Today is Friday, February 5, 2016



TEA: State tests not valid for evaluating teachers

The Tennessee Education Association sent Rick Colbert, the TEA general counsel, to Wilson County to speak about the problems with TNReady testing this week.

Portable meth lab busted at Crosswinds Condominiums

Lebanon Police discovered a "portable meth lab" at Crosswinds Condominiums on Wednesday morning.

Wilson County in pictures

When it comes to the matter of facts about Wilson County, Linda Granstaff proves to be a walking, talking encyclopedia.

MJ church chosen to host Tim Tebow's 'Night to Shine'

She hopes to wear a pink or purple prom dress. "Maybe even red!" Taegan Martin said.

 

Fugitive arrested with stolen vehicles, swallows drugs
Fugitive arrested with stolen vehicles, swallows drugs

Wilson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested two people for possession of stolen vehicles and other stolen property. They assisted U.S. Marshals who were trying to find one of the suspects who was wanted in Georgia for other charges.

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TriStar Summit employees 'Go Red'
TriStar Summit employees 'Go Red'

Honoring American Heart Month, TriStar Summit Medical Center employees wore red to work on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 5, to show their support for women's heart disease awareness.

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City passes 'pay corrections' on first reading
City passes 'pay corrections' on first reading

The Lebanon City Council approved an employee compensation correction, which included lowering health insurance costs and correcting the city's pay table, at their regular called meeting on Tuesday night.

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CU seniors prepare for graduation
CU seniors prepare for graduation

Commencement is just around the corner for Cumberland University's Class of 2016.

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CU HOOPS -- Life 92, Phoenix 71
CU HOOPS -- Life 92, Phoenix 71
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Next home game set Feb. 11
MARIETTA, Ga. - Life University used a 13-4 run to open the second half and never looked back in a 92-71 victory over Cumberland Thursday night at The Eagles' Nest.

The Phoenix (10-13, 3-7 Mid-South) and Running Eagles (12-8, 6-5) were tied at 34 with less than two minutes left in the first half, but Life netted the final six points of the period and then started the second half with the 13-4 spurt, with Williams scoring six points and Dantzler adding four during the stretch.

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Feb. 5 hoops schedule
Feb. 5 hoops schedule

MJ hosts Hendersonville
Mt. Juliet High is scheduled to host District 9-AAA rival Hendersonville Friday in a 6:30 p.m. doubleheader.

Coach Troy Allen's Golden Bears ran their win streak to five consecutive games following Tuesday's 50-43 win at Beech -- moving into a tie for second in District 9-AAA at 8-3 in the league and 17-6 overall.

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FOOTBALL - CU announces 14 signees
FOOTBALL - CU announces 14 signees

12 in-state, two from Alabama
LEBANON -- Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber has released the names of 14 signees who are expected to enroll this fall.

The list includes one from Lebanon, 11 others from the state of Tennessee, and two from the state of Alabama.

Signees include:

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HOOPS -- Senior Night set at LHS
HOOPS -- Senior Night set at LHS

Lebanon hosts rival Gallatin
Hoping to break a modest two-game losing streak, the Lebanon High Blue Devils will host District 9-AAA rival Gallatin this evening. Senior Night activities are planned between games of the 6:30 p.m. doubleheader.

Coach Jim McDowell's club stands 18-5 overall and 8-3 in the district following Tuesday's 65-53 home loss to undefeated Station Camp.

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