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Stories from Friday, June 12, 2009

Ex-Forrest star drafted by Braves (06/12/09)
Mike Minor is staying in the south and could soon play for organization he cheered for as a child. Minor, a left-handed pitcher who starred at Forrest High School and Vanderbilt University, was taken by the Atlanta Braves with the No. 7 pick in Tuesday night's amateur draft...
School Board getting ready for union talks (06/12/09)
Two-thirds of the school board's nine members met in closed executive session Tuesday to decide how to direct their team when it resumes negotiations with the Marshall County Education Association today. Director of schools Stan Curtis, who was named to head the negotiating team after the resignation of Craig Michael, was the only non-board member present...
Fireworks funded through Chamber members, sponsor (06/12/09)
In response to the financial austerity move by Marshall County's ECD-Tourism Committee that declined to pay for Independence Day fireworks, the Chamber of Commerce here has found another way, so the show will go on. "We are going ahead with the fire works," Chamber President Chad Fox said on Wednesday afternoon while reporting on a Chamber Board meeting on Monday in the conference room of the Bank of America located on Lewisburg's public square...
Collections on the square to be controlled more than now (06/12/09)
Fund raising on Lewisburg's public square has attracted the City Council's attention as the practice is described as threatening retail businesses around Marshall County's Courthouse because motorists avoid the square when solicitors are at various corners...
Harassment, annex, money force Petersburg to set special meeting (06/12/09)
PETERSBURG - Sexual harassment, annexation of an appointed alderman's home and the annual budget are to be considered during special called meetings of the town board on the next two Mondays. All three topics were up for consideration when the Board met for its regularly scheduled meeting this week, but with comments on some and required sessions on revenue and expenditures, the aldermen agreed to delay decisions for a week...
Tyrades! Archie proposes to Veronica! (06/12/09)
"I'm so sad. I don't know what to say." Those are the words of fictional character Betty Cooper on her blog on the ArchieComics.com website. Betty was reacting to the news that Archie Andrews has finally made up his mind and will propose to Betty's rival, heiress Veronica Lodge, in the first part of a six-part story that begins in the 600th issue of the Archie comic book...
Bluegrass, Chicken Fest Saturday in Petersburg (06/12/09)
PETERSBURG -- The 5th Annual Lions Bluegrass and Chicken Festival here promises to be another flappin' and clappin' good time on Saturday in Lions Pride Park. With music all day from Blue Persuasion, Jake Landers Band, Lonnie Jones & Hard Drive, the contests and games include chicken bowling, nugget eating, egg peeling, skillet tossing, the bouncer and chicken scratching...
State suffers decline in sales tax revenue (06/12/09)
NASHVILLE - The decline in state tax collections continued for a 10th consecutive month in May, as overall May revenues were $716.5 million, or $123.3 million less than the state budgeted. May also marks the 15th month of negative growth for sales tax collections in the past 17 months...
Crime reports (06/12/09)
Thefts reported: Reported killed on Thursday, June 4, between 8 and 8:30 p.m.: A brown mixed-breed dog was shot in the rib cage with an air rifle or pistol at a residence on Lindsey Lane, Chapel Hill. "The dog had been a family pet since it was a puppy. The owner stated a reward would be offered for information as to the person or persons responsible for the act."...
Briefs (06/12/09)
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...
City revenues drop (06/12/09)
Lewisburg's treasurer reports a 5 percent drop in revenues that can be attributed to the recession and therefore the City Council approved a budget adjustment Tuesday night. Fortunately, other changes during the fiscal year coming to an end on June 30 counterbalanced the $653,000 drop in revenues and ironically, the budget now totals about 1.75 percent more than what it was when adopted last summer...
County stirs hornets nest; exterminator critical of bid practices (06/12/09)
Some Marshall County commissioners stirred up a hornets nest when they voted to award a contract for insect extermination services to a company based elsewhere instead of a Lewisburg man who was required to have insurance he can't use, thereby increasing his bid...
Catalpa notes (06/12/09)
June 21 will be Father's Day and I wish a happy day for all the fathers. I will write more about them next week. Several of our events have taken place and the weather was nice for most of them. The Morgan School (1885-1949) and Petersburg High School (1950-1970) Reunion had a beautiful day Saturday, June 6, with a good attendance of around 220, I have been told. ...
Cornersville seeks better ambulance utility deal (06/12/09)
C'VILLE BOMA By Karen Hall Staff Writer Cornersville is seeking equality with Chapel Hill in terms of who pays the utility bills for the ambulance stations located at the far ends of the county. This was one of the main talking points at last week's monthly meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen, along with a citizen's problems with flood zone regulations...
Obit: Camille Ward Schmidt (06/12/09)
Mrs. Camille Ward Schmidt, 88, of Eagleville, formerly of Alexandria, La., died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Mrs. Schmidt was a native of Pineville, La. She was a graduate of Louisiana College and taught special education for 27 years in Alexandria, La...
Obit: Mary Chapman Coyle (06/12/09)
Mary Chapman Coyle, 93, of the Mooresville Community, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Coyle was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Carrie Ketchum Chapman; husband, George Coyle; sisters, Dora Murdock, Bernie Webb, Edna Shaw and Birdie Mai Tate; and brothers, Milton and Willis Chapman...
Gov't doesn't need to run healthcare (06/12/09)
From the people who brought you Government Motors comes the coup de grace of government takeovers: Government-owned healthcare. President Obama has sent a letter to Congress to let his desires be known. He wants to pass this thing before the country comes to its senses...
Hot lead, cold beer mixed to make news (06/12/09)
After Bill Clinton signed the 1996 income tax reform into law, pundits were calling it the accountants' full employment act of 1996 because it was so complicated that folks who'd been doing their own tax returns were going to tax services for help. Now, the new gun laws coming from the Tennessee General Assembly have generated a great deal of controversy with advocates criticizing editorialists, and others of course, who warn that permitting guns in restaurants where alcoholic beverages are served is a bad idea.. ...