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Stories from Friday, March 20, 2009

Bredesen hears Jersey herd advocates (03/20/09)
Gov. Phil Bredesen has faced budget cuts that appear to be like a proposal to move the state Jersey milk cow herd from Lewisburg to Spring Hill, and in that other situation, he over-ruled the idea. That's Marshall County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett's explanation after he and a delegation to "Save the Cows" met with the governor on Wednesday afternoon on Capitol Hill in Nashville. Liggett explained it as follows after the meeting...
LifeSong approached about old Connelly (03/20/09)
At least one of the churches in Lewisburg was approached by the non-profit organization that owns the old Connelly School to see if the congregation was interested in owning the building for some of its ministries. The building on Fifth Avenue at the crest of Haynes Street is owned by Central Park of Marshall County, the non-profit organization that's contracted with a Murfreesboro realty and auction company to sell the structure this afternoon...
County water board needs rights of way to extend its service (03/20/09)
Signatures on water easement agreements were obtained Tuesday from about a quarter of the property owners along four roads where the Marshall County Board of Public Utilities plans to lay a seven-mile water main by this time next year. Health-threatening bacteria and sulfur in well water are among the reasons up to 250 residents along Milltown, McLean, Reynolds and Wilson School roads as well as Anderson Lane want water service extended. ...
Briefs (03/20/09)
Blood pressure screenings will be held at the Marshall County Senior Citizens center at 11 a.m. on March 20 and 25. The Marshall County Education Association is offering a scholarship to Marshall County college juniors and seniors who are majoring in education. Applications are available at the counseling offices at all three county high schools...
Lynnville notes (03/20/09)
What great weather we have been having. A lot of people are planting their gardens. Fresh vegetables will certainly taste great. Don't forget to pay your Lynnville Community Club dues. Send your dues to Treasurer Debbie Tolley, 2555 Hyde Road, Lynnville, TN 38472...
Board, teachers discuss new contract (03/20/09)
Contract negotiations between the teachers and the board of education opened again at a meeting Tuesday. The same teams that worked on the first-ever negotiated contract for Marshall County's teachers were back at Central Office for the annual review. The three-year contract was agreed just before Christmas last year, but its provisions applied from the start of the 2008-2009 school year. Now the teams are starting work on changes to the contract for the 2009-2010 school year...
Teachers, board begin new contract talks (03/20/09)
Contract negotiations between the teachers and the board of education opened again at a meeting Tuesday. The same teams that worked on the first-ever negotiated contract for Marshall County's teachers were back at Central Office for the annual review. The three-year contract was agreed just before Christmas last year, but its provisions applied from the start of the 2008-2009 school year. Now the teams are starting work on changes to the contract for the 2009-2010 school year...
Obituaries (03/20/09)
Earlene Denton Smith Earlene Denton Smith, 85, of Lewisburg, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Village Manor. Mrs. Smith was born in Winter Garden, Fla., but moved to the Culleoka Community with her parents and graduated from Culleoka High School. After working in Chattanooga as bookkeeper for Dr. ...
Californian wins Road to the Horse (03/20/09)
A Californian was declared the winner of the 2009 Road to the Horse competition in Franklin last weekend. A sell-out crowd of 6,000 horse enthusiasts from all over the country packed the Williamson County Ag Expo Park to watch three horsemen each take a 3-year-old gelding from unbroken to competition-ready in just two 90-minute sessions...
Tyrades! A boy turns 5 (03/20/09)
"I'm still an ordinary kid," son Gideon reassured me when I expressed trepidations about his fifth birthday. Gideon has gotten proficient at saying the right thing to Daddy, such as "Daddy is not a boring man" and "I don't think you're an old man; you look like a new man." I can tell this lad's going places --like right up the gastrointestinal tract of his future boss!...
