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No candidates withdraw from Nov. election

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

No candidates who qualified last week for the Nov. 6 General and City Elections withdrew at the deadline yesterday, and Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren hopes they can set the ballot during their next meeting.

The deadline came and went and no one withdrew, he said, referring to the noon deadline to withdraw.

Wilson County Election Commission will meet on Thursday, Aug. 30, and Warren said he hopes they have everything from the state to finalize the ballot.

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CU football announces Gameday events

Cumberland University announced its 2012 Gameday events for football season this week, which includes two pregame live music events in the tailgating area, a Kids Zone for all contests with inflatables, face painting and tattoos, and three contests in which fans are asked to wear CU colors white, black and cardinal.

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Andy Griffith made 6 TV series after Mayberry

Dear Ken: How many TV series did Andy Griffith star in besides The Andy Griffith Show?

After leaving Sheriff Taylor and Mayberry behind, Griffith starred in Headmaster, The New Andy Griffith Show, Adams of Eagle Lake, Salvage 1, The Yeagers and Matlock. He was also in the miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors and Centennial.

Dear Ken: What happened to the actress who played Chevy Chases wife in the National Lampoon movies?

That was Beverly DAngelo, who played Ellen Griswold, mate to goofus Clark Griswald in four feature films. The native of Columbus, Ohio, 60, has continued to work in film and TV. She had the recurring role of Rebecca Balthus in Law & Order: SVU from 2003 to 2008 and most recently starred as Barbara Miller on Entourage. She has three movies coming down the pike: I Heart Shakey, A White Trash Christmas and Popcorn Ceiling. DAngelo was in a relationship with Al Pacino from 1996 to 2003, which produced twins in 2001.

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A Defining Week

By ANGEL KANE
Wilson Living Magazine

If you were to look in Websters Dictionary for the definition of the word despondent you would find the following:

Des-pon-dent (adjective) - a feeling or showing of extreme discouragement, dejection or depression.

If you were to look even closer, under the word, you would also find a picture of Brody.

It started innocently on Monday morning when we were all rushing out the door to work and school. And we heard him call out,Has anybody seen my phone?

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Fast pitch softball the name of his game

Joe Lynch rocket fired ball at 105 mph

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The Wilson Post

WATERTOWN -- Joe Lynch lives a quiet life of retirement on a quiet street in the quiet community of Watertown, but five decades ago he was making a big noise for himself in the world of fast-pitch softball.

A sportswriter once described the Nashville native as the bear that walks like a man. At 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds in his prime, Lynch won 576 games and lost 94 in a career that spanned 1959 to 1981. Sixty-one of those contests on the diamond were either perfect games or no-hitters. And in four games, the Amateur Softball Association of Americas National Hall of Famer struck out every batter he faced.

The five-time All-American hurler won 53 consecutive games, and in 1965 had an unblemished record of 34 wins and no losses.

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Our Feathered Friends - Aug. 22

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Wilson County Fair time is here and if things keep going like this past Saturday night, it could be another record breaker. I did get a booth this year and found out about it Friday night through an e-mail from Zack Owensby. Talk about cutting it close, it was more like a shave, as to getting things set up in time for yesterday's crowd to come through. If you have the time, come by and talk to me at The Wilson Post booth located in tent #1and I will put your picture in our award-winning newspaper.

My first birdfriend at the fair was W.T. Nolen who was working the Immanuel Baptist Church booth. W.T was telling me about his Bob-white Quail covey that came out of his garden in his back yard. Bob-whites are getting pushed farther and farther out with all the people moving out into the country. Old farms are being bought where they are being made into subdivisions that take the wild factor out of the area. Mr. Nolen is also an avid beekeeper with several hives at his home place and also mentoring several students at the Wilson Central High School in the field of beekeeping.

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Fair to reach 600,000 attendance?

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

If Mother Nature continues to cooperate, the planets remain lined up properly and so on, the 2012 edition of the Wilson County Fair may break the 600,000 mark in attendance by the end of its run on Saturday night, Aug. 25.

If it happens, it would, of course, set a new record.

If all the right factors are in place, said Hale Moss, president of Wilson County Promotions, Inc., sponsor of the fair, it could happen.

Moss noted that fair officials have been working to resolve parking issues at the fairgrounds and have prepared a new entrance on Peyton Road to accommodate vehicles.

He noted that parking issues this past weekend were no ones fault; really, it was that the crowd did not turn over as it has in past years. That is, people who came to the fair at 10 a.m., Saturday, stayed at the fair. They did not leave, meaning the parking lots did not clear, in large part due to the weather. In recent years, Mother Nature has dropped buckets of rain on the place or sent temperatures soaring which naturally affected attendance on certain days.

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Wilson County Fair events

Helen Grubbs, third from left, won the Wilson County Fair's Great Give-a-Way Tuesday night and chose the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 1LS from Wilson County Chevrolet. Grubbs had several hundred tickets and the winning ticket came from Randy's Heating and Air.

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Fair officials announce plans to get visitors in, out on Saturday

Wilson County Fair is making additional improvements to the parking lots to handle anticipated crowds for the final weekend of the 2012 Wilson County Fair.

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The Fair will also be opening satellite parking at the old Lebanon High School and running six buses including a special needs bus from that location to the fairgrounds from 4 to 11 p.m. on Saturday only.

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CU stages open house Aug. 25

Cumberlands football team will host an open house at Nokes-Lasater Field Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9-11 a.m. where fans can tour the facility and also buy reserved seat season tickets (limited number) as well as tickets to the season-opening game in Dyersburg.

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Prep volleyball from Tuesday

LHS tops Trousdale Co. 3-2
Lebanon High's volleyball team opened the 2012 season Tuesday with a 3-2 home victory over Trousdale County High. Game scores: 21-25, 25, 22, 25-21, 20-25 and 15-8.

