Project "Sprinkles" unveiled --
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC, a division of Weston Foods, officials announced the company will invest $102.8 million to build and equip a new 173,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon. The facility will be located at Central Pike and 840 and create up to 147 new jobs in Wilson County.
The City of Lebanon has a budget. It passed on third reading Tuesday night by a vote of 4-1, with Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath opposed and Ward 1 Councilor Lanny Jewell absent due to the death of his father, former Lebanon Mayor Bobby Jewell.
The Lebanon High School Class of 2015 recently celebrated their graduation by attending the annual Project Graduation event, which offers adult-supervised and alcohol-free activities as a post-graduation party.
Suber interviewing for new OC --
Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber is looking to fill a vacancy on his staff with the recent resignation of offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Ryan Locke. Locke is leaving CU to take a teaching / coaching position at Northridge High -- a 6A school in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
A native of Alexander City, Alabama, Locke spent the past four seasons at Cumberland -- the last two as Suber's offensive coordinator. He is a graduate of Troy University.
2nd team Academic All-America
Cumberland University senior catcher Tyler Alford has been voted Second Team Capitol One Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A graduate of Knoxville Powell High, Alford batted .331 with 11 doubles, two home runs and 24 RBIs during his senior campaign.
Local players, coaches recognized
Several Wilson County softball standouts and two coaches were honored earlier this week by the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association. TSCA announced all-state selections in four divisions as well as all-star game rosters and Miss Softball Awards on Wednesday.
Four locals from District 9-AAA were named to the Class AAA all-state team, including Morgan Powell, Hannah Bodenhorn and Claire Smith from state champion Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet High's Savannah Sanders.
Wilson Central tennis tryouts
Trouts for Wilson Central's tennis team for the 2016 season will be held from 10-11 Saturday, May 30 and 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 4 at the WCHS courts.
Players must bring an updated physical to try out. For more information and to sign up for a tryout time, email coach Jay Holladay at firstname.lastname@example.org