ways to mark the anniversary of "the day the music died."...
Chapel Hill notes (01/30/09)
I hope everyone is staying warm. Monday, Feb. 2, is Groundhog Day (and Tommy's birthday). We'll learn if Spring is close or we'll have six more weeks of winter weather. It appears to me the groundhog sees his shadow every year. We all know what Sunday is: the Super Bowl. There will be several Super Bowl parties with fans cheering for both teams while enjoying lots of food and fellowship. I'm not a big football fan, so I'm not even sure who's playing. But I'm sure it will be a great game...
Lynnville notes (01/30/09)
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. Congratulations to Shelby Hood for being Channel 4's "Student Athlete of the Week." Shelby is a senior at Richland High School and the daughter of Keela and Troy Hood of Lynnville...
Business Park land deal sent to City Council (01/30/09)
Lewisburg's Industrial Development Board is recommending that the City Council buy more land for the Business Park on Mooresville Highway and the Board is willing to pay $150,000 of the $225,000 purchase price. "I'll carry the ball for you," Councilman Robin Minor told IDB Chairman Eddie Wiles after the Board met in City Hall on Tuesday when the land deal was recommended for approval by the Council in a special-called meeting next Wednesday afternoon...
On way home from prison, man violates parole (01/30/09)
A Lewisburg man got out of jail, but went straight back in when he violated his bond conditions during the trip home. Artemio Castillo Alvarado, 34, of Old Columbia Road, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 23, and charged with aggravated assault. Officer Tracy Teal of the Lewisburg Police Department reported that on Sunday, Jan. ...
Exam prescribed by judge (01/30/09)
The Lewisburg man accused of calling city police more than 4,500 times last year is to undergo an evaluation to determine whether he's competent to stand trial, according to Marshall County's General Sessions Court judge. Charles Miller, 56, of 442 Haynes St., was arrested Jan. ...
Catalpa notes (01/30/09)
Greetings: The weather news tonight (Jan. 26, 2009) is still not so good but let us all hope the sleet and ice won't come and the roads won't be dangerous. It was February 10 - 15 in 1994 that freezing rain fell on Marshall County and we had no electricity for five days here at Catalpa and some were without power even longer...
Two out of three isn't bad (01/30/09)
Starting our three game home stand, we squared off against the Page Patriots. Their third place position in the district, we knew, was going to make them a challenge. We had moved past the Spring Hill loss and were ready for another win. From the beginning, it was a tight game and as each quarter progressed, we continued to sink baskets, but Spring Hill also continued to match us. ...
The beat goes on for Tigerettes (01/30/09)
The undefeated and top ranked Marshall County High School Tigerettes claimed their 36th consecutive victory Tuesday night, squeezing out a 58-54 win at Lewis County. Miss Basketball favorite Lauren March poured in 27 points, leaving her just six points shy of the all-time girls scoring record at MCHS...
Perkins turns back Viking invasion (01/30/09)
The Forrest Rockets battled their way to a 43-42 win over Community on senior night in Chapel Hill Tuesday night, keeping them in the thick of the District 9-A race. Junior postman Ferris Perkins came up with a huge fourth quarter for the Rockets, scoring 9 of his team high 14 points in the period, including a big three-pointer and an ice cold 5-6 from the free throw line...
Bulldogs get payback Columbia Academy (01/30/09)
The Cornersville Bulldogs continued their recent ascent up the District standings on Tuesday by defeating second place Columbia Academy 45-32 on Homecoming to avenge a 53-48 loss to CA earlier in the season. Cornersville (12-10, 4-5 District) held a 26-14 lead at halftime before Columbia Academy (10-10, 6-2 District) came roaring back to knot the game at 30-30 early in the fourth quarter. ...
Lady Bulldogs Cruise Past Columbia Academy (01/30/09)
After getting upset by Santa Fe four days earlier, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (16-5, 7-2 District) got back on track Tuesday night by thumping Columbia Academy 54-29 on Homecoming to complete the season sweep of CA (5-16, 0-8 District). Despite getting off to a slow start, the Lady Bulldogs built a 32-17 lead by halftime before outscoring Columbia Academy 22-12 over the final two quarters to coast to the 25-point victory...
Lady Rockets bounce back, showdown looms at MTCS (01/30/09)
The Forrest Lady Rockets bounced backed from their stunning upset loss to Cascade, whipping Community in a 49-35 senior night win in Chapel Hill Tuesday Night. The win, coupled with Middle Tennessee Christian School's victory over Eagleville sets up a Friday night showdown in Murfreesboro between Forrest and the Lady Cougars for first place in District 9-A...
Column: We should take lead in recycling (01/30/09)
Everyone knows that recycling is a great thing, right? The municipalities, who jumped on recycling when the prices for plastic, cardboard, etc. were high, are now wondering what to do with the stuff that their citizens are so conscientiously collecting and putting out for curbside pickup...