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Stories from Wednesday, September 23, 2009

School board will try to make cuts (09/23/09)
The school board's budget committee agreed to try and meet the County Commission's target of $500,000 in cuts, in order to take less from their fund balance during the 2009-2010 school year. At a meeting Thursday, the committee approved a few specific cuts and asked finance director Janet Wiles to cut almost every line of the budget back closer to what actual expenditures were in the 2008-2009 school year...
Drainage mapping continues (09/23/09)
Lewisburg's Stormwater Management Office would appear to have approximately one quarter of the city mapped to show drainage patterns - a tool that's to be used when new construction is planned. Progress toward completion is faster when the department has someone who's familiar with the size of pipes used in the city, according to Corey Pleas, the man running the office located in the historic Ladies Lest Room near the north east corner of Lewisburg's public square...
City utility offered another bond deal (09/23/09)
With repeated acknowledgments of Lewisburg's bad experience with sewer bonds, two financial advisers last week offered the city's Water and Wastewater Board another opportunity to borrow money. In May, the City Council voted to refinance $7 million in bonds secured by American Municipal Bond Assurance Corp. Its sub-prime mortgages forced an investors' service to downgrade the bonds. That increased city costs, so the variable-rate debt was repaid with new bonds...
Grand jury gets dogcatcher case (09/23/09)
Lewisburg's animal control officer has been transferred to the stormwater management department pending a decision by the grand jury today in a case involving an English bulldog. City officials have confirmed that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been sorting through allegations surrounding Christopher Neal Owens, 36, of Lewisburg's Adams Subdivision...
Old jail being renovated for Corner Cafe (09/23/09)
The building that used to be Marshall County's Jail in the northeast corner of Lewisburg's public square is being renovated to accommodate a restaurant called the Corner Cafe. Michael Farrar, proprietor of Farrar Bonding Co. and the owner of the building, hired carpenters and other craftsmen to create 850 square feet of seating area for a restaurant he hopes to have open in six weeks...
Man, 83, dies in Tuesday blaze (09/23/09)
CHAPEL HILL -- A Marshall County man who danced with Jimmy Carter's wife and painted all over the county, died in his Unionville Road house, a victim of fire on Tuesday morning. Landon Haynes, 83, "was a big Democrat," according to his son, Jeff, and family friends who were at the scene of the blaze extinguished by four fire departments - Berlin, Chapel Hill, Farmington-Rich Creek, and Unionville - with help from the Emergency Management Agency...
Stagecraft offers kids experience, confidence (09/23/09)
The stage at Marshall County Community Theatre provides a vehicle for youngsters in the next production of "Alice in Wonderland" to grow and show off. "I like meeting the people, and my part, and working with the directors," says 10-year-old Chloe Baxter, daughter of Robbie and Peggy Baxter of Lewisburg. "I sing 'The Golden Afternoon.'"...
Briefs (09/23/09)
Sept. 23 The regular monthly meeting of the Marshall County Board of Education has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Central Office, 700 Jones Circle, Lewisburg. The Marshall County Senior Citizens Board of Directors will meet at noon Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Center classroom at Hardison Office Annex, 230 College St., Lewisburg...
Obituary: Thomas Calvin Uselton (09/23/09)
Thomas Calvin " Bill" Uselton, 71, of Town Creek, Ala., formerly of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Uselton was born in Marshall County. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Uselton was a Captain with the Lewisburg Fire Department and retired after 30 years of service. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church...
Obituary: Lucille Carpenter Wooten (09/23/09)
Lucille Carpenter Wooten, 102, died Sept. 3, 2009, at Harbert Hills Nursing Home in Savannah, Tenn. Mrs. Wooten was a native of Lynnville. She moved to Lewisburg in the early 1950s and worked as a bookkeeper for Alford Pharmacy. She was matron of the girls' dorm and Dean of Women at Florida Christian College, and later worked as bookkeeper/receptionist for Dr. William L. Taylor. Mrs. Wooten was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ...
Obituary: Laura Virginia "L.V." Sanders Hudson (09/23/09)
Laura Virginia "L.V." Sanders Hudson, 89, of the Rover Community of Bedford County, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. Mrs. Hudson was born in Williamson County. She was a homemaker and was a long-time member of the Rover Community Club. Mrs. Hudson was a life-long member and former Sunday School teacher at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Rover...
Obituary: Kathy Ann Savage Williams (09/23/09)
Kathy Ann Savage Williams, 56, of Belfast died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Centennial Medical Center. Mrs. Williams was a native of Marshall County. She was self-employed and was the former owner of Main Street Video in Chapel Hill. She was a member of the Baptist Church...
Obituary: Michael Ross Owen (09/23/09)
Michael Ross Owen, 52, of Kahului, Hawaii, formerly of Williamson County, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, in Hawaii. Mr. Owen was born in Nashville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a construction worker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Brady Owen, and son, Joshua David Owen...
Obituary: Hoyle Davis Wilson (09/23/09)
Hoyle Davis Wilson, 80, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Wilson was a native of Marshall County. He operated the family-owned Barber Shop on Commerce Street and was the Barber Shop Inspector for the State of Tennessee for 10 years. He was also a referee for TSSAA football and basketball, and was a member of Church Street Church of Christ...
Obituary: Tina Alice Widick (09/23/09)
Tina Alice Widick, 88, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Widick was a native of Harvest, Ala. She was a retired office worker for Blue Bell Boot and a member of the Westvue Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Everett and Alice Sue Hucks Edwards; sisters, Willie V. ...