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Grand jury mulling case of Mt. Juliet cop Cosby

By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET — An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation concerning a Mt. Juliet Police Department officer who allegedly choked a man during a traffic stop has been completed and evidence presented to the grand jury, officials confirmed this week.

District Attorney Tommy Thompson confirmed Tuesday that he presented the case to the grand jury on Aug. 26, but that he could not comment specifically on the case since if an indictment is handed down by the grand jury it would be sealed.

In April, MJPD Cpl. William J. Cosby stopped James Lawrence Anders Jr., 26, of Lebanon, and used a "vascular restraint" maneuver after he suspected Anders of swallowing marijuana. Anders blacked out as a result of the maneuver, and the entire episode was videotaped by Cosby’s patrol car dashboard camera.

Anders’ attorney Gary Vandever said at the time Wilson County Judge Barry Tatum dropped all charges against Anders resulting from the traffic stop, and the case went to the TBI to be investigated.

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CU volleyball wins opener

CHATTANOOGA -- Cumberland University’s volleyball team opened the 2008 season in style Monday afternoon with a lopsided 3-0 victory at Tennessee Temple.

CU won the first game 25-4; the second 25-5 and the third by a score of 25-11.

Middle hitter Katie Ball, a 2007 first team all-conference selection, had seven kills while Joni Simpson and Tracy Smallwood chipped in with four each.

Sophomore setter Taylor Denny contributed 17 assists.

Cumberland returns to action this afternoon for a match with Crichton College in Jackson.

Friday, CU travels to Mayfield, KY for a 2 p.m. match with Mid-Continent University.

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LHS X-country places 5th

LAFAYETTE -- Lebanon High’s cross-country team turned in a pair of solid performances Saturday in the Macon County Invitational.

Lebanon’s boys finished fifth out of 15 teams with 166 points.

Derek Decker posted a time of 18:48 and finished tenth. Weston White ran a 19:32, good enough for 27th place. Justin Sandefur ran a 20:05; Taylor Sturm ran a 20:36; Daniel Zajac finished in 20:39 and Gage Weldy clocked a 20:56.

Lebanon’s girls finished eighth in a ten-team field with 202 points.

Ali Trull paced the LHS girls with a time of 23:17, good enough for 13th place overall. Megan Washburn ran a 19:23 for 55th place while Katherine Hopper clocked 29:31 for 56th. Page Brown ran a 30:21; Brianna Price finished in 33:18; Taylor Carrick ran a 33:18 and Kachina Yahola ran a 34:26.

LHS will run in the Columbia Invitational at the Rippavilla Plantation Saturday, Sept. 6.

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Lady 'Dogs plan Casino Night

LEBANON -- The Cumberland University women’s basketball team will transform Phillips Dining Hall into a Vegas-style casino – complete with food, games and an auction – for a unique and fun fundraising event Saturday, Sept. 27.

‘Casino Night’ will help raise funds for the team’s December trip to the Las Vegas Shoot-Out, an eight-team tournament to be held at Las Vegas’ Desert Oasis High School, Dec. 28-30.

In addition to the Lady Bulldogs, teams participating in the tournament include 2008 National Champions Vanguard University, California Baptist, Madonna University, Cal-Maritime Academy, University of Great Falls, Mount Mary College and Bethany College.

"It’s going to be a really fun event," CU coach Clint Mason said. "We hope to see everyone come out, have a good time and support the Lady Bulldogs in the process. The Las Vegas Shoot-Out represents a great opportunity for these young women to go out west and represent Cumberland and to compete against some high-caliber opponents."

At the end of the event, guests will turn in any raffle tickets won via the casino-style games for prize drawings.

The grand prize is trip for two to Las Vegas with the Lady Bulldogs – the grand prize includes airline tickets and six-nights lodging at The Westin Casuarina Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa.

Tickets for Casino Night are $100 per couple. To purchase tickets for Casino Night or to contribute auction items, contact Coach Mason at (615) 547-1319 or (615) 389-1397.

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DeKalb Co. 31, Watertown 14

WATERTOWN – DeKalb County’s offense finally came to life and helped the Class 3A Tigers rally for a 31-14 victory over Watertown Friday night at Robinson Stadium.

