To the Editor:
Vote for LHS or Not?
Whether you agreed with the outcome of last Thursday’s vote, I strongly disagree with Lebanon High School advocate Larry Hubbard that, “we had the wrong people voting for this” and his comment “God is great, life is good and people are crazy.” Would Mr. Hubbard have the same attitude if the vote had been the other way? I think not. Is this the kind of attitude we have supporting our school system, calling the voters of Wilson County “crazy” for not agreeing with his side? Mr. Hubbard poorly represents the people wanting a new LHS.
Applications open online until Dec. 31
The Scarlett Family Foundation today announced it will accept applications Sept. 15-Dec. 31 for financial aid to students from 39 Middle Tennessee counties.
The scholarships are open to high school seniors planning to study business, and current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors already studying business at any accredited, not-for-profit, four-year college or university in the United States.
MJ’s Bryant awarded $1,000 to kick-off her college savings
As “Rocky Top” plays at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 10, two long-time college football rivals, Tennessee and Georgia, will compete on the field for the usual year-long bragging rights.
But on Wednesday, the two states came together in Mt. Juliet to award $1,000 to student Lea Bryant to help her kick-kick off her college savings.
By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
A local children’s charity is holding a fund raiser at the Wilson County Fairgrounds on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Rhizokids Family Fun Day will donate all money raised will go to research for a cure/treatment for Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata, or RCDP. This is a fatal form of dwarfism that typically takes the lives of children before they turn 3.
By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
A man who was shot and killed during a party in Statesville this past weekend was buried Thursday.
The investigation is continuing in the case. Authorities are still interviewing persons regarding the shooting.
By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
The reward for information on whoever is responsible for the shooting of a young girl’s horse two weeks ago has now grown to potentially $3,000.
Chief Larry Bowman with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department said that a man, who wishes to remain anonymous, called in and offered $1,000 in addition to the amount given by Wilson County Crime Stoppers. The maximum reward given by Crime Stoppers is $1,000, but the group’s board decides exactly how much to award for information.
DEVILS FLAT ON SENIOR NIGHT
LEBANON -- Beech dominated Lebanon from the first quarter on and rolled to a 40-7 victory over the Blue Devils -- spoiling Senior Night Thursday at Nokes-Lasater Field.
Beech scored twice in the first quarter and twice in the second to mount a 27-0 lead at intermission and never looked back as the Bucs improved to 6-1 (4-0 in 9AAA) on the season. Beech never punted in the game.
Beech fullback Travis Haymer ran for 105 yards on 10 carries and a pair of touchdowns. Quarterback Jarod Neal completed 7-of-13 passing attempts for 93 yards and three touchdowns.
"Tonight was not a good night," said LHS head coach Bobby Brown, "That comes back to me. I didn't do a good job getting these guys ready. We're going to get back to work next week. We've got to play better than this."
Lebanon (4-4 / 2-3) will be idle next week.
BEARS REMAIN UNDEFEATED
MT. JULIET -- The Golden Bears improved to 7-0 on the season and 4-0 in District 9AAA Thursday with a 35-3 victory over Wilson Central.
Mt. Juliet led 14-3 at intermission, then stretched the margin out with three second half scores.
Quarterback Reed Gurchiek completed 8-of-16 passes for 95 yards, three for TDs to Vaughn Cornelia and two more to Chris Brazile.
Wilson Central (0-8 / 0-5) got its only points on a 51-yard field goal by Jackson Redditt.
The victory snapped Mt. Juliet's five-year losing streak to the Wildcats.
Tonight's scheduled high school football game between Mt. Juliet Christian Academy and Knox Webb at MJCA has been canceled due to weather concerns.
The game will not be made up.
MAASEN RUSHES FOR 211 YDS.
LEBANON -- Leading 14-0 at halftime, Friendship Christian exploded for 21 third quarter points en route to a 48-16 Region 4A victory over Watertown Thursday night at Pirtle Field.
The win vaults the Commanders to 7-1 (5-1) on the season while Watertown fell to 5-2 (4-1), halting a five-game Purple Tiger wining streak.
The Commanders started slowly as the Tigers stingy defense only allowed the FCS in the endzone twice in the first half of play.
The difference was in the defensive effort of the Commanders.
