Today is Saturday, December 3, 2016
'Almost beyond description'

Local deputy chief and team return from 'haunting' mountain in flames Local firefighters who returned home yesterday from the fire-devastated Gatlinburg are almost at a loss for words to describe the horrific aftermath on t...

Home sweet, historic home

The 9th Annual Historic Places Tour is set for Saturday, Dec. 3.

Locals making a tradition of giving back

Members of Omega Psi Phi, Earl Berry Jr. and Andre Davis, with the assistance of other families and individuals, took it upon themselves to give back during the holidays for the second year.

General News

Service planned Saturday for Hardy, 63

Barry Hardy
Barry Hardy

Longtime local baseball umpire
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, dec. 3 at Victory Baptist Church (1777 Tate Lane Mt. Juliet) for longtime youth umpire Barry Hardy, 63, of Lebanon.

A graduate of Mt. Juliet High School where he played football for the Golden Bears, Mr. Hardy died Nov. 26 at Skyline Medical Center Hospice-Madison Campus.

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Petco donates $5K to New Leash

Petco donates $5K to New Leash

Lebanon's New Leash on Life announced this week it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its adoption center animals' medical needs, which will allow for reduced adoption fees.

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Lebanon Christmas Parade set for Sunday

Lebanon Christmas Parade set for Sunday

Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.
In traditional fashion, the parade will travel from the former Lebanon High School location, down Park Avenue to East Main Street and around the Lebanon Public Square.
From there the parade will travel down West Main Street before coming to a halt in the D.T. McCall & Sons parking lot.

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Local foundation collecting donations for foster kids

Local foundation collecting donations for foster kids

The Keith Edmonds Foundation is on a mission to Share Holiday Joy.

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General Sports

CU HOOPS -- Thursday split at Campbellsville

CU HOOPS -- Thursday split at Campbellsville

Phoenix post 72-69 victory
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Diondrey Holt netted 18 points and Delaryn Dodd posted 15 points and seven rebounds, including a huge board on a missed 1-and-1 in the final seconds as Cumberland came away with a 72-69 victory over 11th-ranked Campbellsville in men's basketball action Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Powell Athletic Center.

Cumberland (4-5 overall, 1-1 MSC) put together a 15-5 run in the middle of the second half, including two jumpers from Cameron Johnson and two dunks by Dodd, and Jamonte Graham nailed a 3-pointer from the wing for a 61-49 advantage with 7:35 remaining.

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CU SOCCER -- Staff changes announced

CU SOCCER -- Staff changes announced

Grant will coach men's team
LEBANON -- Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced changes in the Phoenix soccer programs Thursday, with Adam Grant taking over the head coaching duties of the men's program and Brian Davies taking over the head coach responsibility for the women's team effective immediately.

Grant takes the place of Rory O'Connor, who spent the last four years with the men's team and one season as head coach.

O'Connor is returning to his native Ireland with his wife, who has found difficulties securing a US Visa after the couple were married last summer.

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WRESTLING -- WCHS moves to 6-0

Kramer
Kramer

Kramer notches 500th career win
MURFREESBORO -- Wilson Central moved to 6-0 on the dual wrestling season after picking up three wins Thursday, Dec. 1 in a quad meet at Siegel High School.

The second match of the evening with Ravenwood marked John Kramer's 500th victory as a high school coach.

Wilson Central returns to the mat Saturday as the Wildcats wrestle in the Tullahoma Duals.

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Wilson Co. sports in brief

Wilson Co. sports in brief

Free recruiting seminar
Don Mitchell, president and founder of College Baseball Advisors, is offering a free presentation on the recruiting process for high school baseball / softball players and their parents 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Lebanon High's Terry Edwards Auditorium.
A former scouting executive with both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Atlanta Braves, Mitchell will speak to several topics, including: how academics enhances the opportunity for playing at the next level; parent involvement in the recruiting process, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of social media. Mitchell has spoken at high schools all across the country.
This seminar is for baseball / softball players in grades 9 through 12. At least one parent should be on hand. For more info, visit collegebaseballadvisors.com.

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