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Stories from Friday, March 6, 2009

Attorney: Homicide charges may be reduced (03/06/09)
A presentation of the prosecution's case to the Grand Jury - probably on March 18 - is the next step for Donnie Sullivan, 52, accused in the Feb. 15 shooting death of his stepson, Timothy Swaw, in Cornersville. "They may decide not to try him in criminal homicide charges," said defense attorney Walter Bussart, who speculated that the grand jury could indict Sullivan for assault and battery or involuntary manslaughter...
Old Connelly on auction block (03/06/09)
Central Park, the big brick building on 5th Avenue facing the crest of Haynes Street that's probably better known as old Connelly School, is to be sold at auction on the afternoon of March 20, two weeks from today. The building is owned by Central Park of Marshall County, a non-profit organization chartered by the state on May 14, 2004. ...
Trash days change, recycling expansion starts March 31 (03/06/09)
Curbie is the nickname for curbside recycling in Nashville and Lewisburg's curbside service, which is being expanded on April 2, is called Lewie. Extension of the service, started on a trial basis in the southwest part of town, comes with a total reorganization of garbage routes and trash collection days...
Catalpa notes (03/06/09)
Greetings: The weathermen finally hit the jackpot! Sunday morning we had a big snow on the ground with some places getting about eight inches. I had thought I wasn't going to get my weather tongue twister this year. At 10 p.m. Saturday night I looked out and snow, sleet and rain were all coming down...
Briefs (03/06/09)
This is the last weekend for Girl Scout cookie booth sales. They will be sold from 3 to 5:30 p.m. today and all day Saturday at the Lewisburg Wal-Mart. Box donations can also be made to the Gift of Caring program. Seniors who are suffering from a condition that severely limits mobility should call 1-866-200-6924 to learn about qualifying for a power wheelchair at little or no cost...
Local man struck by truck (03/06/09)
Jerry Wayne Roberts, 52, of Dodson Drive, told Officer Brad Martin that a red and white truck, possibly a Chevy or a GMC, had hit him while he was walking in the Wal-Mart parking lot soon after 6 a.m. March 1. Roberts told Martin "after the truck hit him, the driver (a white male) stopped briefly and then kept driving." Martin found that the incident had been recorded on the store's security video. ...
Annexation recommended to city council for 48 acres (03/06/09)
Lewisburg ought to annex the 48 acres it bought for $225,000, according to a recommendation from the city's Industrial Development Board. Meanwhile, Terry Wallace, the city's industrial recruiter has been talking with a prospective employer who might move here and who's been looking at buildings and property...
Lynnville notes (03/06/09)
Well the snow is almost gone around Lynnville, and the buttercups are trying to raise their little heads from where the snow was on them. Spring is just around the corner with warm days and cool nights. Just be patient about the weather, for warm weather will be here...
Transportation report gets mixed reviews (03/06/09)
A progress report on the Edulog software was given to the school board's transportation committee this week and got a mixed reception. Transportation supervisor Glenn Ezell reported that he and his staff have been working with Edulog. "We finally got our manual," he said. "It's going pretty well, but it's going to be a time-consuming thing for a while."...
Tyrades! Law Sung Blue, Everybody Knows One (03/06/09)
Remember when most Americans thought of Sunday as "The Lord's Day?" Now it is fast becoming "The State Comptroller's Day." According to Time magazine, the current recession may put the finishing touches on the nation's remaining "blue laws." Blue laws, of course, are those edicts (rooted in Puritanism and Prohibition) that restrict alcohol sales, and other retail transactions or recreational activities on Sunday. ...
Hume-Fogg Shocks Tigerettes in Region Semis (03/06/09)
The Hume-Fogg Lady Knights (21-5) pulled off perhaps the biggest upset of the 2009 playoffs Monday night when they defeated the previously unbeaten Marshall County Tigerettes 49-48 in the semifinals of the Region 5-AA tournament at Spring Hill High School to knock MCHS out of postseason play...
Lady Bulldogs Rally Past Collinwood to Advance to Region Final (03/06/09)
Lady Bulldogs Rally Past Collinwood to Advance to Region Final By Louis G. Scheuchenzuber Only the strong survive. Sarah King saved Cornersville's basketball season Monday night when she hit a short bank shot with four seconds left to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a dramatic 51-50 victory over the Collinwood Trojanettes at home in the second round of the Region 6-A tournament...
Obituaries (03/06/09)
Mary Elizabeth Edwards Richardson Mary Elizabeth Edwards Richardson, 92, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 2, 2009, in NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Richardson was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Genesco Corporation and was a member of the Wilson Hill Church of Christ...
Recycling schools not uncommon in these United States (03/06/09)
The pending sale of Marshall County's old Connely School building reminds me of how other communities have turned what could arguably be called a white elephant into a cash cow with varying degrees of success. By now Marshal County residents have probably realized that what had been a high school and then a junior high on 5th Avenue in Lewisburg is going to be sold at auction to the highest bidder two weeks from today...