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The National Day of Prayer will be observed in Wilson County on Thursday, May 6, in front of the Wilson County Courthouse in Lebanon, from noon to 1 p.m.
Wilson County Mayor Robert Dedman, and Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead will begin the observance with words of welcome. Special music and prayers will be offered by local artists and area pastors.
For more information about this event, visit www.WilsonCountyPastors.com. The official website of The National Day Of Prayer is www.NationalDayOfPrayer.org.
By BEN DUDLEY, The Wilson Post
LEBANON -- It was standing room only at Tuesday night’s Lebanon City Council meeting, the first meeting since Greg Thompson Jr., 22, was shot and killed by a Lebanon police officer on Carthage Highway early Wednesday morning, April 28.
The “communication from citizens” section of the meeting took over an hour as several citizens, including Thompson’s mother and other family members, attorney Jack Lowery, and rapper Jason “Haystak” Winfree, spoke on the matter.
“Why did no one from the city or the police department tell me my son was dead,” said Kay Thompson, the victim’s mother. “I had to hear it on the TV news.”
By TOMMY BRYAN
Cumberland University’s softball program has stepped up to the plate and will allow Watertown High to host its regular season finale on campus Thursday afternoon.
“We were in a bad way,” said WHS softball coach Brandy Baird, “but Coach (Heather) Stanfill at Cumberland was great to work with. She and her coaches and players will be getting their field prepped for us. It will mean a lot to our girls. Cumberland really stepped up.”
Senior Day activies are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m., followed immediately by the Watertown - Trousdale County regular season finale.
By playing Thursday at Cumberland, damaged Three Forks Park will get an extra day of work in anticipation of hosting the District 8A tournament next week.
“We’re getting some dirt from Carroll-Oakland, volunteers are coming in to re-install our fences, everything is coming together in a hurry,” Baird said. “I can’t say enough about the efforts of our students, coaches, parents and townspeople of Watertown. They have been great.”
Next week -- No. 1 seed and regular season champ Friendship Christian will play either Red Boiling Springs or Trousdale County in Monday’s tournament opener.
Watertown will take on Gordonsville in the second game
The following is an e-mail blast sent from the Lebanon / Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Thanks for your prompt response to the needs of the flood victims. Words can not express the appreciation for the community volunteers, Mayor Craighead, the City of Lebanon Police and Fire Department and the Wilson County Sheriff's department. Thank you!!!
As the businesses continue the clean-up, different items are needed for the businesses. If anyone has office furniture, filing cabinets or office supplies, please contact the Chamber office at 615-444-5503.
CU SHORTSTOP RECOGNIZED
LEBANON -- Cumberland senior Sam Kikla was named the TranSouth Player of the Week Tuesday after posting a .692 batting average (9-for-13) in four games and helping the second-ranked Bulldogs run their current winning streak to 14 games. It also marks the 13th TSAC Player or Pitcher of the Week honor by a Bulldog this season.
Kikla scored nine runs, had RBIs and hit four home runs in the four contests, as Cumberland swept a doubleheader on Wednesday against Milligan College and a twinbill on Friday versus Lyon College.
The Malabar, Fla., native added one double and one triple, walked twice and was hit three times while compiling a 1.846 slugging percentage. Kikla hit a pair of two-run homers in the first game of a doubleheader against Milligan College and had a game-tying triple in the bottom of the seventh in the second contest against the Buffaloes.
He then hit a solo homer in the 12th inning, tying the contest at four, a game the Bulldogs won later in the 12th.
He singled twice and scored two runs in Friday’s opener against Lyon College and reached base and scored four straight times in the second game, including a two-run homer in the fifth.
Kikla is now batting .391 with 10 doubles, 13 home runs, 56 RBIs, 70 runs scored and 32 walks and has been hit 14 times this season.
Cumberland finishes the regular season Thursday and Friday at Mid-Continent (Mayfield, Ky.) and begins the TranSouth Championships next Monday at Brooks Stadium in Paducah, Ky.
LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Alfred N. Carman Sr., were held 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Lebanon, with Dr. Larry Locke officiating.
