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Benny Ray Jones, 46

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Sellars Funeral Home Lebanon at Stones Mansion, 416 Rome Pike, for Mr. Jones, 46.
He died Sept. 11, 2012 at age 46.
The family will be receiving friends Friday from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Stone Mansion, Lebanon.

Charles Willoughby , 82

Funeral services were held Friday morning, Sept. 14 at Bond Memorial Chapel for renowned dairy farmer and agriculture educator Charles Willoughby, 82, of Mt. Juliet. The son of the late, A.H. and Edna Earl Pennington Willoughby, he died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

Lori Boyer Crowder, 43

Funeral services for Mrs. Lori Boyer Crowder are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Bro. Glenn Denton officiating. Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Visitation Saturday 12 Noon8 p.m at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Sunday 1-1:45 PM at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Mrs. Crowder, 43 of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Mary Villareale, 91

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet for Ms. Villareale, 91. She died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Survivors include: children Lucy Rosa and Renato Villareale.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

Michael "Mike" Fuqua, 56

A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Fuqua, 56.
Born May 16, 1956, Mr. Fuqua died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
Visitation with the family will be two hours prior to the service.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Roger Keith Hughes, 65

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet for Mr. Hughes, 65, of Lebanon. A member of the West Hills Baptist Church, he died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

Walter Lee Watson, 92

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Watson, 92, of Lebanon. A veteran of World War II, having served with the the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division, he died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Quality Care in Lebanon.


John Sloan - Outdoors

A really good year

It started with an antelope hunt in New Mexico with a muzzleloader. It was a long shot that first morning. Even at 7:15, it was hot. At 213-yards with a strong crosswind, I had to hold high and to the left. Still, it was a good shot and my hunt on the Tres Sombreros ranch was over.


General News

America celebrates U.S. Constitution

DAR promotes Constitution Week awareness

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=5|imageid=579|displayname=0|float=left}The national celebration of Constitution Week begins Monday, Sept. 17.

The weeklong commemoration of Americas most important document is one of the countrys least known official observances. The Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those inalienable rights to every American.

Council discusses use for sales tax hike

The Wilson Post

Four Lebanon City Council members laid the groundwork Wednesday night during a work session for how a half-cent sales tax increase would be spent if that increase passes a referendum of the people on Nov. 6.

Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Huddleston noted during the councils most recent regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, that council needed to explicitly state where the sales tax increase would be spent so citizens could be more informed.

Council proposed allocating 50 percent of the funds generated from the increase to return to the Rainy Day Fund and the other 50 percent to go into a fund for street paving work and to solve drainage and flooding issues.

If you dont put it out there cut and dry, its going nowhere, Huddleston said.

Hartmann Luggage to close in December

The Wilson Post

Hartmann Luggage, one of the first businesses to locate in the William D. Baird Industrial Subdivision, will close its entire Lebanon operation in December.

According to documents filed with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development on Wednesday, Hartmann will close down its Lebanon factory on Friday, Dec. 14.

On Dec. 14, 2012, Hartmann will permanently close their facility, said Department of Labor Communications Director Jeff Hentschel.

The closing will leave 93 employees without a job, including 14 temporary workers, six Parts and Repair Operators, five Order Pullers, four Customer Service Representatives and many more. The positions range from office workers to shipping and maintenance.

LSSD maps differ, confuse officials

The Wilson Post

Maps of the Lebanon Special School District used by the school system, Wilson County Planning Department and County Election Commission showed differences from the same map in the Wilson County Property Assessors office, causing confusion during the August election.

The issue came to light during a hearing in Chancery Court on Friday, Sept. 7, where LSSD Board of Education Chairman Steve Jones was contesting the Aug. 2 election, which he lost to Johnie Payton by one vote.

Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren told Chancellor C.K. Smith during the hearing that a voter came in during Early Voting and said he lived inside the LSSD boundaries but the Election Commission map didnt show his property within the boundary.

Warren said he contacted LSSD Director of Schools Scott Benson and asked about the voters address. Warren indicated the LSSD maps also showed the voter as living outside the district.

Mayoral candidate sets meeting

Lebanon Mayoral candidate Robert J. Bob OBrien invites all residents of Hillview Farms as well as any Lebanon resident to Tea & Cookies with him from 6 until 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in the Community Clubhouse.

Hillview Farms is located off Leeville Pike.

OBrien will discuss Leadership for Lebanon: A Vision for a New Chapter, and will listen and learn about what matters to local citizens.

Missing MJ girl found in Hermitage

UPDATE--Detectives from the Mt. Juliet Police Department recovered Hailey Privette around 12 p.m. in Hermitage.

The department said Hailey is now safe, and the investigation continues into possible criminal charges for the male acquaintance that she was with.

"The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation played a very instrumental role in the safe recovery of Hailey. The TBI staff is top-notch, and are always willing to assist in investigations to ensure Tennesseans remain safe," said Community Policing Director Sgt. Tyler Chandler.

New voter cards don't show LSSD

The Wilson Post

Registration cards issued to Wilson County voters earlier this year do not indicate whether a resident lives within the Lebanon Special School District boundary.

As part of the redistricting process that was carried out by all levels of government, new registration cards were issued to voters in the spring, but the new card no longer tells voters if they are able to vote in the LSSD School Board elections.

We left that off just for space, said Wilson County Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren.

Students sink teeth into creation of local Kids Guide

Taste of Wilson County supports new 'Guide'

New schools. New faces. Unfamiliar streets. Different stores and buildings.

When a family relocates to a new place, getting acclimated can be as hard for children as it is for their parents.

Thanks to one teacher and a group of sixth graders at Winfree-Bryant Middle School, and financial backing from a Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber teacher grant, the Kids Guide to Wilson County is a helpful new resource for kids and families who are new to Wilson County, or for any child who wants to learn more about the area.

Vice Lord gang member sentenced to federal prison

The Wilson Post

The first of 17 members of the Vice Lords gang pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to charges of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine and marijuana after he was indicted following a three-year investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said Christopher Nicholson, a.k.a. Chris Lopez, 35, of Nashville, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Thursday, Sept. 6, to 151 months in federal prison with three years of supervised parole.

He was the first of the 17 indicted for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine and marijuana, Bowen said.

WCHS student competes for Miss Jr. Teen Nashville

Briana Barnes, a Wilson Central High School student, was recently selected to participate in the 2012 Miss Teen Nashville competition that will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Briana learned of her acceptance into this years competition when the judges announced their selections after reviewing hundreds of applications and going through an interview session which took place in Nashville on Aug. 29.

Briana will be competing in the Miss Jr. Teen division, one of the four divisions that have young ladies 7 to 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and a formal wear. Most important, Briana will display her personality and interviewing skills during her interviews with this years Nashville judging panel. Personality and character are the number one aspects that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.


General Sports

Bears must slow down Hurd

In what is being billed as one of the marquee games in the state, Mt. Juliet hosts Beech Friday night in a game that should provide the winner a leg up toward the District 9AAA regular season crown. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Devils hosts 4-0 Wilson Central

Two Wilson County teams seemingly headed in opposite directions will clash tonight as Wilson Central and Lebanon get together in a District 9AAA contest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium on the LHS campus.

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