Today is Tuesday, June 2, 2015



'Active shooter simulation' plays out in MJ

The staccato sound of gunfire within the walls of a Mt. Juliet elementary school sounded eerily real Tuesday morning as emergency agencies countywide partnered in an active shooter training exercise there.

The Wright man behind the wheel

Those who know him best say he is the hardest working man in Wilson County, but for all his diverse vocations, David Wright always has made getting children to school safely and on time job number one.

Visitor to the land down under

Well, I enjoyed another great weekend with decent weather and very nice temperatures. Before too long, the mornings will be tolerable and from midday on way too hot. This week Anthony Gray and I did not get out to do a little...

Whispers can speak volumes

Mara and Kerry Butler never imagined they would be a family who's had to face the suicide of a loved one. But they hope that by sharing their story others will find peace in knowing they are never alone in their struggle.

 

MJ Relay for Life to light the night
MJ Relay for Life to light the night

How many hours would you sacrifice to save someone's life?

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Thursday service set for Jewell
Thursday service set for Jewell
Jewell

Former Lebanon Mayor, Alderman
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, June 4 at the Immanuel Baptist Church for former Lebanon Mayor Bobby Lee Jewell, 76.

A 1957 graduate of Lebanon High School and longtime owner of Jewell Signs, Mr. Jewell died Saturday, May 30, 2015 at his W. Forrest Ave. home following an extended illness.

On Monday, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead ordered the flags at all city properties lowered to half-staff in honor of Mr. Jewell.

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Church request, "Project Stones" rezoning approved

A new project code-named "Stones" and a church's request top the list of items acted upon by the Lebanon Planning Commission Tuesday, as well as the site plan, preliminary and final plats for the proposed Music City Star station at Hamilton Springs.

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'Tour of Possibilities' aims for more businesses, people to Square

All eyes were on Lebanon Public Square renovations Thursday as Realtors, developers, entrepreneurs and city officials joined together for a "Tour of Possibilities" presented by Historic Lebanon.

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CU SOFTBALL -- Broderick honored by NAIA
CU SOFTBALL -- Broderick honored by NAIA

2015 Scholar-Athlete recognition --
Cumberland University senior softball player Sydney Broderick was named a 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, as announced Wednesday.

Student-athletes must be a junior or senior with a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.

Broderick graduated earlier in May with a 3.68 GPA in Criminal Justice/Public Administration from

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FCS does it the hard way
FCS does it the hard way
Petty HR

Two walk-off wins in DII-A finals
MURFREESBORO -- Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders endured two gut-wrenching wins in the Division II-A softball finals to wrestle the 2015 state championship away from The King's Academy Friday afternoon at Starplex.

Courtney Petty led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk-off solo home run to lift her team to a 3-2 victory over the Lady Lions Friday morning in the first game of the finals and forced the "if necessary" game later that day.

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Lady 'Cats hang on for title
Lady 'Cats hang on for title
Claire Smith

Wilson Central 6, Dickson Co. 5
MURFREESBORO -- Wilson Central led 6-0 early and held on for a 6-5 victory over defending state champion Dickson County Friday afternoon to win the TSSAA Class AAA softball title at Starplex.

The Lady Wildcats weathered the Cougar storm to end the season 41-7-1 while Dickson County went home 43-6.

"Dickson County is such a good team," Central coach Michael Shepard said. "We knew we'd have to score some runs. They've been coming from behind all week.

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TSCA all-state teams announced
TSCA all-state teams announced

Local players, coaches recognized
Several Wilson County softball standouts and two coaches were honored earlier this week by the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association. TSCA announced all-state selections in four divisions as well as all-star game rosters and Miss Softball Awards on Wednesday.

Four locals from District 9-AAA were named to the Class AAA all-state team, including Morgan Powell, Hannah Bodenhorn and Claire Smith from state champion Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet High's Savannah Sanders.

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