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Stories from Friday, July 2, 2010

Stimulus jobs still available (07/02/10)
Dozens of federal stimulus jobs remain available through the Marshall County Recovery Program managed by Tennessee's Career Center at the Columbia State Community College campus in Lewisburg. That's according to a recent tally from Tia Anderson, manager of the program. Paige Liggett, spokeswoman for the South Central Tennessee Workforce Board based in Columbia interpreted some of the recent statistics...
Mayoral candidates debate next Friday night (07/02/10)
The moderator for the Marshall County Tribune's Candidates Debate one week from tonight makes a distinction between that event on Lewisburg's public square and the forum being conducted by the Chamber of Commerce at the city's Recreation Center on Saturday...
Annex temp tops 100 without HVAC (07/02/10)
Several weeks will pass before a particular part is manufactured and sent to Lewisburg to finalize repairs to the air conditioning units that failed at the Marshall County Courthouse Annex last weekend. That's according to County Budget Director Freda Terry who reported what she was told by Sheldon Davis, county building maintenance director when he was unavailable to explain since he was apparently repairing that breakdown and others...
Tyrades! Are They Ready For Some Football? (07/02/10)
According to the Reuters news agency, the National Football League is beefing up its efforts to spread American football to foreign fans. The NFL created an international division in 1996. So far they've played regular season games only in Great Britain, Canada, and Mexico; but unless the league fumbles with its renewed mission, that's going to be the tip of the iceberg...
Public works collection ends (07/02/10)
Lewisburg is approaching a milestone in its service to city residents. Next week, trash collection services will be conducted by Allied Waste, the private hauler with Middle Point Sanitary Landfill north of Murfreesboro. The change comes with the start of the fiscal year and a new budget adopted by the City Council. Announcements about the pending change on Monday have been issued recently, but the decision was made several months ago...
Crime reports (07/02/10)
National Guard units returning Saturday (07/02/10)
NASHVILLE - Two more units of the Tennessee National Guard's 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment are to arrive back in Tennessee on Saturday, just in time to celebrate Independence Day on home turf. The two units are Lewisburg's "G" Troop of the 278th Support Squadron and the 181st Forward Support Company, headquartered in Athens. Each unit has about 125 soldiers returning...
Briefs (07/02/10)
Lewisburg Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring their annual Independence Day 5K Run & Walk, starting with registration at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 3. Race time is 7 a.m. They are also sponsoring a Fun Doubles Tennis Tournament on Saturday, July 3. Adult division begins at 9 a.m.; youth division at 12:30 p.m. The tournament benefits MCHS tennis teams...
Hopkins named citizen of year (07/02/10)
A man who has spent most of his life helping other people in the community was named Citizen of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast Thursday. Robert P. Hopkins III, known to everyone as Bob, has been with the Emergency Management Agency for 46 years, and head of it for about 30...
Commissioners' salary reduction discontinued (07/02/10)
If two commissioners voted differently at their monthly meeting this week, candidates running to become commissioners on Aug. 5 would be paid less than normal. By a vote of 10-6, the Marshall County Commission declined to extend a self-imposed pay cut that ended yesterday. They cut their pay months ago to raise money for volunteer fire departments...
Farmers face dead period for disposal of carcasses (07/02/10)
SHELBYVILLE - An on-again, off-again six-month interim solution to the problem of livestock carcass removal is apparently on - but it will leave a two-week period in early July during which Bedford County farmers will have to worry about livestock disposal on their own...
Catalpa Cooking (07/02/10)
FRESH BLACKBERRY COBBLER Melt 1 stick oleo in deep Pyrex dish. Cook blackberries with 2/3 cup sugar. I used about 3 cups raw berries. Mix 1 cup sugar, cup milk, and 1 cup self-rising flour, sifted. Pour batter on top of melted butter, then spoon blackberries carefully on top of this. Do not stir -- crust will come to the top. Bake at 350-degrees for about 1 hour, or until crust is brown...
