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Stories from Friday, February 5, 2010

Guardsmen redeploying against terror (02/05/10)
More than 3,000 Tennessee National Guardsmen, including about 50 who left Lewisburg a few days after Christmas, are being deployed to Iraq today, according to Gov. Phil Bredesen. They include: Marshall County Commissioner Larry McKnight's son, Sgt. Maj. Jared McKnight; their family friend, Sgt. Maj. Tracy McDow of Culleoka; and a Lewisburg father of three who's been celebrating a daughter's third birthday with his wife in a motel near Camp Shelby at Hattiesburg, Miss...
Batch of letters split on landfill (02/05/10)
While the first five comments to the state about Cedar Ridge Landfill opposed Waste Management's request for permission to expand the facility, the latest batch of letters appears evenly split on the issue. Supporting expansion are Lewisburg Mayor Barbara Woods, County Commissioner Dean Delk and county residents Roger and DeAnn Haack. Opposing expansion are Leslie Colley, director of the Nature Conservancy's Duck River Program, Bobby Bills of Cornersville and Carol Foreman of Lynnwood Avenue...
Catalpa Cooking (02/05/10)
Man gets 12-year sentence (02/05/10)
A Marshall County man was sentenced last week to a total of 12 years in prison after being found guilty by a jury in early December. Ellis R. "Toby" Darnell, 34, of Spring Place Road, was sentenced by Circuit Court judge Robert Crigler to nine years for manufacturing methamphetamine, and three years for possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. ...
Briefs (02/05/10)
Chapel Hill Soccer, a TSSA league, will hold sign-ups for spring soccer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, at the Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church (in front of Forrest School). Children ages 4-14 can sign up and all Marshall County children interested in playing are welcome. For more information, please call 364-4985 or e-mail jaws0217@yahoo.com...
Catalpa news (02/05/10)
Greetings again! Snow, snow everywhere, but thankfully we didn't get as much ice as they thought we would get. It could have been worse, but I guess the kids will be glad to get another day off from school. Services were called off at Catalpa Sunday due to the hill being so slick. Several went to Cane Creek and other places...
Crime reports (02/05/10)
Seventeen apply to be schools director (02/05/10)
In the last week before the deadline, 11 more applications for the position of director of schools were received at Central Office, bringing the total to 17. Among them are four current employees of the Marshall County School System: Six applicants have Tennessee addresses:...
Capt. Ray running for MC Sheriff (02/05/10)
The election campaign for Marshall County Sheriff might have four candidates instead of maybe three, now that a career Lewisburg Police leader has thrown his hat into the ring. Capt. David Ray will run for sheriff in the Aug. 5 election, he said Tuesday. Ray picked up a petition to be named on the ballot and he says the deadline to file is in line with his retirement plans...
Local man in Afghanistan as air advisor (02/05/10)
A Marshall County man has been training Afghanistan National Army Air Corps commandos, security forces, and presidential pilots how to control and communicate with Russian-made helicopters, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Air Force. USAF Technical Sgt. ...
Obituary: J.W. Anderson (02/05/10)
J.W. Anderson, 92, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at NHC Oakwood. Mr. Anderson was a native of Marshall County. He was a radio engineer at local radio stations WJJM and WAXO, and WMCP in Columbia. He was a member of Lewisburg First United Methodist Church...
Obituary: Patsy Hurt Watson Stone (02/05/10)
Patsy Hurt Watson Stone, 73, of Murfreesboro, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, following an extended illness. Mrs. Stone was a native of Marshall County. She was a retired nurse with 32 years of service and was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, William "Billy" and Ethel Forbes Hurt, and son, Tommy Neill Watson...
Obituary: Reba Wheeler Parsons Price (02/05/10)
Reba Wheeler Parsons Price, 90, of the Rays Chapel Community of Bedford County, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, in Shelbyville. Mrs. Price was a native of Bedford County. She was the retired owner and operator of a community market. She was a life-long member and pianist of the Rays Chapel United Methodist Church...
Valentine: Liberals' job is to get out of the way (02/05/10)
President Obama's promises to create jobs and balance the budget seem to be in direct conflict with one another. In his State of the Union address he spoke of the urgency of bringing spending under control while in the same speech he proposed a jobs creation bill which his press secretary is now saying will cost $100 billion. Yes, that's 100 billion with a "B" as in "Oh, Boy!"...
Confehr: Morning sun clears early fog for us all (02/05/10)
Driving east to Lewisburg before the snow, there was a tranquil calm before the well-predicted storm. An invisible breeze rolling over the ridge pushed a farmhouse stove fire's smoke northward and parallel to the ground. Sunlight beyond the horizon illuminated the cloud ceiling, implying a bright day, even though our modern monitoring devices warned of that larger weather system to the west...
Tyrades! Super Bowl, Super Controversy (02/05/10)
According to the Associated Press, a coalition of women's groups is demanding that CBS block a 30-second Super Bowl commercial featuring 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and mother Pam. The reason? In the ad, paid for by the conservative Christian group Focus On The Family, Mrs. Tebow expresses gladness that she ignored medical advice to terminate her pregnancy and instead gave birth to the Sugar Bowl-winning quarterback...
Columnist: Government by chip on the shoulder (02/05/10)
Lewisburg City Council's vote to abolish the Police Advisory Board has really stirred up a myriad of feelings around town since the 3-2 vote on Jan. 26. In a letter to the editor members of the PAB stated "some councilmen had no comment on why they'd eliminate the board," the letter asked "residents to demand accountability from the Council."...