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General News

County passes budget; fails to pass raise for squires

The last meeting of the current Wilson County Commission saw the passage of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, which included a 1.5 percent raise for all general fund and library employees by a vote of 21-3 with one abstention.

Now MJ has a Political Impact Zone

MT. JULIET -- In one of its shortest meetings in recent history, 26 minutes start to finish, the Mt. Juliet City Commission agreed Monday night to change the name of the so-called First Amendment area in Charlie Daniels Park and in front of the new Police Headquarters to the Political Impact Zone.

West Main Street paving project set

Tennessee Department of Transportation has begun preparation for resurfacing West Main Street in Lebanon.

Storms soak county

Clean-up continued Thursday after thunderstorms moved through Wilson County with lightning likely sparking a fire at a home in Mt. Juliet.

General Sports

Wilson Co. sports in brief

Two aces at Five Oaks
Steve Everette recorded a hole-in-one Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Lebanon’s Five Oaks Golf & Country Club. Everette used a 5-iron to ace the par three No, 13, playing from 184 yards. Witnesses included: M.F. Donnell, Mike Dover and Buddy Stephens.

Back on Aug. 2, Jerry Higgins scored a hole-in-one on the 158 yard par 3 No. 16,  using a 7 iron. Witnesses: John Chapman and Robin Carr.

Happy Birthday to No. 83

Happy Birthday to No. 83
John B. Bryan

Happy 52nd birthday to John B. Bryan, "No. 83 in your program, No. 1 in your heart". John had the slowest punt return for a TD in the history of Lebanon High football vs. DuPont -- 1979 at Nokes-Lasater Field.

Britt runs to Top 10 finish in Smyrna

Voyles Classic X-County race
SMYRNA -- Lebanon High senior Mark Britt logged a 16:41.17 and finished eighth  overall in a field of 410 runners in the annual Voyles Classic Cross Country Meet Saturday at Sharp Springs Park.
Britt, a two-time state qualifier, was joined in the top 50 by two teammates as the Blue Devil harriers placed 10th out of 56 teams.

FCS hosts Wilson Central Aug. 27

Friendship Christian is scheduled to host Wilson Central High Wednesday, Aug. 27 in a cross-county volleyball match.  Action will start at 5 p.m. at the Bay Family Sportsplex on the FCS campus.

The Lady Commanders tuned up for Wednesday's match with a 4-1 victory at Lancaster Christian Academy Tuesday evening in Smyrna.

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