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Stories from Friday, June 4, 2010

Park restaurant mandated for continuation (06/04/10)
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee's House and Senate have approved a state budget that includes continued operations for the restaurant at Henry Horton State Park.
Centerstone's $5M grant to train, employ area residents (06/04/10)
Marshall and four neighboring counties got another injection of economic stimulus this week through a $5 million grant to Centerstone from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Once a Miss Marshall, always a Miss Marshall (06/04/10)
She drew number one, so she led the parade of contestants in the first Miss Marshall County pageant in 1954. On July 3, 2010, Lois Hargrove Purcell will be at the head of the line again, walking around the Recreation Center pool, leading a group of past winners...
SRO agreement in jeopardy (06/04/10)
Lewisburg councilmen reached a consensus Tuesday on how $185,600 might be cut from spending to bring it in line with revenue of $8.46 million, but they've got $77,000 amount to go. No final decision was made. In fact, councilmen voted 3-2 against taking the second of three steps toward adopting next year's budget, thereby ending any appearance of voting for an unbalanced budget...
Briefs (06/04/10)
The Star Spangled Banner Day Camp will be held from June 14 to 18, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily. Join the fun for crafts, games, songs, outdoor skills, nature activities, water play and much more. For more information, contact Jody Woods at 490-8660. Girl Scouts receive a discount on the camp fee...
Petersburg Piddlings (06/04/10)
I hope everyone had a safe and memorable Memorial Day. I had planned on going somewhere every day, but eventually wound up having a small cook out with my family and catching up on chores and loose ends: Mowing and everyone knows how much I love to weed eat. I also created a new flower bed and planted some flowers and plants that Barbara Woodard was nice enough to give me. I hope they look as great as hers do when they take hold and start growing...
Catalpa Cooking (06/04/10)
Water rates, land sale face council Tuesday (06/04/10)
A utility rate hike and the likely sale of land by Lewisburg to the city's water utility are among the topics facing the City Council when it convenes on Tuesday night in City Hall. Lewisburg's Water and Wastewater Board of Directors last month unanimously voted to recommend rate hikes on water and sewer service and the Council is to consider that during its regular monthly meeting...
Centerstone's $5M grant to train, employ area residents (06/04/10)
Marshall and four neighboring counties got another injection of economic stimulus this week through a $5 million grant to Centerstone from the U.S. Department of Labor. With the money, Centerstone is launching a new Career Resource Center to provide education, job training and support services to at least 600 Middle Tennesseans, and create new health sector jobs...
Lawnmower loses lawsuit; ruling pending on payment (06/04/10)
The Marshall County School Board member who won and then lost a contract to mow county lawns has lost in General Sessions Civil Court where he complained he'd not been paid what he was owed for cutting grass last year. Curt Denton's complaint was heard by Lincoln County Sessions Court Judge Andy Myrick on May 28. ...
Public's help sought (06/04/10)
Lewisburg Police are investigating a series of burglaries that took place Friday, May 28. Keys were taken from two vehicles parked at 875 Cornersville Road, but nothing else was missing, according to reports by Lewisburg Police Detective James L. Johnson...
Crime reports (06/04/10)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested on 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force warrants Arrested and charged with domestic assault Arrested and charged with driving under the influence Arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license Arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license...
Invasion of privacy, handicap violations alleged (06/04/10)
Marshall County, its Board of Education, and former schools director Stan Curtis have been served with papers in a lawsuit alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as invasion of privacy. The plaintiff, Larry Barlar, was a school bus driver whose contract was not renewed at the end of the 2009 school year. The suit was filed last month in the U. S. District Court at Nashville by Barlar's lawyer, Walter Bussart...
Valentine: Don't overreact to oil spill (06/04/10)
It's interesting -- almost amusing -- to watch President Obama one moment profess to be in charge of the oil spill containment then shift authority over to BP when things aren't going well. Such was the case when the top kill method began. Mr. Obama insisted that he was in charge and running the show, that is until the top kill solution ended up going south...
Obituary: Carlton Ellis (06/04/10)
Carlton Ellis, 77, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Ellis was born in Robertson County, and was a son of the late George F. and Bertha Farmer Ellis. Mr. Ellis served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and returned home to be employed by Durango Boot Company from which he retired after 30+ years of service. He was a member of the Chapel Hill Community Baptist Church...
Obituary: Dwight Edwin Dunaway (06/04/10)
Dwight Edwin Dunaway, 63, of Unionville, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010. A native of Marshall County, he was a son of the late Price Dunaway and Margaret Hobbs Dunaway, who survives. Mr. Dunaway was a retired machine operator with Stanley Tools. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Imogene Street...
Obituary: John J. Conlon (06/04/10)
John J. Conlon, 87, of Lincoln County, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at his residence. A native of New York City, Mr. Conlon was the son of late Thomas Bernard Conlon and Delia Conlon. He was a member of the Catholic Church and served in the Army Air Corps in North Africa and Italy during World War II...
Obituary: Dixie Lynn Blackwell (06/04/10)
Dixie "Dixie Do" Lynn Blackwell, 14-month-old daughter of Scotty and Cherry Cheek Blackwell, of Lewisburg, died Monday, May 31, 2010, due to drowning. Dixie "Dixie Do" was born on March 25, 2009, and in addition to her parents she is survived by one sister, Melleeine Blackwell of Lewisburg; maternal grandparents, Ronnie and Nina Smith of Etheridge; paternal grandparents, Lisa Morris (Guy Montgomery) of Lewisburg and Eddie Wayne Blackwell of Lewisburg; paternal great-grandmother, Doris Dalton (Marion) Hicks of Lewisburg; maternal great-grandmothers, Agnes Cheek of Lewisburg and Sandy Smith of Columbia; and several aunts and uncles.. ...
Obituary: Janice Willene Foster (06/04/10)
Janice Willene Foster, 63, of Catalpa, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Foster was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Willis and Annie Ruth Haskins Chapman. She was a homemaker and member of the Catalpa Church of Christ...
Obituary: Robert L. Leverette (06/04/10)
Robert L. "Bob" Leverette, 74, of Louisville, Ky., died Thursday, May 27, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. 

 Born in Bedford County, he was an Army veteran and retired from the Naval Ordnance. After retirement, he drove buses for Miller Transportation. Bob was also a member of The Community of Christ Church...
Public records (06/04/10)
Fox: Politically correct, or just plainly civil? (06/04/10)
There have been a lot of words spoken and written recently about political correctness. These days, it seems to be politically correct to speak out against political correctness. After all, the anti-PC crowd will tell you that political correctness stifles honesty. That you can't call a spade a spade. That those of us who think political correctness -- whatever that really means -- are trying to control language and giving short shrift to The First Amendment...
Confehr: A little bit of sunshine makes the bugaboos go away (06/04/10)
Marshall County Commissioners Dean Delk, Scottie Poarch, Rocky Bowden, E.W. Hill and Phil Willis were having supper at Mopey's Family Restaurant on the Nashville Highway Tuesday night after the county budget workshop in the Courthouse Annex on Lewisburg's public square...