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General News

Awards presented at Chamber banquet

Individuals and businesses were honored Thursday night at the 2013 Annual Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting & Awards Banquet, held in the Commons Area of the new Lebanon High School.

The theme for the event was Past, Present, Future, and included the presentation of the directory of chamber members, published by MainStreet Media, parent company of The Wilson Post.

Rick Smith accepted the gavel as the Chambers new chairman from Chris Crowell who served in that capacity in 2012.

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Ed. committee to consider adding school board members

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Whether to add more members to the Wilson County Board of Education will be the topic of a work session scheduled by Wilson County Commissions Education Committee on Monday, Feb. 11.

The school board currently has five members, which include Greg Lasater, Ron Britt, Wayne McNeese, Bill Robinson and Don Weathers, who serves as chairman. Deputy Director of Schools Mickey Hall said that board members receive $200 compensation monthly to offset personal costs of serving in the position with the chairman receiving $260. Board members do not receive any other benefits or county insurance, Hall said.

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Ed. committee to consider expanding seats on school board

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Whether to add more members to the Wilson County Board of Education will be the topic of a work session scheduled by Wilson County Commissions Education Committee on Monday, Feb. 11.

The school board currently has five members, which include Greg Lasater, Ron Britt, Wayne McNeese, Bill Robinson and Don Weathers, who serves as chairman. Deputy Director of Schools Mickey Hall said that board members receive $200 compensation monthly to offset personal costs of serving in the position with the chairman receiving $260. Board members do not receive any other benefits or county insurance, Hall said.

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Games still on at LHS

Lebanon High went into a "soft lockdown" shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 after an anonymous, unsubstantiated threat was discovered.

A student pep rally was canceled and students were sent to their regular fourth block classes. According to administrators at the school,classes were dismissed a little earlier than the usual 3 p.m. end of school.

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LHS on lockdown

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen confirmed that Lebanon High School is currently on lockdown. No new information is available at this time.

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General Sports

'Dogs split Saturday at Southern Poly

MARIETTA, GA -- Cumberland split a pair of games Saturday at Southern Poly, dropping the opener 4-3 in nine innings before bouncing back for an 8-3 victory in the nightcap.

Coach Woody Hunt's team stands 2-1 heading into Wednesday's home-opener vs. Freed-Hardeman. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. at Stockton Field.

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CU women hang on for win

LEBANON -- TaCouya Allen hit five 3-pointers and scored 18 points as No. 6 Cumberland held on for a 60-59 victory over 12th-ranked Campbellsville University in womens basketball action Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs (23-1, 14-1 Mid-South) won their third straight nailbiter and beat the Tigers (18-6, 10-4) for the second time this season, with the two wins by a combined four points.

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Lady Saints advance in D-II

MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet Christian Academy's Lady Saints won their Division II, District 1A tournament opener on Thursday, defeating The King's Academy 44-38. Now 11-13 overall, the MJCA girls will be on the road Friday for a second round game vs. Knox Webb.

Down 25-23, the Lady Saints closed out the contest on a 21-13 run. Amanda Wall led MJ Christian with 11 points, Lynnzee Ethridge and Lauren Wankel each added 10 and Shelby had seven points.

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