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Showing 5 articles from April 9, 2012.

General News

MJPD offers self-defense classes for women

The Mt. Juliet Police Department in cooperation with the Mt. Juliet Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) women self-defense classes will now be available for Mt. Juliet area residents.

The first class will begin on April 28th, 2012.

Classes are held on two consecutive days with six hours of instruction each day at the Mt. Juliet Community Center. Those wishing to participate will need to register online at Class size is limited, and registrants will be contacted when accepted into the class.

Mobile home fire may be arson

The Wilson Post

Arson may be to blame for a late-night fire at a mobile home that occurred late Sunday night on Greentree Circle in Weatherly Estates.

No one was injured in the blaze.

Lebanon Fire Department received a call at approximately 10:40 p.m. of a house fire in the gated community off Franklin Road in Lebanon, said Chief Chris Dowell.

WEATHER BULLETIN -- Cold weather coming

Frost...and possibly freezing temperatures are expected in the Mid-State Wednesday morning and Thursday morning. Precautions should be taken on those two mornings to protect tender vegetation, as a cold Canadian high pressure system spreads over the area out of Central Canada.

The best chance for freezing temperatures Wednesday morning will be in some of the colder valleys along the Cumberland Plateau. The coldest weather, however, is expected to be on Thursday morning when temperatures could dip to the freezing mark for an hour or two shortly before sunrise over the Cumberland Plateau -- as well as in low lying areas west of the plateau.


General Sports

CU FOOTBALL -- 100 players going through spring practice

LEBANON -- Cumberland University started spring football practice last week with more than 100 players on campus for drills, a record number under head coach Dewayne Alexander, who enters his seventh season with the Bulldogs in 2012.

Cumberland practices Tuesday and Thursday each week with shorts, shoulder pads and helmets, working around players schedules with late afternoon and evening classes. Coaches teach, install offensive and defensive systems and work on fundamentals during these practices.

Friday and Saturday sessions involve full pad practices with team sessions and putting players in game situations and evaluating the players under those conditions.

PREP BASEBALL -- FCS wins Yellow Jacket Classic

CHATTANOOGA -- Friendship Christian stormed through Lookout Valley's Yellow Jacket Classic over the weekend, rolling up four consecutive wins en route to the championship.

The Commanders defeated rival Boyd-Buchanan 17-1 in Saturday's tournament finals, improving to 17-1 on the season headed into Tuesday night's District 8A home game vs. Trousdale County.

Senior Drew Erie was named tournament MVP while Hunter Watts, Austin Godwin and Brennan Swindoll were voted to the all-tournament team.

FCS reached the finals with a 4-0 victory over Columbia Academy in the semifinals. On Friday, Friendship clubbed South Pittsburg 15-3 and defeated Cincinatti Hills 7-0. The Commanders opened tournament play with a 12-3 win Thursda vs. Cascade.

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