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Stories from Friday, August 19, 2011

Free concert at Rock Creek Park Saturday afternoon (08/19/11)
BIP Productions presents Rockenstein 2011, a free concert starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, in Rock Creek Park, Lewisburg. Expected to perform are Killing Grace, Sometimes Saturday, Overthrown, The Living, Doc Sinister and the Traveling Rock-n-Roll Show, Kingdom Reign, and Circle of Signs...
TWHBEA not to charge admission at National Futurity (08/19/11)
Admission will be free Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association National Futurity, due to start at 5:30 p.m. at the Calsonic Arena on the Celebration grounds in Shelbyville. The futurity will feature a special exhibition by 2002 World Grand Champion Out On Parole...
Back To School: Opportunities and Dangers (08/19/11)
This is not going to be the typical "Back To School" editorial. Yes, you need to observe speed limits in school zones, and you need to make sure your kindergartener's backpack isn't sending his chiropractor's kids through Harvard -- but I'm here to tell you of the other joys and pitfalls that await eager parents and students this fall...
Public input sought on county tax rate (08/19/11)
Marshall County commissioners are scheduled Monday to hear public comments on the property tax rate and the county's next spending plan. There's no increase in the property tax rate that's been held at $3.09 per $100 of assessed value for several years, despite fluctuations in the tax base...
Parents weep as son gets 9-year sentence (08/19/11)
A young Lewisburg man's parents wept in the courtroom as he was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday. A jury found Zachary Q. Baker, 22, of Fairlane Drive guilty of selling Ecstasy and marijuana at the Recreation Center. Baker had been free on bond, but it was revoked at the end of the trial. Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler had no choice. The law requires revocation of bond after a conviction for the sale of a Schedule I drug in a drug-free zone...
Solid Waste Fund reserves being spent (08/19/11)
As Marshall County commissioners are considering adoption of their next spending plan -- lasting through June 2012 --one of their special funds is being depleted, although a two-year-old recycling program may be supporting the Solid Waste Department...
Briefs (08/19/11)
Pre-registration is open until Sunday, Aug. 28, for the 3rd Annual Friends of Henry Horton State Park 5K Run/Walk which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 3, starting with signup at 6:15 a.m. For more information, e-mail Cecile Wiser at cpwiser@gmail.com...
Obituary: Emogene Campbell (08/19/11)
Emogene Campbell, 87, of Lewisburg, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mrs. Campbell was a native of Marion County, Ohio, and daughter of the late Harry Clay and Gladys Helen Turner Long. She was the co-owner of the Campbell's Furniture Store in Charleston, W.Va. She was a member of the Bethany Freewill Baptist Church in Charleston...
County OKs new 4-H agent (08/19/11)
Marshall County's Agriculture Committee has authorized the employment of a Lawrenceburg man as the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Agent for youth development and oversight of the 4-H program headquartered at the county's Hardison Office Annex...
Fuss Hollow man's Alaska work is serious, fascinating (08/19/11)
David Scott has a quick grin and a blue zillion tales to tell about his job in Alaska. The 54-year-old Marshall County native works for CH2M Hill, a British Petroleum subcontractor that provides services at the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. "On a clear day, I can see the North Pole," he said while talking about work...
State: 3 schools on 'target' roll call (08/19/11)
Three of Marshall County's elementary schools are on a state "Target" list after failing to make adequate yearly progress during the last school year, according to the No Child Left Behind Act. The schools are: "Our focal point for this year is to help them improve," said assistant schools director Dr. Larry Miller as he handed a summary of the county schools' results to school board members at their August meeting...
Expansion permit proposed (08/19/11)
The Tennessee Department of Environment has a proposal for the expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill, which, if approved by the state Solid Waste Disposal Control Board, could lead to a permit to let Waste Management Inc. bury trash over a sinkhole to be capped on eight unused acres of Cedar Ridge Landfill...
Marshall Medical Center loads the bases with trainers (08/19/11)
Marshall Medical Center, in conjunction with its parent organization, Maury Regional Healthcare Systems has expanded its coverage of athletic trainers to include all three county high schools. Jamie Davis, the Director of Physical Therapy at Marshall Medical Center said, "We are very excited to provide athletic trainer coverage to all three schools. I hope that we will be a lot more accessible to their needs, not just by phone, but also in person. We had two trainers covering three schools and as the need became greater, we had to weigh what was appropriate to our budget to the needs of the schools and we decided that it was time to expand. We believe this will have a big impact."
Rockets off to flying start (08/19/11)
The Forrest Rockets, coming off back-to-back wins over Marshall County and an easy win over MTCS on Monday, kept their early season District 11A/AA unblemished mark intact at 4-0 when they beat Cascade 173-182 Tuesday at Henry Horton State Park. Ryan Daughrity, coming off a 37 on Monday versus the Cougars, led the way for the Rockets in the number three spot, posting a three over par round of 39 on the difficult front nine set of holes.
Obituary: Helen Molder (08/19/11)
Helen Molder, 86, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Columbia. Miss Molder was born in Bedford County and was a daughter of the late Arthur Horace and Edith Wortham Molder. She worked for 53 years in the pencil industry and retired from Sanford Corporation of Lewisburg, her last employer. Miss Molder was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church...
Obituary: Carrie Bell Pleas-Jones (08/19/11)
Carrie Bell Pleas-Jones, 66, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. Mrs. Jones was the daughter of Nancy Jenkins and the late William Jenkins. She was a native of Memphis, where she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1963. ...
Public records (08/19/11)
Marriage Licenses John Andrews and Danielle Nicole Bush; Joseph Todd Franklin and Bobbiejean Kay Dryden; Timothy Kevin Giles and Stephanie Danielle Calahan; James Anthony Vandygriff and Dorothy Ruth Usselton Kirk; Je Juan Wright and Davida Lynn Billiau Roberson...
Confehr: Good stewards have a successor (08/19/11)
Every once in a while, someone comes into this office on Lewisburg's public square, complaining about what's going on in City Hall, or among the county commissioners. The school board isn't exempt. In fact, it's one of the usual targets. Often enough, complaints come with a suggestion that so-and-so ought to be fired. Sometimes there's a complaint that people don't care enough to get riled up and demand change...
Fox: We all share debt problems (08/19/11)
I've kind of tried to put politics to the side for a while. Nothing more than middle-school schoolyard bullying. Republicans, Democrats and Tea Partiers all share at least same blame for the nation's gridlock and $14 trillion debt. Tea Party supporters may object to that last statement, but it's true. We've gone down a conservative fiscal road for 30 years and it hasn't turned out like we'd hoped...
Letter: A college degree is not a birthright (08/19/11)
To the Editor: I am admittedly amazed at the "spin" politicians and the media put on events occurring in the world around us, drawing your attention to the most recent diabolical proceedings that took place in our nation's capital. Our President quotes both Lincoln and Reagan (staunch "Republicans"), attempting to somehow get us to believe in his ideas. (If he were to actually have one.)...