Today is Tuesday, August 4, 2015



Social media buzzing about possible MJ petition rally

There are some rumblings in Mt. Juliet about a message, in form of a petition, to send to the federal government crafted by two Mt. Juliet commissioners with some support from a state representative.

'Protecting those who protect us'

The military veterans and concerned citizens who stood guard at the Armed Forces Center in Mt. Juliet today want their message to be heard, loud and clear: We are here to protect those who protect us.

 

Data not kind to 3 high schools

TCAP scores from 2014-2015 -
TCAP Scores released this week reported a drop in various subjects at three Wilson County High Schools; however, Testing and Accountability Supervisor Jennifer Cothron said test scores are merely a "snapshot of student achievement on one particular day at a particular time" and reminded folks that "student learning occurs every day."

The testing data released compared the number of proficient and advanced students, otherwise known as at grade level and above, between the 2014 and 2015 tests.

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Ready or not, school is coming
Ready or not, school is coming

Monday, August 3rd is "Back-to-School" for students in the Wilson County School System.

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WCSO nabs two, recovers stolen goods
WCSO nabs two, recovers stolen goods

Detectives with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office have arrested two people and recovered some stolen property following an intense investigation into a string of burglaries in Southwestern Wilson County.

The Sheriff's Office received several vehicle burglary reports Monday, July 20 in the Chadwick Court and South Lakeview Drive areas.

Among the items reported stolen were handguns and two stainless steel, high-performance boat propellers (valued at $5,500 each).

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Wilson County Balloon & Music Festival rescheduling for Spring 2016

The Wilson County Balloon and Music Festival, originally scheduled for Labor Day weekend at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, is being moved forward to the spring of 2016. The exact date will be announced in the next few weeks.

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FOOTBALL -- CU plans community events
FOOTBALL -- CU plans community events

Home opener is Sept. 5 --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community events for the 2015 football season this week, which includes a canned food drive, opportunities for donations to The Next Step Resource Center and Goodwill as well as a Wilson County School Day sponsored by Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A.

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MJ's Caleb Cotham gets the call
MJ's Caleb Cotham gets the call
Caleb Cotham

Yankees promote former Golden Bear
Caleb Cotham's long journey in the minor leagues took a big upturn Wednesday when the New York Yankees promoted the Wilson County native to the major leagues.

The Yankees purchased the right-handed reliever's contract from their Triple-A affiliate at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and at the same time designated veteran lefty Chris Capuano for assignment.

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Wilson Co. sports in brief
Wilson Co. sports in brief

Blue Devil Golf Scramble
The fifth annual Lebanon Boys Basketball Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 22 at Hunters Point Golf Course.
Entry feel is $70 per player or $280 for a four-member scramble team. An 8 a.m. shotgun start is planned, with lunch included.
The field will be divided into two flights with three places awarded for each flight.
For more information, call Coach Jim McDowell at 615-347-2531 or email at jimmymac2111@hotmail.com.

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CU SPORTS -- Hall of Fame inductees
CU SPORTS -- Hall of Fame inductees
Putman Serbin

Softball pitcher, '66 hoopsters --
LEBANON -- Cumberland University Athletics announced its newest Sports Hall of Fame members Thursday, which include softball player Ashley Putman Serbin and the 1966 men's junior college basketball team, the first to ever reach the national tournament.

Serbin and the 1966 team will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame the weekend of October 30-31 this year as part of Homecoming festivities at Cumberland.

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