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Obituaries

Geneva Hale Davis, 87

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, May 9, at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Mrs. Davis, 87, of Watertown.
Retired from Precision Rubber and born in Birmingham, AL, she died Monday, May 7, 2012 at University Medical Center.
Interment was in the Jones Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

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James Leonard Ford, 69

Graveside services were held Thursday morning, May 10 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville for Mr. Ford, 69, of Mt. Juliet.
The son of the late Hurley David Ford and Frances Carmyne Chandler Ford Kephart died Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.

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Matthew George Kidd, 32

Matthew Kidd of Lebanon died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at age 32.
The family will hold a private service in Costa Rica.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, W. Baddour Pkwy.

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Patricia Fawn Mazza, 50

Chapel services are planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon for Fawn Mazza, 50, of Lebanon.
The wife of Jeff Mazza, she passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Visitation is set for Tuesday from from 11 a.m. until the service. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

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Peter A Mackie, 77

A funeral mass will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Nashville, for Mr. Mackie, 77, of Hermitage.
Mr. Mackie died Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
Visitation will be Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2250 N. Mt. Juliet Rd.

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William Henry Legon Jr., 54

A memorial service was held Thursday morning, May 10 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon for Mr. Legon, 54, of Lebanon.
The son of the late William and Mildred Legon, he died Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

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General News

Annual antique tractor show slated

Wilson County Antique Power Association is hosting the 21st annual Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Show on Saturday, May 19, at the James E, Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.

Gates will open at 8 a.m.

The show will feature exhibits of antique tractors, antique tracks, gas engines, farm implements, corn meal grinding, blacksmithing and sawmilling. Many activities for all ages are scheduled throughout the day. Childrens activities include a Needle in the Haystack contest and a Kiddie Tractor Pull for ages 8 to 12. There will also be a Parade of Power, which allows proud owners to parade their equipment through the Fiddlers Grove area.

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Businesses relieved MJ Road construction ending next week

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Business owners along North Mt. Juliet Road are relieved to hear the construction stretching the length of the major thoroughfare is to be complete next Friday, and many are looking forward to the benefits of having the road widened.

Im definitely relieved that its finally opening, said Jason Gregory, general manager of The Corner Pub, located at 4136 N. Mt. Juliet Road.

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation said the construction will finally be complete on Friday, May 18, after three years of work. The project began in 2009 and was budgeted at $8.9 million.

The work widens North Mt. Juliet Road to five lanes from Interstate 40 to Highway 70. TDOT Community Relations Officer Deanna Lambert said the contractor, LoJac Enterprises, has until May 25 to finish, but said everything is expected to be done a week before that date.

Mt. Juliet Road should be open and all lanes drivable on Friday, May 18, barring any weather or other unforeseen delays, Lambert said. However, the contractor technically has until May 25to completely finish, so they may have to tie up some loose ends between those dates.

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None injured in PFG ammonia leak

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

An ammonia leak early Thursday morning evacuated employees from Performance Food Group in Lebanon, but no one was harmed or injured in the leak that required the dispatch of local HAZMAT personnel.

Lebanon Fire Chief Chris Dowell said the call came in around 2:30 a.m. and they responded to the distribution center on Maddox-Simpson Parkway. The department also called the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency for assistance.

The call to us actually came from the Lebanon Fire Department to request our assistance, said WEMA Director John Jewell.

Jewell said all 30 employees in the building at the time were evacuated safely and WEMA HAZMAT personnel managed to get the leak under control. He praised the work of PFG personnel who followed all the proper protocols.

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Two MJ city workers on leave in 'sexting' case

From Post staff reports

Two Mt. Juliet City employees were placed on administrative leave as an ongoing investigation continues into reportedly sexually explicit text messages and photos being sent to one another using city-issued cell phones and computers.

Mt. Juliet Police Sgt. James Crosslin and his wife, Charlene Crosslin, who works in the citys Finance Department, were placed on leave without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

According to city policy concerning employees, sending inappropriate texts and photos can result in disciplinary action. Three MJPD detectives are assisting the citys Human Resources Department in the investigation, exploring the possibility of criminal wrongdoing.

The messages reportedly date as far back as 2010. The couple is reportedly separated.

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Wilson 2nd graders learn about farm life

By PATRICK HALL and NICHOLE MANNA
The Wilson Post

Around 1,500 second graders from local elementary schools visited the James E. Ward Agricultural Center on Wednesday and Thursday to get a taste of farm life from those who live it with the 11th annual Farm Days event.

Organized by Wilson County Soil Conservation and Farm Bureau Women of Wilson County, local students learn from farmers about caring for animals ranging from cattle, sheep, goats, chickens and even bees.

Second graders from West Elementary School were able to pet the nose of a 4-year-old Brown Swiss cow, but only after being reassured by Diane Major, of Wilson County Soil Conservation and also a local dairy farmer, that cows dont bite.

They only have four teeth on the bottom, she said.

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