Watertown (1-1) led 14-10 heading into the fourth quarter when DeKalb County erupted for three unanswered touchdowns and took command of the game.

DeKalb County improved to 2-0 on the season and saw quarterback Hunter Poteet complete 12-of-21 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns.

Poteet also ran 22 times for 63 yards and scored once.

Watertown’s Dalton Phillips completed 9-of-15 attempts for 71 yards.

Ethan Patterson rushed five times for 36 yards, including an 11 yard touchdown.

Blaze Eaton ran 11 times for 56 yards and had the play of the game defensively as he intercepted a Poteet pass and returned it 61 yards for a score midway through the first quarter.

The Purple Tigers will be back in action Friday, Sept. 5 as they open up Region 4, 1A action with a road trip to Hartsville to take on Trousdale County High School.

PHOTO -- DeKalb County quarterback Hunter Poteete (10) vaults over the goal line despite the efforts of Purple Tiger defender Cody Christian during Friday night’s 31-14 loss at Robinson Stadium. The Purple Tigers take a record of 1-1 to Hartsville Sept. 5 for a regional contest against Trousdale County High School.

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Gallatin rallies past LHS

By TOMMY BRYAN

In a game that had more twists and turns than a dime store mystery novel, Gallatin came from roaring from behind to defeat Lebanon 33-30 Friday night at Nokes-Lasater Field.

The Blue Devils piled up a hefty 17-0 cushion at intermission, only to see Gallatin score on every second half possession.

"We came out in the second half and didn’t play our responsibility," said LHS coach Bobby Brown, "we had some people doing their own thing.

"We had ‘em fourth and 17 late in the fourth quarter, but if you don’t play your responsibility, you don’t win games."

Lebanon got the crowd on their feet on the second play from scrimmage as Matthew Maynard fired a pass in the left flat to wideout Robert Crudup – who shook a tackle and sprinted 56 yards for a touchdown.

The Blue Devils got the ball back near midfield as Matthew Maynard recovered a Green Wave fumble.

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FCS thumps Ezell Harding

By JOHN B. BRYAN

LEBANON -- The first two offensive plays of the 2008 season resulted in touchdowns for Friendship Christian as the Commanders overwhelmed visting Ezell Harding 56-20 Friday night at Pirtle Field.

Junior tailback John Markham started the scoring action on his first touch of the year and went 46 yards off tackle to score as sophomore place kicker Will Crockett added the point after for an early 7-0 lead.

The Eagles couldn’t get much going on their next offensive possession and FCS took over on the Ezell Harding’s 28 yard line following a Payton Alsup 30 yard punt return.

From there junior quarterback Lee Maasen hit a wide open Charlie Tumbleston in the end zone for a 28 yard scoring catch. Crockett added the extra point and FCS led 14-0 with less than three minutes gone in the first quarter.

"We did some things right early, but we made some horrible mistakes as the game went on," said FCS coach John McNeal.

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Central 39, Mt. Juliet 27

By ZACK OWENSBY

GLADEVILLE — Big plays were easier to come by than parking Friday night when the Mt. Juliet Golden Bears visited Wilson Central for the Wildcats’ 2008 season opener.

But no play was bigger than the game-sealing interception by Central’s Kelton Stewart with 57 seconds left, capping his tremendous play with a 45-yard return and a dive into the end zone from three yards out, tallying the final score of 39-27.

Flags flew for an unsportsmanlike penalty, but hardly a Wildcat cared.

Roger Perry’s Golden Bears had clawed back from a 17-0 deficit early in the second quarter to hold a slim lead of 27-24 with a minute-and-a-half to play.

Central quarterback Stewart fumbled the exchange with tailback Alex Raines, and MJ recovered with a little over six minutes left to play and the lead.

When Central got the ball back, the Bears’ defense stood firm and forced the ‘Cats to punt with less than three minutes to play, down by three.

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Thomas Eugene Rittenberry, 72

LEBANON – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, August 28 at the Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, for Mr. Rittenberry, of Carthage. Mr. Rittenberry passed away August 26, 2008.

Services were conducted by Brother Danny Sellars with interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: children Patricia Harris of Carthage, Nancy L. Bennett and Steve W. Corley; step-children Kim Caldwell, Gerald Chastain and Fred Chastain.

