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Stories from Wednesday, May 28, 2008

WMI urges trash safety (05/28/08)
The last bells of the school year are ringing, which means more children will be at home on weekdays when delivery or service vehicles come through your neighborhood. As a local service provider in your community, Waste Management of Lewisburg asks parents to talk with their children about being safe while playing outside and to ensure they watch for the company's waste trucks from a safe distance...
String Fling III set to begin on May 31 (05/28/08)
CHAPEL HILL -- A big-hearted host's concept of an open house is as deep as the bassman's big stand-up fiddle when it comes to down-home neighborliness at the annual String Fling, a backyard concert of the host's favorite kind of music -- acoustic. More than a couple hundred friends and associates were at Gary Francis' open house within the first two hours of the shindig last year, and Francis' open invitation seemed to be attracting more that night. ...
Summer reading program scheduled (05/28/08)
The Marshall County Memorial Library's "Starship Adventure" summer reading program will kick off Thursday, June 5, at 10 a.m. and run through June 26. Program details will be explained thoroughly by the staff at the June 5 kickoff. There will be weekly prizes. Participating children must be present to win...
FF&M posts strong quarter (05/28/08)
COLUMBIA -- First Farmers & Merchants Corporation, reported first quarter 2008 net income of $2.7 million, an increase of 34 percent over the same period in 2007. Management of First Farmers & Merchants Bank, the wholly owned banking subsidiary of FFMC (F&M Bank) attributed the income growth during the period to favorable gains that were realized in the bond portfolio, a strong net interest margin and an increased focus on efficient operations...
Gordon urges increased Iraqi support (05/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon voted for legislation that calls for the Iraqi government to provide more support to U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Iraq. The provision, which was included in legislation that authorizes funding for the U.S. Department of Defense, makes U.S.-Iraq negotiations for more financial and other types of support a matter of policy. The U.S. House of Representative approved the legislation Thursday (May 22)...
Car veers across road, driver charged with DUI (05/28/08)
At 3:30 p.m. Friday the Memorial Day weekend had not even officially started when Lewisburg Police were called to an accident just south of the junction of South Ellington Parkway and Cornersville Road. A 2004 Toyota driven by Lloyd G. Cross Jr., 57, of Hunters Run, had been southbound when it veered to the right and then swerved back to the left, crossing the northbound lane and going off the road and across the front yard of 1221 Cornersville Highway. The car ended up in a clump of trees...
Police memorial planned here (05/28/08)
If a holiday is worth having, then the sentiment should be felt all year long, or so some might say about Memorial Day for fallen heroes and those just as worthy from all walks of life. That approach seemed to be taken by a couple of groups in Lewisburg last week as steps were taken at the Walk of Heroes in Rock Creek Park and within the walls of Police Headquarters...
Saturn loses disability case (05/28/08)
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a Marshall County Circuit Court ruling that awarded disability benefits to a General Motor's retiree at the plant in Spring Hill. Earl Douglas Tryon, 55, had been working for GM since 1975 and transferred from a plant in Syracuse, N.Y., to the Saturn plant. Thereafter, he suffered workplace injuries. The legal issue was whether he'd successfully returned to work after his first injury and the level of workers compensation he deserved in retirement...
Of land, goats and town squares (05/28/08)
Friday, when many people were doing nothing more taxing than waiting for quitting time and deciding what they were going to do for Memorial Day, Lewisburg City Hall planners were hard at work. The Industrial Development Board, led by Terry Wallace, met to discuss property the city is thinking of buying adjacent to the Business Park on Mooresville Highway. Wallace sought the board's approval to spend money on a survey and an environmental study of the land...
Neill: County budget in black (05/28/08)
As Marshall County Commissioners begin their annual budget meetings, their chairwoman has responded to concerns of a possible budget shortfall as expressed by three area mayors. "We're in the black and intend to stay that way," Commission Chairwoman Mary Ann Neill said when asked about comments from Mayors Joe Boyd Liggett, Bob Phillips and Carl Cooper. The three had indicated they believe the county is short on money...
