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Stories from Friday, August 7, 2009

Oliver quit before EEOC notice (08/07/09)
A violation of work place etiquette has led to a Lewisburg police detective sergeant's resignation, and it appears to be part of a detective's complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Det. Sgt. James E. "Jimmy" Oliver, 42, resigned from his position at the Lewisburg Police Department on Monday. Oliver was employed by the department for a total of 11 years, having started in law enforcement with the Marshall County Sheriff's Department in February of 1992...
Briefs (08/07/09)
The Farmers Market's Tuesday hours have changed 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fridays will remain the same: 6 a.m. until noon. 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...
Artist, CBS focusing on drive-in (08/07/09)
Hi-way 50 Drive-In Theater employees watched the gate as a light rain fell Saturday night when a film crew from the CBS Sunday Morning News program interviewed an artist about her project on jobs that are going away. "Mary Whyte is doing a series of art pictures of jobs that are going away, like drive-ins," Wendy Ridley said from behind the concession counter at the drive-in theater on Fayetteville Highway while "Big Daddy" Gary Douglas, the drive-in's owner, was being interviewed in the projection room.. ...
Insurance agent being recommended by Benefits Committee (08/07/09)
After nearly 3-1/2 hours of deliberations with insurance agents, Marshall County's Employee Benefits Committee on Tuesday voted to recommend hiring a new agent to shop for a new health insurance policy for nearly 250 people. Chris Hartnett of Roussel & Associates in Brentwood succeeds Jim Malone of Malone Co., Fayetteville, according to County Commission Chairwoman Mary Ann Neill, a member of the Budget Committee that met in joint session with the Benefits Committee in the Courthouse Annex...
Minor signs for $2.42 million (08/07/09)
Mike Minor is Marshall County's newest millionaire. Minor, a former Forrest High School star who later pitched for Vanderbilt and was the No. 7 pick in baseball's amateur draft earlier this spring, was set to sign a contract worth $2.42 million on Thursday, according to his agent...
Chapel Hill gets federal grant for firefighters (08/07/09)
CHAPEL HILL - The town's fire department has won a federal grant that will subsidize the salaries of two full-time firefighters, the town administrator said Wednesday. "Chief Paul Rigsby put in for a grant and it was denied," Administrator Mike Hatten said. "Then, Kenneth Runk, the assistant chief put in for a grant and it was approved. It's a matching grant...
Lowering cap on development loans proposed (08/07/09)
Lewisburg's City Council is poised ready to debate how much its Community Development Fund should be lending to downtown property owners who want to renovate their buildings. "Several years ago, we put money in an account to have it available to improve the appearance of the public square and make loans at a very low rate of interest," City Manager Eddie Fuller explained...
Water service to be available in November (08/07/09)
CORNERSVILLE - Water service is to be available in November for residents along Lynnville Highway, according to the superintendent of the Lewisburg Water and Wastewater Department. "The water line is all in the ground," utility Superintendent Kenneth Carr said Tuesday. "Water is flowing in the pipeline but not to customers because the pipes are being tested and a small leak was found."...
Tenn. Education Commissioner pep-talks teachers at their in-service (08/07/09)
Marshall County teachers received some friendly and folksy advice from Tennessee's education commissioner on Tuesday during their in-service training as classes began again for the fall semester. "Annual Yearly Progress and other numbers are important" when measuring academic achievement, Dr. Tim Webb reported Wednesday about his discussion in Lewisburg. "But there are things you can't measure, like how many hugs you got and how many dreams you protected."...
Landfill chiefs detail help for MC operations (08/07/09)
Waste Management Inc., the company that runs Cedar Ridge Landfill here, has sent a written explanation on how it will help Marshall County's Solid Waste Department continue operations, and county commissioners are to discuss it Monday. "This offer will allow us to continue current service levels to residents through the end of 2010 or denial of 'Cell 7' by the state, which ever comes first," County Solid Waste Director Morgan Thomas has advised county leaders, including Commissioner Don Ledford, chairman of the Solid Waste Committee that's meeting at 5:30 p.m. ...
Obituary: Dimple Dean Wilkerson Wilson (08/07/09)
Funeral services for Mrs. Dimple Dean Wilkerson Wilson, Age 85 of Dickson, Tn will be conducted Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 1 PM from the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home with Gaylan Brown and Steve Baggett officiating. Place of rest will be in the Marvin Addition of the Dickson Union Cemetery. Those desiring, memorials may be made to the Alive Hospice, Pomona Church of Christ or the Norwood Church of Christ of Knoxville. Services under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home...
Obituary: John Curtis Hickman (08/07/09)
Mr. John Curtis Hickman, age 86 of the Robertson Fork Community died Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Hickman was a native of Maury County, Tennessee and son of the late Jesse Allen and Nona Thurman Hickman. He was a farmer and retired from Heil-Quaker Corporation as a storekeeper...
Obituary: Catherine Margaret Lowe (08/07/09)
Catherine Margaret Lowe, 75, of Cornersville, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Lowe was a native of Middletown, N. Y. She was a housewife and a member of the Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph K. and Margaret McCollum...
Tyrades! Extra! Extra! Eat All About It (08/07/09)