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General News

Ceremony honors Veterans

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
A trumpet echoed “Taps” as a wreath was laid at the war memorial outside the Wilson County Courthouse Thursday during the annual Veterans’ Day ceremony, honoring those who have served and are serving

Placing the wreath were Mike and Michelle Stansbery, the father and sister of U.S. Army Spc. Michael Stansbery Jr., whose name was added to the memorial before the ceremony.

The ceremony included the recognizing of veterans from all branches of service who were in attendance, including some active members of the U.S. Military. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jim D. Henderson led the ceremony in recognizing veterans, Gold Star Mothers and many others.

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Student unite to repair wall

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet High School students along with others have repainted and restored the Wall of Honor outside of the entrance to Central’s campus Wednesday night.

With the combination of students from the two schools, faculty, administrators and citizens who came to help, the memorial wall was restored by around 8 p.m. Wednesday, ensuring it would be back to proper form for Veterans’ Day.

Darian Brown, principal of Wilson Central, said the U.S. flag and names were repainted Wednesday night and the stars were added to the flag Thursday morning, allowing time for the paint to dry.

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General Sports

2nd round playoff game tonight

MJ at SMYRNA; FCS at SIGNAL MTN. 

By TOMMY BRYAN
If second round playoff games are supposed to be tough, tonight’s opponents for both Friendship Christian and Mt. Juliet certainly qualify. Both local squads are facing formidable foes on the road as the Commanders play at undefeated Signal Mountain and Mt. Juliet visits No. 1-ranked Smyrna.

FCS enters tonight’s game 9-2 after thumping Marion County 45-8 last week in the 2A playoffs. Signal Mountain, a school that has grown by leaps and bounds since it opened a couple of years ago, is a perfect 10-0 and is expected to move up to the Class 4A ranks next season thanks to an enrollment of nearly 600 students.

“Signal Mountain is loaded with good athletes,” said FCS head coach John McNeal. “They’ll dress out about 70 kids with athletes all over the field. They’re the new public school in Chattanooga and they’ve got a lot of students who have left Baylor and Lookout Valley.”

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