Today is Friday, May 29, 2015



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.

County Memorial Day service welcomes Navy pilot, veterans

The crowd gathered inside the upstairs meeting room of the Wilson County Courthouse flowed into the hallways on Monday for a special Memorial Day service, sponsored by American Legion Post 15, City of Lebanon and Wilson Count...

BREAKING -- Four new principals announced

Wilson County Schools Director Dr. Donna Wright announced to the faculties and staff Tuesday afternoon four new principals at the following schools: Lebanon High, Wilson Central High, Tuckers Crossroads Elementary and West El...

Memorial Day Weekend safety first priority

The Wilson County Sheriff's Department will have a presence on Old Hickory Lake over Memorial Day weekend.

 

Council discusses pay policy changes

Lebanon city employees may have slightly different rules about overtime and call-back time than they have had in the past, if the Lebanon City Council adopts policies discussed in a recent work session.

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A 'simply shade' kind of donation
A 'simply shade' kind of donation

You can't miss it. It's a beacon at least a quarter mile away. It's a blue and white monster shade umbrella at Ava's Splash Pad in Mt. Juliet and was just donated by a local doctor to provide shade to the popular water park.

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Education initiatives in full swing
Education initiatives in full swing

May is an exciting time across our state as families celebrate graduations, and this time of year reminds me of why we work so hard to make sure Tennesseans are prepared for the workforce.

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Fairview Church to host Missions Market
Fairview Church to host Missions Market

Local artisan craft, food event to benefit missions trip to Central Asia.

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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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SPRING FLING XXII -- Track & field results
SPRING FLING XXII -- Track & field results
Mark Britt

MURFREESBORO -- Lebanon High senior Mark Britt ran a 9:32.83 to bring home a fifth place finish in the 3200M (two mile) Friday evening in the TSSAA Class AAA track and field championships at Dean A. Hayes Stadium.

The UT-Chattanooga signee had the top finish of all Wilson Countians participating in the 22nd annual Spring Fling running / jumping / thowing events.

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