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2 killed in Hwy 109 wreck Monday

From Post staff reports

A near head-on collision claimed the lives of two people Monday morning on Highway 109.

The accident occurred about 6:46 a.m. at 6370 Hwy. 109 near Northern Road.

Trooper John Flemming of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in his report that a 2005 Nissan XTR driven by Joannie I. Rucker, 52, of Gallatin, drifted over into the southbound lane of Hwy. 109 striking the front drivers side of a 2010 Chevrolet sedan driven by Dayton W. Lauderdale, 26, also of Gallatin, in a near head-on fashion.

Rucker and Lauderdale died as a result of the accident. Flemming noted in his report that both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

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County Fair gets IAFE recognition

Wilson County Fair has received Agricultural Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, Mo.

The Awards were received for the Wilson County Fairs program featuring the overall Agricultural program for the non-agricultural fairgoing public, special Agricultural educational exhibits, video of unique event, what was newly developed at your Fair to promote Agriculture, non-Fair Agricultural event, and Agricultural photo series.

There are a total of 15 Agriculture Award categories each divided into five divisions by attendance, that a Fair or Expo can enter. The entries are evaluated and judged by a team of industry leaders. These individuals are selected from the membership of International Association of Fairs and Expositions, which has more than 1,200 members from around the globe.

The awards were presented during the Agricultural Awards Breakfast on Nov. 27, during the 122nd Annual IAFE Convention held in Las Vegas, Nev.

Wilson County Fair can take great pride in knowing that their event has been selected for this prestigious honor, a spokesperson said. These awards are sponsored by John Deere -- an avid supporter of the Fair and Expo Industry around the world.

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Countys Finance Committee to meet

Wilson County Commissions Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Conference Room 1, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

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General Sports

NAIA honors Kitson, Langille

Cumberland Universitys Lindsay Kitson earned Second Team NAIA soccer All-America honors and Kelsey Langille was a Third Team selection, as announced Monday by the national office.

The NAIA All-America committee, which is comprised of the NAIA-Women's Soccer Coaches Association officers and seven additional women's soccer coaches, select the three teams consisting of 13 individuals.

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