Authorities are still awaiting the positive identification of the body found at the scene of a suspicious house and outbuilding fire this past Friday on Armstrong Road in the Statesville area.
Wilson County Commission’s Minutes Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in Conference Room 1, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.
Under new business at Monday night’s Wilson County Commission meeting, the 25-member body voted almost unanimously on a voice vote to send a letter to the state legislators opposing a proposed home for victims of the sex trafficking or slavery trade.
A man working at a local company was charged with Animal Cruelty after a large dog was found inside a van where the temperature was found to be in excess of 106 degrees.
LEBANON -- Senior Danielle Girardeau posted 10 kills versus Pensacola Christian and sophomore Michelle Evans collected a dozen against Fisk University, leading Cumberland to a second straight day of sweeps and a perfect 4-0 mark in the Volleydawg Classic Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
Blue Devil boys place third overall
LAFAYETTE -- A first place finish from Lebanon's Mark Britt led the Blue Devil cross country team to third place in Saturday's Macon Bank Invitational.
Cookeville won the meet with 73 points, Mt. Juliet finished second with 88 points and LHS placed third with 93 points.
BEAR DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY
ANTIOCH -- An opportunistic defensive unit staked Mt. Juliet to a 14-0 lead and helped pave the way for a 31-13 victory at Antioch Friday night.
Matt Massey opened the scoring with a 66-yard interception return for a TD in the first quarter and Peyton Haynes returned an Antioch (0-2) fumble 13 yards for a second period score.
LEBANON -- Newcomer Brian McNamara assisted on both Cumberland goals, but 16th-ranked Georgia Gwinnett scored twice in the final 10 minutes in a 4-2 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday, Aug. 30 at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.
Cumberland (0-2-0) led 1-0 at the half thanks to a third-minute score, with a pair of Irish lads hooking up for the score. McNamara battled for a ball near the top of the box and slid the ball through to Marty Owens, who finished for the early lead.