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Groups set clean-up event for Spring Creek
Effort part of National River Clean-up Month

Spring Creek is in need of the community’s help.

The Cumberland River Compact along with Wilson County and the Wilson County Stormwater Group are hosting a clean up on Spring Creek, Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Take I-40 East to exit 239 toward Lebanon. Follow Highway 70S/Watertown Highway/Sparta Pike east. Travel 2 miles toward Watertown, turn left on Poplar Hill Road.

Travel one-half mile, and the group will meet in the area on the left after the creek.

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LPD drug roundup nets 19 indictments

By JENNIFER HORTON

Lebanon Police arrested nine people indicted by the Wilson County grand jury on 19 charges involving the sale of marijuana in Mt. Juliet with deliveries made in the west end of Lebanon.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said the department conducted an undercover operation from April 2007 until March of this year.

“All have been picked up and arrested,” he said, adding eight of the suspects are from Mt. Juliet and one is from Murfreesboro.

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Victim identified in house fire

By JENNIFER HORTON

A man who died in a fire at his home early Tuesday has been identified by authorities as Ricky Cassetty, 52.

The fire occurred at Cassetty’s home at 434 Moore Road in the Taylorsville Community. 

Authorities received a call about 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, reporting an alarm was going off in the area of Moore Road, said Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe.

Deputy Malvina Dye was on patrol nearby and drove down the road and saw smoke and flames coming from a home at 434 Moore Road.

“She found the house on fire,” he said, noting she tried to awaken neighbors for assistance and broke down a back door to gain entrance to see if anyone was home. Other deputies and Wilson Emergency Management Agency firefighters arrived on the scene and began battling the blaze.

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