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Stories from Friday, April 24, 2009

A rose blooms at the airport (04/24/09)
New landfill requirements proposed (04/24/09)
Additional requirements would be created for new landfilling operations in Marshall County if the County Commission adopts a resolution that's subject to a public hearing Monday night in the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square. Public hearings on changes to the county's zoning resolution as it relates to landfills and another resolution on recycling facilities are to start at 5:30 p.m. ...
Sullivan indicted on voluntary manslaughter (04/24/09)
The man charged in a Cornersville shooting death was indicted Wednesday by the Marshall County Grand Jury on a charge of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the Feb. 15 death of his stepson. "Donnie Sullivan was indicted," District Attorney Chuck Crawford said Wednesday afternoon when he explained Sullivan had been arrested on a charge of felony homicide. That covers all aspects of murder except justifiable homicide...
Crime reports (04/24/09)
Complaints Thefts Drug Overdose Marshall County Sheriff's Deputy Layne Worsham was called to the scene of a possible drug overdose at about 3 a.m. April 18. David C. Orr, 51, of Culleoka, was found unconscious, with "a very light pulse and was taking a breath about every 15 seconds," according to Worsham's report. Orr was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center by the Air Evac Lifeteam, and a hospital spokeswoman said he was discharged the next day...
Deer forces restoration (04/24/09)
A white tailed deer broke the display window of a store front at Lewisburg's public square on Monday morning, apparently prompting the building's owner to proceed with restoration work starting with interior excavation. The demolition crew has been gutting the building at the corner of Commerce Street and First Avenue South this week where job foreman Les Hargrove of Belfast said he and his men got "no venison, just blood" from the wild animal that escaped...
Alderman requests annexation of his home (04/24/09)
PETERSBURG - Planning commissioners here are recommending that the home and immediately adjacent property of an appointed town alderman be annexed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Alderman Ricky Wright was appointed by the Board on Dec. 15 to succeed Alderman Tony Nichols, although it's been revealed that the town line goes through Wright's property and his home is beyond the boundary...
Rock Creek Bible Society to meet (04/24/09)
The Rock Creek Bible Society will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the Bethbirei Presbyterian Church, 2025 Bethbirei Road, Lewisburg. This will be the 195th meeting of this historic society. The service will feature special music by Alva Cavnar of Lewisburg, who has a beautiful voice. Cavnar teaches at Marshall County High School and is known for her work with the Community Theater. She was the director of this month's production of "High School Musical."...
Police Board in Catch-22 with chief (04/24/09)
Lewisburg's police chief sought and we yielded to his request for a private report to the city's Police Advisory Board on Thursday last week when he advised the panel there was a police investigation into the conduct of an officer who subsequently decided to retire...
Tyrades! 49 And Ready To Whine (04/24/09)
Okay, I'm a big softie and a purveyor of false advertising. Quite often these columns are too warm and cuddly and fail to qualify as actual tirades in the strictest sense. But having just marked my 49th birthday, I feel energized to unleash my inner curmudgeon and rant about a few pet peeves...
Catalpa notes (04/24/09)
Catalpa News....................Mrs. Doyle Hastings Greetings: April has been a busy month so far and this next weekend will be another busy one. I'm glad the weather has been nice for most of the events. We are in dogwood winter as they are in full bloom and are so beautiful. We still have locust winter and blackberry winter yet...
Schools director wants to remove 'zero' grades (04/24/09)
Grades of zero will no longer be given in Marshall County schools, if the policy committee and the director of schools get their way when presenting this policy change to the full board for approval. The committee was discussing Policy 6.2001, attendance in middle and high school, which states, "A grade of zero will be given for any work missed due to an unexcused absence."...
Briefs (04/24/09)
Registration for Kindergarten will be held on Tuesday, April 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Cornersville Elementary School and Chapel Hill Elementary School. For Lewisburg kindergarten students, registration is from 2 to 5 p.m. in the back conference room of the Lewisburg Gas Department, 505 N. Ellington Pkwy. If you have further questions, contact the offices of the schools or the attendance office at the Board of Education, 359-1581, ext. 44...
Farmers hear about state finanical program (04/24/09)
Marshall County farmers heard about opportunities to receive money from the state in the agriculture enhancement program this year at a program held at the Marshall Farmers Co-op Monday evening. About 20 farmers heard a presentation from Ricky Skillington, the county extension agent, and Rachel Upton, from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture...
Obituaries (04/24/09)
Carlton L. Dudley Sr. Carlton L. "Buck" Dudley Sr., 66, of Lewisburg, died on Friday, April 17, 2009. Mr. Dudley was a native of Fredericksburg, Va. At an early age he gave his life to Christ and became a member of St. John Baptist Church in Milford, Va. ...
Let's cut our dependence on foreign oil (04/24/09)
In a speech last week, Vice President Joe Biden said, "If you add the actual price of oil, it's probably $10 more a barrel just by the military we have to provide to be able to ensure those oil lanes stay open." Biden was talking about the Middle East and he argued we wouldn't have nearly the troops stationed over there were it not for oil. ...