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Stories from Friday, July 15, 2011

$1 million granted to local towns (07/15/11)
Two Marshall County towns have been selected for federal grants totaling $1 million to renovate low-income homes or, if that's not practical, demolish them and build another dwelling. The Boards of Mayor and Aldermen in Petersburg and Chapel Hill on Monday authorized the mayors to sign documents to accept the two $500,000 grants authorized by the Tennessee Housing and Development Agency...
Ketron to sponsor Caylee Anthony Act (07/15/11)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The state senator who represents Marshall County says he will sponsor legislation to make it a felony for a parent, legal guardian, or caretaker to not notify law enforcement of the disappearance of a child within 24 hours.
'Rough Around the Edges' back at Community Theater (07/15/11)
The a cappella ensemble of young Marshall County men is returning to the stage at the Marshall County Community Theatre late next week. "Treat yourself and your family to the incredible musical experience of Rough Around the Edges," group spokesman Nathan Dumser said, explaining that the men share a passion for writing and performing a cappella styled music...
Now convicted, drug peddler revealed self to informant (07/15/11)
A young Lewisburg man caught the attention of law enforcement when he offered to sell drugs to a confidential informant. After that, Zachary Q. Baker, 22, of Fairlane Drive, was targeted by agents of the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. A confidential informant was able to buy both Ecstasy and marijuana from him in Lewisburg one year ago in a drug-free school zone...
Black: Getting serious about jobs and the economy (07/15/11)
After years of bailouts, stimulus spending and government takeovers, taxpayers are stuck with the check for billions of dollars and a national unemployment rate that still hovers over nine percent. In some of the counties in the 6th District, unemployment is well into the double digits, and people everywhere are struggling to make ends meet...
Confehr: Councilman responds to firebrand moniker (07/15/11)
A city councilman says he's a bit disturbed about being labeled a firebrand in a column here. He suggests that consultation with a dictionary is in order. Obviously, he's not a piece of burning wood, as the Second College Edition of The American Heritage Dictionary suggests in its first definition of firebrand...
Budget director under fire (07/15/11)
School board members voted to approve a motion to formally request their budget director provide "complete and accurate information" for the budget committee's meeting next week. Discussion of this motion included some harsh criticism of Sheila Cook-Jones, who has been in the job for about one year...
Home-schooled students kept out of activities (07/15/11)
Home-schooled students will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities of the Marshall County school system. This was the majority decision of school board members at their Monday night meeting. The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association recently ruled that home-schooled students could be allowed to play on school teams, but left each school system to decide the policy for their district...
Up, up and away: Beautiful balloons (07/15/11)
Bob Grimes of Lewisburg is among those who have unusual jobs. As a hot air balloon pilot, an aeronaut, Grimes flies his lighter-than-air aircraft for fun and profit. His career, however, includes times when his passion for this kind of flight is "kind of like being an artist," he said after someone commented maybe he's been a "starving artist."...
Waste Management sponsors 13th Annual Helping Hands Golf Classic. (07/15/11)
The 13th Annual Helping Hands Golf Tournament was held on May 12 at Saddle Creek Golf Club. Past tournaments have raised more than $600,000 for the Child Development Center (CDC) during the last thirteen years and is the CDC's major fundraiser, supporting the organization throughout the year.
Marshall County Stars earn 12-yr-old Cal Ripken District Title (07/15/11)
The Marshall County 12 year-old All-Star team recently captured the Cal Ripken District 8 Championship held at the Richard Cashion Sports Complex in Lewisburg. The Stars raced through the tourney by outplaying formidable border foes Giles and Maury County. In their first game against Giles County, the hosts jumped out to a 10-0 lead through the first four innings only to have Giles battle back to score three runs in the fifth and five runs in the sixth to make it a very interesting finish.
Obituary: Nina Littlejohn McKay (07/15/11)
Nina Littlejohn McKay, 95, of Lewisburg, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at her residence. Mrs. McKay was a native of Maury County, and daughter of the late Thomas and Votre Cheek Littlejohn. She was retired from the Marshall County School System and was a member of Church Street Church of Christ...
Public records (07/15/11)
Marriage Licenses David Robert Barnes and Joyce Lorraine Drenkhahn; William Jeffrey Bills and Tawanna Elizabeth Mullins; Richard T. Blackwell and Andrea Claudette Rayos Buck; Kellin Lee Gillette and Kaitlyn Danielle Past. Business Listings East Tennessee Interpreters & Translators, 3151 McKnight Road, Lewisburg TN 37091; Griggs Stump Grinding, 2501 Barnes Hollow Road, Lewisburg TN 37091, owner: Jason W. ...