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Showing 10 articles from June 8, 2012.


Mattie Hobbs Hearn, 88

Mrs. Mattie Hobbs Hearn, age 88 of Lebanon passed away Thursday, July 7, 2012, at NHC Smithville.

A native of Wilson County, she was born October 22, 1923, the daughter of the late Lucien Newman and Lena Watkins Newman. She was an LPN having worked at Martha Gaston Hospital, McFarland Hospital and before retiring with Physicians Home Health Care. Mrs. Hearn was active member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church in Dowelltown.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Thomas Edwin Hobbs and Edward Hearn and two step-grandchildren.

Maurice Devon McGowan, 48

Services for Mr. McGowan will be 12 Noon Saturday, June 9 at Peyton Road Church of Christ in Lebanon. Mr. McGowan, 48, of Lebanon died Saturday, June 2, 2012.

A visitation with the family will be prior to the service at 11 a.m. A public visitation will be held on Friday, June 8, from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. at Neuble Monument Funeral Home LLC in Lebanon.

Mr. McGowan was baptized at the Market Street Church of Christ. He attended the Wilson County Public School system and was a graduate of Lebanon High School's class of 1982.


At the Movies

'Prometheus' looks deep into our search for answers

The Wilson Post

Big things have small beginnings, declared David in Prometheus, a science fiction adventure with inspiring vision and sinister overtones that faces the very beliefs and ideas we hold most dear, but delivers a tense ride.

"Prometheus tells the tale of the 17 crewmembers of the titular science exploration spaceship as they travel to a distant moon after archaeologists discovered ancient drawings all depicting the same alien civilization.

The crew is seeking the answers and origins of human life, but finds far more than they bargained for in the end. Directed by Ridley Scott and superbly written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, Prometheus is a prequel to Scotts 1979 film Alien but tells its own mostly-unique story.

The crew is led by Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Dr. Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) who made the archaeological discoveries on Earth. Coming with them is android David, played brilliantly by Michael Fassbender.

Upon arriving on the moon, the crew enters an ancient stone structure that houses eerie silence, strange life forms and hidden dangers. The crew certainly finds what theyre looking for, but that knowledge comes with a heavy price.


General News

'Raise Your Hand' event in W'Town features First Lady Haslam

United Ways of Tennessee (UWTN), the association of 38 United Ways in the state including Wilson County, is partnering with the Tennessee State Library and Archives, other state agencies, corporations and a host of non-profits in the Raise Your Hand Tennessee coalition for a Day of Action on Thursday, June 21.

The goal? To generate volunteers who will raise their hand to read to, tutor, and mentor children and youth.

Events will vary by community, but they will focus on story times with children and volunteer sign-up. Many locations will also have crafts, food, music, and book and schoolsupply drives.Some prominent citizens and celebrities will be attending some of the events, including Tennessees First Lady Crissy Haslam, Secretary of State Tre Hargett, sports mascots, musical artists, mayors and legislators.

Citizen stops MJ robbery suspect

A citizen is being credited with thwarting a robbery at a Mt. Juliet convenience store Wednesday night.

Sgt. Tyler Chandler, community police director and public information officer of the Mt. Juliet Police Department, said a 17-year-old male entered the Citgo on North Mt. Juliet Road about 8:20 p.m. He reportedly displayed a steak knife and told the clerk to hand over all the cash and key to his car.

The clerk, Chandler said, gave the suspect some cash and the keys to a vehicle but told the juvenile the keys were for a different vehicle in an attempt to confuse him.

Meanwhile, a 44-year-old male citizen was outside filling his vehicle with gasoline and witnessed the event. Chandler said as the suspect was leaving the store and attempting to take what he thought was the clerks vehicle, the citizen yelled at the suspect to put his hands up on the car.

The suspect listened and complied.

The citizen noticed the steak knife in the suspects pocket and pulled it out and threw it to the ground as Mt. Juliet Police Officers arrived on the scene. Officers took the juvenile into custody without incident.

