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Telling Tales

Football - Kane Style

So when Becky first mentioned that Jackson was playing junior pro football and thought Neill might also like to play … I just continued talking right over her.

You see, we are soccer people. We practice once a week…weather permitting. Play our soccer games in the morning…weather permitting. And hand out snacks and a fruity drink once the game is over. It’s such a civilized sport. 

When I wouldn’t take the football bait, Becky did what she always does when I ignore her. She called Brody directly.  Next thing I knew soccer was out and football was in!


General Lifestyle

Quarry attracts divers from across Mid-South

Special to The Wilson Post

Veteran scuba diver Fred Massie knows a slew of underwater worlds, but his favorite swimming hole remains a 43-acre limestone quarry in the middle of Wilson County.

“We’re a diamond in the rough,” Massie says about the cool, clear waters of Martha’s Quarry, one of the Mid-South’s top diving destinations and probably one of Lebanon‘s best-kept secrets.

Co-owner of the site, Massie, 62, began diving for the military in the late 1960s. His job was to clear explosives from bridges in Vietnam. He plunged beneath the waters of Martha’s Quarry more than 20 years ago.

“I was out looking for places to dive. There are lots of quarries near interstates. This one was shut down. They mined it from 1937 to 1977. It took over 40 years to dig that hole,” he said, referring to his water-filled cavity in the earth that reaches a depth of 58 feet and where the temperature ranges from 47 degrees in February to 87 degrees by the end of summer.


General News

Council continues wrangling over park grant

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Several councilors voiced their disapproval of Mayor Philip Craighead’s submission of a $200,000 grant application to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on Friday, Aug. 13 despite Lebanon City Council having voted down the resolution on Aug. 11.

The councilors made their comments during Tuesday’s regular council meeting. 

Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Huddleston was the first to voice his disappointment in Craighead for his actions on Aug. 13, the deadline to submit grant applications to the TDEC. Craighead submitted the application on that date and sent a memorandum to the council informing them of his decision to submit the grant regardless of their vote on Aug. 11.

“I feel that was disrespectful to me and to the council,” Huddleston said. “If something is voted down, it’s voted down.”

Fair attendance dips


Mother Nature apparently didn’t get the memo about this year’s Wilson County Fair being “The Place to Be” and brought instead some very high temperatures and rain.

Even so, officials with Wilson County Promotions, Inc. understand how fickle she can sometimes be and they plan accordingly.

Local man faces 25 counts of sexual abuse

Court date set Sept. 24

A Lebanon man has been indicted and charged with 16 counts of rape and nine counts of rape of a child less than 13 years of age. The Wilson County grand jury returned the indictments during its session earlier this month.

The suspect was identified as Stephen Eugene Beck, 39. He turned himself in to be booked into the Wilson County Jail on Aug. 12 and was released after posting bond. His bond was set at $100,000. Beck is to appear for arraignment in court on Sept. 24.

Mayor Craighead vetoes animal control ordinance

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead vetoed on Wednesday afternoon an ordinance designed to prevent animal disturbances in neighborhoods. Council passed the measure with five members voting in favor and one passing during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

Craighead said in a memorandum that he was vetoing the measure based on District Attorney General Tommy Thompson’s opinion regarding the ordinance which essentially said it needed to be made clearer.

The mayor said he respected the positions of the councilors regarding the animal disturbance issue and agreed with the “right of our citizens to enjoy a peaceful environment, I cannot agree with the destruction of an animal purely because it barks. I’ve asked City Attorney Andy Wright to look at rewording some sections of the Ordinance which would bring it into compliance with State Law.”

McFadden Auditorium sold demolition is underway

From Post staff reports
LEBANON -- Built in the mid-1930s, the McFadden Auditorium on the once prestigious Castle Heights Military Academy campus has been sold and, according to workmen on the site, will face demolition in the days ahead.

The announcement of the sale was made by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., current owner of the property at the time of the acquisition. According to Cracker Barrel, the structure was sold to The Marks Group, L.P., a Lebanon-based investment and development company.

The property had been listed for sale in 2008 when Cracker Barrel said it decided to divest itself of non-restaurant properties and stay focused on its core business of restaurant and retail stores. Cracker Barrel purchased the auditorium in 1997.


General Sports

Local football schedules

Week Zero / Friday, August 20

Lebanon at Wilson Central 7 p.m.

Donelson Christian at MJ Christian 7 p.m.

Middle TN Christian at Friendship Christian 7:30 p.m.

White House - Heritage at Watertown 7:30 p.m.

Week One / Thursday, August 26

McGavock at Mt. Juliet High 7 p.m.

Week One / Friday, August 27

Clarksville Rossview at Lebanon 7 p.m.

Friendship Christian at Macon County 7 p.m.

Rhea County at Wilson Central 7 p.m.

MJ Christian at Memphis Health & Science 7 p.m.

Watertown at Middle TN Christian 7 p.m.

NSS will host two doubleheaders in 2011

Nashville Superspeedway will host two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series
doubleheaders in 2011. The Gladeville track will hold races on April 22-23 and July 22-23 in 2011.

This marks the first time in the track’s history that it will have two doubleheaders. Three of the four races — the April 22 and July 22 truck race as well as the July 23 Nationwide race. The April 23 Nationwide race will be an afternoon event.

“We’re excited to be able to team up the summer NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races that we’ve hosted and give fans a two-day race weekend next July,” said Cliff Hawks, vice president and general manager of Nashville Superspeedway.

“Combined events add to the overall fan experience. We also hope that this new schedule entices some of the big names in the sport to continue to come to Nashville much like we saw with our April race weekend in years past.”

Both race doubleheaders fall on off weekends for the Sprint Cup series.

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