"We tackled better tonight and got some pressure on (Watertown QB Dalton) Phillips," FCS Head Coach John McNeal said.
FCS allowed Watertown only five first downs, four coming after intermission.
Commander quarterback Lee Maasen ran 16 times for 211 yards, running for two scores and passing for two more.
Tailback John Markham added two touchdowns, one on a 28 yard pass from Maasen and the other a 67-yard third quarter run. The senior rushed seven times for 82 yards.
Sophomore tailback Dekolas Reeves added two scores with runs of 12 and one yards and finished with 41 yards rushing.
Most of the offensive effort for FCS came in the second half of play as the Commanders looked a little flat early in the contest.
"We were not clicking in the first half. We made some good plays but we finally got our heads right in the third quarter," McNeal added.
Watertown QB Dalton Phillips completed 11-of-25 passes for 244 yards. Ben Smith caught two passes for 147 yards, both TDs — one going for 54 yards and the other 93.
Wilson County native San Roberts Norton, 74, passed away October 7, 2009 in Rabun Gap, GA after a battle with cancer. She was born Grace Ann Roberts in Lebanon on March 2, 1935 to William C. and Claudine Seagraves.
In 1977 she moved her family to the campus of Rabun Gap Nacoochee School where she worked and raised her children. San served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church, served with distinction as Clerk of Session of Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church more than a decade and three pastors, and served in many capacities within the denomination, and as a member of Northeast Georgia Presbytery Committee on Ministry.
A memorial service is planned Saturday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church with Rev. Don Barber officiating.
She is survived by her children David (Kitty) Norton of Cumming, GA; Steve (Susan) Norton of Conyers, GA; Leith (Mark) McDonough, Richard and Laura Vollmer — all of Rabun Gap; seven grandchildren; nephew Jon Roberts of Knoxville and sister Claudine Roberts of Franklin, NC.
Memorial donations may be made to the Macon Citizens for the Handicapped, C/O Jean Pinkston, P.O. Box 698, Franklin, NC or to the Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 333, Rabun Gap, GA. 30568
Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements.
SMYRNA -- Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Smyrna for Mrs. Schaub, 64, of Murfreesboro.
A Wilson County native and a 1962 graduate of Watertown High School, she died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at her home. Mrs. Schaub was the daughter of the late Homer and Easter Lemons Baker.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Services will be conducted by Rev. Jim Hargrove. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include: children Billy (Judy) Schaub and Marlana (Mike) Edwards — all of Murfreesboro and Maria (Thomas) Treadway of Bradyville. Also surviving are brothers Larry (Sandy) Baker of Ashville N.C. and Clifton (Frances) Baker of Lebanon along with seven grandchildren.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by husband William H. Schaub who died in 1995, brother Jimmy Baker and sister Kay Baker.
Woodfin Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangments.
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, October 9 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Willingham, 50, of Mt. Juliet.
A 1977 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and a graduate of Nashville Tech, "Jai" died Tuesday, October 6, 2009. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and was a truck driver.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel Services will be conducted by Rev. Greg Bell.
Survivors include sons Brennan and Ethan Willingham; father and best friend Jerry Willingham; sisters Jerri Lynn Frazier and Susan Ledbetter; nephews London Frazier and Bradley Ledbetter and niece Brandy Resnick.
He is preceded in death by his mother Ollie Stuart Willingham and brother Jeffrey Stuart Willingham.
Honorary pallbearers: Tom Page, Greg Bell, Phillip Crowder, Johnny Adams, Mike Gray and Mark Gray. A memorial trust fund has been established for Brennan and Ethan c/o Susan Ledbetter at Regions Bank.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, October 9 the First United Methodist Church for Mrs. Mason, 98, of Lebanon. A retired teacher (33 years) and a member of the First United Methodist Church, she died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 in the Quality Health Care Center.
Mrs. Mason will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until the service at the church. Dr. Martin Thielen and Eddie Callis will conduct the services. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: son Bill (Pam) Mason and daughter Helen Mason; grandchildren Elizabeth (Shane) Bazzell, Lindsey (Rich) Craycroft, Rob (Shanae) Mason, Julie (Jared) Watkins, Laura (Brian) Brown; great grandchildren Allison Bazzell, Zoie Mason, Belinda Mason, Jared Watkins, Hayden and Benjamin Craycroff; nephew Jim (Betty) Mason; great niece Katherine (Rob) Barnes and great great niece Claire Barnes; great nephew Andy (Tara) Mason.
