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Obituaries

Brian Pigott, 54

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Piggott, 54, of Lebanon. He died Monday Aug. 20, 2012 at the University Medical Center in Lebanon.

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Carol Stoecker, 61

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Cornerstone Church in Madison for Mrs. Stoecker, 61, of Gallatin. Mrs. Stoecker died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.

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Ernest Ward Jr., 62

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Bibleway House of Prayer in Memphis for Mr. Ward, 62, formerly of Lebanon.

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Greg Allen, 55

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Aug. 21 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Allen, 55, of Lebanon.

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Marion Lee Mofield, 46

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Sellars Funeral Home at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike, for Mr. Mofield, 46, of Lebanon. Born in Lebanon, he died Aug. 17, 2012 at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette.

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Willie Mae Reynolds, 97

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19 at J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Ms. Reynolds, 97, of Lebanon. Ms. Reynolds died Friday, Aug. 16, 2012 at Quality Health Care.

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Column

For good reason they came to Wilson from Illinois

By SAM HATCHER

What can you say?

Year after year it only gets bigger and better.

The story is no different this year.

Our county fair continues to break attendance records and be recognized as one of the best fairs in the nation.

Working in the Rotary Club booth Monday night, I had the opportunity to sell hamburger specials to two couples back-to-back from Illinois.

Both couples now live in Wilson County. The first couple, probably in their mid-30s, said it was their first visit to the fair, while the second, a retired pair living in the Mt. Juliet area, had been to the event before.

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Guest Column

Once again we pause to thank ancient Rome-well, some of us do

By ANNE DONNELL

Please explain the difference between the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. I confuse the two and feel uncomfortable using them or even reading them! Thank you. I appreciate that you want to help.

-Guy Scratching My Head Over This

Ill skip the dandruff-related remarks, and thank our QP of T (Question Person of Today). His question is about id est and exempli gratia. Huh?

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General News

Home burglary suspect arrested Monday

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A Lebanon man was arrested Monday afternoon after a homeowner reported a break-in at her home in the Waters Hill subdivision, leading authorities to a home across the street where the suspect was found.

Travis Montgomery, 32, of 521 West Sunset Drive in Lebanon, was arrested and charged with three counts of criminal attempted burglary and evading arrest.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said at approximately 1:30 p.m., the department received a call from a homeowner in Waters Hill reporting a break-in and the caller gave officers a description of the suspects vehicle.

Bowen said when officers responded they reportedly found the vehicle parked in the driveway at 2005 Lebanon Road, across the street from the subdivision. As officers approached the home, Bowen said a white male ran from the vehicle and went into the home.

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Lebanon passes budget on 2nd reading

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council passed its 2012-2013 on second reading Tuesday night despite a tie among the six councilors who disagreed on increases from the previous year and once again using reserve funds to cover a multimillion-dollar deficit.

Commissioner of Finance and Revenue Russell Lee said the 2012-2013 budget consists of General Fund expenditures totaling $20,764,455 and overall expenditures from all funds of $59,176,169.

The budget was up for second reading during Tuesday nights meeting and must pass a total of three readings before it becomes final. Ward 1 Councilor Alex Buhler, Ward 5 Councilor Haywood Barry and Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath voted against the budget. Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Huddleston, Ward 3 Councilor Rob Cesternino and Ward 4 Councilor Joe Hayes voted in favor of the budget. Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead broke the tie by voting in favor of the budget.

Craighead said they are planning to budget $2,575,000 from the Rainy Day Fund to cover a deficit in the General Fund. He said the city did the same last year, but noted they dont expect to use the entire budgeted amount.

We estimate we might spend about $1 million from last year so were around about $8 million (in the Rainy Day Fund), the mayor said.

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Mayfield pleads guilty in vehicular homicide case

July 29, 2011 crash killed 4-year-old and grandfather

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A woman accused for killing a 4-year-old boy and his grandfather in a 2011 crash in Lebanon pleaded guilty to all charges, including two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, and could face up to 56 years in prison.

Barbara Ann Mayfield, 45, of Lebanon, pleaded guilty in court on Monday to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of vehicular assault, DUI third offense and driving on a revoked license second offense.

She could face anywhere from 15 years to 56, said 15th Judicial District Assistant District Attorney James Lea Jr.

On July 29, 2011, Lebanon Police said Mayfield was driving under the influence and speeding when she struck two cars and a building at the intersection of Cedar Street and East High Street.

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Sales tax increase dies in county Budget Committee

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A proposal to increase sales taxes countywide by 0.5 percent died in the Wilson County Commission Budget Committee Thursday night, leaving the City of Lebanon to hold a referendum of the people for the increase on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The sales tax issue died in the budget committee, so unless a commissioner brings it up Monday night, the county will not have that increase, said County Mayor Randall Hutto.

Budget Committee Chairman and District 23 Commissioner Bernie Ash said the measure died when the committee was split 2-2, with District 20 Commissioner Annette Stafford abstaining.

Hutto and District 22 Commissioner Wendell Marlowe voted in favor of bringing the issue before the full commission while Ash and District 15 Commissioner Mike Justice opposed.

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General Sports

Butler Challenge Cup decided Monday

Mitchell, Crouch take individual medals
LEBANON -- Wilson Central's Kathlene Mitchell fired an 18-hole round of 76 Monday to repeat as the girls' individual medalist in the Brandon Butler Challenge Cup held at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club.

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MJ's Belhu earns weekly honor

Mt. Juliet High School senior linebacker Josh Belhu has been named the Music City Star Game-Day Express Player of the Week in Wilson County for Week Zero. Belhu made 13 tackles including two tackles for a loss and one sack. He helped hold rival Lebanon High School to 67 total yards in Mt. Juliets 44-0 victory. Belhu is coached by Roger Perry.

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