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Providence residents in Run/Walk to benefit MJ Help Center

Residents in the master planned community of Providence and surrounding areas are running and walking to support the Mt. Juliet Help Center by participating in the inaugural Del Webb Providence HomeRun 5K race and 1-Mile fun walk on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 8:30 a.m.


CU plays at Bethel Saturday


A shoulder injury has shelved starting quarterback Chase Burnett for the time being, but Cumberland football coach Dewayne Alexander says true freshman Christian Burnett will be a more than adequate replacement.

CU will take a 1-3 record on the road to McKenzie Saturday for a 6:30 p.m. contest with Bethel College. Live radio coverage from Wildcat Stadium begins at 6 p.m. on WANT FM-989. and around the world on the Internet at

Burnett, who hails from Acworth, Georgia, is a product of Harrison High School in Kennesaw where he passed for over 1,000-yards twice in his career. Burnett will have the advantage of taking 100 percent of the reps with the first unit all week -- as opposed to limited practice time over the past two weeks due to wet conditions.

"With us practicing inside and in parking lots, Christian didn’t get a lot of work," Alexander said, "that hasn’t been the case this week."

Burnett threw four inter-ceptions against the Patriots, but two were fourth quarter "Hail Marys" and another came off a spectacular leaping effort from a UC defensive end.

"Christian has played in big games before, state finals and semifinals in the Goergia Dome," Alexander said. "He’s a tough competitor and with a week of practice under his belt he’ll do just fine."

Cumberland is coming off a heart-breaking 14-13 home loss to No. 6-ranked Univ. of the Cumberlands. Bethel enters the contest 0-4 following last week’s 21-13 loss at Bel-haven in Jackson, MS.

The Wildcats led Belhaven in eight offensive catergories, but turned the ball over five times -- three fumbles and two INTs. Bethel’s Josh Boyd had his best rushing performance as a Wildcat with 140 yards on 28 carries.

CU fans can hang around in McKenzie after the game to attend a USA Championship Wrestling show with WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler. The Memphis legend will toss the coin during pregame ceremonies. Tickets for the show in Dishman Gymnasium are $10 per person.


CU supporter yard signs: The Alumni Office is distributing yard signs that say "Proud Supporter – Cumberland University". Interested parties must make a $10 donation to the Annual Fund. Signs may be picked up in the Alumni Office or can be mailed to those out of town patrons. More information may be found at:


On Fingerprints
It’s no wonder I’m tired. After the kids and husband have gone to bed, I can get so much more done around the house. Last night, as everyone lay peacefully sleeping, I was scrubbing fingerprints from switch plates and mirrors for what seemed like the 800th time that week. At one point during my midnight cleaning spree, I wondered how much of my life will be spent washing fingerprints from door facings or scrubbing grass stains out of baseball pants or using placemats to cover finger paint that stained the dining room table.
Gables son tried his hand in a horse opera
Dear Ken: Whatever happened to the son of Clark Gable? Did he ever make any movies?
Granville Fall Celebration features Jazz on the Cumberland

The Granville Fall Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 3 will feature Jazz on the Cumberland on the banks of the Cumberland River at Granville Veterans Park in Granville. 

This annual event of Jazz will begin at noon with the Jackson County High School Jazz Band performing. “The Big Band Sound” will perform at 12:30 p.m.., The Blues Brokers will perform at 2 p.m. and the Cumberland University Jazz Band will perform at 3:15 p.m. There will be two stages set up so each band will immediately start after the other one ends. This is one of Tennessee’s most beautiful settings for the musical event, organizers said. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own chairs.

Jacobsohns ceramic sculpture set for Heydel FAC exhibit

Adams Gallery, located in the Heydel Fine Arts Center on the campus of Cumberland University, will present an exhibit of Nan Jacobsohn’s ceramic sculpture from Sept. 29 through Oct. 29. 

A reception for the artist will be held on Monday, Oct. 12, from 5 until 7 p.m., with an informal gallery talk at 6.

Jacobsohn’s work is made from ceramics and other materials, and features a variety of subject matter. Since 1996, Jacobsohn has devoted her full-time to making art, living and working with her husband, an artist and woodcarver, in the mountains between Sparta and Monterey. When she moved there, she took her horse with her, and has been inspired by horse imagery ever since.

From a cow pasture to a jetport

Growing Lebanon Airport offers home to 105 planes   

Special to The Wilson Post

After taking his first airplane ride at age 5, Myron Lasater walked away with a fear of flying.

The notion is near laughable today to anyone who knows the 22-year veteran pilot and vice president of RediAir, the company that manages Lebanon Municipal Airport. Nobody is a bigger booster of flying through the friendly skies of the wild blue yonder.

