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Council, 3-2, vetoes changes to insurance

Lebanon City Council has voted down changes in the city's insurance plan that would have reduced coverage for city retirees, but now the city will have to hurry to retain any coverage at all for its retirees, according to Mayor Philip Craighead.

UPDATE -- Butch Wilmore in space

UPDATE -- Butch Wilmore in space
Butch Wilmore

Mt. Juliet native and NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore installed last week the first 3-D Printer in outer space.

Wilmore is the Commander of the International Space Station and will be "on mission" until the spring of 2015.

CedarStone's McDonald joins Hermitage Board

CedarStone's McDonald joins Hermitage Board

After 125 years, the Ladies' Hermitage Association is getting a new name, a new focus on President Andrew Jackson and a national board of trustees that includes a familiar face from Wilson County's business community, CedarStone Bank President Bob McDonald.

Volunteer Stars Awards looking for nominees

LEBANON -- A local selection committee met Thursday, Nov. 20 to review applicants for the seventh Tennessee Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards.

General Sports

Wood will sign with Naval Academy

Wood will sign with Naval Academy
Andrew Wood

Friendship's all-state lineman --
Citing a childhood desire to become a pilot, Friendship Christian's Andrew Wood has verbally committed to continue his education and football career at the U.S. Naval Academy.

The 6-5, 310 lb. Mr. Football finalist will sign a National Letter in Intent with the Midshipmen in February.

CU's Chelsey Hall earns MSC honor

CU's Chelsey Hall earns MSC honor
Chelsey Hall

Women's Player of the Week --
LEBANON -- Cumberland University junior guard Chelsey Hall is the Mid-South Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday. The weekly award is the first of the season for Hall -- a transfer from UT-Martin.

SOCCER -- CU blanks Rio Grande 5-0

SOCCER -- CU blanks Rio Grande 5-0
Emily Shires

Bulldogs headed back to Orange Beach --
LEBANON -- Freshman Emily Shires scored twice and assisted on another goal as 11th-ranked Cumberland rolled to a 5-0 victory over the University of Rio Grande in the NAIA Championship Women's Soccer Opening Round Saturday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

The Bulldogs (16-3-1) advance to the NAIA Championships final site in Orange Beach, Ala., for the third consecutive year and will take either Concordia [CA] University or Bellevue University Tuesday, December 2 at 4 p.m. Central Time.

Wildcats sweep Wilson County Duals

Thursday at Wilson Central High
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central swept two matches Thursday in the annual Wilson County Duals, defeating Lebanon 65-14 and Mt. Juliet 68-7.

The match with LHS was wrestled in front of the WCHS student body with over 1,400 in the main gymnasium.

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