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Obituaries

Deborah Jennings, 56
MT. JULIET -- Graveside service have been set for 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 6 at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Jennings, 56, of Mt. Juliet.
She passed away Aug. 3, 2010.
Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars.
Survivors include: husband George Jennings; mother Elizabeth Boswell; children Jim Lopp, Kim Miller and Sarah Jennings.
Also surviving are siblings Jerry Heatherly, Kay Franks, Carol Adams, Lisa Harger and Cindy Howard; grandchildren Chad Lopp, Emily Lopp, Savannah Langston and Chase Langston. 
Mrs. Jennings was preceded in death by her father Gerald Heatherly. 
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
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Katherine Dixon Downs, 55
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 9 a.m. Saturday, August 7 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Downs, 55, of Hermitage.
A member of Faith Baptist Church, she died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. 
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Services will be conducted by Brother Bart Gibbs.
Survivors include: her husband of 22 years Billy Downs; sons Matthew Downs and Michael Downs -- both of Hermitage and John (Jackie) Downs of Okinawa, Japan; mother Julia Pulley Dixon of Hermitage and granddaughter Brigid Downs.
Mrs. Downs was preceded in death by her father Charles Dixon.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Hobson Pike Baptist Church Building Fund, 3525 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, 37076.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
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Mildred Cason Seay , 90
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Saturday, August 7 at the Mt. Zion M.B. Church, 304 Cedar St., for Ms. Seay, 90, of Lebanon.
Born Feb. 4, 1920, she died August 2, 2010 at her residence.
She was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
Visitation is Saturday between the hours of 11 - 11:55 a.m. with funeral to follow.
Services will be conducted by Rev. David Anderson.
Burial is set for 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9 at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram.
Survivors include: great nephew Dennis Anderson and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by JC Hellum Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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Spc. Michael L. Stansbery, Jr., 21
GLADEVILLE -- Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, August 8, at the gymnasium of Wilson Central High School for Spc. Stansbery, 21, of Mt. Juliet.
An Automated Technical Data System Specialist on active duty with the U.S. Army, Spc. Standbery died Friday, July 30, 2010 while serving Kandahar Providence, Afghanistan.
Assigned to Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, his previous assignments include Ft. Sill, OK, Ft. Carson, CO and one tour of duty in Iraq.
A member of Cooks United Methodist Church, he was a 2007 graduate of Wilson Central High School, where he was on the wrestling team and a proud member of the Junior ROTC.
Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet and 12 Noon - 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Central High School.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Lee Stevenson and Dr. Kay Gray. Following the service, Michael will be cremated. His cremated remains will be interred with Full Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Survivors include: Michael and Tammy Stansbery, and beloved sister, Michelle Stansbery as well as numerous family members and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gromyko Weir and Jeremy Jernigan.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in honor of Michael to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc., 3550 - 23rd Ave. S., Suite #7, Lake Worth, FL 33461 or www.forgottensoldiers.org.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
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General News

Co.-wide incumbents return

SURPRISES IN COMMISSION RACES

Election Day saw Wilson County voters returning incumbents to office as county office holders will be back to business as usual in September.

Wilson County Court Clerk Jim Goodall out-paced West Wilson candidate George Snodgrass nearly three-to-one on his way to gaining 75 percent of the vote overwhelmingly securing his job for the next four years.

“The people of Wilson County have been good to me and I appreciate the opportunity to serve them,” Goodall said after learning of his victory. Goodall tallied 16,313 to 5,379 for Snodgrass in unofficial results.

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Hutto wins co. mayor's race

By TOMMY BRYAN
Riding a wave of orange-shirted supporters, political novice Randall Hutto swept into office Thursday with 45.5 percent of the votes cast and was elected Wilson County Mayor.

Hutto, assistant director of schools for the Lebanon Special School District and former head basketball coach at Lebanon High, polled 10,624 votes to win in his first try for elected office.

Some 35 percent (23,347) of Wilson County’s 67,503 registered voters went to the polls.

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LHS permit process underway

By ZACK OWENSBY, The Wilson Post
The permit process to begin construction on the new Lebanon High School was started early Thursday morning, just hours after the Wilson County Board of Education voted to accept the construction bid and award the contract to R.G. Anderson Company, Inc.

Mickey Hall, Wilson County Schools finance director, affirmed that the school system was excited about the project and didn’t want to waste any time getting the necessary paperwork filed with the City of Lebanon so construction on the project could begin as soon as possible.

Nashville-based R.G. Anderson Company was awarded the $38,728,000 contract, which includes all three alternate options relating to finishing the second story of the building as well as the addition of a workshop for related classes.

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Robinson, Britt earn seats on Wilson Co. school board

RETIRED COACH ELECTED TO BOE
Longtime Watertown educator and coach Bill Robinson polled 57 percent of the vote last week and was elected as the Zone 2 representative to the Wilson County Board of Education.

Robinson will replace Lisa McMillin, who chose not to seek re-election in order to run for a spot on the county commission.

The try for political office was the first for Robinson, who received 2,024 votes as compared to 1,243 (35 percent) for former school board member Laleta Shipper. Missy Holycross Burns was a distant third with 239 votes.

"I'm happy we were able to convince enough people we were very interested in improving our school system," Robinson said, "I want to try and make a difference."

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