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Stories from Friday, March 4, 2011

Rep. Diane Black to deliver weekly GOP address (03/04/11)
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) today announced that Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday.
Tyrades! Fired up about lost arts (03/04/11)
Erin Bried's nonfiction book How To Build A Fire And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew is not intended to be controversial, but controversial it can be. This sequel to How To Sew A Button And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew teaches 100 valuable life skills (how to tie a necktie, how to break in a baseball mitt, how to read animal tracks, etc.) through interviews with 10 grandfathers, all of whom were born before 1927...
Spivey to speak at Tea Party meeting (03/04/11)
Because of his genuine interest and tireless work toward a prosperous and thriving Marshall County, Billy Spivey has been asked to speak at the March 5 open meeting of the Marshall County Tea Party. The meeting will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the second floor meeting room of First Commerce Bank. Following Spivey's address, the floor will be opened for an "open mike" session whereby citizens may speak their mind...
911 recorder loses its backup (03/04/11)
Operations continue at Lewisburg's police and fire dispatch room much as they have in recent years, but there's a layer of security that's fallen away because of age. A DVD "writer" for the emergency 9-1-1 calls failed Jan. 28, so they system is without a backup recorder, according to Lewisburg Police Communications Supervisor Alissa Kruger...
Brewer gets promotion (03/04/11)
Lewisburg City Council has promoted its secretary to be the new city recorder, a position that reports directly to the council. Long-time secretary Brenda Brewer has taken on one of the two titles that Connie Edde has had at City Hall during her 33-1/2 years working for Lewisburg...
Preliminary report: Arson not found (03/04/11)
A state arson investigator says the fire at Joe's Body Shop was "accidental," but the proprietor says his insurance company's investigator isn't so sure. The business on Fayetteville Highway burned before dawn on Sunday and Joe French says if he's to continue his business, he'll have to relocate because his building isn't suitable anymore...
Tax break, lower golf rates on council agenda (03/04/11)
From the cost of playing golf at Lewisburg's course to considering a property tax break for a local printer, city councilmen have a full agenda for their monthly meeting on Tuesday night. The Recreation Board is recommending a reduction in green fees and golf cart rental rates, so Recreation Department Director Guy Chambers is scheduled to speak to the council when it meets at 6 p.m. in City Hall...
Trail ride for Korley to be held Saturday (03/04/11)
BELFAST -- A trail ride to remember Korley Davis and raise money for her headstone in the Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery at Wheel is planned for Saturday afternoon. The 11-year-old daughter of Donald and Becky Davis of Wheel passed away last month...
Briefs (03/04/11)
The Free Solar PV training scheduled for March 21--26 in Spring Hill has been postponed. An announcement will be sent out when the new course dates are announced. The Marshall County Girl Scouts will finish up their cookie sales from Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 6, with booth locations in Lewisburg. Look for them at Wal-Mart and Kroger. For more information, call Rebecca Brown at 359-6314...
New city manager on the job (03/04/11)
Lewisburg's new city manager might best be known recently as an advocate for Marshall County High School athletics, or a former banker who's seen bank names come and go. But the man's most recent previous wage-paying job -- substitute teacher at MCHS -- was a position that, in broad terms, is similar to his first job after graduating from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville...
Smith's oath an issue (03/04/11)
Even the administration of Sam Smith's oath of office generated controversy. County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett wouldn't administer the oath of office for Cornersville farmer Sam Smith, the county school board's newest member. "The citizens of Marshall County ought to know that," County Commissioner Seth Warf said a day after 12 of 18 commissioners appointed Smith, despite a petition from 600 people alleging Smith's "main objective" isn't in "the best interest of the children... ...
Can you save a life? (03/04/11)
Esther Hightower-Scott is waiting for kidney transplant surgery. Originally from Lewisburg, the 55-year-old medical receptionist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville was back in town last weekend for a health fair in the city's Recreation Center...
A 'Festival' of jobs coming (03/04/11)
SPRING HILL -- A businessman with associates in Las Vegas and Beverly Hills on Wednesday announced plans to build a mixed-use, entertainment-oriented development on the east side of Interstate 65 near Marshall County. The $750 million, 1,000-acre proposal might generate 15,000 jobs for area residents, according to Dennis Peterson of Nevada-based Big International Group of Entertainment. ...
Forrest seizes 5-A crown from Moore County (03/04/11)
Last season, the Forrest Lady Rockets watched from the stands as the Moore County Raiderettes won the Region 5-A crown over MTCS and then watched from the stands again in Murfreesboro as the girls from Lynchburg marched all the way to a second place finish in the state tournament. This time, Forrest head coach Jeremy Jean's squad had no intentions of watching another team hoist the region title plaque for postgame photographs as the Chapel Hill hardwood heroines seized the moment by turning in an unforgettable performance in a rock solid 72-57 win over the Raiderettes in the Region 5-A title game at Community Wednesday night.
Obituary: Ernestine Richardson (03/04/11)
Mrs. Ernestine Richardson, age 89, of the Caney Spring Community of Marshall County, died Tuesday evening, March 1, 2011 in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Mrs. Richardson was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late John Andrew and Iva Lee Adgent Moore. ...
Obituary: David Ray Pardon (03/04/11)
David Ray Pardon, 55, of Lewisburg, passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. Mr. Pardon was the son of Dean Pardon and the late Margaret Parks Pardon. He worked at Daily's Quick Mart in Lewisburg. Visitation was held Wednesday, March 2. The funeral was held, Thursday March 3, at Carr & Erwin Chapel with interment in Diana Cemetery...
Obituary: Davis Lee Bigham (03/04/11)
Davis Lee Bigham, 82, of Franklin, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Mr. Bigham was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Heritage Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hughey W. and Elizabeth Davis Bigham; brothers, George and H.W. ...
Obituary: Jerry David Scott (03/04/11)
Jerry David Scott, 61, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at St. Thomas Hospital. He is survived by his children, Kimberly, David, Daniel and Jake, and four grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. A memorial will be held Antioch Church of Christ from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. Antioch Church of Christ is at 2846 Sowell Mill Pike, Columbia, 38401...
Confehr: There ought to be a law to require repair parts (03/04/11)
This ought to appeal to the General Motors employees who moved here and Tennesseans who went to work in Spring Hill, and it's not about the plant's recent resurgence in motor manufacturing which we endorse, encourage, and hope that it leads to more jobs than those anticipated at another planned development that just happens to include a theme park...
Humane Society answers FACCT's claims (03/04/11)
To the editor: Stan Butt with Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee made misleading claims regarding The Humane Society of the United States and our work ("Farm animal coalition forming in county," Feb. 25). The mission of the Humane Society of the United States is to fight animal cruelty and to promote the proper care and treatment of animals- all animals. ...