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Missing girl found in GA

DALTON, GA -- The man accused of taking his 12-year-old girl from an Overton County home has been caught in Georgia, law enforcement authorities said Friday afternoon.

Allen Wayne Harness was arrested in Dalton, Ga., and 12-year-old Cassidy Dailey was recovered safely.

Harness allegedly took Dailey, his step-daughter after he attacked Cassidy's mom, Christy Harness, with a knife around 12:30 Friday morning at Christy Harness' June Chapel Road, near Rickman, Tenn.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an amber alert for Dailey, who has black hair and green eyes. She is 5' tall and weighs 130 pounds.

Harness violated a restraining order that prohibited any contact with Cassidy and he and Christy Harness were arrested for child neglect in July 2011.

Dailey's mom was treated and released from an area hospital, according to Overton County Sheriff's Sgt. Jeremy Carr.

Below is a photo of the stepfather Allen Harness.

CU hosts Bethel Saturday

One of the best small college football games in the nation will play out Saturday as No. 17 Cumberland hosts No. 14 Bethel at Lindsey Donnell Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. with live radio coverage set for 1 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9 and on the Internet at

Come out Saturday if you want to see a great game, Cumberland head coach Dewayne Alexander said. This will be the biggest game weve played in since we played last year for the conference championship.

The Bulldogs enter Saturdays contest 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the MSC West following a 49-28 win over Faulkner.

Bethel was idle a week ago, but sports a record of 5-1 / 3-0 in the MSC West.

Both teams are riding four-game winning streaks. Bethels offense is under the direction of 6-7 junior quarterback Wil Misoud -- a product of University School of Jackson.

Misoud has completed 59-of-103 passing attempts for 906 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions.

Bethels top runner is junior Cordarious Mann, who had 106 carries through six game for 524 yards (4.9 per attempt) and a pair of touchdowns.

Sophomore wide receiver Justin Hazelray has caught 21 passes through six games for 309 yards and two touchdowns. He averages 14.7 yards per reception.

We have put ourselves in a situation where we dont have to look at the other teams in our league and see how theyre doing, Alexander said.

Our guys are focused on the task at hand and winning our next game. As long as we win all of our games, well win the conference and well be in the NAIA Playoffs. Were in control of our own destiny.

Now if you end up losing a conference game, then youve got to start looking around and worrying about whos playing who. Bethel finds themselves in the same boat.


MURFREESBORO -- Talk about domination. Friendship Christian never lost a game in sweeping four consecutive matches en route to the Class A state volleyball championship Oct. 29 at MTSUs Murphy Center.

Coach Randy Alleys team went 47-11 on the season and was undefeated against Class A competition.

The Lady Commanders blitzed Summertown 3-0 in Fridays finals -- game scores 25-16, 25-16 and 25-18.

It was the second meeting of the tournament between FCS and Summertown as the Lebanon-based squad prevailed 25-19, 25-11, 25-18 last Wednesday in the tourney opener.

Junior attacker Kaitlyn Teeter was a runaway choice as tournament MVP. In the finals against Summertown she hammered down 24 kills. The two-time all-stater also had six digs, two aces and a block.

Junior Ali Burroughs came up big in the finals as well, knocking down 16 kills and nine digs while Sarah Hall had 20 assists.

Megan Reeves also had 20 assists, Alex Sealy was in on six kills and four blocks. Sam Finley had eight digs and a service ace.

FCS 3, Sale Creek 0 -- FCS reached the finals with a 3-0 victory over Sale Creek in the finals of the winners bracket Thursday, Oct. 27 at Siegel High School. Game scores: 25-17, 27-5 and 25-18.

Teeter dominated with 22 kills and 20 digs. Burroughs had 11 kills, eight digs and four aces. Hall had 25 assists while Reeves added 16 assists and an ace.

TV REPLAY -- The FCS - Summertown championship game will be shown in its entirety Sunday, Nov. 6 at 12 Noon on Nashvilles WNPT - Channel 8.

