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Mildred Holland Young, 84

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Young, 84, of Mt. Juliet. A native of Wilson County and the daughter of the late Thomas Isaac Holland and Winnie Myrtle Draper Holland, she died Sept. 18, 2012, at her home.

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Sheriff Terry Ashe to resign Sept. 30

Will serve as Tennessee Sheriffs' Association Executive Director

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe announced Tuesday afternoon he would be stepping down from that position after 30 years to serve as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Sheriffs Association.

Ashe and TSA President and Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews and outgoing President and Williamson County Sheriff Jeff Long made the announcement in a press conference held at the TSAs office in Lebanon.

Its a sad time to announce to people that I love that I wont be their Sheriff anymore, Ashe said. This is probably the hardest decision Ive ever made as a career decision.

The TSA is a non-profit organization founded by sheriffs statewide in 1971 to promote better and more effective law enforcement. Ashe said the organization has a huge impact on the state and has supported many pieces of legislation for tougher penalties for child sex offenders, repeated DUI offenders and more.

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Measure to restore Tourism funding fails

Squires continue search for budget cuts

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Commission once again voted down funding for the Convention & Visitors Bureau during Monday nights meeting, and squires continued looking for opportunities to cut the countys budget.

A resolution presented by District 11 Commissioner Jim Bradshaw would have restored funding to the bureau in-full, which squires cut during the Aug. 27 meeting, saving $204,000. However, squires voted against the resolution Monday night 16-7 with little discussion.

District 17 Commissioner Gary Keith opposed the resolution based on the commissions rules of order since it had not been considered by the Budget Committee. County Attorney Mike Jennings said the resolution was a motion to amend the budget and said it didnt violate any rules.

However, Bradshaw noted he wanted to bring it to the Budget Committee during its meeting on Sept. 7, but said members did not allow him to present the resolution. The committee did not make any cuts during that meeting, but charged each departments committee with cutting budgets.

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FCS downs LHS 3-0 Wednesday

Friendship Christian's volleyball team improved to 33-0 on the season after a 3-0 victory Wednesday evening over Lebanon High at the Bay Family Sportsplex. Game scores: 25-11, 25-22 and 25-14.

FCS senior Kaitlyn Teeter did not play in order to rest her sore hitting (right) shoulder. The Lady Commanders will be in Paducah, KY this weekend for the Quad States Classic.

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Where does Dooley go from here?

Youre Derek Dooley. Youre Tennessees football coach. What do you do?

You see your team come apart like a second hand suit in the fourth quarter of a 37-20 loss to rival Florida.

You see your highly touted quarterback suffer a mental meltdown. Tyler Bray sprayed the ball all over the field in the second half, but few of his passes wound up in the hands of the intended receiver.

You caught Brays best pass of the second half, but you were standing well behind the sideline stripe. Nice catch, but you risked a celebration penalty when you spiked the ball. But, hey, it was all over but the booing by then.

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MJPD offers Wilson's only Rx drug disposal bin

West Wilson County residents now have a safe and local place to dispose of expired and unused medication.

Mt. Juliet Police Department installed Wilson Countys first public pharmaceutical disposal bin that is available in the front lobby of police headquarters. Residents can safely dispose of their unused medication at all hours. The bin was supplied by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Office of Sustainable Practices. This past week was the first week the drop bin was available for public use, and 47 pounds of waste has already been collected.

We want to provide our community a safe, secure location where they can properly dispose of their prescription medications, said MJPD Chief Andy Garrett. Not only are there environmental concerns, we also dont want dangerous prescription drugs ending up in the hands of our children.

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CU 36, Belhaven 30, OT

LEBANON -- Moments after Reed Gurchiek's overtime TD, Cumberland's defense held on to defeat Belhaven University 36-30 in overtime on Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.

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Other Friday night prep scores

Wilson Central blitzes Lebanon
LEBANON -- Quarterback Jordan Roundtree threw for four touchdowns and ran 47 yards for another as Wilson Central blistered winless Lebanon 45-7 Friday at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium.

The Wildcats (now 5-0 overall) rolled up 449 yards in total offense on only 32 offensive snaps -- a whopping 14 yards per play -- and eight first downs.

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Beech 27, Mt. Juliet 20 --

MT. JULIET -- Beech got nearly 300 yards rushing from tailback Jalen Hurd and a tremendous fourth down stand from its defense to hold off Mt. Juliet 27-20 Friday night.

The Bucs (5-0, 3-0 District 9AAA) scored twice in the fourth quarter and came up with big plays when they needed them.

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Dana Paris Hale, 45

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Hale, 45, of Lebanon. A member of Lebanons Cumberland Presbyterian Church and an employee of Superior Driver Source, she died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at Centennial Medical Center.

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Daniels to be featured on Monday Night Football

By KEN BECK
The Wilson Post

Country music legend Charlie Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band will have a starring role in ESPN's Monday Night Football open this week when Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos travel to Atlanta to face Matt Ryan and the Falcons at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 17.

The open will feature Daniels 1979 hit song The Devil Went Down to Georgia.

