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Stories from Friday, April 16, 2010

175 jobs to be filled at job fair (04/16/10)
Up to 175 unemployed Marshall County residents who fit a few government standards ought to be able to get a job through a job fair at the Lewisburg Recreation Center on Tuesday next week. Gov. Phil Bredesen has allocated $3 million from federal economic stimulus funds that will pay 125 Marshall County residents' salaries through September when they're hired by private businesses, according to state spokesmen...
Petersburg, alderman settle federal case (04/16/10)
A Petersburg alderman has won his federal lawsuit against the town for ousting him from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Alderman Tony Nichols is the "prevailing party," so the defendants were ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Harry Mattice to pay court costs and legal fees in the case...
Good shots: Clinic held in parking lot (04/16/10)
Almost 80 Marshall County pets, mostly dogs, got their rabies shots at a "clinic" in the parking lot of the Tractor Supply Store last Saturday. "We do it for the community," said Chapel Hill Veterinary Services employee Jolynn. "It's for people who find it hard to get to the clinic."...
CSCC under investigation after fumes leak (04/16/10)
There's something of a standoff between Lewisburg and Columbia State Community College because carbon monoxide fumes sent at least 16 people to hospitals last week and suspended classes two days. The impasse that neither side can forseeably win boils down to liability, and both institutions are examining their agreement on the building and insurance policies, according to City Manager Eddie Fuller and a letter he received from the college's lawyer...
Catalpa Cooking (04/16/10)
CATALPA COOKING It's poke sallet time, and Mrs. Hastings wrote a poem about it, as well as giving some advice for cooking and freezing it. ODE TO POKE SALLET Now listen my friends and this is no joke, There's much to be said about a sallet called poke...
Tyrades! For Ronald McDonald: Golden Arches Or Gold Watch? (04/16/10)
Term limits for Mayor McCheese? A drive-thru shooting of the Hamburglar? A purple rain washing away Grimace? Yes, the unthinkable could come to pass if Corporate Accountability International gets its way. Citing children's health issues, the Boston-based nonprofit consumer rights group (Motto: "Over 10 billion frivolous lawsuits served") is staging protests on college campuses and outside McDonald's restaurants nationwide to force the company to retire longtime mascot Ronald McDonald...
Petersburg Piddlings (04/16/10)
It was good to chat with Frances Scott Murdock this past week. Frances' mother, Ms. Lois Scott, wrote the "Petersburg News" column in the paper for around 20 years after taking over for Ms. Willie Mae Scott when she moved to Shelbyville. Ms. Scott loved writing and hearing from home folks abroad or right here in Petersburg. ...
Catalpa News (04/16/10)
Hello again. Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather. Several people have already started their gardens and all of the trees and flowers are so pretty. This should be a good year for fruit if we don't get a late freeze. On Sunday, we had some of our family spend the day with us. Connie and Jim Davidson came down from Dickson for a visit and Sheila, Terry, Kami, and Shawnee came over after church. We all enjoyed cake and homemade ice cream for Kami's birthday...
Woman found guilty on drug charges (04/16/10)
A Lewisburg woman faces substantial jail time after being found guilty by a jury late Wednesday evening. Her trial began Monday morning. Tiffany Tena Davis, 33, was charged in an 18-count indictment alleging sale and delivery of crack cocaine on eight occasions in 2008 and 2009. Assistant District Attorney Eddie Barnard spent two and a half days painstakingly building the case for the jury of six men and six women...
Landfill appeals; city hires Allied (04/16/10)
To nobody's surprise, Waste Management has announced that it will appeal the state's refusal to permit expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill, the company said a day after Lewisburg hired another company to haul its trash. Allied Waste, one of Waste Management's competitors and the company that runs Middle Point Sanitary Landfill north of Murfreesboro, was awarded a $507,600 contract on Tuesday by Lewisburg's City Council for collection and disposal of city residents' waste...
Briefs (04/16/10)
Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic, a 501(c)(3), is open every Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 738B North Main St., Shelbyville. The clinic offers spay/neuter operations for all dogs and cats at a low price. For more information, call 931-684-5353, or visit www.mtsnc.org...
Confehr: Dinner middle day was terrific (04/16/10)
Dinner middle day was what Mom prepared on Sundays and so we looked forward to going home after church. There were also special Sundays to eat at a restaurant. One year, Dad was fascinated by Roy Rogers' chain of fast food restaurants just north of home...
Big day at plate propels Forrest over Spring Hill (04/16/10)
The Forrest Lady Rockets played host to Spring Hill in a non-conference match-up Thursday night at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill and made short work of the Lady Raiders in a five-inning 12-2 run-rule win. Forrest (12-2, 7-0) banged out 15 hits with the white-hot Brooke Herron leading the way with her second consecutive 3-3 game at the dish.