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Obituaries

Kent Burgess, 85

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Burgess, 85, of Antioch. A U.S. Army veteran and an acclaimed animal trainer, he died Sept. 18, 2012.

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Margaret Geraldine Rigsby, 85

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 in the Cedar Grove Cemetery for Mrs. Rigsby, 85, of Lebanon. Formerly employed at Lebanon Garment Factory and Precision Rubber, she died Sept. 17 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Melvin Allen Piercey, 92

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Maple Hill Church of Christ for Mr. Melvin Allen Piercey, 92, of Lebanon. Retired from the U.S Air Force after a 20-year career, including service during World War II, Mr. Piercey died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at The Pavilion. He was also retired from TRW's Ross-Gear Division and a member of Maple Hill Church of Christ.

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General News

WCHS locked down Thursday morning

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Wilson Central High School was locked down for a little more than an hour Thursday morning after a threatening note was found in the school, but the threat proved to be unfounded and the Wilson County School System is offering a reward for information leading to the apprehension of the suspect.

Director of Safety for the Wilson County School System David Burton said a student found a threatening letter at the school early in the morning Thursday and reported it to a principal.

We received an anonymous threat found in a bathroom, Burton said.

Burton said he could not say specifically what the note threatened, but said Wilson County Sheriffs Deputies and officers of the Lebanon Police Department were on-site to assist in searching the school.

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