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General News

Suspect sought in Monday's Pinnacle Bank robbery

LEBANON -- A suspect in the robbery Monday of the Pinnacle Bank at 411 South Cumberland Street is being sought by detectives with the Lebanon Police Department and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The incident occurred at about 1:45 p.m. Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said the suspect, a white male, was armed with a chrome handgun. He entered the bank, produced a bag and demanded money from a clerk. The suspect then left the scene in a vehicle in an unknown direction.

The suspect, Bowen said, is described as 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 9 inches tall with medium build and was wearing a camo shirt, blue and white hat with black braids or a black wig.

No one inside the bank was injured, the chief said. Anyone with information should contact the LPD at 444-2323. For more information and to see pictures, www.bandittrackernashville.com. 

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General Sports

Luis Martinez gets his ups; then sent down to Tucson

By Mark Thompson / MLB.com
SAN DIEGO -- Former Cumberland Bulldog Luis Martinez made his Major League debut Friday night, and less than 24 hours later, he found out he was optioned back to Triple-A Tucson.

Martinez pinch-hit for Kyle Phillips in the seventh inning and finished the game at catcher, going 0-for-2 at the plate.

"It was a dream come true," he said. "Finally what I've been working for my whole life, finally happened last night. I was fortunate enough to make good contact both times, but unfortunately didn't get lucky enough to drop anywhere. But I felt great at the plate, behind the plate as well."

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TSWA honors CU's Alexander

TN COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR 

From Post staff reports
HERMITAGE -- Cumberland’s Dewayne Alexander received the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Football Coach of the Year award Friday during the TSWA’s annual business meeting and luncheon at the TSSAA headquarters.

Alexander, along with coaches Kevin McMillan (UT Martin women's basketball) and Mark Campbell (Union University men's basketball) and quarterback Bo Cordell (Tusculum College), were all on hand to receive awards for Coach or Player of the Year in their respective sports. Belmont University’s Rick Byrd, Vanderbilt University’s John Jenkins and Tennessee’s Shekinna Stricklen also garnered awards for the 2010-11 academic year.

Cumberland posted an 8-3 record in 2010, the third eight-win campaign since the program was revived in 1990 and first since 1996. Alexander was also named NAIA Region I Coach of the Year.

Cumberland players report to campus Friday, August 5 and practice begins August 8 for the Bulldogs, who open the season at Lindsey Wilson (September 3) and Campbellsville University (Sept. 10) before beginning the home slate on Sept. 17 against Kentucky Christian.

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