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For good reason they came to Wilson from Illinois

By SAM HATCHER

What can you say?

Year after year it only gets bigger and better.

The story is no different this year.

Our county fair continues to break attendance records and be recognized as one of the best fairs in the nation.

Working in the Rotary Club booth Monday night, I had the opportunity to sell hamburger specials to two couples back-to-back from Illinois.

Both couples now live in Wilson County. The first couple, probably in their mid-30s, said it was their first visit to the fair, while the second, a retired pair living in the Mt. Juliet area, had been to the event before.

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Once again we pause to thank ancient Rome-well, some of us do

By ANNE DONNELL

Please explain the difference between the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. I confuse the two and feel uncomfortable using them or even reading them! Thank you. I appreciate that you want to help.

-Guy Scratching My Head Over This

Ill skip the dandruff-related remarks, and thank our QP of T (Question Person of Today). His question is about id est and exempli gratia. Huh?

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Willie Mae Reynolds, 97

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19 at J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Ms. Reynolds, 97, of Lebanon. Ms. Reynolds died Friday, Aug. 16, 2012 at Quality Health Care.

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Greg Allen, 55

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Aug. 21 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Allen, 55, of Lebanon.

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Ernest Ward Jr., 62

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Bibleway House of Prayer in Memphis for Mr. Ward, 62, formerly of Lebanon.

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Carol Stoecker, 61

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Cornerstone Church in Madison for Mrs. Stoecker, 61, of Gallatin. Mrs. Stoecker died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.

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Marion Lee Mofield, 46

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Sellars Funeral Home at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike, for Mr. Mofield, 46, of Lebanon. Born in Lebanon, he died Aug. 17, 2012 at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette.

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Brian Pigott, 54

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Piggott, 54, of Lebanon. He died Monday Aug. 20, 2012 at the University Medical Center in Lebanon.

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Mayfield pleads guilty in vehicular homicide case

July 29, 2011 crash killed 4-year-old and grandfather

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A woman accused for killing a 4-year-old boy and his grandfather in a 2011 crash in Lebanon pleaded guilty to all charges, including two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, and could face up to 56 years in prison.

Barbara Ann Mayfield, 45, of Lebanon, pleaded guilty in court on Monday to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of vehicular assault, DUI third offense and driving on a revoked license second offense.

She could face anywhere from 15 years to 56, said 15th Judicial District Assistant District Attorney James Lea Jr.

On July 29, 2011, Lebanon Police said Mayfield was driving under the influence and speeding when she struck two cars and a building at the intersection of Cedar Street and East High Street.

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Sales tax increase dies in county Budget Committee

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A proposal to increase sales taxes countywide by 0.5 percent died in the Wilson County Commission Budget Committee Thursday night, leaving the City of Lebanon to hold a referendum of the people for the increase on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The sales tax issue died in the budget committee, so unless a commissioner brings it up Monday night, the county will not have that increase, said County Mayor Randall Hutto.

Budget Committee Chairman and District 23 Commissioner Bernie Ash said the measure died when the committee was split 2-2, with District 20 Commissioner Annette Stafford abstaining.

Hutto and District 22 Commissioner Wendell Marlowe voted in favor of bringing the issue before the full commission while Ash and District 15 Commissioner Mike Justice opposed.

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Lebanon passes budget on 2nd reading

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council passed its 2012-2013 on second reading Tuesday night despite a tie among the six councilors who disagreed on increases from the previous year and once again using reserve funds to cover a multimillion-dollar deficit.

Commissioner of Finance and Revenue Russell Lee said the 2012-2013 budget consists of General Fund expenditures totaling $20,764,455 and overall expenditures from all funds of $59,176,169.

The budget was up for second reading during Tuesday nights meeting and must pass a total of three readings before it becomes final. Ward 1 Councilor Alex Buhler, Ward 5 Councilor Haywood Barry and Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath voted against the budget. Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Huddleston, Ward 3 Councilor Rob Cesternino and Ward 4 Councilor Joe Hayes voted in favor of the budget. Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead broke the tie by voting in favor of the budget.

Craighead said they are planning to budget $2,575,000 from the Rainy Day Fund to cover a deficit in the General Fund. He said the city did the same last year, but noted they dont expect to use the entire budgeted amount.

We estimate we might spend about $1 million from last year so were around about $8 million (in the Rainy Day Fund), the mayor said.

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Home burglary suspect arrested Monday

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A Lebanon man was arrested Monday afternoon after a homeowner reported a break-in at her home in the Waters Hill subdivision, leading authorities to a home across the street where the suspect was found.

Travis Montgomery, 32, of 521 West Sunset Drive in Lebanon, was arrested and charged with three counts of criminal attempted burglary and evading arrest.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said at approximately 1:30 p.m., the department received a call from a homeowner in Waters Hill reporting a break-in and the caller gave officers a description of the suspects vehicle.

Bowen said when officers responded they reportedly found the vehicle parked in the driveway at 2005 Lebanon Road, across the street from the subdivision. As officers approached the home, Bowen said a white male ran from the vehicle and went into the home.

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Butler Challenge Cup decided Monday

Mitchell, Crouch take individual medals
LEBANON -- Wilson Central's Kathlene Mitchell fired an 18-hole round of 76 Monday to repeat as the girls' individual medalist in the Brandon Butler Challenge Cup held at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club.

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MJ's Belhu earns weekly honor

Mt. Juliet High School senior linebacker Josh Belhu has been named the Music City Star Game-Day Express Player of the Week in Wilson County for Week Zero. Belhu made 13 tackles including two tackles for a loss and one sack. He helped hold rival Lebanon High School to 67 total yards in Mt. Juliets 44-0 victory. Belhu is coached by Roger Perry.

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