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Showing 17 articles from May 22, 2012.


Charles Keith DeArmond, 62

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, for Mr. DeArmond, 62, of Mt. Juliet.
He died Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Interment will be at 7 p.m. EST at High Falls Cemetery in Jackson, GA.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Rd. Mt. Juliet.

Dorothy Kolbe Thompson

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, May 20 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Thompson of Lebanon.
She died Friday, May 18, 2012 at the University Medical Center.
Interment was at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

Janice Marie Castro, 57

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Mrs. Castro, 57, of Watertown.
Mrs. Castro died Monday, May 21, 2012.
Visitation will be prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Jones Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home.

Margaret Marie Zumbro, 77

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, May 22 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Zumbro, 77, of Lebanon.
Born in Jackson County, she died May 18, 2012 at Select Speciality Hospital in Nashville.
Burial was at the Bethlehem Cemetery.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Melvin Loyd Chief Daniels, Jr. , 42

Mr. Daniels, 42, died Friday, May 18, 2012.
Services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, May 22 at the Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon.
Interment followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Memorial set May 24 for publisher Macomber, 71

A memorial service is planned for 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at the Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Mr. Harry Macomber, Jr., 71, of Watertown.

A longtime newspaper man and farmer, he considered one of the driving forces behind the establishment of The Watertown Gazette.

Mr. Macomber died Monday evening, May 21, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. He was under the care of family, friends and Hospice. His remains were cremated.

Born Aug. 12, 1940 in Freedom Township, Michigan, Mr. Macomber was the youngest newspaper published in Michigan in the 1960s and was noted for his work with the Press Association Magazine. He held elected office, served as an officer in various civic organizations, received the State preservation Award and earned many accolades for his work and dedication to the city of Watertown.

"Harry was never shy about speaking his mind," said Lounita Howard, publisher of The Watertown Gazette.

"He wrote a column for us for several years. He was always poking, prodding, asking questions. His columns were certainly lively. Watertown lost a good man. He will be missed."

Macomber was a published author who provided free office space and encouragement to the founders of The Watertown Gazette.

Survivors include: his son Adam of Watertown; son Thomas Tyosh of Michigan and daughter Melanie of Michigan. Also surviving are Melanies's sons Jovan, Daylon and Issac as well as siblings Shirley Sparks, Barb Harvey, Carl Macomber, Linda Brannock and George Macomber, Jr.

He is preceded in death by son David Tyosh and grandson Kristian.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be directed to Southern STARRS, 4050 Cairo Bend Rd., Lebanon 37087.

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

Mildred Harrison Marion, 74

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 24 at the First Church of The Nazarene, 812 North Cumberland St., for Mrs. Marion, 74, of Lebanon.
Mrs. Marion died Monday, May 21, 2012, at the University Medical Center.
The family will receive friends 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Thursday after 9 a.m. at the First Church of The Nazarene.
Interment will be at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Ann Ward, 47

Family visitation will be held 12 Noon, Thursday, May 24 with funeral to follow at 1 p.m. at the Second Missionary Baptist Church, 323 W. Adams Ave., Lebanon, for Ms. Ward, 47, of Lebanon.
She died May 20, 2012 at University Medical Center.
Interment will be in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Services are in the care of JC Hellum Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Ralph Douglas Sanford, 73

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, May 19 at the Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Mr. Sanford, 73, of the Norene Community.
A US Navy veteran, he died May 16, 2012 at his residence.
Burial with military honors was at the Fairview Cemetery.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Roger Dwayne Cravens, 73

Mr. Cravens, 73 of Mt. Juliet, died May 20, 2012.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.


"My Bid" by Joe Biddle

Vegas predicts Titans to lose first four

Titans Coach Mike Munchak has his work cut out for him.

If he pays any attention to what Cantor Gaming in Las Vegas (Where else?) has to say about the Titans, Munchak might as well get ready for a long, disappointing season.

They could scrap Organized Team Activities. Do away with training camp. Go through the motions during preseason games.


While most Titans fans are optimistic about the team being able to put in a full off-season of work, the folks at Cantor say the numbers dont lie.

So, before the Titans break the first sweat as a team, Cantor has offered its predictions for the coming season.


General News

Former police officer gets 10 years in federal prison on fraud

A Lebanon resident who formerly worked as a Metro Nashville police officer and another individual of Murfreesboro were sentenced to federal prison on Monday for fraud and money laundering, respectively.

