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Stories from Friday, January 21, 2011

Lynnville notes (01/21/11)
Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a very happy new year and also enjoyed the snow. Everywhere around Lynnville was covered with snow for about a week. Snow helps our water supply so much. Things have been rather calm around Lynnville since Christmas. Not a lot going on right now...
Tucson Overreaction: Putting Wimpiness In The Crosshairs (01/21/11)
What a party that must have been! I'm speaking of the time that Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth and James Earl Ray hopped into their Hot Tub Time Machine and journeyed to 2011 to listen to Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and get brainwashed into entering the assassination game...
LMS student captures lawnmower national title (01/21/11)
Here comes the GO Daddy Girl! Lewisburg Middle School seventh grader Kayle Sanders mixed the grace of her ballet training with a need for speed and her intelligence in her pursuit of the national championship in lawnmower racing in just her second full season on the American Racing Mower Association (ARMA) circuit...
Dairy farmers told of promotions (01/21/11)
When a McDonald's customer drinks one of the hamburger chain's coffee beverages, introduced in recent years, they're drinking more of a dairy product than a cup of coffee. Eric McClain, director of industry relations for the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, made the point in Lewisburg this week when he met with about 65 dairy farmers, friends and relatives in the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Commissioners asked to borrow to save money (01/21/11)
Marshall County commissioners are scheduled on Monday to consider borrowing up to $3.1 million at a rate of less than one percent for an energy efficient program that's expected to save the school system $350,000 annually. Lower energy bills are to free up money to repay the loan from a $90 million pool of money made available by the state, according to a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Rocky Bowden. The loan pool is from lottery ticket sale proceeds...
Trash, stuff considered by council (01/21/11)
Lewisburg's councilmen were again confronted with basic service issues during their January meeting when trash and sewer fees were revealed as continuing concerns among city residents. Councilman Ronald McRady suggested a special workshop session for councilmen and constituents concerned about collection of appliances and other large objects set at the curb for disposal. An Allied Waste representative should attend, McRady said...
Kidnapping indictment issued (01/21/11)
A Chapel Hill man who briefly held a young census worker captive last summer was indicted by the grand jury Wednesday. James T. "Tommy" Brewer, 61, of 3026 Hwy 270, was indicted on charges of aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and destruction of, or tampering with, government records...
Woman pleads in home invasion (01/21/11)
The day before her trial was to start, a College Grove woman pleaded guilty to her part in a home invasion case. Laura Beth Lankford, 20, drove Michael Marlin and her husband, Travis Lankford, to the home of Allen Butler and Leigh Ann Taylor on Dec. ...
Valentine: Welcoming Chinese sends wrong message (01/21/11)
Thank the Lord someone in Washington is immune to the Chinese flu. Newly-minted House Speaker John Boehner declined an invitation from the president to attend a state dinner in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao. Beltway tongues were wagging at the apparent faux pas. You see, the Obamas and practically everyone else in Washington on both sides of the aisle were falling all over themselves to impress the leader of the most brutal regime in the history of the world...
Briefs (01/21/11)
The Frist Center, Nashville, has extended its hours for the last two days of "The Birth of Impressionism." Saturday, Jan. 22, it is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 23, from 1 to 9 p.m.; opening for members only from 9 a.m. to noon. MTSU's Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct free seminars on starting your own business from 4 to 6 p.m. ...
Ex-Cornersville officials file to replace Owens (01/21/11)
MCBPU raises rates: Most customers to pay up to $4.55 extra per month (01/21/11)
Rural Marshall County residents will be paying more for water service starting next month. The county's Board of Public Utilities on Tuesday unanimously agreed on a water rate increase -- the first rate hike since October 1992. Approximately 80 percent of the utility's customers use 6,000 gallons or less per month, so they will probably pay up to $4.55 more...
Board told to deal with EEOC charges (01/21/11)
School board members were warned by their attorney Tuesday that decisions must soon be made on complaints filed against the school system with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mediation on five of the complaints is scheduled for Feb. 8 in Nashville, according to the board's lawyer, Sam Jackson, who asked that a board member "with a working knowledge of the budget" be at the mediation meeting...
Council pares list to four (01/21/11)
The list of applicants for the Lewisburg city manager job was shortened to four and arranged in order of preference at a short council meeting Tuesday afternoon. Councilmen had no trouble putting Alan Grindstaff at the top of their list, with James Pennington a close second...
Alleged pimp arrested here (01/21/11)
A Columbia native who's been living in Smyrna was arrested at a Cornersville Road apartment complex Sunday on charges alleging he pimped a juvenile run-away and a Lewisburg woman for dates arranged on an Internet Web site, according to a city police report issued Wednesday afternoon...
Obituary: Mary Ida Sharp King (01/21/11)
Mary Ida Sharp King, 74, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her residence in Huntsville, Ala. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late George Clark Campbell and Ruby Christine Ashby Campbell. She was an avid doll collector, a former employee of the Sanford Corporation, and a member of the Church of Christ faith...
Obituary: Pauline Ghee Beasley (01/21/11)
Pauline Ghee Beasley, 95, of Chapel Hill, died Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 2011. Mrs. Beasley was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Will and Mattie Eady Ghee. She was a loving wife and mother, and alongside her husband, Sam, worked the family farm in Marshall and Bedford counties. Mrs. Beasley was a long-time member of the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church...
Obituary: William Scott Walker (01/21/11)
William "Billy" Scott Walker, 80, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Williamson Medical Center. Mr. Walker was a Marshall County native and son of the late Buford and Maycle Hill Walker. He was retired from Faber-Castell Corporation and was a member of the Hardin Chapel Church of Christ...
Public records (01/21/11)
Marriage License Casey Wayne Thomen and Samantha Lane Ronewicz. Business Listings Horace Sullivan Inc, 465 Humphreys St, Nashville, TN 37201; William's General Service, 1510 Troy Dr, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: William T. Wright. Land Transfers Hearthstone S/D, Phase III, Lot 31, $103,500, District 1, from Pamela L. ...
Confehr: Bygone times of the square recalled (01/21/11)
Folks are rightly curious about where things were around the square here in Lewisburg. Over lunch between interviews with applicants for the city manager's job, Mayor Barbara Woods recalled the days when she worked in a pharmacy on the square. The boss would go back and confer with certain clients and then, when a customer came in, she'd have to fill the order, she said...