Today is Tuesday, August 4, 2015



Social media buzzing about possible MJ petition rally

There are some rumblings in Mt. Juliet about a message, in form of a petition, to send to the federal government crafted by two Mt. Juliet commissioners with some support from a state representative.

'Protecting those who protect us'

The military veterans and concerned citizens who stood guard at the Armed Forces Center in Mt. Juliet today want their message to be heard, loud and clear: We are here to protect those who protect us.

 

Shoes provided for kids in need
Shoes provided for kids in need

July 31st at Mary Chaffin Church -
Children in need of a pair of back-to-school shoes are invited to the annual Potter's House/Becky Dewaal Shoe Giveaway today - Friday, July 31.

From 4-6. p.m. shoes will be distributed, one per school-age child or teen, at the Mary Chaffin Church Building at 715 Lake Street in Lebanon.

Event coordinators John and Jan Dewaal worked on organizing the over 900 pairs of shoes this week.

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Data not kind to 3 high schools

TCAP scores from 2014-2015 -
TCAP Scores released this week reported a drop in various subjects at three Wilson County High Schools; however, Testing and Accountability Supervisor Jennifer Cothron said test scores are merely a "snapshot of student achievement on one particular day at a particular time" and reminded folks that "student learning occurs every day."

The testing data released compared the number of proficient and advanced students, otherwise known as at grade level and above, between the 2014 and 2015 tests.

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Ready or not, school is coming
Ready or not, school is coming

Monday, August 3rd is "Back-to-School" for students in the Wilson County School System.

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WCSO nabs two, recovers stolen goods
WCSO nabs two, recovers stolen goods

Detectives with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office have arrested two people and recovered some stolen property following an intense investigation into a string of burglaries in Southwestern Wilson County.

The Sheriff's Office received several vehicle burglary reports Monday, July 20 in the Chadwick Court and South Lakeview Drive areas.

Among the items reported stolen were handguns and two stainless steel, high-performance boat propellers (valued at $5,500 each).

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City Rec. to offer flag football
City Rec. to offer flag football

Co-ed league opens in fall --
Citing declining participation over the past several seasons, Lebanon Parks & Recreation has decided to no longer program tackle youth football in favor of co-ed flag football.

"This is something we've been looking at for a while," said Parks & Recreation Director William Porter. "Our numbers have been going down for the past several years and with the growth of the weekend travel football operation, there hasn't been enough interest for both leagues.

"We had three teams in each of our divisions for the last two seasons, and that's just not enough kids to fill out the rosters."

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FOOTBALL -- CU plans community events
FOOTBALL -- CU plans community events

Home opener is Sept. 5 --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community events for the 2015 football season this week, which includes a canned food drive, opportunities for donations to The Next Step Resource Center and Goodwill as well as a Wilson County School Day sponsored by Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A.

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MJ's Caleb Cotham gets the call
MJ's Caleb Cotham gets the call
Caleb Cotham

Yankees promote former Golden Bear
Caleb Cotham's long journey in the minor leagues took a big upturn Wednesday when the New York Yankees promoted the Wilson County native to the major leagues.

The Yankees purchased the right-handed reliever's contract from their Triple-A affiliate at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and at the same time designated veteran lefty Chris Capuano for assignment.

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Wilson Co. sports in brief
Wilson Co. sports in brief

Blue Devil Golf Scramble
The fifth annual Lebanon Boys Basketball Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 22 at Hunters Point Golf Course.
Entry feel is $70 per player or $280 for a four-member scramble team. An 8 a.m. shotgun start is planned, with lunch included.
The field will be divided into two flights with three places awarded for each flight.
For more information, call Coach Jim McDowell at 615-347-2531 or email at jimmymac2111@hotmail.com.

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