Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at Family Baptist Church (81 Franklin Rd.) for Mrs. Eldridge, 51, of Lebanon. The owner of "Big O Concessions", a member of Family Baptist Church and former owner of Karen's Daycare, she died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday from 12 Noon - 2 p.m. at Partlow Funeral Chapel. Her remains will be transported to Family Baptist Church for the 3 p.m. services which will be conducted by Randell Brady, Bro. Joe Nelms and Bro. Charlie Lawson. Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
By AMELIA MORRISON HIPPS
The Wilson Post
Former Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe said while seeking public office again is not out of his future, he does not plan to seek the State Senate seat for District 17 currently held by Republican Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet.
Ashe, who resigned as the local sheriff in September of last year after 30 years to serve as the executive director of the Tennessee Sheriffs Association, said he has received numerous calls from people asking him to run for the Senate.
By AMELIA MORRISON HIPPS
The Wilson Post
While the 2013-14 budget awaits the approval of the full Wilson County Commission at Monday nights meeting, Dr. Tim Setterlund, director of Wilson County Schools, is already thinking about next years budget.
Although the commissions Budget Committee agreed to give the school system growth money from property taxes for this coming year to cover the 1.5 percent raise for full-time employees, the BOE still had use almost $3.5 million of its fund balance to fund recurring expenses.
Doing so leaves the Board of Education with approximately $300,000 in excess of the 3 percent fund balance requirement and presents a major funding issue that Setterlund feels will be part of his mission for the coming year.
Three Wilson County prep volleyball teams will be participating in this weekends Bulldog Bash, hosted by Smyrna High School.
The first major tournament of the 2013 season will also serve as the season-opening games for Wilson Central after the Lady Wildcats had their scheduled game Monday vs. Smyrna canceled due to a miscommunication by the SHS coach.
Also participating are the squads from Lebanon and Mt. Juliet High Schools.
Strong second half powers Bear win
LEBANON -- Mt. Juliet made it five consecutive wins over Lebanon thanks to a dominating second half in a 29-8 victory over the Blue Devils Thursday at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium.
Playing before the largest crowd to date at their new home, LHS mounted an early 8-0 early with a powerful ground game and a little bit of slight of hand.
Lebanon moved the ball effectively running out of an old-school Wishbone formation with two tight ends, eating up over six minutes of the first quarter.
Watertown High and Friendship Christian will be at home tonight as the rest of the county wraps up the Week Zero slate of prep football games.
The Purple Tigers will take on Cascade in a 7 p.m. game -- opening the final season at Robinson Stadium before moving to the new school in 2014.
The Champions are a familiar foe -- having knocked the Purple Tigers out in the first round of the 2012 playoffs.
Friendship Christian is scheduled to host Harding Academy out of Memphis in a 7:30 p.m. meeting at Pirtle Field.
The Commanders are coming off back-to-back state titles, but have changed to Division II in the TSSAA.
Wilson Central will be on the road at District 9-AAA rival Hendersonville in a 7 p.m. contest.
The Wildcats are slowly, but surely getting their injured players back on the field.
Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, with a senior class thats eight-strong, will be on the road for a 7 p.m. game at
Coach Jake Roberts and his Saints will face a pair of home games Sept. 6 vs. Middle Tennessee Christian and Sept. 13 vs. Oakdale Academy.
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