Today is Tuesday, June 2, 2015



Visitor to the land down under

Well, I enjoyed another great weekend with decent weather and very nice temperatures. Before too long, the mornings will be tolerable and from midday on way too hot. This week Anthony Gray and I did not get out to do a little...

Whispers can speak volumes

Mara and Kerry Butler never imagined they would be a family who's had to face the suicide of a loved one. But they hope that by sharing their story others will find peace in knowing they are never alone in their struggle.

County Memorial Day service welcomes Navy pilot, veterans

The crowd gathered inside the upstairs meeting room of the Wilson County Courthouse flowed into the hallways on Monday for a special Memorial Day service, sponsored by American Legion Post 15, City of Lebanon and Wilson Count...

 

'Tour of Possibilities' aims for more businesses, people to Square

All eyes were on Lebanon Public Square renovations Thursday as Realtors, developers, entrepreneurs and city officials joined together for a "Tour of Possibilities" presented by Historic Lebanon.

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Summer Reading program to kick off with musical entertainment
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MJPD to hold active shooter training

A pair of Wilson County schools will serve as the site for a full-scale active shooter training exercise on Tuesday to test how well local emergency responders and school resources can work together to handle and recover from a tragic incident.

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Wilson County Schools to offer ESL Summer Camp

Wilson County Schools will hold a free English as Second Language (ESL) Camp June 1 through 5 at Rutland Elementary School, Building A, in Mt. Juliet.

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CU SOFTBALL -- Broderick honored by NAIA
CU SOFTBALL -- Broderick honored by NAIA

2015 Scholar-Athlete recognition --
Cumberland University senior softball player Sydney Broderick was named a 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, as announced Wednesday.

Student-athletes must be a junior or senior with a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.

Broderick graduated earlier in May with a 3.68 GPA in Criminal Justice/Public Administration from

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FCS does it the hard way
FCS does it the hard way
Petty HR

Two walk-off wins in DII-A finals
MURFREESBORO -- Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders endured two gut-wrenching wins in the Division II-A softball finals to wrestle the 2015 state championship away from The King's Academy Friday afternoon at Starplex.

Courtney Petty led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk-off solo home run to lift her team to a 3-2 victory over the Lady Lions Friday morning in the first game of the finals and forced the "if necessary" game later that day.

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Lady 'Cats hang on for title
Lady 'Cats hang on for title
Claire Smith

Wilson Central 6, Dickson Co. 5
MURFREESBORO -- Wilson Central led 6-0 early and held on for a 6-5 victory over defending state champion Dickson County Friday afternoon to win the TSSAA Class AAA softball title at Starplex.

The Lady Wildcats weathered the Cougar storm to end the season 41-7-1 while Dickson County went home 43-6.

"Dickson County is such a good team," Central coach Michael Shepard said. "We knew we'd have to score some runs. They've been coming from behind all week.

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TSCA all-state teams announced
TSCA all-state teams announced

Local players, coaches recognized
Several Wilson County softball standouts and two coaches were honored earlier this week by the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association. TSCA announced all-state selections in four divisions as well as all-star game rosters and Miss Softball Awards on Wednesday.

Four locals from District 9-AAA were named to the Class AAA all-state team, including Morgan Powell, Hannah Bodenhorn and Claire Smith from state champion Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet High's Savannah Sanders.

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