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Stories from Friday, February 17, 2012

Lewisburg Walkway extension construction starts this summer (02/17/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer An .89-mile extension of the Lewisburg Walkway along Collins Creek to the Columbia State Community College campus on South Ellington Parkway should be completed by Christmas, according to a project manager with a Murfreesboro-based engineering company who spoke about the walkway recently...
No organized Democratic Party here (02/17/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer There is no organized Democratic Party in Marshall County, according to a spokesman for the Tennessee Democratic Party who spoke Wednesday while referring to party records in Nashville. "Out of 95 counties, 91 or 92 elected new county leadership. Marshall County is one of the three or four where we're looking for someone to carry the mantel," state party Communications Director Brandon Puttbrese said...
Split vote OKs training day (02/17/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Lively and sometimes argumentative discussions preceded some votes at the school board's February meeting, and the first eruption was when next year's school calendar came up for approval. "The elementary supervisors and the Race to the Top coordinator (Suzanne Ingram) have asked for a third professional development (PD) day" to address student achievement issues, said calendar committee chairman Barbara Kennedy...
Council wants a price that's right (02/17/12)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Lewisburg councilmen on Tuesday sought a balance between a brush chipper priced at $247,000 and some $30,000 budgeted for a wood chipping service. Residents' yard waste is piling up at the city garage, and public works chief Kenny Ring says when his crew runs a small chipper, "It literally gets hot and it shuts off."...
State gets flexibility on its education standards (02/17/12)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Along with nine other states, last week Tennessee was granted a waiver from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Schools director Roy Dukes announced this during his director's report at the school board meeting Feb. 9, though most board members had already heard it on the news...
Irizarry signs with Coffeyville Community College (02/17/12)
After turning in a record setting 2011 campaign, Marshall County High School senior tailback Trevor Irizarry became the fifth member of his class to receive a football scholarship this month when he signed a letter of intent to play at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. Having played at Lawrence County High School the three previous years, Irizarry made a huge splash at MCHS as a senior and rushed for a single season school record 2,038 yards and 24 touchdowns while averaging a whopping 9.2 yards per carry.
Tigers turn Page to region berth (02/17/12)
The Marshall County Tigers went coast-to-coast in a not so pretty 62-48 win over Page in the first round of the District 12-AA Tournament Wednesday night at Dottie Kelso Memorial Gymnasium in Lewisburg, clinching a berth in the upcoming Region 6-AA, but first a date with archival Giles County looms in a Friday night district tournament semifinal at East Hickman. The Tigers have lost both meetings this year to the second-seeded Bobcats, and if they turn the ball over 31 times like they did versus the Patriots, it will be a road trip west for the Tigers next week.
Tigerettes outlast Lewis County (02/17/12)
The Marshall County Tigerettes (11-17) lived to fight another day after defeating the fourth seeded Lewis County Lady Panthers 51-47 on the road Tuesday night in the first round of the District 12-AA tournament. Having split a pair of tightly contested games with Lewis County (14-9) during the regular season, the fifth seeded Tigerettes controlled the first half of Tuesday's contest and led by as many as 13 points in the second quarter prior to taking a 32-25 advantage into the break.
High drama sends Rockets to title game (02/17/12)
Forrest dug a deep hole early in the District 9-A Tournament semifinals versus Cascade Tuesday night at MTCS, trailing by as many as thirteen points in the first half before a never-say-die attitude lifted the top-seeded Rockets to a dramatic 42-39 come from behind win over the Champions. The Rockets (23-7), move to Friday night's title game versus host MTCS (14-14), who beat second-seeded Community 58-49 in the second semifinal Tuesday night.
Santa Fe subdues Bulldogs (02/17/12)
On Wednesday night, the Cornersville Bulldogs saw their season come to an end when they were defeated 46-30 on the road by the second seeded Santa Fe Wildcats in the first round of the District 11-A tournament. After narrowly losing 48-46 to the Wildcats in their previous encounter on Jan. 24, the Bulldogs (2-22) nipped at Santa Fe's heels in the first half of Wednesday's contest and trailed just 18-17 at the break.
Public Record (02/17/12)
Marriage licenses Robert Lewis Braden and Burma Jeam Collins Stovall; Brian Keith Cozart and Amber Leann Black; Andrew Glen Fleming and Anna Marie Vincent; Eric Wayne Pafford and Rachel Anne Smith Staggs; Juan Carlos Pulido Cazares and Maricela Meza Beltran; Matthew Denton Roach and Janice May Clark; Danny Owen Rowland and Marion Jeanette Hooten Williams; Mark Harrison Snyder and Corey Lee Ledbetter Jolly...
I'd rather be right than President; Will Rogers (02/17/12)
The great American humorist, Will Rogers, is quoted because of answers to our question of the week below. Did the president fix it? This column is about what some folks have called one of the first things they turn to when they get their Tribune. Surprised me. Obituaries are frequently called one of the best-read columns in any paper. People supposedly look to see if they're listed there...