The name of the person who resided at a home that burned in a suspicious fire on Friday, but who has not been located, has been released.
Under new business at Monday night’s Wilson County Commission meeting, the 25-member body voted almost unanimously on a voice vote to send a letter to the state legislators opposing a proposed home for victims of the sex trafficking or slavery trade.
A man working at a local company was charged with Animal Cruelty after a large dog was found inside a van where the temperature was found to be in excess of 106 degrees.
The last meeting of the current Wilson County Commission saw the passage of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, which included a 1.5 percent raise for all general fund and library employees by a vote of 21-3 with one abstention.
Blue Devil boys place third overall
LAFAYETTE -- A first place finish from Lebanon's Mark Britt led the Blue Devil cross country team to third place in Saturday's Macon County Invitational.
Cookeville won the meet with 73 points, Mt. Juliet finished second with 88 points and LHS placed third with 93 points.
BEAR DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY
ANTIOCH -- An opportunistic defensive unit staked Mt. Juliet to a 14-0 lead and helped pave the way for a 31-13 victory at Antioch Friday night.
Matt Massey opened the scoring with a 66-yard interception return for a TD in the first quarter and Peyton Haynes returned an Antioch (0-2) fumble 13 yards for a second period score.
LEBANON -- Newcomer Brian McNamara assisted on both Cumberland goals, but 16th-ranked Georgia Gwinnett scored twice in the final 10 minutes in a 4-2 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday, Aug. 30 at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.
Cumberland (0-2-0) led 1-0 at the half thanks to a third-minute score, with a pair of Irish lads hooking up for the score. McNamara battled for a ball near the top of the box and slid the ball through to Marty Owens, who finished for the early lead.
Defense can't slow down Rebel runners
WINCHESTER -- Tailback Marce Gray rushed for 252 yards on 21 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead Franklin County to a 47-33 victory over Lebanon Friday.
The Rebels, now 1-1 on the season, ran for an incredible 514-yards on 55 carries against an inexperienced Blue Devil defensive unit.