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Obituaries

Austin J. Loftis, 84

Funeral services for Mr. Austin J. Loftis are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Shelby and Bro. John Petree officiating.

Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 PM and Wednesday after 9 AM at Ligon & Bobo. Mr. Loftis, 84 of Lebanon,died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at University Medical Center.

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Debra Malone, 52

Ms. Malone, 52, died July 9 2012 at the University Medical Center.
Visitation will be held 3-6 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
At the familys request, no services are planned.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

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Delia Garrett Spickard, 98

Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Thursday, July 12 at the Hamilton Chapel Church for Mrs. Spickard, 98, of Gladeville. The widow of the late Joe Will Spickard, Sr., and the last sibling of the Garrett family, she died July 9, 2012.

Visitation is set for Wednesday, July 11 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. and from 11 a.m. Thursday until the service at the church.

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James "Ro-Ro" Gannon, 84

Mr. Gannon, 84, of the Vine Community died July 9, 2012.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he was owner of Gannon Masonry.
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

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John Alexander Browne, 79

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 8, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Browne, 79, of Lebanon.
Retired from the City of Lebanon, he died July 5, 2012 at University Medical Center.
Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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William Charles Anderson, Sr., 83

Funeral services were held Monday morning, July 9 at the West Hills Baptist Church for Mr. Anderson, 83, of Lebanon.
The US Army veteran and former owner of West Hills Cleaners died Friday July 6, 2012 at his residence.
Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

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General News

Board asks Jennings to look at termination policy

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Board of Education members asked County Attorney Mike Jennings at Monday nights regular meeting to review a policy that says the board and Director of Schools Mike Davis are not required to give teachers reasons for termination.

The board took the action at the request of District 8 Wilson County Commissioner Frank Bush. His request was made via a written statement read by his wife, Carol, to the board at Mondays meeting as Bush was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

During the June 18 county commission meeting, Bush was critical of Davis and the board for not giving employees reasons why they were terminated. Bush said he had been approached by a handful of teachers and said none were given reasons for their termination.

Carol Bush, reading from her husbands statement, said the practice gives them great concern and likened the practice of putting do not rehire notes in some personnel files as being black-listed.

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Red Cross issues emergency call for blood donors

The American Red Cross recently issued a national blood appeal, but the severe storms in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic areas may severely impact the ability to build the blood inventory back up to sufficient levels in many locations.

Power outages, fallen trees and other storm impacts mean that blood donors have been unable to get to blood donation centers and blood drives. Dozens of Red Cross blood drives have been cancelled, resulting in the shortfall of nearly 1,700 units of blood and platelets.

The Red Cross is calling on all eligible blood donors now more than ever to roll up a sleeve and give as soon as possible.All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer.

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Wilson homes sales set 4-year record

As the real estate market has been improving each month and buyers have been encouraged to get off the fence, an official with the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors said residential homes sales in June proved to be a sign that the market is on a steady upswing.

Two hundred homes sold in June, making it the best month of sales since September of 2007 at 203, said Amy Hamilton, public relations chair of EMTAR. As has been stated in each monthly report in 2012, predictions are that the market is improving and that we will continue to see improvement throughout 2012 and it will continue on into 2013.

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General Sports

Blue & White Tailgate set Aug. 4

The inaugural Blue & White Pre-Season Tailgate Party will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, August 4 at the new Lebanon High School loacted off Hartmann Drive.

This fundraiser, along with the Blue Devil Kickoff Classic on the following weekend, will help fund team meals and travel expenses for the LHS football program.

A hamburger / cheeseburger meal with all the trimmings is planned, as well as a silent auction. Blue Devil football players will be selling $10 tickets beginning next week as well as $10 tickets for a $1,500 ping pong ball drop.

Local law firm Tressler & Associates is sponsoring the ping pong ball drop. www.tresslerassociates.com

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Carlton Battle is new hoops assistant at Cumberland

LEBANON -- Cumberland mens basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced this week the hiring of assistant coach Carlton Battle.

Battle fills the position of Brian Collins, who is the now the head coach at Columbia State Community College.

Battle has coached the last four seasons as an assistant at Maplewood High School in Nashville, helping the Panthers reach the semifinals at the TSSAA State Tournament in 2010 and coaching a pair of All-State players. He was responsible for skill development of individual players and scheduling non-district games as well at MHS.

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