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State of TN Unemployment Rates Increase In June 2016

With the seasonal closing of schools, county unemployment rates for June 2016, released Thursday, show the rates increased in all 95 Tennessee counties.

For the month of June, Davidson County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate at 3.8 percent. The rate for Marshall County also increased 1.2 percent from 3.7 to 4.9 from May to June 2016.

Tennessee's preliminary unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent, remaining the same from the previous month's revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for June was 4.9 percent, up two tenth of a percentage point from May.

City Of Lewisburg Receives $23,080.00 In Green Development Grant Funds

In a press release received Wednesday from City of Lewisburg Mayor, Jim Bingham, he expressed the appreciation of the city to the divisions of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Stormwater Association, Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation and their staff for making it possible for Lewisburg to receive over $23,000 in Green Development Grant funds.

He also thanked the Lewisburg City Council for their contribution in making this grant a reality. Without their support this improvement plan would not have been possible. And lastly, he thanked the City of Lewisburg's Public Works Department for their countless hours working on this project.

This grant award will be used as a part of the comprehensive plan to improve Rock Creek Park which host numerous events and festivals throughout the year. The City recently removed 4,500 feet of asphalt to create additional green space and replaced it with pervious pavers to improve stormwater runoff and provide a more natural infiltration into the ground. This was one of the priorities identified in the Lewisburg Vision Plan that was adopted earlier.

The City of Lewisburg is committed to continuous improvements, making our Parks System more inviting to our citizens and to their efforts to live a healthy and active life style. The Mayor and the City hopes these improvements at Rock Creek Park will continue to encourage those efforts.

Senator Tracy Encourages Local Residents To Take Advantage Of Sales Tax Holiday

Sales Tax Holiday moved up to July 29 – 31 to give parents an opportunity to purchase necessities before school begins

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), who co-sponsored Tennessee’s sales tax holiday, today encouraged local residents to take advantage of the annual tax savings offered on a variety of products this weekend.  This year’s sales tax holiday was moved up as a result of a new law enacted this year from the first weekend in August to the last weekend in July due to the early start date of many schools in Tennessee.

The 11th annual sales tax holiday assists parents with the costs of back-to-school supplies, as well as providing relief to all taxpayers for variety of other items like clothing under $100 and home computers less than $1,500.

The holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29 and ends at 11:50 on Sunday, July 31.  During the designated three-day Sales Tax Holiday weekend, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on select clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item, and computers or tablet computers with a price of $1,500 or less.  Clothing includes shirts, dresses, pants, coats, gloves, hats, hosiery, neckties, belts, shoes, uniforms, underwear, socks and scarves.  School supplies include items used by a student in a course of study.

For a full list of exempted items or more information, please contact the Tennessee Department of Revenue online at https://www.freetaxweekend.com/tennessee-tax-free-weekend/.


City of Lewisburg Meetings August 2016

1. The Mayor and Council of the City of Lewisburg will hold a work session Monday, August 1st, at 4:00 pm, at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 East Church Street.

2. The Mayor and Council of the City of Lewisburg will hold a public hearing Tuesday, August 9th, at 5:50 p.m., followed by their regular monthly meeting, at 6:00 p.m. at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 East Church Street.

3. The Lewisburg Recreation Board will hold their monthly meeting Monday, August 15th, 6:00pm at the Lewisburg Recreation Center in the small meeting room, 1551 Mooresville Highway.

4. The Community Development Board of the City of Lewisburg will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, August 30th, 12:00 noon, at the Historic 1st Avenue Building, 207 1st Avenue.

5. The Lone Oak Cemetery Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, August 30th, 2016, 4:00 pm, at Lewisburg City Hall, 131 East Church Street.

Safety Belt and Sobriety Road Side Checkpoints For Week of July 27th

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting safety belt and sobriety roadside checkpoints during the week of July 27th.

The Safety Belt Checkpoint will be held on State Route 50 at the 2 mile marker at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 27th.

The Sobriety Checkpoint will be held on Friday, July 29th on State Route 50 at the 0 mile marker at 11 p.m.

Recognizing the danger to unbelted vehicle occupants, Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while unbelted and take corrective actions for other violations observed.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 people every year in the U.S. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The THP recognizes that safety belt and sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools for enforcing the safety belt laws of Tennessee and the battle against impaired driving.

Town of Cornersville Meetings August 2016

The Town of Cornersville will have its regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on August 4, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. at Town Hall in Cornersville. This meeting is open to the public and all citizens are welcome to attend.

Exciting News for Tiger Football Fans

It is official! WJJM FM will now simulcast all home games and post season games from Preston Hopkins Field on WJJM FM and streaming live on the NFHS network. Listeners will have the opportunity to watch the Tiger games at home on their digital devices while listening to the MCHS Football Broadcast crew of Mike Keny, Mike Wiles, Kyle Bolton, Jeff Haislip, and Ike Wiggins. WJJM is proud to be the voice of the Tigers and this promises to be a very exciting year for the MCHS Football squad. This is also an amazing opportunity for all of our advertising partners. GO Tigers.

County Schools To Host Orientation

Marshall County schools will open their doors to students on Wednesday, August 3. But before that big day, schools throughout the system will host open house/orientation.

