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Obituaries

Bernadette Heyse, 87

Funeral services will be held at a later date in Connecticut for Mrs. Heyse, 87, of Mt. Juliet.
She died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
Local arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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Helen Juanita Penland, 70

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Penland, 70, of Mt. Juliet. She died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. until service Thursday.
Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangments by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

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William E Crater, 67

Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Crater, 67, of Hermitage. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

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At the Movies

Killing Them Softly is not subtle, not for the faint of heart

By PATRICK HALL
Special toThe Wilson Post

In rain-soaked New Orleans, Director Andrew Dominik uses the collapse of the local criminal economy as a blatant depiction of the recession in America and paints a grim, nihilistic view of the current American landscape and creates a film that will only improve with age.

Killing Them Softly tells of two criminal screw-ups, Frankie (Scoot McNairy) and Russel (Ben Mendelsohn) are chosen by Johnny Squirrel Amato (Vincent Curatola) to steal money from a mob-run poker game. After the caper, the trio runs into trouble when the mob brings in Jackie (Brad Pitt) to clean up the mess.

From a startling opening set to then-Senator Barack Obama speaking about the 2008 election, the film uses its mob-poker game to parallel the economic ruin of New Orleans following Katrina and America in the grips of recession.

Dominik abandons all subtlety as politicians are everywhere, on radio, televisions and voice-overs. The images and constant reminders of economic conditions permeate virtually every scene.

When the poker game is hit, the mob roughs up the games keeper Markie Trattman (Ray Liotta) and use him as an apparent scapegoat to return confidence in the criminal community. The references to economic confidence from speeches by then-President George W. Bush make it impossible to miss Dominiks message.

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General News

Davis announces resignation effective June 2013

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis announced at 6 p.m. this evening that he will officially resign from the position when his contract expires on June 30, 2013. The Board of Education approved this resignation with a 5-0 vote.

Davis told The Wilson Post that he is going to take some time to think about his next professional move after he completes his sixth year as Director of Schools.

Although Davis gave no particular reason for his resignation, he said that he felt blessed to be a part of a progressive, growing school system.

Chairman of the Board of Education Don Weathers said that the search process for a new director will begin in January. We will bring in candidates and interview them, he said, adding that while they hope to locate the perfect candidate early in the process they will wait until June 30 to get the right one if need be.

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General Sports

Cumberland men fall in OT

HENDERSON - Cumberland's three-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Monday night in a 103-95 overtime loss at Freed-Hardeman,

The Bulldogs, now 5-5 overall, squandered a 10 point lead with 90 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime and only scored one bucket in the extra period.

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LHS swims in Gallatin Thursday

Lebanon Blue Devil Swim Team competed in MTHSSA Division I North Meet at Gallatin Civic Center Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Caroline Sanders has now qualified for Regionals in the 100meter breast stroke.

So far this year Lebanon has seen eight swimmers make regional and state times.
Morgan Tungate (3 events regional times, 2 events state times)
Drew Keil (8 events regional times)
Sara Strickland (2 events regional times)
Griffin Duvall (2 events regional times)
Taylor White (1 event regional time)
Harmony Filson (1 event regional time)
Hayley Gatlin (1 event regional time)

Lebanon's next divisional meet is Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Gallatin Civic Center.

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