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Obituaries

Danny Rollins, 48

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Rollins, 48, of Gladeville. A1982 graduate of Lebanon High and a member of Bartons Creek Baptist Church, he died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.

Visitation will be Wednesday after 9 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
Interment will be in the Bartons Creek Cemetery.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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John Murphey Binion, 85

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Aug. 27 at Sellars Funeral Home, Stone Mansion, for Mr. Binion, 85, of Lebanon.
He died Aug. 24, 2012.
Interment was in the Leeville Cemetery.
Arrangements were in the care of Sellars Funeral Home at Stone Mansion, Lebanon.

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Johnny Baker, 61

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Baker, 61, of Mt. Juliet.
Formerly employed at Cloverbottom Developmental Center, he died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.
Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet, is in charge of arrangements.

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Lillian Beatrice Conditt, 95

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Conditt, 95, of Mt. Juliet.
Mrs. Conditt died Aug. 25, 2012.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 9-11 a.m.
Interment will follow in the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are in the care of Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet

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General News

?Sherrys Run to honor Dixie Taylor-Huff?

Sherrys Run will honor the memory of an inspiring individual who was intimately familiar with two of the organizations driving forces improving quality of life and battling cancer at this years annual run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Dixie Taylor-Huff, an area business and community leader and a role model for many, will be memorialized as the special honoree for Sherrys Run in 2012.

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County looks for more budget cuts

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Commission cut the Tourism Department to save roughly $200,000 in 2012-2013 but is looking for more cuts in order to balance the budget approved Monday night.

Squires approved a 7-cent tax increase and a status quo budget with $37.7 million in General Fund expenditures, which Finance Director Aaron Maynard said he expects more cuts to be made that will decrease the expenditures.

That will not be the only cut that is made, Maynard said of the Tourism Department.

District 6 Commissioner Kenny Reich proposed cutting the $204,000 budget for the Tourism Department and returning that money to the General Fund. Commission approved that decision by a margin of 16 to 7.

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Crime Stoppers offers reward in missing man case

Wilson County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information regarding a man who was reported missing from Watertown on Aug. 9.

Authorities continue their search for David Riemens, 60. A missing persons report was filed with the Wilson County Sheriffs Department on Aug. 9. Riemens, a white male, was last seen in the Watertown area going to meet an elderly man about a construction job laying rock. His white truck was found parked at the Dollar General Store in Watertown.

Anyone with information on the location of Riemens should contact the WCSD at 444-1459 or Wilson County Crime Stoppers at 444-JAIL (444-5245). Callers will remain anonymous.

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Jones seeks invalidation of LSSD board election result

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A candidate who lost by only one vote in the Aug. 2 election has filed a challenge in Chancery Court contesting his defeat.

Steve Jones, who ran for re-election to the Lebanon Special School District Board of Education and was defeated by Johnie Payton by a single vote, has filed a complaint in Chancery Court seeking to have the election invalidated.

The complaint was filed on Friday, Aug. 17, by Jones attorneys Todd Tressler and Jonathan Tinsley, of Tressler & Associates PLLC.

According to the complaint, the option to vote in the LSSD race was not present on an unknown number of ballots which did not allow certain residents of the City of Lebanon to cast their ballot in that election.

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Squires raise property taxes 7-cents

New tax rate set at $2.57

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

After much debate and a myriad of votes, Wilson County Commission set the county property tax rate at $2.5704 and approved a budget for 2012-2013 after an overwhelming majority of citizens said they opposed a tax increase during a public hearing.

The new tax rate of $2.5704 increased the tax rate by seven cents, up from $2.5004. Squires entered the meeting with a proposed increase of 22 cents that was approved by the Commission Budget Committee.

The seven-cent increase was proposed by District 6 Commissioner Kenny Reich and was intended to send three-cents to the General Debt Service fund to pay debt incurred from school building projects and four-cents to the General Fund to improve the countys fund balance.

To cure many years of overspending in one year may not be the thing to do, said District 8 Commissioner Frank Bush. Mr. Reichs proposal I think is a fair compromise.

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General Sports

VOLLEYBALL -- FCS downs LHS 3-0

LEBANON -- Powerful Friendship Christian left Lebanon High Wednesday with a 3-0 sweep in a crosstown volleyball match. Game scores: 25-6, 25-17 and 25-17.

After a bit of a ragged start, the scrappy LHS team trailed 10-1 in the first set as Friendship came out of the gate clicking on all cylinders.

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