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Showing 5 articles from June 4, 2010.

General News

Cumberland University to add new Residence Hall in fall 2011
Less than a month after most of its students left campus for the summer, Cumberland University is making plans for a new residence hall scheduled to open in the fall of 2011.

Recognizing a desire to increase the number of students living on campus the board of trust, at its summer meeting last week, voted unanimously to secure funding and begin the process of constructing a 150-bed residence hall.

“This hall will create a unique residential experience for our students” said Dr. Harvill Eaton, president of Cumberland University. “We feel the facility will increase the quality of life and create a greater sense of community for our students on campus.”
Floods, CMA Music Fest help fill local hotel rooms
The Wilson Post

A combination of storm victims looking for temporary housing and Nashville’s CMA Music Fest is providing higher than normal occupancy rates for many local hotels.

Innkeepers across the county generally agree that the CMA Music Fest, an event that draws thousands to the Nashville area annually, is good for the lodging business in Wilson County.

This year the situation in Nashville is even more strained as visitors planning to attend the CMA event find that there are fewer rooms available than normal because many of the hotel rooms in Nashville are still being occupied by victims of the floods in early May.
Mayor to look for new chief
From Post staff reports

Lebanon Public Safety Commissioner and acting Police Chief Billy Weeks is taking “early retirement,” according to Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead.

Craighead told The Wilson Post Thursday he will begin soon the search for a new police chief.

Weeks, who has served as the city’s Public Safety Commissioner for almost a decade, has been in charge of both the city fire and police departments.
Smith bound over to grand jury
The Wilson Post

A hit-and-run case involving a driver who was allegedly drinking and impaired by marijuana at the time of the incident when his car struck two young females walking along Hill Street in Lebanon near dusk was bound over to the Wilson County grand jury yesterday.
State prosecutors showed evidence in Judge Robert Hamilton's General Sessions Court Thursday that Carroll H. Smith Jr. had disclosed to Lebanon Police Officer Steve Green that he had consumed 13 beers and smoked 10 marijuana joints before the car he was driving struck Suanne Bone and Melanie Long, both of Lebanon.
Green told the court that Smith had also said he was on his way to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting when the accident happened and that his vehicle was traveling at near 50 miles per hour.

General Sports

'Dogs win NAIA title


LEWISTON, ID -- Cumberland held off a determined Lee University team 4-3 late Thursday night (June 3) to capture the 54th annual Avista NAIA World Series title at Harris Field -- the second national championship for the Bulldogs.

CU starter Aaron Wilkerson (14-1) went the distance, throwing nearly 150 pitches. striking out seven with two walks. He scattered seven hits, including a three-run HR in the bottom of the ninth to Michael Brown for Lee's only runs of the game.

Seth Walker reached on a bad-hop single with one out before Taylor Comford grounded back to the mound. Wilkerson knocked it down, fired to Sam Kikla and the shortstop made the relay throw to end the contest.

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