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Stories from Wednesday, June 15, 2011

State to start Web site for employers to find workers (06/15/11)
Tennessee intends to launch a Web site next fall to help employers find workers and people find jobs, according to a state labor department speaker at Columbia State Community College on Friday. "You don't need any special software," Matt Milam, a statistical analyst with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, told more than a dozen people attending a luncheon funded by Lewisburg's Economic Development Office...
Solid waste negotiations to resume for Lewisburg (06/15/11)
Lewisburg will soon be negotiating again with the company it hired last year for household trash collection services. The issue arose as city councilmen discussed the next budget for the city. It starts July 1. A final vote on the budget is set for 4 p.m. Monday...
Jury delivers guilty verdicts (06/15/11)
A former Marshall County resident was found guilty Monday evening at the end of a two-day jury trial that started Friday. Trey Lewis Green, 30, of Murfreesboro, was charged in a six-count indictment with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and deliver (two counts of each) and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia...
Appeal denied, defendant jailed (06/15/11)
The Supreme Court of Tennessee has decided against hearing an appeal from a Rutherford County man who was convicted in Marshall County. The Court issued an order for the arrest of Brian Mark Driggers, 40, of Eagleville, on June 2, because he had to be in custody when the decision was rendered...
Haslam signs E-Verify law (06/15/11)
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee employers should use an Internet-based system to ensure their new employees are in the state legally, according to a law Gov. Bill Haslam signed late last week. Co-sponsored by Sens. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), who represents Marshall County, and Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), who represents Bedford County, the new law calls on employers to examine records on the "E-Verify" Web site...
Briefs (06/15/11)
The Farmington Road, Lewisburg, Group of Al-Anon meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call Julie at 270-6839. Register now for the Chamber of Commerce's 4th of July parade. The theme is "Happy Birthday America" and entry is free. Floats, cars, wagons, horses, mules, donkeys, costumed characters, walkers, motorcycles, pageant winners, and golf carts are all welcome. ...
Stitt tapped to help grow area economy (06/15/11)
In a move deemed advantageous for Marshall County, Gov. Bill Haslam's administration named a Lewisburg resident to lead economic and community development programs in Southern Middle Tennessee. Jamie Stitt, the former executive director of the Joint Economic and Community Development Board for Marshall County and its four municipalities, was named regional director on Monday by Haslam and Economic and Community Development (ECD) Commissioner Bill Hagerty...
Change creates tenure hiatus (06/15/11)
The last group of teachers to get tenure after three years of teaching was approved by Marshall County's School Board on Monday. Twenty-five teachers from eight schools, and a psychologist who works out of the system's Central Office, were unanimously approved after their principals, and a supervisor, introduced them to board members and said a few words about each teacher's merits...
Rally around: Retired Marine praising young patriots (06/15/11)
A "positive message about the young people of today" was delivered Tuesday at the log cabin in Memorial Park where Yell Road splits from Cornersville Highway, according to participants attending the annual Flag Day observance. Retired U.S. Marine Corp Maj. Amy Irvin, 43, guest speaker for the Robert Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, served in Iraq as a battalion executive officer and company commander, thereby providing leadership for 150 to 1,200 Marines...
Marshall County holds Kids' Fishing Day (06/15/11)
On Saturday, Marshall County held its 3rd Annual Kids' Fishing Day at New Lake in Lewisburg. Being held in conjunction with a Free Fishing Day that was being conducted throughout the state of Tennessee, the local event has grown each year and is used to promote kids, the outdoors, and fishing activities in an effort to help bring families together...
Howard tosses no-hitter, hits HR (06/15/11)
Twelve-year old Barnes Construction standout Jay Howard showed why he is the MVP of the MCYBSL Cal Ripken Major League this season as he tossed his first career no-hitter and slammed a two-run home run in a one game 10-0 playoff win over Lawrence Brothers...
Obituary: Mildred Porterfield Dalton (06/15/11)
Mildred Porterfield Dalton, 82, of Lewisburg, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at her residence, 2491 Old Farmington Road. Mrs. Dalton was a native of Giles County and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Porterfield and Emma Savage Porterfield and a member of First Baptist Church of Lewisburg...
Obituary: Thomas Rayburn Liggett (06/15/11)
Thomas Rayburn Liggett, 65, of Lewisburg, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Liggett was a native of Marshall County, the son of the late Thomas Harold and Frances Jeanette Hamlett Liggett. He was a retired truck driver and school bus driver for the Marshall County School System and served his country in the Air Force...
Obituary: James Howard Jackson (06/15/11)
James Howard Jackson, 75, of Lewisburg, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011 at his residence. A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Jessie Jackson and Sylvia Smith Jackson. He was retired from Walker Die Casting and associated with Jehovah Witness...