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Stories from Friday, September 9, 2011

Tyrades! September 11: A Lesson Worth Learning (09/09/11)
I've never derived less satisfaction from wiping the grin off someone's face. A few days ago, not knowing how the local schools would handle the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, I decided to have a man-to-man talk with blissfully ignorant 7-year-old son Gideon...
Lewisburg Study Club celebrating centennial (09/09/11)
The Lewisburg Study Club will soon be 100 years old. Documented by member records as the oldest social club in Marshall County, the study club began in 1912 when several well-educated young women gathered to study music, art, history, literature and current events...
Crime reports (09/09/11)
Lewisburg Police officers investigated two suspected arsons over the Labor Day weekend. Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with resisting stop-halt-frisk-arrest Arrested and charged with domestic assault Arrested on a warrant for domestic assault...
City approves cannon fire -- with limits (09/09/11)
It's OK with Lewisburg Police and City Hall for a cannon to be fired to dedicate a Civil War Trail marker on County Courthouse property, but it must be done safely, officials said Thursday. "That's David's concern," City Codes Officer Joe "Buck" Beard said after speaking with City Manager David Orr. Beard, Orr and Police Chief Chuck Forbis agree: "Don't load it too tight with too much powder," Beard said...
Briefs (09/09/11)
Old cell phones may be donated to help the Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue. There is a drop box at First National Bank, 1190 N. Ellington Pkwy, Lewisburg. For more information, call Marilyn at 270-0001. Visit www.proverbs1210rescue.org. Columbia State Community College's Center for Economic and Workforce Development is offering an ACT Test Prep class on the Lewisburg Campus from Sept. ...
New Petersburg auditor working without town recorder (09/09/11)
PETERSBURG -- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen hired a new auditor and as he proceeded with his work late last month town leaders agreed that the town recorder should be placed on administrative leave until the audit is complete, the mayor said Thursday...
Allegations of racism countered by board (09/09/11)
School board members Tuesday night obtained "clarification" of circumstances surrounding recent complaints of racial discrimination filed last month with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Board member Barbara Kennedy requested that discussion of the EEOC charges be added to the new business portion of the agenda on Tuesday...
Sheriff announces new traffic emphasis (09/09/11)
Marshall County Sheriff Norman Dalton has directed road patrol deputies to be on the lookout for speeding vehicles in hopes of increasing highway safety and preventing injury and/or death to motorists. "We have issued a couple of citations already," Dalton said earlier this week while discussing his appeal to the motoring public. "We just want to give the citizens fair warning that they should slow down."...
Commission has new chairman (09/09/11)
Electing a new chairman took two votes Monday when Mike Waggoner was elected after one vote was changed. He succeeds Tom Sumners who finalized the decision with a rap of the gavel Monday night during a called meeting to adopt this year's budget and tax rate...
A long way to go (09/09/11)
Three weeks into the prep football season, optimism abounds around two of the county football programs, while at the other a team works hard to reinvent itself. For the Marshall County Tigers, there is plenty to be happy about as the squad is off to an impressive 2-0 start with two consecutive road victories over Coffee County and Hickman County. After the Hickman County contest, Tiger head coach Tom Turchetta reiterated his desire that his team play in the present and for the present as he set his goal of winning the region title.
District golf title up for grabs (09/09/11)
Friday's District 11A/AA golf tournament, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Henry Horton State Park's Buford Ellington Golf Course will be a wide open affair this year, especially the boys with Forrest, MCHS, Cornersville, Cascade, and Page coming into the event as even as it has been for several years.
Obituary: John Thomas Thompson (09/09/11)
John Thomas Thompson, 67, of Lewisburg, formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Baptist Hospital. Mr. Thompson was a native of Louisville, Ky., and the son of the late Stanley and Mary Sue Cummings Thompson. He was retired from the Trane Company in Clarksville and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ...
Obituary: Mildred B. Spivey (09/09/11)
Mildred B. Spivey, 91, passed away at Meadowbrook Nursing Home on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. She was the last of 11 children and was a member of the Lynnville Church of Christ. Mrs. Spivey was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Wilson H. Spivey; her parents, Clark and Pearl Doggett Burgess; 10 sisters; and three grandchildren...
Obituary: Dale Miller (09/09/11)
Dale Miller, 71, of Smyrna, formerly of Lewisburg, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Miller; four children, Andy Miller of Lewisburg, Rhonda Burkett of Huntsville, Ala., David Miller of Jacksonville, Fla., and Angela Burton of Clarksville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
Obituary: Nancy Carol Nelms Thompson (09/09/11)
Nancy Carol Nelms Thompson, 65, of Pulaski, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in Maury Regional Hospital. She was a native of Giles County, and daughter of the late Ward Nelms and Florence Boatright Nelms of Cornersville. She was a retired nurse tech and member of New Zion Baptist Church...
Obituary: Anna Willette Betty Moore (09/09/11)
Anna Willette Betty Moore, 91, a resident of Herschel Fox Road in Spring Hill, formerly of Hardison Mill, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at NHC Healthcare in Columbia. A native of Long Branch, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Herschel Hubert Betty and the late Nola Mable Braswell. ...
Confehr: On 9/11, 10 years after the attacks (09/09/11)
There's not much new that can be said about anything, including the terrorist attacks 10 years ago this Sunday morning. More scholarly and religious leaders will probably find more to say than I. "This changes everything," was a frequent statement that winter of 2001-02 when one newspaper columnist addressed the terrorists in a widely published article advising them: "You don't know what you've done."...
Valentine: Democrats don't understand economy (09/09/11)
As obvious as the solution to the jobless problem is some Democrats still just don't get it. Take Maxine Waters . . . please! No, seriously, Rep. Maxine Waters says we need a $1 trillion jobs program. Didn't we already try that? Didn't the stimulus program bomb?...
Letters to the Editor (09/09/11)
Dear Editor: So, why am I not surprised by the "re-opening" of the landfill? Apparently, all the owners of the landfill had to do was to wait for a change in government so they could get approval for dumping our waste in a sinkhole. Why should I believe that Waste Management could contain leakage from a sinkhole?...