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Stories from Friday, February 13, 2009

Tyrades! Love In The Time of Recession (02/13/09)
"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know how many times they'll have to discount the dadblamed thing down before it's gone." Well, maybe Forrest Gump's momma didn't really say that, but it would be entirely appropriate in this era of layoffs, reduced hours and plant closings. According to the National Retail Federation, overall Valentine's Day spending is expected to drop by 14 percent this year...
Utility debt payments could double (02/13/09)
Wall Street's problem with toxic debt is forcing Lewisburg to face problems for its water and sewer bonds that would require quarterly payments twice their current cost if steps aren't taken soon.
That's according to discussion with C.L. Overman, senior vice president of Morgan Keegan & Company's Knoxville office, who met with the Council Tuesday night and reviewed the challenge again on Wednesday afternoon.
Kenneth Carr, superintendent of the Water and Wastewater Department, said without action this winter, it would mean that for every dollar spent on water and sewer service, customers would have to pay nearly 33 cents more.. ...
Catalpa notes (02/13/09)
I know everyone is enjoying these days that are warm, but every dark and winter day is one day nearer spring. If we want the springtime, then the winter time must run its course of gray and bitter days of fog, and frost, and snow. We shouldn't grumble. God knows best. The seasons come, the seasons go. Every dark and wintry day is one day nearer spring...
Lynnville notes (02/13/09)
The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 17, instead of Feb. 10, in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church beginning at 7 p.m. Francene Smith, sixth grade social studies instructor at Richland Middle School, will present a "Sixth Grade Black History Program" at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the school auditorium...
Schools director to attend Calif. conference (02/13/09)
County Schools Director Stan Curtis will be in California Tuesday through Feb. 22, at the American Association of School Administrators National Conference on Education in San Francisco. While he says he wishes it wasn't so far away, Curtis is excited about going to one of the nation's largest education conferences...
AD/HD meds found in trash (02/13/09)
Medication for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder was found in a trash can during a search at Forrest High School last month, according to public records. However, the pills were found in a bottle labeled for a pain medication, according to FHS School Resource Officer Eli Stuard's report filed with the Marshall County Sheriff's Department...
UT dairy farm in jeopardy (02/13/09)
State budget cuts and related decisions that haven't been made, or announced yet, place the University of Tennessee Dairy Research and Education Center on New Lake Road in jeopardy. One alternative, among many, is to move the Jersey milk cow herd from Lewisburg to Spring Hill where the university has a herd of Holstein milk cows, according to Dr. Dennis Onks, the director here and in Spring Hill...
City buys land for business park (02/13/09)
Even though a right of way issue hasn't been resolved, Lewisburg's City Council voted Tuesday to buy more land for the Business Park on Mooresville Highway.
The city and its Industrial Development Board are buying 46 acres from Ralph Harder for $225,000. ...
Lady Bulldogs Rally Past Raiderettes to Claim District Title (02/13/09)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs climbed to the top of the District 11-A mountain Tuesday night when they defeated longtime nemesis Moore County 48-44 at home in front of a packed house to capture the league's regular season title. After rallying from a couple of five-point deficits in the second half, the Lady Bulldogs found themselves locked in a 40-40 tie with the Raiderettes midway through the fourth quarter. ...
Bulldogs Rout Raiders on Senior Night (02/13/09)
The Cornersville Bulldogs (13-12, 5-7 District) ended their home schedule with a flourish Tuesday, as they hammered Moore County 66-33 on Senior Night to avenge a 57-55 loss to the Raiders earlier in the season. After taking a 33-24 lead into the break, the Bulldogs blew the doors off of Moore County in the second half and outscored the Raiders 33-9 over the final two quarters to roll to the 33-point victory...
MCHS boys win title in dramatic fashion (02/13/09)
The stinging loss to the Spring Hill Raiders in the second round of the last year's district tournament in Lewisburg has been a sore that would not heal for the Marshall County Tigers until Tuesday night at their place when Kedren Johnson lifted his team on his back in an 82-81 win...
MCHS girls finish regular season unbeaten (02/13/09)
The number one ranked and defending Class AA state champion Marshall County Tigerettes completely destroyed the Spring Hill Lady Raiders 71-29 Tuesday night, completing a perfect 26-0 regular season, the first since Tigerette coaching legend Fred Shelton guided his 1972-73 squad through an unblemished regular season schedule...
Obituaries (02/13/09)
Bill Griffy Bill Griffy, 74, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at his residence, surrounded by his family and a host of friends. Mr. Griffy was a native of Williamson County. He served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict and was retired from the Williamson County Board of Education after 20 years as school bus garage manager. He was a member of the Holts Corner Baptist Church...
Mind games of love and war (02/13/09)
When there's a difference of opinion about who should run this country and what they should be doing, I wonder about world affairs and ask myself, "What I would have done about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001?" Then a re-write of the Beach Boys' song "Barbara Ann" invades my mind. John McCain even used the phrases during his campaign for the White House: "Bomb, bomb, bomb... Bomb, bomb Iran." The senator indicated it might be in defense of Israel...