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Showing 9 articles from June 26, 2013.

General News

Funeral held for MJ child struck by vehicle

Services were held Tuesday, June 25, for Ethan Daniel Page, 5, who died as a result of injuries received when a vehicle struck him on his familys property this past Friday in Mt. Juliet.

Ethan was struck by a Ford F250 pickup truck when he fell into its path. The truck was driven by a family friend who was at the property off Main Street helping them with preparations for a cancer benefit.

Lebanon Council sets work session Thursday

Lebanon City Council will hold a work session at 4 p.m., Thursday, June 27, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.

Council will review TML and THW proposals for Commercial Insurance Renewal.

Lebanon man considered for Appellate Court

A Lebanon man is on a list of candidates to fill three vacancies on the Court of Appeals, Middle Tennessee.

Forrest Shoaf is the former senior legal counsel for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., and served 15 months as the companys chief financial officer on an interim basis. Shoaf is on the Cumberland University Board of Trust. He is a retired from the military, having served as a Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Army Rangers.

Local man charged w/ animal cruelty

A Lebanon man has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities discovered an animal carcass outside and other animals reportedly emaciated and living in a home with no access to clean food or water.

Chief Scott Bowen said in a news release that Lebanon Animal Control Officers and Lebanon Police Department responded to 406 Oakdale Drive on Tuesday afternoon after Animal Control Officers received an email about the condition of the animals at this address.

The owner of the animals, Brian Keith Lynn, 44, contacted an animal rescue group about helping him place two of his dogs in new homes. The group responded and took the two dogs. They then contacted the citys Animal Control after reportedly seeing the condition of the animals and the condition of the house.

Management issues led to firing

The Wilson Post

Management concerns led to the recent termination of the head of the local probation office. That was the word Monday from General Sessions Judge Robert Hamilton, who said he made the final decision to terminate the employment of Dena Ferraro as director of the Wilson County Probation Office.

The action was reported in the June 21 edition of The Wilson Post. The newspaper also reported that Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had been contacted but had not opened a criminal investigation.

Thunderstorms possible here

All of the area, including Wilson County, remains under a slight risk for severe thunderstorms from the Storm Prediction Center.

We expect storms to develop over western Kentucky late this afternoon and then rapidly intensify as they move south toward our area, said Capt. Steve Spencer, EMA planning officer for Wilson County Emergency Management Agency.


General Sports

LHS announces soccer coach

Former Cumberland University soccer standout Kempess Villafana has been named coach of both the girl's and boy's soccer programs at Lebanon High School.

According to LHS athletic director Darian Brown, Villafana, 25, will work as an educational assistant at the school in addition to his coaching duties.

"Kempess has coached with exclusive travel programs for both boy's and girl's in Williamson County and has played soccer at a very high level.

Locals play in all-star games; showcase

WC's AJ Franklin in "Border Wars"
Five Wilson County athletes will be playing in all-star games / showcases this week.

Four former softball standouts; Allie Bennett and Lauren Stavinoga from Wilson Central along with Lauren Payne and Lauren Woodard from Mt. Juliet will take the field today for a best two-of-three series vs. Kentucky all-star team at Middle Tennessee State Universitys Blue Raider Softball Field.

Gates open today at 12 Noon with action set to begin at 2 p.m.

Push / pull at Graves

Deadlift, bench press meet is July 13
Powerlifters from six states are expected to participate in the inaugural Push / Pull Challenge Saturday, July 13 at Graves Fitness, 1453 W. Main Street, Lebanon.

Organized by Lebanons Harley and Denise Timbs, the event will offer awards for both men and women in bench press and deadlift in several divisions, including: raw, novice, open, teenage (13-15, 16-17, 18-19) junior (19-23), submaster (35-39), master (40-plus every five years), police and fire in all divisions.

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