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Stories from Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas cheer (12/20/07)
Bakin' Cakes holds coffee (12/20/07)
Phillips won't seek re-election (12/20/07)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Changes are afoot at Lewisburg City Hall. Mayor Bob Phillips has told friends he won't run for re-election. The tenure of a couple of councilmen has also become a topic of discussion among officials and city residents...
Grants Awarded to County schools (12/20/07)
NASHVILLE -- The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has awarded $1,340 in grants to Marshall County schools to help respond to specific needs of the region. "The Community Found-ation of Middle Tennessee believes in the present and future of Middle Tennessee and supports Marshall County schools working to improve the quality of life in our communities," said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation. ...
Lawyers, buses considered by school board (12/20/07)
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Another attorney and more bids on buses were considered by the Marshall County Board of Education when it met Thursday at school headquarters. Chuck Cagle, a Nashville attorney who specializes in education issues, spoke with the board on its request to consider having him available if necessary... for the rest of the story, please pick up a December 19th edition...
Christmas concert (12/20/07)
Day Care rallies around (12/20/07)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer "It's made Christmas for us out here," Betty Ann Ogilvie, director of Wee Care Inc., says about the angel tree standing in the lobby of the Lewisburg day care. Skylar Lee, 5, had only been at Wee Care for a few weeks last summer when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Skylar spent a month at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and has been undergoing chemotherapy that will continue weekly until at least February...
Schools adopt uniform grading (12/20/07)
By Dale James Editor The five Marshall County elementary school principals met last week and worked out a system-wide grading and assessment plan intended to standardize how a student's progress is measured. Under the plan, grades in first and second grades will be based 90 percent to 100 percent on class work and tests, and 0 percent to 10 percent on homework...
Sex Q&A sparsely attended (12/20/07)
By Dale James Editor If Marshall County parents have any qualms about the family life classes to be offered to area eighth-graders beginning in January, it was not apparent from the number of people attending last week's question-and-answer session at the board of education offices...
Ex-mayor was 'a prince of a fellow' (12/20/07)
Robert Hastings Loyd, the mayor of Lewisburg from 1971-'73, died Saturday. He was 89. "He was a prince of a fellow," said Lewisburg Mayor Bob Phillips, who recalled his predecessor arriving at the First Presbyterian Church for a Christmas Eve service when snow had to be cleared...
'Prayin' time' FHS staff relieved bomb threat proves baseless (12/20/07)
By Clint Confehr & Dale James Marshall Tribune CHAPEL HILL -- Law enforcement officials have "a couple of names" of suspects to pursue in last week's bomb threat at Forrest High School. Classes at the school were suspended Friday and two home basketball games with Community High School postponed until next year after a threatening note was found in a boys' bathroom at the school, school officials said...
Downtown renovation loans expanded (12/20/07)
Lewisburg City Council has expanded the permitted use of money it has to loan for improvements to buildings in the area around Marshall County's courthouse. Previously, up to $100,000 was available from the city's Urban Development Action Grant fund for improvements to the exteriors of buildings around the courthouse square and the surrounding blocks...
Memos (12/20/07)
The Marshall County Board of Public Utilities is ending the water give-a-way program. The last days for the program are today from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 22, from 8 to 10 a.m. The Berean Baptist Church choir will give the final performance of "Let There Be Light" at the Summit, at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20...
Local Meetings (12/20/07)
The Town of Chapel Hill Beer Board will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Chapel Hill Police and Fire Department, 119 N. Horton Pkwy, to consider the beer permit request for Park Market, 4364 Nashville Hwy, made by Keshar Inc...
FMS Rockets finish second, say good-bye to popular coach (12/20/07)
The 47th Annual World Tournament ended Saturday night in Chapel Hill with the FMS Rockets taking second place and the seven year reign of their popular Head Coach Todd Garrison also ended as he coached his last game. The Rockets lost the final to Sunset Middle School 39-34 in a gallant effort versus the powerful Williamson County team and lost Garrison who is re-locating back to his home state of Kentucky...
