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Donald Ray Mitchell, 73

Don Mitchell, 73, of Watertown, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Services are planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at Immanuel Baptist Church (214 Castle Heights Ave) with visitation from 2 p.m. until the service. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers: Wade and Cale Mitchell, Mike Johnson, Danny Johnson, Greg Barrett, Patrick Stoker, Jeff Cox, and Rodney Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Trammel, Bobby Lax, Wayne Drennon, and Roy Spann.

Survivors include wife Shirley Johnson Mitchell; children: Donette (Bill) Petty and Tim (Dorie) Mitchell; grandchildren: Dwayne (Kim) Garcia, Wade Mitchell, Cale Mitchell, and Kelsi Petty; and great-grandchildren: Hayden Watts, Kristen Garcia, and Madasyn Garcia.

He is preceded in death by parents Ernest and Sarah Spann Mitchell, sisters Wylene Harmon, Louise Williams, and Margaret McDonald, brothers Jerry, Robert, Edward, and Gene Mitchell, and granddaughter Erica Petty.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike), Lebanon. 615.444.9393. Obits 615.758.8818.

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LPD seeks info on wallet theft

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said authorities are looking for a man who is believed to be involved in a theft that occurred on Sept. 12.

Around 5 p.m. that afternoon, a customer of Freds had her wallet stolen from her purse, which was later found in a shopping cart with a large amount of money missing.

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Mayoral candidate arrested on assault charge

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Lebanon Mayoral candidate David Kievernagel was arrested and charged with simple assault related to domestic violence following an incident that occurred at his residence Sunday afternoon.

According to a report from Lebanon Police Department Cpl. Jerimy Pruitte, police responded earlier that day to a 911 call from Kievernagel who was found walking along the 5500 Lebanon Road area. Pruitte noted in his report that Kievernagel allegedly smelled of alcohol upon his arrival.

Kievernagel told officers that he began walking at 5588 Lebanon Road, after an argument with his wife, Leslie, ensued in the car. Both parties said that there was not a physical altercation at that time. Kievernagel, who said he was in pain due to a recent medical procedure, chose to ride to the hospital with friends instead of being transported by ambulance.

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Miller earns MSC honor again

LEBANON - Cumberlands Lemeco Miller was voted the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting 175 yards rushing and five touchdowns along with 226 all-purpose yards in a 42-21 victory over Union College Saturday at Nokes - Lasater Field.

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Langille lifts CU over Bethel

LEBANON -- Kelsey Langille scored twice in the first half and Rhianne Parsons added her sixth goal of the year early in the second half in Cumberlands 3-1 victory over Bethel University in womens soccer action Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

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CU runs past Union 42-21

LEBANON - Lemeco Miller rushed 27 times for 175 yards and five touchdowns as 17th-ranked Cumberland scored three times in the fourth quarter for a 42-21 victory over Union College on Homecoming Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.

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Friday's prep scoreboard

Beech 17, Wilson Central 14
GLADEVILLE -- On a night when all the focus was on heralded Beech tailback Jalen Hurd, Buc quarterback Lincoln Kenitzer stepped up in a big way. Kenitzer completed 13-of-14 aerials for 148 yards and the eventual game-winning TD as Beech rallied past Wilson Central 17-14 in front of an overflow crowd Friday at Wildcat Stadium.

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Olene Moss Smith, 85

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Smith, 85, of the Statesville Community. The former factory worker died Oct. 3, 2012 at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Ralph Edgar "Ed" Smiley

Funeral services were held Thursday morning, Oct. 4 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Smiley, 59, of Antioch. He died October 1, 2012.

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Boo Fest set for Providence Commons

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Everyone is invited to have a frighteningly good time at the inaugural Boo Fest to be held rain or shine on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Providence Commons in Mt. Juliet.

The event will feature fun and games for all ages including bounce houses, corn hole, face painting, treats and a costume contest for families and even their four-legged companions. The costume contest will be from 2 until 3:15 p.m. and will be for those ages 0-2 years, 3-8 years, 9-13 years and 14 and up.

Coordinator Sandra Locklear, of The Party Zone in Providence Commons, said several shop owners designed the event to bring awareness to the shopping center which is located on South Mt. Juliet Road on the left, just past Providence MarketPlace.

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CU announces hoops schedule

Cumberland University mens basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the 2012-13 schedule this week, which includes 14 home games and eight contests against teams that played in the NAIA Championships last season.

