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Stories from Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ketron: 'I concentrate on tough issues' (04/27/11)
NASHVILLE (AP) -- A neatly folded T-shirt sits on a table in the outer office of state Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro. In red, white and blue letters, it proclaims: "Welcome to America. Now Speak English." Inside his office, Ketron is told by a visitor that some Capitol Hill reporters have suggested him as a good profile subject because he's interesting...
Dispute over hay re-examined (04/27/11)
A Cornersville man who got no response to his complaint to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen won't drop the matter. John Beard of 420 North Main St. visited the Tribune office to question a statement made in April 13's article about the Cornersville BOMA...
Unemployment rate dropped in March (04/27/11)
Marshall County's unemployment rate has dropped again, although the rate remains third highest in Tennessee, according to a state report issued late last week. The most recent figures show that the unemployment rate was 15 percent in March, down from 15.8 percent in February. In March last year, the rate was 18.2 percent, reflecting a drop of 3.2 percentage points in one year...
Telephone solicitors overreaching during calls about L'burg FD (04/27/11)
Telephone solicitors are calling Marshall County residents saying a benefit will be held for the Lewisburg Fire Department, but the chief says it isn't so. To make matters worse, Chief Larry Williams said, "They're doing it at the same time we've mailed out our fire prevention letters to businesses requesting support for our program to educate the public on fire safety."...
Environmental issues being solved by city (04/27/11)
A day before Lewisburg called for bids on a $13 million dollar sewage treatment plant expansion, the utility's superintendent said he's working to prevent sewage backups in three basements. Rain on a drainage area between Jackson and Glenn avenues raises the water table, increases groundwater flowing into broken sewer pipes, and increases the likelihood of wastewater rising from three basement drains...
Crime reports (04/27/11)
Thefts and vandalism reported...
Briefs (04/27/11)
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...
Beware of storms Wednesday (04/27/11)
Dangerous weather is predicted this afternoon across several southeastern states and Marshall County is the bull's-eye of the targeted area, according to the National Weather service. "There will be a significant outbreak of weather including tornadoes, including long track tornadoes - something on the order of 12 miles or more," NOAA Meteorologist Darrell Massie said late yesterday morning...
County leaders vote to borrow for jobs (04/27/11)
Jobs at the Docker's facility north of Chapel Hill may well be more available and presumably more secure because of a unanimous vote by Marshall County commissioners on Monday night. That's how County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett saw the situation before the monthly commission meeting when Commissioner Rocky Bowden recommend approval of a $515,500 loan - bolstered by a $222,500 federal grant - for a water utility project...
Schools director Dukes to get more goals (04/27/11)
More goals are being established for the director of schools here. They're from a review of the director's evaluation that's to continue May 2 when the Marshall County School Board is to meet again. "Let's look at what we have to do to be successful," Schools Director Roy Dukes said during a lengthy work session Thursday. "Don't dwell on the past, but move forward. I would like to move forward."...
Lazy J Farm gets Century honor (04/27/11)
East of Holts Corner, the Johns family has been raising youngsters, crops and livestock for 100 years and this month Lazy J Farm has been designated as a Tennessee Century Farm by the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University...
Obituary: Flossie Colvett McKissick (04/27/11)
Flossie Colvett McKissick, 80, resident of Hwy 166 North in Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Life Care Center. Born in Campbellsville on February 17, 1931, she was the daughter of the late David Dee and Allie Dugger Colvett, and married James Harlon McKissick on April 12, 1952. ...
Obituary: Charlie T. Perryman (04/27/11)
Charlie T. Perryman, 89, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Chapel Hill. Mr. Perryman was born in Bedford County and was a son of the late William Alexander and Lou Cindia Jones Perryman. He was the last member of Forrest High School Class of 1939. ...
Obituary: Myrtle Francis Stinnett (04/27/11)
Myrtle Francis Stinnett, 77, of Lewisburg, died Friday, April 22, 2011, in Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Stinnett was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Sarah Williams Hazlett. She was a long time employee of Randy Williams Handi-Mart and was a member of the Baptist Church...
Obituary: Edward Pearson Smith (04/27/11)
Edward "Ed" Pearson Smith, 68, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, in St. Thomas Hospital. Mr. Smith was a native of Rutherford County, and son of the late Willie Edward and Mattie Bell Dalton Smith. He was a farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Smith Voelkel...
Obituary: Junior Collins (04/27/11)
Junior Collins, 83, of Pulaski passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011. He was retired from Inter City Products in Lewisburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Thomas Sr. and Johnnie Whitworth Collins, and brothers Bobby Joe, Charles, and Owen Collins...
Obituary: Angelena Moore Boyd (04/27/11)
Angelena Moore Boyd, 93, of Lewisburg, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at NHC-Lewisburg. She was born in Cornersville to the late J. T. Moore and Mae London Moore and was married to Frank R. Boyd who died in 2005. She worked for many years in Lewisburg at Boyd Studios, was a homemaker and a member of Church Street Church of Christ...
Obituary: Birdie Lee Johnson (04/27/11)
Birdie Lee Johnson, 96, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Centennial Medical Center. Mrs. Johnson was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of Otis and Nellie Turner Jones. She is survived by four cousins. Visitation and funeral services were held at Liggett Street Church of God on Thursday, April 21, with Elder Eddie Shirley officiating, followed by burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Belfast...
Obituary: Jacqueline Sue Agent (04/27/11)
Jacqueline Sue Agent, 55, of Cornersville, died Friday, April 22, 2011, in an automobile accident. Mrs. Agent was a native of Giles County, and daughter of the late Albert and Eleanor Biles Fry. She was a secretary for Dr. Benny McKnight and member of LifeSong Family Church...
Obituary: Clyde Ferguson (04/27/11)
Visitation for Clyde Ferguson, who died Monday, April 25, 2011, will start at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at East Commerce Baptist Church, Lewisburg. London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. See Friday's Tribune for Mr. Ferguson's obituary.