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Maury Regional EMS Presents Annual Helicopter Expo

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — In celebration of National EMS Week, Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Vanderbilt LifeFlight will present the annual EMS Night Out Helicopter and Safety Expo on Tuesday, May 19, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Whitthorne Middle School in Columbia.


The event will feature exhibits of emergency aircraft from Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Air Evac Lifeteam, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Metro Nashville Police Department, and Huntsville MedFlight. Personnel from each department will be available to discuss the mission and capabilities of the units.


A number of other emergency agencies will participate in the event, including Vanderbilt, Maury Regional EMS, Tennessee Department of Health,  Maury County Hazardous Materials Team, Columbia Fire Department, Maury County Fire Department, Maury County Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee State Parks, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, and several local law enforcement agencies.


The expo is open to the community; however, emergency medical technicians, critical care nurses, paramedics and occupational medicine personnel are especially encouraged to attend. The program is free. There is no need to register. Each participant will be awarded .2 Continuing Education Units.


For more information about the upcoming expo, call 931.490.4650.

Governor Declares May “Putting Investors First” Month

Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed May 2015 “Putting Investors First’ Month as a way to recognize the importance the investment profession as foundation of a strong and growing state economy. The proclamation acknowledges the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Societies in Tennessee for their commitment to excellence in the investment profession and for being champions for ethical behavior in investment markets.

The CFA Society of Nashville is the leading association of local investment professionals.  Their mission is to enable members to be leaders in the middle Tennessee investment community by promoting the value of the CFA designation and facilitating the exchange of ideas and resources among members and with the public.

“Putting Investors First” Month is the beginning of the campaign by the CFA Society of Nashville to celebrate the independent member society’s 50 years in the city, culminating with the Future of Finance Celebration to be held in July. The theme of the celebration will be to highlight the importance of professionals and regulators working together to protect the interests of the individual investor.  As part of the celebration, the Society will be raising donations to support two important financial literacy organizations in Tennessee: Rock the Street, Wall Street™ and the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission.

Rock The Street, Wall Street™ promotes careers in finance to high school girls. The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission is a program of the Tennessee Treasury Department with a mission to equip Tennesseans with the knowledge to make sound financial decisions. These two organizations are focused on raising the next generation to be educated and informed investors. For more interest in the CFA Society of Nashville, visit CFASociety.org/Nashville.


NASHVILLE—The state veterinarian is advising horse owners of four confirmed cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in West Tennessee.

Four horses stabled at three locations in Henderson County recently tested positive for EIA. A second round of screening confirmed the positive results. State officials are now testing additional horses that stabled with or live near the infected horses.

EIA is a viral disease most commonly transmitted by biting insects. At this time, there is no vaccine or treatment. Although an infected horse can run a low-grade fever or become lethargic, often there are no clinical signs. A horse remains infected throughout its lifetime and can pass the disease to other horses. Owners of EIA-positive horses have two options:  lifetime quarantine of the animal or euthanasia.

A yearly Coggins test will screen for antibodies that are indicative of the presence of EIA. State law requires a negative Coggins test for any horse that is transported from its home farm to any event or other location.

To ensure the safety of your horse, make sure its Coggins test is current and that your animal does not have close contact with any horses that are not up-to-date. Cleanliness in and around your barn and a manure management plan can also help reduce the fly population.

The state veterinarian and staff are focused on animal health and disease prevention through disease testing and surveillance.

Tennessee normally experiences a few cases of EIA each year. For more information, contact your local veterinarian or the state veterinarian’s office at 615-837-5120.

State Versus Wood

On April 13, 2015 the court ordered Darlene Wood of Lewisburg to post a $7000 bond to provide for the cost associated with the care, boarding, and feed of the 8 horses the State seized from her in April 2015. She was given 10 days to post that bond. According to Judge Lee Bussart, Ms. Wood has failed to post the court mandated bond so the horses have been forfeited to the State.


