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Stories from Friday, May 1, 2009

Tiger tennis sweeps regular season crowns (05/01/09)
The Marshall County High School tennis teams capped off an unbelievable regular season this week, capturing both the boys and girls team titles. On Monday at MTCS the boys team won the regular season crown with a 4-3 comeback win over the Cougars. The Tigers lost three out of the five singles matches to fall into the 3-2 hole before roaring back in an unforgettable doubles sweep to snatch the title out from under the Cougars...
Drug trial ends in mistrial (05/01/09)
A Maury County man's day in court here Monday ended with a mistrial being declared after the jury informed Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler that they were hopelessly deadlocked. Hudell Sparkman, 49, was accused of possessing cocaine with intent to sell and deliver...
Yard work gets alluring (05/01/09)
I quote the late Rod Brassfield "By Ned, it was hot Tuesday." My yard was calling me and it is hard to have to wait until Mother's Day until I can fill the yard with colors that will last all summer and into fall. Doylene lets me buy lots of beautiful plants over at Whispering Hope on Ostella Road for my Mother's Day gifts. ...
Watershed Association members have ideas for River Watershed Agency (05/01/09)
CHAPEL HILL -- As a government agency proceeds toward development of a long-range water plan for the Duck River, a private conservation group elected new directors last weekend when several members aired views on what the agency should do. Meanwhile, Duck River Watershed Association Executive Director Sherry Beard encouraged members and the public to use the Association as a conduit for reports to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation when they suspect activities that would pollute the Duck River.. ...
Deputies arrest son and father (05/01/09)
Sheriff's deputies went looking for one Marshall County man and ended up arresting him and his father, too. Deputies Tony Nichols and Layne Worsham went to the residence of James F. Brown Sr., 40, on Marsh Road, Belfast, April 22, looking for James F. Brown Jr., 20. The deputies had received information that Brown Jr., who they wanted to serve with a warrant for violation of probation, was at that address...
Local Democrats hold fish fry (05/01/09)
Blessed with perfect weather and a large crowd, the Marshall County Democratic party held a fund-raising fish fry in the pavilion at Rock Creek Park on Saturday. "There are so many Democrats in the county now, we thought we'd celebrate," said local party chairman Chris Collins. "We do this every now and again," he added, "but this is the first time at lunch."...
Briefs (05/01/09)
Applications are now being accepted for Tennessee's Little Miss pageant to be held Saturday, June 13, at the Decatur County Civic Center in Parsons. Great prizes and savings bonds will be awarded. Call 731-852-3444 or 731-852-4270 for more information...
'Tight' budget won't require tax rate hike (05/01/09)
Lewisburg's $10.5 million budget is "tight," but it's "not hurting," according to the city treasurer who offered several cost cutting suggestions Tuesday evening - as did members of the City Council during a non-voting workshop. "It's going to be tight this year," Treasurer Connie Edde said. "But it will be our 20th year to not go up on property taxes," Edde said during a 90-minute discussion that included her reminder that the city could raise the local option sales tax rate...
Trash could go to Murfreesboro (05/01/09)
If and when Cedar Ridge Landfill is closed, Middle Point Landfill at Walter Hill north of Murfreesboro is a possible destination for Marshall County residents' trash, according to a report delivered to county commissioners Monday night. That scenario was outlined by Bill Griggs, a partner in the Murfreesboro-based engineering firm of Griggs & Maloney which was hired by Marshall County to research and report the alternatives here depending on what Waste Management Inc. ...
Issues prominent as election looms (05/01/09)
Unemployment, industrial development and taxes are among the topics Lewisburg Council candidates are hearing from voters, according to the men running in two ward races with competition in the election that ends Tuesday night. Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Early voting ended Thursday. Leland Cardin and Ronald McRady face off in Ward 4 where Councilman Phil Sanders is retiring. Ronnie Joe Hudson is running the 2nd Ward seat held by Hershell Davis who's running for re-election...
GM&M planners have big ideas (05/01/09)
While most people are still thinking about their plans for spring and summer, one group of Marshall County residents already has its mind on the fall. Planning for October's Goats Music and More Festival is well underway. "We like to do a little something new every year," said the committee which is meeting once a month for lunch in the Lewisburg City Hall...
Senator suggests cuts to save cows (05/01/09)
The state senator representing Marshall County has a few suggestions on where the University of Tennessee can cut spending instead of moving UT's Jersey dairy herd from Lewisburg to Spring Hill. "I have ID in their budget some other areas that could be cut, in my opinion, which would leave the Jersey heard in tact," Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) said Wednesday while previewing his dinner speech here on Saturday...
Tyrades! Reaching The Boyle-ing Point (05/01/09)
What do you make of the world's most famous late bloomer? I'm speaking, of course, of Susan Boyle, the 47-year-old unemployed spinster (self-described as "short and plump"), whose performance on "Britain's Got Talent" enabled her to become a media darling without making a sex tape, delivering octuplets, or living in O.J. Simpson's guest house...
Stabbing victim 'uncooperative' (05/01/09)
A Marshall County man was stabbed three times Wednesday afternoon near a mobile home park where his alleged assailant lives and Lewisburg Police obtained an arrest warrant after speaking with witnesses who saw the altercation. Treated and released at the Marshall Medical Center was Jeremy Lee, 35, who suffered wounds to his arm, head and the back of a shoulder, according to Police Chief Chuck Forbis who described the injuries as "non life-threatening."...
Obituaries (05/01/09)
Myrtle Stonecypher Myrtle Stonecypher, 93, of Chapel Hill, formerly of Santa Maria, Calif., died Friday, April 24, 2009, in Columbia. Mrs. Stonecypher was a native of Knoxville. She was a faithful member of the Jehovah's Witnesses since her baptism in 1980, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends...
Go vote in Lewisburg's election on Tuesday (05/01/09)
Practically everybody likes to gripe about government and here in Lewisburg there's a city election on Tuesday. Early voting ended yesterday. Your Constitutionally guaranteed right to do something about your gripe comes again on Tuesday. 
According to a cursory examination of early voter turnout and a comparison to similar turnout four years ago, it's entirely possible that there will be fewer people voting in this city election compared to the number who voted in the similar race four years ago.
So, as the saying goes, if you don't vote, you really don't have any standing to gripe about City Hall.
Our recommendation is that city residents go to the polls Tuesday and exercise their right to vote. ...