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Stories from Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Senatorial candidate walking across state (05/21/08)
Nashville attorney Bob Tuke is planning to walk across the state from Memphis to Knoxville. He's campaigning to be chosen as the Democrat best able to oppose Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander in the next election. He plans to walk the 1,100 plus miles in short segments, wearing the boots he wore as a Marine when he fought in Vietnam. He will talk to people as he goes, and hold town hall meetings wherever possible. Friends and fellow veterans will join him...
Lewisburg native promoted (05/21/08)
Lewisburg native Jennifer Teague Allen has been promoted to senior account supervisor at Lovell Communications Inc. of Nashville. Allen is a 1993 graduate of Marshall County High School. She is the daughter of Evelyn Teague and the late Jerald Teague, both of Lewisburg, and the granddaughter of R.E. Smith of Columbia and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Teague of Lewisburg. She and her husband Latham reside in Nashville and have a 1-year old son, Reid...
Preacher, Chapel Hill church find they 'fit like a glove' (05/21/08)
By Jon David Schwartz Special to the Tribune In April 2000, Stan Butt Jr. and his family joined the Church of Christ in Chapel Hill as the new full-time pulpit preacher. Stan would prove to be a great minister of the Word of God, but he would quickly show us that there was much more to him than just preaching.
Preacher, Chapel Hill church find they 'fit like a glove (05/21/08)
Rotary Club hears of work done in Honduras (05/21/08)
Running water in the home is a given in America, but too many regions of the world see their populations living in such poverty that running water is nothing more than a dream. Thanks to Rotary International, and the many Rotary Clubs across the nation including right here in Lewisburg, the dream of clean, running water is coming true for the people of Choluteca, Honduras...
They went that-a-way (05/21/08)
Lewisburg native in Iraq (05/21/08)
Relay for Life to be June 20 (05/21/08)
Lewisburg, like most small towns, is usually pretty quiet after dark. However, from Friday night, June 20, until Saturday morning, June 21, there will be people awake and having fun as well as raising money for a good cause. The occasion is the annual Relay for Life, to take place at the Showgrounds on Robin Hood Road...
AARP chapter active (05/21/08)
'Kids Count' report tracks quality of life (05/21/08)
The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth released its annual KIDS COUNT report on child well-being. It focuses on increasing overall prosperity and quality of life by ensuring all communities are plugged into what experts call the Prosperity Grid, the supporting infrastructures that make prosperity possible...
CSCC to host EMS night out (05/21/08)
COLUMBIA -- Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services, Vander-bilt LifeFlight and Columbia State Commun-ity College will host the seventh annual EMS Night Out Helicopter Expo on Tuesday, May 20, at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at Columbia State Commun-ity College near the Hickman Building in celebration of National EMS Week...
Officer leadfoot? (05/21/08)
A Lewisburg Police officer has been suspended with pay pending the results of an investigation being conducted by Police Chief Chuck Forbis into allegations the lawman has been speeding in his personal car. Forbis, City Councilman Robin Minor and Police Advisory Board Chairwoman Lina Horner declined to name the officer, explaining its a "personnel" matter. City Manager Eddie Fuller said the officer wasn't named when the Advisory Board met Thursday...
Fuel costs pinch police budget (05/21/08)
'The police are here to protect and serve, but they can't do that if they're not on the street.' -- Eddie Fuller Lewisburg City Manager
Briefs (05/21/08)
Will Chapman Brown of Belfast, a mathematics and physics major, has received a bachelor of arts degree from Vanderbilt University. Brown graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Pi Sigma. India Humphrey of Lewisburg, a learning and education major, has received a master of arts degree from Lipscomb University...
County marks 'EMS Week' (05/21/08)
"I'm passionate about the ambulance service. I want to see it continue to be a shining example of what an emergency medical service is supposed to be," declares James Whorley, acting director of the Marshall County EMS. Last week was "EMS Week," and Whorley wants to take this opportunity to thank both his employees for their hard work and dedication and the community for its support. ...
Serious attitude, laid-back style (05/21/08)
A little more than a month into his new job, Marshall County's director of schools praised his faculty and staff, reflected on national education policy and how he came to realize that it's really a very small world. Stan Curtis' first day as schools director was April 14, a day that accommodated his trip to the Republic of Turkey through the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program established by U.S. Sen. William Fulbright in 1946...
Plane crash injures three (05/21/08)
A single-engine airplane crashed shortly after takeoff at Ellington Airport on Saturday and while a witness said it somersaulted after hitting the ground, all three on board survived with minor injuries. "We all essentially walked away," said Bob Herklotz of Columbia, the pilot and airplane owner. "All the necessary medical precautions were taken. They took us to the Maury Regional Hospital. We escaped unscathed."...
'It's not a landfill, it's a power plant' (05/21/08)
About 40 of the most active anti-landfill campaigners, minus their green shirts, showed up at the Solid Waste Committee's meeting Monday night to hear about a revolutionary process for getting rid of waste. State Rep. Eddie Bass was unable to attend, but state Sen. Bill Ketron was there to hear the founders of America's Waste-to-Energy LLC make their presentation. Also on hand were representatives of the Duck River Electrical Membership Corporation and the Tennessee Valley Authority...
Tennis team's state bid falls short (05/21/08)
igh School head tennis coach Dickie Adkins told both squads, "This is good that these two teams are playing, someone new will be going to State." Of course, he was hoping it was going to be the Tigerettes, but a talented Ezell-Harding squad foiled Lewisburg's chance for their first team tennis State tournament bid, winning 4-2...
Lady Rockets return to Fling (05/21/08)
The Forrest Lady Rockets made easy work of the Summertown Lady Eagles Friday night in Chapel Hill, winning their sub-State game, 7-1, to advance to the Spring Fling for the third straight year and five out of the last seven seasons. Forrest, 2002 and 2007 state runners-up, took control early, scoring three first-inning runs and then rode the wave of Shelby Stinnett's one-hitter to punch their ticket to Murfreesboro...
Lady Dawgs earn state berth (05/21/08)
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (25-8) punched their ticket to the State Tournament on Friday by claiming a dramatic 3-2 victory over East Robertson at home in the Sectional round of the playoffs. Cornersville held a tenuous 2-1 lead late in the contest before Lady Indian first baseman Amelia Eden belted a solo homerun in the top of the seventh inning to knot the game at 2-2. ...
Retta Eden Floyd (05/21/08)
Retta Eden Floyd Died suddenly on May 4, 2008 Retta was one-of-a-kind, a very special person. Bright, intelligent, witty, and caring, she would light up any room with her entry. Her disarming smile, beautiful brown eyes, and the gentle touch of a lingering Southern accent in her voice, put anyone she met at immediate ease.
Lonnie B. Perry, Sr. (05/21/08)
Lonnie B. Perry, Sr. Mr. Lonnie B. Perry, Sr., 69, of the Farmington Community, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, following an extended illness. Mr. Perry was a native of Davidson County. He was a veteran of the Air Force and a retired truck driver.
Sarah Elizabeth Luna (05/21/08)
Sarah Elizabeth Luna Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Luna, 81, died Friday, May 16, 2008, at her residence.
Walter Webb (05/21/08)
Walter Webb Mr. Walter "Buddy" Webb, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, in Franklin.