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Showing 10 articles from May 9, 2013.


Pamela Kaye Gregory McCoy, 51

A private funeral service will be held for Lebanon's Pam Gregory McCoy. The daughter of Finis Dean Gregory and the late Earlene Gregory, she died recently at home after a lengthy medical illness.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Jim Hogan, 87

Rev. Hogan, 87, of Murfreesboro died May 8, 2013. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

William Dale Gaw, 87

Mr. Gaw, 87 of Lebanon, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the University Medical Center. Mr. Gaw was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a member of College Hills Church of Christ, and a lifelong farmer. He was also a retired member of local #636 Pipe Fitters Union.


General News

CU sets 171st Commencement Saturday

Preparations are well underway for the 171st Commencement at Cumberland University.

The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, on the Lebanon campus.

The event is scheduled to take place on the front lawn of Memorial Hall; however, with unpredictable weather forecasted, the event may be moved to an indoor location. Updated information and a live webcast of the event will be provided on the school website,

The university will honor Mrs. Martha Bradshaw and her late husband Dr. James Bradshaw with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

The Bradshaws were selected to receive the honor in recognition of their years of service and devotion to the Wilson County community and Cumberland University. Dr. Bradshaw, who passed away in February, spent much of his life in Wilson County serving as a physician. Mrs. Bradshaw continues to serve on the Board of Trust at Cumberland University and has been instrumental in the Phoenix Ball since its inception.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was established in 1925 in memory of Mr. Sullivan, a Southerner who became a prominent lawyer, businessman and philanthropist in the late 19th century. The Sullivan Foundation and carefully selected colleges and universities jointly arrange for the issue of awards, which are to be perpetual reminders of Algernon Sydney Sullivan.

The Bradshaws, along with a student recipient of this award, will be recognized during the ceremony.

University officials are making every effort to ensure a safe and memorable experience is had by all on Saturday. It is expected that all campus lots will reach capacity early in the day. Commencement guests are encouraged to take advantage of three overflow parking lots located at Immanuel Baptist Church (214 Castle Heights Ave.), St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church (300 S. Tarver Ave.), or First United Methodist Church (415 West Main Street). Shuttle service will be available at all locations before and after the ceremony.

Haslam speaks to Breakfast Rotary

The Wilson Post

What should a governor do?

That is what Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam asked Rotarians on Thursday morning as he served as special speaker for the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary meeting at the request of Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto.

It is always an honor to have Gov. Haslam come address our community leaders. Most politicians these days only want to come speak to you when they are running for reelection, but with Haslam that is not the case, Rotarian Romel McMurry said. He really involved the audience. He wanted them to ask questions about what a governor is supposed to do.

Honoring fallen heroes

The Wilson Post

Lebanon Police Department Capt. Michael Vanhook said that whether an officer is employed by LPD, Mt. Juliet Police or the Wilson County Sheriffs Department, We are all fighting the same battle.

Vanhook, along with MJPD Chief James Hambrick, WCSD Chief Deputy Larry Bowman and MJPD Cpl. Det. David Stolinsky, led a memorial ceremony at the Wilson County Criminal Justice Center on Thursday to honor law enforcement officers in the community and two officers in particular.

School board sets special session

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in special session at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 9, to reconsider the proposal from Wilson Bank & Trust for signs and the contract for the new Director of Schools.

The meeting will be at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon, and will be follwed by a work session.

UMC celebrates National Nurses Week

University Medical Center will give special attention to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to healing others during National Nurses Week.

Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 also known as National Nurses Day and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing.

The theme for this years National Nurses Week is Delivering Quality & Innovation in Patient Care, which was designated by the American Nurses Association. Continually at the bedside, nurses make their patients well-being a priority and regularly develop innovative solutions to enhance care. Their ongoing commitment to quality is what moves health care forward what often begins as a solution for one patient, becomes an advancement that benefits countless others.

Nurses play an essential role in enhancing patient care, increasing access, coordinating care and reducing health care costs, said Denise Sikes, chief nursing executive. They are at the forefront of innovation every day, and they deserve special recognition. We want them to know how much we value their hard work and commitment to superior patient care honoring them is what this week is all about.

All of us at University Medical Center want to thank our outstanding nurses who work tirelessly to ensure the health and welfare of our patients, said Matt Caldwell, UMC chief executive officer. Wed like to thank them for their professionalism, their commitment to the highest standards, and their undying dedication to those they serve.

UPDATED Community Calendar

Events Updated May 16, 2013
Meals On Wheels volunteers are needed to deliver meals in Mt. Juliet to homebound older adults on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Meals are ready to be picked up by 9:30 a.m., at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, 2034 North Mt. Juliet Road, and the delivery usually takes about an hour. Routes are typically less than 20 miles of travel. You can volunteer weekly, monthly or as your schedule permits. For information, call Dawn Cathey, site manager, at 758-2777.

Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center offers a number of activities. Join the Over the Hill Choir at 10 a.m. every Monday. In addition to weekly choir practice, the group performs for senior programs in the community. Karaoke is held at 12:30 p.m., every third Tuesday of the month. And a Good Old Time Country Music Show is from 1 until 3 p.m., every Thursday. Bring your acoustic instrument and join the performers or just come and listen. Call 758-9114 in advance if you wish join seniors for lunch. The center is at 2034 N. Mt. Juliet Road. The center will host a free Active Seniors Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, April 18, from 8:30-11 a.m. The event is open to the public. Booths are $25. For more information, call 758-9114.


General Sports

CU eliminated in 10 innings

JOLIET, Ill -- Judson University pushed across a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to oust Cumberland from the Opening Round of the NAIA National Championships Saturday at Silver Cross Field.

Trailing 3-0, the Bulldogs cut the margin to one with a two-run double off the bat of Craig Monson in the top of the fifth inning.

Cumberland tied the score at 3-all in the top of the ninth on a two-out, two strike line single to left by Brodie Ross to send the game into extra innings.

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