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General News

County passes budget; fails to pass raise for squires

The last meeting of the current Wilson County Commission saw the passage of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, which included a 1.5 percent raise for all general fund and library employees by a vote of 21-3 with one abstention.

Now MJ has a Political Impact Zone

MT. JULIET -- In one of its shortest meetings in recent history, 26 minutes start to finish, the Mt. Juliet City Commission agreed Monday night to change the name of the so-called First Amendment area in Charlie Daniels Park and in front of the new Police Headquarters to the Political Impact Zone.

West Main Street paving project set

Tennessee Department of Transportation has begun preparation for resurfacing West Main Street in Lebanon.

Storms soak county

Clean-up continued Thursday after thunderstorms moved through Wilson County with lightning likely sparking a fire at a home in Mt. Juliet.

General Sports

FCS hosts Wilson Central Aug. 27

Friendship Christian is scheduled to host Wilson Central High Wednesday, Aug. 27 in a cross-county volleyball match.  Action will start at 5 p.m. at the Bay Family Sportsplex on the FCS campus.

The Lady Commanders tuned up for Wednesday's match with a 4-1 victory at Lancaster Christian Academy Tuesday evening in Smyrna.

PREP FOOTBALL – MJ & FCS post wins

PREP FOOTBALL – MJ & FCS post wins
Darius Lowery

Mt. Juliet 56, Lebanon 23
MT. JULIET – Averaging over seven yards per offensive snap Mt. Juliet powered past rival Lebanon 56-23 Friday in the 2014 season-opener.

The victory marked the sixth in a row for the Bears in the cross-country rivalry, moving Mt. Juliet ahead 22-16 since the series was renewed back in 1977.

LHS assistant coach fired, charged

LHS assistant coach fired, charged
Toby Bates

Lebanon High is shuffling the responsibilities of its varsity football staff after offensive line coach Toby Bates was relieved of his duties earlier this week.
    
A non-faculty assistant in his second season with the Blue Devils, Bates allegedly threatened and head-butted a player -- who was wearing a helmet -- Tuesday after practice.

Shaine Jaime joins CU wrestling staff

Shaine Jaime joins CU wrestling staff
Shaine Jaime

Coached fighters on reality TV series
LEBANON -- Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the hiring of two-time All-American and The Ultimate Fighter Reality TV show coach Shaine Jaime as the program’s new full-time assistant coach.

Jaime was a two-time Division II All-American at Central Washington University, placing third twice during his career for the Wildcats.

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