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Jerry Lloyd Beazley, 74

Mr. Beazley, 74, of Gladeville died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at Vanderbilt University Hospital.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 21 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Caraway Cemetery.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.


General News

Juvenile charged in armed robbery

Lebanon Police have charged one juvenile and expect to arrest another in connection with two armed robberies that occurred at One Stop Market, 725 East Main Street, on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said officers and detectives responded to a report of an armed robbery at the market at about 6:10 p.m., Wednesday. Officers spoke to the clerk who told them that two black males with bandanas covering their faces came into the store and pointed guns at him. The suspects took cash and merchandise before they left the store.

Detectives spoke to witnesses and watched video from the stores surveillance camera system and during the course of the investigation determined that a similar robbery had occurred on Tuesday night but was not reported to police.

From the investigation, detectives determined that two 15-year-old residents of Lebanon committed the robbery and that one of the suspects was also involved in the previous robbery that occurred on Tuesday.

Detectives discovered that one 15-year-old suspect and a runaway male juvenile were staying at a local hotel. They took the suspect into custody for his involvement in both robberies. Bowen said Thursday that Youth Services had been contacted in the matter.

The chief said he expects another arrest to be made in the robbery that occurred on Wednesday. He praised officers and detectives for their quick work in apprehending the suspect.

It is very disturbing that we are having juveniles committing such violent acts like these, Bowen said, adding that in October, the police department charged two juveniles for their involvement in a series of robberies in the South Maple Street area.

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Shop Wilson 1st kicks off Monday

The Wilson Post
A week from today (Nov. 25) is the largest shopping day of the year, and the Shop Wilson County First committee is kicking off a week-long awareness campaign Nov. 21-28 to encourage people when they go shopping next weekend to keep their dollars in Wilson County.

Committee Chairman and District 19 Wilson County Commissioner William Glover is ordering signs, stickers and business cards all to display the Shop Wilson County First logo and get the word out through local schools and businesses.

Weve got nine signs up at the major interstate exits and were trying to get more signs up and the word out before Black Friday, Glover said.

Hes also ordered 27 new signs and 500 more stickers thanks to donations from local businesses who plan to display the campaigns message in their storefronts. He said its important to spread the word about the campaign to encourage businesses to join and citizens to shop locally first.

Every taxable dollar spent in Wilson County benefits important city- and county-provided services, Glover said. Sales taxes generated from local transactions stay local and contribute to the quality of life everyone enjoys.

Ricky Rodriguez, director of the Wilson County Convention & Visitors Bureau, which is helping promote the campaign in line with its Wilson County is the Place to Be initiative, pointed out in a news release that money spent here recycles back into the local economy and helps to increase revenue for local schools, roads, buildings, police and fire services and more.

Glover also said keeping money local is a cycle that helps businesses increase their ability to hire more employees, thereby decreasing local unemployment, and putting money into the pockets of more local citizens, who can then spend their money in Wilson County.

Its like a snowball effect, the more you shop locally, the more people can have the opportunity to work, he said.

In getting the message out and educating people to shop locally first, Glover said they are looking to local schools to help spread the word by placing signs outside their buildings.
Glover said Servpro in Lebanon donated half the money needed to purchase 32 signs and State Farm Insurance donated the other half so there could be a sign at every city and county school.

Also, he noted they are hoping to inform young people and get them involved in the process by asking for high school students to participate and be part of the committee to share ideas and spread their word during school.

Ive contacted all the public high schools and about to call the private schools to try and get two students, a young man and young lady, to sit on the committee with us, Glover said.

Local businesses can place window decals on their storefronts to help in the campaign and have permission to use the logo in their own advertising. Glover pointed out the owner of Ponderosa Steakhouse, Billy Mullinax, has been adding Shop Wilson County First to his radio advertisements and added the Roxy Theater is planning to use the logo.

Theyre going to put an advertisement before the start of movies to keep the message going, Glover said.

Many local businesses are supporting and taking part in the campaign, and Glover said they are working to set up a Facebook page to take advantage of social media and spread the word online as well.

Any business, church or organization that wishes to get involved in the Shop Wilson County First campaign can contact Glover by phone at 416-3344 or by email at for more information.

Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at

SiBlingS celebrate with concert

The SiBlingS will be celebrating their 4th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m., with a concert to be held at the SiBlingS Headquarters at Hamilton Chapel Church, 2240 McCrary Road, Lebanon, in the Gladeville Community.

The evening will be hosted by Pastor Andray Clemmons and the devotion will be led by the Holy Temple Deacons and Male Chorus. The concert will consist of "The Best of the SiBlingS." Guests include The New Spiritual Keys and Marvin and the Angelics. The Special guests will be the Siblings mentors, The Harps of Zion.

The group started at Laguardo Baptist Church in June 2006 and were introduced to the quartet world and mentored by the Harps of Zion. The SiBlingS consist of siblings, husbands and wives who love to sing for a Sovereign God.

You are invited to come and enjoy an evening of good old fashioned praise and worship. For more information, call 449-3540 or visit the website Elder Dr. Robert L Spickard Sr., is the pastor.

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