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Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair'

Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair'

Watertown Mayor responds to audit findings
Watertown city government is "under a cloud," according to Mayor Mike Jennings, as an investigation by the state comptroller's office alleges almost $22,000 was stolen from city coffers over a two-and-a-half-year period - an allegation city officials dispute.

In a report issued on Sept. 29, the comptroller's office says that $21,773 was "stolen" in a "theft scheme" that went undetected between Jan.1, 2011 and June 30, 2013.

LPD nabs alleged ID thief

Officers with the Lebanon Police Department arrested a fugitive wanted in two states Sunday, Sept. 28.

According to a statement issued by LPD Chief Scott Bowen, 31-year-old Eric Darden, of North Carolina, attempted to make a purchase at a Brooks Brothers clothing store in Franklin on a previous occasion, and his credit card was denied. Franklin police later discovered the card Darden had attempted to use was stolen.

Services set Oct. 1 for Gilbert Graves

Services set Oct. 1 for Gilbert Graves
Gilbert Graves

Longtime county commissioner
Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at the Center Chapel Church of Christ for Mr. Gilbert Graves, 82, of Mt. Juliet.

A native of Mt. Juliet who served 44 years on the Wilson County Commission, Mr. Graves died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Voters pinch the (half) penny, say 'NO' to tax hike

Voters pinch the (half) penny, say 'NO' to tax hike

Lebanon voters shot down a proposal to raise the city's sales tax by half a cent 810 to 638.

General Sports

CU women ranked No. 3 in NAIA

CU women ranked No. 3 in NAIA
Coach Gavin McKinney

Bulldogs host UC Wednesday
LEBANON -- Cumberland University moved up one spot to No. 3 in the latest edition of the NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.

The Bulldogs (9-0-1) have won eight consecutive matches since a 1-1 draw against William Carey, the current No. 2 team nationally, on September 5. CU has outscored its opponents, 40-5, this season, including 25-2 in the second half and overtime.

Prep football from Friday, Sept. 26

Prep football from Friday, Sept. 26
Watertown's Turner

Wilson Central 41, Dickson Co. 31
DICKSON -- Friday night's long trip down I-40 to Dickson County was well worth the effort as Wilson Central came away with a 41-31 victory over the Cougars.

Coach Brad Dedman's team got out of the blocks quickly, opening up a 21-0 lead on an 18-yard run by Dakivian Moore and a pair of long touchdown passes from Cody Ray to Blake Lea (62 yards) and Zack Dover (69 yards).

QB Gurchiek honored by MSC

QB Gurchiek honored by MSC
Reed Gurchiek

Cumberland University quarterback Reed Gurchiek was named the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting 273 offensive yards and four touchdowns in CU's 59-21 victory Saturday at Bluefield College.

CU's Phillips earns state-wide honor

LEBANON -- Cumberland University senior Kaitlin Phillips was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women's Soccer Player of the Week after posting four goals and five assists in matches from September 15-21.

Phillips scored at least one goal in all three outings last week, including a 4-0 victory over No. 7 Davenport University. The midfielder netted the game-winner in a 2-0 victory at NCAA Division II Union University and also scored the first goal in the 4-0 win over Davenport. She added an assist on a corner kick versus Davenport as well.

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