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Showing 9 articles from January 4, 2013.


Carl Kear, 65

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at Middle Tennessee Veterans' Cemetery for Mr. Kear, 65, of Old Hickory. He died Dec. 31, 2012.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

George "Jay" Matthew Knight, 20

Services are set for 12 Noon, Saturday, Jan. 5 at the chapel of Neuble Monument Funeral Home, LLC. for Mr. Knight, 20, of Lebanon. He died suddenly Dec. 26, 2012.

Visitation is Friday 5 - 8 p.m. and one hour prior to service Saturday.
Arrangements in the care of Neuble Monument Funeral Home, LLC.
Lyda Ricketts Ragsdale, 84

Funeral services were held Monday morning, Dec. 31 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ragsdale, 84, of Lebanon. A member of Gladeville Baptist Church and retired from the Baptist Sunday School Board, she died Friday Dec. 28, 2012 at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital.

Richard Lee Rinehart, Sr., 61

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Rinehart, 61, of Mt. Juliet. Owner of Rinehart Flooring, Inc., he died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.


General News

BOE to meet Monday at 5

The Wilson Post

The Wilson County Board of Education will meet on Monday, Jan. 7 at a special 5 p.m. time. Chairman of the Board Don Weathers said an item regarding choosing a plan for a new middle school will be on the agenda; however, he was quick to add that a final decision could easily not be made. Weathers said a decision will be only made if the board feels confident in the amount of information gained.

The item last appeared on the agenda in 2012 and was deferred to the Jan. 2013 meeting. The board held two public work sessions in December 2012 to consider using newer portions of the former Lebanon High School facility on Harding Drive for a grades 6-8 school.

The plan would pull those grades from Carroll Oakland, Southside and Tuckers Crossroads Elementary to alleviate overcrowding in those schools.

LFD responds to Fairview Ave. fire

The Wilson Post

Lebanon Firefighters responded to a call regarding a house fire at 415 Fairview Avenue on Friday afternoon. Neighbor Whitney Carter said she first say smoke coming from the residence about 2 p.m. as she was returning home from work.

Annette Johnson, who rents and resides in the home owned by Ken Hawkins, said she was not at home at the time the fire started. No one was injured in the fire.

Although a report is not available at this time, Hawkins said it is likely the fire began in the kitchen area or was related to the heating system.

MJ Commission to consider waiving handgun safety course fee for teachers

The Wilson Post

A resolution to waive the Mt. Juliet Police Departments $50 to $100 safety course fee for Wilson County teachers will be presented during the Jan. 14 meeting of the Mt. Juliet City Commission.

Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty said that in light of the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut bringing up the issue locally is a normal step. Everyone is talking about the issue. I know there are some ideas floating around about putting an armed school resource officer in every school but in my view, that person would be targeted, he said.

Instead, Hagerty believes it would be more effective to have several teachers and members of administration trained in weaponry at county schools. Those individuals would be unknown if a shooter was on the property. A person who is properly trained could prevent the incident from occurring, he said before mentioning a segment he had watched on a national news station. An interview with the Sandy Hook school nurse said that she was hiding underneath her desk when the crazed individual came in her office. He didnt recognize that she was under there. He turned around and left. She locked herself in a closet for four hours she could have stopped things right then if she had been properly trained.

Hagerty understands that at present time no firearms are allowed on school property. In order for teachers to carry handguns or be designated and trained to protect schools with firearms, the state of Tennessee would have to change the laws regarding guns in schools. We dont govern the school and we dont have any say. That is something for the state to decide but if the state does decide to allow properly trained teachers, faculty or administrators to carry firearms, we dont want the handgun safety course fee to be a barrier, he said.


General Sports

Bulldogs fall to G-Town 88-55

LEBANON -- E.J. Perrys potential game-tying deep three-point shot was on-line but short, giving Georgetown College an 88-85 win over Cumberland Saturday afternoon at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

In a game whistled for 42 fouls and 65 free throws between both teams, the outcome came down to the final moments. With 42 seconds left in the game, Lester Gude put back a Charles Stewart miss to give CU (6-7, 2-4) a one-point advantage. GCs Corey Washburn answered on the other end with a layup to put the Tigers in control, 86-85. Stewart again took it to the rack but the ball would barely roll out while Washburn grabbed the rebound and was fouled. Washburn hit the front end of the double bonus to give his team a two-point lead with 23 to go.

Davis hits game-winner for CU women

LEBANON -- A putback by Yolanda Davis with three-tenths of a seconds remaining was the difference, as No. 7 Cumberland survived for a 66-64 victory over 21st-ranked Georgetown College Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs (14-1, 5-1 Mid-South) started the game with a 20-5 run and led 44-30 at the half before extending the lead to 61-40 with 4:50 to play on a breakaway layup by Samantha Harper. But the Tigers (9-6, 3-3), who entered the game attempting more than 17 3-pointers per game, caught fire from behind the arc, making six consecutive trifectas, including three by Kourtney Tyra and a pair from Andrea Howard, the last one tying the contest with 13.7 seconds remaining.

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