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Stories from Friday, July 31, 2009

Court sentences passed down (07/31/09)
Sentences were passed last week on two Marshall County residents who pleaded guilty to charges against them, and also on a man who had a jury trial. Brittany L. West, 21, of 5th Avenue North pleaded guilty to prescription fraud. West confessed to Lewisburg Police Department Officer Denise Savage that she had modified a prescription on April 14 this year, changing the number of hydrocodone pills on it from four to 41. ...
Gordon endorsing greenway expansion (07/31/09)
U.S. Rep Bart Gordon is endorsing continued funding for the expansion of the Lewisburg Greenway, a pedestrian park that would be extended from downtown to the Columbia State Community College campus here. That's according to Sean Gilliland, a field representative for Gordon who sent Gilliland to Lewisburg on Thursday to meet with the public in City Hall. Extension of the greenway, a linear park that passes through Rock Creek Park, behind City Hall and to Southside Park...
Briefs (07/31/09)
DivorceCare and DivorceCare 4Kids will begin Aug. 5 at East Commerce Baptist Church in Lewisburg and be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday for 13 straight weeks. Call 359-1027 or e-mail ecombapt@bellsouth.net for more information. Clay Hill United Methodist Church is now offering free one-on-one tutoring in reading. Let God bless us by helping you. For more information call 931-364-7648 before 8:30 p.m...
School systems budget gets the OK (07/31/09)
BUDGET By Karen Hall Staff Writer The education committee approved the school system's budget for the 2009-2010 school year when it was presented to them Tuesday night. Members of Larry McKnight's committee voted three to one to pass the schools' budget on to the County commission's budget committee. The lone dissenting vote came from Don Ledford, who was concerned about drawing from the fund balance...
Catalpa notes (07/31/09)
Our Gospel Meeting here at Catalpa is going along pretty well this week, having started on Sunday, July 26. Brother James Cullins is the preacher and Edwin Carpenter the song leader. By the time this column comes out it will be history...
Nominations to be taken again to fill ethics panel (07/31/09)
On advice from their attorney, Marshall County commissioners on Monday decided to refrain from electing two new members of the Ethics Committee which this month has received its third complaint. Strict adherence to the state public meetings law calling for adequate public notice was apparently not followed and so County Attorney Ginger Shofner said, "I would recommend that you put your notice in the paper. It would be better to do that."...
Spending cuts made line by budget line item (07/31/09)
Marshall County Budget Committee members continue to review spending plans and make cuts of a few thousand dollars here and there in a general fund of about $35 million. "We're sort of desperate," Commissioner Mickey King, chairman of the committee, told Bob Hopkins, director of the county's Emergency Management Agency, during another cutting session on Wednesday...
Waste Management pumping, flushing Vickery Spring (07/31/09)
In the month since residents around Poteet Road asked who would be cleaning creek water downstream from Vickery Spring, Waste Management Inc. has installed a pump and pipes that carry the water to a city sewer. "They came down and used my electricity and pumped the water," Robert Garza of Poteet Road said Wednesday morning of Waste Management, the company that runs Cedar Ridge Landfill just north of his home, the one with a backyard deck and swimming pool across Mooresville Pike from the landfill's driveway.. ...
Controversy still surrounds maintenance bids (07/31/09)
Marshall County commissioners on Monday: hired a school board member to mow the courthouse lawn; decided to re-bid janitorial services; and awarded a pest control service. School Board member Curt Denton's lawn care service was deemed "the low bidder" for the building maintenance agreement for mowing services, according to the hiring resolution that was unanimously approved...
Schools alter transfer policy (07/31/09)
Schools alter transfer policy Director of schools Stan Curtis would like Marshall County parents to be aware of the policy the school board has approved which addresses student assignment within the classroom and student transfers within the school system...
Obituary: Michael Lamont Holder (07/31/09)
Michael Lamont Holder, 50, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, in Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. He is survived by his long-time partner, Lamar Heard of Chattanooga; father and stepmother, Allen and Dot Holder of Lewisburg; mother, Ruth Branson of California; brother, Gary Holder of Park City, Ala., and two stepbrothers, Anthony Bowden and Wickey Gower, both of Lewisburg...
Obituary: Shirley Buford Hazlett (07/31/09)
Mr. Shirley Buford Hazlett, age 70 of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009 in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mr. Hazlett was a native of Marshall County, Tennessee and son of the late Arthur and Sara Rebecca Williams Hazlett. He was retired from Heil-Quaker Corporation and was a member of Westvue Church of Christ...
