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Stories from Friday, March 12, 2010

Juvenile suspect implicates self in desecration of vets' plaque in L'burg park (03/12/10)
A 16-year-old Lewisburg boy made statements against his interest Thursday afternoon, thereby leading city police to the first of two or more suspects who desecrated the military memorial in Rock Creek Park last weekend.
Lynnville notes (03/12/10)
Hope everyone is enjoying the nice spring weather. Here is a correction about the annual Robert B. Jones High School Alumni Meeting. The correct date is Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m. in the Lynnville Municipal Building. A potluck lunch will be served at noon with a program to follow. Make plans now to attend the meeting of this dear old school that once stood on the eastern borders of Lynnville...
Group helps save local dogs (03/12/10)
Thanks to media publicity and the efforts of a local group of animal lovers, dogs have been adopted from the Lewisburg Animal Shelter in record numbers, and no "adoptable" dogs were euthanized this week or last. Lewisburg Animal Shelter Adoptions (LASA) was recently "created by local Lewisburg animal lovers wishing to network our community's homeless dogs," according to their Facebook page...
String Fling coming to Lewisburg (03/12/10)
A new music event is coming to Rock Creek Park this spring, with the blessing of the Economic and Community Development/Tourism committee. "String Fling," previously held three times at its founder's home near Chapel Hill, will be in the park on Saturday, May 15, and the committee unanimously approved a resolution to spend $2,000 on the Fling...
Catalpa news (03/12/10)
Emergency communications exercise held at fire academy (03/12/10)
SHELBYVILLE - Emergency communications units from local, state and federal agencies operating in Middle Tennessee gathered this week at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy for an exercise designed to improve inter-agency communications in the case of a major disaster or other emergency...
Waste Management helped customers with form letters (03/12/10)
Waste Management helped Middle Tennesseans tell the state to permit expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill, but that self-serving effort was more of a response to requests than a campaign, a company leader said this week. Waste Management Business Development Manager Robert Cheney explained the genesis of what happened during a telephone call on Tuesday when a couple of specific letters were discussed and he was asked if the company had provided form letters...
Briefs (03/12/10)
The Genesco Employee Reunion will be held Saturday, April 17, at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. For more information, call Gene Parsons at 359-5175. The USDA's Farm Service Agency reminds Marshall County producers who purchased a NAP (Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program) policy on 2010 hay or pasture that they are required to make their crop acreage report for hay and/or pasture by March 15 in order to be eligible for benefits in the event of a disaster. ...
CSVFD buying fire truck (03/12/10)
CANEY SPRINGS - Directors of the fire department here decided this week that their fire chief should be authorized to buy a fire truck, the first one for the newest fire department in Marshall County. County Commissioner E.W. Hill, chairman of the fire department's Board of Directors, said on Sunday that Caney Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Paul Rigsby had found a fire engine and related equipment...
Town dropping state planners to hire its own (03/12/10)
CHAPEL HILL -- Aldermen on Monday authorized the town administrator to tell the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that they're canceling their contract for a planning and zoning consultant because it's not serving the town. Other decisions made by the Chapel Hill Board of Mayor and Alderman at Police and Fire Department headquarters included: Postponing purchase of a fire truck and bidding a sewer extension; Renewing city insurance at a discounted premium; and setting 4 p.m. ...
Privatization considered for L'burg trash service (03/12/10)
Faced with uncertainty because the state's not decided whether Cedar Ridge Landfill must be closed, Lewisburg's City Council is on the verge of hiring a company to collect and dispose of residents' trash. "We're ready to take the worry out of it and save you some money by privatizing it," said Gerry Burke, Tennessee Area Municipal Services Manager for Republic Services, the parent company for Allied Waste, which operates the landfill north of Murfreesboro...
Council offers $500 reward to catch vandals (03/12/10)
Lewisburg's City Council has donated $500 to Crime Stoppers so there's a reward for information leading to the arrest of vandals who desecrated the military tribute that names three Marshal County men who died for their country combating terror. While addressing the Council on Tuesday night, Police Chief Chuck Forbis displayed the plaque that was recovered from Rock Creek by a city firefighter on Monday morning. ...
Stalking charge reduced in settlement (03/12/10)
SHELBYVILLE - A settlement was reached this week in the case of a National Guardsman accused of stalking a minor. Andy Lynn Wallace, 35, of Nashville Highway, Lewisburg, entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a single charge of misdemeanor stalking, amended from a charge of aggravated stalking...
Obituary: John Everette McCord Jr. (03/12/10)
John Everette McCord Jr., 83, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. McCord was a native of Marshall County. He served his country in the Army during World War II. He retired from Inter City Products and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Obituary: Sarah Elizabeth Pauline Odom (03/12/10)
Sarah Elizabeth Pauline Odom, 95, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 8, 2010, following an extended illness. Mrs. Odom was a native of Cannon County. She was a member of Burt Baptist Church, and was retired from Colonial Corp. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer Mack Todd and Stella Emmaline Williams Todd, and husband, Raleigh Thomas Odom...
Public records (03/12/10)
Confehr: New twist on old tale of no exit (03/12/10)
Installation of a door paddle lever on the front and center door to the Marshall County Courthouse Annex last week reminded me of getting locked in the Franklin County Courthouse in Winchester one night in the 1980s. The reason for my ungainly situation - other than the fact that the door was locked - is long forgotten. ...
Valentine: Bipartisanship a waste of time (03/12/10)
As I've often said, this is a kamikaze congress. It's apparent they understand all too well that their power is for the short term. They plan to do as much damage as they can before November. Now it appears Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is riding shotgun...
Letter: Help fight multiple sclerosis (03/12/10)
To the Editor I live in Lewisburg and I am one of the millions of people who have joined the movement to end multiple sclerosis. Every hour someone is diagnosed with MS, a chronic disease of the central nervous system for which there is no cure. Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from moving. Many have trouble imagining what their lives would be without the ability to move, but I know the effects of MS: I have MS...
Letter: Property tax penalty is silly (03/12/10)