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Stories from Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Board begins Curtis' evaluation (06/03/09)
Two school board committee meetings failed to attract a quorum last week, and the discussion of important business was postponed to later dates. The director's evaluation committee chairman, Ann Tears, and one member, Curt Denton, looked over the form that board members will use to evaluate Dr. Stan Curtis' first year in charge of the school system...
New leaders sworn in at City Hall (06/03/09)
With troubling reports about the nearby General Motors plant before and after Monday's ceremony at City Hall, two newly elected leaders were sworn into office with modest fanfare. Mayor Barbara Woods and Councilman Ronald McRady were sworn in at 10 a.m. by City Treasurer/Recorder Connie Eddy as about 40 friends, family and officials witnessed the change of administrations...
Obituaries (06/03/09)
Margie Sharp Lewis Margie Sharp Lewis, 56, formerly of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at her residence in Memphis. Mrs. Lewis was a native of Marshall County, who graduated from Marshall County High School in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Inmate health insurance now commission's funding issue (06/03/09)
With a dozen basic prices -- ranging from $9,425 to $15,051 per month -- several Marshall County commissioners are considering the increasing and complicated premiums for jail inmate health insurance.
More nursing supervision is needed when a jail's average daily population reaches 125 inmates, and according to County Budget Director Freda Terry, if the jail has an AIDS patient -- "which we have had" -- costs would also increase...
County worried about GM's fate (06/03/09)
Reacting to General Motors' placement of its Spring Hill plant on standby and make it compete for production of a new car, Lewisburg and Marshall County leaders were sad but cautiously optimistic; effectively saying that country boys will survive. "We've all worked very hard to see that plant stay open," County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett said of GM's announcement that it's closing nine more plants but will shut down production in Spring Hill. ...
Fish delay road repair (06/03/09)
Marshall County's Highway Department is waiting until July before starting work to protect a road between Ostella and Delina because of the spawning season for a fish on the endangered species list. However, during interviews and an inspection of Cowser Road that stops at a dead end, there was no water in what's apparently an unnamed tributary that flows into Pee Dee Branch near where John Barnes Road intersects with Brown Shop Road just southeast of the Archer Community crossroads...
Crime roundup (06/03/09)
CRIME Round Up By Karen Hall Staff Writer Taken into custody on outstanding warrants: Arrested on a "capias" and held without bond: Arrested on one count of failure to disclose status as a sex offender upon re-incarceration, and two counts of failure to possess a sex offender ID card:...
Budget offices merger is still under scrutiny (06/03/09)
Consideration of an accounting system that would merge the school system's budget office into the county's office of accounts and budgets has been postponed by Marshall County commissioners. The subject was expected to take most of the time during last week's meeting of the County Commission, according to Chairwoman Mary Ann Neill, who said the change would result in no reduction in county jobs...
Classic, unique cars on display at city Cruise-In (06/03/09)
Marvelous machines from Detroit and elsewhere arrived early for Lewisburg's first Saturday night "Cruise-In" on the Courthouse Square where organizers were pleasantly surprised with the participation. "Unbelievable," Cruise-In Committee volunteer Greg Lowe said in passing from one of the golf carts used to help manage the event. Two days later, Low said there had been 140 vehicles cars and truck registered in the show...
County remembers fallen heroes (06/03/09)
Family members of Marshall County's fallen heroes were presented with fiberglass replicas of the bronze busts that commemorate their loved ones in a simple ceremony last week. In the lobby of the Courthouse Annex, Ed Magee, Operation Never Forget project director and commandant of the Marine Corps League, addressed a small crowd...
Briefs (06/03/09)
John Connor of Lewisburg scored a hole in one April 18 on the par-4 ninth hole at the Ewell Butler Golf Course at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. He used a driver. The witnesses were Kirk McLean and Phillip Hightower. Marshall County Memorial Library is having its Summer Reading Program this summer. It begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 4, and runs every Thursday through July 16...
So far, decade ruled by girls in county school sports (06/03/09)
On October 7, 1999, Marshall County High School's Joey Morefield birdied the first playoff hole at the Class A/AA state golf tournament at Old Fort Course to beat Jeff Page of Jackson Christian, culminating a two-decade domination in prep sports by male athletes in Marshall County...