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Stories from Friday, February 18, 2011

Detective: Juveniles admit theft of Bible, burning it (02/18/11)
Four Marshall County juveniles were taken into custody Wednesday when they confessed to stealing the Bethbirei Presbyterian Church's pulpit Bible, a sheriff's detective said early Thursday afternoon. After breaking into the 200-year-old church, three boys and a girl, age 14-17, set the goatskin Bible on fire and tossed it in a trash container near the old Fox motel on West Commerce Street, Sheriff Norman Dalton said...
Lynnville notes (02/18/11)
Here is a list of dates for the following events in Lynnville: "Lynnville Blackberry Festival" - Saturday, June 25; "Lynnville Fair On The Square" - Saturday, Sept. 24; and "Lynnville Christmas Village" - Saturday, Nov. 12. Other activities will be listed in this column...
Catalpa News (02/18/11)
BROCCOLI CASSEROLE 2 packages chopped frozen broccoli 1 can mushroom soup 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup cheese, cubed or grated 1 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chopped onion Ritz crackers Cook broccoli according to directions on package; drain. Add mushroom soup, eggs, cheese, mayonnaise, and onions. Mix together and put in a buttered casserole dish. Top with crushed Ritz crackers and dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Note: for just our family, I cut the recipe in half...
Tyrades! Is it time for us to stop building prisons? (02/18/11)
Remember two or three decades ago when voters got fed up with "revolving-door" incarceration and "wrist-slap" punishments? The result was a massive wave of "three strikes" laws, "throw away the key" campaign speeches and prison construction. Well, the "Field of Dreams" approach ("Build it and they will come") has turned into a field of nightmares for cash-strapped states. ...
Chapel Hill news (02/18/11)
Have you loved our weather lately or what. We're definitely being teased -- we know there will be more cold weather. However, the groundhog did not see his shadow, so........ Duck River Electric Corporation will have the program at the Chapel Hill Lions Club meeting Monday, Feb. 21. They will be sharing new rates and information on the new substation in Chapel Hill...
Lowe may end campaign (02/18/11)
The instigator behind an on-going conflict over sewer fees is wondering if he should just stop, he said this week before and after taking his complaint to the District Attorney's office in the Marshall County Courthouse. "I may just quit doing it," Bob Lowe said of his recurring questions at City Hall and the city utility office on Water Street. "I get no pleasure out of it," he said of his campaign to end a utility fee that he sees as unfair...
LASA worried about parvovirus (02/18/11)
The Lewisburg Animal Shelter Adoptions (LASA) group is going from strength to strength, with more and more dogs adopted, conditions improving at the Shelter, and Facebook friends increasing every day. However, things could soon take an abrupt turn for the worse, with an outbreak of parvovirus...
Briefs (02/18/11)
Marshall County Babe Ruth League sign-up dates are Saturday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. For any questions call Connie Mills at 931-637-2454. The Marshall County Girl Scouts will continue their cookie sales Friday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 20, with booth locations in Lewisburg, Chapel Hill and Cornersville. Look for them at Wal-Mart, Kroger, Rex's Foodland, and the Shell Station in Cornersville. For more information, call Rebecca Brown at 359-6314...
Bill targets teacher collective bargaining (02/18/11)
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee school districts would no longer have to engage in negotiations with teachers' unions under a measure that is headed for a full Senate vote despite opposition from hundreds of state teachers. However, "Working conditions for teachers are the learning conditions for students," according to Kathy Stapleton, a lead negotiator for the Marshall County Education Association who explained teacher contracts influence the number of children in a class...
On 3-2 vote, council hires city manager (02/18/11)
Former Lewisburg banker David Orr, who's been a Marshall County High School substitute teacher and athletic program advocate, was offered the job of city manager Tuesday night by Mayor Barbara Woods. City Councilmen voted 3-2 for Orr during a special called session that evening when Councilmen Hershel Davis, Robin Minor and Odie Whitehead Jr. voted for Orr. Voting for James L. Pennington of Hartsville, S.C. were Councilmen Quinn Brandon Stewart and Ronald McRady...
