Today is Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Meet 100-year-old sweet Sue Malone

As a girl growing up in Fayetteville, her friends called her Bert, but over the past few decades, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren have nicknamed her Mamaw.

'A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican'

This weekend started out with overcast skies, but before night fell, it started clearing off. Sunday brought clear skies and, as I am writing this, it is a tad warmer.

General News

May 13 to be 'Day of Dreams'

May 13 to be 'Day of Dreams'

Empower Me Center will host its second annual Day of Dreams on Saturday, May 13, the Lebanon-based non-profit recently announced.

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J.W. Brown funeral was Feb. 21

Mr. Brown
Mr. Brown

Longtime insurance executive
LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. J. W. Brown, 88, were held Tuesday morning, Feb. 21 at Fairview Church with Dr. Jon Akin and Dr. Rocky Ramsey officiating. Interment followed at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Brown of Lebanon passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at his home, with the buttercups in full bloom.

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Suspects use stolen credit card in Mt. Juliet

Suspects use stolen credit card in Mt. Juliet

Surveillance cameras at Providence Marketplace clearly captured images of two suspects pushing carts full of merchandise they purchased on a stolen credit card they allegedly stole from a car in Gallatin on Feb. 12.

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Property taxes stay for fire protection only

Monday night Mt. Juliet city squires reversed a first reading ordinance vote and decided city property taxes will remain dedicated to fire protection exclusively.

At their last meeting their majority vote was to roll the emergency services fund comprised only of city property tax revenue into the general fund with the thought the growing fire department should not be strapped exclusively to city property tax revenue.

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General Sports

8-A HOOPS -- Tigers win district title

8-A HOOPS -- Tigers win district title

Boys & girls will host region openers
HENDERSONVILLE -- Three Purple Tigers scored in double figures lifting Watertown High to a 65-61 victory over No. 1-seeded Goodpasture Saturday, Feb. 18 at Merrol Hyde Magnet School. With the win, WHS improved to 23-6 on the season and clinched the District 8-A tournament championship.

Coach Matt Bradshaw's squad will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 25 for a first round home game in the Region 4-A tournament.

The Purple Tigers got away from their fullcourt, trapping defense against Goodpasture and the tactic seemed to work as WHS built a 46-30 third quarter lead.

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BASEBALL -- CU sweeps Friday twin bill

BASEBALL -- CU sweeps Friday twin bill

Phoenix move to 5-5 overall
BATESVILLE, ARK -- Mitch Langer and Travis Dohr each tossed seven shutout innings to pick up victories on the mound and Cumberland exploded for seven runs in the final two innings of the second contest, posting 1-0 and 10-0 victories over Lyon College in baseball action Friday in Batesville, Ark.

Dohr (2-0) won the seven-inning opener with seven shutout frames, allowing three hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.

The righthander worked around an error and a walk in the first inning, retiring 14 of the next 17 batters.

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CU FOOTBALL -- Suber promotes assistants

Bustle & Luce
Bustle & Luce

Co-offensive coordinators
LEBANON -- Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber is promoting from within his existing staff to fill the vacancy created by the recent departure of offensive coordinator Dewayne Alexander.

Alexander resigned last week to take over the offensive line at East Tennessee State.

"I'm promoting Brad Bustle and Nathan Luce to 'co-coordinators'," Suber said Wednesday afternoon.

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STATE WRESTLING -- Update

STATE WRESTLING -- Update

Seven locals still in contention
FRANKLIN -- Wilson County has seen four local boys advance to the semifinals of their respective weight classes in the TSSAA Class AAA state championships being held at the Williamson County Ag. Expo Center.

Semifinals start at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Parking is an additional $5.

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