McCormick, Raymond L. 1921-2014, WWII Vet, City Commissioner

Raymond L. McCormick, former Marion City Commissioner, WWII veteran and civic leader, was born on Tuesday, August 2, 1921, in Marion, the son of Ray and Ora (Cothran) McCormick, being one of five children. A Marion directory places the family in a home at 1204 E. Parham Street in 1928. Continue reading

1964, Annexation of Five Acres Sought

Annexation of Five Acres Sought by Marion Council

Elections on annexation of five territories to Marion were asked by the city council Monday.

The requests will be filed in Williamson County Circuit Court and presiding Judge John Clayton will set an election day. People will vote separately in each territory. Territories are:

A strip of 300 feet on either side of North State Street from the city limits at Patrick Street to the north property lines of William Murphy and Glenn Peugh, 1,206 feet past the “Red Row” curve, in northeast Marion. Continue reading

1965, Work Underway on Sewer Lagoons

Work Underway on Sewer Lagoons

Work is under way at the Marion sewage treatment plant in southwest Marion. The plant is divided into three lagoons, one 17.21 acres, a second of 3.44 acres and a third of .66 acre.

Also included is a 1,968 square foot chlorination pond, a 300 foot 8 inch force main, a lift station and two manholes. Continue reading

1973, Marion Annexes 37 Acres for Commercial Development

Commercial Development

Marion Annexes 37 Acres

Annexation of 37 acres which will be developed commercially was approved by the Marion City Council Monday.

The 26 acres of L.D. Fern and 11 acres of Paul McIntosh lie between North Carbon Street and Interstate 57 at New Route 13.

A Mohr Value Department store is being built on 6.25 acres of the site. Grading has started. A $1.2 million Rodeway Inn to be built on five acres was announced last week. Continue reading