Community yard sale to be held in Cornersville

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

By Jessica Moore

Staff Writer

The Joint Economic and Community Development Board held their Executive Board meeting Tuesday morning at Columbia State Community College in Lewisburg. Participants were eager to report the latest goings on from each community.

The Town of Cornersville is excited to have their community-wide yard sale in a few weeks. The sale will begin on Saturday, May 31. What is most interesting about this sale is that anyone can set up to sell their items, not just residents of Cornersville. Of course, anyone interested in shopping is most welcome to check it out. Cornersville is looking forward to the event and hopes to have a good turnout along with good community participation. Cornersville will also be making the final touches to the town park as soon as possible.

The City of Lewisburg is considering building a new fire hall and is also looking for a way to solve the issues at the Recreation Center; not only concerning the outdoor pool, but also possible structural issues with the main building. An evaluation will have to be made to determine what is necessary to repair the building, where cracks and leaks are showing up around the gym and walking track.

Chapel Hill continues to look for a new City Manager as well as a new City Treasurer/Recorder, but at this time there is no set deadline for hiring to fill either position. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen plan to take the time necessary to locate the best candidates for the positions. The Dollar General Store in Chapel Hill is hoping to move into a bigger building to better serve the needs of residents in and around the Chapel Hill area.

The Chamber of Commerce report was given by Ritaanne Weaver. She was happy to share with the Board that Sen. Bob Corker congratulated the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce on their new website, commenting on its layout and functionality. The website was built by Marshall County local Clinton Moore. She also mentioned this year will be the 60th year of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, with celebration activities taking place during the Fourth of July.

During the Director's Report, given by Mike Wiles, a few previously mentioned action items were discussed with updates, including steps to ensure smart growth along the corridors into Lewisburg, as well as consistent building codes throughout all five towns/cities within Marshall County.

The Rural Development Conference attended by Wiles and several other Board members was reported to have gone well this year, proving to be very informative. The C.A.M.P. Program with the students in alternative school and the Sheriff's Department has teamed up with the Rec Center to provide those students with a three-month pass to the Rec, providing them with a fun and safe environment to spend time in this summer.

The JECDB will have their next full board meeting June 10 in Petersburg.