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General News

Local person recovers after eating bad tomato

From Post staff reports
Wilson County recorded its first case of someone becoming sick after eating a tomato linked to the recent salmonella outbreak.
Another case of someone becoming sick by eating a tainted tomato was also reported in Carroll County, bringing the state total to six persons.

Mt. Juliet revisits volunteer effort for fire-fighting


A volunteer fire department is not new to Mt. Juliet.

In fact, Mt Juliet had its own volunteer fire department in the 1960s and 1970s before it became a city. The city incorporated in 1972 and purchased a new fire engine in late 1974, said Mt Juliet City Recorder Sheila Luckett.

Then in August 1975 the city agreed to give the county its fire truck and lease the fire hall to Wilson County Civil Defense for $1 a year, Luckett said.

Wilson County Civil Defense in the mid 1980s became Wilson County Emergency Management Agency, (WEMA) because the federal agency – Federal Emergency Management Agency – changed its name from Federal Civil Defense to FEMA.


General Sports

Dixie Majors win District 5

WAVERLY -- Lebanon’s Rotary Dixie Major all-stars took no prisoners Wednesday night in a 20-3 thrashing of Humphreys County in the District 5 championship game held at the Allen Sports Complex.

The victory, Lebanon’s fourth straight without a loss, sends the Rotary squad into a 12-team, double-elimination state tournament which begins July 5 in Sweetwater.

Lebanon will be matched up against Greenback, the District 8 runner-up.

The Rotary stars opened Wednesday’s finals with a five-run outburst in the top of the first inning, then added nine in the top of the third powered by a leadoff home run from from Jordan Roundtree and a three-run blast from Jacob Williams.

Lebanon closed out the game with six runs in the top of the fourth.

On Tuesday night, Lebanon reached the finals with a 14-4 victory over Dickson County.

Caleb Snider worked the first two innings for the win while Austin Godwin struck out four in two innings of relief.

Roundtree belted a towering two-run homer to center field, chasing home Caleb Snider who had reached on a single.

Lebanon put the game away with seven runs in the second on a double from Godwin and singles from McFarlin, Colton Gaines and Jacob Urmanski.

Junior pro football sign-ups

LEBANON -- The City of Lebanon’s Junior and Senior Pro Football sign-ups for the fall season will be held Saturday, August 2 at the Harold Dean Greer, Jr. Recreation Center in the Baird Park Complex.

Registration forms will be accepted between the hours of 9 to 11 a.m. This program is for children ages 7-12 who live in Wilson County. Applicants must be 7 years old on or before August 1, 2008 and cannot be 13 years old on or before August 1, 2008.

Children in grades 7-8 who are on a junior high / middle school varsity or junior varsity roster are not permitted to play in this league, but those playing on a 5th or 6th grade football team can participate.

A copy of the child’s birth certificate and a $30 registration fee are required on the day of sign-ups. Anyone unable to appear at sign-up day, can pre-register anytime before August 2 at the Greer Center, Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact or Nancy Lee or Dusty Jones at the Recreation Department 449-0303.

Sports camps offered locally
CU FUNDAMENTALS CAMP -- Cumberland University baseball Coach Woody Hunt will host an Advanced Fundamentals Camp July 7 - 10 at Stockton Field.

Hitting, throwing mechanics and the fundamentals of each position will be emphasized at the new camp. Open to campers age 14-18, the camp will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 Noon. The cost is $85 per camper.

All camp participants will receive one-on-one instruction from Coach Hunt and camp instructors, a camp T-shirt, use of the Bulldogs’ playing field and use of the Benton Jennings Hitting Facility. Each player will also receive video analysis during the camps.

For more information, call Coach Hunt at 547-1366.

SUMMR HOOPS AT FBC -- A series of summer basketball camps for boys and girls are being offered at Lebanon’s First Baptist Church. The camp will offer various sessions running through Thursday, August 7.  Camp opportunites will be offered for children kindergarten age through sixth grade.

All camps will teach basic dribbling, passing and shooting skills with three competitive camps offering 1-on-1 competition. Cost varies from $30 - $40 per camp. In addition, a girls-only, nine-week program is being offered for young ladies entering grades 7, 8 and 9. These campers will practice twice a week and play organized pick-up games once a week.

Only 30 girls will be accepted for this camp series at $100 per person. Call Davis Harrison at 417-4510 or visit the church office at 227 East Main St., Monday - Friday / 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

FREE CAMP AT MARKET STREET -- FREE basketball camps will be held at the Market Street Community Center, 321 Market Street, Lebanon. Boys’ camp: June 30-July 3 from 5-7 p.m. Girls’ camp: July 7-10 from 5-7 p.m. For information: call Kevin Huddleston at 604-3542.

FCS FOOTBALL CAMP -- Friendship Christian School will offer a football camp for boys grades eight and under the week of July 14-18. Camp will be held between the hours of 9-11 a.m. for a cost of $70 per child. For information, call the school office at 449-1573.

CU INDIVIDUAL CAMP -- A maximum of 40 players will be accepted for Cumberland University’s Men’s Basketball Individual Camp June 30 - July 3 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. Cost is $125 per camper (ages 10-15) and includes lunch. Campers will receive extensive fundamental and skill breakdowns from collegiate coaches. Individual competions and team games will also be played throughout the week. For information, call Coach Lonnie Thompson at 547-1345.

BLUE DEVIL BASKETBALL CAMP -- A basketball camp for boys and girls grades K-8 will be held July 8-11 at Lebanon High School. Players in grades K-4 will work from 8-11 a.m. with players in grades 5-8 going from 12 Noon - 3 p.m. Cost is $50 with $10 off for bringing a friend. Call Lebanon High coach Doug Keil at 812-5444 for more information.

MJMS HOOPS CAMP -- Mt. Juliet Middle School will hold a girls basketball camp July 7-10, between the hours of 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Tommy Martin Gym in the old Mt. Juliet High building. MJMS Head Basketball Coach Rick Johnson will conduct the camp. Each day, former and current Lady Bears will be on hand to assist and instruct in all areas of camp.

Basketball fundamentals will be stressed, and all skill levels will be represented. All girls ages 6-13 are encouraged to attend, regardless of experience. Camp fees are $60 and all campers will receive a camp T-shirt. Applications are available at Mt. Juliet Middle School, area elementary schools, and Sports World in Mt. Juliet.

WWMS BASEBALL CAMP -- The West Wilson Middle School Wildcats Baseball Camp will be held July 18, 19 and 20 at the Mt. Juliet League baseball park on Highway 70 for ages 9 - 14 For details, contact coaches Joel Lasko at 423-552-4053, John Guethlein at 615-290-3204, or stop by West Wilson Middle School.

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