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Stories from Friday, July 16, 2010

Schools focus on new budget (07/16/10)
Marshall County Schools' budget for the upcoming school year was approved, then changed several times, in the course of a two-day school board meeting. The board met Monday, and recessed until Tuesday evening when a vote was taken and budget committee chairwoman Kristen Gold carried the budget to a meeting of the county commission's education committee. However, no action could be taken because that committee did not have a quorum...
Old faces will be seen in new places (07/16/10)
Two dozen men have applied for the job of football coach at Marshall County High School. Schools director Roy Dukes gave the school board this news as part of his director's report at the July board meeting this week. He also introduced the board to his new budget and finance director, Sheila Cook-Jones...
Schools' HQ personnel chart fails (07/16/10)
Two women who were briefly deputy directors of the Marshall County School System lost their titles on Monday when the school board voted against the organizational chart that included them. Schools director Roy Dukes asked the board that night to approve his organizational chart that featured special education supervisor Lisa Ventura and federal projects director Linda Williams-Lee in the deputy director positions...
Marshall's special Olympians depart Friday (07/16/10)
Five Special Olympians from Marshall County are scheduled to leave from Cornersville this evening on their journey to Nebraska where they will compete in Team Tennessee. The five and their sports include: Ginger Skillington, bowling; Ricardo Owens, power lifting; Cody Taylor, track; Andrew Shearer and Darion Barnhill, bocce ball, according to Sandra Holly, spokeswoman for the local participants...
New employers courted (07/16/10)
Lewisburg's immediate past director of economic and community development is starting a new job on Monday and Wednesday he spoke about his last written report to the city's Industrial Development Board. Without revealing too much about his new job or the industrial prospects who might be employing county residents here, Wallace said, "There very well could be" an announcement this summer about a new business in town...
Public records (07/16/10)
MARRIAGE LICENSES Richard William Fante Sr. and Nichole Jeannine Spell; Stanley Wilton Hallett and Gillian Ash Hudson Johnson; Travis Ray Hargrove and Katherine Elisabeth Pigg; Andrew Lee Hawkins and Leah Janaye Bales; Brian Marcus Hayes and Rachel Michelle Cooper Blackerby; John Israel Stephens and Kendra Gale Harmon Firpo; David Keith Welch and Shirley Dawn Wilson...
Lewisburg man running Independent campaign for governor's office (07/16/10)
Declaring that it's time Tennessee had an average citizen as governor, Mike Knois of Lewisburg has announced he's an Independent candidate for governor. Independent candidates must qualify to have their names on the ballot at the same time as political party members start running for their party's nomination to run in general elections. The Aug. 5 election is a political primary for the parties, and a general election for counties and some municipalities...
Collins reappointed by Gov. Bredesen (07/16/10)
NASHVILLE - Governor Phil Bredesen has reappointed a Marshall County man to the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Lewisburg-based businessman Grover C. Collins, of Collins and Miller Real Estate and Auction Inc. on Nashville Highway, has been a member of the commission...
L'burg, county receive more stimulus funds (07/16/10)
NASHVILLE - Almost $150,000 in federal economic stimulus money has been awarded to Lewisburg and Marshall County in what local leaders are calling energy efficiency grants. The city and county will be spending the money on energy efficient lighting and retrofitted heating, ventilation and cooling units at three county buildings and three city buildings, according to a state announcement...
Council not ready to up water rates (07/16/10)
Lewisburg councilmen aren't ready to increase water rates by $7-8 a month on an average household, according to discussion at City Hall on Tuesday when a July 28 meeting was set to reconsider the utility board's recommendation to raise rates. "There are some things there that I don't like," Councilman Robin Minor said while recommending the council defer the decision and Councilman Odie Whitehead Jr. ...
Spending plan cut; county budget to be late (07/16/10)
Marshall County Budget Committeemen have "made some progress, but we're not where we want to be." That's Commissioner Jimmy Wolaver's summary after a 2-1/2-hour meeting Wednesday morning in the Courthouse Annex. Commissioner Don Ledford agreed, and said he has three suggestions for the school budget to be discussed when the budget committee meets next at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20...
Briefs (07/16/10)
The elevator at the Marshall County Courthouse is out of service. The part has been ordered and will be in Monday, July 19. If any citizen needs assistance accessing the building during this time, please contact the Clerk & Master's office at 359-2181 prior to your visit and special arrangements will be made to accommodate you...
Catalpa Cooking (07/16/10)
Catalpa News (07/16/10)
As I write this, the rain is falling pretty steady. After so many dry days, it's good to see some of the wet stuff. The gardens around here were dying because it had been so dry. This week has been a busy one for churches around here. Hope everyone has had good crowds for all their activities. ...
Obituary: Lisa Shelly Rickard (07/16/10)
Lisa Shelly Rickard, 54, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010. She is survived by son, Ronald Rickard, and parents Robert and Marjorie Rickard, and brother, R. Brandon Rickard, all of Lewisburg. Lisa leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Lisa was a member of the East Commerce Baptist Church...
Obituary: Mary C. Moss (07/16/10)
Mary C. Moss, 90, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Hospice of Chattanooga. She was formerly of Lewisburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lee Moss Jr., and parents, Claude and Lelia Bryant Cheek. She is survived by her son, James Lee Moss III (Tanya McPeak Moss) of Guntersville, Ala. ...
Confehr: Droll, but humorous, on ethics, gratitude (07/16/10)
Amid the rush to deliver something worthwhile to read and provide our sponsors a valuable audience, there come funny moments, and times to appreciate. Recent examples include: > If elected governor, Mike McWherter could send Tennessee National Guardsmen to secure our border with Mexico. If we can secure the border between two Koreas, then we can do this...