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Stories from Wednesday, March 3, 2010

97% of letters favor landfill expansion (03/03/10)
Only 19 of 687 letters sent to the state on whether Cedar Ridge should be expanded oppose the request from Waste Management Inc. That realization came quickly during a three-hour review of letters at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Environmental Field Office in Columbia...
Guard Association speaks for soldiers (03/03/10)
MURFREESBORO -- Health insurance for children and spouses of National Guardsmen in Iraq and Afghanistan is threatened by budget cutting, according to a Marshall County commissioner who's the executive director of the National Guard Association of Tennessee...
Monitors check river's water quality (03/03/10)
Have you ever wondered what those big metal boxes are you see next to bridges and dams? The ones with USGS on the side that look like science fiction satellite transmitters? Well, they aren't science fiction, but they are science and they are, in fact, satellite transmitters. ...
Briefs (03/03/10)
The Marshall County Education Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to upcoming juniors and seniors in college who are majoring in education. Applicants must be graduates of a Marshall County high school and must be planning to teach after college. Deadline for application is April 26, 2010. Applications are available at the counseling offices of all three high schools and at the Marshall County Memorial Library...
Landfill opponents argue against state expansion permit (03/03/10)
Landfill closure is preferable, despite a proposed trash disposal fee. Capping a sinkhole won't work and the state has failed to monitor the landfill. Damage from a landfill can't be repaired. Those opinions are expressed in three letters to the state director of solid waste in the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. TDEC Commissioner Jim Fyke has tentatively decided against permitting the expansion...
Is sheriff candidate breaking state law? (03/03/10)
A candidate for Marshall County sheriff has made statements against his interest when asked where his vehicle is registered. Answers from Patrick Ryan, 25, raise questions about: whether he's paid the Marshall County wheel tax; his residency; and his service as a volunteer with the Maury County Fire Department...
County mayor wants landfill answer (03/03/10)
Advised that more than 97 percent of the letters to the state about Cedar Ridge Landfill support expansion, County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett on Friday said. "There are a lot of people who want an answer, one way or another." County commissioners have developed a short-term plan - including a $160 per year disposal fee - on what to do if Waste Management can't expand Cedar Ridge Landfill. Commissioners on the Solid Waste Committee are developing a long-range plan...
'High School Musical 2' this weekend (03/03/10)
Disney's High School Musical 2 opens Thursday night at the Marshall County Community Theatre where the sequel's five-day run is still a challenge to the young troupe that's substantially the same as last year. "The dancing made it harder," says Rachael Faulkner, the Marshall County High School freshman who reprises her role as Gabriella, a brunette whose love interest is a focus of the show leading to her character's kiss. "The sequel is fine," she says...
Trial found to be better for defendant (03/03/10)
A Lewisburg man's insistence on a jury trial paid off when he was found not guilty of the offences with which he was charged in a one-day trial Monday. He was not set free, however, because the jury found him guilty of a lesser-included offence. Assistant District Attorney Eddie Barnard sought a guilty verdict on both counts of an indictment that charged John Paul Hurt, 59, of Peartree Apartments, with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (crack cocaine) with intent to sell and deliver, a felony.. ...
Nashville man arrest for Chapel Hill crimes (03/03/10)
A Nashville man was arrested last month for crimes allegedly committed in Chapel Hill last year. Gerald E. Duncan, 59, was arrested on Feb. 21, on warrants for burglary, theft over $1,000, and public intoxication. His total bond was set at $38,000, and his next court appearance is March 9...
Obituary: Kenneth Wheeler Sr. (03/03/10)
Kenneth Wheeler Sr., 64, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at his residence in Murfreesboro. Mr. Wheeler was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from the railroad industry, having worked for the Louisville & Nashville RR, Seaboard Coast Line and CSX. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. R. Wheeler and Juanita Mae Fishburn Wheeler. He is survived by his sons, Andrew (Peggy) Robertson of Smyrna and Patrick Wheeler of Murfreesboro; daughter, Tracy Sivels of Murfreesboro; four grandsons; and two granddaughters. Memorial services for Mr. Wheeler were held Tuesday, March 2, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Thomas Brown Sumners officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN or the Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN. You may view Mr. Wheeler's online registry at www.billsmcgaugh.com.
Obituary: Ethel Cortner Prosser (03/03/10)
Ethel Cortner Prosser, 93, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in Glen Oaks Convalescent Center. Mrs. Prosser was a native of Bedford County. She was retired from Henry Horton State Park Restaurant and was a member of Southside Church of Christ...
Obituary: Jean Fitzgerald (03/03/10)
Jean Fitzgerald, 78, of Lewisburg, formerly of the Milltown Community of Marshall County, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at her residence after an extended illness. Mrs. Fitzgerald was born in Maury County. She was a homemaker and retired in 1993 from Cosmolab...
Obituary: Essie Beech Baugher (03/03/10)
Essie Beech Baugher, 76, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, in St. Thomas Hospital. Mrs. Baugher was a native of Lincoln County. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. On Jan. 21, 2010, her husband of 49 years, Bruce Dorris Baugher, died...
Obituary: Bobby Lee Whitehead (03/03/10)
Bobby Lee Whitehead, 55, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Whitehead was a native of Marshall County. He was a carpenter and a member of the Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Odie Sr. and Dorothy Chilton Whitehead; sister, Flossie Mae Whitehead; brother, Ronnie Whitehead; and grandson, Douglas James VanOrden III...
Obituary: Mary Belle Sharp Petty (03/03/10)
Mary Belle Sharp Petty, 81, of Tullahoma, formerly of Chapel Hill, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. Mrs. Petty was a native of Decaturville, Tenn. She was a retired supervisor with Cosmolab and was a member of the Church of Christ...