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General News

Sign ordinance panel to meet

The City of Lebanon Sign Ordinance Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 13 at 5 p.m. in the Town Meeting Room of City Hall. 


The purpose of this committee is to review certain sections of the City of Lebanon Sign Ordinance and make recommendations to City Council regarding sections that may need additional clarification or amendment. 
Suspected gang member jailed


A man believed to be a member of the Gangster Disciples in Nashville has been charged in the early morning armed robbery of a female employee of Wal-Mart Supercenter in Lebanon.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said Reginald Keshawn Logue, 19, of 703 Jones Park, Nashville, has been charged with one count of aggravated robbery and is in the Wilson County Jail under $10,000 bond.

Bowen said about 3 a.m., Thursday, a female employee of Wal-Mart took her break and went to her car. She said she was approached by the suspect, described as a black male, who asked her for directions.


General Sports

CU women's tennis headed to nationals

The Cumberland University women’s tennis will open play Monday in the NAIA National Tennis Championships in Mobile, Alabama.

The No. 11th ranked Lady Dawgs are riding a 21-2 record into the national tournament.

This season has seen the women’s team win both the TranSouth regular season and conference tournament championships and steadily climb up the national rankings.

CU will face off in the first round of the national championships on Monday, May 12 against Bethany College from Kansas.

Bethany received an automatic bid to the tournament as the Region IV Champions.

"The ladies have played so well this season and I think we got a good draw in the tournament so if we stay focused we can win a couple of matches and then anything is possible next week" said head coach Bill Riddle.

Cumberland is lead by the No. 1 doubles team of Natalia Yakimovich and Beatriz Mompo -- who finished the regular season, conference tournament and regional tournament undefeated this year.

They are currently 22-0 and are ranked No. 16 in the ITA national doubles rankings.

For more information on the team or players please visit or for information on the tournament go to

NSS plans Friday night Adrenaline Drags
             LEBANON -- Beginning Friday night May 16 Nashville Superspeedway will open the infield for grassroots drag racing along the .8-mile pit road. The price is $20 for competitors and $5 for spectators.  Gates will open at 5 p.m. Racing will begin at 8:30 p.m. Call 1-866-RACE-TIX for more information.  Friday, May 16 schedule of events includes:  *5:00pm Gates Open*6:30pm Practice*8:15pm Drivers Meeting *8:30pm - until Racing Begins     (Times subject to change)  The 2008 drag schedule includes:                         May 16, 2008 (Inaugural Event); May 30; June 13; June 27; July 18; July 25; August 15; September 5 and September 12.                           Drag Fact Sheet:  Adrenaline Drag Race Divisions - Technical Inspector’s decision is final. 1.  Domestic – All American made cars with no modifications to body, fender, floor pans, suspension and suspension locations.  No nitrous or power adders allowed.  No drag radials or DOT slicks allowed.  DOT treaded tire only.  No points accumulated in this class.  Weekly Bragging Rights Only! 2.  Tuners Domestic and Foreign - All Domestic and Foreign six cylinders or less (no diesel engines) No modifications to body, fender, floor pans, suspension and suspension locations.  No nitrous or power adders allowed.  No drag radials or DOT slicks allowed.  DOT treaded tire only.  No points accumulated in this class.  Weekly bragging rights only! 3.  Motorcycles/ ATV’s – ATV’s any four wheeled All-Terrain Vehicle that is chain driven.  Drivers must wear long pants, long sleeve shirt and gloves while competing.  Motorcycles must be street legal, which means registered, insured and drivable on the street.  Driver must have a DOT, Snell k98, 2000 or 2005 rating, leather or ballistic nylon jacket, full fingered gloves and leather high top shoes or boots.  Weekly bragging rights only! 4.  Trucks - Domestic and Foreign trucks with eight or ten cylinder stock engines (Gas or Diesel).  No nitrous allowed.  Only factory turbos and supercharges permitted. Stock suspension in stock locations and stock drive train must be in place.  No drag radials or DOT slicks.  DOT treaded tires only. 5.  Sportsman – Domestic and Foreign cars and trucks with stock bodies.  All control arms, shocks and springs must be in stock locations.  No cutting of inner or rear fender wells. (Only outside can be rolled)  Any engine modifications allowed.  Max tire size is 28 x 10.5.  No “W” tires allowed.  No wheelie bars allowed. 6.  Pro Four – This is a wide open class for tuners. Domestic and Foreign cars and trucks with three or four cylinders and everything more than stock.  Nitrous, suspension, rotary engines, power adders, drive train modifications and racing slicks are allowed. 7.  Street Offender – Any car or truck with stock appearing body with stock rear frame rails.  Minimal tubing allowed (Full tubing ‘narrowed up’ is not allowed).  Four links, ladder bars and coil over shocks are permitted.  Any engine modifications are allowed.  Any tire is allowed.

8.  Pro – Any and All.  This is the class that is wide open.  If your car does not fit in the rules listed below, this is the class you run.

Rules and Regulations: To drag race you must be 18 years and older with a valid drivers license.  Drivers license will be checked and verified during the vehicle tech inspection.All competitors must wear a ¾ or full face helmet that have a DOT, Snell k98, 2000 or 2005 rating.  Half or novelty helmets are not acceptable.  Helmet will be checked and verified during tech inspection.NO PASSENGERS ARE PERMITTED!BURNOUTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN THE BURNOUT AREA.  BURNOUTS IN THE PADDOCK OR STAGING AREA WILL RESULT IN AN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION AND EVICTION FROM THE EVENT. (NO EXCEPTIONS)NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED IN THE COMPETITION AREA.Maximum speed in the paddock and staging areas is 10mph.All hub caps and trim rings must be removedAll vehicles must have at least one working taillight.Door handles operational inside and out.All vehicles must have working seatbelts or up to date safety harnesses.All Vehicles are required to have the driver’s side window closed during practice and competition.Air-conditioners must be turned off when in the staging, burn-out and competition areas.  Use of air conditioners will result in a disqualification from the event.All vehicles must be free of fluid leaks.  Fluid leaks will result in the disqualification from the event. Tires must be in good condition. No alcohol in competition area/concessions (beer for spectators) will be available Pricing $20.00 – Competitors$  5.00 – Spectators$15.00 – Show & Shine (Not for May 16, 2008)$10.00 – Buy Back  (First Round of elimination only)Children 12 and under freeCASH ONLY-NO ADVANCE TICKET SALES 
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