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Alfred Nelson Modrall, 91

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Modrall of Lebanon are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Known to his family and friends as "Al", Mr. Modrall passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008.

Born August 23, 1916, he was the son of the late Ernest and Lee Modrall. Mr. Modrall was a member of the First Baptist Church and retired from Bell South Telephone Company and RCA at Cape Canaveral in Cocoa Beach, FL. After retiring, he worked at Wal-Mart in Lebanon for many years.

Visitation will be Tuesday between the hours of 4-8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo. There will also be a Masonic Service 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Don McElroy. Interment will follow in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.


General News

Fugitive captured in Lebanon

From Post staff reports 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s latest Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive addition was apprehended in Wilson County, late Sunday night after a tip from the public led law enforcement to his whereabouts.

Mathew Welker, 34, last reported address 48 Chestnut Drive, Clarksville, was located by TBI and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 124 Tribble Lane, Lebanon.

He ran out the back door of the residence shortly before 11 p.m. as law enforcement approached, but was quickly captured.


General Sports

Dixie stars bounce back

From Post reports

PASCAGOULA, MS -- Lebanon’s Rotary Dixie Major (11-12 year-old) all-stars bounced back from Sunday night's loss with a 5-2 victory over Florida Monday afternoon in the losers bracket of the "O"-Zone World Series.

The local team is scheduled to play Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. against the Mississippi state champs.

Lebanon trailed 2-1 until the third inning when Jordan Roundtree hit a three-run homer to give the local squad the lead for good. Mississippi stayed alive with a 6-5 win over Georgia earlier Monday.

Lebanon dropped an 18-7 loss to host Pascagoula late Sunday night. Trailing 9-7 after five complete innings, Lebanon saw the Pascagoula host team explode for nine runs in the top of the sixth inning.

IndyCar date headed North of the border



GLADEVILLE — It’s official. The IndyCar Series is pulling out of Middle Tennessee.

The IndyCar Series made it official Monday morning that Nashville’s July 2009 date would be going to Toronto for a street race. The Canadian city had been without an open wheel date during the 2008 series due to the merger of the IRL and the ChampCar Series.

"We’re disappointed for all of the fans and sponsors of open wheel racing in middle Tennessee," said Cliff Hawks, Vice President and General Manager of Nashville Superspeedway.

"Regrettably, the IRL has chosen to structure their sanction fees at such a level that we had no choice but to re-evaluate whether they fit into our plan. Regardless, we believe the IRL had no further interest in the middle Tennessee market. We are very grateful to Firestone and their support of the Firestone Indy 200 for the past seven years," Hawks said.

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