By PATRICK HALL
Special toThe Wilson Post
A crowd gathered around the Capitol Theatre Thursday night, not for a movie, but instead, to witness the lighting of the old theatre's marquee for the first time in 33 years.
Sam Hatcher, whose family originally owned the theatre, following a countdown from the crowd, flipped the switch and brought the historic landmark back to life. The marquee bathed West Main Street in a glow of green light, which wowed the crowd and passersby.
Three graduating seniors received Lebanon High Alumni scholarships during Senior Awards Friday morning in the Terry Edwards Auditorium.
Scholarship recipients included: Michelle J. Cannon ($2000), Isaac Freeman and Elliott Benson ($1,500 each). Funds were generated by sales of $100 Alumni Bricks and are administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
LEBANON -- The Capitol Theatres marquee was re-lit for the first time in some three decades Thursday night, said Bob and Pam Black, owners of the facility.
Mrs. Black said that although no one would be allowed inside of the theatre as some remodeling is still in the works people on the Lebanon Public Square for the inaugural Jammin with the General event could step away from the musical festivities and appreciate the historic landmark once again.
Over 200 people attended the first of three live music events planned for the Public Square.
The theatre first opened on Dec. 9, 1949. For more information, go to www.capitoltheatreproject.org.
MJ HOSTS RAVENWOOD SATURDAY
MT. JULIET Same song, second verse. Mt. Juliet's soccer team earned the Region 5AAA title Thursday night with a thrilling 2-1 win overtime win against Hendersonville.
Tied at 1 at the end of regulation, the contest went through three overtime periods before the Golden Bears won on penalty kicks, 4-3 just as they had last week in the District 9AAA finals.
HEADED TO CHATTANOOGA STATE
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian School senior ace Brennan Swindoll signed an NJCAA National Letter of Intent Friday morning, May 17 to continue his baseball career at junior college power Chattanooga State. Swindoll, a tall, lanky lefty, chose CSCC over scholarship offers from Cumberland University and NCAA Division I Lipscomb University.
Ranked second in his graduating class, Swindoll has thrown 53.2 innings in 2013 and has piled up a record of 7-2 with one save. He sports an ERA of 0.65 with team-high 82 strikeouts and just 18 walks. Opposing hittings are batting a meager .133 against Swindoll.
UPDATE -- The Mt. Juliet vs. Brentwood High Class AAA sectional game will be played 7 pm Saturday at MJHS. Field conditions too wet to play Friday.
Mt. Juliet 6, Rossview 5
MT. JULIET -- Robby Amity's clutch two-out single in the bottom of the sixth brought home Cody Carr with the eventual game winner as Mt. Juliet scored a 6-5 victory over Rossview Wednesday night for the Region 5AAA baseball championship.
Now 26-11 overall, Mt. Juliet will entertain a very tough Brentwood High team (28-15) tonight at 7 p.m. in the Class AAA Sectional.