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Stories from Friday, April 2, 2010

Census jobs still open for local residents (04/02/10)
COLUMBIA - Job applications were still being taken at the Census Bureau here when the office manager was planning counts at jails, college dorms, nursing homes and other such places. Local Census Office Manager Ronald Lindsey was pleased to report recently that the rate of return for census forms in the 18 counties he oversees was the best among all 10 regions of Tennessee...
Petersburg Piddlings (04/02/10)
I guess we need to revise the old saying to "March showers bring April flowers," as everything has started blooming and is giving cars a dusting of yellow. Harold and Bonnie Davis have onions and cabbage up and doing well and Barbara Hargrove is already working with her plants, flowers and shrubs...
Kelso distiller might bottle here (04/02/10)
KELSO - This unincorporated community several miles east of Fayetteville is building on its reputation as having a distillery that produces rum, and as sales grow there's a distinct possibility that the business will need to automate its bottling process...
Fugitive, captured in Fla., now in county jail (04/02/10)
A Florida man who's been a fugitive from Marshall County for nearly 12 years was booked into jail here last week. Christopher T. Showers, 41, of South Daytona, Fla., was indicted by the Marshall County Grand Jury in May 1998 on theft and forgery charges...
Catalpa News (04/02/10)
Spring is definitely in the air around Catalpa. Trees, bushes and flowers are all in full bloom. What a wonderful sight to behold. It will soon be gardening and grass-mowing time again. With all the warm days and rain that we have been having, it won't be far off, I'm sure...
Catalpa Cooking (04/02/10)
County commission seeks utility savings (04/02/10)
Marshall County commissioners seem favorably impressed with a proposal from an international electric facilities company to blend a federal grant with financial savings from more efficient equipment to stabilize costs now and save money in the future...
Record unemployment usually followed by state help (04/02/10)
Tennessee counties that have the dubious distinction of having the highest unemployment rate have been helped by the state through a program that's attributed to Gov. Phil Bredesen. Recognizing that Marshall County now has the highest unemployment rate in the state, Tony Beyer, a retired banker and member of the South Central Tennessee Workforce Board, explained on Tuesday the way Bredesen's idea has helped other counties...
Briefs (04/02/10)
Parents of school-age children: Under a new Tennessee immunization requirement, children entering 7th grade in 2010 will be required to have a Tdap and Varicella booster. The Health Department will offer any required school immunizations free of charge. Public Health Week is April 5-9, 2010. For more information, contact the Marshall County Health Department at 359-1551...
Crime reports (04/02/10)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with public intoxication Arrested and charged with domestic assault Turned herself in on a warrant for domestic assault Charged with assault on another jail inmate Arrested and charged with driving under the influence...
Energy-savings proposed for county schools (04/02/10)
Several county commissioners last week considered a proposal that would make energy-saving upgrades to the school buildings without costing any extra taxpayer dollars. Kirk Whittington of Siemens Building Technologies Division, who has been working with the school board for months, made a presentation during the County Commission's Education Committee meeting in the Courthouse Annex on March 25...
Obituary: Hester Marie Ray Anderson (04/02/10)
Hester Marie Ray Anderson, 90, of Lewisburg, formerly of Huntsville, Ala., died Monday, March 29, 2010, at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Fla. Born on February 18, 1920, in Hurricane Creek, Ala., Marie was one of 12 children of Morgan and Beatrice Ray. Her profession was that of a beloved wife for 66 years and mother of three...
Public records (04/02/10)
Valentine: ObamaCare 'attacks' nothing but hysterics (04/02/10)
I was reading a piece in the New York Times by Frank Rich. Now, I've heard some hysterical hyperbole regarding the recent threats against congressmen in the wake of ObamaCare passing but Rich takes the cake. He compared the threats to Germany's infamous Kristallnacht. ...
Tyrades! Forget "Secret Boss"! It's "Secret Underling"! (04/02/10)
CBS has a breakout hit with the new reality show "Secret Boss," in which corporate CEOs go incognito and hobnob with their rank-and-file employees. I think they could have an even bigger success with "Secret Underling," in which a low-level worker (call him Joe Sixpack) disguises himself and infiltrates the executive suite...
Confehr: Public service is always complex (04/02/10)