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Lebanon company to expand, create 34 jobs

Genesee A&B custom metal parts firm to invest $2.1 M

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty on Monday joined with Genesee A&B representatives to announce plans to expand its Mt. Juliet facility, located at 8111 Eastgate Blvd.

The expansion represents an investment of $2.1 million and the creation of 34 manufacturing jobs.

Congratulations to Genesee A&B on its expansion, and I thank the company for its continued investment in Wilson County and the additional jobs they will create, Hagerty said.Our department is committed to reaching Governor Haslams goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.

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Lebanon Council to meet Wednesday

Lebanon City Council will hold a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 and a budget work session to follow thereafter.

During the meeting, council will consider accepting a Tennessee Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division Vision 100 Grant for $1,217,000 with a local match of $70 million, of which $45 million is appropriated in the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget. An additional $25 million is expected to be appropriated to cover the full local match.

Council is also expected to consider a contract with the TDOT Aeronautics Division for professional design services for the construction of 14 to 17 T Hangars at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, of which, the city must match with $4,750. Funds are covered in the 2012-2013 fiscal year budget to cover the local match.

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Man arrested for criminal homicide

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=3|imageid=489|displayname=0|displaydescription=1|float=left}A Watertown man was arrested Sunday and is charged with Criminal Homicide after he allegedly shot and killed a man outside a Mt. Juliet bar early Saturday.

Samuel Wayne Ramsey, 35, of 420 Armstrong Road in Watertown is currently in custody at the Wilson County Jail on $150,000 bond for allegedly shooting Maurice Dobson at the Fat Friday located just outside the Mt. Juliet city limits on Central Pike. The shooting occurred around 12 a.m., midnight on Saturday.

"Ramsey went to buy narcotics from Dobson," said Detective Jeff Johnson of the Wilson County Sheriff's Department. "Apparently the drugs were not up to Ramsey's standards and he shot (Dobson)."

Johnson said they believe Ramsey was there to purchase cocaine.

Johnson said Dobson was shot in the upper extremeties and was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he later passed away. Johnson also mentioned that Ramsey allegedly shot Dobson from a moving vehicle as Dobson was directing traffic in the parking lot.

"He's been charged on a Criminal Homicide warrant and we'll present evidence to the grand jury," Johnson said.

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Sept. 25 named "Tracy Lawrence Day" in Wilson

Mayors of Lebanon and Wilson County declared Sept. 25 as "Tracy Lawrence Day" in Wilson County, honoring the country music star who has lived in Mt. Juliet and been active in the local community for the past 10 years.

Lawrence will also reportedly receive the inaugural Humanitarian Award during the Wilson County Humanitarian Awards Gala to be held on Sept. 25, at Legacy Farms in Lebanon.

"Tracy has such a giving spirit," said Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead. "He serves as an inspiration not only to others, but the community as a whole. He has stepped up to the plat to help those in need, time and time again."

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Watertown man reported missing

A Watertown man has been missing since Aug. 8, after he reportedly drove to the Shops Springs community with another man and neither has been seen since.

David Riemens, 60, a well-known stonemason in Watertown, reportedly disappeared after meeting with a 70 to 80-year old man after the pair drove to Shops Springs looking for a job. According to some in the community, they fear the pair crashed their vehicle along the way and have yet to be found.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Riemens is urged to notify authorities.

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