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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 FOOTBALL -- Dogs fall at Faulkner

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- After No. 11 Cumberland played perhaps its best half of football of the season and mounted a 16-7 lead at intermission, the unthinkable happened and No. 7 Faulkner rallied for 27 second half points to defeat the Bulldogs 34-16 Saturday, Oct. 18 at Billy D. Hilyer Stadium.

With the game seemingly under control, Cumberland lost its quarterback tandem to injury within minutes late in the second quarter.

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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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Chris Sanders to speak at FCA banquet
Chris Sanders to speak at FCA banquet

LEBANON -- Former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Chris Sanders will be the featured speaker at a Tuesday, Nov. 18 fundraising banquet to help launch the Wilson County chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Planned for 6:30 p.m. at Lebanon's Immanuel Baptist Church, the event will also introduce Tim Bryant to attendees as the new fulltime Wilson County FCA director.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL -- WHS falls in sectional
PREP VOLLEYBALL -- WHS falls in sectional

CHATTANOOGA -- Region 3-4 champion Boyd-Buchanan earned a trip to the TSSAA Class A state tournament with a 3-0 sectional win over Watertown Thursday, Oct. 16. Game scores: 25-17, 25-17 and 25-11.

The Lady Bucs enter Wednesday's state tournament with a record of 34-12.

Watertown, the Region 4-A runner-up, closed out the year 16-15.

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Early voting opens Oct. 15
Early voting opens Oct. 15

Early voting in the Federal and State General Election and Wilson County General Election began Wednesday, Oct. 15.

The three early voting locations include: the Wilson County Election Commission in Lebanon, Gladeville Community Center and Mt. Juliet Community Center. Each location will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 30.

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City may add Eastgate firehouse - eventually

LEBANON -- The next new firehouse in Lebanon may be built on South Eastgate Court, according to approvals given by Lebanon City Council at its most recent meeting, but that doesn't mean construction will begin anytime soon.

The council voted to approve, on first reading, funding for consulting architectural, engineering and design services for the proposed fire house on South Eastgate.

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Under Armour will build 24/6
Under Armour will build 24/6

City OKs round-the-clock work except Sunday
MT. JULIET -- Under Armour's coming to town, and Mt. Juliet city employees are excited.

They're so excited, in fact, that since the development site's neighbors are all industrial rather than residential, the city has issued special permits allowing the developers to work on construction 24 hours a day.

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Former FCS standout Wood honored
Former FCS standout Wood honored

Linebacker at Coast Guard Academy
NEW LONDON, CT -- Coast Guard junior linebacker Kyle Wood has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Bears 17-0 win over Curry on Saturday.

The former Friendship Christian School standout and Mt. Juliet native had six tackles and three of the team's four sacks for a loss of 21 yards as Curry was shutout in a regular season game for the first time in 14 years.

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Cayman Russell earns TSWA award
Cayman Russell earns TSWA award

Lineman blocked two PATs in CU win
LEBANON -- Cumberland University's Cayman Russell was named the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Defensive Player of the Week Tuesday after blocking a pair of extra points in a 47-46 victory at Union College, including the potential tying point-after with 2:04 remaining in the contest.

The Hendersonville native chased ballcarriers all game, finishing with seven total tackles in the victory, the fourth straight win for the Bulldogs.

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On The Road Again
On The Road Again

I hope that everyone is enjoying this wet October. This is usually the driest month of the year. I would be safe to say that the good Lord knows more than us mortals.

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TSSAA reveals 'Super 32' class
TSSAA reveals 'Super 32' class

MJ, Wilson Central & LHS all qualify
All three of Wilson County's large public high schools have landed in the TSSAA's new "Super 32" classification for the 2015 football season and beyond.

Mt. Juliet High came in as the state's 11th largest enrollment with 1,999 students as of the 20th day of the 2014-2015 school year.

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Tornado watch has been issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Middle Tennessee -- including Wilson County -- for Monday, Oct. 13.

Here's a radar link. Just click "play" to animate the map.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/tennessee/weather-radar

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Truitt Davis, 79

Funeral services for Mr. Truitt "Toby" Davis, 79, of Lebanon will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Pinion officiating.

Born in DeKalb County, Mr. Davis died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at University Medical Center.

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Friday's prep football results
Friday's prep football results

Wilson Central 48, Beech 35
SHACKLE ISLAND -- Wilson Central rallied from 14 points down to post a 48-35 win over District 9AAA rival Beech Friday.

The Wildcats rolled up more than 400 yards on the ground as Weston Rountree scored three touchdowns and Tyler Bowes added another. Bowes was a workhorse, running 23 times for 169 yards; Rountree finished with seven carries for 143.

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CU volleyball falls at UPIKE

Squad stands 1-7 in Mid-South
PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Karli Collins collected 18 digs and Michelle Evans posted a team-high nine kills, but Cumberland's volleyball team again struggled with errors, committing 46 in a 3-1 loss at the University of Pikeville Saturday.

Ashton Perez handed out 23 assists and Abby Shaw recorded eight kills and seven digs, but the Bulldogs (12-11, 1-7 Mid-South) could not overcome 24 hitting errors, 13 service errors and eight reception miscues.

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BREAKTHROUGH -- MJCA 36, Pickett Co. 0

Saints, Davis gain first win
MT. JULIET -- Quarterback Rik Vanmali threw for three first half touchdowns as Mt. Juliet Christian Academy won for the first time this season Friday, Oct. 10, posting a 36-0 victory over Pickett County at Suey Field.

The win was the first for the Saints since Oct. 25, 2013 when MJCA topped Zion Christian 34-0, and marked the first career head coaching victory for first year head coach Dan Davis.

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