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Showing 5 articles from May 15, 2008.


Adolphus William Palmer, 83

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 304 Cedar Street, for Mr. Palmer, 83, of Lebanon.


The son of the late Frank and Stella Palmer, he died May 13, 2008 at the Trousdale Medical Center in Hartsville.


Mr. Palmer was a World War II veteran, and a graduate of Wilson County High School and Tennessee State University.


H.C. Taylor, 85

WATERTOWN – Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 16 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Taylor, 85, of Watertown.

Born in DeKalb County to the late Horace and Nola Edna Taylor, he died May 14, 2008 at the University Medical Center in Lebanon.

Known as “Tye” to his family and friends, he was a welder and barber as well as a U.S. Army veteran.           


General News

LPD child safety fair is Saturday


Families are invited to a special event on Saturday where they can have fun and learn about keeping children safe at the same time.

Lebanon Police Department is sponsoring "Take 25, A Child Safety Fair" on Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the western end of the parking lot at Publix on West Main Street.

The Child Safety Fair is held in conjunction with the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children to commemorate National Missing Children’s Day which is May 25 and also National Law Enforcement Week which is this week, said Dawna Gutierrez, communications supervisor at LPD. She is heading up planning for the Child Safety Fair for the department.

The fair is another opportunity for law enforcement "to do what we do best, get in touch with our community," she said.


General Sports

Ashley Johnson to coach Devilettes


Former Shelbyville Central and University of Mississippi hoops standout Ashley Johnson has accepted the head girl’s basketball coaching position at Lebanon High School.

Johnson, a 2002 Class AAA Tennessee Miss Basketball winner, takes over for Darian Brown who resigned shortly after leading the Devilettes to the District 7AAA tournament championship, a record of 20-14 and the TSSAA substate in just his second season on the job.

"Ashley Johnson is a great fit for LHS girl’s basketball," said Principal Clint Wilson. "Her basketball pedigree speaks volumes about her winning attitude and work ethic. She has the necessary skills for sustaining and raising our program to the next level of competition. I feel we got the best person for the job. We are thrilled to add her to the Lebanon family."

Coach Johnson is scheduled to meet with the team Friday at 2:30 p.m.

NAIA rubber game is Friday


LEBANON -- Now it’s one game for all the marbles.

Cumberland and Union, KY will slug it out Friday at 2 p.m. in the rubber game of the NAIA South Central Super Regional at Ernest L. Stockton Field with the winner advancing to the 52nd annual AVISTA World Series next week in Lewiston, Idaho.

Union rallied from two runs down Thursday to claim a 5-3 win over the Bulldogs in Game Two of the best-of-three.

Shortstop Joe Grinstead ripped a three-run homer off the right field foul pole in the top of the seventh – keying a four run outburst that gave Union (46-16) the lead for good.

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