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CU presents Spring Band Concert

Cumberland Universitys School of Music and the Arts will bring a little swing and band music flair to audiences at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, as the department presents its Spring Band Concert in the campus Heydel Fine Arts Center Theatre.

The free public concert will spotlight the music of four Cumberland bands, including the Jazz Band, conducted by Instructor Glenn Martin, the Concert Band and Tuba Ensemble, both conducted by Associate Professor Stephen Coleman, and the Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Instructor Paul Garretson.

Featuring a variety of genres ranging from jazz to band music, from John Coltrane to John Philip Sousa, the upcoming concert should offer something for everyone, Coleman said.

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Local Relay for Life raised $95k last year

On average, every single day of the year, at least one Wilson County resident gets news that no one wants to hear when theyre told, You have cancer.

But thanks to funds like the $95,000 raised right here in Wilson County last year through Relay For Life, these words dont always have the same implications they used to.

Through the American Cancer Society, many of our own friends and family members soon become better equipped to fight cancer after calling a phone number, visiting cancer.org or receiving information packets. Some benefit from having a place to stay for themselves or their caregivers during treatments. Others find a brighter outlook after spending time with others in similar circumstances.

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Suspect in shooting arrested, one still at-large

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Lebanon Police arrested one suspect reportedly involved in a shooting within the Inman Court Federal Housing Project after the man was seen and heard firing a semi-automatic handgun at a second suspect who was still at-large as of press time.

Thursday afternoon, Officer Justin Butler was driving through Inman Court on routine patrol when he witnessed two unidentified black males shooting at one another. Police Chief Scott Bowen said Butler gave chase on foot to the suspect closest to him, identified as Antwan Sawyer, 23, of 688 Center Street in Gallatin.

At that point in time, Butler was the only officer there, Bowen noted.

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During the chase, Sawyer allegedly fired three or four shots and then dropped the handgun. Butler was able to take Sawyer into custody after a short foot pursuit. Bowen said the other suspect fled the scene, as Butler had to choose which man to pursue.

Bowen noted the department had a good description of the other suspect and was seeking his whereabouts. He commended Butlers actions in handling the situation and said they were lucky no one was injured.

We get these calls weekly, almost daily, with someone either shooting in the air or at someone, Bowen said.

He noted that shots fired into the air and not at another individual can still be deadly and added the department takes all calls with shots fired very seriously.

Bowen said Sawyer was charged with reckless endangerment and evading arrest. The chief also noted Sawyer has a lengthy arrest record in Sumner County.

Sawyer remained in the Wilson County Jail as of press time.

Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at phall@wilsonpost.com.

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