Also surviving are siblings: Terry (Nancy) Rittenberry of Carthage; Tammy Roberts and Maria Burlinson — both of Lebanon, Judy Mahoney of Oregon and Peggy Barman of Oklahoma; grandchildren Patricia Linder, Misty Shadix, Jerry Bennett Jr. and Brandon Reynolds; step-grandson Dustin Phillips; great-grandchildren Daniel Shadix, Johnathon Binkley, Michael Binkley, Tristain Shadix and Jacob Linder.

Mr. Rittenberry is preceded in death by parents Thomas Eugene and Mary Lee Whitehead Rittenberry Sr., and the mother of his children Frances Johnson.

Pallbearers included: Carl Tatum, Joe Colliet, Jason Copeland, Jerry Bennett, Brandon E. Reynolds and Steve Wayne Corley.

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

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James Wilson Gann, 70

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 30 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Gann, of Middleburg, Florida.

A longtime public school educator and a decorated veteran of the US Navy, Mr. Gann passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2008. He was born February 26, 1938 in Smith County the son of Lenora Penrod Gann and the late James H. Gann.

Visitation is Friday between the hours of 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until the funeral at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Services will be conducted by Brother Larry Vanhook with burial at the Wilson County Memorial Park.

Survivors include: his mother Lenora Penrod Gann; his loving wife Jean Winfree Gann; daughters Alicia (Timothy) Odell and Angela McNutt; step-daughter LeAnne (Randal) Hudson; sons Jim (Melissa) Gann and Thomas (Kassia) Gann; step-son Eric (Colleen) Rollins.

Also surviving are grandchildren Tobey Barrett, Chase Hudson, Hunter Hudson, Kali McNutt, Scott Gann, Lindsey McNutt, Kaitlyn Rollins, Cory Gann and Emily Rollins; sister Annette (Glenn) Whitefield and brothers Jerry (Nancy) Gann and Barney (Holly) Gann.

He is preceded in death by father, James H. Gann. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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School board stands firm

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Board of Education decided it had "a moral obligation" to send the school budget back to the county Education and Finance committees unchanged at their reconvened meeting on Monday night.

And when the Wilson County Commission heard about the decision, members were equally clear they would not be willing to raise taxes to fund the school budget.

Director of Schools Mike Davis pointed out that the last time the commission raised taxes was in 2001 to open Wilson Central High School.

Since that time the school enrollment in the county school system has increased by 3,076 students. Needless to say, Davis explained that increased enrollment means increased costs.

He also talked about the newest school in the county, the 500,000 square foot Mt. Juliet High School. "We have to clean, heat, cool, maintain and insure that building," he said.

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What Is It Going To Take?

So we were having dinner with friends when the topic came up about a mutual acquaintance whose daughter had given her kidney to her new husband. We all spoke at once about what a kind and loving gesture this was and how amazing that her husband was doing so well now.    

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Frances Ann Bryan Hoffman, 77

LEBANON -- A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Friday, August 29 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Hoffman of Lebanon.

Affectionately known by her family as "DeeDee" or "Ganny", Mrs. Hoffman died August 26, 2008 following an extended illness. Born March 31, 1931, she spent her blessed years on this earth giving of herself in boundless measures.

The family will receive friends Friday from 4 p.m. until the service. Brother David Freeman will officiate the memorial.

Survivors include: Melissa Prowell, Shelly Coluccio, Shane (Peggy) Hoffman, Tammy Baker and Angie (Brad) Batts.

Also surviving are grandchildren Luke and Clifton Sepulveda, Dex Snider and A.J. Snider, Joshua and Chad Hoffman, Christina Coluccio, Austin, Brent and Zachary Baker and Trevis and Preston Batts; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Madalyn Hoffman; sisters, Mary Hightower and Dora Palmer; as well as an abundance of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by parents Eddie and Mattie Bryan; father of her children Laurel E. "Bud" Hoffman; grandson Daniel Anthony "Bubba" Coluccio; son-in-law Michael Ralph "Mike" Baker; and nine brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, The Ronald McDonald House or the organization of your choice. Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Ethelyn Mabel Ryerson, 80

LEBANON – A memorial service was held Monday evening, August 25 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ryerson, 80, of Lebanon. She died Friday Aug. 22, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Della Vecchia Funeral Home in Southington, Conn. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in New Britain, Conn.

