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Stories from Wednesday, March 19, 2008

1,000 homes getting carts (03/19/08)
The Recycling Committee here is proceeding with the purchase of 1,000 recycling carts for use at households in the southwest part of town during a pilot program starting this spring. Otto Environmental Systems of Charlotte, N.C., was found to be the low bidder for the carts. They're large green rubber-like plastic barrels with two wheels, a handle and a lid. Recyclable paper, metal and plastic are to be placed in the carts for pickup on Wednesdays starting April 23...
Photo of Master of Jazz hung at Ellington Agriculture Center (03/19/08)
NASHVILLE -- State Agriculture Commissioner Ken Givens has honored 2007 Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion owners Lee Wall and Mike McGartland and trainer Jimmy McConnell. Givens recognized Wall, McGarland and McConnell during a luncheon of industry leaders and supporters at the Ellington Agricultural Center. Givens represented Governor Phil Bredesen at the event that's become a tradition for contributors to the Walking Horse industry...
Robertson denied by police boad (03/19/08)
Lewisburg's Police Advisory Board won't act on issues predating its creation, according to a board vote last week when police approached the panel about sergeant stripes. Cpl. Jackie Robertson asked the board in January to consider reinstating him as sergeant after City Manager Eddie Fuller demoted him following consultation with City Attorney Bill Haywood and Interim Chief David Ray...
Russians visit local farms (03/19/08)
Government regulation of food processing from pasture through production houses were topics of discussion among visitors to Marshall County from the Republics of Georgia and Armenia, their translator said last week. They were here "'to learn about food safety,'" Alexander Odishvili, senior specialist with the National Service of Food Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection of Georgia, said through an interpreter. "'What laws do you have about systems working and slaughter houses?'"...
Local educator screens state tests (03/19/08)
Marshall County's assistant director of schools was among educators from across the state last week in Nashville where they removed cultural bias from questions in annual tests taken by Tennessee's public school students. "We have to be sure that we're testing the skill that students are supposed to know," said Dan Long, the state's executive director of assessment, evaluation, research and e-learning, while explaining state officials' work to make tests fair...
Briefs (03/19/08)
The Marshall County Education Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to upcoming college juniors and seniors who are majoring in education. Applications are now available at all high schools in the Marshall County school system, and at the Memorial Library. The deadline for application is May 9, 2008...
Princess Sadie Reigns for a Day (03/19/08)
By Karen Hall Staff Writer Sadie Gentry, 11, of Lewisburg is going to Disney World with her family next month, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the youth group of North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro. "This is our third year in a row to partner with Make-A-Wish," said Youth Minister David Skidmore. ...
DAR holds George Washington Tea (03/19/08)
The Robert Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at 2 p.m., February 23, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall for its annual George Washington Tea. Regent Bonnie Scheuc-henzuber played the National Society's informative and interesting DVD, "We Are the DAR", which showed the many projects...
Chris Young to appear at the Dixie Theater (03/19/08)
Rising country recording star Chris Young will be in Lewisburg on March 22nd to perform an acoustic show at the Dixie Theater. Tickets are on sale at the theater this week, and are only $10.00. When asked why Young was scheduling a concert in Lewisburg, he replied that his grandparents, who live in Columbia, and other relatives that live in the area had asked him to do a local show. ...
Ariya named March of Dimes Ambassador (03/19/08)
Every year the March of Dimes selects a local ambassador for its fundraising walks. The walks, formerly called WalkAmerica, have been re-named March for Babies this year. Lewisburg's ambassador for 2008 is Ariya Sharma, the 3 1/2 year old daughter of Rajat and Misti Sharma. Ariya will be on hand in Rock Creek Park on April 19 to charm walkers with her lovely smile and lively personality...
New pastor at Church St. Church of Christ (03/19/08)
On Sunday, March 2, the Church Street Church of Christ welcomed John B. Tracy as its new pulpit minister. John was born in Columbus, Ohio, where he graduated from high school in 1967. He attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, and graduated with honors with a BA in Speech in 1971...
Mildred Wilson (03/19/08)
Mildred Wilson Mrs. Mildred Wilson, 87, of Franklin, formerly of Lewisburg, died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at NHC Cool Springs Healthcare. Mrs. Wilson was a native of Morgan County, Alabama, and owned and operated Mi-Lady's Beauty Shop in the early 1950's and was employed with Taylor's Hospital as purchasing agent in the 1980's. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Flossie Mae Whitehead (03/19/08)
Flossie Mae Whitehead Ms. Flossie Mae Whitehead, 63, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at her residence. Ms. Whitehead was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Sanford Corporation and was a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Odie and Dorothy Chilton Whitehead; brother, Ronnie Whitehead; and son-in-law, Billy Wayne Moore...
Robert Luna (03/19/08)
Robert Luna Mr. Robert "Bobby" Luna, 74, of Franklin, died Friday, March 14, 2008. Mr. Luna was a national high school All-American football player while he was at Hunstville High School and went on to play at the University of Alabama and in the NFL. ...