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New face on council isn't new to public service New face on council isn't new to public service

One thing won't change when Bernie Ash takes his new seat on the Lebanon City Council. Ash plans to continue supporting the proposed Fire Station 4 at Eastgate that was strongly promoted by his predecessor Joe Hayes.

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General News

Father indicted for child's death

Father indicted for child's death
Cormier, 21

Lodged under $250,000 bond
Lebanon Police arrested John Thomas Cormier, Jr., 21, of Lebanon in relation to the Aug. 18 death of his 3-month-old child.

Chief Scott Bowen told The Wilson Post that due to the sensitive nature of the case other names, such as the name of the infant, have not been released at this time.

MJ to receive $1.5 million sidewalk grant

MJ to receive $1.5 million sidewalk grant

Mt. Juliet will soon have some big bucks to beef up a section of Belinda Parkway with sidewalks.

Mt. Juliet Commissioner Art Giles said the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has chosen Mt. Juliet to receive what he described as "an unbelievably huge" grant for $1.2-plus million, with the city's match of $302,000.

WHS wrestling gym gets final OK

WHS wrestling gym gets final OK

Funding approved by County Commission
Watertown's getting a new wrestling, gymnastics and cheerleading gym for its high school. The gym for the new Watertown High School won the Wilson County School Board's approval last week, and now the County Commission has approved funding it.

Like the school board, which narrowly approved the project by a 3-2 vote, the County Commission was not unanimous in giving its nod to the project Monday, Nov. 17. However, the commissioners' 18-7 vote was more lopsided in favor of funding the proposed gym.

Mixing it up to see who's best

Mixing it up to see who's best
Russ Lannom

With spatulas, mixing bowls and their secret ingredients in hand, two local food experts are in Las Vegas to compete in the elite World Food Championships.

Todd Beard, of Lebanon, and Russ Lannom, of Mt. Juliet, join 489 other home cooks, culinary experts and chefs through Nov. 18 in "sin city" for the annual, nationally-known competition. However, their attention will focus on winning recipes, rather than gambling.

General Sports

MJ's Chowbay is 9-AAA co-MVP

MJ's Chowbay is 9-AAA co-MVP
Nolan Chowbay

Mt. Juliet High's senior quarterback Nolan Chowbay has been named District 9-AAA football co-Most Valuable Player in a vote of district coaches.

Senior linebacker Weston Rountree of Wilson Central was voted Defensive Most Valuable Player and Mt. Juliet kicker Hayes Foster was voted co-Special Teams MVP.

PREP HOOPS -- LHS visits White Co.

PREP HOOPS -- LHS visits White Co.

Lebanon High's basketball teams will be on the road Friday -- making the trip to Sparta to take on White County High. The girls game will tip at 6 p.m. at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. Sparta radio station WSMT-AM will provide online steaming of the game at www.1050wsmt.com.

The Blue Devils of Coach Jim McDowell are coming off a 69-61 win over Shelbyville Central in Tuesday night's home and season opener. Lebanon rallied from four points down in the first quarter to mount a 31-19 lead at intermission.

Local sports in brief

Pancakes for LHS softball
The Devilettes Fastpitch Club, the booster club for the Lebanon High softball team, will host a pancake breakfast Saturday, Nov. 22 at Fairview Church on Leeville Pike. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any Lebanon Lady Devil Softball Player or parent.

CU soccer to host 1st round game

CU soccer to host 1st round game

Saturday vs. Rio Grande --
LEBANON -- Cumberland women's soccer will host the University of Rio Grande in the NAIA Championship Opening Round Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field. The NAIA announced the 30-team Opening Round field Monday afternoon.

The winner of Saturday's match advances to the NAIA Championships final site in Orange Beach, Ala. The Bulldogs are ranked 11th nationally and stand 15-3-1 overall this season.

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