Today is Monday, February 8, 2016



Fire closes Square Burger King

Lebanon Firefighters responded to a call at the Burger King located on the Lebanon Public Square on Monday afternoon.

TEA: State tests not valid for evaluating teachers

The Tennessee Education Association sent Rick Colbert, the TEA general counsel, to Wilson County to speak about the problems with TNReady testing this week.

Portable meth lab busted at Crosswinds Condominiums

Lebanon Police discovered a "portable meth lab" at Crosswinds Condominiums on Wednesday morning.

Wilson County in pictures

When it comes to the matter of facts about Wilson County, Linda Granstaff proves to be a walking, talking encyclopedia.

 

Fugitive arrested with stolen vehicles, swallows drugs
Fugitive arrested with stolen vehicles, swallows drugs

Wilson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested two people for possession of stolen vehicles and other stolen property. They assisted U.S. Marshals who were trying to find one of the suspects who was wanted in Georgia for other charges.

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TriStar Summit employees 'Go Red'
TriStar Summit employees 'Go Red'

Honoring American Heart Month, TriStar Summit Medical Center employees wore red to work on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 5, to show their support for women's heart disease awareness.

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City passes 'pay corrections' on first reading
City passes 'pay corrections' on first reading

The Lebanon City Council approved an employee compensation correction, which included lowering health insurance costs and correcting the city's pay table, at their regular called meeting on Tuesday night.

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CU seniors prepare for graduation
CU seniors prepare for graduation

Commencement is just around the corner for Cumberland University's Class of 2016.

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BASEBALL -- CU opens with win
BASEBALL -- CU opens with win
Curt Hoppe

MJ's Hoppe sparkles in relief
WEST POINT, Ga. -- Sophomore Curt Hoppe tossed four shutout innings of relief for the victory and Nick McGrew drove home Tyler Yorko with the winning run in the 10th inning as Cumberland claimed a 4-3 victory over Point University Friday in the season opener for both teams.

The Phoenix and Skyhawks finish the series Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. Central Time.

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HOOPS -- Friday night results
HOOPS -- Friday night results

Neuble, Jackson lead the way
LEBANON -- Veterans Tay Jackson and Kobe Neuble helped pave the way for Lebanon's 58-54 Senior Night win over Gallatin Friday at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.

Jackson led all scorers with 23 points and Neuble added 13 of his 17 points in the second half as Jim McDowell's Blue Devils improved to 19-5 overall and 9-3 in District 9-AAA.

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Wilson Co. sports in brief
Wilson Co. sports in brief

LGSA registration closes soon
Lebanon Girls Softball Association fastpitch softball registration is open for girls ages 4-14. You may register online at lebanongirlssoftball.com thru Feb. 5. Registration is $80 per player. Direct questions to Wayne Oakley at 615-305-4590 or email lebanongirlssoftball@gmail.com.

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FOOTBALL - CU announces 14 signees
FOOTBALL - CU announces 14 signees

12 in-state, two from Alabama
LEBANON -- Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber has released the names of 14 signees who are expected to enroll this fall.

The list includes one from Lebanon, 11 others from the state of Tennessee, and two from the state of Alabama.

Signees include:

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