Variety is the spice of life...

My children have very different personalities. The oldest is kind, considerate, extremely unorganized and forgiving to a fault. Some of these traits he inherited from his mama. The youngest is cautious, focused, type A and if hes wronged, he holds a grudge. Proof of this was when he played baseball this summer. A little boy from an opposing team ran on the field. My child turned to me and said,

Thats the boy who took the ball away from me when I played soccer!

He then walked past the kid, stared him down and gave him the universal sign for, Im watching you.

This may not seem like a big deal if Jackson wasnt referring to the 1 season he played soccer when he was 3!

He inherited these traits, especially the grudge thing, from his dad. My husband still talks about a friend from elementary school who tore his Bo Derek poster and even though he hasnt seen this person in more than 30 years he insists that kid should be punished.

Its those differences that can make my children the worst of enemies or the best of friends.

Last year, one of our cats died. Before we buried her, my husband asked the boys if they wanted to say anything. My oldest stood, fighting back tears and said, Im not going to cry. Shes in a better place. She shouldnt have to suffer. My husband then asked our youngest if he would like to say something. To which he replied, Yeah. Can you throw me the ball? Baseball practice starts in like an hour.

Movie star, veteran Jimmy Stewart was ordinary hero

Dear Ken: What year did Jimmy Stewart die and how old was he? How many military flights did he make during WWII?

The kind, soft-spoken Hollywood legend died from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 89 in 1997. A national treasure and one of the top male movie stars of all time, Stewart was a patriot. Drafted into the Army in 1940, he failed to meet weight limits and was rejected. Then he worked out with an MGM trainer to gain weight and enlisted as a private in March 1941 and soon began pilot training with the United States Army Air Corps. Stewart flew 20 missions into Nazi-occupied Europe. After the war, of which experiences he rarely discussed, he continued to serve in the United States Air Force Reserve. One of Stewarts two sons, Ronald, was killed in action in 1969 at age 24 while serving in the Marine Corps in Vietnam. Stewarts father, who operated a hardware store, served in the Spanish-American War and WWII. Fans of this ordinary hero would enjoy the Jimmy Stewart Museum in his hometown of Indiana, Pa.

Dear Ken: I just saw the Brad Pitt movie Money Ball, with Robin Wright. Where have I seen this actress before?

You may remember Wright, 45, a native of Dallas, Texas, as Kelly Capwell Conrad on Santa Barbara in the 1980s. But shes made a lot of movies since and starred as Tom Hanks girlfriend, Jenny, in Forrest Gump. Among her other film credits are Message in a Bottle, Beowulf, Toys, The Princess Bride and Unbreakable. She next appears in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in December. Once married to Sean Penn, she has two children by her ex.

Dear Ken: Whats Lee Majors of Big Valley and Six Million Dollar Man fame up to these days?

Majors, 72, who was born Harvey Lee Yeary in Michigan and grew up in Middlesboro, Ky., continues to act. He co-starred in the 2007-2009 TV series The Game and has been doing the voice of Gen. Abernathy on the cartoon series G.I. Joe: Renegades. He teams with Shirley Jones to play the parents of actor Garret Dillahunts Burt character in the Fox sitcom Raising Hope. Seen in the summer flick Jerusalem Countdown, Majors portrays Tom Barkley in the upcoming Big Valley feature film and co-stars in the movie Love Letters in the Sand.

Dear Ken: Where is the actress who plays Penny on The Big Band Theory from?

Kaley Cuoco, 25, was born in Camarillo, Calif. A topnotch tennis player, she co-starred in the previous TV series, 8 Simple Rules, Charmed, Monster Allergy and 6Teen, and provided the voice of Brandy in Brandy & Mr. Whiskers. She will star as Stacy Peterson opposite Rob Lowe next year in the Lifetime TV movie The Drew Peterson Story.

