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Stories from Friday, March 11, 2011

21 want Lewisburg post (03/11/11)
Twenty-one people have applied to be Lewisburg's next director of stormwater and codes, a position recognized by city councilmen as important because of state orders that threatened civil penalties for non-compliance with environmental laws. Three "minor issues" have been resolved in an order from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, according to Greg Lowe who was promoted from the codes and stormwater job to be the city's economic development director...
Tyrades! March Madness not a slam dunk? (03/11/11)
I know the Bleacher Report Web site calls March Madness "four 15-minute quarters of stop 'n' go action or 67 games of heart-wrenching, plot-twisting, good ol' fashioned euphoria." I've seen the cartoons of office productivity grinding to a standstill as co-workers scrutinize brackets and make wagers on the games that lead to the naming of a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's Division I Basketball Champion...
Winnie the Pooh and friends come to Forrest (03/11/11)
The Forrest Players will end their 2010-2011 season with A.A. Milne's children's play, "The House at Pooh Corner," adapted by Bettye Knapp. Make plans to bring the whole family to meet Winnie the Pooh and all his friends at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Forrest Theatre...
Safety equipment purchase pending (03/11/11)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded Lewisburg's Fire Department a grant of more than $53,000 for the purchase of equipment for firefighters. "We had asked for $62,000," Fire Chief Larry Williams said Wednesday afternoon at the fire hall on Water Street. "They reduced it to $53,055 and we accepted it...
Marshall man drowns, recovered in Lincoln County (03/11/11)
PETERSBURG -- A Lewisburg man drowned in Cane Creek on Saturday and his body was recovered Monday morning, after the rain-swollen creek water came down four to five feet. The victim, Ricky Allen Smith, was in a flat-bottom, aluminum boat with Nathan Williams of Petersburg on Saturday when, "according to our information, the boat hit a log and capsized," Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder said Wednesday...
Ketron defends Shariah bill (03/11/11)
State Sen. Bill Ketron is drafting legislation to address implementation of Shariah law, part of the Muslim faith, that's perceived by some as a handmaiden to terrorist cells in America. "We're still working on the bill," the Murfreesboro Republican said Wednesday, explaining legal issues are being vetted "to make sure it's constitutional" before it's sent to House and Senate Judiciary committees...
Briefs (03/11/11)
A Hunter Safety Course will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 14, 15, 17 and 18, at Cornersville First Baptist Church. The test will be Saturday morning, March 19. For more information, call Doug Lowery at 659-6786. Children must be turning 10 this year to attend. Anyone born in 1969 or later needs to pass a hunter safety course in order to hunt anywhere in the state except on their own land...
Happy ending: 'We're very blessed' (03/11/11)
Not all stories about premature babies have unhappy endings. Marshall County's March for Babies ambassador for this year, Eryn Layne Ketchum, is a great example of the way a premature baby can survive and thrive, thanks in part to research funded by the March of Dimes...
City golf prices sliced to get more players (03/11/11)
Lewisburg increased golf cart and fairway prices last year to help balance the recreation budget, but golfers went elsewhere so the price was cut Tuesday in hopes of increasing revenue. City councilmen on Tuesday accepted a recommendation from the Recreation Board, as presented by recreation Director Guy Chambers. However, two councilmen qualified their vote, insisting that the price cut be re-examined when next year's budget is assembled...
Parvo threatens dogs at shelter (03/11/11)
Parvo, a highly contagious virus that's almost always fatal to dogs when untreated, is a problem at the animal shelter on Woodside Drive, according to animal advocates, and Lewisburg councilmen are willing to help an animal adoption group solve it. Councilman Robin Minor brought the issue to the council on Tuesday when it was explained by Tisha Poling of Lewisburg Animal Shelter Adoptions (LASA), a group that sent its charter to Tennessee's Secretary of State on Wednesday...
Obituary: Jennie Maude Fowler Luna (03/11/11)
Jennie Maude Fowler Luna, 86, of Athens, Ala., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. Mrs. Luna was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Lewisburg, to Herman Buel Fowler and Hettie Sue Edwards Fowler. She was a member of Tanner Church of Christ and was a retired nurse from Merihil Nursing Home in Lewisburg...
Obituary: Joe Barton Allen (03/11/11)
Joe Barton Allen, 70, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Allen was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Robert Harvey and Nannie Belle Barton Allen. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Cuban Crisis. He was a military reporter for the Stars & Stripes newspaper. He was the owner of JACO Company and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ...
Obituary: Danny Joe Tucker (03/11/11)
Danny Joe Tucker, 52, of Cornersville, formerly of Cullman, Ala., passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. Mr. Tucker served his country for 12 years in the U. S. Navy, serving on the USS Kitty Hawk, which was at sea for many months. ...
Obituary: Ricky Alan Smith (03/11/11)
Ricky Alan Smith, 29, of Lewisburg, was found dead Monday, March 7, 2011, at Cane Creek in Lincoln County. Mr. Smith was a native of Davidson County, and son of the late Robert L. Smith and Joyce Ann Henderson Smith of Lewisburg. In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sisters, Sandy Smith Singleton, Jeannie Smith Croffut, and Paige Smith Wicks, all of Lewisburg, and three brothers, Bobbie Smith of Florida, Billy Smith of Culleoka, and Wayne Smith of Lewisburg...
Obituary: Charles E. Johns (03/11/11)
Charles E. Johns, 89, of the Holts Corner Community, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011. A native of Marshall County, Mr. Johns was the son of the late Walter B. and Myrtle Baird Johns. Charles was a farmer, the owner of the former Chapel Hill Feed Mill and was the former Marshall County Tax Assessor, a member of Chapel Hill Lodge #160 F & AM and a member of Holts Corner Baptist Church...
Public records (03/11/11)
Marriage Licenses Adam Riley Matzkiw and Kimberly Raine Murdock; David Kenneth Robison and Jessie Lauren McCann Latham. Business Listings Big Boy Builders Inc, 4894 Pyles Rd, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, owner: Karen Goosby; Donnie Dean Masonry, 5422 Reynolds Rd, Columbia, TN 38401; Nemo Hill's Taxidermy, 6680 Delina Rd, Petersburg, TN 37144, owner: Tim Hill; Outer Limit Renovations, 635 Douglas Ave, Lewisburg, TN 37091, owner: Jason Stafford; Peggy's Place, 4494 Dean Rd, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, owner: Carl McMaster; Sandy's Crafts, 4077 Caney Creek Lane, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, owner: Sandra L. ...
Confehr: My wife teaches school elsewhere (03/11/11)
Next year, Susan and I celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We met in Decherd at a meeting I attended for a twice-weekly newspaper to report what became the origins of the first work contract for Franklin County teachers. In the early 1980s, elected leaders told me that decades earlier money was paid to school board members by teachers, or their families, so they could work at a county school. ...
Ex-school board member sees both sides of issue (03/11/11)