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Showing 7 articles from November 21, 2012.


Hazel Baker Jobe, 85

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet, for Mrs. Jobe, 85, of Lebanon. Formerly of Lake City, the widow of the late Eugene Jobe died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

Marvin Kenneth Ken McCall, 74

Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Bartons Creek Baptist Church for Mr. McCall, 74, of Lebanon. Born Dec. 7, 1937, in Davidson County to the late Marvin and Naomi Hall McCall, he died Nov. 20, 2012, at University Medical Center.


General News

Moonlight and Mistletoe Dec. 1 on the Lebanon Square

Submitted to The Post

The Lebanon Square merchants and the Lebanon/Wilson Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the holiday season with Moonlight and Mistletoe on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. and feature the lighting of the Christmas tree with Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead at 5 p.m. Christmas sales, door prizes, food trucks, pictures with Santa, a fire truck exhibit and more will be offered at the family friendly event.

The chamber will host a book signing with Coach Woody Hunt from 5 to 7 p.m. and Dinner in the Arcade with a seating at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include dinner, entertainment and a carriage ride around the square.

Dreams Boutique will have story telling for the children and a book signing by Sheriff Terry Ashe with his autobiography Ashes of Bluebird.

Crystal Couture will host a wine tasting, Pink Cactus will have pictures with Santa by Griffith Photography and Cumberland Presbyterian Church will feature a live nativity scene in front of the Neddy Jacobs Cabin.

Lulus Clothing will host a childrens station to write a wish list to Santa and The Paper Mill will feature a drop box for express mail to the North Pole.

Historic Lebanon Tomorrow will also have the Tour of Homes that evening. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the night of the event. For more information contact the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at 615.444.5503.

Shop local on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday

The Wilson Post

Large retailers will expect a boom in business today, known as Black Friday, with many shoppers coming in by the hundreds beginning as early as last night.

Angelic Gardner, of Lebanon, is one of these shoppers. Gardner said that for years she and her four sisters have stayed awake all night in search of steals and deals at stores like Target in Mt. Juliet. It is more like a family fun thing. We have coffee, go have breakfast and just enjoy our time together, she said.

Gardner said that once each of their children turn 18, they get invited to participate in the sisterly shopping spree. Black Friday is for the strong at heart and the physically strong, she joked, adding that her two step-daughters, Casey and Courtney will join in the Black Friday festivities. On Saturday, known as Small Business Saturday, Gardner will take her 9-year-old daughter, Kennedy, to local shops. We really like Sea of Silver and Sass in Lebanon, she said.

More and more consumers in Wilson County are choosing to spend their dollars on Small Business Saturday to promote the community and keep sales tax revenues at home. In November of 2011, Wilson County had a net collection of $272,374.60 in local option sales tax. The city of Lebanon garnered $1,368,094.60 in local option sales tax, followed by Mt. Juliet with $950,721.89.

Lebanon/Wilson Chamber of Commerce CEO Sue Vanatta said that keeping tax dollars in Wilson County paves our roads, educates our children and provides the infrastructure we need.

It is important to shop local, and small businesses are the backbone. If we didnt have small businesses, we would be hurting. When our organizations need banners for the ballpark or sponsors for fundraisers they go to the small businesses, she explained.

Vanatta said that typically she is not a Black Friday shopper but plans to get up at 4 a.m. today to hit the stores with her youngest daughter. It is my daughter Monica Alsups birthday. I promised her I would go shopping, she said.

Crystal Couture Owner Helene Cash said that the Lebanon community has really rallied around small businesses during the holiday shopping season. On Friday morning we might be slow. People are out in all of the madness, having fun with their out-of-town relatives but then that afternoon they will come see us. They like to bring their families here and show off our community, Cash said. We have a Square that is thriving. They are proud that they have these businesses in their community.

Cash added that she has increased store hours to meet the needs of her customers this season, being open on Monday thru Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.

Staff writer Sabrina Garrett can be contacted at


General Sports

CU women thump No. 18 UC

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. Josette Campbell scored a season-high 20 points and TaCouya Allen netted 15 and 10 rebounds, as the Cumberland women's basketball team rolled to a 71-45 victory over 18th-ranked University of the Cumberlands Tuesday night at the O. Wayne Rollins Center. The Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0 Mid-South) remained undefeated in conference play with their third straight road win after taking down the University of Rio Grande and second-ranked Shawnee State this past weekend.

CU wrestlers win at Shorter

ROME, GA -- Cumberland won six matches, including pins by Zeke Hunt and Cody Linton along with a Technical Fall from Jake Williams, as the 18th-ranked Bulldogs posted a 33-18 dual match victory Tuesday at Shorter University. The Bulldogs (1-3) picked up Forfeits at 125 and 197 and gave the Hawks (0-1) a Forfeit at 133.

WCHS plays in Bojangles Classic

Wilson Centrals boys basketball team will open the 2012--2012 season Friday as they take on Clarksville Northeast at 1:30 p.m. in the Bojangles Classic at Siegel High in Murfreesboro.

Coach Troy Bonds squad will return to Rutherford County Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. contest vs. East Ridge High from Chattanooga.

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