MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS CHRIS PRICE
Former Lebanon High baseball standout and successful local businessman Chris Price died in a motorcycle accident Thursday en route to the National Biker Round Up in Atlanta.
A former All-OVC standout at Middle Tennessee, Price was a successful businessman, husband and father. A longtime representative for a pharmaceutical company, he had also enjoyed a career as a builder of custom homes.
The incident occured on I-75S on State Route 92. Georgia Department of Transportation assistant deputy spokesperson Erica Fatima said the wreck involved Price and another vehicle.
By TOMMY BRYAN
MT. JULIET -- Veteran prep coaches and educators Troy Allen and Mark Purvis will share the duties of athletic director at Mt. Juliet High School this year according to principal Mel Brown. The pair will take on the responsibilities once shouldered by Tim Bell.
Bell, former assistant principal and AD at MJHS, is now the principal at Mt. Juliet Jun ior High School.
Game management, security measures, scheduling practice times, transportation, dealing with officials and ticket takers are just a few of the responsibilities the two will share during the fall / football season.
Purvis, the Golden Bear baseball coach, will take on many of those issues during winter / basketball while Allen coaches the Mt. Juliet boys basketball team. Allen will inherit those responsibilites in the spring.
All relationship issues such as evaluation of coaches and dealing with the TSSAA will be handled by Mr. Brown.
Speaking of the Bears, Mt. Juliet hosted defending state champion Oakland High in a football scrimmage Friday, July 31. The scrimmage saw Oakland scoring once against the Mt. Juliet varsity while the Bears did not muster any points against the Patriots. Turnovers, especially interceptions, plagued both squads.
Mt. Juliet will open the 2009 season at Nashville McGavock High Friday, August 29. Season tickets for Mt. Juliet's six home games are now on sale at the school's main office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The home opener is September 4 vs. District 9AAA opponent Gallatin.