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Obituaries

Alice Marie Hendrix Davis, 57

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 20 at Hermitage Memorial Gardens in Old Hickory for Mrs. Davis, 57, of Lebanon.
Born August 2, 1954, she died July 18, 2012.
Visitation with the family is scheduled from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. on Friday.
Interment will be at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Hermitage Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.

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Barbara L. Bobbie Sanders, 82

Funeral services were held Thursday morning, July 19 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Sanders, 82, of Lebanon.
Former owner of Allen's Market, she died July 16, 2012.
Interment was at the Fairview Cemetery in the Norene Community.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Sanders' memory to the Alzheimers Association, 4205 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 216, Nashville, 37215.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Joe Allen Farmer, 73

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Farmer, 73, of Lebanon.
He died July 16, 2012.
Visitation with the family will be from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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John E. Smith, 81

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Smith, 81, of Lebanon. He died July 18, 2012 at Summit Medical Center.
Interment will be in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Phillip Allen Schubeck, 71

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Schubeck, 71, of Lebanon. He died July 16, 2012.
Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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John Sloan - Outdoors

Mystery fish, big waves & tan lines

Here are some tips for survival if you are going to spend some time at the beach in Ft. Morgan, Alabama. I know about these gems of insight because I was there for a week, just two weeks ago. I am now, almost recovered. I suppose it was fun.

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General Lifestyle

My thoughts on the Big Orange

By JOE BIDDLE
If you are like most college football fans, you take your favorite teams upcoming schedule and go down the list.

You give out wins, losses and tossups and total them up for a best case-worse case scenario for your team. Its a great way to pass the time before that first kickoff and the season starts to roll downhill. BeyondTheBets.com is one of several on-line sites that provide projections and let you decide.

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At the Movies

"The Dark Knight Rises" is an outstanding end to Nolan's vision

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Director and co-writerChristopherNolanconcludes his Batman trilogy with a finale that maybe falls short of masterpiece The Dark Knight but delivers such an outstanding conclusion, its only fault is being less-than perfect.

In The Dark Knight Rises, which picks up eight years after 2008s Dark Knight, Gotham City is without organized crime and believes Batman responsible for District Attorney Harvey Dents (AaronEckhart) death.

Thus Bruce Wayne (ChristianBale) is a recluse in his mansion, visibly incapable of adjusting to a life without Batman. Trouble brews as the unstoppable mercenary Bane (TomHardy) moves in with an elaborate plot to turn Gotham into a chaotic mob-rule society.

At almost 3 hours long, Rises begins with scenes that jump around introducing Bane, new gung-ho Gotham Police officer John Blake (JosephGordon-Levitt) the mysterious "cat burglar" Selina Kyle (AnneHathaway), businesswoman Miranda Tate (Marian Cotillard) and the usual suspects we already know: butler Alfred (Michael Cane) and Police Commissioner Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman).

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General News

Amazon screening applicants

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Online retailer Amazon is set to screen applicants this weekend as it looks to fill around 300 positions at the sorting facility currently under construction in Lebanon, and local residents are still encouraged to apply.

G.C. Hixson, executive director of the Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Wilson County, said the company will be calling applicants and holding interviews this weekend.

This weekend, theyll be giving call-backs at Gladeville Baptist Church, Hixson said.

Hixson noted Amazon is not holding a job fair this weekend, but said people who have already applied could receive calls from the company to come in for an interview. He said up to 300 people could be called in for interviews this weekend.

They anticipate having about 600 people working at the facility here and they already have about 250, he said.

But Hixson said he and Amazon officials are still encouraging people to apply for positions that are available at the local sorting facility. The company is hiring warehouse associates to be paid between $11 and $13 an hour.

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Christian artists to perform at Lebanon FBC

A special free concert and ice cream social will be held Sunday, July 22 at First Baptist Church in Lebanon featuring contemporary Christian artists Benji and Jenna Cowart.

