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Stories from Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Legion Auxiliary inducts officers (06/24/08)
Contribution marks Dairy Month (06/24/08)
June is dairy month and to honor our dairy farmers, the Marshall County Young Farmers and Ranchers have made a contribution to the dairy program. The contribution will help fund the showmanship class at the annual 4-H dairy show in August. Marshall County is consistently ranked in the top ten Tennessee counties for dairy production according to Tennessee Department of Agriculture statistics. ...
Beatles tribute picky about authenticity (06/24/08)
Chapel Hill is spending the Fourth of July celebrating its 200th anniversary and raising money for a new veterans memorial in Larry Lewter Park. Highlight of the festivities is the evening appearance of BackBeat A Tribute, four men who take on the characters of John, Paul, George and Ringo and perform as The Beatles...
Stimulus payment going unclaimed (06/24/08)
NASHVILLE ---- The Internal Revenue Service today announced a new summer campaign to reach those retirees and disabled veterans who qualify for the economic stimulus payment but have not filed to claim it. New statistics released today for Tennessee indicate about 79 percent in this group are accounted for in the stimulus payments currently being sent, leaving about 123,000 potential recipients remaining...
School budget $850K in red (06/24/08)
Marshall County's School Board has sent county commissioners a proposed budget that's $858,000 in the red. The reasons for the deficit, as explained this week during a joint session of the board and commissioners Education Committee, include uncertainties from civil litigation brought by the Marshall County Education Association against the School Board last spring when teachers alleged bad faith by the school board during contract talks. A four-day trial is to start Tuesday in Chancery Court...
'I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy' (06/24/08)
Tonight the track where the horses strut their stuff at the show ground on Robin Hood Road will be a walking track for people participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The all-night event starts with a Survivors' Lap. Everyone walking in that lap tonight has their own story to tell, and here's one of them...
'The engine that could' (06/24/08)
Rotary Club lauded for literacy efforts Lewisburg's Rotary Club is at the forefront of groups supporting the Imagination Library and the Books From Birth program started, respectively, by country music star Dolly Parton and Gov. Phil Bredesen.
Candle-making firm moving here (06/24/08)
Autom, the Phoenix-based religious supply company that's constructing a new operations building in Lewisburg's business park, has bought one of America's best known religious candle makers and is moving production here from Syracuse, N.Y. Marshall Ciccone, chief operating officer of Will & Baumer Inc., is part of a group of investors who bought the candle-making business since previous owners only wanted the real estate. ...
Lynnville prepares for Blackberry Festival (06/24/08)
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 28, to attend the 8th Annual Lynnville Blackberry Festival and taste the "World's Best Blackberry Pie." A great day of activities is planned for everyone to enjoy. The Lynnville Community Club and the Town of Lynnville are organizers of this festival. Billie May and RTM Productions are the sponsors of the festival...
Farmers Market will open in July (06/24/08)
Greetings: Belated Father's Day Greetings! I hope all fathers had a good day. We have had some good showers that helped the gardens. Hopefully most of the hay has been taken care of. It has been a good hay crop so far. The days are still hot and it is just the middle of June. Summer begins June 20...
Chapel Hill sets 200th anniversary (06/24/08)
Did everyone have a wonderful Father's Day? I know Tommy and our family did. We spent the weekend at the lake and just relaxed. Now it's time to get back to happenings in Chapel Hill. Summertime is all about vacations, swimming, sleeping late and VBS. ...
I've seen briars and I've seen rain (06/24/08)
If you're in a jam for something to do the weekend of June 27 and 28, historic Lynnville is hosting its 8th Annual Blackberry Festival. Kids' rides, a Jolly Carnival, dancing in the streets, and other attractions promise fun for the family. Let us not forget the festival's showcasing of "The World's Largest Blackberry Pie." Yes, as far as I can ascertain, Uncle Sam has intrepid bureaucrats on the road verifying such achievements in the name of the Bureau of Small Town Bragging Rights Weights and Measures. ...
Wolaver to play with Tenn.-Ky. All-Stars (06/24/08)
Cornersville senior shortstop Tori Wolaver garnered yet another postseason honor recently when she was selected to play in the 3rd Annual Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Series on June 26 at Western Kentucky University. The Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Series pits the best high school softball players from Middle Tennessee against the top performers from the Senior Kentucky Prep Softball East-West All-Star Games. ...
Babe Ruth standings heating up (06/24/08)
Manager Mike Mills and his Marshall Medical squad took advantage of two early runs and a strong mound performance from J.B. Reese to outlast Nichirin of Tennessee, 3-1, to stay atop the standings in the Marshall County Babe Ruth League. After allowing just one hit in the top of first, J.B. ...
John Alfred Elbert Hightower (06/24/08)
John Alfred Elbert Hightower John Alfred Elbert Hightower, 70, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Hightower was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from Sanford Corporation and a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
Sherry Carol Beatty Elder (06/24/08)
Sherry Carol Beatty Elder Sherry Carol Beatty Elder, 57, of the Robertson Fork Community, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Skyline Medical Center. Ms. Elder was a native of Giles County. She was the former owner of Miss Pearl's Restaurant in Lewisburg and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
George Alfred White (06/24/08)
George Alfred White George Alfred White, 56, of Lewisburg, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at Williamson Medical Center. Mr. White was a native of Marshall County. He was a retired captain, having served in the Navy and the Tennessee National Guard. He was a veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm and had been company commander of the 251 SS Company of Lewisburg. Mr. White was a member of the American Legion and the Elks Lodge and was employed as an environmental and safety manager by Hughes and Parker LLC of Lawrenceburg.
Hazel D. Tucker (06/24/08)
Hazel D. Tucker Hazel D. Tucker, 80, of Shelbyville, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at Bedford County Medical Center. Mrs. Tucker was a native of Lewisburg and was on the board of St. James Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Annie Davis; husband, George Tucker; brother, Thomas Davis; and sisters, Ida Bruce Fierson and Lucille Davis...
The councilors are coming! (06/24/08)
The councilors are coming! The councilors are coming! Lewisburg's City Council has apparently reached consensus on how to refer to themselves and it's an area of language that's been the subject of newsroom debate almost everywhere for decades.
The gas crisis: two approaches (06/24/08)
I have invited Tennesseans to send me e-mails or to write letters about how high gas prices are affecting their daily lives. I am hearing from a lot of them. Pat Taylor of Morristown, who is the director of the local Meals on Wheels program, tells me the drivers travel 1,100 miles a day to deliver meals, but food and gasoline prices could force many meal recipients into retirement homes if something is not done. ...
The gas crisis: two approaches (06/24/08)
I have invited Tennesseans to send me e-mails or to write letters about how high gas prices are affecting their daily lives. I am hearing from a lot of them. Pat Taylor of Morristown, who is the director of the local Meals on Wheels program, tells me the drivers travel 1,100 miles a day to deliver meals, but food and gasoline prices could force many meal recipients into retirement homes if something is not done. ...