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Stories from Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sales tax hike on ballot (08/04/10)
Marshall County voters are being asked on Thursday's election ballot whether the sales tax rate should be increased by one-half cent from 9-1/4 cents per dollar to 9-3/4 cents. Since sales taxes are paid by everyone at the cash register, the levy is frequently described as a fair tax. However, opponents argue that now is not the time to increase costs on local households because unemployment rates here have been the highest or second highest in the state all year...
Minor: Decrease the water rate hike (08/04/10)
Lewisburg Water and Wastewater Department officials were told last week to recalculate their proposed rate hike to protect city customers and shift the cost to those who buy the services, but are not residents of Lewisburg. Councilman Robin Minor presented a broad outline of his plan on Wednesday afternoon last week, explaining he's concerned, not just for rate-payers, but also for property taxpayers of the city that has its own water and wastewater plants...
L'burg hires city attorney (08/04/10)
A Fayetteville-based lawyer, who's served as that town's attorney, was hired last week by Lewisburg's councilmen to be the city attorney here. Steve Broadway succeeds Bill Haywood who is continuing his private practice from his office on Belfast Avenue after serving Lewisburg for a decade...
Economic developer screening committee appointed by Woods (08/04/10)
Lewisburg Mayor Barbara Woods has appointed four men to serve with her on a committee to screen applicants who want to be the city's next director of economic and community development. The successful applicant would be hired by City Manager Eddie Fuller, although there has been considerable interest in the abilities of Terry Wallace's successor. Wallace is now working for the South Central Tennessee Workforce Development Board. It's based in Columbia...
Local troops still returning from overseas (08/04/10)
Troops returning from duty overseas this month includes a couple of Marshall County men, according to friends and family reporting on happy reunions. Tennessee Army National Guard Sgt. Jared McKnight of Lewisburg, son of County Commissioner Larry McKnight, a retired National Guard colonel and executive director of the Tennessee National Guard Association, was met Sunday in Smyrna with other soldiers of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment...
Obituary: Martha Stauffer (08/04/10)
Martha Stauffer, 76, of Lewisburg, died Friday, July 30, 2010, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Stauffer was born in Williamston, N.C. and was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Nealie Jones Taylor. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stauffer was also preceded in death by sisters, Joyce Roberson and Shirley Bailey, and by a brother, Sam Taylor...
Briefs (08/04/10)
The Lewisburg Police Department will be hosting the second annual "Cops for Kids Fundraiser" at Rock Creek Park Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 am -- 2:00 pm with a live auction beginning at 2:30 pm. A $5 admission includes activities and lunch. Wednesday, Aug. ...
Let the Horses Talk (08/04/10)
The little hamlet of Belfast will be bustling this Friday night when the Belfast Lions Club present the 50th Annual Walking Horse Show. The show begins at 6 p.m. at S. W. Beech Memorial Field. There are 27 classes with seven of those being Riders' Cup. Total prize money for this 50th annual show is over $6,000. The walking horse stake class has prize money of $700...
Teacher contract talks face uncertainty (08/04/10)
Uncertainty about money and people pervaded negotiations between the teachers and the Board of Education last week. County schools representatives Lyn Stacey and chief negotiator Craig Michael, the only remaining members of the team, met members of the Marshall County Education Association on Thursday...
County voters face long ballot Thursday (08/04/10)
Marshall County voters face a long ballot at the polls 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Beyond crowded county races for sheriff and mayor, there are political primaries for state and federal positions. While county elections are non-partisan, voters will be asked if they want to vote in the Republican or Democratic parties' primaries. That's not required...
'Broadway' set to open this weekend at Dixie (08/04/10)
"Broadway," a medley of musical shows, opens Thursday night in the Marshall County Community Theatre, offering an entertaining distraction from the Election Day blues on closing night for candidates' campaigns. Rehearsals in the old Dixie movie house on Lewisburg's public square brought life back to the north side where director David Sanders has assembled a cast of more than 60 people for shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday...
Obituary: Roy Edward Blackwell (08/04/10)
Obituary: Katherine Sharp Patton (08/04/10)
Katherine Sharp Patton, 90, passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at NHC-Oakwood. Mrs. Patton was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of the late Percie Sharp and Annie Whitesell Sharp. She was retired from Genesco and was a member of Lewisburg First Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Obituary: Robin Shepard Scott (08/04/10)
Robin "Rob" Shepard Scott, 49, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in Nashville. Mr. Scott was born in Huntsville, Ala. and was a son of Mary Elizabeth Shepard Scott and the late David Donald Scott. He was the owner of Scott's Services and a member of the Caney Springs Baptist Church...
Obituary: Laurie Jo Reaves (08/04/10)
Laurie Jo Reaves, 35, of Antioch, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. A native of Davidson County, she was the daughter of Viola Gipson Reaves and the late Paul Reaves. She was preceded in death by her father, who passed away in 2009. Survivors include one daughter, Olivia McCormick of Nashville; one son, George McCormick of Nashville; her mother, Viola Gipson Reaves of Antioch; two sisters, Wendy Fike of La Vergne and Lisa Reaves of Campbellsville, Ky.; one aunt, Polly Stegall of Lewisburg; and six nieces and nephews.. ...