Cornersville Elementary School (246-4230) will host orientation for all grades on Tuesday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Chapel Hill Elementary School (246-4255) will have parent orientations on the following dates:

*Monday August 1 at 5:00 p.m. – 2nd grade

*Monday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. – 3rd grade

*Tuesday, August 2 at 4:00 p.m. – 1st grade

*Tuesday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. – kindergarten

Delk-Henson Intermediate School (536-0491) orientations will be:

*Monday, August 1 at 4:00 p.m. – 4th grade

*Monday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. – 5th grade

*Tuesday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m. – 6th grade

Oak Grove Elementary School (270-0892) will host parent orientations on:

*Thursday, July 28 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. – 1st grade

*Thursday, July 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – kindergarten

*Thursday, July 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Pre-K

Marshall Elementary School (359-7149) opens the door for orientation:

*August 2, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – 2nd grade

*August 2, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. – 3rd grade

Westhills Elementary School (359-3909) will hold Back to School Night:

*Monday, August 1 at 5:30 p.m. – 4th grade

*Monday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. – 5th and 6th grade

And Lewisburg Middle School (359-1265) will hold Open House on July 28 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students can meet their teachers and receive their schedules for the 2016-2017.

For additional questions, give your child’s school a call.

After School Program in Marshall County School System

Marshall County School System is excited to announce that an after school program for grades kindergarten through 6th grade will be offered in Lewisburg and Cornersville. Power Hour Plus will offer academic assistance and enrichment for all qualified students. Parents or guardians are being asked to carefully review all the information that is provided to you prior to seeking placement for your child or children in this program.

The Power Hour Plus program is free and will begin on Monday, August 15th. If you want your child to participate, you must complete the registration form. These are available on the Marshall County Schools webpage and will be available at the participating schools on the first day of classes. You need to return the registration forms by Monday, August 8th. The site coordinator will notify you in writing if your child has been chosen to be enrolled in the program. If not, your child’s name will be placed on the waiting list and will be enrolled as space becomes available. Transportation will not be provided after the Power Hour Plus school program. Dismissal will begin at 5:15 pm in Cornersville and 5:30 in Lewisburg and you must provide the child’s transportation.

This program is offered through a grant. Based on the grant design, first priority will be given to students who receive free or reduced lunch or show need academic support beyond the school day. If you have any questions contact your child’s school or call Tammy Lewis at 359-1581.

Senator Tracy, Mayor Liggett And Mayor Bingham Announce Major Project To Improve SR-50 Has Been Scheduled To Be Let To Construction Later This Year

(NASHVILLE, TN), July 12, 2016 -- State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham and Marshall County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett announced Tuesday, July 12th, that the Department of Transportation (TDOT) has informed them that a major project to improve SR-50 (N. Ellington Parkway) has been scheduled to be let to construction in December.  The project, which is part of the bypass around Lewisburg, is designed to improve the capacity and operation efficiency of the road.

“This is a huge project,” said Senator Tracy, who is Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.  “It will be a tremendous help in alleviating traffic. Not only will it improve the looks of the area, but it will enhance business growth.  I am very pleased that it is moving forward to the construction phase.”

The project will include the widening of 2.18 miles of SR-50 from a 2-lane section to a 5-lane section.  It will begin just west of SR-106 (Franklin Pike) and ends just east of SR-11 (Verona Avenue).  The portion of the project from just east of SR-106 to west of SR-417 (W Ellington Parkway) will be a 5-lane section with 10-foot shoulders and the remainder of the project will be a 5-lane section with 10-foot shoulders and curb and gutter.  It will include the reconfiguration of the Franklin Road intersection and the Fifth Avenue/Rock Crusher Road intersection and will upgrade 5 existing signalized intersections and a new signalized intersection at SR-50 at SR-106.  It will also include a new bridge over the CSX Railroad and a new Arch Bridge over Snell Branch.

“This project has been worked on for many years, and to have it become a reality is tremendous.  Thanks to everyone, especially Sen. Jim Tracy, who helped make this happen.” Said Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett.

“On behalf of the citizens of Lewisburg, I want to thank Governor Haslam, Commissioner Schroer and his staff at TDOT, and a special thanks to Senator Tracy and Representative Spivey for their leadership on moving this project” added City Mayor, Jim Bingham.

The estimated project cost, including right of way, utilities and construction is estimated at approximately $30 million.  The cost of just construction is approximately $20 million.  Some of the funds will come from $100 million appropriated by the General Assembly this year, which was spearheaded by Tracy, to repay money borrowed from the state’s Highway Trust Fund during the recession.

The project will take approximately 30 months to complete.

Marshall County School System, Divison of Special Education, Will Destroy All Collected Records from 2010 to 2011

This is to serve notice that the Marshall County School System, Division of Special Education, intends to destroy all collected Special Education records dated 2010 through 2011. The original record of students served in Special Education through June 2011 will be irretrievably destroyed. If you would like a copy of your record, please contact the Special Education Office by July 29, 2016, at 931-359-1581, Marshall County Board of Education, 700 Jones Circle, Lewisburg, TN 37091. Marshall County is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Marshall County Meetings July 2016


2. The Marshall County Animal Control Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, July 11th, at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Courthouse Annex Room 2209.

3. The Law Enforcement Committee will hold a meeting July 19, 2016 at 6 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Sheriff’s Office.


* Public comments are to be heard on the amendments proposing: Amending the zoning rresolution of Marshall County in regards to Septic Easements. All interested parties are invited to attend. Tis matter will be on the County Commission agenda of July 25th, 2016 for consideration. A copy of the resolution may be obtained at the County Clerk's Office, for further information call Marshall County Zoning 931-359-8839.

5. The Marshall County Budget Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. This meeting will be held at the courthouse annex kitchen area on the 2nd floor, 1108 Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg.

6. The Marshall County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors will have their regular scheduled monthly  meeting at 9:00 AM on July 27, 2016. The meeting will be held at the Marshall County EOC office located at 230 College St., Lewisburg, TN.



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