'I'm here to honor his memory' (05/28/08)
It would have been hard to miss John Biega at Monday's Memorial Day service on the courthouse square. As he listened intently to the Pledge of Allegiance and the prayers and the singing of the national anthem and the speeches given in honor of the men and women who have died in service to their country, Biega held a picture of his father, Anthony Biega, clutched tightly to his chest...
'Say that daddy was a great Marine' (05/28/08)
As she struggled to find just the right words to say at the unveiling of the bronze bust in memory of her former husband, the Marine who died fighting for what he believed in, Heather Golczynski turned for help to their son, Christian. She told her son she would have only a few minutes and she wasn't sure what to say and what did he think was the most important thing people should know about his father...
Pre-K classes hold graduation ceremonies (05/28/08)
With lots of pomp and circumstance, including waving to proud parents and grandparents, cameras flashing, and a bit of squirming in their seats, the first two Pre-K classes of the Marshall County School System graduated on Thursday, May 22, in an afternoon ceremony held at Lewisburg Middle School...
FCS to mark dairy month with ice cream (05/28/08)
June 5 has been designated Dairy Days at FCS offices across a four-state territory.
Rocketeer savers (05/28/08)
2008 NAPA Automotive Student of Year selected (05/28/08)
Josh Scarfone has been selected as the 2008 NAPA Automotive Technology Student of the Year. Josh is a member of the 2008 graduating class at Marshall County High School/Spot Lowe Technology Center. Josh stood out among the other students with his can-do attitude and an outstanding commitment to learning this highly technical field...
Award presented to Carter (05/28/08)
GED Plus receives incentive (05/28/08)
Ashley Fenwick and Jason McKnight are the first Marshall County recipients to receive a $500 incentive as part of a new program known as GED Plus. GED Plus is a special program offered by South Central TN Workforce Alliance to eligible participants who have dropped out of the school. The program promotes the need and advantages of earning a GED and how important that credential is when entering the modern workforce...
Good citizenship awarded (05/28/08)
The Tombigbee Chapter of the Tennessee Society of the Sons of the American Revolution has awarded a Bronze Good Citizenship Certificate and Medal to a graduating senior from each of the county's three high schools. Jacob Lee Crowell of Cornersville is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Crowell. He graduated with highest honors and plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as a pre-pharmacy major...
OGES chorus presents Spring Spectacular (05/28/08)
Special education scholarship offered (05/28/08)
NASHVILLE -- Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Education's Division of Special Education, Lipscomb is offering $5,000 scholarships to eligible teachers looking to become licensed, achieve highly qualified status in special education, and work toward a master's degree...
Briefs (05/28/08)
MAY 29 The Marshall County Veterans Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in Room 210 of the Hardison Annex Building, Lewisburg. The Ellington Airport Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in the airport terminal building, 1877 Franklin Pike. Lewisburg...
Mary Edith Tate (05/28/08)
Mary Edith Tate Mrs. Mary Edith Tate, 81, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Pulaski.
Mary Sloan Polly (05/28/08)
Mary Sloan Polly Mrs. Mary Sloan Polly, 86, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Mrs. Polly was a native of Lincoln County.
Edward Clayton Russell (05/28/08)
Edward Clayton Russell Mr. Edward Clayton Russell, 70, of the Farmington Community, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at Williamson Medical Center. Mr. Russell was a native of Giles County. He was a retired truck driver for TOPS Transportation.
Willis Houston Chapman (05/28/08)
Willis Houston Chapman Mr. Willis Houston Chapman, 84, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Chapman was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from Heil-Quaker Corporation and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Elma Loraine Head (05/28/08)
Elma Loraine Head Mrs. Elma Loraine "Wilma" Head, 83, of Columbia, formerly of Marshall County, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Life Care Center in Columbia.
Matthew Jerald Teague (05/28/08)
Matthew Jerald Teague Matthew Jerald Teague, 27, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at his residence in Nashville.