Today is Tuesday, April 21, 2015



Birding at Cedars

If April showers bring May flowers, what did the Mayflower bring? The Pilgrims, of course. All of this rain here lately really have the yard mowers busy, and me included.

A day on the farm

Area second graders got an up-close look at livestock this week at the 14th annual Farm Days.

Haslam goes off script during MJ Rotary visit

Haslam addresses education, roads and healthcare during Mt. Juliet visit.

Lebanon retirees been paying for spouses insurance

Concerns that the City of Lebanon has been paying for the insurance of the spouses and children of city retirees - concerns which were raised by city officials at a Lebanon City Council work session last week - are simply ...

 

Whip Crackin' Rodeo gallops into sixth year
Whip Crackin' Rodeo gallops into sixth year

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead and Lone Star Rodeo will present the Sixth Annual Charity Whip Crackin' Rodeo on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.

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Board wants land to build 5 new schools, cost of $270 million
Board wants land to build 5 new schools, cost of $270 million
Dr. Donna Wright

Wilson County Schools are set to grow. The Wilson County School Board spent about two hours in a work session Thursday evening viewing details of a nearly $270 million five-year construction and equipment plan which would build and furnish five new schools, and expand or renovate five others.

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Raises coming for Lebanon city employees

Lebanon next to last in employee pay, trails MJ by $9K-10K average

To keep good employees working for the City of Lebanon, the proposed $25 million city budget for the upcoming fiscal year contains three types of raises - an across-the-board 1.5 percent pay increase; a minimum starting wage of $11 per hour for new full-time employees; and a $200 hike in the year-end annual bonus for all city workers, from $300 to $500.

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Calling it a day
Calling it a day
Jeff Bennett

Since he was 4 years old, Jeff Bennett has been playing baseball, and since he was 18 he has been getting paid for it.

The former Atlanta Braves pitcher, 34, has decided it's the right time to bid his playing days goodbye. But he plans to stay involved with the game he loves with his Jeff Bennett's Baseball Academy near Lebanon.

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CU Bulldogs top Bethel 5-4
CU Bulldogs top Bethel 5-4
Alford

Tyler Alford slugs 2-run homer
LEBANON -- Tyler Alford drove in a pair of runs with a home run, Cameron Lenz tossed 7.2 effective innings and Curt Hoppe got the final two outs with the tying run on third base, as Cumberland held on for a 5-4 victory over Bethel University on Monday in a game delayed by rain at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

The teams were originally supposed to start at 2 p.m. but that game time was pushed back an hour Monday morning. Rain right around game time further delayed the contest until just after 4 p.m.

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Brandon takes Smyrna girls job
Brandon takes Smyrna girls job
Brandon

Former coach at Wilson Central & TCHS --
Lebanon native and longtime Wilson Central girls basketball coach has accepted the girls basketball position at Smyrna High School in Rutherford County.

Brandon, resigned from Wilson Central in 2014 in order to launch a political campaign for the office of Circuit Court Clerk, and took over the boys basketball coaching position at Trousdale County High it the late fall of 2014.

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MJ's Gaffney earns CU academic award
MJ's Gaffney earns CU academic award
Gaffney

outstanding student-athlete
LEBANON -- Cumberland University cross country athlete Keaton Gaffney is the 2014-15 recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award, presented annually to a Bulldog student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics.

The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland.

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Watertown's Speck signs with Bryan
Watertown's Speck signs with Bryan
Dylan Speck

Watertown High post player Dylan Speck signed scholarship papers Friday, April 17 with Bryan College -- an NAIA institution in Dayton.

Speck, a 6-7 senior, was an All District 8-A selection who averaged 17.9 points per game for the Purple Tigers.

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