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LPD nabs alleged ID thief

Officers with the Lebanon Police Department arrested a fugitive wanted in two states Sunday, Sept. 28.

According to a statement issued by LPD Chief Scott Bowen, 31-year-old Eric Darden, of North Carolina, attempted to make a purchase at a Brooks Brothers clothing store in Franklin on a previous occasion, and his credit card was denied. Franklin police later discovered the card Darden had attempted to use was stolen.

Services set Oct. 1 for Gilbert Graves

Longtime county commissioner
Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at the Center Chapel Church of Christ for Mr. Gilbert Graves, 82, of Mt. Juliet.

A native of Mt. Juliet who served 44 years on the Wilson County Commission, Mr. Graves died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Voters pinch the (half) penny, say 'NO' to tax hike

Voters pinch the (half) penny, say 'NO' to tax hike

Lebanon voters shot down a proposal to raise the city's sales tax by half a cent 810 to 638.

Lochinvar plans expansion

Lochinvar plans expansion

Lebanon-based Lochinvar, LLC, announced this week the upcoming expansion of its world headquarters on Maddox-Simpson Parkway. The project will add 74,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and storage capacity, as well as an extended office area and a "significantly enhanced" engineering facility that is twice the size of the current space.

General Sports

Prep football from Friday, Sept. 26

Prep football from Friday, Sept. 26
Watertown's Turner

Wilson Central 41, Dickson Co. 31
DICKSON -- Friday night's long trip down I-40 to Dickson County was well worth the effort as Wilson Central came away with a 41-31 victory over the Cougars.

Coach Brad Dedman's team got out of the blocks quickly, opening up a 21-0 lead on an 18-yard run by Dakivian Moore and a pair of long touchdown passes from Cody Ray to Blake Lea (62 yards) and Zack Dover (69 yards).

QB Gurchiek honored by MSC

QB Gurchiek honored by MSC
Reed Gurchiek

Cumberland University quarterback Reed Gurchiek was named the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting 273 offensive yards and four touchdowns in CU's 59-21 victory Saturday at Bluefield College.

CU's Phillips earns state-wide honor

LEBANON -- Cumberland University senior Kaitlin Phillips was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women's Soccer Player of the Week after posting four goals and five assists in matches from September 15-21.

Phillips scored at least one goal in all three outings last week, including a 4-0 victory over No. 7 Davenport University. The midfielder netted the game-winner in a 2-0 victory at NCAA Division II Union University and also scored the first goal in the 4-0 win over Davenport. She added an assist on a corner kick versus Davenport as well.

CU's Self earns another MSC honor

CU's Self earns another MSC honor
CU's Mike Self

Cumberland's Mike Self is the Mid-South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

The weekly honor is the second weekly award of the season for Self -- who hit a pair of field goals and pinned Belhaven inside its own 20-yard line five times in a 41-9 win.

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