Catalpa News (07/02/10)
Happy Fourth of July everyone! Hope you all are safe and enjoy this holiday. It will be a special time for lots of folks around Petersburg. The National Guard from this area should be home after spending time in Iraq. We are all glad that they are back home...
Obituary: Victor De La Sancha (07/02/10)
Victor De La Sancha, 81, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at his residence. Mr. De La Sancha was a native of Mexico. He was a farmer and made his home in Lewisburg. He is survived by six daughters, and five sons, all of Mexico. Locally, he has one son, Niceforo De La Sancha of Lewisburg. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Obituary: Gladys Lee Ring Scritchfield Bramlett (07/02/10)
Gladys Lee Ring Scritchfield Bramlett, 86, of Gainesville, Ga., died Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Mrs. Bramlett was born March 21, 1924, in the Caney Spring Community of Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Cecil and Nellie Osteen Ring. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for over 50 years, where she taught Sunday School and sang alto in the choir. Mrs. Bramlett was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her...
Obituary: Percy McDill Rhea Sr. (07/02/10)
Percy McDill Rhea Sr., 87, of Roanoke, Va. and Lewisburg, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Mr. Rhea was a native of Fayetteville, and son of the late Felix Shelton Rhea and Lillie McDill Rhea. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He owned and operated Rhea's Shoe Store for 48 1/2 years on the square in Lewisburg. He was a member of the Lewisburg First Presbyterian Church...
Obituary: Anthony Eugene James (07/02/10)
Anthony Eugene James, 57, of Lewisburg, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 28, 2010. He was the owner and CEO of A.J. Medical Services in Lewisburg, Chapel Hill and Petersburg. He is survived by his wife, Norma James, and son, A.J. Junior, both of Lewisburg; mother, Imogene James of Antioch; sisters, Ramona (Jim) King of Indianapolis, Ind. and Deatrice (David) Swett of Nashville; brother, Raymondo (Erica) James of Memphis; and stepsister, Lolita (Ivan) Kelso of Smyrna...
Obituary: Keith Clifton (07/02/10)
Keith Clifton, 60, of the Diana Community, died Monday, June 28, 2010, in Hillside Hospital. Mr. Clifton was a Marshall County native and son of the late Carl Clifton and Janie Fox Clifton of Diana. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patty Clifton of Diana; daughter, Kelly Clifton of Murfreesboro; granddaughter, Eizley Childers of Murfreesboro; three brothers, Gary Clifton of Pulaski, Terry Lynn Clifton of McBurg, and Lanny Clifton of Diana; and two sisters, Carlette Vincent of Diana and Susan Holley of Cornersville.. ...
Obituary: Andrew Kelsey Walker (07/02/10)
Andrew Kelsey Walker, 36, of Columbia, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Mr. Walker was born in Maury County and grew up in Giles County. He was the son of Fate Walker of Lynnville and Susie Hobbs Guerrero of Lewisburg. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Suzette Dunavant Walker, son, Lafayette Wade Walker, and daughter, Brittany Ann Walker, all of Columbia; one brother, Kevin (Meredith) Walker of Lynnville; and one sister, Kimberly (Chad) Roder of Linden...
Confehr: Ridley Boys had a strong following for five decades (07/02/10)
There's a pretty good story going around the county that's begging for a comparison with the Ridley Brothers' political leadership in Smyrna during the decades after World War II. Smyrna had an Air Force base to train bomber pilots and military purposes continue there. It's where 125-130 soldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment are returning Saturday morning. One of the Ridley brothers was an intelligence officer during the WWII and one worked for a general. They thought tactically...
Letter: Candidates should debate (07/02/10)
To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I heard that the candidates for Marshall County sheriff had collectively decided to refuse to participate in the upcoming political debate being sponsored by this newspaper. This rumor was confirmed by the article that ran in the June 22nd edition...