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Stories from Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving Day dinner deliveries planned by church (11/18/09)
A Lewisburg church project served 500 Thanksgiving dinners last year and this year, a spokesman says, the goal is to serve 700 dinners. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, a roll and pie are planned for delivery by volunteers, according to Hank Arsenault, a LifeSong Family Church member, who says First United Methodist Church and other congregations are participating...
Obituary: Bessie Lynch Underwood (11/18/09)
Bessie Lynch Underwood, 76, of College Grove, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at her residence after an extended illness. Mrs. Underwood was a native of Bedford County. She retired from Georgia Boot Company of Franklin after 32 years of service and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of College Grove...
Prayer garden coming together (11/18/09)
A unique project is taking shape in a field beside one of Marshall County's rural churches. The Prayer Garden at Farmington United Methodist Church - also known as "The Little Church at the Crossroads" - started just over a year ago with two maple trees planted to honor veterans. Next came a bench dedicated to the memory of Brenda Scott...
In-house installation saves $3,500 (11/18/09)
Police Chief Chuck Forbis has been installing computer equipment for police cruisers and, on another topic, he suspects there will be another call for applications from people who want to be a police officer. Laptop computers, a sturdy brace, a small printer and related wiring are being installed by the police chief at the police garage, according to his report to the Police Advisory Board on Thursday evening last week...
Attorney probes personnel matters (11/18/09)
Lewisburg's lawyer is investigating whether councilmen violated Tennessee's open meetings law by consulting with each other on whether a police officer's time card conflicts with his checkout time on a dispatcher's log resulting in overpayment. "I've not found any information to verify wrong-doing at this time," City Attorney Bill Haywood said Thursday afternoon when he did not expect to reach a conclusion by press time Tuesday. ...
Leaders restless for info, landfill decision (11/18/09)
County commissioners on a committee preparing for closure of Cedar Ridge Landfill - if the state doesn't permit expansion - advocate cooperation between local governments for garbage disposal when the landfill closes. Waste Management Inc. has answered state questions on how it will protect ground water if it's allowed to cap a sinkhole at Cedar Ridge. ...
Candle factory to be on time, despite rain (11/18/09)
Although rain in September and October proved to be problematic for construction crews at the candle factory being built in the Lewisburg Business Park, the general contractor says the building will be done on time. And so, manufacturing may start next year at Will & Baumer, an American candle business incorporated in 1855 and acquired by Autom, the Phoenix-based religious supply company that opened its operations building early this year...
Ex-tennis star to speak at CSCC (11/18/09)
Former tennis star Blake McMeans, who lost his tennis career and almost his life when he crashed his car after a night of drinking with fraternity brothers, will offer students of Columbia State Community College and the Lewisburg community a lesson he learned the hard way when he speaks on Thursday, Nov. 19...
Briefs (11/18/09)
Petersburg woman killed in crash (11/18/09)
A Petersburg woman died and her twin sister was injured in a single-car accident in the early hours Saturday. Melody A. Whitaker, 25, of Gingerbread Road, Petersburg, was killed when the car in which she was riding crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames on North Ellington Parkway, Lewisburg...
Tigers chase Panthers from den, 52-25 (11/18/09)
The LMS Tigers, the defending Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association champions made an early season statement in defense of their title Thursday night in Lewisburg, chasing the E. O. Coffman Panthers out of the den in a big 52-25 win. It was the third straight win for the Tigers, who moved to 3-1 on the season with Thursday night's win over the Panthers...
Board members honor Forrest's season (11/18/09)
One current and one former Marshall County School Board member made good on their promise of sleeping on the Forrest schoolhouse roof. Randy Perryman and Mark Wilkerson accepted a summertime challenge from Forrest Athletic Director Scott Delk and the Rocket football team that they would sleep on the roof of Forrest school if the Rockets won eight games this season and on a chilly night last Thursday, Perryman and Wilkerson ascended up the ladder at 5:30 p.m. ...
Wrestling legends head to Lewisburg (11/18/09)
The stars keep shining in Lewisburg. With the successful appearance of the Barbarian, All-Star Wrestling will be featuring two legends of the ring, former WWE Royal Rumble winner "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and Tennessee legend "Superstar" Bill Dundee making their way ringside Nov. 28 at the ASW Arena in Lewisburg...
Obituary: Gary Houston Reese (11/18/09)
Gary Houston Reese, 52, of Columbia, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Reese was a native of Maury County, and attended Santa Fe schools. He was a driver for Pro-Drivers of Nashville and had been employed by Southern Wrecker Service for several years. Mr. Reese was a member of the Nazarene Church...
Obituary: Benton McMillion Whitehead Jr. (11/18/09)
Benton McMillion Whitehead Jr., 69, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, in St. Thomas Hospital. Mr. Whitehead was a native of Marshall County. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benton Whitehead Sr. and Bettie Florence Cozart Whitehead, and daughter, Carol Ann Whitehead...