NASHVILLE – County unemployment rates for March 2015, released today, show the rates decreased in 88 counties, increased in five counties, and remained the same in two counties. Specific county information for March is available on the Internet; enter http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/LaborMAR2015.pdf.

Marshall County Unemployment rate for March 2015 was 5.5% which is down 0.5% from February this year and also down 1.1% from March of 2014.

Wine In Grocery Stores On The May 5th Ballot

All registered voters of the City of Lewisburg will be able to cast a vote on May 5th on an issue that affects all the residents in Lewisburg - wine in grocery stores.   Two wards of the City's five wards will vote to elect someone to be their Councilman for the next four years.  However, all wards will be open at regular polling places on May 5th. The only item on the ballot will be on whether or not to sell wine in grocery stores.

Citizens of Lewisburg signed a petition to get wine in grocery stores on the ballot but very few people are aware there is a vote taking place on May 5, 2015 to decide this issue.

Early voting is open until April 30th from 8 am to 4 pm at the Hardison School Annex Building in the Election Office​. All voters must have a photo ID in order to vote.



NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for March was 6.3 percent, three-tenths of one percentage point lower than the February revised rate of 6.6 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for March was 5.5 percent, unchanged from the prior month.

Economic Summary

  • Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate declined from 6.4 percent to 6.3 percent while the national rate declined from 6.6 percent to 5.5 percent.
  • Total nonfarm employment decreased 4,400 jobs from February to March. The largest decreases occurred in accommodation/food services, trade/transportation/utilities, and mining/logging/construction.
  • Over the year, nonfarm employment increased 49,300 jobs. The largest increases occurred in trade/transportation/utilities, professional/business services, and education/health services.

Nashville – The recent winter storms were hard on Tennessee’s landscape. Heavy ice brought down limbs and trees across the state. Brush pile burning is one of the best ways for landowners to clean up woody debris from the storms.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is reminding citizens that outdoor burning requires a permit through May 15. 

If you are burning a leaf or brush pile that is smaller than 8 feet by 8 feet in size, log on to www.burnsafetn.org to secure a permit.


For a larger burn, apply for a permit by calling your local Division of Forestry burn permit phone number Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone numbers can be found by visiting www.burnsafetn.org.

Burn permits are free. Residents should check with their city and county government for any local restrictions.


Once you have obtained a burn permit, remember these tips:

  • Develop a bare-soil perimeter around the fire.
  • Notify neighbors and local fire departments in advance.
  • Have a leaf rake and access to water for fire control.
  • Be aware that wind can blow the fire in the wrong direction.
  • Stay with the fire until it is extinguished. It is illegal to leave an open fire unattended.


In 2014, debris fires that got out of control were the leading cause of wildfires in Tennessee, burning 5,366 acres statewide.

Burning debris without a permit is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine and jail time.

Arson was the second leading cause of wildfires last year but accounted for the most acreage damaged, with 7,800 acres burned. Wildland arson is a class C felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Anyone with information about suspected arson activity should call the state Fire Marshal’s Arson Hotline toll-free at 1-800-762-3017.

Obtaining a Burning Permit by Phone

Permits are free of charge and may be obtained by calling the phone number listed below for the county in which the burning will be done. Burning permits are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays. Permits may be obtained in advance for weekends and holidays.

The number to call in Marshall, Bedford, and Maury Counties is (877) 350-BURN (2876)


NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will soon accept applications for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. These federal funds are granted to enhance production and competitiveness of specialty crops, including fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, tree nuts, floriculture and other nursery crops. The grants are authorized through the federal Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 and are administered by TDA.


Applications will only be accepted online beginning April 15. You will find a template and additional information at www.tn.gov/agriculture/marketing/scbg.shtml. The deadline to apply is May 8.

Universities, institutions, cooperatives, producers, and industry or community-based organizations may submit a proposal for funding. The program aims to support projects that directly impact multiple Tennessee producers and will have a positive, long-lasting impact on Tennessee agriculture. All recipients must be recognized by the IRS.


