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Stories from Friday, May 8, 2009

Mathis sisters moving up, moving on (05/08/09)
When John Fogerty sang these immortal words in his 1985 recording of Centerfield, "Oh, put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today; Put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today; Look at me, I can be centerfield", he did not know at the time that they would be the anthem of the Mathis sisters, Kalah and Haley from Forrest High School...
Woods, McRady, Davis, Whitehead elected (05/08/09)
Late Comeback Propels Tigerettes Past East Hickman (05/08/09)
The Marshall County Tigerettes (18-8) moved within one win of earning their first Region tournament berth in three years on Tuesday when they rallied to defeat the sixth seeded East Hickman Lady Eagles 5-3 at home in the second round of the District 10-AA tourney...
Tyrades! Swine Flu Over The Cuckoo's Nest (05/08/09)
As a public service, I have exhaustively researched the current hot topic of the swine flu. By exhaustive research, of course, I mean repeated viewings of "Charlotte's Web," "Babe," and "Porky's 2: The Next Day." The current pandemic divides people into two extremes: those who are freaking out over it and those who are supremely skeptical after the swine flu outbreak that fizzled in 1976...
County, schools might join forces (05/08/09)
A lengthy meeting between the school board's maintenance committee and some county commissioners ended with a unanimous expression of interest in merging the county's and the school system's maintenance departments. "Theoretically is should be effective and save the tax payer money," said committee chairman Craig Michael. "Everybody here would like to see it work."...
Committee hopes kids can go to national contests (05/08/09)
Money must be found to send local high school students to the national contests they have qualified for, even though the trips cost more than what's in the budget. This will be the recommendation of the budget committee to the school board. Budget committee chairwoman Kristen Gold explained that it has been Marshall County policy to pay 90 percent of the cost of sending high school students to national contests...
Weather Radio Day slated for May 12, MCEMA says (05/08/09)
To further protect Marshall County residents from dangerous weather, the director of the county's Emergency Management Agency has announced that two corporations are cooperating with government agencies to publicize the importance of a weather radio and help weather radio owners get their radios tuned into the frequency best suited for this area...
Lynnville notes (05/08/09)
The Robert B. Jones High School Alumni meeting will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Lynnville Municipal Building with a potluck lunch. Following the lunch, a program will follow with the roll call of classes from 1900 to 1978. Three outstanding alumni will be named at the meeting. Two scholarships will be given to two Richland High School Seniors...
Man gets house arrest (05/08/09)
A Marshall County resident who was arrested in last year's drug sweep was sentenced last week after pleading guilty. Ralph Edward Fuller, 60, pleaded guilty to 12 counts of sale and delivery of prescription drugs (painkillers like Lortabs and morphine) to a confidential informant working for the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force...
City pensions explored (05/08/09)
Lewisburg's City Council has been considering a major change to the retirement benefits for city employees. Instead of withdrawing money from an investment fund that could pay a lump sum when an employee retires, the retiree could benefit from a system that pays a monthly pension check...
Phillips warns to be careful on appointments (05/08/09)
Lewisburg Mayor Bob Phillips offered an observation during a recent City Council workshop on human nature and how it might conflict with a desire to make government participation open to an application process. When a new member of the city's Industrial Development Board was appointed by the Council last month, several city residents indicated they didn't know the board had an opening. Questions were raised about whether residents could apply for such positions...
Campaigns allowed within 100-foot limit (05/08/09)
Questions, as raised by one of the candidates in Lewisburg's election on Tuesday, have revealed a tradition of allowing candidates to campaign on the traffic island directly in front of the south doors of the Marshall County Courthouse.
The tradition would appear to allow campaigning within a distance of 100 feet from the door of the polling place, as prescribed by state election officials, largely because if candidates were restricted to standing no closer than 100 feet from that door, they might be standing in the middle of Commerce Street.. ...
Pay raises for pramedics under consideration here (05/08/09)
Ambulance staffing and overtime pay are a concern for the Marshall County Emergency Medical Services Committee composed of county commissioners who want the best service available in a life or death emergency. However, those committee members and other commissioners at the committee meeting on Monday evening are also concerned about county spending plans when a recession threatens county sales tax and property tax revenues...
Catalpa notes (05/08/09)
Catalpa News................Mrs. Doyle Hastings Greetings: The rain has been coming down and now we are needing sunshine. The month of May will be a busy one and I hope it will be a good month for our gardens and yards so we can enjoy them. I'm sure most every one is getting tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, onions, radishes and beets out. ...
Briefs (05/08/09)
Paij B. Lintz, of Lewisburg, recently received the Muriel Tomlinson Award during the 45th annual Honors Day at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The award is presented annually to an outstanding foreign language student who is finishing his or her junior or senior year...
Chapel Hill notes (05/08/09)
I hope everyone is ready for May, because it's here! Some of our April showers rolled over to another month, but they will soon stop, and the sun will shine! We'll probably find ourselves wishing for rain in the middle of Summer! May is a busy month for Chapel Hill, so there's no time to waste!...
Property tax rate subject of vote by council on Tuesday (05/08/09)
Lewisburg's City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would set the city's property tax rate at $1.36 per $100 of assessed value, effectively the same rate used for 19 years and now proposed for the 20th year. Agendas of the Council meeting became available late this week when City Manager Eddie Fuller reviewed what's scheduled for the meeting set for 6 p.m. ...
Stingy Stinnett shuts out Viqueens in District 9A opener (05/08/09)
It has been a long wait for the post-season to return for the defending Class A state champion Forrest Lady Rocket softball team. After a long, wet, and sometimes inconsistent regular season, Forrest was back in championship form Tuesday in Chapel Hill in their district opener versus Community, sending the Viqueens to the loser's bracket with a five inning run rule 10-0 shut-win...
Obituaries (05/08/09)
Leon G. Eady, 83, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in Lewisburg. Mr. Eady was a native of Marshall County and was a retired maintenance worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon Dean and Myrtle Lynch Eady. He is survived by his wife, Christine Eady of Chapel Hill; son, Don (Pat) Eady of the Laws Hill Community; daughters, Linda Cochran of Chapel Hill and Diana (Jerry) Lawson of Ypsilanti, Mich.; sisters, Eloise Marlin of Shelbyville and Marie Bradley of the Holts Corner Community; brother, Ralph Eady of Estill Springs; eight grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.. ...
Remember the counting of hanging chads? (05/08/09)
Some of the most famous news photos include raising the flag at Iwo Jima, the sailor kissing the nurse when the war ended, and the man examining a ballot in Florida, looking closely at the now infamous hanging chad. The photo on the subject of voting doesn't have the excitement of victory in war, but it's part of our American way of life and it's frequently identified as one of the freedoms we have because our military service men and women are willing to sacrifice for it...