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Stories from Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gordon schedules face-to-face town halls (08/12/09)
Solid waste fee still looms (08/12/09)
Tough and unpopular decisions about the disposal of the county's trash lie ahead for the commission and its solid waste committee. At a meeting Monday night attended by 10 of the county commissioners and about 25 residents, the solid waste committee heard from solid waste director Morgan Thomas about the cuts he has made to his department's budget balance for the upcoming year...
City, county cooperate to attract jobs (08/12/09)
As construction of a candle factory has begun at the Lewisburg Industrial Park, city and county business developers have reported various steps taken to attract employers to this community. The recent ceremonial ground breaking at the Will & Baumer candle factory in Lewisburg has already led to more construction as the base for the building was already in place. The candle business is moving here from New York State...
For schools, geothermal idea gains steam (08/12/09)
The possibility of making real savings in energy costs for county schools was discussed at a July 28 meeting of the County commission's education committee. Geothermal systems could be used to heat and cool school buildings, according to commissioner Rocky Bowden and his guest speaker, Randall Dunn of Capital Projects Solutions Inc. This company specializes in management of construction projects, as well as the preparation of successful grant applications...
County OKs firing range, recycle fees, other items (08/12/09)
Despite split votes at the county commissioners' recent meeting when they defeated a trash disposal fee, they unanimously voted for: tire recycling fees; health care for jail inmates; and a new law to permit a firing range. Passage of the following resolutions was by 17 commissioners attending. Commissioner Larry McKnight was absent because he could not get back to Lewisburg from his job in Nashville in time for the meeting, according to Commission Chairwoman Mary Ann Neill...
LifeSong Church opening new site (08/12/09)
CHAPEL HILL - A church in Lewisburg expanded to a second location on Depot Street this weekend with an open house on Saturday, and Sunday morning services. "We are a nondenominational church with an interdenominational congregation," the Rev. Rocky Cunningham says of LifeSong Family Church. "Our worship is contemporary with contemporary music...
Gun discharges near youth football practice (08/12/09)
25 votes + $5,500 = revision of charter (08/12/09)
The high cost of holding a small town's municipal election was revealed at Cornersville's monthly meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen. Mayor Amos Davis told his board that it cost the town $5,500 to hold the recent election, in which just 25 people cast votes. Three aldermen ran uncontested for re-election...
Briefs (08/12/09)
The Farmers Market's Tuesday hours are now 11 a.m. to 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...
Town's been subsidizing school water (08/12/09)
CHAPEL HILL - Water purchases have been subsidized by the town when the customer is Forrest High School and the football field needs irrigation. It's just the way things have worked out because the city's water rate is lower than what's charged by the Marshall County Board of Public Utilities (MCBPU)...
Cops for Kids fundraiser set for Saturday (08/12/09)
Fundraising for the annual Cops for Kids event starts next weekend. Last year Cops for Kids took 62 children Christmas shopping. This allowed kids, who would otherwise have had nothing, to buy Christmas presents for themselves and their families. The first annual Cops for Kids fundraiser at Rock Creek Park was announced by Lewisburg Police Department Lieutenant Rebekah Mitchell last week. ...
Obituary: Mary E. Blackwell (08/12/09)
Mary E. Blackwell, 63, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at NHC-Oakwood. Mrs. Blackwell was a native of Williamson County. She was a self-employed flea-marketer, and a member of the First Assembly of God of Lewisburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Newcomb and Rebecca Brown...
Obituary: Garno T. Moore (08/12/09)
Garno T. Moore, 90, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at NHC-Lewisburg. Mr. Moore was born in the Caney Springs Community of Marshall County. He was a veteran of World War II, who retired after 40-plus years of service at Genesco and the City of Lewisburg Recreation Center. He was a member of Church Street Church of Christ in Lewisburg...
Obituary: Lorraine Frances Portwood Prewitt (08/12/09)
Lorraine Frances Portwood Prewitt, 69, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at NHC-Lewisburg. Mrs. Prewitt was a native of Liberty, Mo. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen Lorraine Compton and Frances Matthew Portwood; son, James Prewitt; and brother, Tommy Lee Portwood...
Obituary: Elise Fox Wheeler (08/12/09)
Elise Fox Wheeler, 90, of Holt's Corner, formerly of Cornersville, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, in NHC Columbia Healthcare. Mrs. Wheeler was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burch and Nettie Fox...
Obituary: J. D. Finley (08/12/09)
J. D. "Petey" Finley, 80, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, in NHC Healthcare. Mr. Finley was a native of Lincoln County. He was a retired dairy farmer and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Darnell and Lizzie Viola Holly Finley...
Obituary: William Thomas Dunnavant (08/12/09)
William Thomas "Bubba" Dunnavant, 40, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Dunnavant was a native of Bedford County. He was an HVAC installer and a member of the Farmington Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy Dunnavant of Murfreesboro and Frances Stafford Davis, and stepfather, Leonard Davis...
Obituary: Raymond Kohler Bills (08/12/09)
Raymond "Ray" Kohler Bills, 82, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Bills was a native of Marshall County. He served his country in the Air Force during World War II. He was retired from the Marshall County Highway Department and formerly served as an elder in the Hardin Chapel Church of Christ...
Public records (08/12/09)
PUBLIC RECORDS Marriage License Richard Wayne Fox and Jenny Lillian Sapp Copous. Business Listings Alpha Investigations, 615 Limestone Ave., Lewisburg, TN 37091, owners: Jennifer Holloway and Janet Leblanc; GH Firearms Training, 2220 Wilson Hill Rd., Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Clifford Gary Harris; MJ Rentals of Kentucky, 540 Vista St., Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Mike Mantle...