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Stories from Friday, June 26, 2009

UPDATE: Landfill identified as Vickery Spring pollution source (06/26/09)
Wet, wild weekend motivates Marshall (06/26/09)
This weekend, Marshall County residents could be singing the lyrics "In the morning, in the evening, ain't we got fun?" Saturday morning the Duck River cleanup is 8 a.m. to noon from the Henry Horton State Park boat ramp east of the Nashville Highway bridge. It's in conjunction with similar efforts in Shelbyville and Columbia tomorrow morning...
Solicitations on the square face new rules (06/26/09)
Lewisburg is changing its law on how donations may be accepted from motorists on the public square. By a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the City Council agreed to nine requirements for non-profit groups' solicitations and collections. The Council also directed City Attorney Bill Haywood to draft the proposed ordinance as discussed by councilors so they could approve it on a second vote when they meet next month...
County courtroom to become movie set (06/26/09)
Marshall County commissioners are scheduled on Wednesday to consider a recommendation from their Building Committee to permit use of the county's circuit courtroom as a movie set. The resolution as suggested by Circuit Court Clerk Elinor Brandon Foster would authorize County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett to sign a contract permitting use of the room. No fee would be charged, Commissioner Mickey King said...
Briefs (06/26/09)
Daniel Albarran of Chapel Hill, son of David Albarran and Teresa Edwards, has been named to the Maryville College Dean's List for the 2009 spring semester. Albarran, who graduated from Forrest High School in 2006, is majoring in biochemistry. A 90-Day Fitness Program will start in July at the Lewisburg Rec Center. For more information contact Pam Robinson at 931-637-4990, or call Jane at the LRC at 931-359-2482. A good way to get in shape. All fitness levels are encouraged...
Catalpa notes (06/26/09)
This almost 100-degree weather needs rain! Let's pray that the driest year in history (2007) is not going to repeat itself. Gardens and corn are wilting. Just as our fourth season for the Farmers Market opened up Friday of last week in the building at Rock Creek Park. ...
Fire siren helps find missing toddler (06/26/09)
Lewisburg Police Chief Chuck Forbis was "in the process of issuing an Amber Alert" when a missing 4-year-old was found, thanks to the clever idea of the Fire Department's Capt. Larry Baxter. According to the missing person report filed by Officer John Christmas of the Lewisburg Police Department, the child wandered out the front door of her home and her "mother said she was gone approximately five minutes before she contacted the police."...
Rules suspended to look for lower annual deductible (06/26/09)
To get quotes from more health insurance agencies, Marshall County commissioners suspended their rules on Monday so they could vote to shop for better deductibles in policies for nearly 250 employees and dependants. "When the word of the insurance got out, I believe it was hotter than the landfill" issue, commissioner Jimmy Stitt told his fellow commissioners during their monthly meeting in the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square...
School board member indicted for DUI (06/26/09)
Among the indictments handed down by Marshall County Grand Jury this week was one for school board member Mark Wilkerson, 43, of Chapel Hill. Wilkerson is charged with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law. Judge Steve Bowden ruled on June 2 that the Grand Jury should consider the case, and doubled Wilkerson's bond on the two charges to $4,000...
Lynnville notes (06/26/09)
Lynnville is known for its historic railroad town, Robert B. Jones High School, and the town's great annual events. On Saturday, the much-anticipated 9th Annual Blackberry Festival will have this inviting community buzzing with activity. The day will begin with some 55 to 60 vendors being set up around the Lynnville Square...
Stolen warehouse items recovered (06/26/09)
Stolen items were recovered near the warehouse they were taken from, according to sources at the Lewisburg Police Department, who said arrests were expected in the near future. Corporal Billy Duckworth was called to the City of Lewisburg's warehouse on 7th Avenue North shortly after 7 a.m. ...
Tyrades! Blowing Smoke About Gatlinburg (06/26/09)
The Tyree family has just returned from a much-needed vacation in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. The experience was simultaneously relaxing and dizzying. Some industries are inordinately represented in the retail mix, so we could never remember if our landmark was a pancake house beside a wedding chapel beside a miniature golf course or a pancake house inside a wedding chapel across from a miniature golf course or.....
Water department wants to save juice (06/26/09)
Everybody wants to cut their electric bill including the Lewisburg Water and Wastewater Department and last week the utility's board decided to investigate a way to do it. The utility might save $1,000 a month, thereby lowering a $15,000 part of its monthly $20,000 bill by almost 7 percent at a cost of $36,000, but that means the system pays for itself in three years, officials said...
Obituary: J. C. Smith (06/26/09)
J.C. Smith, 75, of Murfreesboro, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Alive Hospice in St. Thomas Hospital. Mr. Smith was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from Midsouth Wire as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Rufus and Jennie Mai Beasley Smith; and one great-grandson...
Obituary: William Lance West (06/26/09)
William Lance West William Lance West, 50, of Lewisburg, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at his residence. An Eagle Scout, Mr. West was an expert marksman and an avid collector of guns and antique guns and coins. He enjoyed fishing, history and spending time with family and friends...
Alexander's federal band coming here (06/26/09)
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, one of Tennessee's former governors, a man who's served as the federal education secretary and, among other achievements, a Republican who ran for his party's nomination to run for President, is to be in Lewisburg next week...
ACORN, by any name, still stinks (06/26/09)
ACORN, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, is changing its name. Why? Because the ACORN franchise has become so tarnished they feel they can't continue under the original name. The Washington Examiner reports that ACORN has changed its name to "Community Organizations International." Shall we call them "coy?" If they were "Community Organizations National" we could call them "con" because that's still exactly what they are. A con by any other name is still a con...
Finding scholarship dollars (06/26/09)
Only 10 percent of full time college students had a scholarship in 2007-08. The average for those who did was less than $3,000. Why? Well, you might think that the simple answer is because they're stupid. But, not so. Many were qualified to receive scholarships-yet they paid the full tuition themselves. ...