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Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Stories from Friday, July 30, 2010

Bank robbery attempted (07/30/10)
BELFAST - Attempted bank robbery and car theft investigations were underway Wednesday afternoon when a Marshall County Sheriff's investigator reported a stolen Ford Mustang - apparently the getaway car - had been recovered. "A man on foot went up to the bank" in this unincorporated community between Lewisburg and Petersburg, Sheriff Les Helton said that afternoon. "He attempted to get in, and he drove away, and within a two mile radius, he abandoned his car."...
Catalpa News (07/30/10)
Hello again. By the time this comes out our Gospel Meeting will be over. If the lessons from Sunday are any indication of what we can look forward to for the rest of the week, then it will have been a very uplifting week. Brother John Vaughn is a very good speaker and he and his wife, Hilda, are friendly, outgoing people...
Briefs (07/30/10)
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. ...
Teen teaches First Lady all about cattle herd (07/30/10)
NASHVILLE -- It's not every day that a Marshall County schools student becomes an instructor for a member of the Tennessee governor's family, but that's just about what happened last week at Conservation Hall at the Tennessee Residence. Andie Strasser, 13-year-old daughter of Jenny and Toby Strasser, works on the family farm with her sister, Dustie, 15. ...
Budget committee denied chance for more authority (07/30/10)
Voting 9-5 with two abstentions, Marshall County commissioners on Monday decided against asking state lawmakers to give their budget committee authority over changes in department budgets after those spending plans are set. It would have required, for example, the school board to go to the budget committee every time money was to be transferred from school buses to buy more books, or any other reorganization of a county department's spending plan...
Negativity rebutted in clerk's race (07/30/10)
FARMINGTON -- One of the more remarkable signs put up for Marshall County's Aug. 5 election says don't vote for a particular county commissioner and on the other side it says don't vote for the incumbent circuit court clerk. The sign is near the home of Travis Whaley, an employee of the Marshall County Highway Department, who was in a dispute with Commissioner Wilford "Spider" Wentzel over a pond near Whaley's home and Whaley wanted Wentzel arrested for trespassing...
August Sales Tax Holiday Provides Big Savings for All Tennesseans (07/30/10)
NASHVILLE -- The fifth annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled to start Friday, Aug. 6, and continue through Sunday, Aug. 8.The Department of Revenue is reminding Tennessee shoppers that during these three days of savings, you can save almost 10 percent on tax-free clothing, school and art supplies and computer purchases...
Chairman explains Election Night procedures (07/30/10)
Sheriff Les Helton recalls election results coming in late four years ago when he was re-elected, saying it was before midnight. Others have said they found out he was re-elected in the wee hours of that Friday morning in August four years ago. It's happened before, but Marshall County Election Commission Chairman Don Wright isn't interested in delays this year, even though the ballot shows five men are running for sheriff, three men want to be county mayor and all 18 county commission seats are up for grabs.. ...
Tyrades! Let There Be Lights, Camera, Action! (07/30/10)
According to USA Today, more and more churches are bankrolling movies to bring a spiritual message not only to their core audience but also to the millions of unchurched individuals who frequent the world's theaters and DVD stores. Most modern movies, of course, concentrate on promiscuity, substance abuse, profanity, gratuitous violence, and general lack of respect for traditional values. ...
'Finding Sara' tells family's story (07/30/10)
A family with long-standing ties to Marshall County is now commemorated in a unique book documenting the short but interesting life of one of their members. "Finding Sara -- A Daughter's Journey," by Margaret Edds, tells the story of her mother, Sara Edds, who died in 1950, when Margaret was just three years old...
Higher court judges placed on ballot to keep or lose jobs (07/30/10)
At the very end of the Aug. 5 ballot, citizens will be asked to vote on whether two Tennessee judges should be retained or replaced. Both judges were appointed by Gov. Bredesen to fill unexpired terms, and must now have the voters' approval to stay on the bench for full eight-year terms...
Catalpa Cooking (07/30/10)
OATMEAL-BLUEBERRY MUFFINS 1 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten cup buttermilk cup vegetable oil cup honey cup frozen blueberries, thawed Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, make a well in the center of mixture. ...
Obituary: Edgar Lewis Killgore Sr. (07/30/10)
Edgar Lewis Killgore Sr., 69, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Killgore was a native of Menard, Texas, and son of the late Charles Lewis and Mabel Beam Killgore. He retired from Saturn Corporation as a Facilities Engineer. He was a member of the Spring Hill Rotary Club and Lewisburg First Assembly of God...
Public records (07/30/10)
Confehr: Conventional wisdom can be dumb, so always vote (07/30/10)
County residents are enjoying a popular guessing game. Who's gonna win? The sheriff's race with five candidates is more popular. Some folks start by naming those who can be discounted to narrow the field. Experience, demeanor, health, territory and other factors are mentioned. Few want to be quoted on their favorite. That's like why the five declined to participate in a sheriff's debate offered by the Marshall County Tribune...