Obituary: Ronald Ray "Ronnie" Logue (07/31/09)
Mr. Ronald Ray "Ronnie" Logue, age 59, of Lewisburg, died Monday, July 27. 2009 at Maury Regional. Mr. Logue was a native of Marshall County, the son of the late Ray Hunter Logue and Mrs. Irene McElhaney Logue. He was a former car salesman and member of the Baptist church...
Obituary: James William Batten (07/31/09)
James William Batten, 92, of the Laws Hill Community, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, in Lewisburg. Mr. Batten was a native of Marshall County. He was a life-long farmer and a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Monroe and Martha Ann "Mattie" Batten, and wife, Sara Beatrice Batten...
Obituary: Ozell Tatum Dunnavant (07/31/09)
Ozell Tatum Dunnavant, 92, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville. Mrs. Dunnavant was born in Ardmore, Ala. She was a retired homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Emmer Atkisson Tatum; husband, David Kelly Dunnavant; sons, William "Bill" Dunnavant and John Robert Dunnavant; two grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren...
Obituary: Mary Lee Gentry (07/31/09)
Mary Lee Gentry died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at her residence in Detroit, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Bertha Mae Gentry; and sisters, Barbara Jean Gentry, Ann McQuiddy and Margaret McClain of Lewisburg. She is survived by her daughter, Angela White of Detroit; sisters, Pearl Porter and Roberta Gentry of Lewisburg; brothers, Charlie Gentry of St. ...
Obituary: Thomas Wayne Johnsey (07/31/09)
Thomas Wayne Johnsey, 60, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Johnsey was a native of Marshall County. He was a retired former employee of Inter City Products, a member of the Elks Lodge #1990, and a member of the Farmington Church of Christ...
Obituary: Eugene Wiser (07/31/09)
Eugene Wiser, 93, of Lewisburg, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Wiser was a native of Giles County. He was a mechanic and farmer, and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Boston "Boss" Wiser and Martha Elizabeth Townsend Wiser; wife, Ophelia Wales Wiser; sister, Alice Brown; five brothers, Francis, Charles, Claiborn, Clyde and Marcus Wiser; and three grandsons...
Public records (07/31/09)
PUBLIC RECORDS Marriage Licenses Ronnie Grady Chapman and Betty Ann Peach Crafton; John William England III and Tricia Earlene Chumbley; Timothy Drew Fleming and Andi Blair Ledford; Jesse Ray Iler and Amanda Faye Sparks; Charles Edward Jackson and Tamara Lorraine Francis Mitchell; Jarvis J. Taylor and Keyonia T. Roseman Smith; Ronald M. Teeples and Shacon E. Charley Deason...
Trash talk, money savin', new questions idea round-ups (07/31/09)
Here's a triple play for today. LANDFILL: Numero Uno Pam Owens says recently she got a phone call from a woman saying she was conducting a poll asking if she wanted to pay $30 a month for trash disposal. Pam though that was an "enormous amount" and recalls that "It sounded like she was against it because it would cost more to transport it elsewhere."...
Tyrades! Home Is Where The Hearse Is (07/31/09)
I just couldn't pass up the New York Times headline: "Home Burials Offer An Intimate Alternative." Yes, more and more Americans are choosing to save money and create a different atmosphere by cutting professional undertakers out of the picture. ...
'Race to the Top' well-minded, but poorly executed (07/31/09)
Maybe the theory of probabilities was in play. Perhaps the stars were aligned just so. Whatever the reason, I have found myself agreeing with President Obama. Well, let me qualify that. I agree with the spirit of the initiative, not necessarily the implementation...
Letter: Board needs to help, not hurt, Curtis (07/31/09)
I moved two years ago from Lewisburg after living there many years. I raised my children there. I observe with concern the judgemental and condemning attitudes of those certain members who sit on the School Board at present. First of all, I would like to know what qualifications these certain members have to decide what is and is not acceptable with the Director of Schools. ...
Letter: Cemetery vandalism unforgiveable (07/31/09)
To the editor: I would like to take advantage of the "Letters to the Editor" space to address the low-life who stole a fish and wind chime left on my husband's grave in Berea Cemetery on Verona Road. They were placed there as a sign of love and respect for the person who has been interred there. By removing them, you are offending the senibilities of family members at a very sensitive time...