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Big games loom tonight

Wilson Central hosts Beech --
Billed as the top game in Middle Tennessee tonight, Wilson Central and Beech will square off in a District 9AAA battle of unbeatens. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium and if history is any indication, fans should plan on arriving early in order to secure a parking spot.

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Rhonda B. Burkett, 55

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Gladeville Baptist Church for Rhonda Burkett, 55, of Murfreesboro. Retired from Bridgestone as an engineer, and a member of Gladeville Baptist Church, she died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Rhonda was a 1975 graduate of Lebanon High School and Middle Tennessee State University.

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Fire extinguished at Rutland Elementary

From Post staff reports

A fire at Rutland Elementary School Thursday morning did not damage the school and was quickly extinguished according to Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis.

It was a fire in the tool box of the contractor on the roof, Davis said.

The fire was reported around 6:30 a.m. and Wilson County Emergency Management Agency firefighters quickly extinguished the flames.

Davis said for the past few weeks, the system has had a contractor repairing a section of the roof that was damage by hail. Davis said that repair is almost finished.

Wilson County Schools are out on Fall break and no students were inside.

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Council nods drainage, flooding fixes

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

An ordinance that will address the drainage and flooding issues in each of Lebanons six wards was approved on second reading at a special meeting of the Lebanon City Council Wednesday night.

After hearing complaints from the citizens they represent, councilors decided at Tuesday nights regular meeting to withdraw $600,000 from the reserve fund which will give roughly $100,000 to be used for projects in their respective wards.

We had overwhelming support to show the citizens that the council is concerned about the drainage issues, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said, adding that while there has always been a long list of needs, the city has never had the money to go and resolve all of them.

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Veterans Day 5K to raise money for Veterans Plaza

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

In addition to attending the annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony, this year you can help raise money for the Wilson County Veterans Memorial Plaza and Museum by lacing up your shoes and taking part in the first Veterans Memorial Building Fund 5K.

Wilson County Director of Veterans Services Bernie Ash said the idea was one that came up during several fund raising meetings in the past year. On Memorial Day this year, plans were announced to build the Veterans Memorial Plaza and Museum adjacent to the Wilson County Courthouse at 228 E. Main Street.

Carol (Dedman, assistant veterans services officer) mentioned it in our fund raising committee, Ash said.

The event will start at 7 a.m. on Nov. 11 with a non-denominational church service led by Pastor James Hambrick and check-in for participants in the 5K walk/run will be from 7:40 to 8:45. The gun goes off for the 5K at 9 a.m. and will end just in time for the Veterans Day parade at 10:15.

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Schools ask for temporary exit onto Hickory Ridge Road from LHS

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

To try and alleviate traffic in the morning at the new Lebanon High School, Wilson County Schools officials are expected to make a request to the Lebanon Planning Commission that would allow parent drop-off traffic to exit onto Hickory Ridge Road.

We have a little congestion problem on South Hartmann Drive in the morning and my request is to allow parents to exit through the back exit, said Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis.

Davis said a rear exit onto Hickory Ridge Road could be used for parents to exit, turn left onto Hickory Ridge, and allow traffic to flow easier on campus. He said the exit onto Hickory Ridge would be used as a trial solution from Oct. 15 through Jan. 1, 2013.

Lebanon Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Baines said that exit was initially approved for emergency use only and noted the major issue is reducing traffic jams on South Hartmann for safety reasons.

Were talking about the safety of people backed up on Hartmann Drive, Baines said.

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CU updates times for Homecoming 2012

Cumberland University will bring in its Homecoming 2012 weekend on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, with fun-packed festivities as members of the campus and Lebanon communities come together to reconnect with alumni, friends and faculty.

From Bulldog Football to the Dawg Dash, Cumberlands Homecoming activities will offer something for everyone. This years events will include childrens activities, reunions, the 3rd annual Dawg Dash, tailgating, Bulldog Football, and more.

Homecoming 2012 will kick off on Friday, Oct.5, with a host of events including the Annual Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Alumni Party on the Patio.

