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Stories from Friday, April 17, 2009

Horton Highway repaving funded (04/17/09)
Nearly 9-1/2 miles of Horton Highway -six of them in Marshall County - are slated for resurfacing with federal stimulus money, according to an announcement from Gov. Phil Bredesen this week. That road job and four others were named Tuesday in a list of 450 transportation projects to be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, state bonds sold for bridge work and money from the state fuel tax...
Tea parties make a statement (04/17/09)
With demands for an end to "piling on of taxes," nearly 100 people protested taxes at Rock Creek Park on Wednesday evening when named grievances included financial bailouts, earmarks for federal spending and a $3 trillion debt. "I'm not proud to be a Republican any more," protest program speaker Andrew Wood said, asking the peaceful crowd to "Go back to God, family and country. People like us are getting mad."...
Brentwood accuses Cornersville-area man in three house burglaries (04/17/09)
BRENTWOOD -- The Marshall County man -- arrested by Brentwood Police on Monday in connection with a truck theft in Lincoln County -- is accused of burglary at three Brentwood homes. Tony Joe Poarch, 27, of 2265 Poarch Hollow Road, was charged Monday with stealing a 2006 Dodge 3500 four-door truck reported as stolen from an Elora Community farmer. Now, three burglary charges are pending against Poarch, Brentwood Police Detective Guy Carden said...
Catalpa notes (04/17/09)
Greetings: We are still wondering what the weather has in store for us and this little verse "Look Ahead to Tomorrow" by Helen Steiner Rice might help us: There is always the hope of tomorrow To brighten the clouds of today. There is always a corner for turning,...
Open nominations sought for Lewisburg committees (04/17/09)
What might otherwise have been routine appointments to one of Lewisburg's volunteer panels became a subject for two candidates' call for, or support of, reform in city procedures. Without identifying people who apparently expressed interest in being on the Industrial Development Board, candidate Jerry Freeman and Councilman Odie Whitehead followed up on a position taken by Councilwoman Quinn Brandon...
Fourth DUI puts man in jail (04/17/09)
A Marshall County man left the courtroom in handcuffs last week to serve a jail sentence for his fourth offence of driving under the influence. Patrick Joseph Cable, 51, had a jury trial last Thursday, but his attorney, Charles G. Blackard III of Franklin, moved for a mistrial after the jury heard a mention of previous DUI convictions on the tape made by state troopers at the crash scene. Judge Robert Crigler granted the motion and dismissed the jury...
Lynnville notes (04/17/09)
Saturday, April 18, will be the Lynnville Truck and Tractor Pull at the Robby Dunnavant Memorial Park in Lynnville, starting at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the pull will go to purchase playground equipment for the Dunnavant Park. The annual Lynnville Blackberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 27. Vendors wanting to reserve a space for the festival should call 931-527-3922 or 931-527-0032...
Cowden returns to town Petersburg board (04/17/09)
PETERSBURG - Former Mayor John Cowden returned to the town board this month after announcing his resignation on March 9 with comments that there are others willing to serve on the board. But Cowden's letter of resignation only said he'd resigned as mayor and Monday night, he explained that mayors are appointed here by a vote of the aldermen who serve as representatives of the people...
Shooting trial past opening arguments (04/17/09)
Opening arguments were completed by noon Thursday in the trial of a Marshall County man accused in the May 2008 shooting at a Lewisburg nightspot. Jonathan Doran "JonJon" Tears, 29, of Seventh Avenue North was charged in the May 11 shooting of Gary Dejuan O'Neal, 27, of Monroe Street at the Soul Train Bar and Grille...
Tyrades! It Doesn't Take A Robot Scientist (04/17/09)
Events have coincided with machine-like timing. Just as my son Gideon was discovering Dr. Smith and the Robot on DVDs of the 1960s TV series "Lost In Space," Reuters news service reported that Aberystwyth University in Wales has built and tested a revolutionary robot named Adam. Adam is the first robot in history to come up with a hypothesis, plan experiments, reason about his results, and plan the next steps...
Briefs (04/17/09)
Registration for Pre-Kindergarten is at the Marshall County Board of Education, 700 Jones Circle, Lewisburg, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Income and age qualifications must be met, and documentation must be provided. For more information, call 359-1581...
Philadelphia lawyer offers Lewisburg help (04/17/09)
Lewisburg will be refinancing its troubled sewer bonds soon, and while some city leaders are concerned they may face additional fees for allegedly breaking a contract, there's a Philadelphia lawyer offering to sue the company that insured the bonds for the city...
Lady Bobcats Blank Tigerettes (04/17/09)
Some teams just have your number. The Marshall County Tigerettes (11-4, 7-3 District) came up on the short end of the score once again against archrival Giles County, as the Lady Bobcats defeated MCHS 1-0 in Lewisburg on Tuesday to complete the sweep of the regular season series...
Cheatham rattles the cage, Lady Rockets respond with 10-0 win (04/17/09)
As hard as it is to win a state championship, it may be even a tougher task to repeat. How can a team re-create the chemistry that carried them through all the trials and tribulations of a season? Every game, only the best will do because every opponent sees the big bull's-eye of a champion on your jersey...
Obituaries (04/17/09)
OBITS for 17 April Howard Hunter Howard "Jack" Hunter, 90, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in Ardmore, Tenn. Mr. Hunter was a native of Williamson County. He served in the Army during World War II and was retired from Heil-Quaker Corp. of Lewisburg. Mr. Hunter was a member of New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
The Chalkboard: What are the Tennessee Standards of Learning? (04/17/09)
Have you heard your child or child's teacher talk about Tennessee Standards of Learning? Did you wonder what all the fuss was about? Why does your child learn certain things in each grade? Last month in The Chalkboard we outlined the mission of Marshall County School District. Today, we will focus on the standards movement in public education...
Why Home Ownership May Not Be Wise (04/17/09)
For decades, the common wisdom has been that's it good to own a home. Tax laws have been structured to encourage home buying. (Owners get tax deductions on their mortgage interest.) The net result was that by 2004 about 70 percent of Americans owned their own homes. But, there is such a thing as turning virtue into vice...
Tea parties had merit, but short on alternatives (04/17/09)
The Tax Day Tea Parties have come and gone. What were they really about, again? A so-called "collaborative, grassroots effort," the tax-day parties were designed to give Americans a chance to voice displeasure with the stimulus bill, the budget and general unhappiness with the state of affairs in Washington...