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Stories from Friday, February 27, 2009

Curtis earn TranSouth Softball Honors (02/27/09)
MMC's Robinson and Curtis earn TranSouth Softball Honors PULASKI, Tenn. (2/24) -- Maria Robinson and Nicole Curtis of Martin Methodist (Tenn.) College have been selected this week's TranSouth Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively for the week ending February 22, 2009...
Lyons buys Roberts' portion of dealership (02/27/09)
Amid the Fat Tuesday party at a Lewisburg business this week was the announcement that a business partner purchased family holdings in a dealership that's been here for half a century. "It was a very friendly transaction," said Mary Roberts whose late husband, Charles Edward "Bay" Roberts, started a car dealership on Verona Avenue in the 1950s, around the corner from where Roberts & Lyons Chevrolet Buick Pontiac GM is now...
Lawmakers get new shot to close gun permit records (02/27/09)
NASHVILLE (AP) -- Tennessee lawmakers are ready again to try to muzzle state records that list who has a permit to carry a concealed handgun, and this time they are considering making it a crime to publish information about gun ownership. The measure sponsored by Rep. ...
Tyrades! Have You Hugged Your Banker Today? (02/27/09)
"Stop the World - I Want to Get Off." I'm reminded of that 1961 musical when I see all the dizzying changes around me. Inane chatter now travels by Twitter instead of the grapevine. Cursive writing is on its last legs. Olympics heroes are puffing on bongs. A Kuwaiti businessman has introduced super-heroes who get their powers from the attributes of Allah rather than from a radioactive spider...
County ready for hoops tournaments (02/27/09)
The calendar won't change for a couple of days, but March Madness is alive and well in Marshall County as all six high school basketball teams have qualified for a first-round region tournament game this weekend. "Having all six county schools reaching their region tournaments is fantastic," Marshall County girls basketball coach Boyd West said. "I don't think it has ever been done before. Cornersville and Chapel Hill used to be in the same district so one of them was always knocked out."...
LES raises $1,500 for customers' bills (02/27/09)
Nearly $1,500 was raised in the first month of the Lewisburg Electric Service program Neighbors Helping Neighbors to assist city power customers with their monthly bills. That's according to LES General Manager Richard Turner who reported during the utility's Board of Directors meeting on Monday night, one month after the board voted to create the program...
Obituaries (02/27/09)
James Landis Russell Mr. James Landis Russell, Sr., 78, of Lewisburg, owner of Russell Vending and Catering, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 in Maury Regional Hospital. He was a native of Davidson County, Tennessee and son of the late Paschal and Charles Jewell Cothern Russell. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a member of East Commerce Baptist Church...
Lynnville notes (02/27/09)
The Lynnville Community Club is now having its membership drive. The community club supports several projects in the community. To join, go by Soda Pop Junction and see Miss Judy or see any member of the club to pay your membership. You may mail your dues for membership to Debbie Tolley, Treasurer, 2555 Hyde Road, Lynnville, TN 38472...
LPD reports counterfeit bills (02/27/09)
Counterfeit money has been circulating in Lewisburg recently. Officer Brad Martin of the Lewisburg Police Department was called to the Wal-Mart on Wednesday, Feb. 4, to look at a $100 bill that had been used to purchase items in the electronics department the previous day. "The bill did have a magnetic strip inside, but the internal face was Abraham Lincoln instead of Benjamin Franklin," observed Martin. The bill was turned over to Det. Sgt. Jimmy Oliver for further investigation...
Catalpa notes (02/27/09)
Catalpa News...........................Mrs. Doyle Hastings Greetings: Thanks to all my readers and to all the Tribune staff who have been so much help to me the past 60+ years. I dedicate this little verse to all. The Beauty of Spring "God lives in the beauty that comes with spring -...
Heritage, educational losses decried from dairy reorganization (02/27/09)
The Jersey cows at the state dairy farm here provide an important lesson for school children, county leaders and area residents are telling University of Tennessee officials speaking at the county commission meeting on Monday. "Our children will lose a lot of opportunity to see a first-class Jersey operation," said Commissioner Dean Delk who's also the principal at Chapel Hill Elementary School, one of several schools with field trips to the dairy farm each year...
County turns to lawmakers for dairy herd preservation (02/27/09)
Marshall County leaders have refocused their efforts toward state lawmakers to save the state dairy farm at New Lake Road. That's because on Monday night two officials from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture told the County Commission that Jersey milk cows should be moved to Spring Hill and a heifer research and development program ought to be started here...
City rejects bond salesman, hires different investment firm (02/27/09)
The investment company that arranged Lewisburg's 2002 and 2004 sewer bonds was, according to its salesman, "thrown out the door" on Tuesday when another firm was hired to deal with the city's troubled utility debt. "What can you say when you're thrown out the door?" Morgan Keegan Vice President C.L. Overman of Knoxville replied when asked for his reaction to the City Council's decision. "It's not 'No comment.' It's time to go to the next meeting."...
Waggoner surpasses 1,000 points in Forrest romp (02/27/09)
The Forrest Lady Rockets were not taking anything for granted versus East Robertson, winning in convincing style 67-41 in the first round of the Region 5-A Tournament in Chapel Hill. Forrest came out focused and ready to play ball from the opening tip in their first game in eight days and first at home since Jan. 27...
Bulldogs come undone against Columbia Academy (02/27/09)
The Cornersville Bulldogs (14-15) will be forced to take the path of greatest resistance in the first round of the Region 6-A tournament after dropping a 76-60 decision to Columbia Academy (16-13) in the consolation finals of the District 11-A tourney on Tuesday...
Lady Bulldogs Fall to Moore County in 2 OTs (02/27/09)
After winning the District 11-A regular season title, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (21-6) were denied the conference tournament crown Monday night, as they suffered an emotionally draining 78-73 double overtime loss to second seeded Moore County (18-12) at Richland High School...
Happy birthday, Coach West (02/27/09)
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday coach West, happy birthday to you! That was the joyful song the Marshall County Tigerettes sang to their head coach Boyd West after coming from behind to knock off Lewis County 55-48 in the District 10-AA tournament title game at Spring Hill Monday night...
Page outmuscles Tigers for district title (02/27/09)
The eighth-ranked Marshall County Tigers were in the midst of a seven game winning streak leading up to the District 10-AA title game at Spring Hill Tuesday night versus the Page Patriots and had beaten Page twice already this season by an average margin of 12.5 points per game...
Landlords part of LIHEAP equation (02/27/09)
A Petersburg man took a strong stand last week on government-funded insulation of houses available for rent here and elsewhere by making the following qualified statements. If the landlord has got the money to insulate the house, why are we spending federal money to help "deadbeat" landlords? We all know the efficiency of the federal government...