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Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Stories from Friday, September 18, 2009

Lynnville notes (09/18/09)
The Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will hold a revival on September 20, 21, and 22 beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. On September 20, a fellowship potluck dinner will be held in the fellowship hall of the church beginning at 6 p.m. Tom Walker, a minister of First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, will be the speaker each evening. He will speak on "scripture, grace, and faith." There will be special music each evening. Everyone is invited to attend...
Bands' battle at Rock Creek Park (09/18/09)
A Chapel Hill-based band won on Saturday, the third concert of a Battle of the Bands leading up to Goats Music and More Festival when the finalists open for Shenandoah. The musicians in Tyterope "did go to Forrest High School," Greg Lowe, the band contest's announcer, told a crowd of nearly 300 while introducing the winners. "They got kicked out of Chapel Hill, but they won the talent contest with their version of 'Free Bird.'"...
Confehr: The group doing it when it can't be done alone (09/18/09)
It's time to retell the story of Bobby and Howard. Howard was the mayor of a town like Lewisburg. Bobby was the fire chief. When the fire alarm sounded, Howard knew there was no stopping Bobby who'd lead his men beyond the town line if necessary. Bobby was like a Dalmatian. You couldn't stop him and you didn't want to because if Aunt Mabel's house was on fire, everybody wanted her safe...
Schools' spending request rejected (09/18/09)
Faced with the prospect of having to increase property taxes in an election year, Marshall County commissioners told their school system leaders to cut more from their spending request. That repetition of county Budget Committee direction to the schools' financial leaders on Tuesday concluded with Schools Budget Committee Chairwoman Kristen Gold asking her department's budget director, Janet Wiles, what could be done...
Two receive court sentences (09/18/09)
EMS ready for 'mass casualties' (09/18/09)
Marshall County's Emergency Medical Service has received a $13,000 federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security for the purchase of equipment and medical supplies. "Three months ago we were told the money was allocated," EMS Director James Whorley said Monday. "We wrote specifications, called for bids, found the trailer at the Trailer Store in Columbia and here it is."...
Step Back in Time this weekend (09/18/09)
CHAPEL HILL -- Henry Horton State Park will host its annual Step Back in Time festival September 18 -- 19, featuring a pre-1840s encampment, horse-mounted shooters, arts and crafts, antique tractors and cars, music, food and much more. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. each day and run until approximately 7:30 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public...
Briefs (09/18/09)
Schools focus on safety, drug prevention (09/18/09)
Attention to safety in Marshall County's schools continues to increase, according to speakers at this week's fall meeting of the Safe and Drug Free Schools Task Force. Assistant director of schools Roy Dukes told the group of law enforcement professionals, school and central office administrators, and students, that Tennessee had passed a law last year against bullying, harassment and intimidation. ...
Spivey succeeds Neill as chairman (09/18/09)
The split nature of the Marshall County Commission was revealed again Tuesday night when a new chairman and chairman pro tem were elected by nearly the same array of votes. Commissioner Billy Spivey, who's pressed for reform of bidding practices and strict adherence to procedures, succeeded Commissioner Mary Ann Neill who let it be known before the meeting that she didn't want to be nominated...
Extensive rain closes Thursday schools (09/18/09)
Due to inclement weather, Marshall County Schools' administrators decided to send students home starting at 1 p.m. Thursday. Schools spokeswoman Rhonda Poole recorded a telephone message to be sent to parents by the "Community Safe Phone Call System." Her announcements to "all parents" started at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday...
Flu level plateaus; 'We're OK' (09/18/09)
High rates of absenteeism due to flu-like symptoms, and the possibility of closing some Marshall County schools, were considered during a Safe and Drug Free Task Force meeting on Tuesday. However, late Thursday morning, local absenteeism rates of nine to 13 percent - above normal but not enough to close schools for health reasons - were reported by Dr. Patsey Thomas, the director of coordinated school health...
Catalpa notes (09/18/09)
Honoring veterans one brick at a time (09/18/09)
CHAPEL HILL - An idea to honor veterans was embraced at the town's Fourth of July celebration and patriotic residents appear to be well on their way to having monuments in a renovated park where Veterans Day could be commemorated on Nov. 11. Dedicated in July 2005, Larry W. ...
Tyrades! Internet Addiction: Help Has Arrived! (09/18/09)
According to the Associated Press, in July, Fall City, Wa. saw the launch of ReSTART, purportedly the first residential treatment center for Internet addiction in the U.S. The first patient had been playing the online World of Warcraft game for up to 17 hours at a time. His parents gladly paid $14,000 for a 45-day program to wean him from pathological computer use...
Health departments an untapped resource (09/18/09)
How can so many Americans not receive general health care when we have health departments in virtually every county nationwide? Name one politician on either side, one analyst, one pundit who has even touched on all the ways county health departments across America serve the poor, the uninsured, the underinsured, as well as the general public. ...
Valentine: Obama misleads on health care (09/18/09)
President Obama speaks as if there is one healthcare plan and we have two choices: take it or leave it. As I've chronicled in this column, the Republicans have proposed idea after idea only to have the White House and the complicit mainstream media accuse them of obstruction with nothing new to offer...
Letter: Concerns about Obama not tied to race (09/18/09)
There is much unrest within our American people. They feel government has become too big. A government of the government, for the government, and by the government. It is not a democracy any more. This is the frustration Americans feel. It has nothing to do with Obama being black! It has to do with government being too powerful. The checks and balances our founding fathers put in place are being done away with. The constitution is being whittled away...