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Roby gets wish granted by Make-A-Wish

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A wish was granted recently for Mt. Juliet High School basketball player and breast cancer patient Ashley Roby thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which will send her and her family on a trip to Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Earlier this year, Ashley, a sophomore at MJHS, was diagnosed with breast cancer and is the youngest breast cancer patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In February, Ashley underwent a bi-lateral mastectomy and following surgery, her initial scans were clear and required no chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

Ashley Davis, spokesperson for the Middle Tennessee Make-A-Wish Foundation said Ashley was eligible for a wish and her first choice was to go to Disney World, a place she had wanted to visit since childhood.

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Cracker Barrel urges shareholders to reject Biglari, Cooley for board

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. ("Cracker Barrel" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: CBRL) on Thursday began mailing its proxy statement for the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Nov. 15.

In addition, President and CEO Sandra B. Cochran sent a letter to the Company's shareholders urging them to elect the Company's 10 nominees to the Board of Directors, and to vote against the election of Sardar Biglari and Phil Cooley.

Despite being rejected by a significant margin last year, Mr. Biglari has not only chosen to re-fight the same battle to elect himself, but has also nominated his companys vice chairman, Phil Cooley, for election, without providing any specific plans or proposals for the Cracker Barrel business, Cochran wrote to Cracker Barrel shareholders. Biglari is CEO of a restaurant acquisition and holding company, Biglari Holdings, and CEO of its principal portfolio company, Steak 'n Shake, a family dining restaurant chain that Cracker Barrel considers a competitor.

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LHS hosts 9AAA tourney Monday

District 9AAA tournament --

First round games of the District 9AAA District volleyball Tournament will open Monday at Lebanon High School. Host Lebanon is the No. 5 seed and will play No. 4 seeded Beech in the opening match at 2:30 p.m. Top-seeded Mt. Juliet (14-0) will play No. 8 seed Gallatin at 4 p.m.
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Our Feathered Friends - Oct. 3

By RAY POPE

My Hummers are starting to thin out a bit as the weather here has cooled and fall is in the air. There are maybe 10 to 15 that are still fighting for their place in the lunch line, which is down quite different from the 40 or 50 that were here. I have just returned from a pilgrimage through my neighborhood to retrieve all my Hummer feeders, wash them and put them up for the winter season. I will still keep out a pair on the front porch just in case of stragglers who might have missed the first boatload. I had rather err on the side of the Hummers.

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Number three

By ANGEL KANE
Wilson Living Magazine

So, I was sitting in Court this past Friday, speaking with my friend Melanie.

Melanie is an excellent lawyer, and also a new Mom to a 7 month old baby girl.

We were looking at her phone as she was showing off some photos of her precious girl, and we kept scrolling and scrolling and scrolling and . you get the picture.

This is her Baby #1.

If you have kids, then you know the story behind Baby #1.

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Happy 100th birthday to Cousin Minnie Pearl!

Dear Ken: How old would Minnie Pearl be if she were living?

How-w-w-DEE-E-E-E! Im jest so proud you asked. The country comic, who was born Sarah Ophelia Colley in Centerville, Tenn., would have notched her 100th birthday on Oct. 25. A star of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years, Cousin Minnie was also on Hee Haw from 1969 until 1991. A graduate of Ward-Belmont College (today known as Belmont University), the wonderful woman debuted as Minnie Pearl in 1939 and debuted on the Opry in 1940. Colley married Henry R. Cannon in 1947. The couple had no children. Their home was located next door to the Tennessee Governors Mansion. The grand old comedienne, who battled breast cancer, died in 1996 at age 83 of complications from a stroke The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation was founded in her memory. In 1966, she had a top-10 country hit with Giddyup Go Answer, a response to a hit by Red Sovine, her only chart hit.

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W.P.A Day celebrates state parks birth

Cedars of Lebanon crowd will feast on cornbread, pinto beans

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=90|imageid=629|displayname=0|float=left}By KEN BECK
The Wilson Post

There will old-time exhibits aplenty at Saturdays W.P.A. Day at Cedars of Lebanon State Park, but the star attraction may be cornbread and beans.

This years homage to those hardy men and women who helped build Wilson Countys state park and state forest features a cornbread cooking contest, plus free vittles all day. Translation: all the pinto beans and cornbread you can eat.

Another peak event will be the opening of a time capsule to uncover what was deposited inside when the park was dedicated 75 years ago in 1937.

A part of W.P.A Day is demonstrations on how life was back in that time, but this also offers a sense of place for people who have relatives or family who lived here or worked here in what is now the forest. So its a reunion for them, said Cedars of Lebanon Interpretive Ranger Buddy Ingram.

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