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General News

Fish Fry to benefit local student

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Michaels Caf in Lebanon is hosting a Fish Fry to raise money for a worthy cause this Saturday from 4-7 p.m.

The beneficiary of the Fish Fry fundraiser is the family of 13-year-old Mt. Juliet Middle School student Jaden Fox. Fox was recently diagnosed with Large B cell Lymphoma of the Mediastinum.

Longtime family friend Stephanie Bost said that Foxs mother, Layla, who is also an educator in Davidson County, took a leave of absence from work to be with her daughter during chemotherapy treatments. Jaden will undergo multiple round of chemotherapy in the coming months that require five-day hospital stays each time.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from this will go to the family. The response has been overwhelming. Everybody loves this family and loves Jaden, Bost said.

Dinner will include catfish or chicken tenders, white beans, cole slaw, hush puppies and a drink for $10. Bost said that to-go boxes will also be available for those who do not wish to dine-in. Tickets are available in advance by emailing Bost at bosts1@comcast.net or at the door on the night of the event.

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Former Hartmann Luggage building sold

Closing was held Friday, Feb. 22 on the former Hartmann Luggage building. A source told The Wilson Post that a company called Love Properties was purchasing the building and that the space will then be leased to a firm called Carline, Inc.

The 3,000 square-foot retail store, located to the left of the former manufacturing facility, will be leased back from Love Properties by Samsonite International. A purchase price was not revealed.

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LPD charges 2 with filing false reports, 3rd case under investigation

From Post staff reports

Lebanon Police Department has recently charged two people with filing a false report and a third incident remains under investigation.

A news release from Chief Scott Bowen said the first incident involved Lois Wade, 42, of 716 Mulberry Street, Lebanon, who was charged with filing a false report, resisting arrest and shoplifting from Dollar General on Sparta Pike on Dec. 4, 2012.

According to the news release, Wade on Dec. 5, 2012 filed a formal complaint with the police department, alleging that officers punched her in the face and choked her in the back of the patrol car. Though Wade would never return to the police department to be interviewed further about her allegations, the complaint was fully investigated and found to have no truth.

In addition, It was found that Wade was never punched in the face or elsewhere, nor was she choked. Wade could be heard on the in-car cameras audio system screaming and cussing at the transporting officer on her way to the Wilson County Jail and while officers waited for a corrections officer to transport her inside the jail, Wade could be heard making hacking noises.

When officers opened the door to escort Wade into the booking area, she threw her head back in such a way that officers believed she was preparing to spit on them. Upon this realization, an officer placed his hand on her forehead in an effort to prevent her from swinging her head forward to spit on him. A full investigation took place and Wade was subsequently charged with filing a false report. The case is currently pending in Criminal Court, the release said.

In another case, Charles Dettloff, 44, of 511 Prichard Street, Lebanon, was charged with filing a false report and tampering with evidence after he reported that he was robbed and stabbed by two unidentified white males in the creekbed between Cainsville Road and Tater Peeler Road on Feb. 25.

Dettloff described the stabbing as a back and forth slashing motion during the assault. Dettloff had on three shirts, and all three did have one horizontal tear in the abdomen area. However, the scratches on Dettloffs abdomen did not match the tears in the shirt as they were vertical, according to the news release.

Officers also noticed that the tear did not look fresh as the edges were frayed as if it had been washed since the tear occurred. After further investigation, it was determined that Dettloffs allegations were false. Dettloff admitted to officers that he and his wife had not been getting along and he fabricated the story in an effort to get attention.

A third incident that also occurred on Feb. 25 is still under investigation. In that incident, a woman reported that she was parked in the library parking lot when an unidentified male entered her vehicle with an ignited butane lighter, threatening to burn her face if she screamed.

Initial reports said that he pushed her head into the steering wheel and took the womans ATM card and the face plate to her CD player, before fleeing on foot into the woods behind the library.

After further investigation, detectives discovered that she lied about the incident and subsequently admitted that it actually took place on South Maple at a house near Zips when she tried to buy illegal narcotics.

Charges are expected to be filed in the case.

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State Fire Marshal: Teach children fire safety at an early age

NASHVILLE, TN Every day, Americans experience the tragedy of a residential fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 3,500 Americans die and approximately 18,300 are injured annually in fires. One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches.

We urge parents to teach children at an early age about the dangers of playing with fire, to prevent child injuries, fire deaths and fire-setting behavior, State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says.If your child expresses curiosity about fire or has been playing with fire, calmly but firmly explain the dangers and that matches and lighters are tools for adults only.

