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Marshall County’s unemployment rate dropped again for June but not enough to get the county out of the ten worst rates in the state. Unemployment stood at 12.6% for June, down from 16.9% in May, according to numbers released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development... more
The early voting period begins tomorrow, July 17, for the August 6 primary election. In person early voting is available at the Marshall County Election Commission office in the Hardison School Annex in Lewisburg through Saturday, August 1, at noon... more
After years of planning, the state officially celebrated the current construction project at Henry Horton State Park. Gov. Bill Lee was joined by a host of elected officials, state park and general services employees, construction executives, and local residents to focus on the changes and investment at the park... more
Parents and students finally have an answer to their one, over-riding question, at least for now. The Marshall County Board of Education adopted a plan for returning to school at their monthly meeting Monday night. The option chosen, one of three presented, will send students back to school for a half day on August 3, the originally scheduled first day, in a fairly “normal” manner... more
• July 20 - Lewisburg Gas Dept. Monthly Board Meeting at 4 p.m., 505 N Ellington Pkwy. • July 20 - The Marshall County Beekeepers Association will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Berlin Spring Pavilion 2452 Franklin Pike. • July 21 - The Charter Review Committee for the City of Lewisburg will meet on Tuesday, July 21 at 10 a.m. at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 E. Church Street... more
The remainder of the Marshall County Youth Baseball and Softball League’s 2020 season has been cancelled due to a positive COVID-19 test. No information is available on the person who tested positive. “As some may know we had a positive case of COVID-19. We followed protocol and contacted those that came in direct contact,” MCYBSL President Curt Schillig said... more
Lewisburg Police officers arrested a man Tuesday after a tense situation, in which he fired several rounds in the parking lot at the Summit Apartments in Lewisburg. According to witnesses, Eric … more
A shooting on Tuesday sent two Lewisburg men to hospitals. Around 1 p.m. July 7, shots were fired in the parking lot of Marshall County Plaza on the west side of Lewisburg. Reports from the scene indicate that a disagreement of some sort took place, leading to gunfire... more
Whether to wear a mask or not as a preventative against the spread of the COVID-19 virus has become a divisive issue. Marshall County Mayor Mike Keny issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon stating that Marshall County would not require the wearing of protective masks in public... more
Last Thursday’s meeting of the Cornersville Mayor and Board of Aldermen centered on discussion of potential zoning and codes issues at a residence in town. Nathan and Sharon Pennington appeared at the meeting to explain their side of the story to aldermen... more
Executive Director Bernard Childress sent the following memo to member schools on Tuesday regarding the status of high school athletics amidst the Governor's latest State of Emergency order. Yesterday, the Governor’s office extended Tennessee's COVID-19 State of Emergency until August 29, 2020. The Governor's prior order (No. 38) includes limitations and restrictions on contact sporting events and activities... more
The TSSAA Board of Control held a special called meeting on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to discuss the effect that the extended COVID-19 State of Emergency will have on contact sports in the fall. Football, girls' soccer and competitive cheer are considered contact sports... more
Command of one Tennessee National Guard unit might have changed, but the Marshall County connection remains strong. On June 6, the 176th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, based in Johnson City, held a change of command ceremony, from one Lewisburg native to another... more
One special lady in Lewisburg reached a major milestone on Monday, June 1. Very few people have the chance to enjoy a celebration like Melba Blackburn. She celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends. Melba Twitty grew up near Possum Trot and worked at Heil Quaker where she met Hubert Blackburn, whom she married when she was 23 years old. ... more
This past week I had the pleasure of interviewing KJ Johnson, 2019 MCHS graduate and basketball stand-out, who will start his sophomore year at Lipscomb University this fall. Johnson, who attends Lipscomb on a basketball scholarship, recently completed his freshman year online, due to COVID-19. He planned to stay on campus most of the summer and help oversee various kids’ basketball camps, but due to the pandemic, his plans changed and he has been back in his hometown since March... more
Marshall County posted one of the highest unemployment jumps in the state for April. The Tennessee Department of Labor released county unemployment numbers on Thursday afternoon, with the county rate recorded as 24%. Marshall County ranked 90th out of the state’s 95 counties, with the unemployment rate increasing by 20.7% over the March revised rate of 3.3%... more
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted sporting events, concerts, and festivals across the world so far this year, and Marshall County is no exception. In a press release delivered to the Tribune on Friday, the city of Lewisburg announced the cancellation for this year of the city’s annual Goats, Music, and More Festival, scheduled for the second weekend in October... more
A long train of cars, motorcycles, and first responders paraded through the parking lots of NHC Lewisburg on Friday afternoon to bring some cheer and a bit of excitement to the facility. Residents and caregivers, masked and safely spread apart, lined the outside of the building to wave at the family members and well-wishers who drove through to offer encouragement... more
The Chapel Hill Lions Club has announced the cancellation of the Lions Super Pull of the South for 2020. The decision comes in response to the ongoing health and economic crises that have wracked the United States since the outbreak of COVID-19 in late winter... more
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