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Stories from Friday, March 5, 2010

Homeless issue returns to Council (03/05/10)
Lewisburg's City Council is to receive a report from the city manager on Tuesday about homeless shelters in Tennessee and an early interpretation of what he's found is that such social services are in larger cities. "I'm looking to see for what communities of our size do," Fuller said with a five-page printout listing homeless shelters and emergency housing in Tennessee. "This is a HUD print out," he said before he started to call the shelters...
Briefs (03/05/10)
Hunter Safety Class will be offered from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, through Friday, March 19, at Cornersville Baptist Church. For more information, call Doug Lowery at 659-6786. Marshall County 4-H is hosting a "Lock-In" for all 4th, 5th, and 6th grade members from Friday, March 12, to Saturday, March 13. Registration ends Tuesday, March 9. For more information, call the Extension Office at 359-1929...
IDB exploring development financing to fix state law (03/05/10)
A Lewisburg attorney has offered to draft legislation to resolve a financial situation for the candle factory that just opened in the city's business park on Mooresville Highway. "Will & Baumer has applied for a Small Business Administration loan," attorney Bob Binkley told the Lewisburg Industrial Board during its March meeting. "To get it, the title for the land must be held by the borrower."...
Tyrades! ABC Means "Aarrggh! Budget Cuts!" (03/05/10)
"More Americans get their pink slips from ABC News than from any other news source." That may be the new slogan now that ABC News President David Westin has announced a "fundamental transformation" of his organization. Driven by declining ad revenue and the challenges of the digital age, Westin may eliminate as much as one-quarter of ABC's 1,400-member staff...
Analysis: County singing budgetary blues (03/05/10)
Marshall County's budget faces a double whammy from a poor economy this spring as commissioners gather to write a spending plan based on lower revenues. The publicized hit is Sanford closing its pencil factory. The November 2008 announcement led to lower county revenue from taxes on the equipment. Now, the company wants its real property assessment lowered...
Ryan 'not gonna' file for sheriff (03/05/10)
The dark horse, long-shot candidate for sheriff of Marshal County has withdrawn from the race, he said in a Wednesday morning e-mail. Patrick Ryan, 25, a Radio Shack clerk at the store in Columbia and - according to the president of a security company - a former on-call guard, had become the subject of questions about his residency and vehicle registration...
King declares his candidacy for Sheriff (03/05/10)
Chapel Hill's police chief is running for sheriff of Marshal County, officially declaring his intentions the day another candidate dropped out. If they don't know him as a police chief, county voters may remember Jackie King, 59, of Lawrence Avenue, Chapel Hill as a candidate for property assessor nearly a decade ago...
Obituary: William Preston Thomas III (03/05/10)
Mr. William Preston Thomas III, age 87 of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Thomas was a native of Haynesville, Louisiana and son of the late William Preston, II and Ethel Odom Thomas. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam. ...
Sullivan sentenced to nearly five years (03/05/10)
A Cornersville man was sentenced Wednesday to four years and nine months in prison as a result of a guilty verdict in the shotgun slaying death of his stepson. Donnie L. Sullivan, 53, of Beechwood Avenue, was found guilty by a Marshall County jury early last month. Court officers said they anticipate an appeal in Sullivan's case...
Peep, peep, peep! Chicks teach lesson (03/05/10)
Sweet peeps and real chicks are just around the corner as Easter will soon be here, despite overcast skies and lingering winter temperatures. Pretty soon, hundreds of baby chickens will be mailed to the Marshall County 4-H program from an out-of-state hatchery and letter carriers will have noisy packages...
Ramsey talkin' trash (03/05/10)
A candidate for the Republican nomination to run for governor has asked Gov. Phil Bredesen "to look at" Waste Management's application for expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill. "We know how important it is to Maury and Marshal counties - that whole area of the state," Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey explained last weekend in a series of interviews with state senators about the Department of Environment and Conservation...
Catalpa Cooking (03/05/10)
CHERRY DELIGHT 1 cup flour 1 cup margarine 1 tablespoon sugar 1/3 cup finely chopped nuts 1 8-oz. package of cream cheese, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 large carton Cool Whip 1 can cherry pie filling Mix flour, margarine, 1 tablespoons of sugar, and nuts, pat into a 13 x 9 inch pan, and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees...
Valentine: Bunning did the right thing (03/05/10)
Why is it that people in Congress who try to do the right thing are vilified? Take Sen. Jim Bunning, for example. The Kentucky Republican has been raked over the coals because he was the lone voice in the Senate to have the gall to insist that the Democrats follow their own rule...
Crime reports (03/05/10)
Catalpa news (03/05/10)
Johnson's career high 44 points propels Tigers to region title (03/05/10)
Class AA Mr. Basketball finalist Kedren Johnson cemented his lofty standing amongst the watchful eye of the collegiate coaching fraternity Thursday night, pouring in a career high 44 points versus Spring Hill in the Region 6-AA championship game as the Tigers staved off a furious second half charge by the Raiders, holding on down the stretch for a 67-61 victory.
Obituary: Recardo J. Simpson (03/05/10)
Recardo J. Simpson, 62, passed on Monday, March 1, in Detroit, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Karen McCain; daughter, Janelle Hill and son-in-law, Contonio Hill of Detroit; and three grandchildren. Loved ones by marriage include Mrs. Willa Richardson of Lewisburg; and Pam Hill, Therron Hill and Contonio Hill of Detroit, and Gary Hill Jr. of Columbus, Ohio...
Obituary: Marcia Garrett Farrar (03/05/10)
Marcia Garrett Farrar, 86, former Columbia resident, died Wednesday, March 3, at her residence in Palm City, Fla. where she made her home for many years. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery with Wendell Robinson officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements...
Obituary: Elizabeth Hill Murrell (03/05/10)
Ms. Elizabeth Hill Murrell (Baby Sister) died Saturday, February 27, 2010, in Forrest, Miss. She was born in Lewisburg to the late Fred and Johnella Hill of Lewisburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Murrell, brother Fred Hill and sister Margaret Hill Hardiman. ...
Obituary: Jerrel Wayne Jeter (03/05/10)
Mr. Jerrel Wayne Jeter, age 42 of Nashville passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Vanderbilt University, Medical Center, Nashville, TN. A Marshall County native, he was the son of Thomas Jerrel Jeter and step-mother Carol Jeter, his mother Mary Sue Green and step-father Jimmy Lee Green all of Lewisburg, TN. His paternal grandparents Thomas Brown and Mary Katherine Jeter preceded him in death...
Public records (03/05/10)