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Showing 10 articles from March 2, 2012.


Alice Jeannine Cowan, 71

Mrs. Cowan, 71, of Watertown, died Thursday, March 1 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Hunter Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and prior to the service on Saturday.

Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

Richard "Dick" Dale Hutchison, 73

"Grumpy" Hutchison, 73, of Donelson died Feb. 28, 2012.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 85 Fairway, Nashville.

A visitation and reception will follow the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St. Nashville, TN 37203 or St. Philip's Memorial Fund.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Richard Carroll White, 66

Mr. White, 66, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 3 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Visitation will be at the church from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Mid South Chapter, 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

Wilma Gertrude Greer, 74

Mrs. Greer, 74, died Tuesday, Feb, 28, 2012 at the University Medical Center.

Visitation 10 a.m. Friday, March 2 until funeral services at 2 p.m. at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.


General News

Brooks Bucks return to benefit local Habitat for Humanity

For the ninth consecutive year, Demos Restaurant will sponsor the Brooks Bucks fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wilson County.

The popular Brooks Bucks are named after the late Brooks Franklin, humanitarian and 30-year veteran writer for The Lebanon Democrat.Franklin was a nationally recognized newsman, winning numerous national and state awards for reporting and editorial writing.The issue of poverty and homelessness in Lebanon led to the Brook Bucks fund raiser, which benefits one of Franklins most loved causes, Habitat for Humanity.

BULLETIN - Schools closing early Friday
WEATHER CONCERNS -- Elementary schools in the Wilson County School System will dismiss today at 11:15 a.m.; Middle Schools and High Schools at 12:15 p.m.; TXR, Carroll-Oakland and Watertown Elem. at 12:15 p.m. Lebanon Special School Districtare dismissing at 12 Noon. Friendship Christian School, McClain Christian Academy, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy all to close at 11:30 a.m. today.
TN Habitat affiliates rank 4th in nation in house builds

Habitat for Humanitys work of providing affordable housing to Wilson County residents contributed to Tennessee being ranked 4th in the United States for Habitat for Humanity home builds with 255 homes built in 2011.

Habitat for Humanity of Wilson County is one of the 51 Habitat affiliates in Tennessee serving 63 counties. While Habitat for Humanitys greatest achievements occur in the lives of the families served in the program, it is also a multimillion dollar enterprise with statewide economic impact. No other non-profit has the breadth of impact on this state economy than what Habitat delivers, a spokesperson said.


General Sports

Bulldogs hold off Bethel; advance to TranSouth semifinals

LEBANON -- Charles Stewart scored 13 points off the bench and Cumberland hit 8-of-10 free throws in the final minute to seal a 64-59 victory over Bethel University in the quarterfinals of the TranSouth Championships Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs (22-8) advance to play at Mid-Continent University on Saturday at 7 p.m. while Bethels season ends at 16-15.

The contest featured just five ties and four lead chances, but after the first three minutes of the second half, no team led by more than five points the rest of the game. Bethel took just one lead after the break at 47-46 on a layup by Caleb Hardy with 10:07 remaining, but Michael Sweat was fouled and made two free throws on CUs next trip.

CU splits with Mid-Continent

UNION CITY -- Chipper Smith allowed one run in six innings and Sam Lind, Mike Mandarino and Brodie Ross each collected two hits in a 4-1 victory, but Cumberland had just three hits and dropped the second game, 1-0, against Mid-Continent in baseball action Thursday.

The games were the TranSouth Conference openers for both teams. The clubs will try to complete the series Friday weather permitting at L.H. Ladd Field at Elam Stadium.

The Bulldogs (8-7, 1-1 TranSouth) scored single runs in the first and fifth and Linds two-run triple in the sixth gave Smith more than he needed to post his third straight victory in as many starts on the mound. The lefthander (3-2) allowed just three hits, walked three and struck out five in six innings and Devin Stovall gave up one hit and struck out two to earn the save.

FCS will host sectional Monday

Friendship Christian earned the right to host a TSSAA Sectional on Monday after winning the Region 4A championship game Thursday -- downing Clarkrange 64-49 at Livingston Academy in the Region 4A finals.

Dalton Patterson paced the Commaders with 17 points. Anthony Williams andDrew Hutchinsoneach had 9; Mark Sandoval and Allen Heaston each scored eight points as FCS improved to 24-3 on the season.

Friendship led 14-8 after the first quarter and 30-21 at intermission. Clarkrange ended the season 19-14.

IN THE REGION 5AAA FINALS at Northeast, Clarksville High ran past Wilson Central High 67-49. Jacob Williams had 21 points for the Wildcats while Dee Oldham added 17. The Wildcats need a win at Brentowwod High Monday night in a Class AAA sectional to earn a trip to the BlueCross Basketball Championships in Murfreesboro.

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