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Stories from Friday, September 2, 2011

Labor Day: Can It Be Saved? (09/02/11)
Labor Day isn't what it used to be. Parades are less prominent, Jerry Lewis has been ousted from the MDA Telethon, summer weather seems to drag into mid-October and even the "no white after Labor Day" fashion dogma has crumbled. And our day-to-day lives have made the once-great notion of a day honoring the working people of America a farce...
Extensive search for missing man conducted (09/02/11)
At least two dozen people, most of them volunteers, searched a large part of the Berlin Community on Monday when they were looking for a man who was reported missing. The area searched had a radius of about 1.5 miles, according to Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Hopkins. He estimated there were 20 volunteers, many of whom donated use of their four-wheelers, fuel, time and energy for about eight hours...
City Hall hires versatile Davis (09/02/11)
Lewisburg City Hall has another "Jack of All Trades," an unofficial title sanctioned by at least one city leader. She is Pam Davis of John Lunn Road who succeeds Lisa Jackson, a now former part-time employee turned volunteer with a continued interest in renovation of the Ladies Rest Room...
Crime reports (09/02/11)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with theft over $1,000 but less than $10,000 Arrested and charged with burglary and theft from a building According to the report by Officer Russell Grubbs, the two men were caught stealing from a workshop on Tankersley Avenue. ...
School Board ready to reorganize (09/02/11)
Meeting on a different day, and at a different time, the school board could have a different look at the end of Tuesday night's meeting. Starting at 7 p.m., board members will start with the election of a chairman, vice chairman and chairman pro-tem to preside over their meetings for the next 12 months. ...
Briefs (09/02/11)
Columbia State Community College's Center for Economic and Workforce Development is offering an ACT Test Prep class on the Lewisburg Campus from Sept. 12 through Oct. 10. ACT Test Prep classes meet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each Monday evening for five weeks. The classes cover the five areas of the ACT test - English, math, reading, science and writing - in addition to test-taking strategies and practice tests. The fee includes a Prep Guide text. For additional information call 931-540-2660...
Landfill will have limited reopening in 60 days (09/02/11)
Now that the state has issued a permit for Waste Management Inc. to use eight more acres at Cedar Ridge Landfill for burial of trash, it would appear that deliveries may resume at the facility on the north side of Mooresville Pike. Limited deliveries will be accepted starting some 60 days from now, but "Marshall County wastes from the convenience centers will have first priority ... ...
Commissioners wary of leaks in Courthouse Annex (09/02/11)
Marshall County Commissioners are looking for a cost-efficient way to prevent leaks at the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square. Repair bids for the Annex wall facing the Davidson Building came in higher than expected, commissioners said. One exceeded $115,000. Another was $107,000. James Kennon, the county's consulting architect, "targeted" the job at about $50,000...
From Alaska to Hollywood, he's now appearing at the Berlin VFD (09/02/11)
Farmer, painter, merchant, nascent blacksmith, photographer, acting double and fencing instructor -- one who's taught swordsmanship to movie actors for "The Mask of Zorro" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" --Berlin volunteer firefighter Mark Ivie might be called a Renaissance man because of his varied career and experiences...
'Virtual School' faces fight (09/02/11)
Marshall County could have its own "Virtual School" next year, if a suggestion made by Technology Supervisor Suzanne Ingram to the curriculum committee comes to fruition. Meanwhile, parents who want to take their children out of Marshall County schools and enroll them in Union County's virtual school are facing frustration because online education affects state funding for county school systems...
County soccer rivals play to spirited draw (09/02/11)
The annual MCHS versus Forrest District 11A/AA girls' soccer game is one of the highlight sporting events in the county and the rivalry has grown to become one of the deepest over recent years with the Tigerettes holding a 2-1-2 record against the Lady Rockets since August 23, 2007 when FHS posted a 6-2 home win. On Thursday night in Chapel Hill, the two squads met as earliest in a season as they have ever done in the past and the huge throng of fans got their money's worth once again in a game that unfortunately had no winner on the scoreboard as it ended in a 2-2 draw.
Obituary: Buford Glen Winsett (09/02/11)
Buford Glen Winsett, 74, of Fayette-ville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Donalson Care Center. Mr. Winset was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Thomas B. and Leona Lynn Land Winsett, retired from Eaton Corporation, and a member of the Lincoln Baptist Church...
Obituary: Carol Ann Clark Smith (09/02/11)
Carol Ann Clark Smith, 55, became an ANGEL on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, after an extended battle with cancer, at her home in Huntsville, Ala. A native of Marshall County, she was preceded in death by her father, Henry Carl Clark. She graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with an R.N. degree and worked at several hospitals in Huntsville...
Obituary: George W. Wood Jr. (09/02/11)
George W. Wood Jr., 90, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare. Mr. Wood was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late George W. Wood Sr. and Frances Bigham Wood. He was retired from Faber Castell Corporation and was a member of the Farmington Church of Christ...
Obituary: Mable Florene Matney (09/02/11)
Mable Florene Matney, 88, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare. Mrs. Matney was a native of Giles County, and daughter of the late William and Pearl Harwell Holbert. She was retired from Heil Quaker Corporation and was a member of Lewisburg First United Methodist Church...
Obituary: Morris Grant Looney (09/02/11)
Maj. Morris Grant Looney, 94, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. He was born in Moulton, Ala., the son of Morris Loyd and Laura Geneva Woods Looney. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Jan. 2, 1937, at Fort McClellan, Ala. as a member of a non-mechanized infantry unit. ...
Public records (09/02/11)
Business listings Arthur Shay Walls, 748 Crick Street, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Arthur S. Walls; Espalier, 2519 Mt. Vernon Road, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, owner: Heather Apgar; Richard Coleman Painting & Remodeling Co, 4899 Thick Road, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, owner: Richard Coleman...
Valentine: Fed, IMF have taken the wrong actions (09/02/11)
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke now admits that the economic recovery is even weaker than he thought. New International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde says "we must act now" to save the global economy. "We" don't need to do anything. In fact, it's prior actions taken or encouraged by the IMF and the Fed that have led to this sluggish recovery...
Confehr: Of jobs, the landfill, our leaders, and mom (09/02/11)
Bill Haslam told me that General Motors leaders at Spring Hill say they're sticking to their plan to refrain from making new cars in their Maury County plant until Americans start buying more cars. What a mess. A thousand words won't say it better than our editorial cartoon today, but here's a suggestion. Send a lot of the cars and trucks that aren't selling on a slow boat to China where, as we're told, the big wigs like Buicks...