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Guest Column

New Tennessee law proved bad 'experiment' for injured

By B. Keith Williams

Thirteen Tennesseans are dead and more than 60 others are suffering from life-threatening meningitis. Survivors face an unimaginably painful, months-long or years-long battle against the dangerous fungus that is burrowing into their tissue and bones.

In most cases, the killer fungus was injected into their bodies directly into their spinal columns by for-profit medical clinics. These clinics bought cheap drugs from an out-of-state corporation that reportedly had no license to make and sell the drugs as they were doing.

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General News

Darryl Worley headlines MJCA event to honor veterans

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post
Country music star and Wilson County resident Darryl Worley is set to headline Mt. Juliet Christian Academys community wide Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, Nov. 12, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

The event will also feature music by the MJCA Band and Chorus departments, Greg MacDougal and Family, as well as Worley.

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Provisionals hold key to LSSD seat

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Election officials confirmed Thursday that provisional ballots could sway the results of the Lebanon Special School District Board of Education race that incumbent Steve Jones unofficially won on Tuesday night by only nine votes.

On Election Day, Jones posted 4,585 votes, or 49.86 percent to fellow candidate Johnie Paytons 4,576 votes, or 49.77 percent. Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren said that there are 165 green provisional ballots and 21 orange provisional ballots which could possibly change the outcome of the election.

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General Sports

CU hoops wins home opener

LEBANON - E.J. Perry came off of the bench and nailed five three-pointers to go along with 18 points, and Jerret Towns posted 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Cumberland to a 72-62 home opener victory against Oakwood University Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

CU (2-1) started off slowly, falling being 9-0 to the Ambassadors and did not put points on the board until a Perry three-pointer four-and-a-half minutes into the contest. Daniel McFadden then subbed in and provided and layup while drawing the foul and hitting the foul shot to bring the Bulldogs to within one. Lester Gude hit one from downtown to give Cumberland its first lead of the game at 11-9, and two free throws by Tajadeen Abdul-Kaudeyr capped a 13-0 run for CU.

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CU wins MSC soccer title

LINDSAY KITSON SHINES IN GOAL
COLUMBIA, Ky. Shauna Gilpin netted the game-winner in the 61st minute and Lindsay Kitson was unbelievable in net, making 13 saves, in 23rd-ranked Cumberlands 2-1 victory over No. 3 Lindsey Wilson Thursday night at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.

With the victory the Bulldogs (18-2-0) win the Mid-South Conference Championships title and secure an automatic berth in the NAIA Championships for the first time in school history. The NAIA Championships Opening Round begins Saturday, November 17 at campus sites.

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MJ, FCS face Round 2 games

Not only do second round playoff foes Mt. Juliet and Dickson County share identical 10-1 records, the Mid-State powers have plenty more in common. Kickoff for tonights game is set for 7 p.m. at The Cougar Den in Dickson.

Live radio coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on Lebanons WANT FM-98.9. Out-of-town fans cantuen onon theInternet at www.gocumberlandathletics.com.

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