Former Lebanon High assistant principal and athletic director Brian Hutto has been hired as the new principal at Coles Ferry Elementary School -- a K-5 school in the Lebanon Special Schools District.
Hutto, a 1997 graduate of Watertown High and a veteran educator, replaces Chip Bevis who left the LSSD to take an assistant principal / AD post at Wilson Central High School.
"We are excited to have Mr. Hutto join our team of outstanding school leaders," said LSSD Director of Schools Scott Benson. "I'm confident in his ability to provide the leadership and support needed to the students and families within the Lebanon Special School District."
Cedars of Lebanon and Long Hunter State Parks have many events planned in the coming weeks that are free and open to the public. Check out the schedules below to plan your next visit to our local parks!
Friday, June 8
Long Hunter: 'Believe it or Not: the Truth about Controlled Fires,'at 6 p.m.Take a guided hike of the Cedar glades on the Tyler Sykes trail and learn about the many benefits of con-trolled fires and the species that prosper in disturbed habitat. We will be discussing and looking for many species of insects, birds, and mammals. Meet at the trail head on South Mount Juliet Rd. Wear sturdy shoes, bug spray, and sunscreen. Call the park office for directions at 885-2422.
Cedars of Lebanon: 3 p.m. Happy Hive Bee Colony.Come to the Nature Center and meet Jen to pay a visit to our very own honey bee hive. Learn about the secret lives of bees and come put on a bee keeper suit.
6:30 p.m. Evening Hike.Meet Garrett at the park office parking lot for a easy half-mile hike on the Cedar Glades Trail. Learn about the Tennessee Coneflower, grasshoppers, and other native plants and animals.
8 p.m. Owl Prowl.Meet Shauna at the nature center and meet our screech owl! Find out interesting qualities of owls and if you are lucky, hear some too.
Cumberland University lefthanded pitcher Chipper Smith was selected by the Miami Marlins in the 38th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Wednesday, June 6.
The Valencia, Calif., native was the 1,157th player taken in the 40-round selection process. Smith posted a 6-6 mark with a 3.65 earned-run-average in 13 appearances, all starts, with five complete games and three shutouts.
He worked 79.0 innings, allowing 67 hits with 32 walks and a team-best 89 strikeouts while opponents batted .234.
Smith tossed a seven inning no-hitter in February versus Point Park University, a team that finished the year 53-11 overall and ranked sixth nationally while making the NAIA World Series. He struck out 14 batters in that contest with one walk in a 5-0 triumph.
Smith is the 36th Cumberland player selected in the MLB Draft under longtime head coach Woody Hunt and the 83rd player to sign a Major League contract during Hunts tenure.