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Stories from Friday, March 13, 2009

Mayor resigns; alderman might, too (03/13/09)
PETERSBURG - Mayor John Cowden resigned at the close of a contentious meeting Monday when residents complained to the town board and one alderman told a woman to "shut up" and made an obscene gesture toward a man. Conflicts have grown as Alderman Brad Dillenback has been asking financial and procedural questions and, according to resident Cheryl Payne, Dillenback "pushes buttons," but the close friend of recently-ousted Alderman Anthony Nichols scolded Alderman Phillip McMillian...
County values Connolly at $294,000 (03/13/09)
The old Connelly School and its five acres, scheduled for the auction block a week from today, is appraised by Marshall County at $294,200. The 67,230-square-foot building, measured by County Assessor Linda Haislip in 2001, was appraised at $246,100, Haislip said recently. The land was valued at $48,100...
Lady Bulldogs fall in first round of state tournament (03/13/09)
Sometimes the bright lights of the big stage can be blinding. The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs first trip to the TSSAA State Basketball Tournament proved to be a brief one, as they dropped a 49-40 decision to a scrappy Hampton squad in the first round Wednesday afternoon at MTSU's Murphy Center...
Forrest fights to the end, falls to No. 1 Clarkrange (03/13/09)
There were never many doubters this season that Clarkrange was the best Class A team in the state and they proved it Wednesday, beating Forrest 56-39 in the first round of the 2009 Farm Bureau Insurance TSSAA girls basketball championships, but Hall of Fame head coach Lamar Rogers and his talented group of Lady Buffaloes had to earn their way past the Lady Rockets...
Chapel Hill anticipates no tax hike (03/13/09)
CHAPEL HILL - No property tax rate hike is anticipated for this north Marshall County town during the next fiscal year starting on July 1, according to the town administrator. "We have reserves in our treasury that will not be touched in any way," Town Administrator Mike Hatten reported this week. "That's in certificates of deposit, so at this point it doesn't look like we're going to have to cash in any of those CDs."...
Catalpa notes (03/13/09)
Catalpa News.......................Mrs. Doyle Hastings Greetings: Last week I really had something beautiful to write about (a winter wonderland). A big 5-inch snow covered the ground. We hated to have to miss church services Sunday morning, but some of us enjoyed going to Cane Creek Church of Christ Sunday night...
Marshall County schools fully accredited (03/13/09)
At the end of an intensive three-day visit by a team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, it was announced Wednesday afternoon that Marshall County schools have been awarded district accreditation "with full honors" for the next five years...
Annexation leading to larger business park (03/13/09)
Lewisburg's City Council has started the legislative work to annex 46 acres it purchased with the city's Industrial Development Board for the expansion of the Business Park on Mooresville Highway. While expected, the decision came as the Tennessee Department of Transportation took more steps to widen Mooresville Highway from Interstate 65 to the city that's been ranked by Site election magazine as 65th out of 700 micropolitan areas defined by the Census Bureau...
Crime reports (03/13/09)
CRIME By Karen Hall Staff Writer Domestic assault, resisting arrest, resisting stop-halt-frisk, public intoxication: Jason McCollum, 24, of Fox Lane. Victim: Brionna Morton, 24. March 8. Bond: $8,750. Court date: April 20. Two counts of domestic assault, vandalism over $500, public intoxication:...
Lewisburg resolves to go green (03/13/09)
A resolution to make Lewisburg "green" by promoting protection and conservation of natural resources and reduction of waste was adopted by the City Council on Tuesday night. "It's only three lines long," Mayor Bob Phillips said of the resolution, "but the impact will be big. There will be lots of things to come up such as combining all our utility bills to conserve paper."...
Lynnville notes (03/13/09)
Warm weather has been around for the last few days, and it is so nice not to have heat on in the house. How long will this nice weather last? Way to go Vandy Lady Commodores winning the SEC Tournament. There will be a Lynnville Community Truck and Tractor Pull held on Saturday, April 18, at the Robby Dunnavant Memorial Park in Lynnville starting at 2 p.m. ...
Obituaries (03/13/09)
NOTE TO KAREN: SAVAGE OBIT RUNNING AGAIN FOR ADDED PHOTO. -- DF Winnell Herren Winnell Herren, 90, of Pulaski, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Herren was a native of Cookeville. He served his country in the Army during World War II and was retired from Uniroyal Tires as a truck driver. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Tyrades! Paul Harvey: Stand By For Spoofs (03/13/09)
The last week of February was catastrophic for old journalism majors such as me. Pulaski's Giles Free Press published its last edition, Denver's Rocky Mountain News stopped the presses two months short of its 150th birthday, and legendary broadcaster Paul Harvey's microphone fell silent...
Highway 373 contract to receive bids in May (03/13/09)
The project to widen Mooresville Highway has been scheduled for a May 1st contract letting by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, "That's the date we will open the bids and will be able to determine the low bidder," wrote TDOT spokeswoman B. J. Doughty in an e-mail. "After that, TDOT has 30 days to award the contract. Once that happens, it is usually six weeks before work would begin."...
Let the horses talk: USDA draws a line in the sand (03/13/09)
In what could be a pivotal year for the Tennessee Walking Horse industry, optimism could turn to pessimism. The United States Department of Agriculture has implemented changes in the way the Horse Protection Act will be enforced for the 2009 season. Several meetings have been held since the first of the year to explain the changes...
"Our Most Valued Citizens Must Be Informed" (03/13/09)
Marshall County, like many other small communities in the United States, is facing many changes in our public schools over the next few years. We want the best for our children. Marshall County needs to attract new businesses to replace lost jobs, and nothing is more enticing than a great school system. ...
Minding the store during a recession (03/13/09)
Given the condition of the economy and hearing on TV newscasts about newspapers closing, it's not surprising that people ask about the stability of the Marshall County Tribune, your hometown newspaper delivering news, advertisements and general information twice a week...