Interment will follow at the Hartsville Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Carman, age 80 of Lebanon, passed away Friday, Apr. 30, 2010, at the Quality Care Nursing Home in Lebanon.
Born October 8, 1929, in Trousdale County, he was the son of the late Lillard Thompson Carman and Maude Frances Armstrong Carman. Mr. Carman served in the United States Navy and was a member of the College Hills Church of Christ where he served as a deacon.
A Lebanon businessman, he founded Al’s Foodland in 1968. He was a former president of the American Beefalo Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George & Billy Carman.
Survived by wife of nearly 60 years Dora Nunley Carman; children Merilyn (Ken) Couch of Knoxville; Alfred N. (Pat) Carman Jr. of Nashville; and Robin Lynn Edwards of Lebanon; brother James (Joyce) Carman of Hartsville.
Also surviving are grandchildren Kelley (Greg) Sohn, Jennifer (Bryant) Powell, Kasey Couch, Jonathan (Lila) Carman, Jeffrey (Kellye) Carman, Kim (Zach) Watson, Kristen (Branson) Stevens, and Merilyn (Daniel) Ater; great grandchildren Krystal Robbins, Lilly Carman, Mamie Carman, Hollis Watson, Bailee Powell, Montana Powell, Ryker Ater and Rafe Ater.
Pallbearers: Bryant Powell, Greg Sohn, Daniel Ater, Jonathan Carman, Jeffrey Carman and David Mayberry.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Bobby E. Todd are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, May 3 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Lebanon, with Carl Jones, Pastor John Hunn, and Pastor Gordon Lee officiating.
Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 11 AM Monday at Ligon & Bobo.
Mr. Todd, age 79 of Lebanon passed away Apr. 30, 2010, at his home.
Born January 10, 1931, in Luray, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Leo Othello Todd and Virginia Bessinger Todd Meid. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and later served in the National Guard.
He received his E.D.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and taught at Castle Heights Military Academy from 1952-1977, and at the Tennessee Preparatory School from 1977 until he retired in 1995.
He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Todd and brothers, Dr. Carl Todd, Maj. Leo Todd and Joe Frank Todd.
Survived by his wife of nearly 45 years, Sabra Woodall Todd; son Bobby E. (Jennifer) Todd II and grandsons Nathan Keaton Todd and Jadon Elias Todd -- all of Murfreesboro; and step brothers, Ed and Charles Meid of Tampa, Fla.
Honorary pallbearers: Col. George Suddarth, Col. Gene Hale, Leon Vantrease, JohnGreer
Charlie Bissinger, Bill Adams, Annette Spitzer, Katherine Fletcher, JoAnne Cotton, Joe Nave, Paul Barnard, Ken Head, Joe Atkisson, Betty Dickerson, John Bunnell, Gerald Williams, Paul Holsen,Orlando Segarra, Jerry Ream, Clay Wood, Mary Ann Bay, Claudia Burton and Betty Spitzer.
Active pallbearers: Greg Hemontolor, Lee Wood, Al Ashworth, Walter Todd, Jim Goodall, Ernest Cotton Jr., Scott Winslow and Ron Joines.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon in charge of arrangements.
The following is an e-mail blast sent from the Lebanon / Wilson County Chamber of Commerce early Monday afternoon.
"Thanks for your prompt response to the need for boxes and containers, that need has been fulfilled! We had several businesses and individuals that brought boxes. Thank you!
However, several businesses in the downtown area will be unable to continue day to day operations for approximately two weeks. If anyone has office space available for businesses to house their business, please contact the Chamber office at 615-444-5503.
LSSD SCHOOLS OPEN -- Cleanup efforts are underway on Lebanon's downtown after Sinking Creek spilled out of its banks twice over the weekend, flooding the Public Square and spilling into several businesses.
Lebanon proper received a little over 10 inches of rain from Saturday morning until Sunday evening.
The Paper Mill, A Plus Print Design, Classic Travel, Seat Studio, Markhams Shoes and the law offices of B.F. "Jack" Lowery, Hugh Green and Frank Lannom & Associates sustained water damage. Lowery's offices had several inches of water invade on Sunday.
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