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Obituaries

Beverly Farrell Arnold, 93

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, Old Hickory, for Mrs. Arnold, 93. She died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 in Hermitage.

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Charles Edward Adams, 79

Graveside funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Poplar Hill Cemetery for Mr. Adams, 79, of Lebanon. Mr. Adams died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.

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Claude L. "Junior" Gibson, 53

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Mr. Gibson, 53, of Watertown.
Born in Casper, WY, the electrician died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at Lebanon's University Medical Center.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 Noon until the service.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Emma Eunice Sanford Lain, 94

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Bartons Creek Cemetery for Mrs. Lain, 94, of Lebanon.
A native of Wilson County and a member of the West Hills Baptist Church, she died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at University Medical Center.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Hazel Harper Gray, 78

Funeral services were held Friday morning, Sept. 7 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Gray, 78, of the LaGuardo Community. Born in Smith County, she died Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at University Medical Center.

Interment was at Crestview Memorial Park in Gallatin.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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General News

Chancellor rules a new election must be held in LSSD race

Chancellor C.K. Smith rules some voters were left out

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A new election will be held Nov. 6 between two candidates for the Lebanon Special School District Board of Education race that appeared on the Aug. 2 ballot, after a court ruling Friday that said some voters were not given the opportunity to vote in that race.

Chancellor C.K. Smith ruled mistakes, omissions or irregularities caused the outcome of the LSSD school board race between Steve Jones and Johnie Payton, to be unclear. When the Wilson County Election Commission certified results on Aug. 14, Jones received 1,467 votes to Paytons 1,468.

Jones challenged the election in Chancery Court, claiming several voters didnt get the chance to cast their vote in the LSSD race. Smith agreed with that claim and ruled the Aug. 2 results be set aside and a new election be placed on the Nov. 6 ballot by the election commission.

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County Budget Committee looks to other committees for cuts

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Commission Budget Committee will charge the respective committees with reviewing the 2012-2013 budget and cutting waste from departments in order to balance the budget approved in August and took no action to restore funding to the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

There will be some departments that can cut and others that cant cut anything, said District 23 Commissioner and Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Ash.

Ash proposed sending the budget approved in the Aug. 27 commission meeting to the commissions committees to review with department heads and find places to cut from those departmental budgets.

The committee unanimously agreed and said the respective committees must review budgets line-by-line and find the cuts that would reduce the budget but not sacrifice services.

This is time to do your job, Ash said, referring to various committees.

District 15 Commissioner Mike Justice said now was not the time for committees to rubber stamp budgets. Finance Director Aaron Maynard said the General Fund has expenditures that exceed revenues in the amount of $837,470.

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General Sports

CU opens Nokes-Lasater Field today vs. Patriots

Brand new facility, same old Cumberland football team -- thats exactly how Dewayne Alexander wants it. While much is being made over CUs first official game today at renovated Nokes-Lasater Field on Lebanons East Side, Alexander is much more concerned about the product fans will see on the field.

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FCS hosts Clay County

Rebounding isnt just a basketball term. Friendship Christians football team, still a little sore from the physical pounding dished out in last weeks 28-21 loss at Gordonsville, looks to bounce back vs. Region 4A opponent Clay County.

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Local sports in brief

FCS softball fish fry
The Friendship Christian softball team will host the Lady Commander Fish Fry Saturday, Sept. 8 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. in the FCS cafeteria. Tickets for the meal are $10 per person with children five and under admitted free. FCS players will be selling tickets with tickets also available at the school office or at the door the night of the event. All proceeds will benefit Friendship Christian softball.

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WCHS hosts Shelbyville tonight

Wilson Central will be gunning for a 4-0 start to the 2012 regular season tonight as the Wildcats host Shelbyville Central. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium.

Coach Brad Dedmans squad stands 3-0 following last weeks 39-12 over Hendersonville -- the programs best start since opening the 2007 season with seven consecutive wins.

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