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855 vote early on sales tax hike

Early voting in the City of Lebanon Sales Tax Referendum ended Thursday, Sept. 18 with 855 total votes recorded.

Early voting began Sept. 3 at the Wilson County Election Commission. The election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the 12 regular assigned polling places from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

MJ to be new hub for FedEx

Mt. Juliet has been selected to be the site of a new hub for FedEx, a project that could bring a large number of jobs to the area.

Pedestrian struck by pickup truck in MJ

A pedestrian was injured in Mt. Juliet after stumbling into traffic and being struck by a pickup truck.

DoS favors return of block scheduling

DoS favors return of block scheduling
Dr. Donna Wright

Wilson County Schools Director Dr. Donna Wright told county commissioners on Monday night the system was "investigating" the seven-period schedule implemented at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.

She explained during a follow-up interview with The Wilson Post on Tuesday that it goes "a little deeper than just investigating."

General Sports

CU's Self earns another MSC honor

CU's Self earns another MSC honor
CU's Mike Self

Cumberland's Mike Self is the Mid-South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

The weekly honor is the second weekly award of the season for Self -- who hit a pair of field goals and pinned Belhaven inside its own 20-yard line five times in a 41-9 win.

Groves' hat trick paces CU soccer

Groves' hat trick paces CU soccer
Sammy Groves

LEBANON -- Sophomore Sammy Groves netted a hat trick and assisted on two other goals while Shauna Gilpin and Kaitlin Phillips each scored twice in 8th-ranked Cumberland's 10-0 victory over Shawnee State in women's soccer action Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

The Bulldogs (7-0-1, 2-0-0 Mid-South) took a while to find a groove against a very high backline for the Bears, with CU called offsides six times in the opening period.

PREP FOOTBALL -- MJ 17, Wilson Central 10

PREP FOOTBALL -- MJ 17, Wilson Central 10
Tavner Simmons

Simmons pick seals deal for MJ
GLADEVILLE -- Tavner Simmons' leaping interception at the two-yard line preserved Mt. Juliet's 17-10 victory over Wilson Central Friday at Wildcat Stadium.

The win was the sixth in a row for the Golden Bears over their cross-country rivals and was played in front of a packed house.

Aruh goal, assist lifts CU men

Lebanon High graduate Chuka Aruh scored the first goal and assisted on another in Cumberland's 3-1 win over Shawnee State in men's soccer action Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

The Bulldogs (2-4-1, 1-1-0 Mid-South) scored the first two goals of the match and got an insurance tally in the 87th minute, with Alex Marr netting his second goal of the year on a nice assist from Aruh.

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