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Stories from Friday, December 10, 2010

Schools told to refund money (12/10/10)
Marshall County's school system is being asked to refund $3,360 in federal funds that were allegedly spent improperly. It's also been told to improve its administrative controls when spending money. In a memorandum to schools director Roy Dukes, dated Nov. 22, Chris Steppee, director of internal audit for the state's Depart-ment of Edu-cation, details six "findings and recommendations on various administrative and fiscal issues" related to federally funded programs...
State orders sewer tap moratorium (12/10/10)
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has imposed a moratorium on new sewer taps in Lewisburg because of raw sewage overflows from sewers and the sewage treatment plant. TDEC Commissioner Jim Fyke's order expands a partial, self-imposed moratorium affecting nearly two-thirds of the city since 2005, Lewisburg Water and Wastewater Department Superintendent Kenneth Carr said Wednesday...
Task Force probe led to charges against 32 (12/10/10)
NASHVILLE -- An alleged Lewisburg marijuana distributor's arrest in Marshall County last month is among 32 drug busts announced Thursday evening by Metro Police who also say the roundup reached suspects alleged to be at the upper echelon of a criminal enterprise.
Santa Claus: He's everywhere (12/10/10)
Tyrades! When Johnny comes clanking home again (12/10/10)
According to The New York Times, the U.S. Army and its contractors are working feverishly to "recruit" more robots for military service. Supporters of the high-tech expansion dream of robots supplementing or replacing humans in functions such as hauling equipment, scouting for bombs or engaging the enemy; but the matter has proven very controversial...
IDB endorses loading dock (12/10/10)
Lewisburg's Industrial Development Board on Monday endorsed plans for development of a loading dock at a railroad spur off Spring Place Road behind Martin Welding. The idea, raised by Matt Harris, proprietor of Brother's Fine Foods, has been considered by city leaders for at least four months. Harris and other businessmen have noted there's a possibility of costs savings by rail freight and a dock would be helpful...
Septic pump failed at CHES (12/10/10)
CHAPEL HILL -- Students at the elementary school here ate their hot lunches from paper plates Thursday because a pump failed and school officials were conserving septic tank capacity. Failure of the sewage pump at Chapel Hill Elementary School was temporarily resolved by having the school's septic tank pumped out, Marshall County Schools Director Roy Dukes explained...
Lewisburg selected for the state's Downtown Revitalization Program (12/10/10)
Briefs (12/10/10)
Registration for the Youth Basketball League for boys and girls 7-12 years old, sponsored by the Lewisburg Parks and Recreation Department, is now open. Deadline is Dec. 17; League starts Jan. 8. For more information, call Jane Tilford at 359-2482. In His Image Pregnancy Resource Center is in urgent need of wipes and diapers sizes newborn, 3, 4, 5, and 6. ...
Repair shop burned beyond repair (12/10/10)
A Ford van's gas tank fell to the concrete floor and exploded Thursday morning when the vehicle was being repaired at a Lewisburg garage, but nobody was hurt, one of the mechanics said at the scene. "Stop, drop and roll," Jeff Brown said of what he and his employee, Wendell Hurt, did to avoid injury in the fire that's consumed Brown & Son Auto Center, 901 Finley Beech Road. "It's all we could do...
Overtime win sends FMS Rockets to title game (12/10/10)
The FMS Forrest Rockets have one game left to play on the season and it will be for the Duck River Valley Conference title Saturday after they survived a 32-30 semifinal overtime win over Westwood, Manchester Thursday night in Chapel Hill. "This is why this conference was formed, so that these young athletes can get a taste of what it is like to be in a championship run," said FMS head coach Davy McClaran.
Obituary: Ronald Dean Harmond (12/10/10)
Ronald Dean Harmond, 56, of Lewisburg passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Hillside Hospital in Pulaski. Mr. Harmond was employed at Teledyne. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brown Thurston Harmond and Orlean Jones Harmond, and brothers, Jerry Wayne, William Larry, and David Harmond...
Obituary: Gracie Mae Yell Comstock (12/10/10)
Gracie Mae Yell Comstock, 80, of Double Springs, Ala., died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in Haleyville, Ala. Mrs. Comstock was born in Hazel Green, Ala. and was a daughter of the late Robert and Addie Phillps Yell. She was a retired restaurant worker. Mrs. Comstock was preceded in death by a sister, Geneva Cline, and brothers, Cecil Yell, Paul Yell and Bobby Yell...
Obituary: Cecil Parks (12/10/10)
Cecil Parks, 80, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Parks was a Marshall County native and son of the late James Dee and Nola Mai Newton Parks. He was retired from Walker Die Casting and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Obituary: Roy Junior Rowe (12/10/10)
Roy Junior Rowe, 56, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Rowe was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Marvin Brown Rowe and Daisy Lee Shelton Rowe of Lewisburg. He was a member of East Commerce Baptist Church...
Public records (12/10/10)
Marriage Licenses Jason Eugene Linley and Shelia Renee Adams Howard; John Calvin Montgomery II and Misty Roxanne Owens Worsham; Catarino D. Ramon and Deanna Susanne West Jarrell; Anthony Neal Williams and Maegan Aleesia Woodard. Business Listings Emergency Solutions, 723 Ashwood Ave, Lewisburg, TN 37091; Pat's Tax Service and Bookkeeping, 1026 Oak St, Lewisburg, TN 37091; Roma Inc dba Handi Mart, 711 S. Ellington Pkwy, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Kanu Patel...
Farmer to student: know the basic stuff (12/10/10)
Discussion among Lewisburg's councilmen recalls an old story about nuclear energy. A college freshman, excited about bountiful energy from reactors, explained it to one of his friends who'd been working on a farm for decades. The student raved about how protons and neutrons made heat and the friction boiled water for a steam turbine to generate electricity...