Originally written as a narrative about the Devil, who comes to Georgia toprocure souls, Daniels recorded new lyrics for the song this week at Twin PinesStudio in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., that highlight the MNF matchup and both teams starquarterbacks.

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Murfreesboro man killed in I-40 wreck

A Murfreesboro man was killed Thursday night on Interstate 40 in Lebanon after reportedly entering the interstate traveling the wrong direction.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said at approximately 11 p.m. Thursday, LPD officers responded to a crash on I-40 westbound where Robin Young, 47, of Murfreesboro, was found ejected from his vehicle.

Bowen said Officer Wayne Howard of the department's Traffic Crash Reconstruction team responded to the accident, in which Young was driving a 1997 Ford Taurus heading east in the westbound lanes. Bowen said they believe Young entered I-40 from State Route 840 by driving the wrong way down the exit ramp.

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A really good year

It started with an antelope hunt in New Mexico with a muzzleloader. It was a long shot that first morning. Even at 7:15, it was hot. At 213-yards with a strong crosswind, I had to hold high and to the left. Still, it was a good shot and my hunt on the Tres Sombreros ranch was over.

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Walter Lee Watson, 92

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Watson, 92, of Lebanon. A veteran of World War II, having served with the the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division, he died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Quality Care in Lebanon.

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Charles Willoughby , 82

Funeral services were held Friday morning, Sept. 14 at Bond Memorial Chapel for renowned dairy farmer and agriculture educator Charles Willoughby, 82, of Mt. Juliet. The son of the late, A.H. and Edna Earl Pennington Willoughby, he died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.

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Michael "Mike" Fuqua, 56

A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Fuqua, 56.
Born May 16, 1956, Mr. Fuqua died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
Visitation with the family will be two hours prior to the service.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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Benny Ray Jones, 46

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Sellars Funeral Home Lebanon at Stones Mansion, 416 Rome Pike, for Mr. Jones, 46.
He died Sept. 11, 2012 at age 46.
The family will be receiving friends Friday from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Stone Mansion, Lebanon.

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Mary Villareale, 91

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet for Ms. Villareale, 91. She died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Survivors include: children Lucy Rosa and Renato Villareale.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

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Lori Boyer Crowder, 43

Funeral services for Mrs. Lori Boyer Crowder are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Bro. Glenn Denton officiating. Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Visitation Saturday 12 Noon8 p.m at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Sunday 1-1:45 PM at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Mrs. Crowder, 43 of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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Roger Keith Hughes, 65

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet for Mr. Hughes, 65, of Lebanon. A member of the West Hills Baptist Church, he died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

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Hartmann Luggage to close in December

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Hartmann Luggage, one of the first businesses to locate in the William D. Baird Industrial Subdivision, will close its entire Lebanon operation in December.

According to documents filed with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development on Wednesday, Hartmann will close down its Lebanon factory on Friday, Dec. 14.

On Dec. 14, 2012, Hartmann will permanently close their facility, said Department of Labor Communications Director Jeff Hentschel.

The closing will leave 93 employees without a job, including 14 temporary workers, six Parts and Repair Operators, five Order Pullers, four Customer Service Representatives and many more. The positions range from office workers to shipping and maintenance.

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Council discusses use for sales tax hike

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Four Lebanon City Council members laid the groundwork Wednesday night during a work session for how a half-cent sales tax increase would be spent if that increase passes a referendum of the people on Nov. 6.

Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Huddleston noted during the councils most recent regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, that council needed to explicitly state where the sales tax increase would be spent so citizens could be more informed.

Council proposed allocating 50 percent of the funds generated from the increase to return to the Rainy Day Fund and the other 50 percent to go into a fund for street paving work and to solve drainage and flooding issues.

If you dont put it out there cut and dry, its going nowhere, Huddleston said.

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America celebrates U.S. Constitution

DAR promotes Constitution Week awareness

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=5|imageid=579|displayname=0|float=left}The national celebration of Constitution Week begins Monday, Sept. 17.

The weeklong commemoration of Americas most important document is one of the countrys least known official observances. The Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those inalienable rights to every American.

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Students sink teeth into creation of local Kids Guide

Taste of Wilson County supports new 'Guide'

New schools. New faces. Unfamiliar streets. Different stores and buildings.

When a family relocates to a new place, getting acclimated can be as hard for children as it is for their parents.

Thanks to one teacher and a group of sixth graders at Winfree-Bryant Middle School, and financial backing from a Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber teacher grant, the Kids Guide to Wilson County is a helpful new resource for kids and families who are new to Wilson County, or for any child who wants to learn more about the area.

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WCHS student competes for Miss Jr. Teen Nashville

Briana Barnes, a Wilson Central High School student, was recently selected to participate in the 2012 Miss Teen Nashville competition that will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23.

Briana learned of her acceptance into this years competition when the judges announced their selections after reviewing hundreds of applications and going through an interview session which took place in Nashville on Aug. 29.

Briana will be competing in the Miss Jr. Teen division, one of the four divisions that have young ladies 7 to 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and a formal wear. Most important, Briana will display her personality and interviewing skills during her interviews with this years Nashville judging panel. Personality and character are the number one aspects that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.

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