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Stories from Monday, May 19, 2008

Tennessee One promotes safe digging procedures (05/19/08)
Safe digging is no accident: Always call 811 before you dig. That was the message at a gas safety and awareness meeting Sunday night in the Family Life Center at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg. The meeting was sponsored by the following gas utilities: BP Pipelines, East Tennessee Natural Gas, Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation, Atmos Energy, Lawrenceburg Utility Systems and Lewisburg Gas Department. ...
CSCC will host College for a day (05/19/08)
COLUMBIA -- Start your rising eighth grade or incoming fall 2008 ninth grade student on the right path to college success. Attend Columbia State Community College's College for a Day: Community College Experience workshop on Saturday, May 31, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m...
Lucky Ladies' Pink Die coming to a yard near you (05/19/08)
Be on the lookout for a large pink die adorned with two pink flamingoes and should it appear under a tree in your front yard consider yourself lucky. You've been chosen to participate in the final Relay for Life fund-raiser for the Lucky Ladies, a group of a dozen or so women who are now in their second year of taking part in the American Cancer Society's annual fund-raiser...
Morgan School for boys (05/19/08)
A home away from home PETERSBURG -- The historic old school building at Petersburg is the only structure remaining of the Morgan School's 65-year history.
Sheriff issues report (05/19/08)
The Marshall County deputies traveled 23,448 miles while responding to 391 requests for service and serving 673 warrants and summons during the month of April. The warrants ranged from two showcause orders to 320 summonses. The requests for service ranged from one emergency residential alarm to 39 stray animal calls. Among the 391 requests for service were 25 domestic violence calls, 24 suspicious persons, 20 false 911 calls, and 18 reports of theft...
Housing bids invited (05/19/08)
Marshall County has been awarded a grant by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency for the purpose of renovating and constructing houses. Don Nelson, the zoning administrator, said, "We'd like to see the money stay local. We'd like to get local builders involved. Last time we got this grant local builders were not aware of it."...
Hydrants being flushed (05/19/08)
The Lewisburg Water and Wastewater Department has begun its annual fire hydrant flushing program. The purpose is to exercise the fire hydrants to determine if they will provide adequate fire protection. Also, Lewisburg Water and Wastewater is required to flush the lines in order to remove any sediment that may have accumulated during the previous year...
Summer program signups scheduled (05/19/08)
The Marshall County School Summer Youth Enrichment Program (formerly Silver Street Summer Youth Enrichment Program) will be held June 9 through June 24 at the George W. Turner Center. Pre-registration will take place at the Center on May 20 and 22 between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m...
Shooting victim should have been in county jail (05/19/08)
As Lewisburg Police continue to look for a suspect accused of shooting another Lewisburg man on early Sunday morning, the county jail administrator says the incident should never have happened. And not just for the reasons that police used to file an attempted murder charge announced Monday for Jonathan Doran Tears, 29, of Seventh Avenue North. He's accused of shooting Gary Dejuan O'Neal, 27, of Monroe Street...
Slain Marine's bust to be unveiled May 24 (05/19/08)
A bronze bust of Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, who was killed during combat last spring in Al-Aanbar Province, Iraq, is to be unveiled and presented to his family during the Memorial Day weekend here. The bust is to be placed in Marshall County High School...
Truck overturns (05/19/08)
'Extreme' recycling is hot (05/19/08)
Lawrence County may be proud of recycling 35 percent of its household waste, but they have a long way to go to catch up with the Germans, who recycle an amazing 75 percent. In the state of Bavaria, this is estimated to work out at 708 pounds per person per year...
Juror's remark results in mistrial (05/19/08)
A mistrial was declared Thursday afternoon in Marshall County Circuit Court where a juror was quoted as saying she thought the defendant looked guilty. Potential jurors Russell West and Jacqueline Welch testified to Judge Robert Crigler that they heard juror Angela Gugger make the remarks during jury selection for the trial of Victor Lynn Pigg, 30 of Brentwood...
Collect lighning bugs and collect cash (05/19/08)
To the Editor: The community looks to its public library for information. Often young people come to their library to learn of pertinent community events. That's why the Firefly Project has turned to our public libraries for help with this year's lightning bug collections...
Free Bluegrass festival (05/19/08)
Two Middle Tennessee gospel groups are performing this weekend with four others at the Shelbyville Bluegrass Gospel Festival on Friday and Saturday in H.V. Griffin Park. "You can expect lively and uplifting toe-taping music," says Vicky Loder, the sister and aunt to the musicians in CrossPoint String Band. "We're looking forward to meeting you in person and hoping that you will bring a whole bunch of your friends and neighbors to enjoy Shelbyville's family-oriented music festival."...
Council to vote on Jackson Law (05/19/08)
In an unusual move intended to rush adoption of a state law on landfills, Lewisburg's City Council has scheduled two special meetings for next Tuesday afternoon. Councilwoman Quinn Brandon asked her fellow council members to adopt the Jackson Law on the first of three votes aimed at incorporating standards for landfill approval into city code as an ordinance instead of by one vote for a resolution...
'I did it' (05/19/08)
Inmate passes GED, may be a first locally A Marshall County Jail inmate has apparently achieved something that no other inmate there has ever done while confined as an inmate in Lewisburg. "Claudale Armstrong passed the GED," Marshall County's Adult Learning Center Administrator Sarah Campbell announced to Jail Administrator Sam Bragg in an e-mail last week...
