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Stories from Friday, January 29, 2010

UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning still under way (01/29/10)
Police Board abolished; both sides cite Charter, duties (01/29/10)
An "undercurrent" of unrest surrounds City Hall, Lewisburg's senior councilman said Tuesday night after a 3-2 City Council vote to abolish the Police Advisory Board. "There's an undercurrent that I can't put my finger on," Councilman Hershel Davis said, explaining his vote against the board Tuesday was with 60 percent of the people who called him and shared their opinions about the board...
MES may get sixth grade next year (01/29/10)
If the school board agrees with its technology and curriculum committee, there will be 6th grade at Marshall Elementary School next year. After a lengthy discussion, committee member Mike Keny moved to, "Stay on the path we're on and have 6th grade at MES next year."...
Tea Party Movement In Tennessee Unifies (01/29/10)
In a historic move, Tea Party groups from across the state of Tennessee have formed the Tennessee Tea Party Coalition (TNTPC). Fifty-eight delegates representing thirty-four active Tennessee Tea Party groups with a collective membership totaling more than eighteen thousand concerned citizens caucused in Nashville this past weekend...
Tyrades! A Centennial That "Merits" Attention (01/29/10)
Don't get all tied up in knots about it, but February 8 marks a milestone. That's when the Boy Scouts of America organization reaches its 100th birthday. Many high-achieving adults (such as President Gerald Ford) have credited Scouting with helping shape their lives. ...
Catalpa news (01/29/10)
Greetings! We had another wet weekend. I'm sure the farmers appreciated it for their farmlands and also for their cattle. It sure got the streams flowing. Several were missed from church because of illness, and some because the rain was falling so hard at church time...
Catalpa Cooking (01/29/10)
Man's second trial begins (01/29/10)
A Lewisburg man's second jury trial on drug charges started Tuesday with jury selection and testimony from the prosecution's first witness, and continued Wednesday and Thursday. Four days were set aside for the trial. Tyrone Pierce Jr., 34, of Silver Street was indicted by the Marshall County Grand Jury last year. The five count indictment charges Pierce with two counts each of sale and delivery of crack cocaine (a Schedule II drug) and one count of simple possession...
City manager seriously looks at retirement (01/29/10)
Lewisburg City Manager Eddie Fuller wants to retire next fall. "I'll be 62 in October," Fuller said in his City Hall office on Wednesday morning. Age 62 is when Americans first qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. "I want to leave on the 22nd and a new guy come in on the 25th," Fuller said. "I've gotten like Obama; all I want to keep is my Blackberry."...
County delays match for fire truck grant (01/29/10)
There's been a delay in making nearly $8,200 available from Marshall County to pay a percentage of the cost of a pumper truck for the Belfast Fire Department if the federal government awards a grant to pay the rest of the cost of the truck. County commissioners voted 11-7 during their monthly meeting on Monday night against taking action on a request from the rural fire department. ...
Coppertop time: Courthouse clocks tell time again (01/29/10)
The hands of time were replaced on the face of four courthouse clocks in Lewisburg this week as restoration continues with a new roof. Frank Jackson of Dunnellon, Fla. has been servicing the clocks for some 20 years and was back here Tuesday, reinstalling the clock works and the hands through the clocks' housing...
Obituary: Jason Michael Burks Medel (01/29/10)
Jason Michael Burks Medel, 24, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010. Mr. Medel was a native of Michigan. He was employed as a construction worker with Scene One Construction. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joey Burks. He is survived by his parents, Michael Medel of Michigan and Tammy Cole Underwood of Lewisburg; stepfather, Dene Underwood of Lewisburg; daughter, Leah Jean Medel of Iowa; brothers, Jacob and Joshua Peter, both of Lewisburg; stepsister, Kersten Underwood; stepbrother, Joshua Underwood of Lewisburg; grandparents, Betty and Joe Spry of Lewisburg; aunt, Tina Williamson of West Virginia; uncle, Ray Cole of Lewisburg; and a host of friends and family.. ...
Valentine: Media don't understand Tea Party (01/29/10)
I was reading a piece from the LA Times about how the tea party movement is still disorganized and still doesn't have a leader. They opined as to how the movement "struggles to find national unity." Now, think about something for a moment. Did the American Revolution have a leader? I'm not talking about the war. ...