Funeral for former Sheriff Les Helton to be held Sunday
Leslie Walker Helton Leslie Walker "Les" Helton, 70, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Columbia. Family members will receive friends from 3 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Sheppard and Mr. Wayne Coomes officiating. Burial will follow in Simpson Cemetery in the Rover Community of Bedford County...
Pre-schoolers sing for firefighters
Tribune photo by Ivory Riner Pictured, from left, are Lt. Jeff Crick, Bobby Eddie, Clint Williams, Ricky Cook, Darwin Dickson, Cody Street, and Capt. Steve Anderson with children from the Sunshine Kids Preschool. Sunshine Kids is a ministry of the Church Street Church of Christ in Lewisburg. ...
Puca named sports editor of the Tribune
By Karen Hall Editor Anthony S. Puca, who has been writing about sports for the Tribune since 2006, has now been named sports editor. He retired from General Motors in June 2006, and shortly thereafter saw an ad in the Tribune for a reporter. "Let me just go see what they want," said Puca, who was already growing bored with retirement...
Cops for Kids held Saturday
By Ivory Riner Staff Writer The Lewisburg Police Department hosted their annual Cops for Kids program Saturday. The program has been around since the '80s or '90s, and Capt. Rebekah Mitchell has been in charge for about eight years. This year, 120 students were chosen from Westhills, Marshall Elementary, and Oak Grove to participate in a day filled with shopping and eating. ...
Veteran returns to Korea to receive a medal
By Karen Hall Editor A Marshall County man and his wife made the long trip to South Korea this summer so that he could revisit the land he fought for and receive an Ambassador of Peace medal from the South Korean government. Ralph and Dorothy Grubb left Nashville on July 22 and returned a week later, with an album full of pictures, and a ton of memories they are glad to share...
Community Christmas Tree lighted on Saturday
By Karen Hall Editor After a successful Rotary Christmas parade earlier in the afternoon, people gathered on the square again as darkness fell for the ceremonial first lighting of the community Christmas tree in Public Square Park. "Merry Christmas," exclaimed Mayor Jim Bingham. "Isn't this a great way to start the Christmas season? I hope this becomes a tradition."...
Chamber of Commerce holds annual dinner
By Ivory Riner Staff Writer The Chamber of Commerce hosted their yearly business meeting and dinner Monday night at Henry Horton State Park. Picker's Creek Winery offered wine tasting at the Meet and Greet, hosted by Michael Wealth Management, which started at 5:30 p.m. ...
Students study the Duck River, help Henry Horton State Park
By Karen Hall Editor A program to teach fifth graders about natural resources and conservation, and help them learn to appreciate and care for Henry Horton State Park was back in the schools last week to follow up a day the students spent at the park in early October...