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Showing 18 articles from April 16, 2008.


James V. Miller service held Tuesday
Retired LHS teacher, local history expert 

LEBANON - A graveside tribute was held Tuesday Tuesday morning, April 15 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery for Mr. Miller, 68, of Lebanon.

Margaret Sue Phillips, 65
LEBANON - Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Phillips, 65, of Lebanon.
Marion Hamilton Cartwright, Jr., 64
Noted aviator, business owner

MT. JULIET - Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Mt. Juliet Church of Christ for Mr. Cartwright, 64, of Old Hickory.

Raymond Hamblen, 54
Longtime employee of the Lebanon Democrat

LEBANON - Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mr. Hamblen, 54, of Lebanon.

Rev. Gene N. Rutledge, 71
Longtime Southern Baptist minister

WATERTOWN - Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Rev. Rutledge, 71, of Lake Charles, LA.

Robert Henry Bloodworth, 68
Retired AVCO / Textron engineer

LEBANON - Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, April 11 at the Ligon - Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Bloodworth, 68, of the LaGuardo Community.

Rocco Anthony LaRocca, 76
USAF veteran, retired from AVCO

OLD HICKORY - Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, April 11 at St. Stephen Catholic Church for Mr. LaRocca, 76, of Mt. Juliet.

Tony A. Lamb, 47
Thomas Anthony "Tony" Lamb (formerly of Lebanon)

Age 47 of Arlington, VA. died April 12, 2008. Preceded in death by father, Thomas G. Lamb.

Willie Marie Hall, 92
Widow of late Dr. Albert Thomas Hall 

MARYVILLE - A private graveside service was held at Tuesday, April 15 at the Grandview Cemetery for Mrs. Hall, 92, of Knoxville.


General News

10-year tornado anniversary

Do you remember what you were doing 10 years ago today?

If you lived here then, you were probably casting a wary eye outside at the sky as a very nasty weather system was moving through, spawning three tornadoes on April 16, 1998 with two of them striking the western and northern middle portions of Wilson County.

It was a bad day, but fortunately in Wilson County there were no fatalities reported from the tornado outbreak. There was one fatality in Nashville.

City clean-up put on hold for census

The City of Lebanon will be suspending the curbside clean up April 14-19 to allow the street department to distribute Special Census information.

The curbside clean-up will continue the following week, and will be extended through May 2.

In order to keep city taxes low and increase the city’s state-shared revenue, all residents inside the city limits of Lebanon are urged to call in, drop off, mail in, or complete your census information on-line at This applies to everyone living in the City of Lebanon, regardless of whether they rent or own their home or apartment.

Council finds money for street paving

Lebanon City Council learned about some “found money” for street paving in a work session before their regular meeting was to begin Tuesday night.

Ward 3 Councilor William Farmer told the group that there was $90,000 in a construction fund that had been intended to widen Castle Heights Avenue at the intersection with West Main Street.

Since the widening was not possible the funds were just sitting unused, Farmer said. Farmer also suggested during the work session since Harding Drive is due for major construction in the next two years, repairs there be limited to patching and filling in bad spots. He suggested similar treatment for the old courthouse parking lot next to the Square.

CU Honors Clements at Phoenix Ball

LEBANON - Cumberland University’s 25th annual Phoenix Ball is scheduled for Saturday, June 7, when the University will honor former US Congressman and CU President Bob Clement and his wife, Mary, who originally founded the event.

“I’m most honored for Mary and me to be a part not only of the Phoenix Ball’s past, but also of its future,” Clement said.

“I’m pleased that all of the administrations that have followed mine have continued the Phoenix Ball tradition, including President (Harvill) Eaton, who is doing some great things for the University.”

Extras needed for movie roles

LEBANON - Extras are still needed for cameo parts in the movie, “Billy: The Early Years” said Talent Scout Sharon Hill for Preacher Films.


General Sports

Blackman 3, Lebanon 2
Wilson County Prep Baseball

BLACKMAN 3, LHS 2 – Lebanon High stranded 10 base runners Tuesday night in a 3-2 loss at Blackman High in District 7AAA baseball action.

Central holds ring fundraisers
Steak dinner planned for April 24, 2008 

Wilson Central High will stage a “Meet the Champions” fundraising event Thursday, April 24 to benefit the Lady Wildcat basketball program.

Local sport in brief
Sign ups, fundraisers, camps 

TITANS CARAVAN -- Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Gage will be on hand for autographs along with announcer Mike Keith and T-Rac Friday, April 18 as F and M Bank and WANT FM-98.9 welcome the annual Titans Caravan to Wilson County.

MJ banks Central 4-0
Wilson County Prep Updates 

Shelby Morris threw a complete game two-hitter as Mt. Juliet High defeated Wilson Central 4-0 in Gladeville Tuesday afternoon.

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