Property tax hike could be in offing (05/19/08)
Marshall County is short on money. That's the message from three local leaders who rang the bell of caution during discussions with members of a countywide group that exists to improve the economy here. While no one is predicting one yet, the prospect of an eventual county property tax rate hike to cover debt payments apparently seems realistic to Lewisburg Mayor Bob Phillips, County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett and Chapel Hill Mayor Carl Cooper. ...
Robinson resigns from City Council (05/19/08)
Lewisburg Housing Authority Executive Director Ronald Robinson on Tuesday resigned from the City Council seat to which he was appointed 28 days earlier. While Robinson acknowledged a late April letter from the Memphis office of the U.S. Department of Housing Development indicating he couldn't hold both positions, the Franklin Avenue resident said he wasn't the only man in that position...
Steely resigns as Tigerettes' coach (05/19/08)
David Steely, head coach of the 2007-'08 Class AA state champion Marshall County High School Tigerettes basketball team, resigned from his post early Thursday morning. Steely compiled a record of 160-105 in his nine years at the position, guiding the team back to the pinnacle of the high school basketball, finishing runner-up in 2007 before capturing the title this past season...
CSCC graduates nearly 600 (05/19/08)
COLUMBIA -- Columbia State Commun-ity College held its 41st annual commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 6. Approximately 600 students from the College's nine-county service area graduated. Columbia State alumnae and artist Ann Carothers delivered a motivational message as commencement speaker, drawing parallels to the recent graduates and masterpiece works of art...
What a beautiful time of the year (05/19/08)
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help, My help cometh from the Lord, which made heavens and earth. He will suffer thy foot to be moved. He that keep thee will not slumber. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil. He shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore...
Briefs (05/19/08)
May 16 The Senior Citizens Center covered-dish luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 16, at the Senior Center, 230 College St., Lewisburg. The public is welcome. For information call 359-1463. The Marshall County Budget Committee will meet on the second floor of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg, from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 16, and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21...
'A whole different attitude' (05/19/08)
Lady Dawgs take Region 6-A crown ne more win. That's all the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (24-8) need to earn a berth in the State Tournament after they crushed District 12-A champ Summertown, 8-1, at home on Wednesday in the championship game of the Region 6-A tourney.
Forrest reclaims Region (05/19/08)
For the second time in three years, Brianda Elmore came through in dramatic fashion to help the Forrest Lady Rockets re-claim the Region 5A crown with a hard fought 2-1 victory over the East Robertson Lady Indians at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill...
Raffo-Bowman (05/19/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Vitto Raffo of Lewisburg are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nena Jan Raffo, to William Nathanael Bowman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Bowman of Chapel Hill. The couple will unite in marriage on June 14, 2008, at J.T. Taylor's farm, Chapel Hill, in an outdoor ceremony followed by a reception...
Finch-Holt (05/19/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Finch Jr. of Lewisburg are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kaycee Ann finch, to Steven Wesley Holt, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Holt of Columbia. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. Richard Finch Sr. of Shelbyville and the late Willa Bailey Finch, and the late R.C. Harrison and Betty Harrison Hester...
Mann-Brown (05/19/08)
Christy Michelle Mann of Murfreesboro and Jason Warren Brown of Chapel Hill announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry Jones of La Vergne and Jeff Jones of Smyrna. Her grandparents are Jackie Cagle and the late Bobby Cordell Cagle, and Joyce Jones and the late Joe Jones. ...
Howell-Winn (05/19/08)
Brandy Renay Howell of Pulaski and Joshua Wayne Winn of Lewisburg announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rhonda Gowan of Pulaski and Gregg Howell of Belfast. Her grandparents are Ginger Gowan, Jerry and Jenny Gowan, and Wanda Cashion. Brandy attended Cornersville High School and will graduate with a degree in education from Free Will Baptist Bible College in May 2009...
Terry Franklin Tucker (05/19/08)
Terry Franklin Tucker Mr. Terry Franklin Tucker, 58, of Flintville, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Huntsville Hospital. Mr. Tucker was a native of Lincoln County. He was a cattle farmer and car enthusiast who raced at Winchester and Duck River raceways.
Annette Bartley (05/19/08)
Annette Bartley Mrs. Annette "Poo" Bartley, 50, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Bartley was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a longtime associate at Wal-Mart.
Sandra Delffs Gentry (05/19/08)
Sandra Delffs Gentry Mrs. Sandra Delffs Gentry, 62, of Unionville, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in Snellville, Ga., after an extended illness. Mrs. Gentry was a native of Bedford County. She was the former owner-operator of Parkview Restaurant in Chapel Hill and was later employed as bookkeeper at the Community School in Unionville.
Ruby Frances Ralston Lamb (05/19/08)
Ruby Frances Ralston Lamb Mrs. Ruby Frances Ralston Lamb, 94, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, in Lewisburg.
Annie Pearl Dixon (05/19/08)
Annie Pearl Dixon Miss Annie Pearl Dixon, 85, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Marshall Medical Center.
Lillian Yvonne Helmick (05/19/08)
The skinny on traffic lights (05/19/08)
Lives are at stake and, clearly, nobody wants to wait until a fatality occurs before installing some sort of traffic control.
Landfill battle only beginning (05/19/08)
Marshall County needs to dedicate itself to a more sensible solution to our solid waste problem.