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Showing 7 articles from July 16, 2013.


Alan Neal Shates, 54

Alan Shates, 54 of Lebanon, claimed his prize with Christ Jesus on July 15, 2013 after a 22 month battle with ALS. Alan was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and son and was a strong man of God.

He is survived by wife of 35 year, Stephanie Shates; daughter Sunny (Jason) Bybee; parents Don and Clis Shates; grandchildren Joshua, Abby Kate and Jackson Bybee; sister-in-law Karen (Wayne) Hunter; brother-in-law:Daniel Wright; nieces Jessica (John) McElroy and Jackie (Josh) Williamson; nephew Jake (Micah) Hunter; and great-nephews Finn Hunter and Hunter McElroy.

Brenda Jane Helton

Funeral services were held Monday morning, July 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Helton, 67, of Mt. Juliet.
She died Friday, July 12, 2013.

Dr. G. Kenneth "Ken" Williams, 81

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at the Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin for Dr. Williams, 81.
Born in Detroit, MI, the former Lebanon resident died July 11, 2013. He was the former chair of the Math Department at Rhodes College in Memphis.

Mr. Williamsattended Lebanon High and Castle Heights Military Academy. He played football at the University of Kentucky for Hall of Fame coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.

George Elmer Druyor, 83

Funeral services are planned July 27 at St. Pauls UCC in Oak Harbor, OH for Mr. Druyor, 83, of Mt. Juliet. He died Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

William Carl Holmes, 82

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 15 at the Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon for Mr. Holmes, 82.
He died July 13, 2013.


General News

Tomlinson to fill Zone 5 seat

The Wilson Post

Larry Tomlinson was named Zone 5 Wilson County Board of Education member during the meeting of the Wilson County Commission on Monday night.

Tomlinson was nominated for the position along with Bennie Jennings, Shell Gardner, Steve Johnson and Bryan Keith Alexander. Each of the men was given a few minutes to share their reasons for pursuing the office at the podium. Commissioners voted Tomlinson into the office with a majority of 18 votes. Gardner received four votes and Alexander received two votes.

Tomlinson is a former county commissioner and said he was very interested in the board member position and the future of Wilson County Schools because his two daughters graduated from the Wilson County School System and his four grandchildren are currently being educated in the system. He also has a history as a former Board of Education member representing Zone 5 from 1998 to 2004.

I will do everything I can to faithfully serve this school system, he said before asking that county Mayor Randall Hutto administer the oath of office. I would like to take the oath of office tonight so that I can hit the ground running in the morning.

Tomlinson will replace former board member Lasater, who resigned from the position after being investigated for misconduct as a Wilson County Sheriffs Deputy.

New Director of Schools Dr. Tim Setterlund took a few minutes at the meeting to deliver his first report. Setterlund said that he has experienced 10 days on the job and that every person he has met has reaffirmed that this is a blessing to me.

Setterlund said they are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Aug. 1, the first day of the 2013-2014 school year, as well as welcoming 200 new teachers to the Wilson County School System on July 23.


General Sports

LHS hires baseball coach

A tedious search process has come to an end as baseball veteran Tony Long has been hired as the new baseball coach at Lebanon High School. Long, a native of Goodletsville and a former collegiate assistant coach, will take over for Brian Black who compiled a record of 11- 44 in two seasons.

Coach Long is a tremendous teacher of the game, a man who has built programs at several stops along the way, said LHS athletic director Darian Brown. Hes ready to get started and hes planning on holding tryouts Monday and Tuesday (July 29 & 30) of next week.

The job opening had been posted since May, but was filling the position was slowed by a lack of open teaching spots at Lebanon High.

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