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How High's the Water Mama?
How High's the Water Mama?

I was kind of hoping that we would have had a round of frost here to turn off the lawn mowing app in this area of Lebanon. We are planning to decorate the yard for Halloween, with a few tombstones and other haunted houses thingys, but to get all of the stuff out will require mowing around them.

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CU men blank Brescia 8-0
CU men blank Brescia 8-0

LEBANON -- Brian McNamara scored twice and Josh Armstrong handed out three assists, as Cumberland won for the eighth time in nine matches in an 8-0 victory over Brescia University in men's soccer action Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

The Bulldogs improved to 9-5-1 overall this season after standing just 1-4-1 just over a month ago. The squad has allowed just six goals in the last nine outings compared to 15 in the first six matches of the year.

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Carolyn "Lynn" Fuller Poole, 91

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Poole, 91, of Hermitage. An avid golfer and the widow of the late William "Eddie" Poole, she died Oct. 20, 2014 at McKendree Village.

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Helen C. "Ella" Mackey, 96

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Cincinnati, Ohio for Mrs. Mackey, 96, of Lebanon. The widow of the late George Mackey, she died Saturday Oct. 18, 2014.

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Wilburn Worley, Jr., 86

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Worley, 86, of Lebanon. A Wilson County native, retired from Lebanon Woolen Mills after 43 years, he died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at his home.

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Doris Phillips Rogers, 74

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Rogers, 74, of Lebanon. Born April 26, 1940, in Wilson County, she died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Alive Hospice - Skyline.

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Marion Willette Ulmer, 82

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Ulmer, 82, of Mt. Juliet.

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Robert Clell Williams, 89

Funeral services were held Monday morning, Oct. 20 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Williams, 89, of Lebanon. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired truck / bus driver, Mr. Williams died Oct. 17, 2014.

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I am the college footbal czar

Now that we have an ebola czar, I hereby humbly declare myself college football czar.

With all respect to NCAA's Grand Pooh-bah Bill Hancock and the 13 voters who will whittle this year's inaugural championship playoff to four teams, I declare it is grossly unfair to limit the field to four teams.

I have a novel idea of how we can decide the eight teams to battle it out for the national championship.

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PREP FOOTBALL -- Friday, Oct. 17
PREP FOOTBALL -- Friday, Oct. 17

Friendship 13, DCA 6
DONELSON -- Ninth grader Mikey Jones ran for 169 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Friendship Christian to a 13-6 victory over Donelson Christian Friday at Ken Redmond Stadium.

With the win, the Commanders improved to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the East-Middle District of Division II-A.

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Who is looking out for Lebanon?
Who is looking out for Lebanon?

West Wilson booms, city seeks recruiter
The City of Lebanon is searching for someone to take the reins of economic development and recruitment.

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said that three interviews with potential candidates have been held, but no decision has been made at present time. Currently, Craighead is filling in when he can to promote the city.

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Titans need a win in D.C.

In any sport, winning beats losing. It's why they keep score.

In the case of the Titans, what a difference a week made. Last week, they dropped a close 29-28 decision to the visiting Cleveland Browns. It was lost in the most bizarre fashion - taking a 28-3 lead only to allow the Browns to score 26 unanswered points.

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First choice

I can still smell, sometimes, even see it. The clean crisp smell of late autumn, the smell of the leaves as I gathered some kindling. The dusty smell of the one room cabin, the ashes in the old wood stove and the shallow, muddy river. I had use of the place and permission to hunt the farm for a couple weeks and I had come to kill the genetically best of the breed.

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Rising from the ashes
Rising from the ashes
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Only two prep games tonight
Only two prep games tonight

MJCA at home; FCS on the road
Wilson County's four public schools are taking tonight off with scheduled open dates -- but Division II programs Mt. Juliet Christian Academy and Friendship Christian School will be in action.

The Saints of MJCA (1-6, 0-2) will be at home this evening, taking on The King's Academy. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Suey Field.

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CU falls at No. 7 Faulkner
CU falls at No. 7 Faulkner
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CU baseball sets alumni event
CU baseball sets alumni event

LEBANON -- Cumberland University's baseball team will host its biannual Alumni Game on Homecoming weekend, Saturday, Oct. 25 -- weather permitting.

A breakfast is planned at the Benton Jennings Indoor Facility at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Alumni Game at 10 a.m.

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Carl L. Carlson, 67

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Nashville First Church of the Nazarene for community activist Carl L. Carlson, 67, of Mt. Juliet. A Vietnam Veteran and founder of the Men of Valor Prison Ministry, he died Oct. 14 2014.

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Marcia Lynn Alford, 60

Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Ms. Alford, 60, of Old Hickory.

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Darrell Compton Whitley, 74

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Whitley, 74, of Lebanon.

Retired after 33 years as a supervisor with K.O. Lester and a Mason with the Lebanon Lodge No. 98, he died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

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Allen Crawford Taylor, 90

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram for Mr. Taylor, 90, of Mt. Juliet.

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Robert Garner "Bob" Read, 80

Funeral services will be conducted 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Read, 80, of Hermitage. A veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Bell South, he died Oct. 12, 2104.

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Charles Ashley Sullivan, 91

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in the Leeville Community for Mr. Sullivan, 91.

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Harold Dean Taylor, 59

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway, for Mr. Taylor, 59, of Lebanon.

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Paula Renee Jones, 45

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 14 at the Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, for Ms. Jones, 45, of Westmoreland.

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