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Stories from Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Woodward, 88, looks back on dedicated life (06/17/09)
A very special person can be found at work two days a week in the back room of Collins and Miller Insurance LLC real estate and insurance office on Nashville Highway. It's Barbara Woodward, now 88 years old, who has been working in insurance since before she graduated from high school...
Finnegan foundation tees it up for acts of random kindness (06/17/09)
Tennessee Titan's All-Pro cornerback Cortland Finnegan had a dream of making a difference in the world, helping children with disabilities and diseases and that dream came to reality Monday at Saddle Creek Golf Club in Lewisburg as Finnegan hosted the first annual Cortland Finnegan ARK 31 Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament...
Crime reports (06/17/09)
More thefts of stereos and related equipment from vehicles on June 6 have been reported. Other thefts reported include: According to a report on file at the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Deputy Tony Nichols was "advised there was a fight down in the quarry (off Hunter Bills Road). ...
Three drivers, mechanic not retained by schools (06/17/09)
Three of the Marshall County school system bus drivers and one mechanic have received notification that their contracts will not be renewed for the 2009-2010 school year. "We've lost some great drivers with long experience," said Curt Denton, chairman of the transportation committee, in his report to the school board meeting last week. "We also lost a good mechanic through non-rehire. It's very unfortunate."...
Teachers' contract article to be reopened (06/17/09)
Another part of Marshall County teachers' contract with the school board is to be re-opened for negotiations, according to a decision by the board last month, despite an effort last week to reverse that plan. The board's interest was sparked this spring when a teacher wasn't rehired and so the negotiating teams will look at Article 10, Section C-2 on renewing an untenured teacher's employment. Sections on pay and insurance are routinely re-examined...
Differences over garbage prompt sharp exchange (06/17/09)
CHAPEL HILL - The on-going dispute over Cedar Ridge Landfill near Lewisburg - simmering on the back burner for months - appears to have boiled over last week. Town Administrator Mike Hatten invited Marshall County Commissioner Don Ledford, chairman of the county's Solid Waste Committee, to attend this month's meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen...
Wilkerson case sent to grand jury (06/17/09)
Marshall County's Grand Jury, scheduled to meet one week from today, is to consider DUI charges against a member of the county school board. Mark Wilkerson, 43, of Caney Creek Lane, Chapel Hill, was stopped on Nov. 16 by Sheriff's Deputy Tony Nichols who said he saw Wilkerson drive a Cadillac "in an erratic manner" on U.S. Highway 431, according to public records...
Bass speaks on guns, GM (06/17/09)
While a number of lawmen stood with Gov. Phil Bredesen when he vetoed a bill that's to become law with an override vote by lawmakers to allow guns in bars, the man who represents Marshall County in the state House voted for the permissive gun law. State Rep. ...
Briefs (06/17/09)
BRIEFS for June 17 The Farmers Market will be open on Friday, June 19, and Friday, June 26, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a few vendors. The Lewisburg Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a Mini Cheer Camp for 4- to 10-year-olds, from June 22 through 25, at the Rec Center gym. For more information, or to register, call Jane Tilford at 359-2482...
MC health insurance deductible increased by 500% (06/17/09)
An increase from $500 to $2,500 in the annual deductible for health insurance shocked county employees so much last week that the mayor is calling a special commission meeting on June 23. Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett has set 6:30 p.m. that Tuesday for the special session in the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square where on Friday afternoon he met with several department leaders who reported their employees are "very upset."...
Commissioners to vote on their planned pay cut (06/17/09)
A 30 percent pay cut for Marshall County commissioners is to be considered by the 18-member commission on Monday. A resolution to that effect is to be presented by Commissioner Mickey King, chairman of the Budget Committee, when the County Commission meets at 6 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square...
Obituary: Loyd Ronald Stinnett (06/17/09)
Loyd Ronald Stinnett, 62, of Westmont, Ill., died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill. Mr. Stinnett was a native of Lewisburg. He was a retired carpenter, and loved cooking and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie and Grover Stinnett...
Obituary: Melba Louise Carroll (06/17/09)
Melba Louise Carroll, 88, of Lewisburg, died Monday, June 15, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Carroll was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Redford's Five and Dime Store and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen Mims and Cara McAdams Whitsett; husband, Willie B. Carroll; daughter, Connie Hobbs; and three brothers, Milton, Earl, and Coleman Whitsett...
Obituary: Laneive Willis Eudailey (06/17/09)
Laneive Willis Eudailey, 85, of College Grove, died Monday, June 15, 2009, at Abernethy Laurels Retirement Center in Newton, N.C. Mrs. Eudailey was retired from the State of Tennessee, Department of Human Services. She loved writing and wrote many newspaper articles, editorials, and several pieces of poetry. She was a member of the Wilson Creek Primitive Baptist Church...
Obituary: Annie Susie Hargrove (06/17/09)
Annie Susie Hargrove, 71, of Lewisburg, died Friday, June 12, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Hargrove was a native of Williamson County. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Henry and Bessie Mae Scott Johnson. She is survived by her husband, Buster B. ...