If you have a trivia question about actors, singers, movies, TV shows or pop culture, e-mail your query to Ken Beck at

Wilson Living Today, October 19

by Angel Kane

Mark your calendars because November 17th through the 19th is the kick-off to the Holiday season!! This year Wilson Living Magazine is pleased to bring back the Third Annual Holiday Expo with all new events.

On Thursday, November 17th we will kick off the event with a Pre-Gala ticketed event. Tickets are on sale at The event will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will include complimentary food and beverages for all those in attendance. Its a great way to beat the rush and be the first in the door, the night before!!

On Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th, the event remains FREE to the public. Holiday Expo shopping bags will be available for those in attendance filled with goodies. And we are excited to announce that we are almost at capacity with vendors filling three large spaces at the Mill at Lebanon. This will be a shopping extravaganza so bring your best friend and be ready to eat, shop and have a fun filled weekend.

Duo brings vintage outboard motors back to life


TK Walker, left, and his partner, Sam Wearly, investigate a 1964 3-horsepower Evinrude Yacht Twin. In a Doaks Crossroads man cave/workshop, TK Walker and his pal Sam Wearlydo much more than bring old outboard motors back to life.

Smiles cross the faces of their clients when they discover that their vintage Mercury, Johnson or Evinrude once again will be able to propel their small boat across a lake or pond.

But there is also a nostalgia factor that stirs the hearts of men when they see and hear their old engine purr back to life.

These gasoline-powered water warriors evoke Technicolored memories of long-ago afternoons on a favorite body of water where a father and son fished for bass or resurrect true anecdotes and tall tales between aging sportsmen who went after the big one many a Saturday when their were young men in their prime.

These old motors in our opinions are better than those outside there today, said Walker, 65, who runs his business, Old Outboard Barn, with his buddy, Wearly.

Catch your fill of Cajun cuisine


Longtime Gulf of Mexico shrimper Leland Rutherford, today a Mt. Juliet transplant, holds a hot Cajun meal of jambalaya, green beans and potato salad at his business, Cajun Seafoods, a concession stand across from West Elementary School on Highway 70. Plates start at $6.50

If your taste buds have been craving authentic Cajun cuisine, cast your net no further than the Cajun Seafood concession stand just east of the Mt. Juliet city limits on Highway 70.

The cook behind the jambalaya, boiled shrimp, gumbo, red beans, sausage and other larruping Louisiana delectibles is Cajun-born and reared Leland Rutherford.

Rutherford, 63, chased from his home state by Hurricane Rita, opened the business with his son-in-law, David Pinkston, on June 1. Speaking with a delicious Cajun accent, the man knows his way around seafood from beginning to scrumptious ending.

We buy the shrimp directly from the shrimp boats. These shrimp are frozen an hour after theyre caught. I go down and pick em up. Its a 12-hour drive, said Rutherford, who totes back more than a ton of shrimp each trip.

Rutherford testified that his wild caught American shrimp is superior in quality and taste to shrimp shipped to the U.S. from foreign countries. Not only does he sell it via hot plates, he also offers frozen shrimp by the pound in three sizes and varieties (headed, peeled and deveined).

We sell mostly shrimp. Hey, I know all the shrimpers. Im going to pick up some oysters, soft-shelled crabs and crab meat, he said, about his next run to the Gulf.

One who thrives on hard work, Rutherford spent close to 40 years in oil production on platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, seven days on and seven days off. On those off weeks, he fished for shrimp and occasionally went gator hunting.

Shrimping, I love it. Its exciting, waiting to pull up those nets. I shrimped all the time. First I fished oysters. I had several different shrimp boats. Im the type I cant sit down and watch TV. Ive got to be outside, said Rutherford, who has lived in Wilson County with his wife, Jean, for a year-and-a-half.

Born in Lake Charles, La., he was raised in Creole, La., which sits on the Gulf of Mexico, and worked from age 18 to 47 with Chevron. Then he signed on for 10 more years with a smaller oil company.

