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Stories from Friday, January 28, 2011

Mildred Elaine Williams Davis services Sunday (01/28/11)
Mildred Elaine Williams Davis was born on June 1, 1917, in Marshall County and died on Jan. 27, 2011, in Maryville, Tenn. at the age of 93.
Lynnville notes (01/28/11)
Let it snow, let it snow! The snow that fell on Wednesday morning decorated the landscape so well and left the roads where everyone could go. The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church...
Strawberry crunch cake has lots of bite (01/28/11)
STRAWBERRY CRUNCH CAKE 2 10-ounce packages frozen sliced strawberries, thawed 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream...
Tyrades! Pachyderms of a certain age (01/28/11)
According to the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news service, Japanese researchers are launching a five-year project to bring the long-extinct woolly mammoth back to life through cloning technology. (Mammoths began dying out around 10,000 years ago, near the end of the Ice Age.)...
Sewer charge dispute unresolved (01/28/11)
Because one resident sought adjustments to the city's sewer use fee, Lewisburg's Water and Wastewater Board didn't have to respond to a City Council request for a board recommendation regarding a fee change. That's what attorney Dan P. Whitaker wrote on Jan. ...
Part of conviction overturned (01/28/11)
A Lewisburg man had part of his September 2008 conviction reversed by the Tennessee Supreme Court recently. A Marshall County jury found Ungandua Andre Ingram, 33, guilty on one count of selling 0.5 grams or more of cocaine, one count of possession of 0.5 grams or more of cocaine with intent to sell, one count of simple possession of marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia...
Letters: Unfair sewer fees cause for much concern (01/28/11)
To the Editor: I am writing concerning the sewer rates charged by the Lewisburg Water and Wastewater Department to individuals who are not hooked on to the sewer system. I am not hooked on to the sewer, but I am charged a sewer fee each month. In speaking with my neighbors, who are not connected to the sewer, I have discovered that we are being charged varying rates for the sewer fee each month. ...
Snow stymies survey; Saturday shift foreseen (01/28/11)
Lewisburg Water and Wastewater Department employees anticipated continuing their door-to-door survey of homes in a broad area of the western part of the city so federal money may subsidize sewer repairs. Questionnaires might have been completed by now had it not been for the snow, utility Superintendent Kenneth Carr said Wednesday, but because of an early February deadline for a grant application, "We will probably have to work Saturday...
Briefs (01/28/11)
Marshall County AYSO Soccer sign-ups will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, in the Lewisburg Recreation Center Main Lobby. Participants must be four years old by March 31, 2011...
Local man perseveres in face of adversity (01/28/11)
A Marshall County man with severe injuries from a one-car crash eight years ago is doing his best on the road to recovery and re-entry into daily life, including his travels in town on a motorized wheelchair. Douglas James Van Orden Jr., 41, of Lewisburg spoke openly last week about what happened to him just before and in the years after his Saturn slammed into a tree just off the Belfast-Farmington Road on Feb. 28, 2003...
Traffic lights' change being pondered at City Hall (01/28/11)
A City Hall committee is taking steps toward altering the timing of two locally owned traffic lights, partly because traffic patterns have changed and the red lights have delayed motorists. A set of lights at the uneve n intersection of 2nd Avenue North and College Street might be re-set to flash a yellow caution light to motorists on Second Avenue and a blinking red stop light for drivers on College Street...
Smith files for board seat (01/28/11)
A former Marshall County Commissio n chairman has asked to be considered as a candidate for the school board when county commissioners vote late next month. Cornersville dairy farmer Sam Smith sent an e-mail to County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett on Jan. 20, indicating that he wants to finish Dee Dee Owens' term as a 4th District school board member...
Lewisburg faces Wallace charge (01/28/11)
Lewisburg's immediate past industrial development director has complained to state and federal officials that age discrimination was a factor when he was discharged last summer. "I was never disciplined for performance or behavioral issues during my tenure" with the city, Terry Wallace's complaint states to the federal office in Nashville. "I believe I have been discriminated against based on my age."...
School board policies may be changed (01/28/11)
Citizens who want to address the school board may soon have to give two more days' notice, according to policy committee discussion Monday night. Administrative assistant Rhonda Poole suggested the change so all requests could be included in the "Board Book" mailed out to board members before each monthly meeting...
Obituary: Mary Jane Church Beasley (01/28/11)
Mary Jane Church Beasley, dedicated civic volunteer, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her residence, Mercer Hall. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. The Columbia native was the daughter of the late Mary Anderson Church of Lewisburg and Wendell Holmes Church. She was married to the late Wally Smith Beasley...
Public records (01/28/11)
Business Listings Hometown Barber Shop, 200 Depot St, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, owner: Jed Jones; JT Electrical, 2072 Spring Place Rd, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Jerry Tribby; Surface Preparation Technologies Inc, 81 Texaco Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, owner: H. Matt Johnson; Technical Data Solutions Inc, 322 2nd Ave North, Lewisburg TN 37091...
Confehr: Is now the time to get your ducks lined up? (01/28/11)
Yup. It sure is. Or, as an industrial developer would say, "Absolutely." Late last week the perils of a sewer moratorium were discussed during the monthly city utility meeting. It's human nature to look more closely at the "negative" side of things. However, the state order imposing the moratorium includes a schedule of required responses that spell "positive" news for Lewisburg...