Since 2010, nearly 60 structure fires in Tennessee have resulted from children playing with fire; one such fire claimed the life of a 2-year-old boy in Union County last year. In 2008, Tennessee banned the sale of novelty lighters in the state. These lighters usually resemble cartoon characters, toys, guns, watches, musical instruments, and animals, and often include entertaining audio and visual effects. They pose a serious fire hazard, especially in the hands of children who mistake them for toys. Toy-like or novelty lighters have been responsible for injuries, deaths, and accidents across the nation.

Below are some facts about children and fire safety. Teach your children the importance of fire-safe habits, and practice a home fire escape plan with them today.

Curious kids set fires

Children 14 and under make up 10-15 percent of all fire deaths. Fifty-two percent of all child fire deaths occur involve those under 5. These children are usually unable to escape from a fire independently. At home, children often play with fire in bedrooms, in closets and under beds to avoid detection. These locations just so happen to contain a lot of flammable materials. Too often, child fire-setters are not given proper guidance and supervision by parents and teachers. Consequently, they repeat their fire-setting behavior.

Practice fire safety in your home

Supervise young children closely. Do not leave them alone, even for short periods of time. Keep matches and lighters in a locked drawer or cabinet, high out of the reach children. Purchase and use only child-resistant lighters. Lighters that look like toys can confuse children and cause fires, injuries, and death. Again, they are prohibited in Tennessee. Do not buy or use them. Teach young children to never touch matches and lighters, and to tell a grownup if they find them. Check under beds and in closets for burned matches, evidence your child might be playing with fire. Develop a home fire escape plan, practice it with your children and designate a safe meeting place outside your residence. Teach children not to hide from firefighters but to get out quickly and call for help from another location. Show children how to crawl on the floor below smoke, to get out of the home and stay out. Demonstrate how to stop, drop to the ground and roll if their clothes catch fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Familiarize children with the sound of smoke alarms. Test smoke alarms each month and replace their batteries according to manufacturers instructions. Daylight saving time changes, in the fall and spring, are great times to replace smoke alarm batteries if they are not 10-year batteries. Entirely replace any smoke alarm that is at least 10 years old.
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General Sports

CU women open tourney play today

FRANKFORT, KY -- The top-seeded Cumberland womens basketball team begins play in the 2013 Mid-South Conference Championships Thursday at 1 p.m. facing eighth-seeded Lindsey Wilson at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Ranked No. 6 in the NAIA, the Bulldogs won the MSC regular season championships with an 18-2 league mark and 27-2 overall record.

Cumberland defeated the Blue Raiders in both meetings during the season, taking a 57-37 decision in Columbia on Jan. 17 and a 64-52 victory in Lebanon on Feb. 9 -- a contest that included an 18-0 run by the Bulldogs to start the second half, erasing a 10-point lead by LWC.

Tournament information, including the eight teams in the field and game times, may be found at www.mid-southconference.org. Tickets for the tournament may be purchased at the Convention Center, with pricing and other information at the above site.

The game may be heard live on WCOR AM 1490. The tournament semifinals take place Saturday and the finals are on Sunday.

The NAIA Womens National Tournament begins March 13, also at the Frankfort Convention Center. Cumberland will learn of its seeding and whom it will play in the national tournament on the evening of March 6.

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WHS in 4A finals tonight

WATERTOWN -- Up 11 after three quarters in the biggest game in the long history of the program, Watertown held off a furious Jackson County rally to defeat the Blue Devils 56-54 Tuesday in the Region 4A semfinals.

Now 28-3 on the season, Coach Matt Bradshaw's squad will play Clarkrange Thursday for the region title and a home game in the TSSAA Class A sectional.

No Watertown boys team has ever played for a regional title -- much less earned a berth in the sectional (sub-state).

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Wildcats fall to DCHS

SHACKLE ISLAND -- Dickson County connected on a couple of 3-pointers right before half and maintained the momentum the rest of the way in Thursday's 45-38 win over Wilson Central in the Region 5AAA championship game at Beech High.

With the loss, Wilson Central dropped to 24-9 overall and will be on the road for Monday's 7 p.m. TSSAA Class AAA sectional game at Brentwood High.

Jacob Williams knocked down three 3-pointers and led the Wildcats with 16 points. Ben Palmer had 10 points.

The Bruins (28-4) won the Region 6AAA title Thursday with a 56-36 victory vs. Nashville Hillsboro.

The Wildcats reached the region finals thanks to Tuesday's 61-56 win over Hendersonville in a loser-out contest.

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