The last meeting of the current Wilson County Commission saw the passage of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, which included a 1.5 percent raise for all general fund and library employees by a vote of 21-3 with one abstention.
A man was pronounced dead at a local hospital after a two-car collision Wednesday, Aug. 27 on West Baddour Parkway in Lebanon.
Lebanon Police identified the deceased as Curry Sampson, 66, of Lebanon.
The accident happened about 11:30 a.m. near 337 West Baddour Pkwy. Officers arrived on scene and found two vehicles had collided head-on.
MT. JULIET -- In one of its shortest meetings in recent history, 26 minutes start to finish, the Mt. Juliet City Commission agreed Monday night to change the name of the so-called First Amendment area in Charlie Daniels Park and in front of the new Police Headquarters to the Political Impact Zone.
Happy 52nd birthday to John B. Bryan, "No. 83 in your program, No. 1 in your heart". John had the slowest punt return for a TD in the history of Lebanon High football vs. DuPont -- 1979 at Nokes-Lasater Field.
LHS wrestling golf tournament
The Lebanon High Blue Devil Wrestling Program will host a fundraising golf tournament Friday, Sept. 19 at the Pine Creek Golf Course. A 1:30 p.m. shotgun start is planned with lunch / check-in at 12 Noon.
Entry fee is $100 per player and includes lunch, goodie bags, range balls and door prizes. Hole sponsorships are still available at a variety of levels. All proceeds will go toward uniforms, equipment and team travel.
LEBANON -- Junior Taylor Nay scored twice in the first four minutes of the second half and freshman Emily Shires assisted on a pair of goals as eighth-ranked Cumberland overcame a slow start for a 3-1 season-opening victory over Tennessee Wesleyan Wednesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.
Voyles Classic X-County race
SMYRNA -- Lebanon High senior Mark Britt logged a 16:41.17 and finished eighth overall in a field of 410 runners in the annual Voyles Classic Cross Country Meet Saturday at Sharp Springs Park.
Britt, a two-time state qualifier, was joined in the top 50 by two teammates as the Blue Devil harriers placed 10th out of 56 teams.
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