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General News

Chamber Business Expo to highlight local companies

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

The Economic Development and Government Relations Division of the Lebanon-Wilson Chamber of Commerce will showcase local businesses this Thursday during the 2013 Business Expo.

The event, which will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lebanon Premium Outlets Food Court, was attended by 450 people in 2012 and Chamber CEO Sue Vanatta hopes to top that number this year. It was so successful last year. It gives the Chamber a way to show off our businesses and also let them network with each other, she said. We found out last year that many people didnt know what businesses are out there.

Thirty-five local businesses are signed up to participate in the event and the cutoff to register your company is Thursday morning. Vanatta said that interested businesses are invited to call the Chamber at 444-5503 if they wish to be a part of the event.

The booth rental fee is $25, which will be used to offset event costs of decorations, advertising and marketing.

It is free to attend the event. This is just a way to benefit our chamber members and also to let them see what is at the Lebanon Premium Outlets at the same time, Vanatta said.

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City spring cleanup underway

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

The City of Lebanons annual spring cleanup began Monday and will run through the second week of April.

Residents are encouraged to discard unwanted items generally not exceeding the volume that could be loaded in the back of an average pickup truck and place them in trash bags. Items such as wood and metal should be separated.

Tires, hazardous waste, chemicals, paint and wet batteries will not be picked up. All compressors must be removed and all doors must be removed from any refrigerator or freezer. Commercial property and contractual or construction waste from residential properties will not be accepted. Mattresses, box springs, carpet and carpet padding also will not be picked up.

Janan Calvo with the Public Works Department said that for some residents the pickup will coincide with their regular trash pickup, but for others it will not. A safe bet is to get your items that need to be picked up out on Sunday evening so that they wont get missed, she said. Each resident will have two pickups during the two weeks.

Calvo said those who are concerned about the date of their spring pickup can call 444-0825 ext 121 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. People who have lived here for a while usually know the day of their pickup, but some dont. We can look them up on the map when they call in, she said.

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said that the city is appreciative of Wilson Countys support during this initiative for allowing them to use the county landfill at no charge.

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Getting ready for kindergarten

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Almost everyone remembers their first day of school and for hundreds of upcoming kindergarteners that day is just a few short months away.

Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis reminded those in attendance at Monday nights Board of Education meeting that Thursday is registration day for first-time students.

Registration will take place during school hours at all 12 elementary schools in the county, said Attendance Supervisor Stan Moss adding that state laws regarding registration have changed this year.

In previous years, a child entering the school system had to have turned five prior to September 30 of that school year; however, state law now requires that children be 5-years-old by August 31 to enter kindergarten. The exception to this new rule is children who are registered through state approved and accredited preschool programs.

Those kids can go into kindergarten if they met the September 30 date. They are going to honor that for two years to give people the opportunity to get the kids in that are already in those state approved programs and ready to go into kindergarten, Moss said.

Parents are required to present several important documents during registration, including a certified birth certificate for their child, a Social Security Card, Tennessee School Immunization Certificate, proof of custody if parents are divorced or separated, and two proofs of residence. Moss explained that acceptable proofs of residence are utility bills, property tax statements, drivers license indicating the current address, voter registration card, IRS forms, insurance documents, bank account statements, mortgage document or property deed.

To get a Tennessee School Immunization Certificate, parents should contact their childs doctor or health department and schedule an appointment for a physical. At the time of the physical, the Tennessee School Immunization Certificate will be issued.

Moss said that parents confused over which elementary school their child is zoned for can easily find their school by going to wcschools.com.

They have bus routing and zoning. They can plug in the grade their kid is going into and there address and find out which school zone they are in. They could also call the school they think they are zoned for and they will look that information up, he said.

For more information about school registration, visit wcschools.com.

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General Sports

Bulldogs top No. 1-ranked Lee 8-7

CU RALLIES FROM 3 RUNS DOWN
CLEVELAND -- Cumberland scored six runs in the sixth, powered by Chris Halls three-run homer, and the 14th-ranked Bulldogs held on to defeat No. 1 Lee University, 8-7, Tuesday night at Olympic Field.

CU (26-13-1) trailed 5-2 before collecting six hits and six runs in the sixth inning, including a two-run double from Tyler Anderson, an RBI single by Hunter Bartlett and Halls line drive three-run shot to right that capped the inning.

Nick Conley (3-1) tossed 4.2 innings of relief to pick up the victory, giving up two unearned runs on four hits with no walks and one strikeout. Kevin T. Greene got the final three outs for his first save of the season.

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Local baseball at a glance

FCS HOSTS NE TONIGHT
Fearing rain on Thursday, Friendship Christian coach John McNeal has moved his scheduled game with Clarksville Northeast up to 6:30 p.m. tonight.

FCS 15, TROUSDALE CO. 0
HARTSVILLE -- Friendship Christian jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and never looked back in a 15-0 victory at Trousdale County High Tuesday.

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Prep softball from Tuesday

WILSON CENTRAL 9, LEBANON 5
LEBANON -- Wilson Central improved to 11-7 overall and 1-1 in District 9AAA following Tuesday night's 9-5 victory at Lebanon High.

Soph Hannah Bodenhorn went the distrance for the Lady Wildcats, scattering 10 hits and striking out eight. Ashley Eldridge and Brittany Wiseman each had three hits for the winners while Rachel Tichenor went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.

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