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Stories from Friday, August 14, 2009

Gordon sets two town halls (08/14/09)
Marshall County residents will soon have a chance to talk face-to-face with both their Congressman and one of their Senators. After initially announcing plans to only hold two teleconferences with constituents, Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Murfreesboro) said this week he will also hold town halls in Murfreesboro and Gallatin...
Briefs (08/14/09)
The Farmers Market's Tuesday hours are now 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays will remain the same: 6 a.m. until noon. A Work Ethic Training Course, 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. ...
Contractors compete in Courthouse makeover (08/14/09)
Two of five construction contractors, who sought to be viable candidates for renovation of Marshall County's Courthouse, were recommended Thursday to the county Buildings Committee, and its panelists accepted the advice from their architect. A chief question used by James Kennon, the Nashville-based architect who reviewed the five contractors' applications, was: Can the contractor keep the building useable and open while the roof is off? Kennon also ranked the five contractors. ...
Tyrades! Woodstock At 40 (08/14/09)
The editor of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' national magazine thinks the media have been irresponsible to throw around the term "defining a generation" as we near the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. In an article titled "GIs Died While Woodstock Rocked," Richard K. ...
Savage retains law firm (08/14/09)
A former Lewisburg police officer has retained a law firm that specializes in, among other things, personal injury law, employment law, and municipal law. Denise Savage, 36, has retained the Jackson, Tenn. law firm of Spragins Barnett and Cobb PLC, and supplied their name and telephone number to the Tribune last week...
Shower curtain burns, NHC evacuated (08/14/09)
A shower curtain caught on fire Tuesday at a health care center on Mooresville Highway and part of the building was evacuated, officials said. "Cigarettes" were cited as the cause of the fire, according to Lewisburg Fire Chief Larry Williams who said staff and emergency crews' response to the accidental fire met all expectations...
Sparkman convicted of selling cocaine (08/14/09)
A Marshall County jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes before returning a guilty verdict at the end of a one-day trial last week. The jury of seven men and five women found Hudell Sparkman, 49, guilty of possession with intent to sell and deliver more than 0.5 grams of crack cocaine...
Crime reports (08/14/09)
Renovation loan denied on 3-2 vote (08/14/09)
A lawyer's request for a low-interest city loan to renovate a building just off Lewisburg's public square was denied by the City Council at its Tuesday night meeting. After 45 minutes of heated discussion, Councilor Ronald McRady's motion to stick with the Community Development Board's recommendation to lend only $20,000 to David McKenzie was carried by a vote of 3-2...
Catalpa notes (08/14/09)
Greetings! Believe it or not: I don't have a lot of events coming up! I have really enjoyed some happy ones and I appreciate getting to attend them. Friday night, Aug. 7, the Friday night area-wide gospel singing was great! A large crowd attended. Those who didn't go really missed hearing many beautiful songs sung a cappella by fine song leaders...
Confehr: Cheesy arguments on this, that and the other (08/14/09)
Abortion remains a political issue and regardless of your position on the subject that's so personal, there are less controversial things that may have a greater impact on your life in Marshall County. As economic developers strive to persuade businesses to build a "sit-down" restaurant here, it's clear some residents find nice places to eat when they want a night on the town to give Mom a break, or to be on a date as a couple or with friends...
Gordon says he 'misread' amendment on key vote (08/14/09)
Valentine: Apologies get out of hand (08/14/09)
Here we go again. The Senate is apologizing to another group of people who, undoubtedly, got screwed sometime in the past but none of us had anything to do with it. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs passed a resolution apologizing for the treatment of Indians. ...
Obituary: Lorraine Frances Portwood Prewitt (08/14/09)
Lorraine Frances Portwood Prewitt, 69, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at NHC-Lewisburg. Mrs. Prewitt was a native of Liberty, Mo. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen Lorraine Compton and Frances Matthew Portwood; son, James Prewitt; and brother, Tommy Lee Portwood...
Obituary: Josie Lou Poarch Talley (08/14/09)
Josie Lou Poarch Talley, 72, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Talley was a native of Lincoln County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillie Ball Poarch And Golie Poarch; son, Donald Holder; and other brothers and sisters...