From Post staff reports
For a man who tried his best to avoid the spotlight, the accomplishments of Cracker Barrel founder Danny Evins are being heralded by some of the most widely-read newspapers in the country.
D.W. Evins, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 in Lebanon, following a battle with bladder cancer. Born in Smithville and educated at Lebanons Castle Heights Military Academy, the former U.S. Marine stepped out on a limb in 1969 with a $40,000 loan to launch the first Cracker Barrel near the intersection of Leeville Pike and Highway 109 near Interstate 40.
Years later, the concept had spawned more than 600 company-owned restaurants in 42 states, with annual sales of more than $2.4 billion. The company headquarters is located in Lebanon.
From Post staff reports
A man sought by Lebanon Police on assault charges was captured Saturday, Jan. 14.
James R. Weir, aka Jarhead, 18, is now in custody. He was sought by police on outstanding warrants for Aggravated Assault and Especially Aggravated Robbery.
Weir allegedly shot a man in the leg on Dec. 27, 2011, at the Mini Mart on North Cumberland Street in Lebanon. In addition, he was also reportedly implicated in another incident in which he also allegedly fired upon a victim and her vehicle.
Authorities noted that Weir was affiliated with the Vice Lords street gang. A cash reward was offered for his arrest.
Lebanon High basketball seniors McKenzie Lamberson and Cameron High model the Pink Out uniforms theyll be wearing Tuesday, Jan. 17, as the Devilettes and Devils host Portland in a 6:30 p.m. twin bill at Campbell Brandon Gym.
The LHS teams will be decked out in special white and pink uniforms to draw attention to the fight against cancer. A collection will be taken during the evening and a pink basketball signed by all LHS players will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to Gildas Club Nashville.
The effort came about as a senior service project by Devilette senior Lamberson, who lost her grandfather to cancer and has seen other relatives and family friends battle various forms of the disease.
Tagged Uniforms for a Cause, Lamberson raised money for the special Nike uniforms and has offered to lend them to other Middle Tennessee basketball programs.
So far, Blackman High, Station Camp (Jan. 27) and Friendship Christian School (Feb. 6) have agreed to wear the uniforms and contribute to the cause.