Thanks to Louisville losing to Morehead State of the OVC, my NCAA bracket is taking on water faster than the Titanic. I've got Kansas State, Notre Dame, Duke and Ohio State making it to the final four with OSU winning it all.
By SUSAN LYNN
This year several bills have the State Legislature considering doing away with the publication of public notices in local newspapers in order to save money. Before you conclude that this is a good idea, consider a few facts.
The state Constitution and state law require publication of public notices. This is due to an important principle of civil societies: if the government is going to take some action to limit or change our rights, or take away our property, it must go out and seek to provide public notice to the citizens of the potential action. It is not mandatory that you read it but a good faith effort must be made by the state to provide the information.
Publication has always meant that the notice must be outside of Government’s own halls; in newspapers of general circulation where the community can read them. But to get around this provision, the legislature wants the government to publish legal notices on the state’s website and charge for the posting.
By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Wilson County Emergency Management Agency personnel recovered the body of a Portland man from the bottom of Old Hickory Lake in the Benders Ferry area of West Wilson after he was reported missing Tuesday afternoon.
Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency Officer Matt Brian said the body of Jeffery D. Lea, 38, was found around 11 a.m., Wednesday, after an extensive search by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, WEMA and the TWRA. Brian said that Lea’s body was found by WEMA personnel who were dragging the lake during the search effort.
Around 2:11 p.m., on Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Department received the call that Lea was missing. A few hours later around 6:20 p.m., the department called in two TWRA officers to help with the search.
The City of Lebanon’s annual residential spring cleanup will begin Friday, April 1 and continue through Friday, April 29. Citizens are reminded to place items near the curb or next to but not in the roadside ditch.
The Street Department attempts to run daily routes therefore serving all citizens with four pick ups during the month. This schedule is subject to change due to weather and/or heavy volumes.
Please place all small and loose items in trash bags. Please separate out wood and metal. Please note the city cannot pick up chemicals, paint, wet batteries, mattresses, box springs, carpet and carpet padding. Questions, contact the City Street Department office at 444-0825 ext. 121.
By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
& MARJORIE LlOYD, The Gallatin Newspaper
A local deputy called it "teamwork," and Major Don Linzy of the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department expressed gratitude for the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department’s assistance in apprehending a Sumner County burglary suspect in Lebanon Wednesday afternoon.
Around 2:03 p.m., a call was made to the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department reporting a home burglary and that the suspect had fled the scene. That suspect later turned up in Wilson County where Lt. Eric Rollins of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, apprehended him.
Linzy said a BOLO, (Be On the Lookout alert) was put out by the SCSD with the description of a white Dodge pickup truck and description of the suspect. Rollins said about 5 minutes after the BOLO was received by the WCSD, he spotted the suspect on Highway 231 North and pulled him over on Hartmann Drive at the intersection at Coles Ferry Pike.
From Post staff reports
Some 58 high school softball teams, including three from Wilson County, are participating this week in the Commando Classic at Hendersonville’s massive Drakes Creek Park.
Pool play action continues Friday at 3:30 p.m. as Mt. Juliet plays Blackman High, followed by a 5 p.m. contest vs. Chattanooga GPS. Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Mt. Juliet will take on Florence, AL.
Lebanon High is scheduled to play Sycamore High Friday at 3:30 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. game vs. Pigeon Forge. Saturday at 10 a.m. LHS will take on Columbia Central.
Wilson Central High is slated to play Pope John Paul II today at 3:30 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. game with Knoxville Farragut. Saturday at 10 a.m. the Lady Wildcats will tangle with Marshall County.
Siegel High 5, Wilson Central 2
HENDERSONVILLE -- Siegel struck for four runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to a 5-2 win over Wilson Central in the Commando Classic Wednesday at Drakes Creek Park. The Stars banged out eight hits against Central pitching. Sophomore Sidney Smith started and took the loss for Wilson Central.
Earlier Wednesday, Central dropped a 7-6 decision to Sycamore High. On Tuesday, Wilson Central split a pair of pool play games -- defeating White House 4-2 and falling to Knoxville Gibbs High 9-3.
Lebanon 12, Gallatin 0
GALLATIN -- Lebanon High rode the stellar pitching effort of Beth Swartwout Wednesday for a 12-0 victory over Gallatin High at Triple Creek Park. Swartwout allowed just one hit in four innings of work, striking out three with no walks.
Kelly McKeon and Kathryn Ludwikowski each bopped home runs for to lead Lebanon’s 12-hit attack. McKeon’s blast was a three-run shot in the third while Ludwikowski’s was a two-run bomb in the third. Katie Blackburn and Tori Brewington each had two hits for LHS. On Tuesday, Lebanon pounded Donelson Christian 13-0 at Baird Park.
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