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General News

Hartmann Drive closed Sunday

Hartmann Drive from West Main Street to Baddour Parkway in Lebanon will be closed to thru traffic on Sunday, Aug.10 from 5 a.m. to Monday, Aug. 11 at 5 a.m. 

The closure is to install drainage pipes and sanitary sewer across the roadway adjacent to the railroad tracks as part of the TDOT roadway improvements. A clearly signed detour route will be in place during the closure.

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LHS bids opened

By JENNIFER HORTON

A new Lebanon High School became a step closer to reality on Thursday as bids for the replacement facility were opened at Wilson County Schools Central Office.

Four Nashville-based construction firms submitted bids, but two companies long involved in building and expanding new schools in recent years in Wilson County sat this one out, opting not to bid on a new LHS. Neither Hewlett Spencer LLC, the design-build firm used previously by the county Board of Education, nor Steed Brothers Construction of Lebanon, submitted bids.

Although bids were opened on Thursday, Bill Morris, architect with Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris, said more steps must be taken in the process before a contract is awarded to build the school.

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Sales tax holiday held

By CONNIE ESH

The third annual back to school Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday was this past weekend.

The holiday, which is aimed at families of students returning to school, will also serve as a relief to anyone needing items included in the list.

State Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, said she sees this holiday as “a great way to give back to citizens and help families who have young children in school.”

State Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Lebanon, agreed. “It is especially helpful for families that are making back to school purchases for their children,” she noted.

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General Sports

Dixie Majors eliminated

From Post staff reports

PASCAGOULA, MS -- It’s back to school and a more normal routine for the 12 members of Lebanon’s Rotary Dixie Major all-star team after suffering a 5-3 loss Wednesday afternoon in the "O"-Zone World Series.

Alabama’s Hayes Battles and Jacob Beauchamp each had two hits, including two-run homers, to eliminate the gutty Tennesseans.

Battles’ home run came in the first inning, giving Alabama a 2-0 lead.

Tennessee came right back in the second with three runs of their own.

Jacob Williams singled to start the inning and after a pop-out, Jameson Sorrels singled, putting two men on for Dusty Meador -- who pulled an RBI single to right.

Sorrels and Meador scored on a passed ball to give Tennessee a 3-2 advantage.

Jackson Dennis singled for Alabama in the bottom of the third and scored on a Jeremiah Summerford double to tie the game back at 3-3.

Braxton McFarlin started for Tennessee. He was relieved with one out in the first by Meador who went two and two-thirds before giving way to Caleb Snider.

Lebanon was limited to five hits in the loss.

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Pavan is CU's new athletic director

LEBANON -- Ron Pavan has been hired as Cumberland University’s new Athletic Director, CU President Harvill C. Eaton announced Friday, August 1.

Pavan replaces Pat Lawson, who resigned in the spring to take the athletic director position at Father Ryan High School in Nashville.

Pavan, who has served as athletic director at NCAA Division II Ohio Valley University (OVU) in Vienna, W. Va. for the past 14 years, brings more than 22 years of coaching and administrative experience Cumberland.

During his tenure at OVU, Pavan added seven varsity programs to the OVU athletic department, moved university athletics from the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) to NCAA Division II and oversaw the development of an indoor baseball/softball complex, a new fitness center and the creation of a booster club.

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Picture Day

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