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Stories from Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mayors' good sportsmanship reflected in golf, tennis (05/13/09)
Lewisburg's Mayor-elect Barbara Woods was nowhere to be found during the several days after her landslide victory last Tuesday because she kept a date with several golfing buddies, she said over the weekend. And in doing so, Woods seems to have modified an explanation used by Mayor Bob Phillips who's maintained a Tuesday appointment with tennis partners. During those hours on the tennis court, Phillips is usually unavailable...
90 weatherization projects at Marshall (05/13/09)
CORNERSVILLE -- A young family of five just south of here is the recipient of about $4,500 worth of testing, maintenance, repairs and insulation for their mobile home through a federally-funded program that's received a boost from the Obama Administration's economic stimulus program...
Marshall Tech Fair planned (05/13/09)
The Marshall County Technology Fair will be held May 21 at the Lewisburg campus of Columbia State Community College. It will include seminars and booths with information on the latest in technology for home or office. The Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board is sponsoring the event through its Technology Committee. The committee has been working over the past several weeks to recruit vendors and instructors on technology...
Siemens completes schools' energy audit (05/13/09)
Now that Siemens has completed an energy audit of the schools, the board of education can start applying for grants that will pay for improvements to the schools that will save both money and energy. Siemens representative Kirk Whittington gave the maintenance committee a short Power Point presentation, and handed out binders containing all the information he and his team had compiled after studying the schools...
Locals help Steeplechase jump to new heights (05/13/09)
NASHVILLE -- From horserace president to mechanical mule driver, Marshall County and its environs were represented at the 68th annual Iroquois Steeplechase Races in Percy Warner Park last weekend. Overseeing and even repairing the racetrack was Albert Menefee, president of the Race Committee who between events drove to where galloping horses' hooves dug divots that required applications of special soil...
Stimulus projects lauded (05/13/09)
NASHVILLE - More than $18.3 million in federal stimulus money will be spent on road widening and resurfacing in Marshall County, according to an announcement from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. "We are excited to take this next big step toward putting Recovery Act funds to work in Tennessee," TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely said Friday as his department's construction engineers started reviewing the apparent low bids for 119 projects in 64 counties, including two in Marshall County...
Memorial honors fallen police officers (05/13/09)
A moving ceremony in Rock Creek Park Monday honored law enforcement officers in Tennessee and across the nation on the second day of National Police Week. Lewisburg Police Chief Chuck Forbis, assisted by Lieutenant Rebekah Mitchell, arranged the first-ever event in the park to recognize officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty...
Briefs (05/13/09)
Allyson Van Hooser of Lewisburg was awarded the Donald K. Carson Leadership Scholarship during a recent Honors Assembly hosted by the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa at the University of Memphis. Named for a former vice president of student affairs at the U of M, the scholarship is presented to student leaders who demonstrate a strong capacity for leadership and foster opportunities for the growth and development of other people through their leadership...
Commodities distribution set for May 21 (05/13/09)
U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed May 21 at the National Guard Armory. To receive a box of commodities, recipients must have a new orange commodities card that should be obtained this week. The cards may be obtained at the South Central Human Resources Agency office at 1572 Old Columbia Highway. For more information, call Juli Belcher or Hazel Harmon at 359-6393...
Woman found not guilty on DUI charge (05/13/09)
A Marshall County jury of 11 women and one man took less than 45 minutes to find a woman not guilty of driving under the influence, though they decided she was guilty of violating the implied consent law. Allison S. Rogers, 31, of Spring Hill, pleaded guilty at the start of her trial to the third misdemeanor charge: possession of Schedule IV drugs (Xanax and Valium). The pills were discovered in her pocket during a routine search after she had been arrested for DUI...
Rep. Bass wins award (05/13/09)
Fifty-six legislators won donations for charities in their communities during the Tennessee Health Care Association's annual "Partnering for Charity" event, including Rep. Eddie Bass, who won $100, which he is dividing between the senior citizens centers in Marshall and Giles counties...
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month (05/13/09)
The month of May has been designated Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and - as the weather warms up and people are spending more time outdoors - it's an appropriate moment to remind Marshall County residents about the risks of tick-borne illness, and how to minimize the risk of infection. Lyme disease has been reported in all 50 states, and many foreign countries...