Only four days remain for early voting in the County General/Federal & State Primary Aug. 7 election, and results so far show some interesting turnout numbers for certain races.
MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet City Commission renewed City Manager Kenny Martin’s contract Monday night and authorized him to facilitate construction of a new sidewalk that will make it safer for students to walk to and from Mt. Juliet High School on Golden Bear Gateway.
Tennessee’s 9th annual Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, Aug. 1, and end at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3.
A man shot multiple times Monday night is already out of the hospital as an investigation into the incident continues.
There was not a whole lot to be found this past Saturday morning as Anthony Gray and I went through the Cedars of Lebanon State Park on our usual bird foray.
Elvin was confused. No, Elvin was scared. No, to be totally honest, Elvin was terrified.
The bear, later estimated to be between 9.5 and 10-feet tall and weighing about 1,000-pounds was neither of the three. He was hungry.
The consensus among national media that cover the NFL is gloomy when it comes to the Titans.
Another losing season, they say. They forecast another season without making the playoffs. No surprise. The Titans haven’t gone there since 2008.
A celebration of life will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Wise, 66, of Mt. Juliet. A retired Registered Nurse, including 27 years at Summit Medical Center, and the wife of Allan Wise, she died July 27, 2014.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, August 1 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Maj. Devendorf, 85, of Hermitage. Retired from the US Air Force with 20 years of service and also retired from the Federal Aviation Administration, he died July 25, 2014.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Sis. Grisham, 82, of Lebanon. A Smith County native and an Emmanuel Church of Christ minister, she died Monday, July 28, 2014, at University Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Allmon, 75, of Hermitage. Retired after 32 years at Ford Glass, he died July 28, 2014.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Sullins, 87, of Mt. Juliet. A member of Silver Springs Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, he died July 26, 2014.
A memorial service was held Monday evening, July 28 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Lemmonds, 62, of Hermitage.
A member of Victory Baptist Church and a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, he died July 25, 2014.
Funeral services were held Monday evening, July 28 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Davis, 65, of Lebanon. The wife of Donald Davis, she died July 26, 2014.
Private graveside services were held Saturday, July 26 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery for Mr. Rogers, 88, of Lebanon.
Private funeral services were planned for Mr. Binkley, 56, of Lebanon. He died July 26, 2014.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 20 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Ms. Seay, 67, of Lebanon.
She died July 17, 2014 at Summit Medical Center.
FORMER FCS PITCHING STANDOUT
The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday afternoon, July 24 that they have traded designated hitter Kendrys Morales to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Stephen Pryor.
Competition opens July 28 in Texas
Lebanon swimmer Julia Jane Eskew has been selected for the 2014 Zone Championship Team to be held in San Antonio, Texas July 28 through August 3.
Kenzie Roark will coach pitchers
Spartanburg, S.C. -- Former Mt. Juliet High all-stater and Virginia Tech record setter Kenzie Roark has been hired as the pitching coach for the University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans.
Born in Nashville, Roark grew up in Mt. Juliet. She graduated from Mt. Juliet High and helped lead the Lady Bears to two state runner-up finishes.
NEXT UP, "O" ZONE WORLD SERIES
SWEETWATER -- Powered by 12 hits and three homers, the Lebanon Americans rolled to a 13-0 win over their rival Lebanon Americans in Tuesday’s championship game of the 12U Dixie “O” Zone State Tournament at the Sweetwater Recreation Complex.
The all-Lebanon final came on the heels of Sunday’s 1-0 win by the Lebanon Lions over Putnam County in the championship game of the 15U Babe Ruth State Tournament -- giving the Baird Park Complex two state crowns.