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General News

Heavy rain, strong to severe TStorms possible through Wednesday evening

National Weather Service Office meteorologists issued a Special Weather Statement Tuesday noting that heavy rainfall and strong to severe thunderstorms were still possible tonight through Wednesday evening.

The storms were developing as of 4 p.m., Tuesday, west of the Mississippi River, and although some of the isolated cells may be possible across the Mid-state today and tonight west of Interstate 65, the main area of storms will approach Middle Tennessee after 7 p.m. and continue east through the overnight hours.

Some of these storms could become severe with damaging winds and large hail possible. Although a very low threat, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out tonight, with the best chance occurring west of I-65 further south near the Alabama border. Again, this chance appears low and will not resemble the storms that affected Oklahoma (on Monday), meteorologists said in the statement.

At the time the statement was issued, they said it appeared that thunderstorm complexes that moved into Middle Tennessee would be weakening overnight, perhaps dissipating by Wednesday morning. Even so, This will leave room for our region to become unstable yet againwith strong to severe storms possible Wednesday afternoon and evening. The main threats with those storms on Wednesday will be large hail and damaging windsmainly along and east of I-65. In addition, any storms that occur throughout the next 24-36 hours will be capable of producing torrential rainfall, and if storms train over the same areas isolated flash flooding may become possible.

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Thunderstorms expected today

From Post staff reports
Thunderstorms have developed in the western portion of Tennessee and are headed toward the east this afternoon.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory said one of the thunderstorm complexes was expected to move through Middle Tennessee, including Wilson County, through the afternoon hours.

The main threats, they said in a Special Weather Statement, would be torrential rainfall and wind gusts to 45 mph.

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WBMS awarded $10,000 grant for P.E.

Winfree-Bryant Middle School has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation as part of the Shape the State grant program.

The schools physical education teachers, led by Jeramy Ezell and Megan Braundmeier, said they hope the SPARK curriculum, training and needed materials that will be purchased with the grant funds will help instill in students a life dedicated to healthy living.

SPARK is a research-based, public-health organization dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote lifelong wellness.

Since 1980, childhood obesity rates in the U.S have more than tripled. In Tennessee, about 4 in 10 children are overweight or obese, according to state Department of Health data, a statistic officials are working to improve.

In an effort to alleviate this problem, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation is awarding up to 20 grants valued at $10,000 each to Tennessee middle schools as part of the Shape the State grant program.

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WBMS awarded $10,000 PE grant

LEBANON -- Winfree-Bryant Middle School has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation as part of the Shape the State grant program.

The schools physical education teachers, led by Jeramy Ezell and Megan Braundmeier, said they hope the SPARK curriculum, training and needed materials that will be purchased with the grant funds will help instill in students a life dedicated to healthy living.

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WC Crime Stoppers report

The Wilson County Sheriffs Department announced Tuesday that a $1,000 reward is being offered for information on a missing person case.

On April 23, Lebanon Police received a report of a home invasion robbery on East Lester St. Witnesses said that three black males entered the residence and that one was armed with a handgun firing it once at a victim. The men demanded money from the victim before fleeing the scene on foot. They were last seen getting into a gold colored Toyota Camry.

On April 29, a home on Tracy Road was broken into and the suspects took jewelry and a handgun. Witnesses said there was a dark colored car in the driveway.

On May 13, a dune buggy was stolen from a home on North McKee Rd.

Also, on May 13, suspect broke into a detached garage of a home on North McKee and took a 2004 red Honda 250 four wheeler and two chainsaws.

On May 16, there was reported burglary to a barn where the suspects took fifty sheets of 4x8 insulation.

Anyone with information on these crimes should contact WCSD at 444-1459, the Wilson County Crime Stoppers at 444-5245. Callers will remain anonymous.

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General Sports

Bears lose 3-2 to Brentwood

Class AAA sectional baseball
Mt. Juliet baseballs streak of consecutive state tournament appearances come to an end Saturday after a 3-2 loss to Brentwood in the sectional game. Saturday's loss marks the first time in six years that the bears will not be participating in Spring Fling.

"We're very proud of our guys," said MJ coach Jim Carter. "They competed every pitch. The breaks just didn't go our way, but that's what makes postseason baseball so fun. Twenty-six wins, along with district and region championships are accomplishments our guys should be very proud of."

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