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Stories from Friday, August 21, 2009

NAACP slams schools' hiring practices (08/21/09)
The failure to hire minority applicants for jobs with the board of education was brought to the school board's attention by the president of the Marshall County branch of the NAACP. "We will not tolerate this any longer," Gary Davis said. "Our voices must be heard."...
Landfill burns off methane gas (08/21/09)
A big, almost invisible, blue flame has been burning for years at Cedar Ridge Landfill where it's seen more at night as Waste Management continues to dispose of methane, a byproduct of decomposing trash. Harnessing the energy, however, "is something that's caught on in a lot of places," according to Ken Haldin, spokesman for Waste Management, the company that owns the landfill west of Lewisburg...
Cleaning service bids reopened; Shay's wins (08/21/09)
The cleaning service serving Marshall County's Courthouse Annex since it was purchased has again emerged from a competitive pricing system and is recommended for continued service, according to county records. County commissioners Building Committee reviewed the bids and recommended the bid from Shay's Cleaning Service as the lowest of three, County Budget Director Freda Terry wrote in her report from the Aug. 13 bid opening...
All nine schools to offer breakfast in 09-10 (08/21/09)
The Marshall County Food Service Department is proud to announce that all nine schools in Marshall County will be offering the national school breakfast program this school year. Forrest School started serving breakfast the first full day of school (Friday, August 7)...
Briefs (08/21/09)
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. ...
Catalpa notes (08/21/09)
Commissioners face issues on SRO, landfill (08/21/09)
Now that Marshall County commissioners are within a month of adopting their next annual budget for a fiscal year that started nearly two months ago, several major decisions are to be finalized. Votes on these and other maters are set for the commissioners' monthly meeting scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Monday in the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square where the decisions include:...
Trash transfer station plan denied (08/21/09)
The owners of the old Dairymen's building couldn't get a recommendation on Tuesday from the Lewisburg Planning Commission for rezoning the property for a solid waste transfer station. Commission Chairman Jim Bingham explained that no planning commissioner made a motion to recommend the property owners' requested rezoning to the City Council. As a result the board took no action...
EEOC mediation, settlement sought (08/21/09)
Lewisburg's city manager has agreed to mediation of a police detective's complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over alleged violations of the Civil Rights Act. However, City Manager Eddie Fuller said on Wednesday that he's spoken with a representative of the EEOC about mediation and asked if there's another way to resolve the complaint since the subject of the complaint no longer works for the city...
Schools will take over county maintenance (08/21/09)
Health insurance to be debated here, Murfreesboro (08/21/09)
As health care insurance has been a concern for Marshall County officials, as well as all Americans, the subject is to be debated at two forums in the next three days. U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon's town hall meeting in Murfreesboro is one forum. It starts at 7 p.m Monday in Tucker Theater on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University...
Obituary: Judy Ann Gatlin (08/21/09)
Mrs. Judy Ann Gatlin, 59 of Lebanon, formerly of Lewisburg, passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2009. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Louise Cummings Slaughter, a half brother, Roy James Slaughter and a half sister, Elizabeth Poteete...
Obituary: Juanita Rhodes Sowell (08/21/09)
Mrs. Juanita Rhodes Sowell, 87, of the Springplace Community, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. A native of Marshall County she was the daughter of the late. She was a homemaker and a member of the Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, Asie Floyd Rhodes and Nana Tucker Rhodes, she is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil L. ...
Obituary: Sadie Mae Hemphill (08/21/09)
Sadie Mae Hemphill, 87, of Petersburg, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Hemphill was a native of Lincoln County and a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Fayetteville. She was employed at Heil Quaker/ICP for 15 years...
Obituary: Andrew (A.J.) Lindsey (08/21/09)
Andrew (A.J.) Lindsey, 82, died Monday, August 10, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alphonza and Mammie Thomas Lindsey; brothers Lonnie Bagley, Earnest Lindsey and Leethwood Lindsey; and a son, Steve Kennon. He is survived by his wife, Eva Annette Goggins Lindsey; his children, Bobby H. ...
Obituary: Melanie F. Pinkston (08/21/09)
Melanie F. Pinkston, 52, a lifelong resident of the Swartz Creek, Mich., area, died Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Michigan. She will be buried 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Bryant Cemetery in Lewisburg. Contributions can be made to Christian Education at Columbia Academy, 1101 W. 7th St., Columbia TN 48401...
Public records (08/21/09)
Unsweetened Tea: Chorus joins against 'reform' (08/21/09)
As the world watches the heated U.S. debate on health care "reform," other voices join the chorus. "This is a country (America) founded in the principle of small government, big individual, constrained power and free citizens. The idea that this, of all countries, could put into the power of the state buracracy decisions of what kind of medical treatment you get, literally whether you live or die, is deeply un-American. ...
Fox: We need more debate, less dogma (08/21/09)
I wasn't alive for Kennedy and I was really a little too young for Reagan. And while Bush 41 and Clinton had some wise things to say, the wisest thing I've ever heard a presidential candidate say came from a character named Fred Picker. Picker was a decent fellow, a former Florida governor who got into the race after another like-minded candidate became gravely ill on the campaign trail. He was actually ahead in the polls for awhile, but never claimed the Oval Office...