Chandler said all the cash and weapon were recovered. No one was injured in the incident.

Charges were still pending at press time against the 17-year-old suspect.

End to Lebanon Council's insurance could save money

The Wilson Post

A measure proposed to end access to the City of Lebanons group health insurance for city councilors would only affect one of the current members, said City Attorney Andy Wright, and would save the city money in the long run, noted Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath.

Warmath said the ordinance brought before Lebanon City Council at Tuesday nights meeting, would have eliminated future councilors eligibility for health insurance from the city and ended a policy that let councilors who served two or more consecutive terms get back on the health insurance plan after they reached the age of 62, regardless of whether they were serving as a councilor at that time.

During Tuesday nights meeting, the measure failed for lack of a motion.

The intention was to let anyone thats currently on the council to keep it, but to draw a line and say from that point on, future councilors cannot get the benefits, Warmath said.

Lebanon councilors, mayor or appointees of the mayor are entitled to the citys health insurance after being elected or appointed. According to Wright, the new measure would end that eligibility for council members and would not allow them to get back on the plan after turning 62 and having served two consecutive terms.

The only person it will potentially affect is (Ward 3 Councilor Rob Cesternino), if he is re-elected, Wright said. No new councilor would have insurance if this passed.

LPD sets sobriety, traffic checkpoints

Lebanon Police Department will be conducting high visibility impaired driver counter-measures this weekend.

Officers are planning a checkpoint, or checkpoints, on Highway 70 and / or Highway 109 on Friday, June 8. In addition, they will be conducting saturation patrols. During the checkpoint(s) and saturations officers will be monitoring for DUIs while also enforcing traffic violations and other offenses.

USACE to waive day use area fees

In celebration of the U.S. Armys 237th birthday on Thursday, June 14, day-use fees are being waived at all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District day use areas by Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, district commander.

Fees shall be waived on June 14, 2012 at areas such as boat ramps and beaches where fees are collected by contract gate attendants or honor vaults, DeLapp said. As we celebrate the 237th Birthday of the U.S. Army and its rich heritage of defending our nation and its citizens, we wish to recognize local communities steadfast support of our soldiers and families in this small way, he added.

In Wilson County, the fee will be waived at Old Hickory Lake at Cedar Creek and at LaGuardo.


General Sports

Masonic Charity Golf Tournament set June 23 at Pine Creek

The third annual Lebanon Masonic Lodge Charity Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, June 23 at Pine Creek Golf Course in Mt. Juliet with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

Cost is $320 for a four-man scramble team which includes 18 holes of tournament golf, cart, a bucket of balls on the practice range, lunch and door prizes. Each player is asked to bring a canned food item which will go to the Wilson County Community Help Center.

A hole-in-one contest will include a $10,000 cash prize, a flat screen TV, a set of Callaway Big Bertha irons and much more. Hole sponsorships are still available at $125 each.

For more information, visit the website or call Jim McCandless at 615-829-2029 or Todd Petty at 630-306-9009.

TranSouth Conference honors CU's Freeman

NASHVILLE - The TranSouth Athletic Conference sports information directors have voted Cumberland University SID Jo Jo Freeman as the 2012 TranSouth Sports Information Director of the Year. The conference instituted the award in 2006 to recognize the efforts of sports information directors in promoting the teams of the TranSouth.

Freeman, who just completed his fourth year serving as the SID at Cumberland University, has assisted the conference in several roles. For the last two seasons Freeman has served as the TranSouth Sport SID for Tennis. His contributions included several historical research projects for use across the conference. Freeman has served in the role of host for several conference events, providing sports information work for those events.

TranSouth SID of the Year History
2012 Jo Jo Freeman, Cumberland University
2011 Steven Aldridge, Union University
2010 Steven Aldridge, Union University
2009 Steven Aldridge, Union University
2008 Gregory Ruff, Trevecca Nazarene
2007 Steven Aldridge, Union University
2006 Steven Aldridge, Union University

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