[Nameplate] Overcast and Breezy ~ 39°F  
Freeze Warning
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Stories from Friday, November 20, 2009

MCEA grievance denied (11/20/09)
The teachers' grievance about their insurance premium payments was denied by the School Board at their November meeting this week. Wanda Odum, speaking for the Marshall County Education Association, asked the board to honor the contract that was ratified by both parties in August...
Restoring the Courthouse's Crown (11/20/09)
A new protective coating is to be applied to the stonework around Marshall County's Courthouse roof and clock towers, according to the superintendent managing the job for the county. The old coating is being removed, Superintendent Robert Dexter explained on the roof Wednesday afternoon. It's like a plastic bag. It keeps moisture from getting through, but that traps moisture in the stone...
Homebuyer dismayed at expense for water service (11/20/09)
A man who recently bought a house at Milltown was dismayed Tuesday while consulting with Marshall County utility directors who estimate he might have to pay several thousand dollars to get water service. Robert Newsum, 1470 Milltown Road, has sulfur water from a well, he told the Marshall County Board of Public Utilities during its monthly meeting in offices on West Commerce Street. Newsum wants the county-owned water service to extend a water line to his house...
School board sets Dukes' salary (11/20/09)
The school board agreed this week to pay their interim director of schools more than the former director. A draft of the contract for interim director Roy Dukes was presented to the board at their Tuesday meeting. In the draft his salary was $98,000 per year...
Assault charges draw indictments (11/20/09)
Two Lewisburg men were indicted Wednesday on assault charges in connection with the alleged assault of a Mooresville Highway man who needed 18 stitches for facial cuts suffered just after midnight one morning last summer. Philip Jourdan Venable Jr., 23, and Billy Jack Knight, 29, both of Jackson Avenue, are alleged to have assaulted Danny J. King, 20, on Aug. 15, public records show. King suffered two black eyes and a possible concussion, as well as cuts on his face...
Catalpa notes (11/20/09)
Chapel Hill notes (11/20/09)
November is the beginning of the holiday season; however, you'll notice that as far as stores and advertisemts are concerned, the holiday season began before Halloween. The time does go fast - Thanksgiving Day is next Thursday. The annual Turkey Supper was last Friday - and so good. Students and teachers will be out of school Wed., Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 27, to celebrate Thanksgiving. And before you know it, Christmas will be here...
Credit loosens for utility (11/20/09)
Briefs (11/20/09)
50-minute recording on stormwater played for city council (11/20/09)
If everything went as planned Thursday afternoon, Lewisburg's City Council voted to finalize its approval of a new stormwater ordinance to be in compliance with a state order that includes a $10,000 civil penalty. Record keeping and other technical enforcement issues were found lacking in Lewisburg when the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) reviewed the city's stormwater office and its records, according to city officials and state records...
Crime reports (11/20/09)
Self insurance seen by county as self-inflicted wound (11/20/09)
Call it the contract that keeps on billing. It's quite the opposite of the gift that keeps on giving - Marshall County's now-abandoned self-insurance program for workers compensation has remained a liability to be paid since the late 1990s. That's according to discussion among members of the Marshall County Commission's Budget Committee during a Wednesday evening meeting in the Courthouse Annex...
$160 fee delayed again by county? (11/20/09)
An annual $160 solid waste fee proposed for Marshall County households - those not served by municipal trash collection services or contracts with Waste Management - probably won't be the subject of a vote Monday when the County Commission meets. Two commissioners said that item on the commissioners' agenda would probably be withdrawn when it's called for consideration during the commission meeting. ...
Cold shooting sinks Tigerettes against East Literature (11/20/09)
After losing one of the most talented classes in the program's history to graduation, the Marshall County Tigerettes (0-1) found out Tuesday night that life on the basketball court will be a bit tougher this season, as MCHS opened the 2009-10 campaign with a 52-38 loss at home to the East Literature Lady Eagles...
Fourth-quarter rally lifts Tigers over East Literature (11/20/09)
The Marshall County Tigers (1-0) gave MCHS basketball fans their money's worth Tuesday night, as they pulled out a thrilling 61-60 home victory over a deep and athletic East Literature Eagle squad in their season opener after rallying from an eight-point fourth quarter deficit...
'Buffalo Betty' slays Clarkrange (11/20/09)
Lady Rocket senior standout Beth Hawn, affectionately called Betty by her teammates will be forever known as Buffalo Betty after starring in the leading role of the 2009-2010 Chapel Hill hardwood heroines opening night wild west show. Hawn, playing to a packed house that included her next head coach from UT Martin, Kevin McMillan poured in a career high 30 points, hauled down 18 rebounds, stole the ball 8 times, swatted away 4 shots, and drew 3 offensive fouls in a huge 60-44 win over the defending Class A State Champion Clarkrange Lady Buffaloes.. ...
Forrest boys drop close one (11/20/09)
Obituary: Andy Hambrick (11/20/09)
Andy Hambrick, 43, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, in StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna. Mr. Hambrick was a native of Panama City, Fla. He was in the trucking business and was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents, Wilburn C. and Lorraine E. Davis Hambrick of Lewisburg; sisters, Chrystal (David) Meeks of Lewisburg and Angela Martinez of Quitman, Ga.; and brothers, Tim Hambrick of Lewisburg and Floyd Hambrick of Mossy Head, Fla...
Obituary: Bill Hargrove (11/20/09)
Mr. Bill Hargrove, age 87, of Lewisburg, TN, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at NHC Lewisburg. A native of Limestone County, Ala., he was a son of the late Erskin and Estella Akin Brown Hargrove. Mr. Hargrove was retired from the former Heil-Quaker Corp. in Lewisburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Edmondson Hargrove who died in 2006, a sister, Kathryn Brown and a brother, Kirby Hargrove...
Public records (11/20/09)
God is great, beer is good, you've got to be crazy (11/20/09)
With apologies to country music singer Billy Currington, a variation on his song lyrics seem appropriate for our tale of Marshall County governance this week. County Commissioner Rocky Bowden, the retired Forrest High School vice principal, was re-elected chairman of the Marshall County Board of Public Utilities on Tuesday morning...
Fox: Perhaps Palin could wind up in Marshall County (11/20/09)
Sarah Palin coming to Marshall County? Sure, I could see it. And, no, that's not a punchline. Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor who's now getting out and around the lower 48 states promoting a book, might be the Republican Party's best weapon when it comes to raising money. Supporters love what they see as as a combination of common-sense approach to family values, coupled with an awful lot of charisma...
Tyrades! Oh Come, All Ye Extraterrestrials (11/20/09)
According to the Washington Post and Catholic News Service, our view of the universe as a gated community may be crumbling. The Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences recently held its first major conference on astrobiology, the new science that seeks to find life elsewhere in the cosmos and understand how it began on earth. The attendees primarily focused on the scientific aspect, but it's certainly not too soon to ponder the theological impact of discovering life on other planets...
Unsweetened Tea: Dems left to their own devices (11/20/09)
If your doctor has recommended a hip or knee replacement or a diagnostic screening, best you get that scheduled in case Congress passes health care reform legislation and before it goes into effect. According to Page 339 of the House Bill (HR 3269) you will be charged an Excise Tax of 2.5% of the cost of any "devices." What is considered a "device?" Page 339 refers to Section 201 (h) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (dating back to the early 1960's and amended several times since.) My research of Section 201 (h) provided the following:. ...