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Stories from Friday, July 24, 2009

Bad stop claim reset for Aug. 10 (07/24/09)
The continuing case of alleged driving under the influence by a Marshall County school board member has been rescheduled for Aug. 10 when attorneys are to argue whether there were "specific and articulable" reasons for the sheriff's deputy to stop the elected official's white Cadillac...
Letter: Commissioner weighs in on landfill fee (07/24/09)
In response to the article published in Wednesday's paper, I would like to make a few comments. As a commissioner, I have been inquisitive as to how the county conducts business. I have never veiled, even thinly, my opposition to conducting county business in any manner that is less than fair and equitable. ...
Farmers Market open today, tomorrow in Chapel Hill (07/24/09)
CHAPEL HILL - With 19,000 extra people in town this weekend, venders at the farmers market here may have customers, but with only a couple of vendors at the town park during recent sale days, tractor pullers might just go to the grocery or a restaurant for sweet corn...
EMS Open House displays improved local public safety (07/24/09)
CHAPEL HILL - Marshall County's Emergency Medical Service moved from its long-time location across from the police and fire departments one month ago. Eight days from now, the EMS is hosting an open house. "It was built for the future," Emergency Medical Technician Chris Carlough said on a recent morning as he and Randall Young, a paramedic and death scene investigator, awaited calls during their shift in the new building. "It can accommodate four people."...
Guilty plea shows robbery, stabbing reports were false (07/24/09)
A Marshall County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of making a false report to a sheriff's deputy in the spring last year. Roger Clayton Parker, 48, pleaded guilty to Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler on the charge filed by Sheriff's Detective Bart Fagan...
Briefs (07/24/09)
The Farmers Market, across from Rock Creek Park, is open on Tuesdays from 12 noon to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 6 a.m. to 12 noon. A Work Ethic Course Training, taught by Betsye Ledford of Ledford Employee Exchange, is being offered as a part of Ratchet Up Marshall County, sponsored by South Central Tennessee Workforce Board. ...
Grand jury indicts two (07/24/09)
Catalpa notes (07/24/09)
Battle of the Bands deadline nears (07/24/09)
A new kind of competition and entertainment is coming to Rock Creek Park for four Saturday nights in August and September: the Battle of the Bands. The closing date for entries is Friday, July 31. Organizers hope to have 16 non-professional bands from Marshall and surrounding counties vying for the title of "Best Band in Southern Middle Tennessee."...
Weather may cooperate for Super Pull (07/24/09)
CHAPEL HILL - With a modest chance of rain when the biggest tractor pull in the South starts tonight, there's a high probability of satisfaction among the crowds estimated at about 19,000 people. "I think it will be OK," Chris Gilbert, chairman of the Lions Super Pull of the South, said of the weather forecast. "If it rains we can cover the track" with a tarpaulin that's 50 feet wide and 450 feet long...
Grand jury opts not to indict in Jett shooting (07/24/09)
In a rare chain of events, the Marshall County grand jury on Wednesday was asked if further law enforcement action is needed in a shooting death and the 12-member panel took no action. On May 23, Jeffery Sturgill, 51, of Pear Tree Apartments, shot Michael Jett, 53, also of Pear Tree Apartments, Lewisburg Police said, calling Sturgill the victim of a home invasion and noting that Jett had a mask, a knife and was dressed in coveralls...
County Courthouse used as movie set for film on home schooling (07/24/09)
Marshall County's Circuit Courtroom is to be used as a movie set this weekend, just as it was on two previous weekends for a film about home schooling. The fictional story is more than a courtroom drama, according to Star Breeder Studios President Don Jarman of Franklin where other scenes were set for shooting this month...
Waste Management offers help (07/24/09)
FRANKLIN - Waste Management has offered to help Marshall County conduct its recycling program "at no cost to the county" as the company's host fee payments have dropped because Cedar Ridge Landfill is accepting only a quarter of the trash it's normally buried...
Alternative school comes to Marshall County (07/24/09)
An alternative school is to be available to Marshall County students in grades 7 through 12 when classes start next month. It will be housed in an unused portion of the Lewisburg Middle School building, but director of schools Stan Curtis says alternative school students "won't mingle with the LMS student body." They will enter through a separate door and won't use the cafeteria - food will be brought to them...
Gumby's girls finish third SE Region (07/24/09)
The Marshall County Babe Ruth 12U girls made their mark at the Southeast Region Tournament at Dorey Park in Varina, Va. with their play on the field, finishing in third place, but more importantly, Gumby's girls made an everlasting impression with their unbelievable display of sportsmanship that will leave an indelible mark on all those in attendance...
Obituary: William Norris Shaw (07/24/09)
William Norris Shaw, age 90, of the Diana Community, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at his home following a farm accident. Mr. Shaw was a native of the Blue Creek Community in Tennessee, and twin son of the late Willie Lewis and Mary Evelyn Lowe Shaw. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a farmer...
Obituary: Mary Ruth Connelly (07/24/09)
Miss Mary Ruth Connelly, of Lewisburg, died Monday, July 20, 2009 in NHC Healthcare. Miss Connelly was a native of Rogersville, Tenn. She was born on March 11, 1920, to William Mortimer and Martha Felts Connelly. She moved to Lewisburg with her family at an early age. ...
Fox: Current health-care system predicated on myth (07/24/09)
One of my favorite toys these days is Facebook. I've used it to reconnect with friends from high school and other people I haven't seen in a decade. But the other day, it helped my crystalize my thoughts on health-care reform. I was debating the topic online with someone I've actually never met before. It was a very cordial, fun and competitive discussion, and it was very telling when he wrote back "I am not in favor of any system that removes competition."...
Tyrades! Killing Me Softly With Your Resumé (07/24/09)
Job-seekers, are you 20 years behind the times? According to an online column by 25-year Human Resources veteran Liz Ryan, too many applicants pepper their resumé with meaningless clichéd phrases ("superior communication skills," "strong work ethic," etc.). These phrases once pressed all the right buttons with employers but now tag you as uncreative and vocabulary challenged...
Valentine: Public option not the way to go (07/24/09)
As I've been preaching for months, if you think a "public option" health plan is the way to go, one only needs look as far as Tennessee to learn the folly of such a scheme. TennCare was designed not only to take the place of Medicaid but to provide insurance for the uninsured and the uninsurable. The concept was that TennCare would partner with the private sector to bring down costs. The exact opposite was the case...
Letter: More tax not needed (07/24/09)
To the Editor: Times are tough right now for residents of Marshall County. The closing of the GM plant hurts, and residents in all parts of the county have been hit with job losses. We have double digit unemployment and things could get worse before they get better...