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Stories from Monday, September 28, 2009

Saban: Hightower's knee injury to require surgery (09/28/09)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- No. 3 Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower will have knee surgery to repair ligament damage. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Sunday that an MRI confirmed that Hightower had damage in his left knee. He did not say if the sophomore inside linebacker might return this season...
Curtis' job back on the line (09/28/09)
Termination of the director of school's contract is up for discussion by the Marshall County Board of Education for the second time in less than three months. A special called board meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, a Monday, when there's to be another review of Schools Director Stan Curtis' position...
NAACP wants urgent action from schools (09/28/09)
The NAACP made a specific demand at their work session with the school board Monday night, as well as urgent requests for action on several matters. Gary Davis, president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, announced this group's requirement: that the person at Central Office who was responsible for the mistreatment of African-American job applicants get a written reprimand placed in their file. ...
D.D. Lewis tackles perils of drug abuse (09/28/09)
D. D. Lewis, former Dallas Cowboy linebacker and a 2001 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame came to both Chapel Hill schools this week to deliver a message to the students about the perils of drug use and his story about hope, mentoring, and second chances...
CSVFD has charter, will file for tax exempt status (09/28/09)
CANEY SPRINGS -- Nearly $1,400 were raised last weekend when supporters of the newly-chartered Caney Springs Volunteer Fire Department bought hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks for the cause. That sum, announced by CSVFD President E.W. Hill on Saturday night in the Caney Springs Baptist Church dining room, is probably only a fraction of the total to be raised for all the volunteer departments during this weekend's "Womanless Beauty Pageant" in the Lewisburg Middle School auditorium...
Valentine: Health insurance is a matter of personal responsibility (09/28/09)
Broward County in Florida is joining the ranks of other municipalities and some states that are charging government workers more for health insurance if they smoke. The move has some Broward County employees raising the roof. Sion Mansoor, a longtime smoker who works in the county's records division, talked to the Sun-Sentinel about the move. "How can they tell us how to live our lives?" Mansoor asked. "Even if I wasn't a smoker, I'd feel that way. It's totally against what America's about."...
Tyrades! Shouting "You Lie!" In A Crowded Capitol Building (09/28/09)
Random thoughts about the case of U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina), who broke House rules by yelling "You lie!" during one point in Pres. Obama's healthcare message to a joint session of Congress. 1. It's interesting that the press tried to dig up dirt on Wilson or searched archives for comparable outbursts in our nation's history, but very few reporters even cared whether Obama was, well, guilty...
Convictions Handed Down for Two Duck River Turkey Poachers (09/28/09)
After 15 months in the Maury County Circuit Court system, the case against two local men for hunting turkeys illegally along the Duck River in Maury County ended his summer with guilty verdicts. Officers of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) arrested Billy Joe Davidson of Lewisburg and Leonard Williams of Culleoka in March of 2008 for their role in heading up a poaching spree during a weekend designated specifically for youth turkey hunting. ...
Ship that helped in pirate rescue returns to Va. (09/28/09)
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The USS Bainbridge returned to a hero's homecoming Monday as the guided-missile destroyer completed a deployment that included the dramatic rescue of an American ship captain held by pirates off Africa. Seven sailors whose wives had babies during the Bainbridge's deployment were the first to greet their spouses and hold their new children for the first time. ...
Budget OK'd at last moment (09/28/09)
Marshall County's Budget Committee on Thursday morning accepted a revised school budget and recommended it for County Commission approval next month. The seemingly routine chain of events ending on Oct. 6 could be in time for the county to continue to receive monthly payments from the state in mid-October, in time for faculty pay checks...
Town Hall expansion bids to be opened on Wednesday (09/28/09)
CHAPEL HILL -- Bids are to be opened next week for the construction contract to expand Town Hall on Unionville Road, the town administrator said this week. Architect Mike Stewart of Murfreesboro has plans for expanding Town Hall on Unionville Road to 3,200 square feet. The building on Unionville Road is approximately 1,000 square feet now...
Yesteryear's lifestyles displayed at state park (09/28/09)
CHAPEL HILL - With jambalaya cooking over an open fire at sunset on Saturday in Henry Horton State Park, one of the rangers said, "It's been a blast" during the annual Step Back in Time reenactments. Jacob Ingram, 26, lives in the park and, as a "seasonal interpretive ranger," he was "paid to ride a horse, shoot a gun, eat old-timey food and listen to all kinds of music," officials said. And it was all part of the show for 3,000 people at the park...
State House race voting has begun (09/28/09)
Early voting began Wednesday in the Oct. 13 special election to fill the vacant 62nd District State House of Representatives seat. Democratic nominee Ty Cobb II, Republican nominee Pat Marsh and Chris Brown, endorsed by the Constitution Party but listed on the ballot as an independent, are seeking the seat, which was made vacant when Ty Cobb II's brother Curt Cobb resigned in late June...
Part of meeting may be pre-recorded (09/28/09)
When Lewisburg's City Council meets again, a significant portion of the time during that Tuesday night gathering in City Hall will be pre-recorded, according to the mayor. It's because of a technical requirement in the City Charter that calls for one out-loud reading of new ordinances and, on Oct. 13, the third and final "reading" of the city's next Stormwater Ordinance is scheduled for a final vote to make it law...
Obituary: Louise Shankle (09/28/09)
Louise Shankle, 78, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at NHC Oakwood in Lewisburg, following an extended illness. Mrs. Shankle was born in Bon Aqua. She was a homemaker and a member of Chapel Hill Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, N. C. Shankle of Chapel Hill; sons, Alan Shankle of Madison, Tenn. and Tony Shankle of Chapel Hill; daughters, Cecilia Dunn of Weslaco, Texas, and Pam Burrows of Ardmore, Ala.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Obituary: Landon C. Haynes (09/28/09)
Obituary: Bert D. Reynolds (09/28/09)
Bert D. Reynolds, 71, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. Mr. Reynolds was a native of Iowa City, Iowa. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he received both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. He was a retired horticulturist and instructor at Louisiana State University. Mr. Reynolds was a veteran of the Army and a member of Caney Springs Baptist Church...
Obituary: Paul C. Reaves (09/28/09)
Paul C. Reaves, 74, of Antioch, died on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Mr. Reaves was a native of Giles County. He was retired as an inventory manager for Heil Quaker Corporation after 39 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, James William Reaves and Mildred Irene Prosser Reaves...
Obituary: Cora Barnett (09/28/09)
Cora Barnett, 94, of the Holt's Corner Community of Marshall County, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Barnett was a native of Cullman, Ala. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Clark and Mary Elizabeth Nix Berry...
Obituary: Marie Musgrave McGlasson (09/28/09)
Marie Musgrave McGlasson, 84, of Shelbyville, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at the Alive Hospice Residence Center in Nashville. Mrs. McGlasson was born in the Farmington Community of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Shelbyville Women's Club, the Garden Club, and the United Methodist Women's Circle...
A sheriff who told of every jail break (09/28/09)
Here's another story from another time and place that has a bearing on the here and now. Sheriff Jim knew there were problems brewing in cells behind his desk. Fortunately, for him, the worst came during the next administration. The jail had too many prisoners, so it was declared a place where punishment was cruel and unusual because of crowding. It's unconstitutional. There were more than twice as many prisoners as the joint was built for...