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Showing 13 articles from October 30, 2009.

General Lifestyle

Date set for 2nd Annual Tour of Historic Places hosted by Historic Lebanon Tomorrow

Historic Lebanon Tomorrow announces its Second Annual Historic Places Tour to be held on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 8th from 1 to 4 pm. 

The tour features four homes in the Historic Downtown Lebanon area along with two churches and the City of Lebanon Museum. Tickets are $12 presale and $15 the day of the tour. Tickets are available at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, The Paper Mill on the Square and Linda Hackett Realty. Contact Kathy Adams at 330-7440 for more information.

Two spooky sites at CU


From Post staff reports

LEBANON -- Cumberland University has the distinction of being listed twice on a list of haunted places in Tennessee as provided by an internet website.

A Cumberland dormitory, Mary White Hall, and the school’s administration building, Memorial Hall, are both cited by the website Shadowlands Haunted Places Index, as being haunted sites in Lebanon. According to lore as recited by the website, Mary White dormitory is said to be haunted by a co-ed who was murdered there, although Cumberland President Harvill Eaton said he is not aware of such a happening in the dorm.


Guest Column

Difficulty getting started


Every year that we go to Honduras, it is the same with our first surgical procedure. It is always hard to get going. This year it was especially difficult because of our crew of only five people. Linda and Kitty were the best of help but very poorly prepared for surgery.


Letters to the Editor

Reader applauds efforts at Millworks Theatre

To the Editor:

Last Friday night several friends and I had the privilege of attending a wonderful play at The Millworks Theatre at the old Woolen Mill factory. “I’ll Be Seeing You” is a musical about the women who went to work during World War II when the men went to war. The play is filled with laughter, hope, heartbreak and all the great songs of the 1940s.

True Blue Day celebrated at WJB

To the Editor:

Walter J. Baird Middle School would like to express appreciation for the support received from our students, faculty and staff, and the Lebanon community during our new True Blue Day fund raiser.


General News

$40M suit filed in copter crash

From Post staff reports

With a statute of limitations deadline approaching Monday, a $40 million lawsuit was filed Thursday in Wilson County Circuit Court to recover damages as a result of a helicopter crash a year ago that claimed the life of a Mt. Juliet man.

Lebanon attorney Keith Williams filed the lawsuit on behalf of the family of Robert Koudelka, of Mt. Juliet, who was killed last November when his helicopter crashed on the Wilson County side of the Cumberland River near Hwy. 109.

After 31 years behind bars, life begins anew for Lebanon man

Special to the Wilson Post

For all practical purposes, life ran out for 22-year-old Lawrence Edward McKinney on Oct. 7, 1977, as he stepped behind the steel bars of a jail cell.

Nearly 32 years later, on July 20, 2009, his life started for a second time. Freed by DNA tests, the state of Tennessee released him from the remainder of a 110-year term for rape and burglary.

And the first thing the 54-year-old Memphis native, today a resident of Lebanon, desired most

Cemetery walk set Nov. 7


By BEN DUDLEY, The Wilson Post

General Robert Hatton and other notable Wilson County residents will be on hand next weekend to take questions from the public and tell a little of their stories.

To those who are scratching their heads about how a man who has been dead for over 100 years can show up for a press conference, rest easy. It is not what you think.

Fatal car crash on I-40 claims 1

A fatal car crash on I-40 near the Beckwith Road exit shut down the interstate Wednesday afternoon until after 2 p.m. The three car wreck shut down all lanes but one on Interstate 40 east in Lebanon. Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the wreck started when a jeep driven by 19-year-old Cody L. Ingram of Lebanon crossed the median on I-40, and hit two vehicles going the other direction. THP said the driver of the first vehicle hit, John H. Ray, 48, from Illinois, survived the crash and the driver of the second car hit, 23-year-old Brian P. Ralls, 23 of Brentwood, died at the scene.

Tomi L. Wiley / The Mt. Juliet Chronicle

Free College Financial Planning Night set

Parents, is your child heading to college soon?

ABS Financial Group is offering a Free College Financial Planning Night to be held from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the office at 4811 Lebanon Pike, Room 102, Hermitage.

Reservations are required to attend. Seats fill up quickly so call early to reserve your place at 883-8828.


TVA to reduce FCA Nov. 1, member bills decrease

From Post staff reports

MTEMC members will see their rates go down about one percent in November as TVA will reduce its Fuel Cost Adjustment for the fifth time since the first of the year.
While the average impact to member bills will be about one percent or $1.50 less, amounts consumers save will depend on the amount of energy they use because the fuel cost adjustment is a per kilowatt-hour charge.


General Sports

Bears fall in double OT


Mt. Juliet’s hopes of a perfect regular season and an outright District 9AAA championship came crashing to Earth Thursday as Beech converted a gutsy two-point conversion in the second overtime for a 47-46 win over the Bears.

Mt. Juliet fell to 9-1 on the regular season and awaits word from the TSSAA on a first round playoff matchup. Beech improved to 8-2 overall.

Mt. Juliet trailed 19-10 at intermission and rallied back behind the sterling play of quarterback Reed Gurchiek. The senior completed 15-of-23 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for three scores.

Beech looked to put the game on ice as tailback Travis Haymer rambled 48 yards from a TD with 1:17 to go in the game and a 32-26 lead.

However Beech kicker Clayton Ream missed on two PAT opportunities as Mt. Juliet was called for roughing the kicker on the first one. His second attempt slid wide left -- opening the door for the Bears.

Running the hurry-up offense to near perfection, Gurchiek led Mt. Juliet 70 yards to paydirt with no timeouts. With the clock showing 00:00 he connected with wideout Teraes Clemmons for a TD to bring his team to within two points.

Gurchiek then hit Chris Brazile on a hot pass for the two-point conversion to send the game into overtime at 32-all.

After the two teams swapped scores and PATs in the first overtime, Mt. Juliet scored on its first play of the second OT as Gurchiek hit Vaughn Cornelia in the back of the endzone from 10 yards out. Tyler Emmetts’ PAT gave Mt. Juliet a 46-39 lead.

Haymer scored for the Bucs on a fourth and goal from the two, breaking two tackles at the line of scrimmage.

Beech left the offense on the field and turned to Haymer again -- who slammed off left tackle for the game-winning two-pointer.

Haymer shredded the Mt. Juliet defense for 221 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries.

Central, FCS post Week 10 wins

Friendship Christian School and Wilson Central each closed out the 2009 regular season with wins Thursday night.

FCS went up 21-0 early and rolled to a 55-0 win at Monterey. The Commanders improved to 9-1 overall / 7-1 in Region 4A and await word from the TSSAA Saturday morning about a first round playoff matchup.

Senior John Markham scored twice, running the ball four times for 110 yards. The Commanders racked up 499 yards in total offense. Monterey dropped to 5-5 overall / 3-2 in the region.


Wilson Central sent Coach Traye Aric out as a winner -- knocking off Portland (0-10) 14-11 in the Glade. The Wildcats (2-8) scored touchdowns in the second and third quarters on a 41 yard run by Hunter Cranford and a 12 yard run by Jordon Poole.

Cranford went 11-of-22 passing for 125 yards and rushed 18 times for 116 yards.

Aric had announced his resignation Wednesday after four seasons at the WCHS helm

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