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Showing 4 articles from May 23, 2008.


Sue Roskam Gattis, 60

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24 at the Sellars Funeral Home, 313 West Baddour Parkway, for Mrs. Gattis, 60, of Lebanon.



Sue Roskam Gattis passed away on May 21, 2008.  “Aunt Granny” as she was called, loved sewing, gardening, arts and crafts.  She was retired from Lifeway Christian Resources and was her mother’s caretaker.



The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service.


General News

MJ census director resigns

By TOMI L. WILEY, The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet

The man in charge of the 2008 Mt. Juliet Special Census resigned May 16 after he was confronted by city officials after paying himself between $10,000 and $15,000.

Mt. Juliet Census Coordinator Mike Chambers resigned Friday, the day after the results of the special census were turned over to state officials for verification. At a press conference held Tuesday morning, May 20, Chambers and City Manager Randy Robertson addressed what happened.

Robertson explained that Chambers headed up the census, which started at the first of this year, and which was allotted by city commissioners a budget of $35,000.

"He spent night and day on the census," Robertson acknowledged, "and we are very pleased with the way it turned out."

Symphony honors Miller at concert


LEBANON -- "Symphony on the Lawn," the Nashville Symphony’s annual concert held each year in Lebanon at Cumberland University, returns on June 10 and will be dedicated to the late James Victor Miller, a longtime supporter of the organization.

The Symphony also recently dedicated its performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s "Requiem" to Miller’s memory in three concerts held May 8-10 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero.


General Sports

Spring Fling winding down


MURFREESBORO – Lebanon High junior Robert Caruthers finished ninth in the shot put Friday morning as the TSSAA BlueCross Spring Fling winds to a close.

Caruthers hurled the shot 47-01.25 at MTSU’s Track Stadium, just eight inches out of eighth place and a medal.

Later on Friday, Mt. Juliet High’s Chris Powers will compete in the discus while a Golden Bear team will run the 4 X 800 relay in the 5 p.m. session.

On Thursday, Lebanon High junior Icelyn Elie finished third in the high jump with a leap of 5-4. LHS ninth grader Marissa Jennings finished 15th at 4-8.

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