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Stories from Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Firemen compete in Miss Firefly contest (09/09/09)
CHAPEL HILL - Acutely aware that the recession has curtailed Marshall County's annual matching grants of $4,500 to each of its rural fire departments, volunteer firefighters are conducting a womenless beauty pageant this month to raise money for equipment to fight fires...
NAACP criticizes disparity (09/09/09)
Members of the Marshall County School Board and representatives of the NAACP have agreed that it's time to take action against inequalities in county schools. Of the 427 teachers in the county system, just 17 are African-American, and two are Hispanic. That's less than five percent, while the number of minority students in the county is nearly 14 percent...
New county ethics panel considers its responsibility (09/09/09)
New members of Marshall County's Ethics Committee stuck their toes in the deep waters of their new assignment last week when some of them reacted to the latest complaints. "There are some things in here that I don't like," Commissioner Rocky Bowden said of the complaint filed by Larry Barlar against Schools Director Stan Curtis, his personnel director, Mitchell Byrd, and the school system's former transportation supervisor, Glenn Ezell...
Water's availability determines suitability of site for development (09/09/09)
A businessman with interests in Arizona and California sought information last month about getting water service to land he might want to develop northeast of Belfast. It might all be nothing but blue sky speculation. Still, what Darrell Ruppel found at the most recent meeting of the Marshall County Board of Public Utilities is what many others find...
Eagles run in the Steever family (09/09/09)
Cody Steever, a Forrest student and longtime member of Boy Scout Troop 352 in Chapel Hill recently completed his service project required for the rank of Eagle Scout. The completion of the service project is the fifth of sixth requirements needed to earn the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor...
Waterfall Farms' 'Watch It Now' is Celebration's grand champion (09/09/09)
SHELBYVILLE -- "Watch it Now," a horse owned by Waterfall Farms on the Wartrace Highway, was named the World Grand Champion of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration on Saturday. Horse trainer Jimmy McConnell rode the slick black stallion during the 11-day horse show. It was McConnell's third win in five years. He rode "A Black Nightshade" and "Master of Jazz" to the winners circle in 2004 and 2007, respectively...
Flu vaccines offered (09/09/09)
The Marshall County Health Department will offer seasonal flu vaccine beginning Sept.10. Other dates are: Sept. 17, 18, and 24, and Oct. 1. The vaccine will be administered by appointment only at the Health Department, located at 206 Legion Street, Lewisburg,...
Crime reports (09/09/09)
Thefts reported Arrested on charges of vandalism and criminal trespass Arrested on an active warrant for robbery Arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence Arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license Arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license, 5th offence...
Briefs (09/09/09)
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. The Berlin Volunteer Fire Department has begun a district-wide door-to-door fund-raising campaign. Supporters will receive family photos. Call Chief Joe Greer (359-4100) or Capt. Scott Allen (359-8594) for more information...
City responding to state directive based on EPA rules (09/09/09)
As they've been resisting a $10,000 state penalty for insufficient records on stormwater management, Lewisburg's leaders are taking steps toward revising an ordinance to comply with federal law on what to do about water when it flows down hill. While that sounds like the feds want Americans to resist gravity, the issue is less about water as the pollutants water carries while flowing to creeks, streams, rivers and lakes. ...
Obituary: Addie Joan Beard Miller (09/09/09)
Addie Joan Beard Miller, 75, of Antioch, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at the home of her nephew in Belfast. Mrs. Miller was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from South Central Bell as a sales representative and was a member of the Methodist Church...
Obituary: Guy Esman West (09/09/09)
Guy Esman West, 74, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at his residence. Mr. West was a native of Marshall County. He was a retired truck driver and an avid farmer, and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gertrude Luna West and Guy Esman West Sr.; brother, Hubert West; and sister, Deshia Hamlett...
Obituary: Janice Faye Douglas McCormick (09/09/09)
Janice Faye Douglas McCormick, 56, of Unionville, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009. Ms. McCormick was born in Bedford County and was a 1971 graduate of Community High School. She was a member of Zion's Hill United Methodist Church and was formerly employed with Jostens of Shelbyville...
Obituary: Rebecca Kaye Hill (09/09/09)
Rebecca Kaye Hill, 54, of Rockvale, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009. Ms. Hill was a native of Bethesda, Md. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Francis Edison Hill; son, Anthony Kress; and brother, Michael E. Hill. She is survived by her mother, Mary Elizbeth Armistead Hill of Rockvale; daughter, Ruby Jean Alexander of Smyrna; son, Justin Lee Kress of Murfreesboro; brother, Donald L. Hill of Rockvale; and eight grandchildren...