Mrs. Ryerson was a member of Lebanon’s College Hills Church of and president of the Cedar Seniors in Lebanon. She was a member of the Southington Arts & Crafts, Apple Valley Quilters and Southington Garden Club in Connecticut.

Survivors include: husband Alvah William Ryerson; children Stanley (Cheryl) Wiecek, David (Margaret) Wiecek, John (Martine) Wiecek, Diane (George) Meyer and Carol (Harold) Ludlow; step-sons John (Charlotte) Ryerson and Thomas Ryerson.

Also surviving is brother Harold (Katherine) Nelson; sister Janet (George) Bennett; grandchildren Thomas Ludlow, James (Sue) Ludlow, Andrew Ludlow, Robert Ludlow, Eric (Kim) Meyer, KaytLynn Wiecek, David Wiecek and Adam Wiecek; great grandchildren Thomas Ludlow Jr., Samantha Ludlow, Mason James Ludlow, Joshua Patrick Ludlow and Jenna Mae Meyer.

She is preceded in death by parents George and Mabel Nelson; husband Stanley S. Wiecek; daughter Rose Wiecek; brothers George Nelson and Richard Nelson and sister Doris Whitfield.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

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Eloise Harris Robertson, 59

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, August 25 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Robertson, 59, of Lebanon.

A beloved educator with over 35 years of service at Watertown High and Watertown Elementary Schools, Mrs. Robertson passed away Aug. 23, 2008 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center following an extended illness.

Longtime sponsor of the Watertown High yearbook, Mrs. Robertson was a member of the Shop Springs Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Watertown High School and earned both her B.S. and Masters Degrees from Middle Tennessee State University.

Services were conducted by Rev. Carl Price, Rev. Brad Brandon and Rev. Sam Parks. Burial was the Jones Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: son Andy Robertson of Gordonsville, granddaughter Lauren Robertson of Watertown, sister Mary (Jerry) Pritchett of Watertown and brother Doug Harris of Norene.

Also surviving are friends and caregivers Lisa and John Hutchinson of Watertown and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband William Terry Robertson; parents Edgar F. and Callie Mae Harris and brother Eddie Harris.

Pallbearers included: Terry Pritchett, Tony Pritchett, Seth Pritchett, Bobby Harris, Mike Harris and John Harris.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Charles Elmo Kuykendall, 82

LEBANON — Graveside services for Mr. Kuykendall, 82, of Lebanon were held Monday afternoon, August 25 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Kuykendall passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro where he had lived for five years.

Born May 27, 1926, in Algood, he was the son of the late Charles Thurman and Sally Florence Bilbrey Kuykendall. He was a 1949 graduate of Tennessee Tech with a degree in accounting and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre.

He was a member of the Algood Church of Christ, the American Legion Post No. 15 in Lebanon, and was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. Mr. Kuykendall made his home in Algood before becoming disabled and had lived in Lebanon for the past 35 years.

Services were conducted by Brother Frank Batson.

Survivors include: brother, Frank (Bobbie) Kuykendall of Donelson; nephew Ronald Kuykendall of Petaluma, CA; nieces Joan Kuykendall Hurt of Hermitage; Beth Kuykendall Leary of Brentwood and Kathy Peery Gunn of Millbrook, AL.

Also surviving are 10 great nieces and nephews; aunt D. M. Kuykendall of Cookeville; and several cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Peery.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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James Clifford Jackson, 79

LEBANON – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, August 26 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Jackson, 79, of Lebanon.

Known as "J.C." to his friends and family, the US Navy veteran died Aug. 23, 2008 at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The son of the late Samuel Russell and Clara Mae Jackson, Mr. Jackson was a member of College Grove Church of Christ, a retired truck driver with Roadway, a member of the Al Menah Shrine Temple, member of the American Legion in Donelson Post No. 88, and a 32nd degree Mason.

