Bark in the Park is a howling success
By Jacki Moss Special to the Tribune You've heard the saying that everyone and her dog was at some event? Well, that homily was a fact at Saturday's Bark in the Park. Lisa Laidlaw, walking enjoying the event with Casper said, "I'm here to support the shelter and their adoptions. I don't think that any dog should ever die in a shelter."...
Graves of unknown soldiers well tended near Natchez Trace
By Karen Hall Editor Graves of 13 unknown soldiers alongside the Natchez Trace are as well-tended as if they had family members in the area. The first weekend in May, we drove the Natchez Trace Parkway from US 64, west of Lawrenceburg, almost all the way to Jackson, Miss. The Parkway mostly parallels the old Trace itself, and when I saw a sign saying "Old Trace" I pulled over so we could stretch our legs and see what the old Trace looked like...
Festival atmosphere on the square Saturday as first Cruise-In held
By Karen Hall Editor In spite of difficulties encountered during the week leading up to the event, the first Second Saturday of the summer was a great success on Lewisburg's courthouse square. "The bouncy things have been a real hit," said Lewisburg Downtown Alliance Chairman Leland Carden in mid-afternoon. "There are about 20 vendors, and everyone's selling something. We're pleased with the turn out and the vendors."...
Nancy Jane Burnett Strong
Nancy Jane Burnett Strong, 75, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, due to complications of a stroke suffered in October 2010. Nancy, daughter of Mildred Evelyn Hyde Burnett and Emerson Burnett, was born in Nashville on March 1, 1938 She graduated from Marshall County High School where she was active in girls' basketball and founded the girls' club. ...
Marshall County man receives award for 50 years of safe flying
By Karen Hall Editor A man who has been flying longer than some of us have been alive was recognized for 50 years of safe flying by the Federal Aviation Adminstration at a small ceremony at Ellington Airport Wednesday. Bob Hill of the FAA came to Lewisburg especially to present the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to Bob Peters at a luncheon gathering...
Bingham is Lewisburg's new mayor
By Karen Hall Editor Jim Bingham triumphed in a three-way race for mayor of Lewisburg. Turnout was still low compared to the number of registered voters, but 694 people, 56 percent, cared enough to vote for Bingham. Bill Williams got 28 percent of the vote, while Mike Farrar trailed in with 16 percent...
Teachers do their work in all kinds of places
By Karen Hall Editor If you tour Marshall County schools, everything looks great at first. Halls are clean and brightly decorated, students are moving from room to room in an orderly fashion, teachers are friendly and enjoying their jobs. Start opening some doors, however, and you see a different picture...
Downtown Alliance prepares for first Second Saturday
By Karen Hall Editor Downtown Alliance members are excited about the first Second Saturday of the summer, to be held Saturday, May 11. At its meeting last week the LDA firmed up plans for the all-day event. "Every active member will need to participate," said member Ken Todd. He plans to recruit some volunteer helpers from Marshall County High School as well...
Working to keep Rock Creek Park beautiful
By Karen Hall Editor Local women, including Mayor Barbara Woods, gathered in Rock Creek Park Monday morning to tidy up the landscaping in front of the Farmers Market pavilion. They were members of the Beautification Committee. As a Three-Star community, Lewisburg is required to have a beautification committee, and it must undertake several projects every year...
Miss Tennessee visits schools here ahead of TCAP testing this week
By John I. Carney Staff Writer Miss Tennessee, Chandler Lawson of Tullahoma, visited all of Marshall County's elementary schools on Friday to encourage students to do their best on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) test. Lawson mentioned the test during an appearance at Marshall Elementary School, and her first mention of it drew little enthusiasm...