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Stories from Friday, July 10, 2009

Hearing on school group roadblocks set Tuesday (07/10/09)
A public hearing is to be held Tuesday by Lewisburg's City Council on proposed changes to an 11-year-old ordinance that moved youth group fundraising sales and collections from the bypass to the public square. Some merchants and members of the City Council are suggesting more controls because motorists have been seen avoiding Lewisburg's public square when students are soliciting donations to extracurricular activities...
County revenue drops $1M (07/10/09)
Marshall County's revenue from property and sales tax collections is down by more than $1 million compared to what was projected last summer when county commissioners adopted the budget they're using now. It's a result of foreclosures, lower sales receipts and some industries taking equipment away so it's not subject to personal property taxes, said County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett who provided the following numbers several hours before a county budget meeting on Thursday afternoon...
Obituary: David Thomas Pickett (07/10/09)
David Thomas Pickett, 77, of Cornersville, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Pickett was a native of Giles County. He was a retired logger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Esther Noles Pickett; brother, Kenneth Pickett; and sisters, Mary Ealy and Martha Fitzpatrick. ...
City Council is asked to ban guns in parks (07/10/09)
Lewisburg's City Council should exercise an option to prohibit handguns in public parks, according to a recommendation from three top managers of the city. The option is part of an act passed this summer by state lawmakers who said that without a local ban, people with a gun carry permit could have their weapon with them in public parks...
Council to address SRO pay (07/10/09)
Lewisburg's City Council is scheduled on Tuesday to consider an agreement with Marshall County on how the two governments will fund the student resource officer at Lewisburg Middle School. "The city is looking at receiving a signed agreement [from the county] on Friday, or a suggestion that we could consider Tuesday," City Manager Eddie Fuller said Wednesday morning while recalling the Council's discussion on the subject last month...
Local man stabbed; subject sought (07/10/09)
A local man was transported to Vanderbilt by helicopter after being stabbed earlier this week, according to sources at the Lewisburg Police Department. The victim, Saul Ortiz, 35, of Verona Avenue, was stabbed outside 1537 Old Columbia Road shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, July 6. The hospital is not releasing any information on his condition...
Marshall County Library Memorials (07/10/09)
Alford, Jimmy Donation to the Book Fund; given by MCHS Class of 1964. Bauman, Victor Wabi Sabi; given by Rick & Jan Reichardt. Carden, Anita Jo Chessor Donation to the Book Fund; given by MCHS Class of 1964. Carter, Roston Edward Curious George Plants a Tree; given by Kimberly Grogan...
Let the horses talk: Cornersville horse show set (07/10/09)
One of the oldest one-night horse shows in the state of Tennessee takes place on Friday, July 10, when the Cornersville Lions Club presents their 63rd Annual Walking Horse Show. A tradition for these many years, Cornersville is the place to be on the second Friday night in July for horse-show fans as well as owners and trainers alike. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. at the horse-show grounds behind Cornersville High School...
Displaced workers subject of education committee (07/10/09)
The education committee heard a presentation from the career center's assistant director about the services available to the displaced workers in Marshall County at their meeting Wednesday. Chairman Larry McKnight wanted his committee members to know what the County employees whose contracts have not been renewed by the board of education could do about finding another job...
OUR VIEW: Let's find remedy for rash of secrecy (07/10/09)
Marshall County's school board has apparently caught a virus - the penchant for secrecy displayed by two other public panels two winters ago. Previously, the board was the shining star, interviewing candidates for director of schools in public while Lewisburg's Police Advisory Board conducted private interviews after publicly naming candidates...
Catalpa notes (07/10/09)
Greetings! I just know how thankful everyone was to get the nice rain Saturday night and Sunday morning. I hope everyone who was needing rain so badly got it. I hope all had a nice holiday weekend. All the events taking place for the Fourth of July had beautiful weather and along about midnight the rain came. I was so glad to get rain for my flowers. I love this poem, "Before the Flowers Grow."...
Briefs (07/10/09)
BRIEFS for July 10 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. ...
Open House planned for new ambulance station (07/10/09)
Marshall County's Emergency Medical Service is holding an open house on Aug. 1 at its new ambulance station in Chapel Hill. From 9 a.m. to noon on that Saturday, the new building will be open to the public, EMS Director James Whorley announced this week...
Fox: McNair, like all of us, had his flaws (07/10/09)
We've all had our brushes with celebrities. One of the perks of being in the media is that I've had a few more than I would normally expect working in another profession. And if you count second-hand brushes with fame -- I know a lot of people who've interviewed celebrities -- I've had a lot of them...