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Stories from Friday, May 15, 2009

Sectional losses end Lewisburg team tennis' season (05/15/09)
The Marshall County High School boys and girls tennis teams were already inking a new chapter in the program's record book by their dual appearances in TSSAA Class A/AA sectional tennis matches. Both squads had the tough task of trekking up to Music City against tough opponents from Nashville private schools and both returned home on the short end of the tally book, ending their seasons...
Drought said to be history (05/15/09)
Extensive rain this month has apparently ended the drought that was so damaging that Marshall County's Board of Public Utilities made water available at no charge to residents two summers ago. "It looks like all the drought conditions are over here," National Weather Service Hydrologist James LaRosa said during an interview in Lewisburg on Tuesday when asked if the ground water has been replenished...
Ready for a long journey (05/15/09)
An Australian set off from Lewisburg on horseback Wednesday afternoon, heading for Pulaski and points south, at the beginning of a trip that will last 12 months and cover 5,000 miles. Joe Guy saddled up and said goodbye to his wife and three children at the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association headquarters on North Ellington Parkway. He had never ridden a Walking Horse before last year, but now he's crazy about them...
Black Confederates: PhotoShopped Out of History? (05/15/09)
I know. I should have written this column in February (Black History Month) or April (Confederate History Month), but at that time I hadn't yet run into Cathy Gordon Wood, president of the Giles County #257, United Daughters of the Confederacy. I hadn't yet heard about Ms. Wood's struggle to win recognition for black Confederate soldiers...
Board votes to annex alderman (05/15/09)
PETERSBURG - The Board of Mayor and Alderman voted Monday to annex the portion of an appointed alderman's property beyond the town line where his house is located. Five of the seven-man Board voted to annex the house owned by Ricky Wright. He was appointed by the Board on Dec. 15 when he succeeded Alderman Tony Nichols who was ousted...
1,500 helped with LIHEAP for home heat (05/15/09)
Marshall County residents in 587 homes, perhaps 1,500 people, were helped by an expanded federal program that paid heating bills this past winter, according to a leader of the agency making emergency payments. However, as its name implies, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) doesn't just pay heating bills. It's also for electric bills for residents' air conditioning units, LIHEAP Director Cathy Hayes says from her office in Fayetteville...
H1N1 parties are 'not recommended' (05/15/09)
Since there are no cases of the H1N1 flu here, the prospect of foolish behavior elsewhere being repeated in Marshall County seems remote, according to information released at the Emergency Management Agency's office here. However, even the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta have confirmed that somewhere else in America, some people have held "'swine flu parties' as a way to protect against [the] H1N1 flu in the future." The CDC "does not recommend" that...
GM dealership seems safe here (05/15/09)
While an announcement on car dealership closings was expected Thursday, it only seemed logical that the General Motors dealership in Lewisburg would remain in business. That's according to Eddie Roberts, vice president and financial advisor for the Roberts & Lyons on Ellington Parkway who quoted an e-mail from GM saying that dealership sold 58 vehicles in April...
Catalpa notes (05/15/09)
Catalpa News............Mrs. Doyle Hastings Greetings: Mother's Day was a nice one and today, Monday, has been without a lot of rain. Maybe we will be getting some sunshine. It would be nice to save some rain for July and August instead of so much in April and May. It seems May is still getting April showers and the old saying April showers bring May flowers...
Transition procedes with 'Worm' (05/15/09)
The last regular meeting of Lewisburg's City Council led by Mayor Bob Phillips started with his homey announcements, including a cautionary observation, and the last agenda item, citizen input, allowed a man nicknamed Worm to suggest a French drain might help resolve drainage problems...
Briefs (05/15/09)
The Lewisburg Parks & Recreation Department is hosting the Ming and Roger Brown Memorial Tennis Tournament Memorial Day weekend at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. The tournament benefits the Marshall County High School and Lewisburg Middle School teams. The youth division will be played Saturday, May 23, and the adult division will be played Monday, May 25. For more information or to register, call Jane Tilford, 359-2482...
The Chalkboard: Tennessee Diploma Project (05/15/09)
The National Governor's Association developed the American Diploma Project in conjunction with Achieve, a not-for-profit organization that helps states raise academic standards. The goal of the American Diploma Project is to prepare all young people for postsecondary education, work and citizenship...
It's time to push back against ACLU (05/15/09)
"It's a sure thing." So says Anthony Romero, head of the ACLU, about a nationwide legalization of gay marriage. He cites recent legislative votes in Maine and New Hampshire legalizing gay marriage. But not so fast, Anthony. To date, the legalization of gay marriage has come only from state legislatures and radical court rulings. ...
Cornersville discusses property rules (05/15/09)
A safe and attractive community is a priority for Cornersville leaders, according to discussion at last week's monthly meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen. They decided to make a resolution that a resident's property extends to the centerline of the street in front, thus making the resident responsible for any trees growing near the street. If a tree has to be removed, alderwoman Lezlie Calahan stipulated, this must be done in a safe and responsible manner...
Obituaries (05/15/09)
Bertie Jett Collins Bertie Jett Collins, 94, of Pulaski, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at NHC Healthcare in Pulaski. Visitation was Wednesday afternoon at Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home. Funeral Service were Thursday afternoon in the Chapel of Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home with Bros. Jeff Jenkins and Wayne Pagel officiating...
Ouch! But for every pet, it's the right thing (05/15/09)
As much as the thought pains me, it seems only right to advocate something that's come to an end on the Marshall County Courthouse grounds, encircled by Lewisburg's public square. Courtney, the courthouse cat, has been neutered. Tribune readers may remember that several of the ladies who work at the Courthouse noticed that a black and white cat had been roaming the grounds during the dead of winter. ...