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Showing 10 articles from April 24, 2013.


Billy Rhea Spain, 80

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, April 23 at the Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Mansion, Lebanon, for Mr. Spain, 80, of Lebanon. He died April 18, 2013.

Claradell Lancaster Renfro, 84

Graveside services will be conducted 10 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Woodlawn Memorial Park for Mrs. Renfro, 84, of Nashville. She died Monday, April 22, 2013.

Donald Gray Dale, 67

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Andrew Price Memorial United Methodist Church, 2846 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, for Mr. Dale, 67, of Nashville. A US Army veteran, he died Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Larry Patton, 60

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 21 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Patton, 60, of Mt. Juliet. He died April 19, 2013.

OK Son Chang "Tina" Fugate, 66

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, April 24 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Fugate, 66, of Lebanon.

Ruth McGowan, 77

Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Mansion, Lebanon for Mrs. McGowan, 77, of Lebanon. She died April 19, 2013.


General News

LPD arrests 3 on meth charges

A man and two women were arrested Tuesday, April 23after Lebanon Police Officers reportedly found products used to make methamphetamine present in their vehicle.

Officers responded to a report of possible drug activity in a gray vehicle at 211 West High Street, where they made contact with the driver, Jonathon Thomas, and two female passengers, Sherry Malone and Latasha Cantrell. The three are looking at drug charges including methamphetamine Schedule II, paraphernalia and simple possession.

The responding officer noted in his reported that Thomas appeared nervous and picked at open sores on his arms while being questioned and told the officer they were in the parking lot to pick up money for Malone.

The officer noted that Malone told him that her husband had just gotten out of jail, but made no mention of the money.

Other officers who responded, also, said that Thomas was compliant when they asked to search the vehicle. Cpl. Joe Nokes contacted the Wilson County Sheriffs Department to assist with the K9 unit.

Patrolman Jeff Scott said that while Malone was putting her hands on her head as instructed he noticed that she reportedly dropped two syringes and pills from her pant leg unto the floor of the vehicle.

During the search of the vehicle, officers found a small black bag in the trunk of the car. Inside of the bag, they reportedly found aluminum foil, cold packs, lighter fluid, a small Tupperware container of white granular substance and a 2-liter bottle of an unknown base.

The subjects were transported to Wilson County Jail for booking. Upon arrival, Malone reportedly told officers that she had a container in her bra that may have narcotics in it. Deputies found a small container that had a gram of suspected schedule II methamphetamine.

Malone was also found to have an active arrest warrant out of Wilson County.

Cantrell also told officers that she was six months pregnant at the time of her arrest and had recently used narcotics. The Department of Child Services was notified.


General Sports

CU opens tourney Thursday

Mid-South Conference regular season champions Cumberland is the top-seed in the 2013 Mid-South Conference Baseball Tournament.

The top-seeded Bulldogs (37-15-1, 19-2 in the Mid-South) open the tournament at 9 a.m. CT Thursday, April 25 against No. 8-seed Shawnee State (29-25, 9-15). Live radio coverage begins at 8:45 a.m. on WCOR AM-1490 from Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport.

Coach Woody Hunts team enters tournament play assured of a berth in the opening round of the NAIA National Champions (regionals) after winning the MSC regular season with a 19-2 record.

Tuesday's prep baseball

WC wins on Hubbuch walk-off
GLADEVILLE -- Kyle Hubbuch led off the bottom of the ninth with a missle over the rightfield wall to give Wilson Central a 7-6 victory over Mt. Juliet Tuesday night.

The two teams get together again tonight at Mt.Juliet, first pitch at 7 p.m.

Soph A.J. Franklin went the distance to get the pitching decision, scattering eight hits, striking out seven and walking three. He allowed three earned runs.

Tuesday's prep softball

Weather permitting, WC hosts MJ today
Heavy rains in Wilson County Wednesday morning have put today's scheduled Wilson Central vs. Mt. Juliet District 9AAA softball game in jeopardy.

WCHS Coach Michael Shepard is expected to make a decision early this afternoon. Please check this website for updates.

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