The event begins at 5 p.m. at "The Rock" at FBC, located at 227 E. Main Street, behind the Wilson County Election Commission Office.

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Early votes cast reach 2,524

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

With six days remaining in early voting, Wilson County is set to produce a better turnout for the Aug. 2 election than it did four years ago with 2,524 votes cast so far, needing less than 800 votes to surpass the 2008 total.

Wilson County Election Commission reports strong voter turnout over the weekend with 353 votes on Thursday, 354 on Friday and 209 on Saturday. The total of 2,524 is only 713 votes short of the 3,237 votes cast early in 2008.

Two additional polling places in Wilson County opened Monday morning in Gladeville and Watertown, giving local residents more convenient opportunities to early vote for the Aug. 2 election.

Wilson County Election Commission is expected to open polling places Monday at the Gladeville Community Center on McCrary Road, and at the Watertown Community Center at 8630 Sparta Pike.Early voting runs through Saturday, July 28.

Gladeville will bring in a lot of voters and Watertown always does, said Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren.

Warren said the two additional polling places will give residents more convenient locations to vote. Through Thursday, more than 1,900 people had voted early, including 353 yesterday.

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Hutto gives plan for future of Wilson Co.

By KENNY HOWELL
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto laid out where the county was headed in the coming months and years during comments made Wednesday at the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.

I think we have to put an emphasis on education and public safety, Hutto told the crowd as he went over his key points to moving the county forward. Hutto said he believed jobs, quality of life and roads are the second tier for the county.

Hutto said that people ask why we dont have more white collar jobs in Wilson County, and he believes that starts with education. He said that Wilson County is a leader in education, and is near the top in test scores. He pointed to Mt. Juliet High Schools honor last from SCORE, naming them the top academic high school in the state.

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Orange barrels to appear soon on I-40

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Drivers traveling to and fro along Interstate 40 should be prepared for possible lane closures eastbound and westbound from Mt. Juliet Road to Highway 109 beginning Monday, July 23, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 3.

The road closures will be necessary for workers to mill and pave the outside shoulder of the roadway. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

All of this is in preparation for the upcoming widening of I-40, said Deanna Lambert, spokesperson for the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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Prospect opens unique garden for service recipients

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Digging in the soil and getting a little dirty will become a recurring activity and an educational opportunity for service recipients at Prospect, Inc., following the opening of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Extension Agencys Enabling Garden.

Representatives from the Wilson County UT Extension office, Prospect and volunteers who donated time and resources to make the garden a reality celebrated Thursday morning with service recipients getting to plant a variety of vegetables and flowers.

Theyve been waiting on this all year long, said UT Extension Family and Consumer Science Agent Shelly Barnes, who conceptualized the project.

The garden was specially made with beds that stand high off the ground so individuals can easily stand or roll a wheelchair up to the garden in order to tend the plants grown inside.

After a brief ribbon cutting, service recipients were able to take part in planting with the help of UT Extension volunteers, Prospect employees and local Master Gardner Kyle Webb.

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General Sports

CU football players voted preseason All-American

LEBANON - Cumberland University seniors Connor McChurch and Ryan Wood have been voted Third Team on the 20th annual USA Football News Preseason All-American Teams as selected by coaches, sports information directors, certified players' agents, pro scouts, media and staff of USA Football News.

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Lions Club hosts Babe Ruth state

Postseason baseball kicks into another gear tonight as the Lebanon Lions Club will host the 15 year-old Babe Ruth State Tournament at Eskew Field in Lebanons Baird Park Complex.

Despite being assured of a host berth in the eight-team tournament, the Lebanon 15s opted to play in last weeks District 4 tournament, and finished second to host Sparta -- falling in the finals 7-1.

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Rotary Nationals win in state

JACKSON -- The Lebanon Rotary Dixie National (9-10) all-stars opened state tournament play Thursday night with an 8-1 victory over host Madison South. Champions of District 4, Lebanon will play the winner of Thursdays Selmer - Ashland City game Friday at 8 p.m.

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