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Stories from Friday, May 21, 2010

County added to disaster list (05/21/10)
Excessive rain three weeks ago has led to a disaster declaration for Marshall County that comes with state and federal assistance for ground water testing and reconstruction of roads and buildings. Giles, Pickett and Cannon counties were added to the rest of Middle Tennessee that was damaged by flooding April 30-May 2, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency announcement on Wednesday...
Ambulance breakdowns concern commission (05/21/10)
When there's an emergency, there's an expectation that a working ambulance will be dispatched, but it's not always so, according to discussion during an ambulance committee meeting this week when the topic was budget cuts. "I've had ambulances break down with patients in them," Lawrence County Emergency Medical Services Director Scott Storey said while explaining one of his solutions to that problem is to lease ambulances toward their purchase over several years...
Will election offer opportunity? Bedford landfill to be closed (05/21/10)
With at least a third to possibly more than half of the Marshall County Commission changing in September because of the Aug. 5 election, a top leader with Waste Management has realized at least the prospect of such change could lead to an opportunity for a different expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill...
Schools budget director Wiles resigns (05/21/10)
An essential department's director resigned this week at the Marshall County Schools Central Office, thereby foreshadowing far-reaching challenges for the Board of Education. Budget Director Janet Wiles submitted a letter of resignation to Schools Director Roy Dukes on Tuesday, and e-mailed a copy to school board members. Wiles' resignation follows the Board's approval of Dukes' organizational chart on Monday...
Tyrades! DC Comics Turns 75! (05/21/10)
According to Australia's The Age newspaper, on May 29 DC Comics will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a special event in Melbourne's Federation Square. They're trying to set a Guinness World Record for the number of people dressed as super heroes...
Petersburg Piddlings (05/21/10)
What a great week! We had lots of rain with some sunshine in between. I hope we are having a break now so everyone can get hay cut. I went to a whole hog barbeque at Joe and Kay Talley's this past Saturday. We made it through the tornado warning and downpour and still had a great time. ...
Local man's poetry published (05/21/10)
A Lewisburg man persevered against daunting odds to achieve one of his goals, publishing a book of poetry. Ricardo A. Owens' book "Abstract Beyond Vizion," was released on May 2. There is a copy in the Marshall County Memorial Library now, and the book can be purchased from Amazon.com and other online booksellers...
184 jobs paid with federal stimulus money (05/21/10)
The Marshall County Job Creation Recovery Program is now paying wages and benefits to 184 employees hired since the first job fair on April 20 with dozens of positions filled Wednesday because of a second job fair. That's the word from Paige Liggett, spokeswoman for the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance office. Its second job fair was at the Career Center in the Columbia State Community College building on South Ellington Parkway...
Retired Oiler tells graduates about real life (05/21/10)
The three high schools in Marshall County have milestones for the lives of their seniors tonight, tomorrow and last night as graduation ceremonies include last steps for those students who face the rest of their lives next week. Such events are not lost to the students or those with words of encouragement from their ranks and, in the case of Forrest High School, a returning graduate, Steve Turner, who grew up to play football for the Houston Oilers, a coach at Franklin High and Grassland Middle schools in Williamson County as well as a school resource officer at the Nashville School of Arts after patrolling Metro streets as a motorcycle cop for 16 years.. ...
Briefs (05/21/10)
The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will present its 40th Annual Spring Fun Show from Thursday, May 27 to Saturday, May 29, starting at 6 p.m. nightly. The show will be held, rain or shine, in the historic outdoor arena. There are 52 classes for the three-night event, and 11 classes are Riders' Cup with double points. ...
Chapel Hill news (05/21/10)
Showers pleads guilty to theft (05/21/10)
A former Marshall County resident, who was indicted 12 years ago, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of theft over $10,000. Christopher T. Showers, 41, of South Daytona, Fla., was indicted by the Marshall County grand jury in May 1998 when the indictment detailed 67 separate instances in which Showers allegedly charged items to the account of Martin Plant Services, then his employer, and kept them for himself...
Catalpa News (05/21/10)
Catalpa Cooking (05/21/10)
PINK SALAD 1 cup sugar 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1 (12 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained 2 cups frozen strawberries, thawed and drained 3 bananas, diced 1 (8 oz.) box Cool Whip Mix all together; keep refrigerated. PINEAPPLE-COCONUT PIE...
First Cruise-In set for May 29 (05/21/10)
The popular Cruise-Ins that started last year return to the Courthouse Square at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 29. Cruise-Ins will continue throughout the summer, on the last Saturday of every month, with the last one on Sept. 25. Stroll around the square and see the many beautiful classic and custom cars of all vintages and vote for your favorite car in the People's Choice Awards...
TSSAA State Sectionals-MCHS softball game is postponed until 5:00 p.m. Saturday (05/21/10)
Softball Class-A, Forrest at Summertown, 5:30 p.m. Class-AA, Marshall Co. at Greenbrier, 5:00 p.m. (Saturday)
Obituary: James W. Connelly (05/21/10)
James W. Connelly, 88, of Chapel Hill, formerly of Maury County, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in Lewisburg. Mr. Connelly was born in Maury County and was a son of the late William O'Neal and Maggie Jones Connelly. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy. Mr. Connelly was a farmer and was also a retired crane operator, having retired in 1984 from Union Carbide Company of Columbia. He was a member and deacon at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Marshall County...
Public records (05/21/10)
Marriage Licenses Vernon Simon Cadwell and Brittany Hope Crane; William Paul Davis and Jennifer Sue Henry; Danny Owen Farmer and Linda Faye King Holder; Michael Keith Stafford and Tammy Renee Davis Welch. Business Listings 50's and Fiddles, 106 W. Church St, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Donald D. ...
Valentine: Rand's vision coming to fruition (05/21/10)
In Ayn Rand's classic Atlas Shrugged the United States reaches a point where the "moochers" and the "looters" have taken over Washington. In turn, they begin dismantling capitalism. The "producers" mysteriously disappear one by one. It's a 53-year-old story that so frighteningly parallels today that certain passages of the book will make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end...
Guest column: Cockfighting shouldn't be a felony (05/21/10)
OK, let's try to have a little balance in our views on cockfighting. It is not my kind of enjoyment, but ... I am a little turned off by the self-righteous tone of animal rights advocates. Is the life of a cockfighting rooster more miserable than a fattened hen who spends her whole life confined to a commercial coop, then has her feet tied to a wire and her head chopped off at Tyson Foods so we can have a healthy diet?...
Letter: Flood response was hartwarming (05/21/10)
Dear Editor, What a joy it is to live in a County where people are so generous to their neighbors. While watching the news conference about the flood, Mayor Dean mentioned the specific things they needed to start the clean up of Tennessee after the huge rainfall and flood of 17 counties. Since we here in Marshall County were not hit so hard I felt the need to send help because I had personal experience with a flood in Illinois...