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General News

Hutto: No jobs at risk from EMS plan

MT. JULIET -- None of the current employees of Wilson Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) need fear losing their jobs if Mt. Juliet city commissioners vote to contract with Medic One to provide Mt. Juliet’s primary emergency medical services, according to Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto.

School safety focus of Kiwanis Day of Prayer

The 16th annual Day of Pray for Our Schools will be observed throughout Wilson County on Sunday, Aug. 3.

 

Watertown Music & Arts Festival returns

The annual Watertown Music & Art Festival is coming back this weekend.

Medic One vows to work with WEMA

MT. JULIET -- Cooperation, not competition, with the Wilson Emergency Management Agency will be essential if Mt. Juliet contracts with Medic One instead of WEMA to provide the city’s emergency medical services, Medic One CEO Jim Reeves told a “town hall” meeting of Mt. Juliet citizens and officials Monday night.

General Sports

CU signee rehabs from knee injury

CU signee rehabs from knee injury

Uphill battles are nothing new for Cumberland University football signee Chris Hale.
    
The all-time leading rusher (4,256 yards) in the 11-year history of Eagleville High School is once again putting his nose to the grindstone hoping to be ready for the opening of fall camp.

Purvis to return as MJ baseball coach

Purvis to return as MJ baseball coach

An announcement is expected late Friday, July 11 naming Mark Purvis as head baseball coach at Mt. Juliet High.
    
Purvis, who was the coach of the Golden Bears for 13 seasons prior to stepping down in June of 2012, will take over for the man who replaced him -- Jim Carter.

Eddie McDaniels inks with Cumberland

Eddie McDaniels inks with Cumberland
Eddie McDaniels

Eddie McDaniels has decided to specialize. A versatile, multi-sport athlete at Lebanon High who earned 10 varsity letters in his four-year career, signed paperwork Wednesday morning to play baseball with hometown Cumberland University.
    
McDaniels, son of Missy Reeder, played baseball and basketball all four years for the Blue Devils before deciding to play football as a senior and a junior.

Criswell to coach FB at Winfree Bryant

Criswell to coach FB at Winfree Bryant
Jody Criswell

LEBANON -- Winfree Bryant Middle School Principal Becky Kegley announced late Tuesday the hiring of Jody Criswell as the new football coach of the Aviators.

Criswell, a native of West Tennessee who played for NAIA semifinalists Lambuth University in 1996, takes over for Jeramy Ezell who resigned last month to take a position at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville.

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