Today is Monday, March 30, 2015



All eyes on I-40

The recent increase in vehicular fatalities on Interstate 40 and Highway 109 has caused City of Lebanon officials to bump-up law enforcement on the roadways.

History mystery: WW II dog tags

Someone ought to call the History Channel.

Upcoming ribbon-cutting for newly renovated Brooks House

The community is invited to visit Brooks House this Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Providence Station to bring 'edgy, urban look' to MJ

Another new development will be springing along South Mt. Juliet Rd. bringing a contemporary blend of business and retail along with an "edgy" look.

 

Large incoming freshman class may mean more teachers

Local high schools are already preparing for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Major bakery may be coming to city

A new commercial bakery is being proposed for Duke Drive near Central Pike's intersection with Highway 840 on Lebanon's southwest side, but no estimate of the potential new jobs at the facility has been released yet.

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EMS collaboration hot topic at consortium
EMS collaboration hot topic at consortium

For the first time, a consortium of Wilson County fire service providers met Tuesday to talk about how better to communicate, share services, lower ISO ratings, train volunteers and better serve the county overall.

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WCSD inmate Lee dies
WCSD inmate Lee dies
Joseph Lee

Jailed on DUI related charges --
A Lebanon man has died after having been found unresponsive while incarcerated at the Wilson County Jail. During a routine welfare check, Wilson County Correctional Officers discovered inmate Joseph Lee, 37, unresponsive in his bed at 2:15 a.m. Thursday.

A release from the Wilson County Sheriff's Department says correctional officers called for medical staff and performed CPR as well as administered the automatic external defibrillator on Mr. Lee, who did not respond.

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CU hires new wrestling coach
CU hires new wrestling coach
James Hicks

JUCO coach James Hicks --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of James Hicks as the program's new wrestling head coach. He will take over at CU on April 20. Hicks has served the last three years as head coach at Darton State College in Albany, Ga.

"We are pleased to hire an individual who has enjoyed success as an athlete, an assistant coach and as a head coach to lead our program at Cumberland," Pavan said. "James is very familiar with the NAIA and our program from his time at Campbellsville University and we hope he can duplicate his success as a head coach from his last three years at Darton State."

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CU seeks Sports HoF nominations
CU seeks Sports HoF nominations

The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2015 Sports Hall of Fame until June 13, 2015.

Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information pertaining to the nominee.

The 2015 Hall of Fame dinner is set for Friday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Baird Chapel.

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PREP BASEBALL -- Wednesday's results
PREP BASEBALL -- Wednesday's results
Cody Walker

Friendship 4, Eagleville 3
LEBANON -- The Friendship Christian School Commanders improved to 5-7 on the season after taking down Eagleville 4-3 Wednesday evening.

Down 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Friendship's Jacob Self drove in Cody Walker with a single. Marshall Taylor moved Self to second with a single, bringing up Eli Hunt -- who singled up the middle to bring in Self with the go ahead run.

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PREP SOFTBALL -- Wednesday results
PREP SOFTBALL -- Wednesday results

Wilson Central 7, Ravenwood 3
BRENTWOOD -- Wilson Central's softball team improved to 8-3 on the season following Wednesday night's 7-3 victory at Ravenwood High.

The Lady Wildcats scored two runs in each of the first three innings to chase starting pitcher Abby Irwin and finished with 12 hits.

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