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Stories from Friday, November 6, 2009

Schools get good report (11/06/09)
Closure sought for ramp to MES (11/06/09)
Marshall County schools' transportation supervisor is asking Lewisburg to close part of a long right turn ramp off Tiger Boulevard that leads onto the driveway of Marshall Elementary School. Transportation Supervisor Michael Frey's request is to be considered by the City Council when it meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in City Hall. Children's safety when boarding or leaving a school bus is why Frey made the request...
Lynnville notes (11/06/09)
A large number of spooks graced the streets of Lynnville on Saturday evening trick-or-treating. Along with trick-or-treating, the "Haunted Train" and "Courtyard" were open on the Lynnville Square for everyone to attend. We thank all who worked on the Haunted Train and Courtyard for everyone to enjoy...
Chapel Hill seeks Citizen of the Year (11/06/09)
The Chapel Hill Park and Recreation Board will present an award to an outstanding citizen of Chapel Hill. The citizens of Chapel Hill are asked to participate in this selection. The rules for nominating are as follows: nominees must be at least 25 years old; nominees must have resided in the Chapel Hill school district for at least one year; only one nomination per individual is necessary for consideration; no member of the Park and Recreation Board is eligible for selection...
Woods taps Carden for Planning Commission (11/06/09)
A mountain of information on landfill expansion plans was delivered by Cedar Ridge Landfill leaders to the state's solid waste management director about the time the director met last month with officials here saying he'd have a decision early this month...
Landfill expansion answer delayed (11/06/09)
A mountain of information on landfill expansion plans was delivered by Cedar Ridge Landfill leaders to the state's solid waste management director about the time the director met last month with officials here saying he'd have a decision early this month...
Election machines' cost considered (11/06/09)
Marshall County could be forced to bear an expense estimated at nearly $60,000, depending on the kind of voting machines that are recommended for purchase, the county's elections administrator said Wednesday. Administrator Jo Ann Henry's estimate was in response to a question from Elections Commissioner Lynda Sherrell who requested a cost estimate for the county to be in compliance with a state law scheduled to be in effect for the next county election...
Scaffolds up at courthouse (11/06/09)
Scaffolding was erected early this week by a subcontractor so roofers hired by D.F. Chase Construction Inc. of Nashville may start their work, according to the job superintendent. "Now, they're calling this Phase 1," Superintendent Robert Dexter said. "We're putting on a new roof and replacing all the copper flashing. From the largest ledge sticking out and on up - that's our responsibility."...
Traditional Veterans Day ceremonies anticipated (11/06/09)
Traditional Veterans Day ceremonies are planned in Lewisburg for Wednesday and there's also a service planned in Chapel Hill, among other private services. Ceremonies at the east steps of the Marshall County Courthouse on Lewisburg's public square will be at 11 a.m., in keeping with the tradition started with the signing of the armistice to end World War I on Nov. 11, 1918...
Wilkerson pleads to reduced charge of reckless driving (11/06/09)
One of the recently resigned members of Marshall County's School Board on Wednesday pleaded guilty to reckless driving, a charge reduced from driving while intoxicated. His sentence includes 48 hours in jail. Mark Wilkerson, 44, of Chapel Hill, also pleaded guilty of violating the state's implied consent law by refusing a blood alcohol test in the early morning hours of Nov. 16, 2008, by Sheriff's Deputy Tony Nichols who saw Wilkerson drive a Cadillac "in an erratic manner" on U.S. Highway 431...
Catalpa notes (11/06/09)
Greetings! The weather seems to be our main topic of conversation still. However, there is always the hope of tomorrow to brighten the clouds of today. We keep getting rain and the sun doesn't come as much as we wish it would. The Trick or Treaters had a good night, weather-wise, and then with the time change we got an extra hour of sleep...
Briefs (11/06/09)
To receive text alerts on blood inventory levels, schedule a donation appointment, or locate the nearest blood drive, donors may now subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending redcross to 42227 or registering online at www.bloodisneeded.org. Columbia State Community College will be offering a specialized curriculum for those interested in pursuing an AAS degree in Criminal Justice. ...
FMS splits first round of CABC Tournament (11/06/09)
The Forrest Middle School basketball squads spilt first round games at the CABC Tournament in Cornersville versus Columbia Academy Tuesday night with the girls winning a low scoring affair 20-16 while the boys fell 42-30. If you shoot 4-26 from the free throw line, you usually do not win a basketball game, but that was not the case for the Lady Rockets from Chapel Hill who overcame the dismal performance from the charity stripe with some great second half defense to eek out the four-point win over the Lady Bulldogs.. ...
Home team sweeps round one of CABC Tournament (11/06/09)
There was some home cooking Monday night at the 25th Annual Cornersville Athletic Booster Club (CABC) middle school basketball tournament as both CMS basketball squads made a clean sweep of their first round bracket. Both teams made easy work of Minor Hill with the girls winning 46-13 and the boys taking a big 48-12 victory over the Wildcats from Giles County...
Obituary:Harry H. Chrisman (11/06/09)
Harry H. Chrisman, 77, of Rockvale, Tenn., died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, in Nashville. Mr. Chrisman was a native of Williamson County. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Allen and Mary Hill Chrisman. He is survived by his sister, Emma Hill of Rockvale; three nieces; and three nephews...
Obituary: Charles Strong (11/06/09)
Charles "Ben" Strong, 51, of Ballwin, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Strong was a native of Lincoln County. He had been employed as a Senior Quality Engineer at International Automotive Components Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Ruth Strong...
Public records (11/06/09)
Marriage License Jeffrey L. Lovell and Angela Phillips Hunter. Business Listings Adams Building, 3787 Coffey Branch Rd, Cornersville, TN 37047, owner: Clarence Adams; Clean Max Cleaning, 595 5th Ave N., Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Noe Silva; Holders Body Shop, 871 Fox Lane, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Ross Pullen; Josh Curry's Repairs, 203 7th Ave S., Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Josh Curry; Platinum Performance Inc. ...
Fox: Tenth Amendment is a tool for the reckless (11/06/09)
A wise man once said the last refuge of scoundrels is patriotism. I'll say the last refuge of cowards in the Tenth Amendment. The Tenth has been invoked a lot lately. The Tenth has been mentioned as the reason health-care reform is unconstitutional. It's the way the Speaker of the Tennessee State House says his state can circumvent federal gun laws. It's the states' rights argument carried to the extreme...
Valentine: Obamacare tests Constitution (11/06/09)
Obamacare may come down to a simple Constitutional question: Can the federal government mandate that you buy insurance? Back in '94 when Hillarycare was all the buzz, the Congressional Budget Office said requiring citizens to buy insurance "would be an unprecedented form of federal action." They went on to say that "the government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States."...
Confehr: Two systems face challenge in like fashion (11/06/09)
Events at school headquarters lately reminded me of litigation explained one New Year's Eve over a decade ago at a wedding party when a lawyer married a deputy clerk from another county. They were wed at 12:01 a.m. partly for tax purposes. She became his secretary...