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Stories from Friday, October 30, 2009

City Hall eyes drainage costs (10/30/09)
As local high school football games were being rescheduled because of rain, Lewisburg leaders were realizing that responsibilities under federal stormwater control laws come with costs. And while smart planning - like dodging a stormy game night - can placate the feds, it can also hold down on the cost of maintaining stormwater detention ponds that, according to a local businessman, might be as simple as a farm pond...
Transportation supervisor won't get pay raise (10/30/09)
Marshall County's school board has denied relief in two grievance cases that were presented this week at school headquarters. To fit within the 10-day time limit specified in the contract, the board held a special-called meeting Tuesday night to formulate its responses...
Lynnville notes (10/30/09)
"Santa Claus is coming to town" on Saturday, Nov. 14, for you to have your picture made with him and tell him what you want for Christmas. Santa pictures will be made in conjunction with the Lynnville Christmas Village to be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Lynnville C. T. Reid Theater from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. All types of good Christmas goodies will be for sale. Vendors interested in securing a booth are asked to contact 931-527-0032 or 931-527-3922...
Catalpa notes (10/30/09)
Winter Garden My flower garden was a spring delight, A summer joy and part of autumn's glory. Then silver-sickled frost flashed by one night; The morning after told a poignant story. But all was not lost of brilliant coloring, The ravished garden daily blooms anew,...
Briefs (10/30/09)
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...
Dogcatcher wants case diverted for probation (10/30/09)
Lewisburg's immediate past dogcatcher has requested leniency from the state as he faces charges of theft and official misconduct in connection with an English bulldog. Statements made in Marshall County Circuit Court on Wednesday revealed that Neal Owens, 36, of Belfast, has asked the District Attorney's Office to grant him a pretrial diversion...
Children's health in greater danger than meth lab chef (10/30/09)
Children living where methamphetamine is cooked face greater health risks than adults who manufacture the illegal drug, according to the highest ranking law enforcement officer here. "It's because the vapors with the poison are heavier than air so they fall the the floor and the children become more exposed to the byproducts of cooking meth when they play on the floor of their home," District Attorney Chuck Crawford said...
Ghostly advice: Don't disappear on Halloween (10/30/09)
Haints disappear and trick or treaters shouldn't on Halloween, according to spokesmen for three of Marshall County's municipalities when asked for advice on the annual night of goodies and goblins. "Even though a lot of the costumes are dark in color, the children need to be seen," Lewisburg Police Chief Chuck Forbis said, recommending reflective tape, or flashlights to show others that they're there. "And, younger children need to be accompanied by an older sibling or parent."...
Ghosts and Goblins aren't the only things to think about on Halloween (10/30/09)
NASHVILLE - According to the U.S. Census Bureau more than 36 million children go trick-or-treating each year. Dressing up in costume, collecting candy and carving pumpkins are all time-honored traditions of Halloween. But Oct. 31 could also be a scary night -- for all the wrong reasons. Every year we drive on crowded neighborhood streets and invite all the neighborhood children onto our property...
Local lawyer hired as new prosecutor (10/30/09)
Starting next week, there will be a new prosecutor of defendants charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant, according to the district attorney elected from Marshall, Bedford, Lincoln and Moore counties. Chris Collins of Lewisburg "is taking the job that Kate Lavery had when she moved to Chattanooga for a similar position," District Attorney Chuck Crawford said shortly after the grand jury delivered its monthly report on Wednesday...
Two charged with burglary (10/30/09)
Two Marshall County men were arrested by Lewisburg Police on Wednesday when they were charged with burglary of an East Ewing Street home, Police Chief Chuck Forbis said. "City police and county sheriff's detectives were working well into the evening on Wednesday to determine what other burglaries the two may have committed," Forbis said Thursday morning...
Cornersville might get a grocery store (10/30/09)
Cornersville officials have been trying to persuade businessmen to open a grocery in town and they say a federal law to combat the recession has incentives that might make it happen. A step toward that was taken Monday by Marshall County commissioners who voted to authorize economic Recovery Zones under provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009...
Landfill expansion decision expected in November (10/30/09)
A decision on whether Waste Management Inc. may dispose of garbage on 11 more acres at Cedar Ridge Landfill is expected next month, according to Marshall County's solid waste director. Mike Apple, director of the Solid Waste Management Division in the Tennessee Department of Conservation and Environment, met with town and county leaders on Oct. 13 and reported the state would have a decision on landfill expansion in 30 days, reported solid waste director Morgan Thomas...
DA recused in theft case (10/30/09)
A neighboring district attorney is prosecuting a theft case in Marshall County Circuit Court because the victim is a close relative of one of the prosecutor's employees. Harlen Reeves, 51, of Moulton, Ala., was indicted by the Marshall County Grand Jury on Wednesday in the courthouse here where District Attorney Mike Bottoms presented the case, District Attorney Chuck Crawford said...
Time is up in regular season (10/30/09)
Time flies in football. Those high hopes that sprung eternal in the spring camps are just distant memories now. The heat index regulations introduced by the TSSAA for summer practice and Aug. game days are in the chiller. The final week of the regular season is upon us...
Obituary: Beatrice Noma Franklin (10/30/09)
Beatrice Noma Franklin, 75, of Lewisburg, died Monday Oct. 26, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Franklin was a native of Mize, Ky. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel G. Puckett and Rose Mae Ross; husband, Cecil Leon Franklin; and seven sisters...
Obituary: Alexia Brook Odum (10/30/09)
Alexia Brook Odum, 3-year-old daughter of Jason and Christy Odum of Memphis, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in LeBonheur Children's Hospital. In addition to her parents, Alexia is survived by two brothers, Jason Michael Odum Jr. and Tristin Davis, both of Memphis...
Obituary: Charles Alton Young (10/30/09)
Charles Alton Young, 66, of the Verona-Caney community of Marshall County, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Young was a native of White County, Tenn., and was a retired factory worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Bessie Silcox Young,...
Column: Don't be mean! It's Halloween (10/30/09)
On a neighborhood street somewhere north of here on a Halloween night nearly 50 years ago, two boys decided to knock at every door in a dragnet and rather efficient approach to the gathering of candy that would be desert in their school lunch bags for weeks to come...