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Obituaries

Annie Campbell, 97

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 9 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Campbell, 97, of Lebanon. The widow of the late William Herschel Campbell, she died April 6, 2015.

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Charles Franklin Barton, 81

Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9 at Nashville National Cemetery for Mr. Barton, 81, of Mt. Juliet. Retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, he died March 29, 2015.

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Dorothy Jane Thompson, 83

Graveside funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at the Wilson County Memorial Park for Mrs. Thompson, 83, of Lebanon.

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Edith Christine "Chris" Garton, 89

Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 8 at Woodlawn Memorial Park for Mrs. Garton, 89, of Mt. Juliet. The widow of the late Paul Garton and a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, she died April 1, 2015.

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Ethel A. Morris, 94

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at the Toledo Memorial Park (Ohio) for Mrs. Morris, 94, of Mt. Juliet. The widow of the late Thomas Evans Morris, she died April 3, 2015.

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Irwin R. Stites, 79

Mr. Stites, 79, of Lebanon died April 4, 2015 at Lebanon's University Medical Center. Interment will be at a later date at Circle Hill Cemetery in Williamsburg, Michigan.

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Janice Marie Binion, 57

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, April 7 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Binion, 75, of Lebanon.

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Michael Leroy Humfield, 45

Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at the Living Springs Baptist Church in Smyrna for Mr. Humfield, 45, of Franklin, Ky. A veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring he died April 4, 2015.

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Tommy Kennedy, 64

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Kennedy, 64, of Lebanon. A Vietnam veteran, having served with the U.S. Army, he died April 5, 2015.

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Wallace Jones, 86

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, April 7 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Jones, 86. Born in Centerville, he died Saturday, April 4, 2015

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John Sloan - Outdoors

Fishing the Dr. Pepper Lake

Years ago, when I first started fishing Old Hickory, several times I heard it called the Dr. Pepper Lake.

The soft drink company had a slogan that implied it was good at 10-2 & 4, three times a day. That was when the "Old Timers" said Old Hickory was best for bass and crappie, 10-2 & 4.

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Telling Tales

Telling Tales
Telling Tales

With Spring Break now over, the writing is on the wall. And as hard as I try to keep my eyes tightly shut, whenever I open them just for a moment, I can see the "Year of Madison" quickly coming to an end.

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Our Feathered Friends

Where Are The Birds?
Photo by Teresa Botts
Where Are The Birds?

What a great Easter this year with my family and especially my grandchildren. It was not the same after losing my mother back on March the 10th, but we did manage to fix a very good meal, with plenty eggs to hide for the little ones.

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General News

'Sundae Fun Day' celebrates reading 1 million hours

Reading 50,000 minutes since late September was a piece of cake for West Elementary fifth grader Jonnie Miller.

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Bakery would bring 122 new jobs

The new commercial bakery being called either Project Sprinkles or Confidential Bakery is projected to bring 122 new jobs to Wilson County within the next three years, according to G. C. Hixson, director of the Joint Economic and Commercial Development Board (JECDB).

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Throw like a girl
Throw like a girl

C-Factor Athletics is gearing up for a move from their current Lebanon location at 104 Bay Court to a larger venue on Toshiba Drive in May - but the dream doesn't stop there for owner Cayla Armistead Kolbe.

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What's up with the weather?
What's up with the weather?

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

WRONG!

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General Sports

Central's Troy Bond accepts OHS job
Troy Bond
Central's Troy Bond accepts OHS job

WCHS's first & only boys coach
Troy Bond, coach of the Wilson Central boys since the school opened, has accepted the head basketball position at Oakland High in Murfreesboro.

Bond, a former Lebanon High School and Tennessee State standout, just wrapped up his 14th season with the Wildcats.

"I'm excited about the challenge ahead," Bond said via a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon.

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CU's Smith earns TSWA honor
Smith
CU's Smith earns TSWA honor

Statewide pitcher of the week --
Cumberland University's Stevie Smith has been named the Pitcher of the Week by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for games from March 30 through April 5.

Smith continued his stellar spring with eight innings at the University of Pikeville on Thursday, allowing just one earned run on six hits.

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FCS hosts Ezell-Harding April 8
FCS hosts Ezell-Harding April 8

WHS entertains Gordonsville --
Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders sport a record of 20-5 overall heading into Wednesday's home game against Division II East-Middle District 1-A rival Ezell-Harding. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

On Friday, the Lady Commanders entertain defending Class A state champion Gordonsville in a 5 p.m. single game. Division II rival Knoxville Webb comes to town Saturday for a 12 Noon doubleheader.

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PREP BASEBALL -- Wednesday's schedule
PREP BASEBALL -- Wednesday's schedule

LHS plays at Mt. Juliet tonight --
A slight change in schedule due to weather has flipped the two-game series between District 9-AAA and Wilson County rivals Lebanon and Mt. Juliet.

Plans call for the first game of the series to be played Tuesday in Mt. Juliet with a 7:30 p.m. first pitch. The second game of the series to be played Wednesday at Lebanon's Brent Foster Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The Golden Bears stood 13-5 on the season following a 4-0 run in Knoxville last week (see story below) while LHS improved to 12-8 overall following two wins last week.

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