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Showing 10 articles from April 13, 2012.


Harry Snodgrass, 89

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Snodgrass, 89, of Mt. Juliet.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he died April 11, 2012.
Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Family will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to service time Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Arrangements by Mt. Juliet's Bond Memorial Chapel.

Lonnie Earl Colwell Sr., 64

Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon for Mr. Colwell, 64, of Lebanon.
He died April 11, 2012.
Visitation is from noon until the service on Sunday.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

Maynard Pate, 72

Maynard Pate, former executive director of the Greater Nashville Regional Council and a former planner for the City of Lebanon, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Services for Mr. Pate, 72, of Lebanon, were held Thursday, April 12 at the Anderson & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Red Boiling Springs. Interment was at the Smith Chapel Cemetery.

Born September 9, 1939, in Johnson City, to the late Thomas Edward and Allie McMackin, he married the former Freda Halsell, who preceded him in death on February 20, 2012.

He graduated from Science Hill High School and received an athletic scholarship to East Tennessee State University, where he received his liberal arts degree. He received his masters degree from UT Graduate School of Planning.

Maynard was the former Executive Director of the Greater Nashville Regional Council with 20 years of service to the 13 counties and 52 cities which made up the GNRC. He dedicated his life to public service for cities and counties of the State of Tennessee.

Survivors include: step-daughters Charla (John) Zalewski, Leslie Palk -- all of Cookeville; step-son Greg Biles of Lebanon; step-granddaughter Holly Palk; step-grandsons Jacob, Nick & Ben Zalewski -- all of Cookeville; brother Billy Joe (Betty) Pate, sister Betty Ann Pate Chapman -- all of Johnson City; niece Judy Chapman of Kingsport; nephews Steve Chapman of Kingsport, Tom Webb of Bristol, Terry Peterson and Tim Conley -- both of Johnson City.


General News

Celebrity Top Shot is April 28

McClain Christian Academy students Victoria Walker, Shelby Maxwell and Jon Whitener show off the hand written "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" lyrics (see inset photo) donated by music legend Charlie Daniels. The lyrics will be auctioned at the school's Celebrity Top Shot benefit on Saturday April 28th. Photo credit: MCA Images

LEBANON -- The Gun Room will host the second annual Celebrity Top Shot Saturday April 28, between the hours of 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. similar to a celebrity golf tournament, the event is a benefit for McClain Christian Academy.

"Last year we had no idea how much of a success the first Celebrity Top Shot was going to be," said MCA parent Brett Gipson, who is also on the school's Special Projects Committee. "The community and event sponsors really turned out to support our school. We also want to thank all of the celebrity participants for taking time from their schedules to help MCA."

Teams consist of one celebrity and up to nine participants. Participants and celebrities compete individually and as a team in the event. Tennessee Titans quarterback Rusty Smith was the celbrity winner in last year's event.

Charlie Daniels to speak at Prayer Breakfast

Country music entertainer, and Wilson County resident, Charlie Daniels will be the guest speaker at the Annual Mt. Juliet Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, set for 7 a.m., Thursday, May 3, at Cooks United Methodist Church.

The annual event takes place on the National Day of Prayer set forth by the President of the United States. The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of this nations heritage. In 1775, the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation. The call to prayer has continued through the nations history, and each year the President signs a proclamation encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.

Flag retirement ceremony announced

The 4th Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 18, at the ball field at Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

Worn, torn and faded American, Tennessee and British flags will be retired in honor of veterans and law enforcement officers for their service to America.

You may bring your flags to the ceremony or drop them off at the Veterans Service Office at Wilson County Courthouse, Room 106, Lebanon.

For more information, call Director of Veterans Services in Wilson County Bernie Ash at 444-2426.

LSSD sets registration

Registration for children applying for the Pre-Kindergarten program and for children attending Kindergarten within the Lebanon Special School District (Byars-Dowdy, Castle Heights, Coles Ferry, Sam Houston Elementary Schools and Cumberland University Pre-K) will be Thursday, May 3, for the 2012-2013 school year.

Registration will be at College Hills Church of Christ, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The Pre-Kindergarten program is voluntary and eligibility is based on age and at-risk status, with low-income families given first priority in the program. Children must be 4 years of age on Sept. 30 and zoned for LSSD to apply. Parents of Pre-Kindergarten applicants should contact Penny Thompson at the Central Office, 701 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon, or call 449-6060, ext. 24, if they are unable to attend registration on May 3.

MJPD searching for suspect in Providence vandalism, fires

Over the past two weeks, intentionally set fires have created dangerous situations for area residents, over $20,000 in damages and multiple responses from emergency responders, according to Mt. Juliet Police.

All of the fires have been set in a small, localized area near Rutland Drive in close proximity to multiple homes and an elementary school. In addition, the offender(s) spray painted vulgarities on city park property, construction equipment, and a county school bus, a spokesperson said.

The criminal acts began on March 25 around 8 p.m. under the cover of darkness. A suspect or suspects spray painted vulgarities on city park property at Sgt. Mundy Memorial Park.

N. MJ Road to be completed next month

The Wilson Post

Construction on North Mt. Juliet Road is expected to finally come to an end next month despite an original completion date in fall 2011, and another project by the Tennessee Department of Transportation to redo the Lebanon Public Square is in the design phase.

In Mt. Juliet, widening of North Mt. Juliet Road has been underway since 2009 and TDOT Community Relations Officer Deanna Lambert said the project should conclude next month.

The widening project on Mt. Juliet Road is supposed to be complete at the end of May, Lambert said. This project was originally supposed to be completed last fall.


General Sports

CU honors scholar athletes

Cumberland University recognized its scholar athletes with a luncheon hosted Thursday at Lebanons Immanuel Baptist Church.

A total of 452 students participate on one of Cumberlands 17 athletic teams with 162 having earned grade point acerages of higher than 3.0.

Some 29 CU athletes were recognized for being an Daktronic / NAIA Academic All-American; 71 for having earned TranSouth Conference academic honors and 25 Mid-South Conference academic honors.

The 29 Daktronics / NAIA Academic All-Americans included: Lauren Carter, Helena Farias. Simone Quinn, Jacob Hill, William Judson, Cody McCallister, Tim McCord, Ben Miller, Daley Sallis, Jarred White, Adam Wiss, Sam Green, Andy Shoultz. Tammy Gonzalez, Stefania Ibaque, Anita Pace, Devin Crotzer, Evan Sanna, Victoria Bennett, Allison Blackwood, Caitlin Gray, Heath Holliday, Mitch Ranier, Richie Seaton, Matt Sedquick, Tyler Wheeler, Allyson Agee, K.C. McGinley and Justin Fann.

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