Questions emerge about festival (02/18/11)
Lewisburg councilmen seemed unanimous Tuesday night when they, in effect, said the show must go on, but there's no commitment from City Hall on how much money will be available for Goats Music and More. Goat Fest, as it's often called, has grown to a four-day event, starting with a final showdown of bands in the Battle of Rock Creek on a Thursday night. Different breeds of goats are shown for top honors. Carnival rides are sold. Vendors sell food...
Stewart decides not to run for 2nd term (02/18/11)
Lewisburg Councilman Quinn Brandon Stewart has decided to bow out gracefully at the end of her first term on the City Council ending in May. Stewart's decision was announced Tuesday night just before a special called meeting of the council and nearly two days before the deadline to file candidate petitions...
Showing their puppy love (02/18/11)
A record was set in Marshall County this week, due to the efforts of a group of dedicated volunteers. As of Monday, no dogs had been euthanized at the Animal Shelter for 11 weeks. By Wednesday afternoon it was clear that none would have to be euthanized this week either...
Raiderettes snap Forrest's five-year title reign (02/18/11)
For the first time in six years, the Forrest Lady Rockets had to settle for second place in the District 9-A Tournament after Moore County took a 50-43 coast-to-coast win in the championship game Thursday night at Huntland. "I told the girls after the game, it's not over," said Forrest head coach Jeremy Jean. "My senior season in high school (Moore County), we finished second in the district, third in the region, second in the sections and two in the state, so it is still a possibility it could happen and we need to focus on that."
Obituary: Joe Fielding Lee Jr. (02/18/11)
Joe Fielding Lee Jr., 75, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare. Mr. Lee was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Joe Fielding Sr. and Clara Toseland Lee. He is survived by one sister, Wanda Ledbetter of Lewisburg; niece, Amy (Scott) Sumners of Spring Hill; nephew, Keith (Lauren) Ledbetter of Lewisburg; and caregiver, Judy Haynes of Verona...
Obituary: John Walker (02/18/11)
John Walker, 55, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, in Nashville. Mr. Walker was born in Davidson County and was a son of the late Charles Edward and Mary Louise Hood Walker. He was a self-employed plumber and nurseryman. Mr. Walker was a member of the former Chapel Hill Church of God...
Obituary: Helen Curtis Hopper (02/18/11)
Helen Curtis Hopper, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at NHC-Healthcare in Franklin. She was the daughter of the late William Charles Curtis and Mildred Brownlow Curtis and the wife of the late Dr. Charles T. Hopper Survivors include her son, Curtis C. Hopper and his wife Mary Ellen; one granddaughter, Carolyn Marie Hopper; two sisters, Marie C. Brewer and Edith C. Francis; and a multitude of nieces and nephews...
Obituary: David William Smith Sr. (02/18/11)
David William Smith Sr., 65, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Maury Regional Medical Center. He was the son of Flora Lee Miller and Willie P. Gibson. He was a Tennessee Walking Horses employee. He is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Morrison, and son, Justin Bishop...
Public records (02/18/11)
Marriage Licenses Charles Edward Cates and Amber Nicole Matheson; Billy Joe Ford and Tina Marie Ouellette; Phillip Aaron Norton and Kellie Kathleen Kilgore; Ofir Perez Perez and Sabrina Leeann Gray; Jeramy Michael Rainey and Rosa Faye Ragsdale. Business Listings...
Valentine: Budget proposal proof of Dems' irresponsibility (02/18/11)
The only thing more stunning than President Obama's new budget is this administration's claim that they're fiscally responsible. Jack Lew is Obama's Office of Management and Budget director. He served the same capacity under Bill Clinton and now loves to go around bragging that he balanced the budget back then and gave us surpluses when, in fact, it was Speaker Newt Gingrich and the Republicans who balanced the budget...
Confehr: Lions Club experience still rings true today (02/18/11)
So much time has passed that the details are fuzzy, although the big picture still rings true. For as long as anybody could remember, Cowan Lions were the driving force behind the Christmas Parade there, but members realized they were getting old. Worse, there weren't as many volunteers. Some moved away. Some were gone forever. The group that's at the heart of any organization was grumpy. Help was needed...