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Stories from Friday, July 23, 2010

Tyrades! Goodbye, Mr. (Computer) Chips (07/23/10)
If you felt nervous about "new math," phonics, or No Child Left Behind, the Next Big Thing in education is really going to rattle you. According to the New York Times, a robot teacher may be in your future. Scientists in labs around the world are racing to develop robots that can teach household tasks, simple skills, and vocabulary. South Korea has purchased hundreds of robots to act as teachers' assistants, classroom playmates, or English teachers...
Briefs (07/23/10)
A Hunter Safety Class will be held from Monday, Aug. 2, through Friday, Aug. 6, at Cornersville Baptist Church. Classes are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. For more information, call Doug Lowery at 659-6786 The Marshall County High School Tigers and Tigerettes will be conducting their third annual Soccer Skills Camp from 5 to 8 p.m. ...
Panel rejects school budget (07/23/10)
The Marshall County Commission's Budget Committee unanimously rejected the county schools' budget for the coming year at a meeting Tuesday evening. The Commission's Education Committee approved the document the night before. Budget committeemen quickly saw that the proposed schools budget would use nearly $888,000 of undesignated money in the fund balance, and they voted against it for that reason. Spending from reserves not only exceeds revenues, it creates problems for the next fiscal year...
Commissioners to ask state for helpBy Clint Confehr, Senior Staff Writer (07/23/10)
Marshall County commissioners are poised ready to ask state lawmakers to help them change their budget system here so they can "keep an eye on money," the county's budget committee chairman said Wednesday. "We just want to know where the money is shifted to," Commissioner Mickey King said of a resolution he's scheduled to introduce Monday after the County Commission convenes at 6 p.m. in the County Courthouse Annex...
Criteria for economic director set by council (07/23/10)
Applicants to be Lewisburg's next economic developer will have to: have a college degree; write an essay or two; and pass inspection by a committee appointed by the mayor to recommend a candidate to be hired by the city manager. That's according to discussion among city councilmen during a workshop and voting session held on Tuesday in City Hall to develop criteria for applicants. ...
Downtown group, merchants enhance L'burg public square (07/23/10)
The Lewisburg Downtown Alliance is getting help from a native son and daughter to achieve its vision to develop, preserve and promote the historic downtown area and the volunteers have explained how their methods will help. Lewisburg "is a wonderful place to live and grow up," Dan Brewer of BrewerIngramFuller Architects in Knoxville told the LDA last week as he recalled fields on the Duck River where he grew corn and soybean crops that paid his tuition toward a career and restoration of American towns.. ...
Christian bookstore, music venue opens (07/23/10)
It's only in the conceptual phase now, but as The Emporium is repainted on Lewisburg's public square, it raises the prospect of a new view open to the world on the south side of that corner building - and it comes with a new business. That new view, however, is really from within the proprietors' hearts as they continue to live their lives and conduct their business with the values their Christian faith provides, and that has guided them to open Primitive Blessings Christian Book Store within their building on the northeast corner of First and Commerce.. ...
Crime reports (07/23/10)
Catalpa News (07/23/10)
C'ville contracts for garbage pickup (07/23/10)
CORNERSVILLE - The town has a new contract for trash collection and it starts next month with a safety next courtesy of Lewisburg. Allied Waste is contracted collect garbage for the town starting the second week in August. Waste Management, the company that planned to develop a landfill near Cornersville, is the old service provider...
Miss Lucy is back at it again (07/23/10)
Lucy June Nickerson, otherwise known as Miss Lucy, Miss June, or June Bug (85 years old) decided in 1992 to retire here in Lewisburg. Since October of 2008 she has had extreme battles with her health. This past February, Miss Lucy was near death. The professionals at St. ...
Turchetta named MCHS coach (07/23/10)
Public records (07/23/10)
PUBLIC RECORD Marriage Licenses Troy Zane Hill and Leah Diane Rissi Turner; Mickey Joe Jett and Michelle Lynn Willingham; William Tracey Johnson and Lori Shawn Welham Myers; Jeffery L. McCartney and Tiffany Dawn Cornelius Bowman; Justin Wayne Reynolds and Lori An McCown...
Confehr: Open records always an issue (07/23/10)
John Pittard, one of the respected men on Murfreesboro's City Council, would paraphrase U-T's John Ward, saying "It's politics time in Tennessee." "The funny season" is another tag for this time before elections. Now, a passel of mail arrived at the Tribune news desk about candidates and there are three editions of this newspaper before Election Day - 13 days away...
Guest column: Protecting sources protects the public (07/23/10)
During the course of its investigation into the current Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Associated Press was given information from the then-office of Mineral Management Services that was not making a lot of sense. As millions of gallons of crude spewed into the gulf waters and the oversight by MMS officials on BP's well was being called into question, an anonymous source in that office told reporters far different stories than what they had been initially told. ...