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Showing 8 articles from April 5, 2012.


Brenda Holt Weatherby, 55

Funeral services will be held is 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Weatherby, 55, of Lebanon.
She died Saturday, March 31, 2012.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon Friday from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 Noon until the service.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Mary Jo Williams, 88

KNOXVILLE -- A funeral mass has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, April 9 at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Knox County for Mrs. Williams, 88, of Watertown.

The widow of the late James Skidmore Williams, she died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Summit Medical Center, Hermitage. She was retired from Hartmann Luggage.

The family will receive friends Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 4-8 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery, Knoxville.

Survivors include: children James "Skid" Williams of Watertown and Patricia L. "Pat" Williams of Redonda Beach, CA; grandchild Christa Williams of Lenanon; three sisters and two brothers.

Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Irene Hess Norton, 74

Mrs. Norton, 74, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012.
Services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway.
The family will be receiving friends from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 12 Noon until the service on Saturday.
Interment will be at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.


General News

Kiwanis Community Easter Sunrise service set

The Kiwanis Club of Lebanon will host its annual Community Easter Sunrise on Sunday, April 8, on the Public Square in downtown Lebanon.

The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will conclude at 7:45 a.m. This year marks the clubs 66th Easter Sunrise event since the local civic club was formed in 1946.

Stephen Manley, Lebanon Kiwanis member and pastor of Cross Style Church in Lebanon, will speak along with Sean Kennedy, pastor and elder at New Life Christian Church in Lebanon.

A community ensemble has been put together to offer their musical talents under the direction of Sgt. Tom Freeman of the Salvation Army.

Last year was our first year to have the event on the Public Square and the rain on the Saturday before moved us inside First Baptist Churchs The Rock, said Sean Patrick, Kiwanis Club of Lebanon member and organizer of this years event.

First Baptist has offered their building again this year if we need it, but I believe the Lord has blessed us this year with great weather and we look forward to watching the sun come up as we celebrate Easter with our community, Patrick added.

Lynn to challenge Elam, seeks return to Dist. 57 seat

The Wilson Post

Several challengers arose this week for incumbents on the Aug. 2 County General and State Primary Election, including Lou Ann Zelenik for the 6th District U.S. House of Representatives seat and Susan Lynn for the State House District 57 seat.

Zelenik will challenge incumbent Diane Black, R-Gallatin, for the Congressional seat and Lynn will face current District 57 State Rep. Linda Elam, R-Mt. Juliet. Democrat George McDonald also picked up a petition for the 6th House District but did not file his petition.

Current District 46 State Rep. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, will run unopposed in the Aug. 2 primary.

Wreck ties up I-40 East; no injuries

The Wilson Post

A two-vehicle crash clogged up much of Interstate 40 near Mt. Juliet Wednesday afternoon during rush hour, but no injuries were reported, according to the Mt. Juliet Police Department.

MJPD Deputy Chief James Hambrick said the department received the call around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday. He said a pickup truck with a slide-on camper was rear-ended by a minivan, both traveling eastbound, just west of the Mt. Juliet Road exit.

The pickup truck was driven by Timothy Holloway of Lebanon and was struck by the van driven by Eric Bucklin of Mt. Juliet.


General Sports

CU honor goes to LB Ben Miller

LEBANON - Cumberland senior football player Ben Miller is this years recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award presented annually to a Bulldog student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics. The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Bulldog football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland University.

The Gallatin native and former Green Wave star led the Bulldogs in tackles this past season with 85 along with nine tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He posted five double-digit tackle performances, including 13 with 3.5 for loss at Union College.

Miller recorded 78 tackles in 10 contests as a junior with a team-best 10.5 tackles for loss. He added two sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. Miller was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week three times in the last two seasons, including twice in 2011. He was a First Team All-MSC selection at linebacker in each of the last two years.

PREP BASEBALL -- FCS 13, Cascade 2

LOOKOUT VALLEY -- Friendship Christian went to work early in Thursday's 13-2 win over Cascade at the Lookout Valley Tournament.

A solo home run by Drew Erie, a solo shot from Colton Gaines, a two-run HR by Austin Godwin, and a two-run HR by Brennan Swindoll -- all came in a six-run first inning.

Kyle Wood got the win for the Commaders. He allowed three runs over six innings, striking out seven, walking one and scattering four hits.

Erie, Cale Mitchell, Swindoll, Stefan Remus, Gaines, Wood, and Godwin all collected hits for Friendship.

ON SATURDAY, FCS downed Cincinatti Hills 7-0; then topped South Pittsburg 15-3.

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