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Stories from Friday, April 15, 2011

School board to buy laptops; paper savings to cover cost (04/15/11)
School board members voted Monday to include the cost of laptops for board members in next year's budget, along with the fee for using the Tennessee School Boards Association's eMeeting program. This will allow them to conduct paperless meetings, with the agenda and supporting documents, as well as links to state law and local policy, all available on a secure Web site...
Sparrow working on her license (04/15/11)
One of the assistant principals at Marshall County High School should have an administrator endorsement for their teaching license before the start of the next school year. Shanda Sparrow, a 1992 graduate of MCHS, is in her 11th year with the Marshall County School System. She taught special education and coached at Lewisburg Middle School until she was promoted to the assistant principal position by then-director Dr. Stan Curtis in 2008...
Briefs (04/15/11)
Marshall County veterinarians will offer rabies vaccinations at the reduced rate of $8 for the month of April. Tennessee law requires all cats and dogs three months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. There have already been three cases of rabies confirmed in Marshall County this year...
Labor Department to screen applicants for Nissan jobs (04/15/11)
Jobseekers in Marshall and neighboring Middle Tennessee counties are invited to apply to Yates Services for positions located at Nissan's Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna. "These are well-paying jobs," Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis said. "The company plans to hire for numerous warehouse and production support positions during the next year and a half."...
For the birds: Expert holds court at Horton Park (04/15/11)
A man who has developed a unique product to help birdwatchers was at Henry Horton State Park Saturday. Joe LaFleur has been bird watching for 17 years, and for 15 of those he has been recording sound and video of birds. About 10 years ago, LaFleur started transforming hundreds of hours of footage into a series of DVDs that show birds one by one in their native habitat. ...
Council's cemetery vote set April 26 (04/15/11)
Public opinion and a majority of Lewisburg councilmen appear ready to seal the fate for tombstone decoration rules now scheduled for an early grave. During two consecutive monthly meetings, the council voted 3-2 for changing an ordinance adopted last year. Its effect became known when mowing season started and decorations were removed...
GM to sell old Saturn HQ (04/15/11)
General Motors has agreed to sell its 325,000-square-foot Northfield Building so changes can be made for more labor training, according to the Lewisburg man who chairs the Workforce Board in the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance. Meeting in Lawrenceburg on Wednesday, the board was advised one more signature was needed from GM's Real Estate Division since GM's Board of Directors authorized the purchase option a couple of weeks ago, Workforce Board Chairman Tony Beyer said Thursday...
Curtners to play college ball at Volunteer State (04/15/11)
Chapel Hill's Christina and Anna Curtner, along with brother Ben are triplets and last Friday the two former standout Forrest Lady Rockets decided that Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin would be the perfect destination to continue their already successful careers as members of the Lady Pioneers' squad. "I am super excited to be signing Christina and Anna Curtner today," said Vol State head coach Chris Harris. "They are two players I targeted early on for our 2011 recruiting class."
Obituary: Jeffery Crutcher (04/15/11)
Jeffery Crutcher, 49, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Murfreesboro. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Anna Lee Crutcher, and Daniel and Annie Roberts. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Crutcher of Hohenwald; parents, Willie and Dorothy Crutcher of Chapel Hill; four sons, Jesse Bonner of Shelbyville, and Andre Lindsey, Kyle Lindsey, and Lincoln Lindsey of Savannah, Tenn.; one daughter, Jasmine Lindsey, also of Savannah; five grandchildren; one sister, Lethia Crutcher of Chapel Hill; four brothers, Gary, Steffon, and Rodriquez Crutcher, all of Chapel Hill, and Darrell Crutcher of Murfreesboro; seven aunts; and five uncles.. ...
Obituary: Pauline Ring Simmons (04/15/11)
Pauline Ring Simmons, 89, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Sterling House of Columbia. A native of Maury County, she was the daughter of Adolpus and Lorella Ring. Mrs. Simmons lived most of her life in Marshall County; she retired from Heil-Quaker in 1990 and was a member of Westvue Church of Christ...
Public records (04/15/11)
Marriage Licenses Cassidy Todd Chumbley and Jaci Kateri Jett; Robert Edward Hargrove and Denise Dawn Martin; Thomas Jerome Jaycox and Vicki Lynn Mitchell Wilson; Joel Paul Morel and Tasha Lynn Stewart; Thomas Steven Padgett and Pamela Sexton; Richard Brian Wells and Kerry Lynn Hooks Craig; Timothy Daniel Worrell and Shannon Nicole Ledford...
Fox: Taxes can offer solution to our mess (04/15/11)
Yeah, today is Tax Day. Actually, it's this weekend -- thanks to a quirk in the calendar, we have until Monday to pay them. Many of the people I know already paid them, then got a refund. So it's not that big a deal. In fact, April 15 only seems to be a big deal with the anti-tax crowd...
Valentine: Republicans need to find better leader (04/15/11)
Well, I hate to say 'I told you so' but the Republicans, predictably, caved in the budget standoff. They ran in November claiming to trim $100 billion from this year's budget if we'd just put them back in charge. That was hardly a dent in the deficit but it was a far cry from the out of control spending we were getting from Pelosi and the gang. They first compromised down to $60 billion and the final deal ended up at around $39 billion...
Confehr: Tax day, jury duty and other things to do (04/15/11)
Despite the misery of our cartoon character -- a version of cartoonist Al Capp's jinx, Joe Btfsplk -- Tennesseans may take comfort when filing income tax returns that our governor has twice told me that he wants to end our state's income tax. Oh, you thought Tennessee didn't have an income tax. ...