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Stories from Friday, November 12, 2010

Tyrades! Joystickin' it to 'em (11/12/10)
It's a knock-down, drag-out fight over reduced violence. In 2005 California passed a law banning the sale/rental of extremely violent video games to minors. The law was overturned on appeal. Now the case has been accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court. Foes of the law deplore the fact that its backers hyped their campaign by spotlighting the most extreme video games. ...
Catalpa News (11/12/10)
Hello again to all of you. We are very happy to report that by the time this comes out Mama (Juanita) should be back at home. On Tuesday, Mama, Daddy and I met Connie at St Thomas for Mama's doctor's appointment. She still has some rough times, but is improving and is meeting her goal at rehab. ...
Lynnville notes (11/12/10)
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Lynnville, Tennessee." Christmas decorations are going up on the square in Lynnville. The "Lynnville Christmas Village" will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, in the C. T. Reid Theater beginning at 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch will be served in the Lynnville Municipal Building at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The menu will be turkey and dressing, green beans, potatoes, cranberry salad, rolls, dessert, and drink...
'Harvey' comes to Forrest Theatre (11/12/10)
The Forrest Players kick off their 2010-2011 season with the classic comedy "Harvey," by Mary Chase. Along with veteran actors, Devin Barnes, Josh Carlton, Jed Hall, the cast includes newcomers Will Buttrey, John Collyer, Emily Green, Emily Hockin, Ariel Hutter, James Luna, Chelsea Moore, and Ashton Sawyer. The play will be presented for the public Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Forrest Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door beginning at 6:30...
Ex-constable to lead local reserve unit of deputies (11/12/10)
Marshall County Sheriff Norman Dalton has announced that a former lawman in Las Vegas, Nev., will lead the Reserve Deputy Program here as authorized by county commissioners. Jerry Tribby, 62, of Spring Place Road, retired from the Nevada State Power Co. about five years ago and moved to Marshal County, Dalton said...
Highways Inc. apparent best bidder for job at bypass (11/12/10)
NASHVILLE -- A road contractor with offices in Brentwood, La Vergne and Cookeville is the apparent best bidder for a state contract to widen part of the bypass in Lewisburg. Highways Inc. bid $11,472,141.23 to widen a three-lane section of Ellington Parkway to a five-lane bypass between Fayeteville Highway and the Lewisburg campus of Columbia State Community College...
Landfill hearing set for Dec. 7 (11/12/10)
With nearly a month to go before a state panel considers a request for expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill, several Marshall County leaders toured the facility and the owners have asked Maury County for a favor. The Tennessee Solid Waste Disposal Control Board is scheduled to meet on Dec. 7 in Nashville where Waste Management Inc. is appealing state Environment Commissioner Jim Fyke's refusal to permit trash to be dumped on a sinkhole the company would plug...
Briefs (11/12/10)
Junior Auxiliary of Lewisburg is now conducting its annual "Keep Our Kids Warm Coat Drive" and a suitcase drive for foster children. With the cooperation of White Lowe and Eastside Dry Cleaners, volunteers from this organization collect unwanted coats, jackets, and gloves. These items are then cleaned and redistributed to children in need...
Tourney namesake speaks up (11/12/10)
For more than 30 years, a group of golfers -- numbering as many as 108 -- have traveled from several big cities in the Southeast and Midwest to play at the Henry Horton Golf Course and last week the man for whom the informal tournament is named, spoke up because the state dismissed three park employees who've been running the golf course...
City to probe utility rates, treatment of volunteers (11/12/10)
Lewisburg leaders on Tuesday decided to pursue two investigations: one into water and sewer rates; and another on how some volunteers were treated during a Halloween event in Rock Creek Park near East Church Street. Both concerns were raised during the public comment period as the council's monthly meeting came to a close. ...
Ketron, Matthews staffer await e-mail ruling (11/12/10)
State Sen. Bill Ketron says he's waiting to hear what the Maury County Grand Jury has done before deciding whether to continue a civil complaint against his political rival and her campaign manager over an e-mail spoofing. Chris Atkins, former state Senate candidate Debbie Matthews' campaign manager opened a free e-mail account - BillKetron@gmail.com - which solicited funds for Matthews once the e-mail was opened. ...
Recycling revenue up, fees from landfill down (11/12/10)
The amount of money generated from recycling by Marshall County's Solid Waste Department is 14 times greater than it was six years ago, the department's manager told city and county leaders on Wednesday. That increase, from $16,560 in fiscal year 2005-06 to $227,500 in the current fiscal year, is counterbalanced by the decrease of money paid by Waste Management Inc. as it's been diverting trash from Cedar Ridge Landfill because its request for expansion was denied...
Teachers, board reach a deal (11/12/10)
A compromise was reached Wednesday night between representatives of Marshall County's teachers, and the Board of Education's management team. Now only ratification by the full School Board and by members of the Marshall County Education Association stands between the teachers and a completed contract for the current school year that began three months ago...
Obituary: Gracie Pauline Cantrell (11/12/10)
Gracie Pauline Cantrell, 85, of Nashville, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Cantrell was a native of Winchester, and daughter of the late Charles Timothy and Rosie Lee Sons Riddle. She was employed in housekeeping at St. Thomas Hospital before her retirement...
Public records (11/12/10)
Marriage Licenses William Heath Fox and Brianna E. Hooten; Jeffery Lee Witty and Alice Pearl Camp Brady. Business Listing Shayam Inc. dba By Pass Market, 534 N. Ellington Pkwy, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Komal A. Patel. Land Transfers State Hwy 31A, 0.30 acres, $23,000, District 1, from John M. ...