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Stories from Friday, December 11, 2009

Council retains SRO (12/11/09)
On a split vote, Lewisburg's City Council decided Tuesday against firing a police sergeant accused of filing work time records that led to overpayment of $850. And with a 2-3 vote, the Council rejected another proposal suggesting that the policeman be prosecuted for theft. Instead, he's to repay the money though installment payments...
Lewisburg Police investigating several car burglaries (12/11/09)
Purses, wallets and cell phones were stolen from vehicles parked in Lewisburg Wednesday evening, according to a press release from the Lewisburg Police Department. On Dec. 9, between 6 and 7p.m., several vehicles were burglarized in Lewisburg. The burglaries appear to be related and occurred in parking lots throughout the city. They include:...
Live trees make it smell like Christmas (12/11/09)
The question is almost like what you've been asked at the grocery store check out line: Paper or plastic? As some merchants have deferred stocking real Christmas trees to avoid financial risk, a few continue where the business managers are proud of what they're offering...
County acts months before deadline on 2007 bond sale (12/11/09)
County commissioners have authorized Roads Superintendent Jerry Williams to spend $270,000 left from a $5 million 2007 bond sale, thereby avoiding a lesser-known requirement when borrowing money from bond buyers. "We're going to do some oil and chipping," Roads Superintendent Jerry Williams said Thursday, naming roads to be repaired: Cherry Corners Road near Cornersville, Polly Adams Road at Belfast, Blue Creek Road off Lynnville Highway, and Reynolds and Hargrove roads north of Chapel Hill...
CHS receives A.F. Bridges Award (12/11/09)
Cornersville applies for block grant (12/11/09)
Housing in Cornersville may be refurbished if the town is successful in applying for a Community Development Block Grant, according to city manager Taylor Brandon. A public meeting was held at the City Hall Tuesday afternoon to discuss the CDBG program and get input from city residents on potential uses for the funds...
Briefs (12/11/09)
Registration is now open for the 2010 Lewisburg Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball Leagues for boys and girls ages 7-12. Leagues begin Jan. 9. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. For more information, call Jane Tilford at 359-2482. Signups for Marshall County Youth Baseball and Softball will be held each Saturday in January. They will be held in Lewisburg, Cornersville and Chapel Hill. More information will be released later...
Police, firefighters honored at monthly Council meeting (12/11/09)
Several Lewisburg Police officers were applauded in the first few minutes of a City Council meeting on Tuesday night in City Hall where the fire chief praised the cooperation his department has received in recent years, cooperation that helped his department improve its rating...
Assailant got $150 from man on 1st Ave. N. during stabbing (12/11/09)
One man cut another's throat leaving no witness to a robbery that would have netted $150, Lewisburg Police say as their investigation continues in an attempted murder case. Prosecution of Jerry L. Hunter, 50, of 416 1st Ave., North, is scheduled to continue at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, according to the Marshall County General Sessions Court Clerk's Office. The Public Defender's Office was assigned to represent Hunter who spoke with Bill Harold, an attorney with that state office...
Kids shop with cops for better Christmas (12/11/09)
Tomorrow, Lewisburg Police are taking dozens of youngsters shopping for Christmas so they have some of the joy that comes with this season. The program has been going on for about two decades - so long that the people we asked couldn't put a date on it. They were relating to it by saying it was going on when they joined the department...
Long-range plan sought for trash (12/11/09)
Several Marshall County commissioners have told the solid waste director to draft an announcement asking businesses to offer a long-term plan on what the county should do if and when Cedar Ridge Landfill must close. "We are in a critical time," Commissioner Don Ledford, chairman of the Solid Waste Committee said Monday night about a pending decision from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on whether the landfill may expand, or must close...
Lynnville notes (12/11/09)
A good crowd braved the cold, cold weather to attend the "25th Annual Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade" on Saturday evening, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. to watch about 30 different units process through the streets of Lynnville. All of the entries were lit up with beautiful lights as they made their way to the town square. ...
'Sub Deb' group helps Cops for Kids (12/11/09)
More Lewisburg children than ever before will get a chance to shop for Christmas presents tomorrow, thanks to the Cops for Kids program. Many local individuals and groups have contributed to Cops for Kids. Wednesday after school Charleigh Cagle and Cece Raffo, president and treasurer of Marshall County High School's Sub Deb group, visited the Lewisburg Police Department and handed Lt. Rebekah Mitchell a check for $250...
Chapel Hill woman 4th in 'Loser' (12/11/09)
A Marshall County woman was one of the record breakers on the just-concluded eighth season of "The Biggest Loser." Liz Young, 49, of Chapel Hill, a grandmother of nine, broke the record for oldest contestant ever to take part. She was a contender until the very end, reaching the final four before being voted out, losing third place to Amanda Arlauskas...
Fagan commits to Lady Vols (12/11/09)
Cornersville junior Haley Fagan proved that a small town girl can make it to the big stage of college athletics when she recently committed to play softball at the University of Tennessee. Recruited primarily because of her prowess in the pitching circle, Fagan also received scholarship offers from Mississippi State and UT-Martin and received serious interest from SEC powers Alabama and Georgia, who both reached the semifinals of the 2009 College Softball World Series. ...
Public records (12/11/09)
Catalpa notes (12/11/09)
Greetings! The first snow of the season came as a surprise to everyone, even the County Highway Department, I guess. Usually, salt is put on when snow is expected. Our Delina Road was fine, but when we got to the highway and up on the Belfast Hill, our truck began fishtailing and we just couldn't make it and were stranded in the middle of the road. ...
Tyrades! Christmas Tours: Mi Casa Es Mi Casa (12/11/09)
God bless the people who have the time, energy, and desire to open their homes to the public for a Christmas Tour of Homes. As economists might say, they're Doing The Job That Normal Americans Just Won't Do. Yes, the majority of us are (a) overworked, (b) packrats or (c) determined to get our money's worth out of that sofa we paid $50 for. ...
Valentine: Climategate hysterics belie the truth (12/11/09)
The meeting of the Hysterical Society has begun in Copenhagen. Activists and politicians from around the globe descended upon this Danish capital and something is definitely rotten in Denmark. The Climategate scandal, instead of eroding support for the theory of global warming, has had just the opposite effect with the cultists who cling to its veracity as if their very lives depended on it. Their lives may not depend on it but their livelihoods certainly do...