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Obituaries

Glen Griffin Porky Mason, 53

A private graveside service will be held at a later date for Mr. Mason, 53, of Lebanon.

A truck driver with Hammon Transportation, he died Tuesday March 27, 2012 at the University Medical Center.

Visitation and a celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 30 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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Hobert Linnear, Jr., 56

Funeral services for Mr. Linnear, 56, of Alexandria, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 30 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown.
Mr. Linnear died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service on Friday.
Interment will be at the Jennings Cemetery.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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J. L. Whited Jr., 90

Funeral services for Mr. Whited, 90, of Lebanon, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and retired from the Merchant Marine, Mr. Whited died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the NHC Nursing Home in Franklin.
Visitation will be 58 p.m. Friday and Saturday after 9 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.
Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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General News

Child Advocacy Center announces Friends Who Give 10 to Stop Child Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is inviting the community to help raise awareness through Facebook.

The CAC asks that you visit their Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Child-Advocacy-Center-15th-Judicial-District/184444796784 and donate $10. However, before leaving the site, please click the option to share with your Facebook friends and invite them to do the same.

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County Public Works, EMA panels to meet

Wilson County Commissions Public Works Committee will meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, in Conference Room 1, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

The committee will discuss potential stations for Wilson County Emergency Management Agency.

Commissions EMA Committee will follow with a meeting at 6 p.m. in the same location to also discuss potential WEMA stations and fuel cost issues.

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Few challengers for incumbents on Aug. 2 election

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

With one week remaining until the deadline for potential candidates to file petitions for the Aug. 2 General Election, only one non-incumbent has filed a petition with the Wilson County Election Commission.

Charles D. Mulligan of 227 Quad Oak Drive, Mt. Juliet, has filed a petition for election to the position of Zone 3 member on the Wilson County Board of Education. That position is currently held by Don Weathers.

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Highs and lows of local fuel prices

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Spring break is over for many, and now attention turns to the remainder of the school year and planning for a summer vacation.

Or does it?

Those who may be considering a road trip somewhere this summer may choose to stay closer to home and take a staycation depending on the prices at local fuel pumps. So far, gasoline prices show no signs of decreasing.

Officials with AAA, The Auto Club Group, note motorists have dealt with increasing fuel prices since Jan. 1 with the average price for regular unleaded gasoline nationally at $3.92 a gallon as of Thursday, March 29. The average in Tennessee, according to AAA, yesterday, was $3.75 per gallon.

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Wilson jobless rate unchanged

From Post staff reports

Unemployment in Wilson County saw no change from 7 percent in February, according to the latest information from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released Thursday.

Wilson Countys rate stood as the seventh lowest in the state, tied with Davidson County. The rates decreased in 75 counties from January to February, stayed the same in 10 counties and increased in 10 counties.

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General Sports

'Dogs break losing streak

LEBANON -- Nick Sydnors three-run homer in the fifth capped nine runs in two innings and Cumberland held off Tennessee Wesleyan 10-8 Wednesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

The Bulldogs (19-16) ended a four-game losing streak with the victory and split the season series with TWC (26-7), which won the first meeting 14-9 back on February 29 in Athens.

Cumberland scored five times on three hits and three Wesleyan errors in the fourth inning and Sydnors three-run homer finished a four-run fifth inning for CU, which took a 9-8 advantage. The Bulldogs added another unearned run in the eighth on a two-out RBI single from Sam Lind.

Craig Monson, making his first pitching appearance in a varsity game this season, tossed the seventh and eighth innings for Cumberland and Devin Stovall worked the ninth. The two hurlers gave up three hits with one walk and two strikeouts combined, holding off TWC in the final innings for the victory.

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