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Showing 4 articles from August 2, 2013.


Margie Floyd, 82

Mrs. Floyd, widow of the late Edsel Floyd, died Thursday morning, Aug. 1, 2013 at her residence.

The daughter of the late the daughter of the late Lon and Alma Smith Atwood, she was born Nov. 25, 1930 in Smith County's Brush Creek Community and was a longtime resident of Watertown.


General News

Dewaal shoe drive is today

The Wilson Post

LEBANON -- What began with a single pair of shoes 20 years ago has grown into one of the biggest ministries at Potters House.

In 1993, the late Becky Dewaal and Bertie Alligood began searching for ways to help children get shoes for back-to-school, and their mission has continued to flourish. Although Dewaal passed away in 2003, the mission has continued with the help of Jan Dewaal and Potters House Founder Joy Briggs.

WEMA Director Jewell resigns

BREAKING NEWS -- John Jewell, director of Wilson Emergency Management, submitted a letter of resignation to County Mayor Randall Hutto Friday morning.

Hutto said he has not yet had the opportunity to talk to Jewell and discuss a resignation date or filling the position.

Jewell, a lifelong resident of Watertown, was appointed WEMA Director in 2008, replacing Jerry McFarland in that position.

Heformerly served as Chief of Watertown's Fire & Rescue. He is a graduate of Cumberland Junior College, and earned a B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University.


General Sports

NAIA honors CU academics

LEBANON -- A record 13 Cumberland University programs were honored as NAIA Scholar Teams recently. Teams must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution and the team GPA includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.

Thirteen of CUs 15 programs governed by the NAIA were honored, up from eight in each of the last two seasons. Womens golf and womens tennis tied for the highest grade-point-average at 3.57, the fourth straight year that womens golf was at the top of the list for the Bulldogs.

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