A Masonic service was held Monday evening at the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. Larry Locke with interment in the Hollis Wright Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife Anna Griffin Jackson of Lebanon; daughter Debbie Moore of Hermitage; step-daughter Polly (Ben) Cook, step-son Spook (Cindy) Spickard, step-daughter Mary Lou Jennings; brother Ralph (Dorothy) Jackson of Murfreesboro; sisters Joyce (Arlis) Anderson and Jean (Jim) Haines; grandchildren Rob Spickard, Eli Spickard, Stroud Cook and Sully Cook.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Jackson is preceded in death by sister Provie Sexton; uncle and aunt Ernest and Alli Bell Jackson. Friends served as pallbearers.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Martha Mires, 68

MT. JULIET – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 27 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Mires, 68, of Mt. Juliet.

Known as "Poodle-Doo" to her family and friends, Mrs. Mires passed away August 25, 2008.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Services will be conducted by Brother Darrell Duncan. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: her husband of 50 years Jerry Mires; and children Buddy (Tina) Mires and Pam (Wesley) Neely. Also surviving are brothers-in-law Monty (Kellie) Mires and Eddie Mires; nephews John and Chad Mires; niece Shane Lofton; grandchildren Brooke, Rob and Jenna Neely, Jenny (John) Lamb, and B. J. and Harley Mires.

Mrs. Mires was preceded in death by parents, Robert & Virginia Benson.

Active pallbearers will include: John Mires, Chad Mires, Monty Mires, Eddie Mires, John Lamb, Rob Neely, B. J. Mires and Josh Sloan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center Chapel Church of Christ, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, 37122.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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Charlie Corder, 81

LEBANON — Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 27 at the JC Hellum Funeral Chapel for Mr. Corder, 81, of Lebanon. He died Aug. 23, 2008 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center.

Family visitation is set for 1 p.m. Services will be conducted by Elder Brewer Hall, Jr., with burial at the Corder Family Cemetery.

Survivors include wife Emma L. Corder; daughters Teresa (Vincent) Joyner of Lebanon, Linda and Faye Corder — both of Nashville; sons Charles Thomas Corder of Nashville and Tony Stewart of Lebanon.

Also surviving are step-daughters Patricia (Will) Rutland and Barbara League— both of Lebanon, Kathy (Ben) Gardenhire of Sparta and Milinda League, Smithville; brother Buford Corder, Lebanon, sisters-in-law Emilie Corder, Christine Corder, Notie Rutland, Dorothy Rutland, Frances Gaines and Helen Abston; brothers-in-law Priest Rutland, Porter Rutland and Lee Ray Rutland; grandchildren Candice, Latoya, Amy, Tila, Chris,C.J. (Carl, Jr.), Jeramy, Aurbrey, Brooklyn, Brystal, Faedra, Veronica, Maurine (Tink) Stewart, Jamaal League, Antonio Stewart and Marvin Stewart; eight great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A special thank you to care giver Noval Richardson.

JC Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Maple Hill Sports Center offers Fit-4-Life program

LEBANON -- Maple Hill Sports Center, 105 Carver Lane, is holding sign-ups for a fun after-school recreation program for elementary children in grades 1-6, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

Space is limited so please call today. The program (FIT-4-Life) will begin in September and will offers recreational fun that encourages fitness and builds coordination and agility; daily inspirational motivation and positive life skills; fun games and sports training for a variety of different sports.

Brian Gaines, a licensed sports trainer and coach, and owner of “Knowledge of the Game” sports training company, along with other athletes will provide the sports training.

“We just completed our second year in business, and we are excited to take the Sports Center to a new level, and offer a positive youth sports training/recreation program,” said Sports Center owner, Sue Siens.

“Brian Gaines comes highly recommended, and we are so pleased that he will be coordinating the training at our facility.  We have a fun, sports-oriented center with miniature golf, batting cages, aeroball (a trampoline/basketball game), arcade, and an event room.

"Since opening, we’ve had more than 300 birthday parties and group events.  It’s a perfect place for the recreation program".

For sign-ups and more information, call Siens at 557-7838 or email rangekid1@yahoo.com.  To see the facility, visit www.MHSportsCenter.com 
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Cumberland wins season opener 48-38

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY -- Cumberland Universty and Campbellsville staged a track meet of sorts Saturday afternoon as the Bulldogs opened up the 2008 football season with a 48-38 road victory.

Junior quarterback Matt Eads threw for 401 yards and four tuchdowns, two to WR Josh Crouch.