Richard Wilson, 32, of Lebanon, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for federal program fraud by U.S. District Court Judge Kevin H. Sharp. The judge sentenced Michael Dwayne Wray, 32, of Murfreesboro, to 60 months for money laundering.

The sentences were announced by U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry Martin.

Wilson and Wray were indicted on June 15, 2011, and both pleaded guilty in January 2012.

Lebanon Planning Commission to meet today

Lebanon Planning Commission will meet for a preliminary meeting today at 5 p.m. in the Town Meeting Room of the Lebanon Administration Building located at 200 N. Castle Heights Avenue in Lebanon.

On the Commission's agenda is a rezoning approximately 5.25 acres at 3080 Leeville Pike from R1-A to B-6, a Final Plat for Right of Way Dedication of Palmer Circle and a Site Plan for Love One Another Church at 1960 Tater Peeler Road to consider a 9,600 square-foot addition to the Joseph's Storehouse warehouse.

Local woman charged with TennCare drug fraud

A Wilson County woman is charged with TennCare fraud for selling prescription drugs that were purchased with benefits from the TennCare program.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Tuesday announced the arrest of Ashley Nichole Agee, 24, of Lebanon, after a joint investigation with the Lebanon Police Department.{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=3|imageid=249|float=right}

Agee has been charged with one count of TennCare fraud accusing her of using TennCare benefits to obtain a prescription for the painkiller morphine sulfate, while planning to unlawfully sell a portion of the prescription.

Prescription drug abuse is a problem nationwide, and Tennessee is no exception, Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said. But we do not tolerate people buying and selling drugs with taxpayers funding their operations.

New sign donated for Baird Industrial Subdivision

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The Wilson Post

William D. Baird was a man of vision, a former Lebanon Mayor and Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee, bringing the first Industrial Subdivision in the state to Lebanon, and a new sign honoring that subdivision was completed Monday.

Russell Witt, owner of Witt Sign, donated the sign after officials with the City of Lebanon said they didnt have the funds to rebuild the sign themselves. The old sign was blown down by storm winds in 2011.

When the sign blew down, I guess Lamar chose not to put it back up, Witt said, referring to Lamar Advertising, that owned the old sign.

According to Witt, he approached Hartmann Luggage, the first company to be located in the industrial subdivision, to donate the land where the sign now stands at the intersection of McCown Drive and West Baddour Parkway.

Witt said he hopes to put the name of every business located within the subdivision on the sign in the near future. He said the sign is double-sided and can accommodate 25 businesses.

Squires end CareHere services

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Commission put healthcare provider CareHere on notice Monday night and is expected to consider a contract with a local family practice to meet the future medical needs of county employees.

Squires voted 13 to 10 to give CareHere a 60- or 90-day notice that the county would no longer be using them for clinic visits.

District 15 Commissioner Mike Justice, a member of the county Insurance Committee who proposed the vote, said they have had issues with CareHere in the past.

"Weve had some problems with them sending people to the emergency room that has caused our insurance costs to go up, he said.

Justice also said that a medical doctor only reviewed about 15 to 20 percent of cases where county employees went to the CareHere facility. He said the insurance committee wanted to find a local provider that would provide better services.

District 6 Commissioner and Chairman of the insurance panel Kenny Reich said the CareHere doctor reviewing cases for county employees is based out of Franklin. He said the three CareHere clinics were split between the county schools and Mt. Juliet employees.


General Sports

Blue Devils Boosters hold spring banquet

The Blue Devil Booster Club held a spring athletic banquet Monday, May 21 at Castle heights Upper Elementary School.

The following students received MVP awards from their respective sports:

Dent Burger, baseball; Heather Brown, softball; Danielle Henning & Tracy Shrum, girls bowling; Austin Bennett, boys bowling; Shiyar Kapan (defensive) & Blake Lankford (offensive), boys soccer.

The students in the slideshow photo are All-District 9AAA softball selections. From left: honorable mention Katlin Eakes, Kearston Yahola & Beth Swartwout -- All-9AAA Heather Brown and Bethany Anderson.

For more photos and a complete rundown of Monday night's honorees, please check out Wednesday's print edition of The Wilson Post

photo by TOMMY BRYAN /

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