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Obituaries

James F. Woodard, 68

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Woodard, 68, of Lebanon. He died Oct. 24, 2012.

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John Pete Robertson, 63

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Mansion, Lebanon, for Mr. Robertson, 63. He died Oct. 23, 2012.

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Mrs. R.V. Bush Prewett, 85

Funeral services for Mrs. Prewett. 85,are set for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. A retired nurse, she died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at her home.

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Peggy Jo Ford

Funeral services have been set for 12 Noon Friday, Oct. 26 at the Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Mansion, Lebanon, for Ms. Ford of Lebanon. She died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

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General News

Friends to honor Ashe Monday

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Saying Sheriff Terry Ashe has had an impressive career is an understatement.For the past 30 years, Ashe has dedicated his life to law enforcement, making him the second longest serving sheriff in the state of Tennessee. From the time he was elected in 1982 until his resignation in September, Ashe has run for the office unopposed all but four times.

That credit goes to my staff and the people I have hired, Ashe said. The public had trust in me that humbles you. Running unopposed says that if we are in trouble, this is the guy we want to come to our house.

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Friends to honor longtime sheriff on Terry Ashe Day

By Sabrina Garrett

The Wilson Post

Saying Sheriff Terry Ashe has had an impressive career is an understatement.

For the past 30 years, Ashe has dedicated his life to law enforcement, making him the second longest serving sheriff in the state of Tennessee. From the time he was elected in 1982 until his resignation in September of this year, Ashe has run for the office unopposed all but four times. That credit goes to my staff and the people I have hired, Ashe said. The public had trust in me that humbles you. Running unopposed says that if we are in trouble, this is the guy we want to come to our house.

On Monday, Oct. 29, the public will once again voice their appreciation for Ashe at an event to be held in the East/West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

We feel like his years of service in Wilson County deserve recognition. So many people would like to say thank you and job well done, Lebanon-Wilson Chamber of Commerce CEO Sue Vanatta said. The event will be open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and is being hosted by a group of friends.

Ashe said that he had heard rumor of such an event and was honored. It would humble me that the community felt I had done the type of job that would be worthy of any type of function, he said. In addition to the event, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead, Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty, Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings and Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto have proclaimed Monday to be Terry Ashe Day.

With anyone who has dedicated themselves to the community, it is very important that we acknowledge that, Craighead said.

Since resigning as sheriff, Ashe has taken on a new role as the Executive Director of the Sheriffs Association. In the position, it is Ashes responsibility to use his years of experience and expertise to train other sheriffs throughout the state. It is very complex. These guys need to know from somebody who has been sheriff a long time how to do the job successfully, he said.

Ashe said it is an awesome responsibility with a little bigger badge, but that his heart will always be in county government.

It has been rather emotional to make this move. I miss my employees I cant say it any plainer than that, he said. It has been business, but it has also been personal. Ive been thru issues with them When you risk your life with another person, you have a closer bond with the. Im not ashamed to say I love them Im not that macho.

Midnight comes to every Cinderella, but I have a passion in county government and want to stay involved, he continued.

Ashe will also serve as the Legislative Liaison for the sheriffs in Tennessee to the Governors office and the General Assembly.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett can be contacted at sgarrett@wilsonpost.com

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Local Halloween event grows

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Halloween on the Square is no longer just a simple festival for Lebanon families on the downtown Lebanon Public Square.

Crystal Couture Owner Helene Cash said the event, organized by the Lebanon/Wilson Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with sponsors such as the City of Lebanon, local businesses and churches, has become iconic for the city.

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General Sports

Bears top Wilson Central 38-15

MJ CLAIMS 2ND PLACE IN 9AAA
GLADEVILLE -- Mt. Juliet head coach Roger Perry could get accustomed to this Thursday night thing. His Golden Bears took advantage of five Wilson Central turnovers and spoiled Senior Night for the Wildcats with a 38-15 victory at Wildcat Stadium on the MyTV30 Thursday Night Lights game.

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CU plays at rival Bethel

Cumberland will take on longtime football rival Bethel Saturday as the Bulldogs travel to McKenzie for a Mid-South Conference Western Division game. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium. Live radio coverage begins at 1 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9.

Ranked No. 20 in the NAIA, Coach Dewayne Alexander's team is coming off a thrilling 28-25 victory over Campbellsville last week at Nokes-Lasater Field.

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Watertown, FCS post wins

PLAYOFF PAIRINGS REVEALED TODAY
Friendship Christian and Watertown closed out the 2012 regular season with wins Friday night and will find out their respective postseason assignments later today.

The TSSAA will post the playoff pairings online at www.tssaa.org.

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