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Stories from Friday, May 7, 2010

Utility rate hike anticipated here (05/07/10)
A rate hike is to be considered Thursday and again a week later by Lewisburg's Water and Wastewater Board of Directors, largely because of state and federal requirements for expansion of the sewage treatment plant. "I think there will be a rate increase, possibly," utility Superintendent Kenneth Carr said. "Due to economic conditions, we do not want to raise them any more than what is absolutely necessary, but we must support ourselves."...
Traffic death draws indictment (05/07/10)
Vehicular homicide and vehicular assault are among the more serious charges resulting in indictments last week from the Marshall County Grand Jury. Both are a result of two car crashes last year. Aureliano Orocio Baltazar, 19, of Huntsville, Ala. is charged with vehicular homicide and driving without a license. ...
Woman released with time served (05/07/10)
A woman - arrested in a drug bust by Cornersville Police last October - was free to go home with her family after she was sentenced last week. Tamira N. Thomas, 24, pleaded guilty in March to possession of marijuana. Last week, Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler sentenced Thomas to two years in prison, plus fines and costs, but only ordered her to spend 180 days in the Marshall County Jail. ...
Briefs (05/07/10)
Lewisburg Middle School has opened its greenhouse with plants for sale. Tomato plants, pepper plants, herbs, annuals, perennials, and flower baskets are all for sale. The prices are great and the plants are healthy. The hours of the sale are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The greenhouse will be open until plants sell out. It is located behind LMS and the Spot Lowe Vocational School. Call Kathy Stapleton at 359-1265 for more information...
Faith revealed in backyard dig (05/07/10)
Several years ago, Roy Allen dug a shell from his back yard where he's planted a garden. He set the shell on a concrete slab, left it there a couple of years and then brought it into his house with some rocks. After a while, he looked at the shell. It was about 2 a.m. His wife called to him saying, "Put those rocks down and come back to bed."...
Schools: Jobs seem safe, budget cuts hard (05/07/10)
No one's job in the school system is slated for elimination - yet. That's according to discussion during the School Board's "brainstorming" session Monday evening. No conclusions were reached on where to cut costs, but discussion revealed a serious shortage of money...
Donations sought to help recovery from Metro flood (05/07/10)
A truck was expected to leave Lewisburg today with supplies to help the Nashville flood victims, and another will go next week. Nashville Mayor Carl Dean stresses that his city needs large quantities of generators, diapers, bottled water, baby formula, cleaning supplies, rubber gloves, wet-vacs, brooms, and mops...
City budget not yet balanced (05/07/10)
With no plan for a property tax rate hike, Lewisburg leaders face a budget with proposed spending greater than revenues and the shortfall is more than $373,000, City Hall officials have explained. "We've taken our basic expenditures - salaries and utilities and such, and we're short," City Manager Eddie Fuller said Wednesday as he reviewed the agenda for Tuesday night's meting of the City Council...
Roof repaired, clocks preserved (05/07/10)
With only a few "touch ups" left on the roof, restoration of the top of the Marshall County Courthouse was finished late last month. Chase Construction, the general contractor had the $410,770 contract. Project manager Billy Gatlin spoke about the job last week with architect James Kennon and Jennifer Henriksen, a historical consultant...
Decoration days listing (05/07/10)
Public records (05/07/10)
Lady Rockets march on (05/07/10)
The Forrest Lady Rockets took care of business Thursday night in the opening round of the District 9-A Tournament, dismantling Eagleville 10-0 in six innings. Just one night after being honored on Senior Night, Shelby Stinnett and Rachel Curtis once again displayed the post-season fire that has been the hallmark of their careers...
Confehr: Reflecting on mothers, Capt. Ben, Bible study (05/07/10)
"For all that you have done for England." Those words are inside the cover of a pocket edition of the New Testament given to my mother. Her grandmother wrote the words after World War II in the gift from one Episcopalian to another for supporting Bundles for Britain...