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Stories from Friday, March 19, 2010

Leaders face night of wine and garbage (03/19/10)
The Marshall County Commission meeting Monday night might be dubbed the night of wine and garbage, given a couple of important topics for the county's future. "We're trying to find anything that would bring tourism and new business to Marshall County and vineyards have become more and more popular," Commissioner Mary Ann Neill said...
Schools, worker settle claim (03/19/10)
A Lewisburg man has won a monetary settlement after the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission mediated his complaint against the Board of Education. Carl Lee, 62, of Austin Road, received a form letter from then-director of schools Stan Curtis last June, stating that his contract would not be renewed. Lee had worked for the schools' maintenance department since May 2003...
Spivey challenging Bass for House seat (03/19/10)
Marshall County Commission Chairman Billy Spivey on Thursday announced he's a candidate for the Republican nomination to run for the state's 65th District House seat now held by Rep. Eddie Bass. Without other candidates in the Aug. 5 primaries, the Lewisburg Republican will face the Giles County Democrat in the Nov. 2 general election when Tennessee voters will be electing a new governor and a congressman for this area...
Neill, White not running for re-election (03/19/10)
With the announcement Thursday that Marshall County's commission chairman is running for the state House of Representatives, the number of county commissioners who leave open seats for the Aug. 5 election is now seven. That's nearly 39 percent of the 18-member commission. There are now 35 people who have obtained petitions to run for the 18 seats, but they include at least one who won't be filing. Noon April 1 is the deadline for candidates to file petitions with the election office...
Catalpa Cooking (03/19/10)
Briefs (03/19/10)
The March of Dimes Tennis Bash will be held Saturday, April 3, at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. For further information, or to register by phone, call Rex Richardson at 359-7805 or 619-7805. The Genesco Employee Reunion will be held Saturday, April 17, at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. For more information, call Gene Parsons at 359-5175...
Catalpa news (03/19/10)
Hello again! Let me start off with an apology. I had the date wrong for the singing at Odd Fellows Hall. I should have written March 19, instead of March 12. I'm sorry if I caused you a trip for nothing. If you go this Friday night you will be glad you did...
Atlanta woman pleads guilty (03/19/10)
A young woman from Atlanta who was arrested here in last fall on drug charges pleaded guilty in Circuit Court Wednesday. Tamira Thomas, 24, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance in a drug-free school zone, a Class C felony...
New math books might be bought (03/19/10)
The school system might make a big investment in new math books for all elementary and secondary students next year. The school board's budget committee met earlier this month and heard a request from the supervisors of instruction - Becky Hill and Beverly Miller - for $100,000 for new mathematics texts next year. The new books are needed to teach math to the new standards laid down by the Tennessee Diploma Project...
City working with IDB for employment (03/19/10)
Lewisburg's City Council and its Industrial Development Board are scheduled for a brainstorming session on Tuesday afternoon, according to the IDB chairman. "We're having a workshop. We haven't met together in some time, so it's time to get together and share ideas and support Terry (Wallace, the industrial development director) in what he's doing to recruit industry for the city," IDB Chairman Eddie Wiles said Wednesday...
Reportage responsibility debated by city council (03/19/10)
There were differences of opinion among Lewisburg councilmen last week over who should be reporting on progress toward satisfying a state order on storm water management. A chief concern was whether storm water coordinator Corey Pleas should be required to report to the Council, or whether that's the responsibility of City Manager Eddie Fuller. It was the second monthly meeting in a row where councilmen focused on storm water...
Big ballot anticipated for Aug. 5 election (03/19/10)
With nearly 100 candidates' names to be presented on the Aug. 5 ballot, Marshall County's Election Commission is ready for more work this year. Meanwhile, the commission has a new member and chairman as the previous chairman passed last year and another member was verified by the state. Still another member has indicated she will resign...
Obituary: Joe Phillip Boaz (03/19/10)
Joe Phillip Boaz, 59, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Mr. Boaz was raised in his childhood home of Parsons, Tenn. He was a graduate of Union University. In 1989 he moved his family to Lewisburg, where he continued as a dedicated member and deacon of the First Assembly of God for over 20 years. He served for 30 years in the Army National Guard Reserves, where he retired as a Lt. Colonel. He also worked for the state of Tennessee as a bank examiner for 23 years...
Obituary: Ivie Lou Smith (03/19/10)
Ivie Lou Smith, 76, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Smith was a native of Chapel Hill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Harmon and Lou Emma Wright Griggs; brothers, Otis and Ewing Griggs; and one nephew...
Valentine: One mistake doesn't deserve another (03/19/10)
There's a little non-descript office in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It's just down the street from the municipal building. Inside there's a white metal file cabinet. Locked in the bottom drawer is a three-ring binder that holds the bonds for Social Security. It's $2.5 trillion in bonds, give or take a few million. This is our collective nest egg. In essence, it's a three-ring binder full of IOUs...
Confehr: Staggered terms gets support in readership (03/19/10)
We have reaction from one reader to another readers' idea on staggered terms for Marshall County commissioners. It will be hard to improve upon this situation when it comes to the community dialog on our opinion page, so my fellow Americans, mark your calendars...