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Obituaries

Arthur William Heath, 81

Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Friday, May 18 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Antioch for Mr. Heath, 81, of Hermitage.
He died Monday, May 14, 2012.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Friday at the church.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

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Victoria Scoville, 70

Mrs. Scoville, 70, of Old Hickory, died Monday, May 14, 2012.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

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General News

Armed Forces Day Celebration planned in MJ

From Post staff reports

Men and women of the U.S. armed forces will be honored at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet on Saturday, May 19, on Armed Forces Day.

The celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free and lawn chairs are advised.

The celebration will start with inspirational remarks from active duty members and gestures of appreciation by Music City Honor Flight.

A one- to two-hour concert featuring country music singers MC Potts, Rick Patin and Tim Maggart will follow. There will also be military vehicles on display. HMS Hosts will provide lunch and all proceeds will go to Music City Honor Flight.

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FBC MJ unveils new childrens wing

Construction has been the rule in Mt. Juliet during the past several years, and First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet has been doing its part.

If you have driven south on Mt. Juliet Road toward I-40, you have seen the construction of the new childrens wing for First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet and its school, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, on the south side of the church.

FBCMJ on Monday, May 14, unveiled the new building to the children of the church and school along with key members of the FBCMJ church family. Children wrote scriptures on the concrete floors and gathered for prayer in each of the classrooms of the facility. In addition, Meredith McKinney, Andrew Brown, Raven McLean, Tyson King, Abigail Eastin and Destiny Mosier were given the opportunity to lay a ceremonious brick at one of entryways of the new building.

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Local man arrested on felony aggravated robbery charge

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A Lebanon man was arrested yesterday and facing a felony charge of Aggravated Robbery after allegedly robbing a convenience store on Highway 231 early Thursday morning.

Brian Patterson, 34, of 1605 East Blairmont Lane, was arrested by Wilson County Sheriffs Deputies on Shops Springs Road after his vehicle was identified in connection with the robbery of a Dailys Convenience Store.

At 12:40 a.m., Lebanon Police Officers Jeremy Johnson and Jeff Scott responded to the Dailys Convenience Store located at 924 Highway 231-South, upon receiving a call of an armed robbery.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said the store clerk told officers that a white male entered the store through the back door, approached the register and said he had a gun in his pocket. The suspect demanded the money from the register and the clerk gave him the money and the man left the store through the back door.

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MJ city employees resign, terminated over sexting scandal

From Post staff reports

One Mt. Juliet city employee was terminated as a result of an internal investigation and three others resigned after reports of a sexting scandal that surfaced two weeks ago.

Assistant Public Works Director Shannon Joyner was terminated after the conclusion of the investigation. Also, Public Works Project Manager Casey Binion resigned. Joyner and Binion have worked with the city for 11 years.

Tax Clerk Amanda Graves and purchasing clerk Charlene Crosslin also resigned along with Mt. Juliet Police Sgt. Jason Crosslin. The investigation began when the Crosslins were reported to have sent explicit messages and photos to one another using city-issued cell phones.

The messages reportedly dated back to 2010.

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General Sports

Local teams earn sectional games

5AAA BASEBALL: MJ 9, Rossview 1
CLARKSVILLE -- Mt. Juliet earned a TSSAA Sectional home game on Friday with a 9-1 victory at Rossview Wednesday night in the Region 5AAA finals.

Kyle Smith drove in six runs with a pair of homers and a single as the Golden Bears improved to 37-4 on the season. MJ junior Campbell Scholl (5-0) threw a two-hitter with five strikeouts.

Mt. Juliet will host Nashville Overton Friday at 7 p.m. -- with the winner advancing to the BlueCross Spring Fling next week in Murfreesboro.

5AAA SOFTBALL: MJ 9, Beech 5
SHACKLE ISLAND -- Mt. Juliet pounded out 15 hits in Wednesday's 9-5 upset of defending state champ Beech in the Region 5AAA championship game.

The victory upped Mt. Juliet's record to 34-13-1 and sets up a TSSAA Sectional game Friday at home vs. Nashville Overton -- an 18-0 loser to Ravenwood Wednesday in the 6AAA finals.

Down 2-0, Mt. Juliet batted around in the top of the second for a 5-2 lead. Madison Taylor paced the offense with three RBI on a homer and a single.

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