Password with Bailiwick and One Joke



I expect this is “out of your bailiwick,” so to speak, but it’s about words so I thought I’d see if you’d look into this. I’m wondering about the history of the term password. I know passwords have been around a long time, but we need them constantly now in “The Electronic Age.” Thank you,

-Trying to Remember All My Passwords

Vote for referendum is a vote for children

Director, Wilson CountySchools

Tomorrow, Oct. 1, the citizens of Wilson County will have an opportunity to make history and shape the future of our county by casting their VOTE FOR the referendum on a wheel tax to be levied on vehicles registered in Wilson County. 

Your vote will send a message


Today we as citizens of Wilson County have a choice to make plain and simple.

Much debate, discussion and discovery has been made on the condition, the safety and the overpopulation of our current Lebanon High School. The decision to be made is simple, will we provide a safe adequate environment for our children to learn in or will we say no?

Law Enforcement panel to meet

Wilson County Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 in Conference Room 2, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

Janise Marie Adamson, 66

WATERTOWN -- Graveside funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, September 27 at the Jones Hill Cemetery for Ms. Adamson, 66, of Watertown. A former garment factory employee, she died Sept. 25, 2009 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville.

She was the daughter of the late Robert and Candie Williams Adamson and a member of the Round Lick Baptist Church. Services were conducted by the Rev. Steve Mayes.

Survivors include: sisters Margaret Adamson and Virginia Adamson -- both of Watertown and Joyce Randolp of California.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by sister Dorothy Jean McIntyre. Friends and family members served as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Hunter Fuenral Home, Watertown.







John Edward Wharton, 77

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, September 26 at the JC Hellum Funeral Home for Mr. Wharton, 77, of Lebanon. Born July 8, 1932, he died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 at his residence.

Services were conducted by Brother Robert H. McFarland. Interment followed in the Gladeville Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife, Annie K. Wharton and children Russell (Felecia) Wharton, Annette (Don) Bennett, Mechelle (Quentin) Thompson, James (Tony) and DeWayne (Irene) Martin.

Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers Grady (Mary) Wharton and Dallas Wharton; sisters Marthalyne (Jerry) Gentry, Anita Young, Barbara (Virgel) Allen; aunts Gladup Corder and Susie Ashworth; along with many other relatives and friends.

JC Hellum Funeral Home, 107 Stokes Street, was in charge of arrangements.

Clara Jean Panozzo, 61

MILLERSVILLE -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, September 27 at the Global Revival Center in Millersville for Mrs. Panozzo, 61, of the Robertson County community of Cross Plains. The daughter of the late Carl and Hazel Kelley, she died Sept. 24, 2009.

Services were conducted by Pastor Johann McGregor. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include children Rose (Danny) Vander-westhuizen, Tracy (Keith) Beadle, Angeline Panozzo, Bobby (Kate) Bruton, John Bruton, Armondo (Sarah) Panozzo and Peter (Stacey) Panozzo, Jr.

Also surviving are brothers Val (Betty) Kelley, Carl (Mary) Kelley and V.L. (Lucy) Kelley; sisters Carlene (Clyde) Hessel, Cindy (Steve) Batie, Margie (Mike) Kelley-Johnson Hearn and Dody Belcher; grandchildren Bailey Bruton, Connor Bruton, Peter Panozzo, III, Gabriel Panozzo, Caleb Panozzo, Ava Panozzo and Ethan Vanderwesthuizen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Peter Panozzo.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Robert Cecil Horne, 68

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, September 28 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Horne, 68, of Lebanon. The son of the late Robert C. and Nellie Ward Horne, he passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.

The chapel service was conducted by Brother Danny Sellars and Brother Clifford Spence. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include sons: Tony Horne, Darrell (Kathy) Brewington and Tommy Brewington; grandchildren Ashley Brewington, Whitney Horne, Zach Horne, Logan Horne and Dottie Connor; and great-grandchildren Kayde Brewington, Bailey Crowder, Delaney Crowder and Jimmy Connor.

Family and friends served as pallbearers. In addition to his parents, Mr. Horne is preceded in death by his wife Vallie Horne and brother Bennie Horne.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

Clara Smith Douglas, 79

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, September 29 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Douglas, 79, of Lebanon. A homemaker and a member of The Sanctuary United Pentecostal Church, Mrs. Douglas passed away Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the University Medical Center.

Services were conducted by Pastor Daniel Stirnemann. Burial followed at the Roselawn Cemetery in Murfreesboro.

Survivors include: Stormy (Johnny) Vaden of Hartsville, Penny Russell of Manchester, Annette (Rocky) Roach of Illinois, Tina Smith of California, Butch (Cindy) Smith of Illinois and Greg (Sue) Smith of Arkansas. Also surviving are sisters Ruby Ashford of Murfreesboro and Dean Brown of Fayetteville along with 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by husband Carroll T. Smith and granddaughter Michelle Dawn Holt.

Active pallbearers included: Butch and Greg Smith, Rocky Roach, Charles Hunt, Troy Thorne and Lee Vaden. Honorary pallbearers were the congregation of Mrs. Douglas’ church.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Sanctuary United Pentecostal Church.