Non-certified school jobs may take paycut (03/20/09)
A 10 percent pay cut for non-certified employees was one of the money-saving steps the school board's budget committee looked at during their meeting Tuesday. The Director of Schools, Dr. Stan Curtis, presented a list of must-haves for next year, and then a list of cuts in personnel...
Schools' cell-phone policy to get tougher (03/20/09)
More severe punishments for students using cell phones at school, starting in August, is to be the policy committee's recommendation at the school board meeting in April. In another round of discussions during the policy committee meeting Tuesday, chairwoman Ann Tears announced that the City of Lewisburg would not allow the schools to use jamming and blocking devices as committee member Curt Denton had suggested...
Stimulus money sought, found (03/20/09)
Federal stimulus money will pay for reconstruction of State Route 373 (Mooresville Highway) from Interstate 65 toward Lewisburg, according to state Sen. Bill Ketron who represents Marshall County. Meanwhile, several leaders in Marshall County have said that meetings in Nashville are being held today for local government leaders and their consultants to find out how the stimulus package can pay for local projects...
Catalpa notes (03/20/09)
Catalpa News.....................Mrs. Doyle Hastings Greetings: I'm a little late with my St. Patrick's Day proverbs. I hope all us Irish folks or those of Irish descent will enjoy this Irish Blessing, a favorite of mine. "May there always be work for our hands to do. May our purse hold a coin or two. May the hand of a friend always be near to us and may God fill our heart with gladness to heir us."...
Harmon(y), Medley sweet for Tigerettes (03/20/09)
The Marshall County Tigerette softball team is off and running to a great start, beginning with a masterful pitching performance from senior ace Mieke Wallace, who twirled a 3-0 no-hitter versus Hickman County last week. On Monday night at Reese Hambrick Field in Lewisburg, the Tigerettes blended some of their young talent in with a bevy of returning starters in a 5-3 win over Columbia Central...
Tiger tennis off to another fast start (03/20/09)
The Marshall County High School tennis team is off to another great start this season, winning their first two matches in easy fashion. On Monday at the Lewisburg Recreation Center, MCHS won the season opener with the girls pitching a shutout over the Lady Lions 7-0 and the boys squad taking out Spring Hill 5-2...
Bulldogs squeak by Moore County (03/20/09)
The Cornersville Bulldogs notched their second straight win Monday night by defeating District foe Moore County 2-1 in their impromptu home opener behind a gutsy performance from starting pitcher Lucas Laster. The game had originally been scheduled to be played at Lynchburg, but Moore County's field was still saturated from heavy rains over the weekend so the contest was moved to Cornersville...
LMS draws first blood in county rivalry series (03/20/09)
The LMS Tigerettes drew first blood in the inter-county rivalry home and home series with the FMS Lady Rockets, coming from behind with a five-run fifth inning to take a 6-3 win at Reese Hambrick Field in Lewisburg Wednesday afternoon. Tigerette head coach Lee Perryman said, "It is always a tough game versus Chapel Hill. All the girls have played together and against each other for such a long time. We put some hits together today and came out on top."...
Page completes sweep of Tigers (03/20/09)
The Marshall County Tigers' early season offensive struggles continued Tuesday night, as MCHS dropped a 7-2 decision on the road to District rival Page. After defeating Marshall County 6-4 the previous evening in Lewisburg, the Patriots jumped out to a 5-0 lead through the first two innings of play. The Tigers trimmed the deficit to 5-1 in the top of the fourth, but Page tacked on two insurance runs to open up a 7-1 advantage before coasting to the five-run victory...
Lady Bulldogs bash Culleoka in home opener (03/20/09)
For Cowden, town always came first (03/20/09)
Petersburg has had more than its fair share of controversy lately, but amid the hue and cry of last week's Town Board meeting there was a story of compassion and how the former mayor took care of his town. It became a topic of public discussion because of a $300 invoice from one of the town's contractors. It's not been paid yet because the town's consulting engineer offered to speak with the contractor who submitted the bill...