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Stories from Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dukes reprimanded by board (12/22/10)
A stormy school board discussion has led to a verbal reprimand by the panel to the director of schools. The 6-2 vote Thursday last week reprimanded Roy Dukes in connection with a state audit and the refund of federal money. Reached by telephone Tuesday, Dukes refused to discuss his reaction, saying he had "no comment."...
State: Stimulus money misspent (12/22/10)
Federal stimulus money spent on home weatherization improvements for low-income-families is being wasted or misspent, according to Tennessee's Comptroller of the Treasury. Most of the egregious waste appears to be in big cities. However, Blake Fontenay, spokesman for Comptroller Justin P. Wilson said Tuesday that problems were found in all 18 parts of the state where non-profit agencies administer the federal money...
Tyrades! The Ghost of Christmas Pageants Past (12/22/10)
Indecipherable speech, missed cues, and wardrobe malfunctions abounded; but a wintry good time was had by all. I'm speaking of son Gideon's first-grade Christmas pageant; but, come to think of it, I could probably go "green" and recycle that lead paragraph when reporting about a congressional junket to Jamaica...
Williams named animal control officer (12/22/10)
Marshall County's Animal Control Committee has selected one of nearly 80 applicants to be the new animal control officer in a two-man team with a Lewisburg employee to provide animal and rabies control in the county. He is Jason Williams, a farmer and a carpenter who in recent years has also served as assistant administrator at the county jail. ...
LES holds line against squirrels, cold (12/22/10)
Steps toward a better economy, environment and sharing were described by the general manager of Lewisburg Electric Service recently as he agreed there's no end in sight for the utility's battle with squirrels. "We have not found a way to control those little boogers," LES General Manager Richard Turner said in a Friday afternoon telephone interview from his office on West Ellington Parkway. "There are a lot of squirrels out there."...
Stimulus cuts $13M project to $11M for Lewisburg (12/22/10)
The $13 million doubling of Lewisburg's sewage treatment plant capacity with its concurrent construction of a 10-million-gallon holding tank will take 18 months and it's sure to be approved by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation...
Crime reports (12/22/10)
A Culleoka woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and possession of crack cocaine after Lewisburg Police were called to a car blocking the flow of traffic at the intersection of North Ellington Parkway and Nashville Highway on Dec. ...
Local water board seeks cost savings (12/22/10)
Lewisburg's Water and Wastewater Board members on Thursday agreed to pursue billing cost savings and maintained their position on sewer rates when a customer pressed his point again on how fees for that service are calculated. The Town of Cornersville has continued to provide billing services for the utilities after Lewisburg's Water and Sewer Department bought the system that was financially unstable in the wake of the town administrator's arrest, conviction and imprisonment...
Briefs (12/22/10)
The week of Christmas, the Marshall County Convenience Centers will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. They will be open Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 25. The week of New Year, the Marshall County Convenience Centers will be open every day, including Wednesday, from 7 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. They will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1...
Good tidings: Marshall pastors reveal the miracles (12/22/10)
In this Christian community, Marshall County residents are celebrating the birth of the baby Jesus who is worshiped as Lord, savior and one who became a teacher of a life everlasting. Another obvious fact facing residents and their leaders are the continued recessionary conditions that have some families realigning a way of life, frequently in search of survival where previously it was the pursuit of happiness...
Cosmolab poised for more growth (12/22/10)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer One of the newest companies in Lewisburg is also one of the oldest, and is poised ready to grow over the next few years. The company is Cosmolab, only seven months old in its current form, but firmly rooted in its 101-year-old heritage that began with the Red Cedar Pencil Company...
Tigerettes top Montgomery Central (12/22/10)
The Marshall County Tigerettes picked up a much needed win on Monday, as they defeated the Montgomery Central Lady Indians 53-43 at the East Literature Holiday Classic in Nashville to snap a three-game losing streak.
Slow Start dooms Tigerettes against Smyrna (12/22/10)
After defeating Montgomery Central the previous day, the Marshall County Tigerettes were unable to string together two straight wins, as they were defeated 58-47 by the Smyrna Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday at the East Literature Holiday Classic in Nashville.
Obituary: Mae Nell Stough Hollingsworth (12/22/10)
Nell Hollingsworth was born on May 17, 1931, to Mae and Roy Stough in Grand Saline, Texas. She died peacefully on Dec. 12, 2010, while recovering from lung surgery. Nell graduated from Grand Saline High School at the age of 15 and attended North Texas State College until she married her husband of 47 years, Kaufman County District Attorney Harold Dean Hollingsworth...
Obituary: Lola Garrett Blain (12/22/10)
Lola Garrett Blain, 81, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Blain was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Porter Wilhoite and Martha Jane Pate Garrett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lewisburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Public records (12/22/10)
Marriage Licenses Brian Joe Fleming and Kelly Ann Padgett; Nathaniel Harney Jr. and Lisa Marie Hurt Cannon; Ryan Patrick Mosher and Megan Kathleen Birner; Dustin Clay Polk and Elizabeth Ann Stinnett; Jeremy Scott Smith and Jessica Anne Dale. Business Listings...
Chief wishes everyone a safe, happy holiday (12/22/10)
I want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Still, here in Marshall County there were eight traffic fatalities during 2009 and that places us in the upper third - based on fatality rates by population- of counties in Tennessee. The men and women of the Lewisburg Police Department ask that you do not put us in the position of having to deliver tragic news to the family of someone who dies needlessly in a crash because they didn't use their seat belt or because of drinking and driving...
Column: Santa Claus lives forever (12/22/10)
Virginia O'Hanlon wrote to the editor of The Sun and a quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897 by a veteran newsman. It's now the most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps...