By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post
Lebanon City Council approved on first reading an agreement with the Lebanon Housing Authority that will place a second police officer to patrol the five housing authority properties in the city.
Council took the action at Tuesday nights regular meeting.Police Chief Scott Bowen said that since they placed their first officer, Dana Scooter Sandefur, to patrol the area in April, the department has witnessed a reduction in violent crime calls from the LHA properties.
By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post
Charges are pending in a late Wednesday afternoon accident that occurred on Interstate 40 in the construction zone and which injured the driver of one of the two vehicles involved.
The accident occurred about 5:19 p.m.Lebanon Police Officer Robert Bates said the accident occurred when a 2004 Lexus ES 330, driven by Hani A. Khalil of Nashville and who owns a business in Lebanon, struck the rear of a 2009 Toyota Camry, driven by Rachel Wright of Knoxville near mile marker 229 in the westbound lane.
Lebanon City Council will have a special called meeting at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.
Council will consider a number of ordinances on second reading, including final approval of a Community Based Policing Agreement with the Lebanon Housing Authority for a second officer, and cancellation of the regular council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, which is also Election Day.
A total of 4,470 people have cast ballots so far during Early Voting now under way in Wilson County for the Nov. 6 election. Officials with Wilson County Election Commission said 2,738 voted on Wednesday, the first day of early voting, and 1,732 voted as of about 3:30 p.m., Thursday.
Election Commission received 528 by-mail votes from Oct. 1-16, and 25 additional by-mail votes on Wednesday. A total of 942 voted in Lebanon, as of Wednesday, 952 in Mt. Juliet, 198 in Gladeville and 93 in Watertown, making that days total to 2,210.
By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post
An Industry Alliance Partnership meeting hosted by the Joint Economic & Community Development Board presented an exciting proposal for higher education in Wilson County on Wednesday.
Tennessee Board of Regents Vice Chancellor for Tennessee Technology Centers James King said that they are ready to get going when it comes to being a funding partner for a technology center in Lebanon. The center would be located in the former Wilson County Career Technical Center facility and offer more opportunities for high school graduates and locals interested in making a career change.
Cumberland will host Western Division foe Campbellsville Saturday in the first home night game for the program since the 2000 season. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field as fans are asked to wear black to show support for the team.
Live radio coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9
LEBANON -- Harry Mason scored twice, Tevonne Morris handed out two assists and Cumberland won its third straight match overall with a 5-1 victory over St. Catharine College in mens soccer action Thursday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.
Defending Class A state champ Friendship Christian will take a record of 53-4 into the opening round of the TSSAA state volleyball tournament Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 12 Noon. The Lady Commanders will play Loretto (25-9) in an opening round match. Bracketed with FCS will be Concord Christian (21-7) and Trinity Christian (28-6).
The other four teams in the bracket include: Knox Grace (34-17), Boyd Buchanan (30-10), Eagleville (28-14) and Madison.
Undefeated Beech will be shy a big weapon tonight as the Bucs come to Lebanon to take on the Blue Devils. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium with homecoming ceremonies planned for halftime. Live radio coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9.Missing from the Beech sideline is talented junior tailback Jalen Hurd, who banged up his right shoulder in an Oct. 5 victory at Wilson Central High. Hurd, who has rushed for an incredible 1,951 yards through parts of eight games, is considered one of the top college prospects in the state.
Ranked No. 1 in the latest Class 5A football poll, Beech has plenty of other weapons including backs Dylan Jett and Dorian Carter.
Winless Lebanon (0-8) will be without the services of Taye Davis and Bryce Suber due to season-ending knee surgeries and tightends Julien Crutchfield and Daniel Kemp -- who were kicked out of the Portland game.
LHS is trying to avoid the first winless season for the program since the 1979 campaign.
Mt. Juliet at Hendersonville
Mt. Juliets Golden Bears will be on the road tonight as they travel to Sumner County to take on 4-4 Hendersonville High. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Paul Decker Field.
Coach Roger Perrys No. 7-ranked squad stands 7-1 overall / 4-1 in District 9AAA and is coming off a 45-24 non-district win last week over stubborn Cookeville.
The 4-4 / 2-3 Commandos have been on a roller coaster ride this season, opening with a win over Station Camp, then losing two straight, before a three-game win streak. However, Coach Bruce Hatfields team has now lost back-to-back games to Beech and Gallatin.
Wilson Central at Station Camp
Wilson Central will be back in action tonight after a week off as the Wildcats visit Station Camp for a District 9AAA contest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Bison, 4-4 overall / 2-3 in the district, saw their four game win streak stopped Oct. 5 with a 21-14 loss at Mt. Juliet. Wilson Central stands 7-1 / 4-1 and dropped a 17-14 decision to Beech Oct. 5.
Friendship at Red Boiling Springs
Fresh from a week off, Friendship Christian will travel to Macon County tonight to take on Red Boiling Springs in a Region 4A contest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Commanders stand 7-1 overall (5-1 in the league) and are ranked No. 4 in the latest Class 2A poll. Red Boiling Springs is coming off a 31-20 loss to Jackson County a week ago. The Bulldogs sport a record of 2-5 overall / 1-5.
MJ Christian at Middle Tenn Christian
The Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Saints travel to Murfreesboro tonight to take on Middle Tennessee Christian School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Saints sport a record of 1-7 overall and have lost two straight games since a 39-0 win over The Kings Academy back on Sept. 21. Middle Tennessee Christians Cougars are 0-8 in 2012 after a 41-20 loss to Eagleville a week ago.
Watertown at Trousdale County
Watertown will be on the road as the Purple Tigers travel to Hartsville to take on Trousdale County tonight. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at John Kerr Field. Live radio coverage can be heard on WTNK-1090 AM and 93.5 FM.
The Purple Tigers (6-2 overall / 4-2 in Region 4A) dropped a 48-0 loss at Gordonsville Oct. 12. Trousdale County stands 5-3 overall / 4-2 in Region 4A after whipping Monterey High 41-22 last Friday.