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Stories from Friday, May 29, 2009

Tyrades! Filtering The ACLU (05/29/09)
By now you've probably heard that the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and Knox County Schools for using Internet filter software that blocks non-erotic websites devoted to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender individuals (LGBT)...
Mayor retiring from office, pharmacy (05/29/09)
On Monday, Lewisburg Mayor Bob Phillips will step aside and after 12 years - three terms in office - he won't be mayor anymore. That's been known well before this city's recent election campaign began, but it may not be as well known that he's also retiring from his career as a pharmacist...
Locals hope Spring Hill kept open (05/29/09)
Lewisburg and Marshall County on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama, Congress and their Automotive Transition Team to ensure the survival of General Motors Corp. and its factory in Spring Hill. The requests come on the heels of United Auto Workers Local 1853 President Mike O'Rourke statement last week that, in his opinion, the future of the jobs at the Chevrolet Traverse assembly plant is a "coin flip," according to the Associated Press...
Family, students honored by county commissioners (05/29/09)
Marshall County commissioner took a couple of moments on Monday to applaud three students and memorialize a pioneer family that settled on the western edge of the county before Tennessee was a state. The applause was for Lenzie Howell and Jacob Terry from Forrest high School and Bethany Vanhooser from Cornersville High School who have been selected to participate in the Tennessee Governor's Academy...
EMS HQ to be protected from TDOT's widening (05/29/09)
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is taking steps toward buying land for the widening of Ellington Parkway. "It will affect our Emergency Medical Service headquarters somewhat," County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett told the commissioners. "We'll have to stay on top of this."...
City dumping Morgan Keegan (05/29/09)
Lewisburg's City Council voted on Monday to sell up to $7 million worth of income tax free municipal bonds to investors so the city may refinance a utility debt with a variable interest rate that's backfired because of a financial institution's instability...
Catalpa notes (05/29/09)
Today, Monday May 25th was a holiday, Memorial Day. It was a nice day. I hope everyone had a nice safe holiday. Doylene was home and we worked in the yard getting many of my plants set out. I have 20 tomato plants out but still have several of my flowers needing to be set out. ...
Briefs (05/29/09)
The door-prize winners at the Technology Fair were: Amy Clark, HP Procurve Networking Switch from MXN Corp.; David Lovell, Bluetooth from AT&T; and Debbie Montgomery, one ounce of silver from Bank of America. Marshall County Memorial Library is having its Summer Reading Program this summer. It begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, and runs every Thursday through July 16...
Hawkeye trap team hosts scholastic tourney at Horton range (05/29/09)
The Marshall County Trap Team, named the Hawkeyes, hosted its first Scholastic Clay Target Shoot at the Henry Horton State Park Trap Range in Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 25. The shoot was the largest organized youth trap shoot ever held in the county with 182 trap shooters from Middle Tennessee. The shoot was open to all youth participants currently registered in the Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target, the nations largest youth shotgun-shooting program...
Obituaries (05/29/09)
Daniel Philip Whitaker Daniel Philip "Phil" Whitaker II, 55, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Whitaker was a native of Lewisburg, and was the son of Attorney Dan P. Whitaker and Gwen Coble Whitaker. He was a member of the Lewisburg Elks Lodge, a 1977 Honors Graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville with membership in the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewisburg...
Obama 'win' not a victory at all (05/29/09)
Only about 6 percent of the $800 billion stimulus package has been spent so far and that's probably a good thing. Yet, the Obama Administration is already starting to claim victory for an economy they say is turning around. To get an idea of how this will play out one needs only look at the tobacco settlement money. ...
They called him 'The Kid' (05/29/09)
My cell phone rang and I spoke with the caller who was trying to reach someone else named Clint during the Memorial Day weekend. It turned out to be Sarah Dean, grandmother of Daniel B. McClenney, the U.S. Marine who was killed by enemy gunfire from two ambush positions on June 24, 2004 in the Konar Province of Afghanistan...