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General News

Arson suspected in fatal fire

Authorities were continuing their investigation Saturday of a suspicious house fire that claimed the life of one person on Armstrong Road in the Statesville area.

Commission tells state 'butt out' of local zoning

Under new business at Monday night’s Wilson County Commission meeting, the 25-member body voted almost unanimously on a voice vote to send a letter to the state legislators opposing a proposed home for victims of the sex trafficking or slavery trade.

Man charged with animal cruelty

A man working at a local company was charged with Animal Cruelty after a large dog was found inside a van where the temperature was found to be in excess of 106 degrees.

County passes budget; fails to pass raise for squires

The last meeting of the current Wilson County Commission saw the passage of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, which included a 1.5 percent raise for all general fund and library employees by a vote of 21-3 with one abstention.

General Sports

PREP FOOTBALL-- MJ 31, Antioch 13

PREP FOOTBALL-- MJ 31, Antioch 13
Matt Massey

BEAR DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY
ANTIOCH -- An opportunistic defensive unit staked Mt. Juliet to a 14-0 lead and helped pave the way for a 31-13 victory at Antioch Friday night.

Matt Massey opened the scoring with a 66-yard interception return for a TD in the first quarter and Peyton Haynes returned an Antioch (0-2) fumble 13 yards for a second period score.

PREP FOOTBALL -- FCHS runs past Lebanon

PREP FOOTBALL -- FCHS runs past Lebanon
Jarren Stewart

Defense can't slow down Rebel runners
WINCHESTER -- Tailback Marce Gray rushed for 252 yards on 21 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead Franklin County to a 47-33 victory over Lebanon Friday.

The Rebels, now 1-1 on the season, ran for an incredible 514-yards on 55 carries against an inexperienced Blue Devil defensive unit.

PREP VOLLEYBALL -- Central tops LHS 3-2

LADY 'CATS NOW 5-6 OVERALL
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central's volleyball team improved to 5-6 overall and 1-1 in District 9AAA following Thursday night's 3-2 home victory over Lebanon.

Game scores: 21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 19-25 and 15-8.

PREP SOCCER: Lebanon 2, WCHS 0

Freshman scores two 2nd half goals
LEBANON -- Ninth grader Danielle Redmond scored twice in the second half and Lexie Braden turned in a sparkling performance in goal as Lebanon topped Wilson Central 2-0 Thursday.

Redmond's first goal came with 25:49 left in the game off assists by Ashley Grimes and Lauren Lopez.

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