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Stories from Friday, January 8, 2010

Trash conundrum revealed (01/08/10)
No good answer exists for county leaders awaiting finalization of a state decision on whether Cedar Ridge Landfill should be expanded, officials' discussion revealed early this week. Water pollution would continue if the landfill is allowed to expand, according to comments heard during the public discussion. If the landfill can't expand and must close, costs increase for trash disposal...
City pinched by landfill (01/08/10)
Lewisburg has a financial problem with the state's pending decision to deny expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill. In anticipation of Waste Management obtaining a state permit to expand its landfill and the availability of free dumping - offered when Lewisburg's City Council voted for expansion - the Council adopted a budget without an appropriation for dumping this fiscal year...
Candidate petitions obtained by several (01/08/10)
Competition appears to be on the horizon in several election campaigns waged toward Marshall County's Aug. 5 general election, according to an early review of a public record kept on who's obtained a petition to be named on the printed ballot. While it's been known that there's a three-way race for mayor, Keith Hollingsworth has picked up a petition to be a candidate in the race for circuit court clerk, a position currently held by Eleanor Brandon Foster who's also obtained a petition...
Weather stalls Courthouse restoration (01/08/10)
Restoration of the roof, crown and clock towers over Marshall County's Courthouse has come to a halt because it's too cold to apply a special paint with sealant properties, according to contractors' reports to the architect-engineer overseeing the project...
Fire sends family to motel paid by church (01/08/10)
A Lewisburg couple and their two children were living in a motel Thursday because their Lincoln Heights home caught fire just before midnight forcing them to the street in subfreezing temperatures. "They didn't lose their home," Fire Chief Larry Williams said. "They had to be moved somewhere else while their home is repaired. They'll have to have some roof framing and rafters replaced, and some wiring replaced...
Briefs (01/08/10)
The Marshall County Youth Baseball and Softball Registration will be held Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will be held at Lewisburg Recreation Center, Chapel Hill High School old gym, Cornersville High School cafeteria, Marshall County Baseball Complex; or register online at www.mcybs.com...
Three have applied for director's job (01/08/10)
City might loan $20,000 for restaurant on square (01/08/10)
Lewisburg's City Council next week is to decide whether to loan $20,000 to a pair of Shelbyville businessmen who are renovating what used to be a furniture store east of the Dixie Theater into a restaurant and music venue. The Community Development Board voted on Tuesday to recommend the loan for development of Fifties and Fiddles in what most recently was Republican headquarters and The Beehive on Church Street, Mayor Barbara Woods said...
Tyrades! The Game's Afoot: Sherlock Holmes Forever (01/08/10)
If you think the Baker Street Irregulars are a group of Ex-Lax test subjects, this may not be the column for you. But if the mention of the group brings a knowing smile, you probably join me in celebrating the fact that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's literary detective Sherlock Holmes has been thrust back into the forefront of public awareness by the new Robert Downey Jr. movie...
Old Man Winter blows in, prep cancellations abound (Updated) (01/08/10)
Old Man Winter made an appearance Thursday morning in Middle Tennessee brining snow, ice, bitter cold temperatures, and risky driving conditions. The winter storm brought joy to school children in the county as classes were cancelled for Thursday and Friday...
Obituary: Terry Wayne Allen (01/08/10)
Terry Wayne Allen, 43, of Nashville, formerly of Marshall County, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Nathaniel Allen Jr. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Roberta Lumpkin Allen and Paul Lewis, and children, Terry, Caleb and Ariannah, all of Nashville; sisters, Mattie (Dewayne) Allen and Scarlett Allen, of Nashville, and Carletha (Will) Battle of Hendersonville; brothers, Willie Allen and Marticqus McCord, also of Nashville; uncles, John R. ...
Obituary: William Everett Arnold (01/08/10)
William Everett Arnold, 62, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Mr. Arnold was a native of Marshall County. He graduated from Petersburg High School, was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was employed with the Marshall County Highway Department. He was a member of the Hannah's Gap Baptist Church...
Obituary: Jennifer Gaines (01/08/10)
Public records (01/08/10)
Confehr: Silly season in full bloom (01/08/10)
Despite old man winter's arrival with gusto this week, it's becoming clear to partly cloudy that the silly season is upon us. We're so glad. Let the politicking begin. Still, there have been some sensible decisions by a couple of fathers with young children to raise, so those guys' decision to drop off the county commission is a blessed reason to believe their departure really is for family reasons...
Valentine: Re-evaluate modern gasoline taxes (01/08/10)
Texas is studying the possibility of changing the way it collects its gasoline tax. This is certainly nothing new but this study could have far-reaching implications for the rest of us because of the precedent it could set. At the heart of this discussion is moving away from the gasoline tax, which in Texas has not been raised since 1991. ...