"We weren't sure what we were going to get today," said CU coach Dewayne Alexander. "We had a little letdown in the fourth quarter. We had some things we were disappointed in, but bottom line, we went on the road and came away with a win. I'm awfully proud of our guys."

Temperatures hovered in the mi-90's as both teams went deep into their bench with Campbellsville reeling off an incredible 103 offensive plays. The two teams combined for 1,208 yards -- 526 for the Bulldogs.

Cumberland returns to action next Saturday as they travel to UT-Chattanooga.

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Beech 27, Lebanon 6
BLUE DEVIL KICKOFF CLASSIC

LEBANON -- Three turnovers on Lebanon’s first four offensive snaps ruined an otherwise perfect night for football at the annual Kickoff Classic Thursday night, hosted by the Blue Devil Football Foundation.

Opportunistic Beech converted those mistakes into two early touchdowns and came away with a 27-6 win over LHS in two quarters of play.

Operating out of the Smokestack-I for most of the night, the Bucs played some of their best ball of the preseason.

"I don’t know where that just came from," said Beech head coach David Crabtree.

"We’ve struggled in some of our scrimmages. I hope we can build on this effort next week."

Lebanon was somewhat limited on offense due to holding several players out with minor injuries.

"We did get some things accomplished, even if the score was out of whack," said LHS coach Bobby Brown.

In a bright note, the ninth grade Blue Devils defeated Beech 14-6 as QB Patrick Maynard scored both touchdowns.

The varsity Blue Devils open the season Aug. 29 at home against Gallatin. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Phillip Michael Roddy, 57

LEBANON – A memorial service was held Thursday evening at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Roddy, 57, of Lebanon. A supervisor at Peterbilt Motors in Madison, Mr. Roddy died at his residence Tuesday, August 19, 2008.

Memorial services were conducted by Walter Smart.

Survivors include: wife, Va-Rissa H. Roddy; son Phillip Michael (April) Roddy, Jr. and daughter Chelsea Roddy – all of Lebanon.

Also surviving is mother Betty P. Roddy and brother Dennis (Unye) Roddy – both of Dayton; granddaughters Bailey Roddy and Ashley Lehew —both of Lebanon.

He is preceded in death by father Paul D. Roddy.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sara Cannon Cancer Center, 250 - 25th Ave. North, Nashville 37203.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Truman Walter Shahan Sr., 84

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, August 22 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Shahan, 84, of Lebanon.

Retired from TRW / Ross Gear, Mr. Shahan died August 19, 2008.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army and Air Force for 18 years.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home Friday from 10 a.m. until the funeral.

Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars with interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include children Truman (Elizabeth) Shahan, Jr. of Lebanon, Carson Shahan of Georgetown, Frenchie Shahan of Cleveland and Glenda Davis of Lebanon.

Also surviving are sisters Savannah Runyan and twin Gertrude "Perk" Hickman; grandchildren Walter (Rebekah) Shahan, Daniel Shahan, Jennifer (Daniel) Demay of Hartsville, and Rebecca (Lance) Troutt of Hartsville; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents Walter Lee and Lula Stinnett Shahan, wife Gladys Shahan, daughter Kay Carver, brothers Elmer Shahan, Freeland Shahan, and Windell Shahan and sisters Virginia Cofer and Linnie Cofer.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

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Marie C. Buehler, 74

LEBANON – Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 22 at the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church for Mrs. Buehler, 74, of Hartsville.

Born in Breese, Illinois, she died August 20, 2008 at the Trousdale Medical Center.

Services will be conducted by Father Michael O’Brien. Burial will follow at the National Veterans Cemetery in Madison.

Survivors include: sons Albert (Joann), Paul (Holly) – all of Lebanon, Michael (Gloria) of Watertown and Richard of Gallatin.

Also surviving are brothers Vincent (Mary Ann) Deiters of Highland, Illinois; Edward (Jean) Deiters of Highland, Illinois; sisters Catherine Schrage of Highland, Ill. and Agnes (Paul) Hilmes of Breese, Illinois; a granddaughter and two grandsons.

Mrs. Buehler is preceded in death by her husband Rudolph A. Buehler, three brothers and two sisters. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Wilson County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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