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Showing 15 articles from October 2, 2012.


Carol Ann Hobbs, 65

Mrs. Carol Ann Hobbs, 65, of Lebanon, passed away Oct. 1, 2012 at her home. She was a retired school teacher with Wilson County Schools, having taught at Mt. Juliet Junior High, with 35 years of service.

Carol Harris Thomas, 67

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Oct. 2 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Thomas, 67, of Mt. Juliet.
A former History teacher at Mt. Juliet High School and the wife of Mr. Paul Thomas, she died Sept. 30, 2012.
Interment was at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and the March of Dimes. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Clyde Samuel Murphy, 73

Graveside services were held Tuesday morning, Oct. 2 at the Jennings Cemetery for Mr. Murphy, 73, of Dowelltown. A dairy farmer and a native of Wilson County, he died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Freida Draper Morse, 74

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, September 30, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church for Mrs. Morse, 74, of Lebanon. Born May 5, 1938 in Sumner County, to the late Ridley S. and Lucille Minchey Draper, she died Friday, September 28, 2012, at University Medical Center.

Michael Theodore Griffith, Jr., 40

Mr. Griffith, 40, of Old Hickory, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The family received friends Saturday, Sept. 29 at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet and a prayer service was held.
Interment will take place in Ohio.
Arrangements by Mt. Juliet's Bond Memorial Chapel.

Rebecca Ann "Becky" Gilley, 47

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Sellars Funeral Home, Stone Mansion, for Mrs. Gilley, 47, of of Castalian Springs. She died Sept. 29, 2012.

Shirley Fuqua, 80

A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Fuqua, 80. She died Sept. 30, 2012.

Thelma Bush Jenkins, 79

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Jenkins, 79, of Lebanon. The homemaker died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at University Medical Center.


"My Bid" by Joe Biddle

Monday hangovers for Titans and Ryder Cup team

I wonder who had the worst hangover Monday -- our Ryder Cup team or the Titans?

At least the Titans have 14 more games to play. The Ryder Cup team has two years to stew on the Medinah Massacre.

The team in two-tone blue finished September at 1-3, no better, no worse than predicted.

While everyone is focusing on who the Titans quarterback will be this Sunday in Minnesota, they need to be focusing on finding someone who can tackle opponents.

Defensive coordinator Jerry Grays matador defense has given up a total of 151 points in four games as the Titans rank next to last in the NFL in total defense.


General News

CU gears up for Homecoming 2012

Cumberland University will bring in its Homecoming 2012 weekend on Oct. 5-6 with fun-packed festivities as members of the campus and Lebanon communities come together to reconnect with alumni, friends and faculty.

From Bulldog Football to the Dawg Dash, Cumberlands Homecoming activities will offer something for everyone. This years events will include childrens activities, reunions, the 3rd annual Dawg Dash, tailgating, Bulldog Football and more.

Homecoming 2012 will kick off on Friday, Oct. 5, with a host of events including the Annual Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Alumni Party on the Patio.

Hartmann Luggage facility for sale

The Wilson Post

Samsonite International is selling the Hartmann Luggage facility in Lebanon and Nashville-based XMi Commercial Real Estate is working closely with local officials to find a new tenant for the building when the facility closes in December.

XMi President and Principal Broker Stan Snipes said the asking price for the Hartmann facility is $2.65 million and the 160,000 square foot building includes office, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution space.

Samsonite International purchased Hartmann in August for $35 million and in September, documents filed with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed Samsonite would close the Lebanon facility in December.

The 160,000 square foot building includes 16,885 square feet of office space, 72,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 11,000 square feet of warehouse/receiving space and 56,000 square feet of distribution space.

Joseph's Storehouse to break ground Friday

The Wilson Post

Josephs Storehouse Food Ministry will host a groundbreaking for a new 9,600 square foot extension of its facility at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5.

Founder Bob Evans said that with food donations coming in by the tractor trailer truck load, the ministrys current 7,000 square foot workspace is just too small to accommodate the increasing need in Wilson County.

We need space real bad, he said.

The ministry began in 1999, with Evans wanting to help feed about 25 people and it has just kept growing.

Monday storms cause flooding, structural damage

The Wilson Post

Wilson Emergency Management Agency Planner Steve Spencer said that he believes an EF0 tornado caused structural damage at two Statesville locations on Monday.

We had a tornado warning from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. and there was damage reported in Statesville on Knights Creek Road and also on Greenvale Road, he said.

On Knights Creek it moved a vacant doublewide trailer about 10 feet off its foundation and the owner had three outbuildings (sheds) that were completely destroyed, he said.

Officials stress immunization

The Wilson Post

Following the death of a student at West Elementary School due to bacterial meningitis, school officials stressed that there is no danger to other students and urged everyone to err on the side of caution and have their children properly immunized.

Sam McLeod, 9, died Sept. 28 from a non-contagious form of bacterial meningitis and since then school officials have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of other students and faculty at West Elementary.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, said Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis. The mother actually works for us, she is a teacher at Wilson Central High School, and our hearts go out to the family and our school family during this time.

A funeral was held for McLeod on Monday.

School board approves more secured vestibules

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis said at Monday nights Board of Education meeting that their hearts were heavy after the unexpected death of a Wilson County student this past Friday.

West Elementary student Sam McLeod, 9, died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from non-contagious bacterial meningitis. Please keep that family in your thoughts and prayers, Davis said.

School Health Coordinator Chuck Whitlock was recognized by Davis for being named Health Coordinator of the Year for the state of Tennessee. He has done an outstanding job, Davis said. He has been a real asset to our school district.

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