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Stories from Friday, July 3, 2009

Tea Party celebrating Independence in parade, parks (07/03/09)
The Marshall County, Tenn. Tea Party will have a presence in the Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Parade early Saturday and a Tea Party Rally/Family Picnic shortly thereafter. "Anyone wishing to join us needs to appear in costume at 8 a.m. at the Acres Shopping Center" for the July Fourth parade from East Commerce Street, around Lewisburg's public square and then to the city Recreation Center on West Commerce Street, according to Sherry erguson, a leader of the local Tea Party...
Tyrades! Doctor, Doctor, Give Me The News (07/03/09)
In a report printed in the June 22 issue of "The Archives of Internal Medicine," researchers revealed that doctors in the U.S. fail to tell patients about abnormal test results 7 percent of the time. Yes, studying 5,434 patients and 23 primary care practices, the researchers found that one out of every 14 clinically significant findings simply fell between the cracks!...
Daughter challenges investigation (07/03/09)
As a daughter continues to ask questions about her father's shooting death in his neighbor's apartment, details are emerging from the Lewisburg Police investigation into what's been called a home invasion. Michael Jett, 53, of Pear Tree Apartments, was shot during the Memorial Day weekend by Jeffery Sturgill, 51, who also lives at the apartment house. Jett's daughter, Tessa Singleton, says she wants answers to her questions about her father's death...
School budget doesn't include teachers' raise (07/03/09)
On the last day of their fiscal year, the school board's budget committee approved a balanced budget they will present to the full board at their meeting July 9. No mention was made of the two percent salary increase for teachers that the Marshall County Education Association had asked for in the negotiating session that preceded the meeting...
Oh, Brother! Harris named Citizen of Year (07/03/09)
Marshall County's Outstanding Citizen of the Year was named at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast yesterday at the Recreation Center. The 2009 recipient of the award is Tommy "Brother" Harris, co-owner and inspiration behind Brothers Fine Foods. "Brother's smile is like his relish - award-winning - and makes Marshall County proud by stocking the shelves of many stores," says his nomination form...
Violation notice sent to landfill (07/03/09)
The State of Tennessee has notified Waste Management Inc. that Cedar Ridge Landfill is in violation of state law because it's polluting a spring, water flowing from it, and the creek further downstream. Violations, according to a letter from the Department of Environment and Conservation, can result in civil penalties that range from $100 per day to $10,000 per day depending on the part of state code that applies...
Farmers Market opens, seeks new vendors (07/03/09)
The Marshall County Farmers Market would like to invite anyone interested in being a vendor at the Market this season to join in. If you think just because you don't have a farm you can't participate as a vendor you're wrong. A small garden that is all you need...
Teachers ask for 2% pay raise (07/03/09)
The association representing Marshall County's teachers asked for a two percent pay raise for teachers at this week's negotiating session. "We've heard no justification for not giving us an increase," said MCEA lead negotiator Kathy Stapleton. "There's got to be some kind of bright spot for teachers - how do we explain to them that everything's going up except their pay?"...
Health care provider hired for jail inmates (07/03/09)
Marshall County's Law Enforcement Committee has voted to rehire the company providing health care services for jail inmates. The new contract costs $119,000 annually for 90 inmates, plus a $20,000 fund to be available to deal with additional costs, Commissioner Scottie Poarch said...
Sen. Alexander visits Marshall County (07/03/09)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Sen. Lamar Alexander traveled in his Saturn sedan on Wednesday to Lewisburg where he advocated nuclear energy for lower electric bills, anticipated more production at GM's plant in Spring Hill, and commented on health care systems...
Catalpa notes (07/03/09)
Greetings! Happy Fourth of July! The Declaration of Independence's birthday was July 4, 1776! "America, America, God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea." America is still the greatest; the best! Our prayers are that she will still be "one nation under God," but many changes have happened to the United States of America in the last 50 to 100 years...
Briefs (07/03/09)
BRIEFS for July 3 The Marshall County School System will hold new student registration on Tuesday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is for students who were not enrolled in Marshall County schools last year. Kindergarten through sixth grade students who will attend a Lewisburg school will register at the Central Office, 700 Jones Circle, Lewisburg; all others will register at their respective schools. ...
Scouts fix playground, helping CDC (07/03/09)
The Child Development Center playground was improved recently in conjunction with a Lewisburg boy scout's project for his promotion to the rank of eagle. Since it was installed, there were uneven exercise bars at the playground that have been deemed inappropriate for child safety, so Boy Scout Todd Childress, 17, of Childress Road, accepted the challenge of removing them and improving the playground in other ways...
Elks claim Babe Ruth championship (07/03/09)
For the second straight year, the Elks (11-3) denied Marshall Medical Center (10-4) the Marshall County Babe Ruth title on the final day of the season by defeating MMC 6-5 Saturday night in the league tournament championship game. Having won two out of three games against the Elks during the regular season, Marshall Medical Center held a 5-2 lead through the first five innings of play and appeared to be on the verge of ending the Elks' long championship run...
Obituary: Haskell Barlow (07/03/09)
Haskell Barlow, 98, of the Burristown Community of Jackson County, Tenn., died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Barlow was a native of Overton County. He was a retired truck driver and carpenter, and was a member of the Burristown Church of Christ...
Democrats running the asylum (07/03/09)
I think there's little doubt now that the inmates are running the asylum in Washington, D.C. The Cap and Trade energy tax bill that just passed the House is but one example of how nuts things are. This bill would almost double the average household's electric bill and could push gas prices up another $5 per gallon, at a time when we're trying to climb out of a recession. But every time we start to get back up, President Obama and the Democrats in Congress knock this economy back to its knees...
Nuclear waste needs answer; so does its fear factor (07/03/09)
When the nuclear reactor broke down at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, some residents near there got in their cars and drove away as fast and as far as they could. Some ran out of money and gasoline when they got to Richmond, Va. I was announcing radio news in Roanoke, Va. at the time and later was the morning newsman at a station in Lynchburg, Va., where there's a big Babcock & Wilcox plant that manufactured the boilers for the Three Mile Island reactor...
Failure to recognize Hull is a travesty (07/03/09)
I read with great dismay the article on the front page (of the Nashville newspaper) headlined; "Gore, Hull statues voted down." The article dealt with the legislature voting down erecting statues for the two Nobel Laureates from Tennessee. I agree with not erecting one to Al Gore during his lifetime. ...