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Stories from Friday, July 29, 2011

Terri Orr new agent at UT Ag office (07/29/11)
The Agricultural Extension Service is pleased to welcome its new agent, Terri Orr. She's filling a position that's been vacant for nearly a year. It's the one that deals with family and consumer science. Her predecessor was Michelle Ashley, who went on to be supervisor of coordinated school health for the Marshall County school system...
State sales tax holiday returns Aug. 5 (07/29/11)
Tennessee's "Sales Tax Holiday" starts next week. It starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. "This is the six-year anniversary of the sales tax holiday which has been a tremendous success," state Senator Bill Ketron (R -Murfreesboro) said...
Historic marker felled by strong wind (07/29/11)
An act of God pushed a historical marker off its post last week, leaving it on the pavement at the southeast corner of Lewisburg's public square, Marshall County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett reported this week. The Tennessee Historical Commission sign was "a casualty of high winds," Liggett said shortly after City Water and Wastewater Department Superintendent Kenneth Carr described the storm as "the Thursday east rain, which is the opposite of what we normally get."...
One man's trash, another's headache (07/29/11)
An unidentified Lewisburg resident posted a sign in front of a rental house on Fourth Avenue expressing frustration at the landlord who's now provided his side of the story. The sign was removed on July 11, less than 24 hours after it was posted, according to a couple of residents of that neighborhood who called to tell the Tribune of their concerns...
Briefs (07/29/11)
Splash Girls 10U fastpitch softball for girls in Marshall, Maury and Giles Counties is forming to play in the fall league in Columbia and fall tournaments. Eight-year-olds are welcome to play. For more information e-mail player's name, age and playing experience to splashgirls10u@yahoo.com. The deadline to register is Aug. 6...
Wallace sues City of Lewisburg (07/29/11)
Lewisburg's immediate past industrial recruiter has sued the city in Marshall County Circuit Court in an attempt to get his job back, as well as back pay, interest, lost benefits and damages of $250,000. Legal counsel for the city will provide a vigorous defense in court against the lawsuit, Mayor Barbara Woods said Wednesday afternoon. She further indicated that the municipality could substantiate its position that there was no wrongdoing...
Horse trainers resist more regulations (07/29/11)
With the Celebration less than a month away, and the WHOA International Grand Championship show taking place all this week at the Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, controversy is once again raging in the world of the Tennessee Walking Horse. According to a "Member Notice" on the Walking Horse Trainers Association Web site, "On May 27 the USDA published in the Federal Register a proposal to amend the horse protection regulations to require Horse Industry Organizations (HIO) or associations that license Designated Qualified Persons (DQP) to assess and enforce minimum penalties for violations of the Horse Protection Act and the regulations. ...
Clearing brush, removing sediment (07/29/11)
Heavy equipment operators paid by Waste Management Inc. have been clearing trees and brush from around a sinkhole on eight acres at Cedar Ridge Landfill for nearly a week. The work is, at least in part, to display the relative size of the sinkhole that's at the center of one controversy surrounding the company's request to the state for permission to cap the geographic feature so more trash may be buried at the landfill...
Courthouse front may change (07/29/11)
County commissioners got a peek Monday at plans for more courthouse restoration when their architect showed how shifting the building's front door from the south to the west could solve three problems. The wide steps reaching toward the second level of the courthouse lead to a bridge over what's been a walkway, according to architect James Kennon's explanation. The bridge is supported by two steel I-beams...
Tyrades! Book Lover's Lament: Closing The Wrong Borders (07/29/11)
Sometimes coincidences can really dampen your spirits. This week I was driving around with a CD that features Johnny Cash lamenting "I don't like it, but I guess things happen that way." Then I learned that the Borders bookstore chain will be shutting down completely by the end of September...
MCHS golfers tee off scholastic sports season (07/29/11)
Head coach Brent Johns and the Marshall County High School golf team travelled to Fayetteville Golf & Country Club on Tuesday to take on Lincoln County in the first scholastic sporting event of the new school year, but fell short by ten shots in a 176-166 loss. Low medalist for the event was Lincoln County's Tyler Sloane, who shot a smooth four over par 39 at the scenic nine-hole 2,808 yard course. Low man for the Tigers was Justin Killian (above) with a 41, followed by Brooks Leftwich's 42, Miller Sale ended up with a 43, and Ryan McDaniel, Carson Hill, and Ben Briggs all signed their cards with 50 strokes. Marshall County will be back in action Wednesday versus Cornersville at the Lewisburg Rec Center at 11:00 a.m. for the "Its Time Tournament."
Four tabbed for all-state squad (07/29/11)
Recently selected by the members of the Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA) to the 2011 All-State squad were four Marshall County high school softballers, including Cornersville seniors Haley Fagan and Lindsey "Lulu" Dalton, along with Forrest junior Brooke Herron and MCHS junior Brianna Roberts.
Dusters beaten, baked in Virginia (07/29/11)
The Marshall County Dusters arrived in Stafford, Virginia last week for the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Tournament at ground zero in the historic heat wave that swept the region, causing tournament director John Armentrout to shuffle the schedule after the first day, dictating teams play either early in the morning or after dark to beat the heat. Marshall County head coach Mike "Monk" Reese said about the circumstances, "The first day we did not play very well. I think the heat got us. They had to shut it down after they got hit with all kinds of heat related problems."
Obituary: Tommy Henegar (07/29/11)
Tommy Henegar, 81, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Williamson Medical Center. Born in McMinnville, he was the son of the late D. Porter and Pearlee Elliot Henegar. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. He was a retired executive vice president of the Southern Nursery Association, and was a member of the Vine Street Christian Church...
Public records (07/29/11)
Marriage License Nicholas Leshon Alderson and Takisha Zakiya Mitchell. Business Listings B.R. Star Boutique, 5230 Nashville Highway, Chapel Hill, TN 37034; Rowland's Pool Table Service, 2825 Mooresville Highway, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Samuel Rowland; Southern Prestige Consulting & Outreach Firm, 925 Verona Avenue, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Erika S. White...
Confehr: Change cuts both ways, incumbents have edge (07/29/11)
Perhaps my theory on political vacuums will be substantiated or dismissed in about 16 months. It's based on observations that when a long-time leader steps aside, or is defeated, there's a reaction to the change. After a honeymoon period when a new leader has settled in, events test the public's patience and/or satisfaction with the official...