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Stories from Friday, April 22, 2011

Lewisburg election coming soon (04/22/11)
Lewisburg's May 3 election pits an incumbent against a challenger and three men campaigning against each other for an open seat. Despite the drama that could generate, and the crowds of interested voters at City Hall meetings recently, election commissioners describe early voting as "slow."...
Ketron moves ahead with anti-terrorism bill (04/22/11)
NASHVILLE -- The Senate sponsor of an amended Tennessee proposal that seeks to prevent support for terrorist acts said Tuesday he's moving forward with the legislation despite opponents who say it's unnecessary and still unfairly targets Muslims. The original proposal by Republican Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro sought to make it a felony to follow some versions of the Islamic code known as Shariah...
County Commissioners facing jobs decision (04/22/11)
Receipt of a federal grant is set for approval Monday by Marshall County commissioners who could realize it will pay 30 percent of a project to benefit "a lot of people," the county mayor says. Dockers shoe businessmen "are looking to expand" their operation just north of Chapel Hill, said County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett, explaining that the $222,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help "create a few more jobs."...
Chapel Hill could get new middle school (04/22/11)
A new middle school in Chapel Hill might be built before the end of the decade, according to discussion at the school board's maintenance committee meeting Tuesday. "There are bonds coming due in 2014 and 2015," said Donnie Moses. "That's the first time a big amount of money will be available. I'd like a new school to be at the head of the list."...
Retrial averted with victim's OK (04/22/11)
A Lewisburg man who has been in prison for 11 years could be free next year. Randall Mills, 56, will not have a new trial on the charge of rape of a child, for which he was convicted in 1999. This conviction relied heavily on DNA evidence as well as the victim's testimony. ...
Former U.S. Attorney speaking Saturday at Freedom Fund Banquet (04/22/11)
The featured speaker at Saturday night's Freedom Fund Banquet is an attorney practicing in Nashville who's been executive director of 100 Black Men and the former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. The Marshall County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People asked Quenton I. White to speak on the subject of the banquet's theme: "One Nation, One Dream, One Accord," Branch President Gary Davis said...
Assessment, zoning explored to lower taxes (04/22/11)
A Harriet Street resident won a recommendation Tuesday to have his vacant lot rezoned from commercial to residential so his property tax bill would go down. Changing the zoning to affect taxes might surprise some people since a widely held view would have property assessed for tax purposes based on the use, but Property Assessor Linda Haislip has explained a vacant lot is viewed differently...
Briefs (04/22/11)
Marshall County veterinarians 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...
Help sought for domestic violence burn victim (04/22/11)
While the man who allegedly threw hot cooking oil on a Lewisburg woman waits for his next court date, a fundraiser will be held today in for the victim. Ryan R. Haase, 34, of David Avenue, is due back in General Sessions Court on May 10. Charged with attempted murder, Haase is being held without bond in Marshall County Jail. Judge Steve Bowden assigned the Public Defender's Office to represent him, after Haase completed an affidavit of indigency that stated he had no job and no assets...
Spring symbol: 4-H'ers get hundreds of baby chicks (04/22/11)
The peep, peep, peep sound of baby chicks could be heard again this week in the halls of Marshall County's Hardison Annex Office Building. There were 300 chicks in the office of the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service where county director Rick Skillington reports about 225 of the birds were purchased by 18 members of the 4-H Club...
Liggett sees Corker's point on debt (04/22/11)
NASHVILLE -- America must stop spending more money than its revenue, Marshall County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett said after hearing Sen. Bob Corker at a Tennessee County Mayors Association banquet. Corker "focused on the national debt," Liggett said Wednesday, another day for local officials to speak with state and national leaders in Nashville. "What they're doing now is fixing what they didn't fix before."...
Obituary: Ellis Randal Darnell Sr. (04/22/11)
Ellis Randal "Peewee" Darnell Sr., 62, of Belfast, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Darnell was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late J.D. and Ruthie B. Norris Darnell. He was a member of the Church of Christ, served his country in the Army, and was employed at Sanford as a supervisor for 40 years...
Public records (04/22/11)
Marriage Licenses Charles Edward James Jr. and Cassandra Byers Geist; Cody Lee Jones and Shelby Leigh King; Jason Lynn Parks and Edie Minann Jones; Larry Wayne Smith and Amy Veatrice Jones; Jesse Lee Stafford and Melissa Rose Marquez. Business Listings...
Confehr: Public notices needed for you (04/22/11)
Two issues came up this week with a bearing on Marshall County residents. They seem to outshine a plan to consider, during this Easter weekend, suggesting forgiveness for a former school board member who's now working out of state and the newest member of that panel...