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Showing 13 articles from February 20, 2013.


Dr. James C. "Jimmy" Bradshaw, Jr., 81

James Campbell Bradshaw, Jr., M.D., 81, of Lebanon and Naples, Florida, died Monday Feb. 18, 2013, following a dinner with his wife and close friends.

Ernestine Lou Plumlee, 78

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16 at the Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Mansion, Lebanon for Mrs. Plumlee, 78, of Lebanon. She died Feb. 14, 2013.

Gerald Goins, 72

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Goins, 72. The Mt. Juliet resident died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

Ilene Jean Pauley, 77

Graveside services were held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 19 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens for Ms. Pauley, 77, of Mt. Juliet

James Cirg Corley, 84

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 19, at Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Corley, 84, of Donelson. A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.

Michael Eugene Jennings, 71

Mr. Jennings, 71, of Smithville died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Private family services were held.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, was in charge of arrangements.

Peter Norvil, 76

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Feb. 17 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Norvil, 76, of Mt. Juliet. He died Feb. 14, 2013.

Thomas Oakley Haralson, 85

Mr. Haralson, 85, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Christian Care in Smyrna.


General News

One injured in early morning crash

A single-vehicle accident early Wednesday morning resulted in a man being transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlight helicopter.

Preliminary information indicates it was a single-vehicle, single-occupant crash at 13000 Cainsville Road (State Highway 266) at approximately 12:25 a.m. this morning, said Jennifer Donnals, communications director of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

She added that a report from the state trooper who worked the accident had not yet been filed.

Cainsville Road was reportedly closed where the accident occurred for approximately three hours.

From Post staff reports

Proposal to rename Hartmann, South Hartmann Drive considered by council

The Wilson Post

The Lebanon City Council presented a proclamation to Betsy Evins Jennings, daughter of Cracker Barrel Founder Danny Evins, naming a portion of Hartmann Drive in her fathers honor.

Prior to the presentation, Evins longtime friend, Jack Lowery, proposed that the council rename the entire stretch of Hartmann Drive and South Hartmann Drive Evins Lowe Parkway after Evins and Tommy Lowe, who helped create the Cracker Barrel concept in 1969.

There is no reason to do just part of it. Both Danny and Tommy were instrumental in founding Cracker Barrel. Ive talked to his family and Danny would have wanted it this way, Lowery said of his friend who passed away in January 2012.

Ward 4 Councilor Joe Hayes supported the proposal, saying that Cracker Barrell Old Country Stores are present in 42 of the 50 states. I am all for it, he said.

Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath added, That is an honor that should be given.

Lowery said he plans to appear before the council again in two weeks to see what steps must be taken to make his proposal a reality.

Vice Lords leader sentenced to life in prison

Lebanon Police Department released a statement today that Monique Money Smith, a high-ranking figure in the Vice Lords gang, was sentenced to life in prison plus five years after a sentencing hearing in federal court last Thursday.

Smith, 40, of Cookeville, led operations in Middle Tennessee, selling cocaine and marijuana, prosecutors said. A jury found him guilty in October on drug and weapons charges related to his activities in the Chicago-based gang.

The report said that Smith took the stand for over an hour, occasionally asking his attorney to read for him. He offered various defenses, motions and commentary that often rambled and lacked clarity, most of which U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell rejected.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Braden Boucek declined to present additional evidence for the sentencing hearing, saying that the evidence presented in trial stood on its own.

A federal grand jury indicted Smith and 16 other mid-state individuals, including 11 members of the Vice Lords gang and their drug suppliers, for their participation in a drug distribution conspiracy and associated violence while illegally possessing firearms in September 2011 after a three year investigation.


General Sports

Region 5AAA tournament pairings

Friday, Feb. 22
At higher seed
Games begin at 7 p.m.
Rossview at Beech
West Creek at Mt. Juliet
Station Camp at Dickson County
Lebanon at Kenwood

Monday, Feb. 25
Semifinals at Beech

Wednesday, Feb. 27
Finals at Beech

Saturday, Feb. 23
At higher seed
Games begin at 7 p.m.
Henry County at Station Camp
Rossview at Wilson Central
Hendersonville at Kenwood
Mt. Juliet at Dickson County

Tuesday, Feb. 26
Semifinals at Beech

Thursday, Feb. 28
Finals at Beech

WCHS wins 9AAA boys tourney

GALLATIN -- Wilson Central made it a clean sweep over Station Camp this season with a 66-54 win over the Bison in Tuesday's District 9AAA tournament finals.

With the win, the Wildcats (21-8) will host Rossview Saturday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the region 5AAA tournament. Station Camp (19-12) will host Henry County.

Central led at halftime 32-24, but that lead was trimmed to two points entering the fourth quarter 47-45. The Wildcats put the game away with a 19-9 fourth quarter run.

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