[Nameplate] Fair ~ 43°F  
Frost Advisory
Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Stories from Monday, August 31, 2009

On patrol, an SRO brings experience (08/31/09)
A spaced-out student at Marshall County High School needed attention recently and the faculty turned to the school resource officer. "The student had taken some sort of prescription drug and was intoxicated," Officer Billy Ostermann said. "They asked me to talk with him and he said he was 'just tired.'...
Sudents' health threat addressed (08/31/09)
Parents taking their children to school Wednesday were alarmed to see MRSA had been added to a list of contagious diseases on the doors of the pre-kindergarten classrooms at Oak Grove Elementary School. "None of us wanted to leave our kids," concerned parent Teri Foster said Thursday...
TV show contestant lives near state park (08/31/09)
CHAPEL HILL - A homecoming was held recently at Henry Horton State Park for a woman who lives north of town and has returned from California where she's been a contestant on NBC's show called the Biggest Loser. Elizabeth "Liz" Young, 49, is the oldest contestant on the reality TV show that focuses on weight loss. The series with Young is scheduled to start Sept. 15, according to her friends, family and an NBC Web site that's included Young's photos and profile...
Catalpa notes (08/31/09)
Tyrades! Fashion Magazines No Longer In "Vogue"? (08/31/09)
Maybe we're all supposed to pull together during this recession, but I take a bit of pleasure in one industry's comeuppance. According to the Wall Street Journal, fashion advertisers are slashing their budgets, so the fashion magazines' much-anticipated September issues will be about one-third slimmer than last year's batch...
Commission waits for new light bulb at Chapel Hill traffic signal (08/31/09)
From a split vote to recess their meeting so a commissioner could change a light bulb, to another split vote that ended plans to record committee meetings, Marshall County commissioners' August meeting was chock full of change. Other developments included appointments of: Tony Williams over R.L. ...
Utility goes without full board (08/31/09)
In a rare move, county commissioners this week declined to appoint their mayor's nominee to one of the several panels that manages key departments of local government. Harley Ezell was nominated by Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett to succeed Mike Waggoner on the Marshall County Board of Public Utilities. Ezell's nomination failed 8-8 while Bill Blalock was reappointed 17-0...
Board maintains stance on budget (08/31/09)
Marshall County's school board refused to change the budget it had submitted for the 2009-2010 school year, in spite of being asked to modify it by the county commission's budget committee. A special called meeting of the board Wednesday night lasted only about 35 minutes and ended with a refusal to make any changes...
Chapel Hill news (08/31/09)
Surplus furniture sale funds church (08/31/09)
Nearly $10,000 was raised this month from an auction of used office furniture donated to a Lewisburg church by an auto manufacturer. "The auction grossed a little over $10,000 and netted a little less than $10,000," Lewisburg Auction Gallery owner Jeff Ellis said of the sale he handled for his church, LifeSong Family Church...
Briefs (08/31/09)
Aug. 31 Lewisburg Electric System's Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the LES office. Marshall County Ethics Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, in Room 2204 of the Courthouse Annex, Lewisburg...
Commissioners want lower spending plan from schools' board (08/31/09)
Marshall County's Budget Committee sent school system leaders back to their central office on Wednesday asking them to find a way to trim their budget one more time. The schools' budget was then totaling some $34.74 million, according to the system's budget director Janet Wiles who spoke about the spending plan and state requirements with other school leaders in the Courthouse Annex as the Budget Committee turned to other department budgets...
Obituary: James Albert Seisser (08/31/09)
James Albert Seisser, 71, of the Farmington Community of Marshall County, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Seisser was a retired automobile salesman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Evelyn Woodham Seisser. He is survived by three sons, Tim Seisser of the Farmington Community, and Adam and Kenneth Seisser, both of Lewisburg; sister, Linda Wright of Texas; and three grandchildren...
Public records (08/31/09)
Obituary: C.K. Ervin (08/31/09)
Confehr: A pay cut by another name could smell much worse (08/31/09)
More than a couple hundred county employees working from offices in Lewisburg are to suffer a reduction in pay as a result of a sour economy. Cutting hours is clearly one way to reduce spending on the biggest part of any budget, be it government or private enterprise. County commissioners on the budget committee this month asked department leaders to cut two hours from their employees' work week. Some had already been scheduled for less than 40 hours...
Release of terrorist is awful sign (08/31/09)
The release of the animal who killed 270 people when he blew up Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 is another reason the terrorists think the West is weak. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who is dying of prostate cancer, got a hero's welcome in Libya from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The Scottish justice secretary who released Megrahi did so, he says, on compassionate grounds. I'm all about showing compassion where compassion is due but this terrorist deserved none...
Letter: Don't trust government with health care (08/31/09)
To the editor: On Aug. 4, 1977, 32 years ago, I was in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany when President Carter with the support of the Congress, established the U.S. Department of Energy. Now, 32 years later, the DOE has grown to a bureaucracy employing 16,000 full-time employees plus another 100,000 contract employees. Their annual congressionally funded budget is $24.2 billion. Got it?...