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General News

School board can't expand until 2016

The right to hold a referendum on expanding the Wilson County Board of Education from five members to seven was approved with the sound of Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey’s gavel Thursday morning.

2 squires have different views on bill’s chance

District 20’s Annette Stafford, who serves as chair of the Education Committee of the Wilson County Commission, was very disappointed by the outcome of the private act to expand the Board of Education, while District 17’s Gary Keith called it “great.”

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Annual Kiwanis Easter Sunrise Service slated

The community is invited to celebrate Easter on April 20 with the annual Kiwanis Club of Lebanon’s Sunrise Service on the Lebanon Public Square.

City nods utility payments by credit card

Lebanon City Council took the first step at Tuesday night’s regular meeting to allow utility customers to make payments with credit cards.

General Sports

PREP SOFTBALL -- Results from Tuesday

PREP SOFTBALL -- Results from Tuesday
Tana Whited

Mt. Juliet 12, Hendersonville 2
MT. JULIET -- Emily Bombard ripped three of Mt. Juliet's 13 hits in a 12-2 victory over Hendersonville High Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Bears improved to 19-6 overall and 5-1 in District 9-AAA play with the win.

Mt. Juliet took control early, scoring three runs in the first, five in the second and three more in the third inning.

Savannah Sanders scattered four hits for the win, striking out eight to get the pitching decision.

PREP BASEBALL -- WC visits Lebanon tonight

PREP BASEBALL -- WC visits Lebanon tonight
A.J. Franklin

Bears thump Hendersonville 14-1
Lebanon High is scheduled to host Wilson Central in a District 9-AAA baseball game tonight at Brent Foster Field. The game is set for a 6:30 p.m. start.

Last night in Gladeville, Jake Lefler went 4-for-4 as Wilson Central downed Lebanon 8-4. WCHS improved to 10-11 overall / 3-4 in District 9-AAA.

New stadium to bear Robinson name

New stadium to bear Robinson name
Bill Robinson

Without much fanfare, the Wilson County Board of Education voted 5-0 during Monday night's meeting to transfer the name "Robinson Stadium" to the football facility at the new Watertown High set to open this fall.
    
Bill Robinson, longtime Purple Tiger coach / educator and present member of the school board, humbly abstained from voting.

Bud Brandon resigns at Wilson Central

Bud Brandon resigns at Wilson Central
Bud Brandon

Sometimes you just know when the time is right.

After having struggled with his decision for the better part of a year, Bud Brandon made it official April 10, and stepped down as coach of Wilson Central’s Lady Wildcat basketball program.

Brandon, the only coach in the 13-year history of the WCHS program, broke the news to his team in a meeting that afternoon.

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