Proposals are reviewed and ranked according to criteria provided on the website. Applicants will be notified by June 12 whether TDA intends to present their projects to the USDA. First-time recipients have a funding limit of $25,000.

If you would like help planning your project, TDA is hosting a workshop April 14 at Ellington Agricultural Center. The workshop runs from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. CDT in the Ed Jones Auditorium. There is no charge to participate and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and type “RSVP for April 14” in the subject line. Your email should include your name, the name of your business and number of attendees.


For more information regarding the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

State Fire Marshal Reminds Residents To Create Fire Escape Plan

NASHVILLE – If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households estimated that it would take at least six minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often much less.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging Tennesseans to create a home fire escape plan similar to the one featured in this public service announcement developed by the Oak Ridge Fire Department.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office also offers the following tips for making your own home fire escape plan:

Plan Your Escape

• Draw a floor-plan of your home, marking two ways out of every room.

• Agree on an outside meeting place (something permanent, like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) a safe distance from the home where everyone should gather in an emergency.

• Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year. Practice using different ways out.


Be Prepared

• Install smoke alarms inside and outside every sleeping area and on every level of your home.

• Test your smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries at least once a year. Replace your smoke alarms every 10 years.

• Ensure everyone in the household knows the sound of the smoke alarm and what it signifies.

• Ensure everyone in the household can unlock and open all doors and windows, even in the dark.

• If a room has a window air conditioner, make sure there is still a second way out of the room. Windows with security bars, grills, and window guards should have emergency release devices. Make sure you can operate these.

• Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them.

• Teach your children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them.


Get Out

• If the smoke alarm sounds or fire is discovered in your home, get out fast.

• Doors need to be tested before opening them. Use the back of your hand to see if the door is warm. If it is, use another escape route.

• If you have to escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your way out.

• If you are trapped, close all doors between you and the fire. Stuff the cracks around the doors with clothes or towels to keep out smoke. Call the fire department, wait at a window and signal for help with a light-colored cloth or a flashlight.


Stay Out

• Once you are out, stay out. Don't go back inside for any reason.

• Call the fire department from your safe meeting place.

• If people or pets are trapped, notify the fire department and let them handle the rescue efforts.


For more fire safety information, download the State Fire Marshal’s Office home fire safety checklist at (http://www.tn.gov/fire/documents/HomeFireSafetyChecklist.pdf).

Kindergarten Registration Marshall County 2015-2015 Third Chance

Marshall County Schools, May 5, 2015

Kindergarten Registration 2015-2016 (Second Opportunity)

Parents who are enrolling children into kindergarten in the Marshall County School System for the 2015-16 school year should bring the following information with them to register:

  • Official birth certificate – NOT MOTHER’S COPY
  • Child’s social security card
  • Immunization record
  • Current physical examination
  • Proof of residency in Marshall County
  • Photo identification of parent/guardian

*All registration will be done at the individual elementary schools.

*Children must be 5 years of age on or before August 15, 2015, in order to attend kindergarten during the 2015-16 school year.

* Students must be registered by their custodial parent.

*Please Note – Students and parents MUST register at the elementary school within their residential district.  For those wishing to enroll outside of their bus district, a request form must be completed and filed with the Attendance Office of the Marshall County Board of Education.  Requests will be considered on a first come basis



Lewisburg bus route – Oak Grove Elementary, 1645 Franklin Pike, Lewisburg

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:00 - 12:00   AND   3:30 – 5:30

Cornersville bus route – Cornersville Elementary School, 485 North Main Street, Cornersville

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 9:00 – 3:00

Chapel Hill bus route – Chapel Hill Elementary School, 415 South Horton Parkway, Chapel Hill

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 9:00 – 3:00


Select a station below to listen to our live broadcast!



WJJM 94.3 FM Marshall County High

WJJM FMeXtra Forrest High School (IPhone/Ipad/Ipod)

WJJM FMeXtra Forrest High School(Link#2)

WJJM 1490 AM Cornersville High School


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