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Stories from Friday, June 5, 2009

Police say arrests tied to meth (06/05/09)
A man described by lawmen as a "known felon" and two other people were arrested in Marshall County recently, interrupting what appeared to be the manufacture of methamphetamine and the printing of counterfeit money. According to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff's Department,...
Briefs (06/05/09)
Marshall County Memorial Library is having its Summer Reading Program this summer every Thursday through July 16. The Lewisburg Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a Mini Cheer Camp for 4- to 10-year-olds, from June 22 through 25, at the Rec Center gym. For more information, or to register, call Jane Tilford at 359-2482...
Business briefs (06/05/09)
BUSINESS BRIEFS Photos submitted Russell Realty announces new agents joining their staff. Vickie Bean has lived in Marshall County for 22 years. Vickie is married to Bryan Bean, and they have two children, Dillon and Briley. She works for the Board of Education as a teacher's assistant at Cornersville Elementary. She attends Catalpa Church of Christ. Vickie is also involved in youth sports. She can be reached at 931-652-7757...
Catalpa notes (06/05/09)
Greetings! I will get on with my news as my eyes are not cooperating too well tonight, but I have a fine typesetter who will help me, I know. The Morgan/Petersburg schools will meet Saturday morning (June 6) on the Morgan Prep School and Petersburg High School grounds. Registration begins at 10 a.m. A catered lunch will be served at noon by Angie's Catering for $7 a plate...
Tight economy dashes dreams (06/05/09)
As Marshall County's annual budget hearings began Thursday, hopes and dreams for better community standards and other government services are being set aside. An example comes from the Joint Economic and Community Development Board and its discussions with town and county leaders who have been relying on a state planner for advice on planning, zoning and building codes...
College Kids and Credit Cards: The Deadly Duo (06/05/09)
As recently as the 1990's less than 10 percent of college kids had credit cards. Today, approximately 70 percent carry these little gems. And among college kids with credit cards, the average has up to 5. And the most striking part of this decline into indebtedness is that many of these young people are using their long-term college loan money to pay off short-term plastic debt. ...
Lynnville notes (06/05/09)
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 27, 2009, to attend the "9th Annual Lynnville Blackberry Festival" and taste the "World's Best Blackberry Pie." A great day of activities are planned for everyone to enjoy. If you would like a booth, call 931-527-3922 or 931-527-0032. Vendors of all kinds will be set up on the Lynnville Square selling their wares...
Obituaries (06/05/09)
Georgia E. Williams Georgia E. Williams, 89, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009. at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Williams was a native of Warren County. She was reitred from Genesco Corporation in Chapel Hill, and was a member of the Baptist Church...
School Board must deal with insurance hikes (06/05/09)
The school board's budget committee heard bad news at their latest meeting, and spent over two hours Monday night searching for ways to save money without compromising the quality of education being provided to Marshall County's children. Budget director Janet Wiles said the bad news was that medical insurance premiums were going to go up 10 percent in 2010...
School sale falls through (06/05/09)
The sale of a local school building to an out-of-town buyer has fallen through, confirmed the auctioneer. "It did not close - that's correct," said Bob Bugg of the Bob Parks Auction Company in Murfreesboro. Bugg sold the old Connelly School building for $21,000 to a telephone buyer on March 20...
Grandfather has right to old stream crossing (06/05/09)
FARMINGTON - State protections for the environment and federal examinations have collided at a Marshall County man's crossing over East Rock Creek. Results from this crash: The old English common law known as grandfather rights has resolved much of the issue. However, as might be expected there is much more to this tale of two Bubbas...
Tea Party II planned for Rock Creek on July 4 (06/05/09)
Another Tea Party is being planned in Lewisburg for Independence Day, according to one of the organizers of the Tax Day Tea Party in Rock Creek Park on April 15. There's more. "We'll have a presence in the 4th of July Parade from The Acres Shopping Center to the Recreation Center where various vendors will have booths," Sherry Ferguson of Wild Cherry Drive said last week...
Tyrades! Huzzah For Ye Olde Tyrades! Column (06/05/09)
The Tyree family recently traveled back to 16th century England by attending the annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival near Triune. I wish we'd gotten an earlier start. Although we saw a magician, knife throwers, the pirate maze, two bawdy washerwomen and other entertainment, we seem to have missed some big events. ...
Fireworks funding request denied (06/05/09)
Marshall County's Economic and Community Development Committee has decided the county should help fund a recurring car show and repaving of a ballpark parking lot, but not Independence Day fireworks. The decisions were reached during a Monday evening meeting in the Courthouse Annex where officials expressed pleasant surprise in the attendance at the first Lewisburg Cruise-In and reluctance to burn money on July 4...
Reasons for and against unionization abound here (06/05/09)
You don't have to look much further than a couple of our recent front-page stories to pollinate a conversation about union representation for workers. It's probably obvious that one example is the General Motors plant in Spring Hill, if not GM and the United Auto Workers union in general. The other example is the Marshall County Schools System...
Obama just like Jimmy Carter? (06/05/09)
Is Barack Obama the Jimmy Carter of the 21st century? At least one Asian security expert thinks so. India-based analyst Bahukutumbi Raman says the Obama administration is on track to achieve in one year what it took Jimmy Carter three years to accomplish and that is to portray the United States as a "confused and soft power."...