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Stories from Friday, March 25, 2011

Council votes to lift cemetery limits (03/25/11)
On a 3-2 vote Wednesday, Lewisburg councilmen decided to delete prohibitions against outlining graves in the city's eight cemeteries - a decision reached with a standing-room-only crowd staring down elected leaders. Surviving relatives of some people buried in city cemeteries have placed brick pavers, boards, garden edging, concrete curbs, rock and other outlines over their loved one's graves. That's interfered with maintenance, as have mementoes and other objects...
Tyrades! Killing me softly with his kibble (03/25/11)
A 2010 study by the Association For Pet Obesity Prevention says half the nation's dogs and cats are overweight, and 20 percent are downright obese. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has danced to the Billboard hit "Who Let The Dogs' (Waistband) Out?"...
Two indicted for fake credit cards (03/25/11)
Marshall County's Grand Jury on Wednesday indicted two Florida men charged with buying gift cards with bogus credit cards at Wal-Mart last month. However, the defendants could not be arraigned because there was no interpreter in court. An arraignment is set for April 6...
School board hears of 'eMeetings' (03/25/11)
A service that can allow the school board to hold paperless meetings was explained to board members Tuesday at a work session. Randy Bennett, associate executive director and legal counsel for the Tennessee School Boards Association, gave a demonstration of the "eMeeting" program...
County asked to borrow $1 million for roads (03/25/11)
Marshall County commissioners are scheduled to vote Monday on whether to borrow $1 million through the sale of bonds so the roads superintendent can buy asphalt and equipment to repair county roads. Roads Superintendent Jerry Williams has sought the funding from the county budget during the past two budget building seasons, but he's been denied with commissioners explaining there isn't enough tax revenue for the purchase...
L'burg's new official experienced (03/25/11)
A Lewisburg man who is state certified in erosion protection and sediment control is to start one week from today as the city's director of codes, zoning and stormwater control. Joe L. "Buck" Beard, 56, of White Drive is being promoted from his position in the Public Works Department at the City Garage on North 5th Avenue where he's served as a purchasing agent and office administrator...
Briefs (03/25/11)
Jonathon Seth Isley of Belfast has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization at the University of Tennessee. Sigma Alpha Lambda is dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development, and lifelong professional fulfillment...
Local men charged with violations of Horse Protection Act (03/25/11)
Two Lewisburg men were indicted by a federal grand jury last week in Chattanooga, charged with allegedly violating the Horse Protection Act. Barney Davis, 38, and Jeffery Bradford, 33, both of Lewisburg, and Christen Altman, 25, of Shelbyville, were named in the four-count indictment...
Walking horse museum endorsed (03/25/11)
Another step is being taken toward enhancement of Lewisburg as a tourist destination in hopes of improving the local economy and reducing the unemployment rate. "I'd like us to go on record as supporting the Tennessee Walking Horse Museum exhibits being in Lewisburg," Marshall County Commission Chairman Tom Sumners said this week...
Self-defense class taught in Lewisburg (03/25/11)
Several Marshall County women took their first steps toward learning to defend themselves at a free class last weekend. "You've got hoodlums everywhere you live," Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Christina Faulkner said, warning the class of 16 women and a teenage boy not to be complacent about safety, even in a small town like Lewisburg...
Tigers sign with Bethel (03/25/11)
The Altoona, Pennsylvania connection between Bethel University Associate Head Coach Chris Elliott and Marshall County Head Coach Tom Turchetta paid dividends for a trio of Tigers recently when Will Brown, Trevor Carter, and Jordan Anderson signed scholarship papers to play football at the McKenzie school.
Obituary: Connie Gwyn Sullivan (03/25/11)
Connie Gwyn Sullivan, 62, of Cookeville, formerly of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Sullivan was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late A.G. and Ruby Meadows O'Neal. She was retired as co-manager of a retirement center and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Obituary: William O. Spivy (03/25/11)
William O. "Bill" Spivy, 80, of Lewisburg, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at NHC-Lewisburg. A native of Maury County, he was the son of the late Annie Ruth Bryant Spivy and William Oscar Spivy. He was a Veteran of the United States Army having served his country during the Korean War. He was retired from L&N (CSX) Railroad after 39 years of service. He was also a member of the VFW Post 1618 and a member of the Leoma First Baptist Church...
Obituary: Lyndal Fagan (03/25/11)
Lyndal Fagan, 87, of Gallatin, formerly of Lewisburg, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011. Mr. Fagan was born November 18, 1923, in Lewisburg, son of the late Robert Henry and Alice Stewart Fagan. Lyndal was a retired funeral director and embalmer for over 50 years and was a veteran, serving in U.S. Army during World War II...
Obituary: Jo Ann Cheek (03/25/11)
Jo Ann Cheek, 70, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at her residence. Ms. Cheek was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Charles F. and Hazel Watson Cheek. She was a registered nurse and member of the Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Kay Cheek, and a brother, Howard F. Cheek...
Public records (03/25/11)
Marriage Licenses David Joshua Burgett and Sharon Lynn Robinson; Brian Ashley Claybrooks and Regina Marie Armstrong; Benjamin Russell Fender; Katherine Ann McKay; James Thomas King and Kathryn Elaine Allen Petre; John Michael Minard and Brittnay Danielle Wilburn...
Confehr: 'Tis the season of the witch of spring (03/25/11)
The civil war in Libya is bad enough, but just ask anyone in the Nashville basin this spring and they'll say yes to the following questions. "Heck, yeah. It's like the Bird of Paradise flew up my nose and left more than bed feathers." "Gwalk, hack, yesh. Some paradoxical byrd's nested under the roof of my mouth and it commutes to and from the worm factory to feed an ugly chick."...
Letter: Cemetery rules are unfair, confusing (03/25/11)
To the editor: Years ago Daddy and Mama paid for lots at Lone Oak Cemetery. Later someone was buried in one of the lots, so they agreed to take different lots. In March 2002, Daddy was buried. A few days later we noticed his grave had sunk. We were told funeral homes were not allowed to pack graves - the City did it. Thanks to Mr. Duncan, Daddy's grave and several others were packed that day. Who knows when the City would have done it...