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Stories from Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summer opportunities for youth (05/19/10)
The Marshall County Summer Youth Enrichment Program will be held June 25 through July 12 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. for grades K-8. Registration will be held May 25 and 27 from 3:30-5 p.m. Call Shanda Sparrow at 637-3138 for more information. The Lewisburg Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a softball camp for 9-12 year olds from 9 a.m. to noon, June 1-4 at Jones Park. A fee will be charged. For more information or to register, call Jane Tilford at 359-2482...
Four lose jobs at Central Office (05/19/10)
By a narrow margin, Marshall County's School Board approved a new organizational chart for the Central Office on Monday night and it doesn't include the jobs of four current employees. The 5-4 vote came after 45 minutes of discussion. Schools Director Roy Dukes presented documents that indicated savings of $309,722 - achieved by eliminating the jobs of human resources director, federal bookkeeper, one administrative assistant, and a payroll person. ...
From Russia with paint (05/19/10)
Vladimir Vorotchaev has painted a California redneck, beautiful women, a dancer, clown, landscapes and his impressions of the Twin Towers' fall behind the image of an American eagle about to grasp a Taliban soldier on a donkey. The Latvian-born artist left his home in San Diego, Calif., for Lewisburg where he's planning an art studio behind his house. Vlad and his wife, Renee, selected Lewisburg during a search for another place to live. They used the Internet and other resources...
Fallen officers remembered (05/19/10)
While the number of police officer deaths in the line of duty dropped 16 percent during 2009, the Lewisburg Police ceremony on Police Memorial Day in Rock Creek Park remained a solemn event on Thursday. Lewisburg Police Officer Billy Blackwell and police Detective Gene Leverette were remembered for their service and untimely deaths. Police Chief Chuck Forbis reported cold facts for the men and women who protect and serve...
Three teens recovered after huffing aerosol spray (05/19/10)
Three Marshall County teens have recovered from huffing aerosol spray overnight on May 8-9, according to Lewisburg Police. The investigation, however, continues into what's seen as youthful attempts at getting high, Police Detective Scott Braden said Tuesday morning...
Landfill appeals denial: Expansion request going to state board (05/19/10)
Waste Management Inc. on Thursday appealed a state commissioner's decision to deny a permit for the expansion of Cedar Ridge Landfill. "We disagree with their findings and we are looking forward to our day before the board," Waste Management Business Development Director Robert Cheney said Monday...
Briefs (05/19/10)
Lewisburg Middle School has opened its greenhouse with plants for sale. Tomato plants, pepper plants, herbs, annuals, perennials, and flower baskets are all for sale. The prices are great and the plants are healthy. The hours of the sale are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The greenhouse will be open until plants sell out. It is located behind LMS and the Spot Lowe Vocational School. Call Kathy Stapleton at 359-1265 for more information...
Tribune plans political debates (05/19/10)
The Marshall County Tribune received a unanimous vote on Monday night from the Board of Directors of the Marshall County Community Theatre to permit use of the old Dixie Theater facility for political debates on the evenings of June 25 and July 9. "The idea is to have one or two debates between the candidates for Marshall County sheriff and/or county mayor well before the Aug. ...
Threat of third 'snaggletooth' taken to council (05/19/10)
In concert with a city resident's public comment during last week's meeting of the Lewisburg City Council, local leaders are examining the prospect of city intervention on behalf of a deteriorating corner building on the public square. Savannah, Ga., Boston, Mass., and other American cities, large and small, have created development districts that preserve the historic appearance of what's been the core of those cities, according to comments from John Murphy of Fox Lane...
String Fling goes on (05/19/10)
String Fling IV entertained about half the crowd that attended the largest of the acoustical guitar, banjo, bass and fiddle concert when it was just south of Henry Horton State Park in the founder's back yard. But it was only because buckets of rain fell Saturday on Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg where there seemed to be a consensus among the diminished crowd in the Farmers Market Pavilion: That may have been the best venue...
Crime reports (05/19/10)
A Lewisburg man was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated domestic assault after allegedly breaking into an apartment where he used to live and beating up his former girlfriend. Zachary T. Polly, 24, of Moreno Lane, was found in the victim's apartment when police responded to a 911 call made by a neighbor about 4:30 a.m. May 16, according to a report by Lewisburg Police Officer Russell Grubbs...
Banner season comes to a close for Tigers (05/19/10)
The most successful season in the history of the MCHS boys' soccer program came to a close Tuesday night in a 6-0 loss at Fairview in the Region 6-A/AA tournament semifinal. The Tigers (10-2-1) finished as regular season District 11-A/AA champions, district tournament runners-up, and the region appearance was their first since 2001-2002...
Obituary: Nellie Evelyn Massey (05/19/10)
Mrs. Nellie Evelyn Massey, age 93 of Lewisburg, died Monday May 17, 2010 in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Massey was a native of Maury County, Tennessee and daughter of the late William Thornton and Mary Elizabeth Griggs Plummer. She was retired from Faber-Castell Corporation and was a member of the Baptist Church...
Obituary: James Anthony Reed (05/19/10)
Mr. James Anthony Reed, age 53 of Hohenwald, Tennessee, died Monday, May 17, 2010 in Lewis Manor Healthcare. Mr. Reed was a native of Lawrence County, Tennessee and son of the late James Howard Reed and Mrs. Rachel Rowe Reed of Hohenwald. He was a carpenter...
Obituary: Annie Earl Hardison (05/19/10)
Annie Earl Hardison, 90, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at NHC-Oakwood. A native of Marshall County, Mrs. Hardison was the daughter of the late Luther VanBuren Cathey and Janie Harber Cathey. She was married to the late Elgie Hardison, who died in 1994. She formerly worked at CommonWealth Empire Pencil Company and was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church...
Obituary: Charles Randall Collins (05/19/10)
Charles Randall "Randy" Collins, 36, of Lewisburg, died Friday, May 14, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Collins was a native of Bedford County. He was a 1992 graduate of Marshall County High School, a laborer and a member of the Church of Christ. His hobbies included hunting and fishing...