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Stories from Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CSCC students 'pay it forward' (06/25/08)
COLUMBIA -- During the 2007-'08 academic year, Columbia State Community College's reach and influence went far beyond traditional lectures, notes and tests. The faculty and staff at the Lewisburg campus taught the students how to "pay it forward" and contributed as Columbia State participated in numerous charitable activities across its entire service area. ...
Walker Die Casting to install new furnace (06/25/08)
Lewisburg family-owned Walker Die Casting plans to install a new furnace to increase efficiency, company leaders said after the city's Planning Commission granted site plan approval last week. "It's not to increase business," company President John Walker said Monday of his building expansion project to accommodate a new furnace estimated at some $600,000 to $700,000. "It's to increase energy efficiency."...
$1.4M spec building OK'd by planners (06/25/08)
A $1.4 million "spec-building" received site plan approval from Lewisburg's Planning Commission last week when the city's industrial developer described the project. Lewisburg is paying for the building being developed on a speculative basis that a new business will need the structure in the city's Business Park just off Mooresville highway, Industrial Developer Terry Wallace said...
Jewelry, guitar taken in burglary (06/25/08)
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department is investigating a home burglary last month when a guitar and amethyst jewelry were taken and lock boxes broken open, the chief detective said Friday. The home of Rodney and Sonya Boles was entered between 10:30 a.m. and 12:04 p.m. on Friday, May 2, said Detective Capt. Norman Dalton, who noted how close Sonya Boles came to interrupting the crime in progress...
Dowlen retires from Experiment Station (06/25/08)
Last Wednesday afternoon there was a party for Henry Dowlen, who is leaving the Experiment Station, as locals call it, after nearly 37 years. He calls parties "not my thing," so family and colleagues had to surprise him with the gathering. Past and present employees presented Dowlen with an inscribed watch, and he rose to the occasion with a short speech...
Public record (06/25/08)
Business Listings Letchworth Painting & General Contracting, 1726 Buena Vista, Lewisburg. Owner-Russell Letchworth. Marriage Licenses Cecil Gene Adcock, Sr. and Sadie Lee Stewart Ghee; Jackie Travis Aldridge and Norma Jean Ledford; James Kenneth Binkley and Carol Jane Loudermilk Waters; Bertsel Earl Everson and Sandra Faye Tindell Jett; Karl Lee Lynch, Jr. and Sandra Lynn Stephens; Scott James Scribner and Jennifer Lindsey Wilson...
Commission cool to vote on landfill (06/25/08)
Marshall County residents apparently want to have a referendum on landfill issues, according to one county commissioner who spoke up Monday at a meeting that saw another new commissioner appointed. Amid new and renewed controversy over garbage disposal, Doug Martin, a member of the county's Board of Zoning Appeals, was appointed to succeed Jennifer Harris as the 5th District Commissioner. Harris resigned. Martin was supported by 12 of the 16 commissioners present...
Teachers' lawsuit alleges labor law violations (06/25/08)
Opening arguments in the local teachers' association lawsuit against the Marshall County Board of Education in Chancery Court touched on whether the association had a majority and if school system leaders violated labor law. Professional educators' vote supporting representation by the Marshall County Education Association for work contract negotiations "carried by 12," the school board's attorney, Mike Jennings, told Chancellor J.B. Cox on Tuesday morning...
'Beyond imagination good!' (06/25/08)
Relay for Life teams surpass $70,000 goal "It was beyond my imagination good!" exclaimed Kathi Calahan, this year's Relay for Life chair. "I am just astonished at what our teams accomplished," Calahan said. "Last September when I announced the goal for this year ($70,000) I was very skeptical about it. But, working with goals everyday, I knew it would give us something to work toward. And the teams did work for it. We still have some contributions left to collect. Who knows, we may reach $80,000."
Council yanks citizens' soapbox (06/25/08)
The public comment period that precedes regular business during monthly meetings of the Lewisburg City Council has been suspended by general consensus of the elected officials. Mayor Bob Phillips announced the decision during the regular meeting this month, explaining that it's a result of the exchange he had one month earlier with Jerry Freeman, a former executive director of the Lewisburg Housing Authority and frequent attendee at Council meetings...
Eastern Star awards scholarship (06/25/08)
Members of Lewisburg Chapter #318, Order of the Eastern Star, are happy to announce that Kendall Knight is the 2008 recipient of their scholarship. Kendall is the son of Kevin and Kendra Knight of Chapel Hill. He is a 2008 graduate of Forrest High School...
Briefs (06/25/08)
Kroger in Lewisburg is collecting pictures of your service men and women in uniform to display on a wall of honor during the week preceding the Fourth of July. Kroger also wants addresses of troops in order to send them gift boxes. JUNE 25 Liggett Street Church of God's Summer Enrichment Tutoring Program starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. Call 931-797-9235 for details...
Diamond Dusters kick up dust (06/25/08)
Greer signs with Tornadoes (06/25/08)
DeShaun Greer, a mainstay on the Marshall County High School basketball team for the last three years is off to Bristol to attend King College after signing a scholarship last Thursday to play for Coach George Pitts and the Tornado. Greer, who had offers from Tusculum University and Emory & Henry College is being looked upon by Coach Pitts to be a force down in the low blocks with his great rebounding skills...
Finley-Hensley engagement (06/25/08)
Bethany Kay Finley of Lewisburg and Daniel Ray Hensley of Columbia are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Pam Finley and the late Mike Finley. She is the granddaughter of James A. and Peggy McKnight and Bobby G. and Janice Finley, all of the Mooresville Community. Bethany is a 2003 graduate of Marshall County High School and a 2006 graduate of Columbia State Community College...
Cynthia Jane Morton (06/25/08)
Cynthia Jane Morton Cynthia Jane Morton, 85, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, June 23, 2008, at Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Morton was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of Berea Church of Christ.
Brownie Ruth Haislip (06/25/08)
Brownie Ruth Haislip Brownie Ruth Haislip, 82, of Belfast, died Sunday, June 22, 2008, at Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Haislip was a native of Marshall County. She was a housewife and a member of the Cane Creek Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Brown and Ruby Bearden Jones; and son, David Wayne Haislip.
JoAnn Carter LaFever Prudhomme (06/25/08)
JoAnn Carter LaFever Prudhomme JoAnn Carter LaFever Prudhomme, 66, a former long-time resident of Lewisburg, died Sunday, June 22, 2008, in Sulphur, La., where she had made her home for several years. Mrs. Prudhomme was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker, an avid quilter and gardener, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sulphur.