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Police beef up patrols after recent MJ armed robberies Police beef up patrols after recent MJ armed robberies

Gritty pictures of masked, armed suspects pointing their guns at an innocent store clerk were recently posted and distributed by the Mt. Juliet Police Department.

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General News

New insurance rules for future retirees?

Facing $18 million in unfunded liability for insurance costs, the City of Lebanon must re-evaluate its insurance coverage, Mayor Philip Craighead and City Finance Officer Robert Springer have advised the City Council.

MJ Chamber gets advice from developers

MJ Chamber gets advice from developers
Commercial developer Frank Horton of CPS Land and fellow panel member Jeff Browning.

"Retail follows rooftops," four of Mt. Juliet's biggest developers told the Mt. Juliet-West Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Friday morning.

Four arrested on drug charges near school

Four arrested on drug charges near school

Four people were arrested after police raided and seized with intent for resale at Timberline Campground Friday morning.

Possomtown Outreach prepares for donation trip to Sneedville

Possomtown Outreach prepares for donation trip to Sneedville
Jerry McFarland

Wilson County District 5 Commissioner Jerry McFarland became aware of the needs of Hancock County residents after they endured a flood in 1977 - while he was serving as State Civil Defense Director.

Hancock County is one of the poorest counties in the state - with 93 percent of students registered for the free or reduced lunch program.

General Sports

Cumberland soccer coach resigns

Cumberland soccer coach resigns
McKinney

McKinney takes job at UT-Chattanooga --
BREAKING NEWS -- Gavin McKinney, head coach of the Cumberland University women's soccer program, was announced Tuesday as the new head coach at NCAA Division I University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

McKinney had a 71-26-3 (.725) record in five seasons at Cumberland, including three straight trips to the NAIA Sweet 16.

Buzzer-beater tops Bulldogs

CU men fall to 5-7 on season
McKENZIE -- Marquel Hickerson netted 16 points, leading four players in double figures, but Caleb Hardy hit a short jumper under the basket just before the buzzer, giving Bethel University a 65-63 victory over Cumberland in men's basketball action Saturday.

The Bulldogs (5-7) led by as many as 13 points in the first half and took a 32-29 advantage to intermission. The second half featured five ties and nine lead changes, the final one on Hardy's basket in the last second of the contest.

Christmas comes early for CU baseball

Christmas comes early for CU baseball
Jake Collier

Collier granted retro redshirt season --
LEBANON -- Woody Hunt apparently moved to the top of Santa's "nice" list after leading his Cumberland Bulldogs to the 2014 Avista-NAIA National Championship -- his third as head coach.

The jolly fat man placed a 204-pound package under Hunt's tree earlier this week when the NAIA granted right-handed pitcher Jake Collier an extra year of eligibility.

CU women fall Sunday to No. 2 Lewis

Cumberland stands 8-4
LEBANON -- Second-ranked Lewis University got 16 points and 10 rebounds from Mariyah Brawner-Henley and 16 points off the bench by Alexus Grayer and held off a second-half Cumberland comeback, defeating the Bulldogs, 75-59, Sunday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

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