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Stories from Friday, May 14, 2010

Edge of homelessness: Outreach found in Shelbyville (05/14/10)
Women and children are the face of homelessness in Marshall County and across America, according to social workers, volunteers at shelters and some Lewisburg ladies who've been helping Bobbie Jo Roland. She was at the edge of homelessness in the back seat of a sheriff's patrol car last winter. She couldn't stay where she was, but a place was found at Haven of Hope in Tullahoma for Bobbie Jo and her two children...
County pay cuts seen as option to balance budget (05/14/10)
Getting paid less per hour is better than unpaid furloughs, according to the chairman of Marshall County's Budget Committee who's endorsing a suggestion stated publicly by the county's chief building inspector. Don Nelson, who's leading the building and codes office with planning and zoning responsibilities, made the suggestion several weeks ago during a discussion with county commissioners who last year sought to cut spending by shortening the county work-week...
Schools document leaked (05/14/10)
A Marshall County schools' document - provided only to school board members at their meeting Monday - was faxed anonymously to the Tribune on Tuesday. Schools Director Roy Dukes withheld release of a copy of an organizational chart for the schools central office on the grounds that the board had not approved it. On Wednesday, he said he prepared the chart that shows jobs in a chain of command...
Lynnville notes (05/14/10)
Greetings from Lynnville Tennessee! Hope everyone is making plans to attend the "Quilt Show" and "Luncheon" to be held in Lynnville on Saturday, May 15, at the Lynnville Municipal Building and C. T. Reid Theater. Anyone with quilts may put them in the quilt show for everyone to see. ...
Petersburg Piddlings (05/14/10)
I think it is finally going to be hot! I don't know about everyone else, but I have been waiting on all our "winters" to be over so I can at least put one seasonal wardrobe away for a while. I spent most of this week with my Daddy getting the ground worked for our garden. ...
Tyrades! The Only Good Poet... (05/14/10)
According to the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, the founder of the Dead Poets Society of America has embarked on a 22-state tour of cemeteries to spur creation of a Dead Poets Remembrance Day on October 7 of each year. (October 7 is the anniversary of the death of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe, of course, is known for poems such as "The Raven," "The Bells," "Annabel Lee," "If It's Yellow, It's Mellow," etc.)...
Briefs (05/14/10)
AYSO Soccer Sign-Ups will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 22, May 29, and June 12, at the Soccer Field Pavilion on Spring Place Road, Lewisburg. For more information, call Ronda Farmer at 359-9184, e-mail AaronRossJones@aol.com, or check the Web site www.ayso.org...
Catalpa Cooking (05/14/10)
Second Job Fair scheduled Tuesday (05/14/10)
Federal economic stimulus money is available for 62 jobs through September, so a second government-funded Job Fair will be held in Lewisburg. Applicants who've already signed up should go to the Columbia State Community College, 980 S. Ellington Parkway, on Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m...
Find ways to stretch your food budget (05/14/10)
Another way to stretch food budget dollars is now available in Marshall County, thanks to two churches participating in Angel Food Ministries. "We want more people to know," according to a member of the First Baptist "hunger committee" who declined to be named. "It's a way to get low-cost food to people who need it."...
Council won't use reserves to balance city budget (05/14/10)
Lewisburg's councilmen oppose using reserve funds to close a $373,000 gap between revenues and operating costs in the city's proposed budget. As a result, when discussion on next year's city budget was opened on the first of three votes toward adoption, remarks were made indicating that first step might not be taken...
Acoustic Music Festival at Rock Creek Saturday (05/14/10)
What started in the backyard of a Chapel Hill-area resident has grown to become an acoustic musical festival rivaling what's heard from many Nashville stages. Started four years ago at Gary Francis' home on Horton Highway, the String Fling is moving to Lewisburg's Rock Creek Park on Saturday with a lineup of impressive musical talent...
District Tournament Schedules and Results (Updated) (05/14/10)
Softball District 12-AA First round: Marshall Co. 10, Spring Hill 0; East Hickman 3, Page 2; Lewis Co. 1, Hickman Co. 0; Fairview 7, Giles Co. 6 Tuesday: Marshall Co. 2, East Hickman 0; Page 3, Spring Hill 2; Hickman Co. 7, Giles Co. 3; Lewis Co. 1, Fairview 0 Wednesday: Page 6, East Hickman 2; Hickman Co. 4, Fairview 3 Thursday: Lewis Co. 10, Hickman 0 Marshall Co. 1, Page 0 Friday: Championship; Lewis County at Marshall County 5:30 pm
Obituary: Hazel Nadine Hayes Defoe (05/14/10)
Hazel Nadine Hayes Defoe, 83, of Cornersville, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Defoe was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Herman Macklin and Lillie Vance George Hayes. She owned and operated a children's day care business in Cornersville for several years and then retired from NHC Merihil as a nurse technician after 13 years. She was a member of Cornersville Church of Christ...
Obituary: Alma Lucille Filley (05/14/10)
Alma Lucille Filley, 97, of Cornersville, died Monday, May 10, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Filley was a native of Liberty, Neb. and daughter of the late Charles W. and Effie P. Crosier Dewey. She was in the education field for over 45 years teaching in Nebraska and Missouri before retiring and coming to live with her daughter and son-in-law in Cornersville. ...
Obituary: William Joseph Talley (05/14/10)
William "Bill" Joseph Talley, 64, of Lewisburg, died Monday, May 10, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Talley was a Marshall County native and son of the late Cecil and Rebecca McLain Talley. He was retired from International Comfort Products. He is survived by two daughters, Jessica Talley and Jenny Talley, both of Nashville; sister, Carolyn Hamilton of Lewisburg; two nephews and one niece...
Confehr: On police, personal safety, money (05/14/10)
State Rep. Eddie Bass (D-Prospect) was the scheduled speaker Thursday at a ceremony in Rock Creek Park where an honor guard of Columbia Police was again to be part of an annual recognition of Police Officers Memorial Week. It's May 9-15 and Lewisburg Mayor Barbara Woods signed a proclamation acknowledging the annual observance and encouraging city residents to support their police and attend the ceremony because police play an essential role in safeguarding rights and freedoms...
Valentine: Purging of GOP moderates begins (05/14/10)
The purging has begun. The Tea Party flexed its muscles in Utah as it ousted three-term Senator Bob Bennett in the Republican convention there. The predictable cries came from both the Democrats and Bennett himself. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said it was proof that the Republican Party has now been taken over by the far-right wing. ...