Tigers make it eight straight with come from behind victory (12/20/07)
The Marshall County Tigers are rolling along and are finding ways to win ballgames even when they are not at their best and that is a true mark of a very good team. On Friday night in Lewisburg the MCHS squad trailed for much of the contest before they turned it on late to edge Hickman County 63-61...
Santa Claus makes early stop at LMS Christmas Tournament (12/20/07)
Old St. Nick made an early stop and dropped presents off for the LMS squads at the 2nd Annual Lewisburg Middle Basketball Tournament Saturday as both the boy's team and the girl's team came away with dramatic victories over Cameron Middle School. The two-day tournament featured eight different teams from as far away as Nashville to North Alabama and the game card had fourteen total contests, but the most dramatic two games were the last two games played by the LMS squads...
Rockets fall short in World tourney (12/20/07)
By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer The 47th Annual World Tournament ended Saturday night in Chapel Hill with the Forrest Middle School Rockets taking second place and the seven-year reign of popular head coach Todd Garrison coming to a close. The Rockets lost the final to Sunset Middle School 39-34 in a gallant effort to send their coach off with a final victory and a tournament trophy. Garrison is relocating back to his home state of Kentucky...
Santa makes early stop at LMS tournament (12/20/07)
By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer Old St. Nick made an early stop and dropped presents off for the LMS squads at the 2nd Annual Lewisburg Middle Basketball Tournament Saturday as both the boys' team and the girls' team came away with dramatic victories over Cameron Middle School...
Tigerettes beat Hickman, 60-38 (12/20/07)
By Anthony S. Puca Staff Writer The Hickman County Lady Bulldogs gave the Marshall County High School Tigerettes all they could handle for a half Friday night in Lewisburg. But the Class AA defending state runners-up showed the kind of grit and determination that took them so far last year as they outscored Hickman 21-7 in the third quarter that propelled them to a 60-38 victory to move to 10-1 on the season...
Willard Dale Hughes (12/20/07)
Mr. Willard Dale Hughes, 59, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007. He was a native of Arkansas, a retired General Motors engineer, and a member of East Commerce Baptist Church where he taught a Sunday school class. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lovie Hall Hughes; granddaughter, Aurora Crystal Hughes; and brother-in-law, Gregory Wayne Shinn...
Lisa Ann Giles Ashworth (12/20/07)
Mrs. Lisa Ann Giles Ashworth, 39, of Eagleville, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, in Nashville. Mrs. Ashworth was a native of Williamson County, a receptionist for a local doctor's office, and a member of the Peytonsville Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother, Patricia Ann Giles of Eagleville; father and stepmother, Larry Wayne and Ada Giles Sr. ...
John Raymond Marcum (12/20/07)
Mr. John Raymond Marcum, 86, of Petersburg, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at the V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro. Mr. Marcum was a native of Kentucky. He was an army veteran of World War II and was retired from Redstone Arsenal. He was a farmer and a member of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau...
Thomas Harder Chunn (12/20/07)
Mr. Thomas Harder Chunn, 94, of Columbia, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at the Life Care Center of Columbia. Mr. Chunn was born Nov. 27, 1913, in Marshall County. He was a veteran of World War II and a founder of the Global War Veterans organization. He was a real estate broker and auctioneer in Columbia. With his wife Martha, also a real estate broker, he conducted business as Chunn Land and Mortgage for many years and was active in the formation of the Maury County Board of Realtors...
Kenneth Lee Brown (12/20/07)
Mr. Kenneth Lee Brown, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, in St. Thomas Hospital. Mr. Brown was a native of Marshall County. He retired as superintendent of Lewisburg Gas Depart-ment after 41 years of service and continued as a consultant for nine more years. ...
Free Christmas decorations from economic development (12/20/07)
A small South Central Tennessee town acquired Christmas decorations for its courthouse square, its major boulevard and nearby avenues at virtually no cost because of an inspired use of a federally funded economic development program. This 20-year-old story is worth re-telling now because it's the season, but also because here, there's the prospect of doing the same thing with the new business park on Mooresville Highway where a couple of on-going stories have revealed recurring efforts for more and better employment in Lewisburg.. ...