She is preceded in death by parents, Rob & Carrie Simpson Roy; husband, Robert D. Mason; son, Robert Dee "Bobby" Mason Jr.
Active pallbearers: David Tomlinson, Larry Stephens, Ray Perrin, Eddie Callis, Jimmie Harper, David Harrison, Chuck Craig and Tony DeMatteo. Honorary: Virginia Newsom, J.O.Y. Sunday School Class, The Ruth Circle and Mrs. Mason’s "Bridge" friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lebanon’s First United Methodist Church or to the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
By DONOVAN STEWART, dstew4vu@yahoo
A lot of things happened in 1997, Bill Clinton was President, the world mourned the loss of Princess Diana and Mother Theresa. The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, the Bulls won the NBA title and the Florida Marlins won the World Series Hong Kong was returned to Chinese rule after 156 years of British rule, a stamp cost 32 cents and the cholesterol lowering pill Lipitor was introduced to the world.
It was also the last season that Baylor beat arch-rival Baylor. The Red Raiders finished just 3-8 in 1997 but defeated the Blue Tornado twice that season. Then McCallie rolled off 11 straight wins which in turn cost Baylor head coaches in Fred Hubbs and David Bibee their jobs.
For these two proud programs it’s all about beating your rival. The series record is close at 37-35-3, but in the last decade, the Blue Tornado has dominated as only three games in the streak had been decided by less than 10 points.
In fact McCallie had outscored Baylor 348-129 during the streak, but that all changed for Baylor last Friday night, as the Red Raiders snapped the streak winning 24-10.
Baylor took an 8-3 lead on a Jacob Huesman touchdown run and upped the lead to 14-3 after Sam Williams scored from 17 yards to give the Red Raiders a 14-3 halftime lead.
Williams, coming back off a hamstring injury, had his second 100-yard game of the season as he rushed for 118 yards and QB Huesman was a duel threat as he ran for 84 yards and passed for 75 yards in the win.
When we think of the word “too,” it brings up a couple of thoughts. Clear your mind and follow what I am saying to you.
Standing in a line gives me time to study people. You have been there, don’t deny it! So, let me try and find some women, maybe some of my readers, looking good. Were you there?
Did you ever start doing “one little thing” that led to another little thing and then another until you have taken on a BIG project? I guess it’s sort of like getting hooked on drugs or something. It’s hard to shake.
I can blame this on the wonderful weather we had this summer. Here in my woods it was so pleasant early in the day. The sun doesn’t top the rise and the trees to the east (the back) of my house until 9 or 10 o’clock and it was unbelievable for mid summer. I thought how nice it would be to have a spot to sit and have my breakfast.
Three new Civil War Trail markers go up in Lebanon
By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
Lebanon’s Jack Cato, a son of the South, can spurt Civil War history with every breath.
He is not alone in his passion of pursuing tales about the War Between the States.
In Woodstock, Md., Larry K. Fryer, a son of the North, is researching and writing a book about the 1861-1865 conflict that tore a nation apart.
By ANNE DONNELL
By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.
We were experimenting with different tomatoes in the garden this year. I’ve tried to plant them in alphabetical order so that I can keep up with the three or four varieties we have, trying to see which one does the best.
One of my plants did not make the first growth spurt and cold snap so my wife got a holy land variety to plant in its place. She thought with a name like that the plant might be more resistant to the usual midsummer drought.
To the Editor:
Commissioners, are you listening?
I read in last Friday's paper that the proponents of the proposed wheel tax increase felt that the taxpayers didn't understand the issue. Excuse me? I think the voters well understood the issue and sent a clear message.
To the Editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Wilson County Trustee Jim Major on the job he has done for the past three years he has been in office. He has made Wilson County more than a million dollars in extra revenue by bidding out the county’s checking account and by being aggressive with the certificates of deposit. This was never done before. The extra $100 in tax relief that he got for the elderly will be greatly appreciated by those who qualify. He is certainly to be commended.