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Stories from Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Curtis fired; two resign in protest (10/07/09)
Marshall County's director of schools was fired at the School Board's special called meeting Monday night, and Roy Dukes was appointed interim director. In addition to a new director, the county will be looking for two new school board members: Kristen Gold and Todd Tietgens, who both voted to keep Stan Curtis in his job, resigned from the board...
Complete count means money for local economy (10/07/09)
Census Day is six months away and that's important for community and economic development, according to an announcement made to Marshall County commissioners last week. "We will be putting together some Complete Count Committees," Mike Wiles, executive director of the Joint Economic and Community Development Board told commissioners at their monthly meeting on Sept. 28...
Obituary: John Thomas Langley Jr. (10/07/09)
John Thomas Langley Jr., 73, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Langley was a native of Maury County. He was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas Langley Sr. and Abby Lou Cathey Langley; son, Kenneth Wayne Langley; sister, Elizabeth Martin; and brother, Bill Langley...
City in, entering mediation with contractor, police (10/07/09)
Lewisburg's Water and Wastewater Department has agreed to enter mediation with a Murfreesboro contactor who sued the utility in Marshall County Chancery Court for $82,000. The dispute is over construction of a sewer along Old Belfast Road, according to records in the case filed Dec. 1 by Wescad Inc. It claims it's not been paid for completing the job that dates to late 2007...
Crime reports (10/07/09)
Update: Joseph K. Darnell, 18, Ramblewood Drive, is due in General Sessions Court on Oct. 27. Darnell is charged with five counts of the misdemeanor offence of contributing to the delinquency of a child. The other charges against him mentioned in the Crime Reports in the Sept. ...
Leaders take extra step (10/07/09)
NASHVILLE - The team of Marshall County and municipal leaders who went to the Governor's Three-Star Certification Conference recently didn't just stop there. They sought more help developing the economy here. Meeting with Deputy Gov. John Morgan, the delegation of local leaders asked for state assistance to "help us through this time" when the unemployment rate topped 19 percent, according to Mike Wiles, executive director of the local Joint Economic and Community Development Board...
Sewage release limiting growth (10/07/09)
As Lewisburg plans to spend millions of dollars on a sewage treatment plant expansion, the town's growth remains limited, according to state and local officials. Expansion of the sewage treatment plant, including a 10-million gallon storage tank for untreated wastewater, are part the city's solution to issues raised by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)...
Pancakes galore make Lions roar (10/07/09)
Hundreds of people came out on a beautiful fall day for music and munchies on Marshall County's Courthouse Square last Saturday when the Lewisburg Lions Club conducted its annual pancake and sausage breakfast. The program has been expanded to include lunches with hotdogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, all the fixin's and the usual soft drinks sold from the Lions Club trailer parked next to the white canvas tents pitched on the Courthouse lawn...
Briefs (10/07/09)
The Young Farmers and Ranchers of Marshall County will have a Haunted Woods every Friday and Saturday night in October from 7 until 11 p.m. at the Strasser Farm, 1.5 miles east of the Chapel Hill Post Office. The proceeds benefit youth programs, scholarships, and county activities. Not recommended for children. For directions and more information, visit www.MemoryLaneFarms.com...
Dogcatcher resigns after ultimatum (10/07/09)
Faced with an option to resign, Lewisburg's dogcatcher is working out a two-week notice since he was indicted last month on theft and official misconduct charges. Christopher Neal Owens, 36, of Belfast, was indicted by the Grand Jury on Sept. 23 in connection with an English bulldog he allegedly took home from the shelter and tried to sell...
Obituary: Merle Smith (10/07/09)
Merle Smith, 80, of Rockvale, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, in Murfreesboro. Mrs. Smith was a native of Lincoln County. She was a homemaker and a retired bookkeeper for Crosslin Supply Company in Eagleville. She was a member of Rockvale Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For 17 years Mrs. Smith was the pianist for the Stem Quartet, which performed throughout Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky...
Obituary: Betty Ann Capps (10/07/09)
Obituary: Brooksie Pugh (10/07/09)
Brooksie Pugh, 79, of Unionville, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, in Shelbyville. Mrs. Pugh was born in Marshall County. She was a member of South Berlin Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a homemaker and retired factory worker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ethel Mae Culver Sharp; husband, Joe Bill Pugh; daughter, Betty Jo Newsom; and son, Danny Pugh...
Obituary: Janie Louise Fisher Smithson (10/07/09)
Janie Louise Fisher Smithson, 73, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Heritage Medical Center. Mrs. Smithson was a native of Bedford County. She was a veteran of the Navy and retired from Bell South. She also held membership in the Town and Country Garden Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an active member of First Christian Church...
Obituary: Anderson Joyce (10/07/09)
Anderson "Andy" Joyce, 76, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. Mr. Joyce was a native of Marshall County.He was a veteran of the Army and was a retired press operator for the former Inter-City Products. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Minnie Bell Vaughn Joyce, and a sister, Anna Margaret Gillespie...