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Stories from Wednesday, June 23, 2010

L'burg Relay for Life sets records in Rock Creek Park (06/23/10)
A record number of cancer survivors walked in the local Relay for Life Survivor Lap on Friday night when the event was held for the first time in Rock Creek Park. Almost 100 survivors walked around the improvised track in the park, according to publicity co-chair Kelli Jo Fuller. The announcer ceremoniously called out the names, starting with people who counted their survival time in months, and ending with Mary Farley, 52-year cancer survivor...
Repairs increase fire safety, water service reliability (06/23/10)
Lewisburg's Water and Wastewater Department continues to plug sewer leaks, find water losses and, last week, a crew installed a valve on the public square to improve pressure and flow for fire hydrants. An unacceptably high loss of drinking water from the city's distribution system prompted a search for leaks, Utility Superintendent Kenneth Carr told the utility board last month and last week, he explained several had been found...
Tax base drops precipitously (06/23/10)
Marshall County's estimated property tax revenue has dropped by one eighth of what it's been - largely because industries reduced inventory in response to the recession. That's what two members of the County Budget Committee said after their committee meeting last week when the panel received reports from the county assessor and budget director...
Heritage demonstrated (06/23/10)
CHAPEL HILL - Several hundred people visited the boyhood home of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest on Saturday when his story was retold and the lifestyles of his times were demonstrated by re-enactors. Some of the visitors were like Deborah Tieague who was dressed as a gunner for cannon fire. Her home is near the Parkers Crossroad Battlefield at the line between Carroll and Henderson counties. She wanted to learn marching drills for a more authentic period drill...
County mayor candidates agree to debate on July 9 (06/23/10)
The Marshall County Tribune's candidates' debate will be held for the three men running for county mayor, but four of five candidates for sheriff declined to participate. Told of his competitors' decision, recently retired Lewisburg Police Capt. David Ray was offered the opportunity to attend and speak for himself. Because the others wouldn't be there, perhaps he wouldn't want to debate alone...
Crime reports (06/23/10)
Thefts and vandalism reported Arrested and charged with driving under the influence Arrested and charged with aggravated domestic assault Served with warrants for criminal conspiracy and theft over $1,000 Arrested and charged with aggravated assault...
Victim says: 'He intended to kill me' (06/23/10)
There were cuts to the face and ear in one case and a head-on collision in the other. Both defendants pleaded guilty and both were led from the Marshall County Circuit Courtroom in handcuffs on Wednesday when they started serving jail terms. Henry L. Rhiner, 49, of State Route 64, had previously pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault charge so he was in court for a sentencing hearing...
Briefs (06/23/10)
Lewisburg Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring their annual Independence Day 5K Run & Walk, starting with registration at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 3. Race time is 7 a.m. They are also sponsoring a Fun Doubles Tennis Tournament on Saturday, July 3. Adult division begins at 9 a.m.; youth division at 12:30 p.m. The tournament benefits MCHS tennis teams...
Obituary: Lamar Tillery (06/23/10)
Lamar Tillery, 71, of Columbia, died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at his home in Columbia. Mr. Tillery was born in Vinemont, Ala. and was a son of the late Sharon William and Iola Virginia DeMonia Tillery. He served in the United States Air Force, was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and was a member of the Baptist Church. ...