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Stories from Friday, July 17, 2009

Commissioner moves out of district, has to resign (07/17/09)
A County commissioner has resigned her seat because she has moved out of the district she was elected to represent. The county commission will appoint someone to fill that seat at their regular meeting on Aug. 24. Linda Williams-Lee has represented Marshall County's 3rd District for almost seven years; her term was due to end in August 2010. Now, however, she has a new home in the 8th District, and is therefore resigning her seat...
Obituary: Stephen Mark Ashworth (07/17/09)
Stephen Mark Ashworth Stephen Mark Ashworth, 51, of Hartsville, died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernie Ashworth, and mother, Elizabeth "Bettye" Ashworth. He is survived by his son, Nicolas Patrick Ashworth of Lewisburg; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Ashworth; brothers, John Michael (Pam) Ashworth of Smyrna and Paul Wesley (Crystal) Ashworth of Hartsville; and a sister, Rebecca Gale Parker of Ardmore...
Tyrades! Houston, The Column Has Landed (07/17/09)
Various terrestrial distractions may have made you overlook it, but July 20 marks the 40th anniversary of man's first walk on the moon. A magazine article from four decades ago predicted that the Apollo 11 astronauts (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins) would be the most celebrated explorers in history. ...
VA medical benefits to be explained Aug. 6 (07/17/09)
Veterans Administration medical benefits are the subject of a seminar offered at no charge to visitors next month at the Church Street Church of Christ Annex. The Marshall County Commission's Veterans Committee is hosting the Veterans Workshop at 6 p.m. on Aug. 6, a Thursday, according to Commissioner Larry McKnight, a retired colonel...
Letter: Damage to Mom's grave is dispicable (07/17/09)
To the editor: My mother, Christine Adams, is buried at Lone Oak Cemetery. We always keep her grave nice and well maintained. I feel she lived a long life and deserves to rest in peace and not be disturbed. My husband, Howard, recently refinished a cedar bench and we placed it at the foot of her grave with a few figurines on it. The first week of July, I went to visit her grave and found that the bench had been stolen...
Roadblock rules pass 2nd reading (07/17/09)
Faced with a youth baseball league advocate's opposition and the support of a man whose daughter was injured during a soccer fundraiser on a public road, Lewisburg's City Council voted on Tuesday for more rules and better policing of fundraising events on the Courthouse square...
Briefs (07/17/09)
BRIEFS for July 17 The Marshall County School System will hold new student registration on Tuesday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is for students who were not enrolled in Marshall County schools last year. Kindergarten through sixth grade students who will attend a Lewisburg school will register at the Central Office, 700 Jones Circle, Lewisburg; all others will register at their respective schools. ...
Catalpa notes (07/17/09)
Greetings! The rains have been so good on my flowers and they are so good to help me not to have to pull a 100-foot hose all over the yard. I just hope the rains will continue to come as we need them and all the crops and gardens will produce lots of good produce to freeze and can...
Bids for Town Hall addition to be called (07/17/09)
CHAPEL HILL - The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday directed its architect to call for bids on a contract to build an addition to Town Hall. Expansion will solve other problems in addition to a leaky roof, Town Administrator Mike Hatten said. "We have a serious bug problem and we have found frogs in Town Hall."...
City will appeal $10,000 fine (07/17/09)
Tennessee has notified Lewisburg that it's violated stormwater management rules and the city manager says the allegation about record keeping will be appealed to lower or eliminate a $10,000 fine. Councilwoman Quinn Brandon on Tuesday questioned City Manager Eddie Fuller about the order from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation dated June 23. ...
Split vote in Smith ethics case (07/17/09)
A former Marshall County Commission chairman shouldn't be sanctioned because of an ethics complaint, but the district attorney should examine the allegations raised by an environmental group. That's the split decision Monday evening in the Courthouse Annex where members of the county Ethics Committee were led by Mary Ann Neill. She succeeded Sam Smith of Cornersville who's the target of a complaint from the Tri-County Environmental Association...
A new flame: Candle factory breaks ground (07/17/09)
Autom, the Phoenix-based religious supply company that opened its operations building early this year in Lewisburg's Business Park, broke ground Wednesday for its new candle factory. Will & Baumer candle makers trace their roots 150 years to a Bavarian immigrant's backyard in Syracuse, N.Y., but in January 2008, Autom became the company's majority owner and last summer announced its production is moving here...
City bans guns in parks (07/17/09)
Lewisburg's City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to negate a new state law that allows people to carry guns in public parks. Councilman Ron McRady, a retired state employee who held several administrative jobs with the Department of Corrections, opposed the measure endorsed by Police Chief Chuck Forbis and former Chief Wayne Coomes who's on the Police Advisory Board...
Released bus drivers speak their minds (07/17/09)
Three school bus drivers whose contracts have not been renewed for next year had five minutes each to address the school board at last week's meeting, though chairwoman Ann Tears pointed out, "This body does not employ you, therefore no action can be taken."...
Public records (07/17/09)
Public Records Marriage Licenses Shadrick Darnell Brashears and Chasity Lane Underwood; Joshua Thomas Hargrove and Alyssa Renee Hammock; Travis James Rye and Brittany Lane Flowers; Jason Scott Staggs and Tabetha Nicole McCormick. Business Listings Gene Collins Mowing, 2648 Valley Lane, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Gene Collins; Middle Tennessee Gun Shop & Service Inc., 1660 Brown Shop Road, Petersburg, TN 37144, owners: Marci and Stephen Surowitz; Top It Off Construction, 199 Bear Creek Road, Lynnville, TN 38472, owner: Scott Garner.. ...
Obituary: Rebecca Joan Reed (07/17/09)
Rebecca Joan Reed, 63, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Reed was a native of Hickman County. She was retired from Marshall Medical Center as the head of housekeeping with 20 years of service and was a member of the Baptist faith...
Fox: School board's anonymity next to cowardice (07/17/09)
As the parent of two children, one of whom is still in elementary school, I've been reminded of one of the most basic axioms of academia: put your name on your paper. Some adults would be surprised how many children fail to do this. Then again, some children would be shocked how many adults fail to do this...
Valentine: Stimulus not saving jobs (07/17/09)
How do you quantify saving jobs? It's darn near impossible according to the Government Accountability Office. Instead of just promising to create jobs President Obama always throws in that he will either create or save 3 million jobs. But as unemployment hits 9.5 percent and is likely to shatter the 10 percent mark, it appears Mr. Obama is doing neither...