Lebanon’s Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Watertown gets new businesses in time for Mile-Long Yard Sale

The Wilson Post

Watertown Mile-Long Yard Sale marks its 21 year this Saturday, and there are some new editions to the historic town Square to help celebrate the event.

There have been eight new businesses that have started in Watertown in the past six months, including two that will have their grand opening on Saturday in time to catch all of the yard sale patrons.

Jobless rate inches upward in August

From Post staff reports

Wilson County’s unemployment rate rose 0.4 percent in August to 9.5 percent, said officials with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Wilson’s July unemployment rate was 9.1 percent.

Her horse, dreams shot

The Wilson Post

Shea Blankenship, a 17-year-old senior at Wilson Central, loved to train and race her horse,

Magic, in barrel races. She took him from an untrained pony to one of the up-and-coming horses that was admired by all who watched him run.

Wheel tax hike vote set Thursday

The Wilson Post

Voters are set to go to the polls on Thursday to cast a ballot in a referendum on whether to increase the county wheel tax by $25 to fund a new Lebanon High School and to purchase property for a new Watertown High School.


An endangered / missing child alert has been issued for the state by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

A pair of sisters, 11-year old Sierra Nicole Hess and 12-year old Keara Lasha Hess have been reported missing from their home in Moorsville, NC and are believed to be traveling in the company of their adoptive father Matthew Hess.

They are reported to be traveling in a 1993 green Ford Explorer with NC license plates YTE-8014 or XTC-5272.

Matthew Hess, 40, is a white male roughly 5’10, 190 pounds. He has a tatoo of a blue devil on his upper right arm, a tatoo of a heart with a ribbon on his upper left arm and tatoo of a blue dragon on his left forearm.

Patriots slosh to win over CU


LEBANON -- No. 6-ranked University of the Cumberlands escaped with a 14-13 win over Cumberland Saturday at rain-soaked Lindsey Donnell Stadium. The Patriots improved to 4-0 on the season while Coach Dewayne Alexander’s Bulldogs fell to 1-3.

"We feel like we’ve got too good a football team to be 1-3," Alexander said. "Our guys are frustrated and disappointed. I hurt for them because I want to see our guys win. They’ve put in a tremendous amount of work -- on and off the field -- we just came up one point short."

The first half of Saturday’s game was played in a steady rainfall on what was already a very wet and sloppy field. The weather conditions improved in the second half but the field was chewed up, especially between the 20’s.

Cumberland’s defense held the top-ranked offense in the nation to just 275 total yards, including only 142 on the ground. Univ. of the Cumberlands entered the game averaging more than 500 yards of offense and more than 300 rushing per contest.

The Bulldogs were undone in the end by four interceptions from freshman quarterback Christian Burnett, who entered the contest late in the first quarter after a shoulder injury to starter Curt Bureau. Burnett tossed three of the picks in the fourth quarter, the final one on the last play of the game.

"Christian Burnett got put in a tough spot," Alexander said, "he was trying to give his receivers an opportunity to make a play. I was proud of him."

CU was also hurt by seven penalties, which all seemed to come at inopportune times. The Bulldogs also fumbled four times but lost just one.

"There’s no quit in our team or in our staff," Coach Alexander said. "We’re 0-0 in the Western Division and that starts up this Saturday. We’ve got 7 big ball games coming up.

Cumberland opens play in the Mid-South West Division Saturday, Oct. 3 at Bethel Univ. in McKenzie. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

Locals win homecoming tilts


Homecoming fans went home happy at three local high schools Friday night as Lebanon, Friendship Christian and Mt. Juliet all celebrated with shutout wins.

Lebanon (4-2) blanked Glencliff 10-0 at Nokes-Lasater Field as senior tailback Jordan Stafford rushed for 149 yards on 32 carries. Patrick Maynard connected with Phillip Vance on a 20-yard scoring pass for the game's only touchdown.

Friendship's John Markham rushed four time for 105 yards and three touchdowns Friday as the Commanders sprinted past Pickett County 52-0 at Pirtle Field. FCS improved to 6-0 with the win.

Mt. Juliet stands a perfect 5-0 on the season following a 42-0 victory over Kenwood Friday night. The Bears got a pair of TD passes from Reed Gurchiek to wideout Vaughan Cornelia and piled up 361 yards in total offense.

Cast a Wide Net/Art of Many Women on exhibit at new Square Space Gallery in Gallatin

Emerging from the recently completed street-scape renovation of historic Gallatin is Square Space Gallery, at 101 Public Square, just across from the new library and opposite the county courthouse. 

This former bank building, circa 1905, was purchased by proprietor Dawn Bunetta in the summer 2007.

"The minute I walked into this building, I was visualizing the space transforming into a place for art and networking," Bunetta said.

And the dream shall never die


In recent years, months and days, we have heard a man end many powerful speeches with the above statement. What did he refer to? What was in his heart?

I ask you today what dreams do you have? What do you want to ever remain as value to you, yours and mankind?


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