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Stories from Friday, April 23, 2010

CHS retaining wall deemed unsafe (04/23/10)
A retaining wall at Cornersville High School's baseball field hasn't been replaced, even though the school board approved a bid for the work at its March meeting, and the elected leaders apparently thought the contractor would start immediately. Board members agreed they wanted the unsafe, old wall, made from cross ties and rebar, to be replaced with a safe, concrete structure as soon as possible. ...
VFD standards sought by MCC; funding discussed (04/23/10)
The Marshall County's Budget and Emergency Management committees voted Monday to have the department's director examine volunteer fire departments and make a recommendation regarding volunteer services' qualification for county funding. Commissioner Seth Warf, chairman of the EMA committee, reported allegations have been brought to commissioners that South Marshall Volunteer Fire Department has been dispatched 10 times, but went out once and that's developed questions including whether there are guidelines for county funding.. ...
Board pleased with report (04/23/10)
Marshall County school board members got some good news about students' progress and great strides by the school system in general. The Chapel Hill Lions Club, through its non-profit dictionary project, will be giving a dictionary to every third grader at Chapel Hill Elementary School. Nearly 132 have been provided this year...
Obituary: Charlie Clay Rogers Jr. (04/23/10)
Charlie Clay "Yark" Rogers Jr., 85, of Normandy, formerly of the Wheel Community, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma after an extended illness. Mr. Rogers was a native of Bedford County. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was a long-time member of the Bedford County Board of Commissioners, and owned and operated the Rogers Grocery in Wheel for many years. Mr. Rogers was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church...
Confehr: Speeches, write-ins improve elections (04/23/10)
Two developments in local elections crossed the news desk this week here on the south side of Lewisburg's public square. First, a caller suggested that what's sometimes called the talking rock be moved from Berlin Spring to the Courthouse lawn so candidates could again stand there and deliver a stump speech. Since yesterday was the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, it only seems right to use a rock instead of chopping a tree down so a politician would have a stump to stand on...
Write-in campaign set for school board (04/23/10)
One write-in candidate for the Marshall County School Board has asked the Election Commission to count paper ballots cast for his election, thereby almost assuring him a seat on that panel in September. The candidate is Robert L. "R.L." Williams, a former county commissioner who's served on the county Budget Committee, and who's also been Lewisburg's stormwater coordinator as the city moved toward compliance with the Clean Water Act...
City code no fun for Fun World (04/23/10)
A new business on Lewisburg's public square has been advised of a city restriction after the businessman invested money in his business plan. A sign at the south side of the square on the door of Fun World tells the story: "The City of Lewisburg has advised us that if you are under 15 years of age you cannot enter the arcade without written consent of a parent of guardian, per city manager...
Council to be on the Web (04/23/10)
Digital video recordings of Lewisburg City Council meetings are to start May 11 because of a vote last week by the Council that's to be displayed on the city's Internet Web site. "Do we get make-up people?" Mayor Barbara Woods asked playfully as she started discussion on the subject raised by Councilman Ronald McRady who explained why he brought it up...
L-burg Alliance exploring options on increasing traffic (04/23/10)
From charter to chalk, the Lewisburg Downtown Alliance continued to lay plans Tuesday night on how to draw visitors and businesses to the Courthouse Square. The group met in the Corner Café and reached a consensus that members should capitalize on the String Fling music show to be held in Rock Creek Park on May 15, and monthly Cruise In car shows starting May 28 on the Square...
142 hired at job fair; 33 jobs still open (04/23/10)
More than 81 percent of 175 jobs funded with government money were filled during the Job Fair at the Lewisburg Recreation Center on Tuesday. And more jobs are to be filled, according to Tia Anderson, project manager at the state Career Center in Lewisburg where she said on Thursday, "A lot of employers have to wait for background checks."...
Briefs (04/23/10)
A local club is being formed for the purpose of promoting beekeeping. Anyone in Marshall, Maury, Bedford and adjoining counties who is interested is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. The first meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p.m Tuesday, June 1, at the Fire Hall in Chapel Hill. For more information e-mail Jim Garrison at jimg1850@live.com...
Catalpa News (04/23/10)
Hello again to all my readers. Seems like we have had a touch of Locust Winter this past weekend. With all the maple "helicopters" flying, it looks like it has snowed around our house. We had a pretty good crowd at church last Sunday. We were glad to have Evan Watson with us. We miss his family worshipping with us now and are glad to have any of them come when they can...
The Bethbirei Presbyterian Church turns 200 (04/23/10)
The Bethbirei Presbyterian Church is on the eve of celebrating its bicentennial, and the congregation couldn't be more pleased and proud. As church member and former secretary, Pauline Perryman once boasted, "If we stick around until 2010, we will be celebrating 200 years as a church."...
Catalpa Cooking (04/23/10)
Petersburg Piddlings (04/23/10)
We have been several weeks now without rain. The clay dirt in Fuss Hollow is cracking open already, bringing back memories of the long drought we went through in recent years. I hope we have some good rain soon. Even so, the grass and weeds are taking off...
Tyrades! Tyree Turns 50! (04/23/10)
Random thoughts on reaching the Big Five-Oh. I know people mean well, but I really don't take much encouragement from phrases such as "You're still just a boy" or "Age is just a number." ("Just like cholesterol is just a number and -- hey, quit clutching your chest!")...
Horvath hurls, hits Rockets to victory (04/23/10)
Forrest freshman Zach Horvath, who pitched back-to-back no-hitters in middle school last season, did some more double dipping Thursday night for the Rockets versus Columbia Academy, pitching six innings of four-hit ball and bashing the go-ahead homerun in the third inning, leading his team to a 9-2 win...