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Stories from Friday, October 9, 2009

GMM starts Friday (10/09/09)
Enjoying beautiful fall weather Wednesday afternoon, city manager Eddie Fuller and the city employees were busy putting the finishing touches on Rock Creek Park in preparation for the Goats Music and More Festival that starts today. Rock Creek, refreshed by recent rains, babbled cheerfully past the manicured parkland...
Tyrades! More Pencils, More Books, More of Everything (10/09/09)
According to the Associated Press, President Obama has joined the chorus of reformers who think American kids spend way too little time in school. Among other changes, the chief executive thinks schools should add time to classes and stay open late. (We've already super-sized the backpacks, so a drive-through wedgie and ultrasound class pictures are probably the next innovations in the cradle-to-grave book-learnin' experience.)...
Lynnville notes (10/09/09)
The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet on Tuesday evening, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church located on Church Street. Following a potluck dinner, a Richland Elementary School student, Matthew Russell, will speak to the group on dinosaurs. Matthew is the son of Charlene and Bryan Russell. Matthew has a great interest in dinosaurs. He has a sister, Emily...
Shenandoah may be in recreation center (10/09/09)
Wind and rain may force Lewisburg officials to hold the featured concert of Goats Music and More in the Recreation Center tonight when the band Shenandoah is playing. "Plan C is - worst come to worst - move it to the Rec Center and do it in the gym," City Manager Eddie Fuller said late Thursday morning. Plan B might be setting up the band at the Farmers Market Pavilion where a backup stage was built...
Curtis may be gone, but controversy remains (10/09/09)
In the aftermath of the tumultuous school board meeting Monday night when director of schools Stan Curtis was fired and two board members resigned, vice chairman Craig Michael was optimistic about the future of the Marshall County school system. "It was very, very difficult for a lot of reasons," said Michael in a telephone interview the next day. "I feel like it pained every board member there."...
Ethics panelists send bus cases to school board (10/09/09)
Two complaints about the administration of Marshall County's school bus garage were sent to the interim director of schools by the County Ethics Committee on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Ethics Committee's decision to send another case to the state prosecutor's office has not been executed. The committee voted July 13 to refer allegations against former County Commission Chairman Sam Smith to District Attorney Chuck Crawford...
Briefs (10/09/09)
The Young Farmers and Ranchers of Marshall County will have a Haunted Woods every Friday and Saturday night in October from 7 until 11 p.m. at the Strasser Farm, 1.5 miles east of the Chapel Hill Post Office. The proceeds benefit youth programs, scholarships, and county activities. Not recommended for children. For directions and more information, visit www.MemoryLaneFarms.com...
Commissioners cut pay; money sent to VFDs for equipment (10/09/09)
Marshall County commissioners on Tuesday cut their own pay 30 percent so they could spend that money on matching grants to the county's seven volunteer fire departments. It was a victory for fire chiefs and volunteer firefighters who lobbied against a planned reduction of $3,000 per department. Last year, each of the seven departments received grants of $4,500 each...
Emergency crews drill in Goat Fest parking lot (10/09/09)
Volunteers and public safety employees practicing their life-saving skills conducted an emergency drill at a Goat Fest parking lot Tuesday when the mock emergency was something that could happen at a festival. "It was a simulated propane tank explosion with about 20 casualties," Lewisburg Police Chief Chuck Forbis explained while the "injured survivors" were being "treated" in the Emergency Room at Marshall Medical Center...
Lewisburg Lake may be renamed Old Lake again (10/09/09)
Restoring New Lake as the name of Lewisburg Lake, which was changed in December last year, is one of several topics set for the City Council meeting next Tuesday. "When I was campaigning a lot of people were concerned about the change to Lewisburg Lake," Councilman Ron McRady said Thursday when asked why he asked that the issue be placed on the Council's agenda...
Chapel Hill news (10/09/09)
We've had some beautiful weather lately. Let's hope it sticks around a while. You are invited to a revival at Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday, Oct. 11, through Tuesday, Oct. 13. Services begin each night at 7 p.m. Come and hear inspirational messages from Dr. Tom Campbell along with music by N Harmony V, The Praisers and the Jerry Lindsey Singers...
Catalpa notes (10/09/09)
Greetings! The rain has been falling all day (Sunday), but Friday and Saturday were beautiful fall days, not cool enough to frost, but the old saying may soon be true: "The first cold spell in September; there will be the first killing frost one month from that date."...
Santa Fe girls, Page boys claim region golf crowns (10/09/09)
For the first time in over a decade there will be no golfers representing Marshall County at next week's Class A-AA State Tournament at Old Fort Golf Course in Murfreesboro. The District 12A-AA champion Santa Fe Lady Wildcats claimed their second consecutive region championship with a one-hole playoff victory over Hickman County...
Tigerettes Top Wayne County on Senior Day (10/09/09)
After suffering a 6-0 loss at the hands of District powerhouse Page two days earlier, the Marshall County Tigerettes (5-3) withstood a brief scare from an upstart Wayne County squad Monday afternoon before defeating the Lady Wildcats 3-1 at home on Senior Day...
Physical battles loom for county gridiron squads (10/09/09)
Physical football will be on display this Friday night as all three county squads take on tough opponents that are known to run the pigskin. The Forrest Rockets, still ranked no. 8 in the Class 2A AP Poll and coming off a big 37-7 blowout victory over MTCS take on White House-Heritage in a non-region match-up at the "Rock" this week and know the Patriots well...
Lady Rockets lose home field advantage (10/09/09)
The Forrest Lady Rocket seniors wanted to win their final regular season game at Cascade Tuesday night, real bad. At stake was fourth place and a home game in the first round of the District 11A-AA Tournament, beginning next Thursday. But the Lady Champions, celebrating their senior night wanted it worse, and they got in a hard fought 4-2 win...
Obituary: Lillis Alene Capley Stewmon (10/09/09)
Lillis Alene Capley Stewmon, 93, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Stewmon was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Wal-Mart as a sales clerk and was a member of the Westvue Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sadie McCollum Pearson; first husband, Edward Capley; and second husband, Joe Stewmon...
Valentine: Only true action will end illegal immigration (10/09/09)
With unemployment flirting with double digits nationwide and above that in many states, La Raza finds itself on the wrong side of every major issue these days. The radical, racist group (La Raza means "the race") has called for inclusion of the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens still in this country in President Obama's healthcare bill. ...
Column: Let's not mandate teamwork (10/09/09)
A friend was kind enough to share this historical information with me. Feeling it is so relative to our times, I am sharing it with you. Alexander Tytler (1747-1813,) a Scottish proferssor at University of Edinburgh, Scotland wrote the following : "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. ...
Confehr: Light from torch may stop fire (10/09/09)
There was a terrific editorial cartoon in the Nashville Banner that rang true with me years ago in another town and it seems suitable now that National Newspaper Week is coming to an end. Oct. 4-10 is also National Fire Prevention Week and we'll get to that, as well as point out that news about firefighters and their comrades are a significant part of this edition of the Marshall County Tribune...