Today is Tuesday, April 21, 2015



Pet owners crowd into hearing

No pet tax has been proposed and no vote has been taken on any animal issues, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead informed a large crowd of pet owners at Monday evening's public hearing to discuss those issues....

Expo Center gets 'green light'

Wilson County will be building an 86,000-square-foot Expo Center at the James E. Ward Ag Center soon. Following extensive discussion Monday night, the Wilson County Commission voted 17-7 in favor of the plan to start work ...

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.

 

Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School
Helene Singer Cash

Safe Routes to School is one of those projects that everyone would think is a great project no matter what - who doesn't want to have safe routes to school?

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'Guns in parks' bill worries local officials

Local mayors just got back from a mayors' conference in Nashville where the main buzz was the proposed "guns in parks" bill now being considered by the Tennessee legislature.

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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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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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Ryan Botts earns MSC golf honor
Ryan Botts earns MSC golf honor
Ryan Botts

Cumberland Univ. junior
Cumberland junior and Lebanon High School graduate Ryan Botts is the Mid-South Conference Men's Golfer of the Week, conference officials announced on Tuesday.

Botts won the Cumberland Bulldog Invitational with a 2-under par 140 (71-69) last week at the Windtree Golf Club in Mt. Juliet. He fired a final-round 2-under par 69 to edge four competitors by one stroke.

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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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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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