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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.

Now MJ has a Political Impact Zone

MT. JULIET -- In one of its shortest meetings in recent history, 26 minutes start to finish, the Mt. Juliet City Commission agreed Monday night to change the name of the so-called First Amendment area in Charlie Daniels Park and in front of the new Police Headquarters to the Political Impact Zone.

General Sports

WOMEN'S SOCCER -- CU 3, TN Wesleyan 1

WOMEN'S SOCCER -- CU 3, TN Wesleyan 1
Taylor Nay

LEBANON -- Junior Taylor Nay scored twice in the first four minutes of the second half and freshman Emily Shires assisted on a pair of goals as eighth-ranked Cumberland overcame a slow start for a 3-1 season-opening victory over Tennessee Wesleyan Wednesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

Wilson Co. sports in brief

LHS wrestling golf tournament
The Lebanon High Blue Devil Wrestling Program will host a fundraising golf tournament Friday, Sept. 19 at the Pine Creek Golf Course. A 1:30 p.m. shotgun start is planned with lunch / check-in at 12 Noon.

Entry fee is $100 per player and includes lunch, goodie bags, range balls and door prizes. Hole sponsorships are still available at a variety of levels. All proceeds will go toward uniforms, equipment and team travel.

For more information call Coach Kyle Mitchell at 218-5486 or email him at: Online registration is available at

Britt runs to Top 10 finish in Smyrna

Voyles Classic X-County race
SMYRNA -- Lebanon High senior Mark Britt logged a 16:41.17 and finished eighth  overall in a field of 410 runners in the annual Voyles Classic Cross Country Meet Saturday at Sharp Springs Park.
Britt, a two-time state qualifier, was joined in the top 50 by two teammates as the Blue Devil harriers placed 10th out of 56 teams.

FCS hosts Wilson Central Aug. 27

Friendship Christian is scheduled to host Wilson Central High Wednesday, Aug. 27 in a cross-county volleyball match.  Action will start at 5 p.m. at the Bay Family Sportsplex on the FCS campus.

The Lady Commanders tuned up for Wednesday's match with a 4-1 victory at Lancaster Christian Academy Tuesday evening in Smyrna.

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