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Stories from Friday, April 3, 2009

Mule Day's pull extends to Marshall County (04/03/09)
POTTSVILLE - Mule Day maybe Saturday in Columbia, but the beasts of burden pulled a wagon train on Monday to Henry Horton State Park from their overnight encampment here on land provided by a well-known cattleman behind Marcy Jo's Mealhouse. "I am happy that the people can use this property, and for me to play a little part," cattleman Bud Mitchum, 75, of Spring Hill said about hosting the 2009 Mule Day Parade's men, women, mules and wagons that formed a wagon train Tuesday morning, first headed south on U.S. ...
Unemployment drops slightly here to 14.7% (04/03/09)
From staff reports While Marshall County's unemployment rate dropped from January to February, the rate is still among the highest in Tennessee. The most recent figures available show that from a workforce of 12,670 people, there were 1,870 unemployed during February, resulting in an unemployment rate of 14.7 percent...
Education committee gets good reports (04/03/09)
At its last meeting, the county commission's education committee heard a good report on the board of education's transportation and maintenance departments. Commissioner Rocky Bowden told chairman Larry McKnight and commissioners Billy Spivey and Don Ledford that he had spent time with both Glen Ezell, transportation supervisor, and Sheldon Davis, maintenance supervisor...
Tips from the Coupon Queen (04/03/09)
In previous columns, I've stressed the need to hold on to all of the coupon inserts we receive each week in the newspaper. The biggest mistake that "casual" coupon users make is to cut out the coupons for the items they think they'll buy and then toss the rest of the insert into the recycle bin. As you likely know by now, this is the biggest mistake that people make with coupons. In tossing the insert you throw away coupons for items that will be free later...
School Board starts to plan for future (04/03/09)
School board members made a start on a five-year plan for Marshall County Schools at their work session Monday. The work session followed the short special-called meeting that featured the momentous vote on the K-6 configuration of the Lewisburg elementary schools. The boardroom had been packed for this, but none of the audience was interested in staying to hear about long-term planning...
Ratchet Up for next job (04/03/09)
With Marshall County suffering the 10th highest unemployment rate in Tennessee, area leaders have scheduled classes so people can get training in skills local employers say they need in their work force. "This is important now, especially with people getting laid off," according to Greg Lowe, one of the coordinators for the program presented by the South Central Tennessee Workforce Board. "Courses are offered to all workers who would like to increase their skills."...
Poison tree arguments tried again (04/03/09)
Lawyers for a man and a woman charged in a drug case this week used arguments in Marshall County Circuit Court like those used in Sessions Court three weeks ago in an attempt to defeat a DUI charge. Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons Judge Robert Crigler heard arguments in the cases of Holly Perryman, 25, and Marcus Canty, 38. ...
Catalpa notes (04/03/09)
Catalpa News....................Mrs. Doyle Hastings Greetings: Happy Easter to everyone. April 12 will be Easter Sunday. "God lives in the beauty that comes with spring, the colorful flowers, the birds that sing and he lives in people as kind as you are, and he lives in all the nice things you do." I am so grateful for the Tribune's staff, who have been so good to put up with me for 60+ years. ...
Rogers Group gets OK for asphalt plant (04/03/09)
Essential machinery for an asphalt plant would be moved from Lewisburg to the Pottsville Quarry owned and operated by the Rogers Group if Marshall County planning commissioners approve site plans from the company when the commission meets on April 21...
Briefs (04/03/09)
Registration is now open for summer camps at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. For information, call 359-1593. The Lewisburg Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a basketball camp for grades 1-5 (boys and girls) June 1-5 at the Recreation Center gym. Call 359-2482 for more information...
Lewis County edges Tigerettes, 2-1 (04/03/09)
Lewis County takes 2-1 pitching duel By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer Marshall County's Mieke Wallace and Lewis County's Shelby Thompson got locked up in an old-fashioned pitching duel Wednesday in Hohenwald and the Lady Panthers came out on top 2-1...
Rockets roll Van Buren in twin bill sweep (04/03/09)
It's the kind of day you dream of if you like to hit. In the end, it's the kind of day you just want to be over. The Forrest Rockets crushed visiting Van Buren 16-1 and 21-0 in a doubleheader in sunny Chapel Hill Monday afternoon. The Rockets (5-4, 4-2) banged out 28 hits in the two games, putting together multiple run producing innings of 10, 8, six twice, and 5 in the two-game destruction of Eagle pitching...
Obituaries (04/03/09)
Paul Newcomb Paul Newcomb, 84, died Monday, March 30, 2009, at his residence in the Farmington Community. Mr. Newcomb was a native of Marshall County. He was a farmer and attended Farmington Baptist Church. Mr. Newcomb was active for many years with the Marshall County Girls Youth Softball League and was an assistant coach for the "Spookettes" Girls Softball Team...
Alternative force may be election issue (04/03/09)
A chain of events last month in Lewisburg might appear to justify the city's purchase of stun guns for the Police Department. This is no more than an observation because the police chief has a valid reason to hesitate before requesting Tasers, the brand-name stun guns that Chapel Hill recently purchased...