Clara Bell Hamblen Graves, 98

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Graves, 98 of Mt. Juliet.
A lifelong resident of the Suggs Creek / Central Pike community, Mrs. Graves died Oct. 19, 2011.
She was a homemaker and an 84-year member of Center Chapel Church of Christ.
Services will be conducted by Bro. Darrell Duncan, Bro. Andy Connelly and Bro. John Brown. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Gilbert (Mary Lou) Graves, Donna G. Ferrell, Mahlon (Elois) Graves, Eddie (Beverly) Graves, Susan (Steve) Davis of Mt. Juliet, and Brenda (Bob) Lannom of Gallatin.
Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents Charles Cason and Ada Bell Smith Hamblen. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 70 years Grafton L. Graves; brothers Oco Hamblen, Glen J. Hamblen, Horace H. Hamblen and William Benson Hamblen; son-in-law Donald E. Ferrell.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Center Chapel Church of Christ Building Fund, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, 37122.
The children would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers, Virginia Helbert, Eugenia McDonald, Dorothy Carter, Mary Eden and nurse Judy Wright for their love and compassion for their mother.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

Don Wayne Vantrease, 72

NASHVILLE -- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at the Immanuel Baptist Church, 222 Belle Meade Blvd., for Mr. Vantrease, 72, of Nashville and formerly of Wilson County.
Born in Lebanon, Sept. 29, 1939, died suddenly Monday Oct. 17, 2011.
A graduate of Lebanon High School and Cumberland University, he attended Belmont University. A member of the National Guard during the Vietnam years, Mr. Vantrease was an active member of the American Legion Post 5, serving in various positions including as a board member and Vice-Commander.
He was also a life-time member of the National Republican Party. A longtime realtor in Nashville, Mr. Vantrease served for several years on the Legislative Committee and was principal broker/owner of State Realty.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Nashville and a friend to Immanuel Baptist Church, Nashville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his favorite past time was exploring Americas back roads where he never met a stranger.
The family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. until the funeral.
Services will be conducted by Pastor Frank Lewis of First Baptist Church and Pastor Steven Meriwether of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery on Sparta Highway in White County.
Survivors include: his wife of 36 years Brenda Rickman Vantrease along with brothers Leon and Fred Vantrease of Lebanon.
Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, including grand nieces and nephews, all in whom he delighted.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred Vantrease and Otelia Graves Vantrease -- also of Lebanon.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial gifts may be made to: The Next Door Ministries (P.O. Box 23336, Nashville 37202, or The Fisher House Foundation Inc. (P.O. Box 774, Brentwood 37024,
Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.

Georgeaniah Almayna Clark, 50

LEBANON Gege Whitley Clark passed away on Oct. 17, 2011 at age 50.
The family will have visitation at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon Saturday, Oct. 22 between the hours of 12 Noon and 2 p.m.
She was born on Dec. 2, 1960, to the late George Pappy Robertson and the late Luvenia Lambert Whitley.
Survivors include: loving daughter Sasha Brittaney Clark; sisters Mary Lambert, Yvonne Garrett, Savannah Lois Whitley, Teresa Crutchfield, and Darlene Varonica Jackson; special great-nephews Jalen and Kaleb Clark; nephew Isaiah Douglas; niece Bianca Douglas; and a host of other nieces and nephews; special in-laws Charles and Jenny Clark; niece and nephew Joanne (Reece) Davis and Jesse Gilliam; devoted sister-in-law Evon Douglas.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Clark is preceded in death by sisters Annie Whitley and Betty Crutchfield and infant Bernadine Whitley.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Dorothy Goodall Martin, 94

LEBANON -- Graveside funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Martin, 94, of Lebanon.
Known as Dot to her family and friends, she died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Elmcroft.
Born Oct. 21, 1917 in the Tuckers Cross Roads Community, she was the daughter of the late Earl Carson Goodall and Ada Purnell Goodall.
Mrs. began her teaching career in a one room school house in 1935 and married Paul J. Martin on Aug. 17, 1943.
She then became a stay-at-home wife and mother, started a pre-school and later returned to the classroom teaching fourth grade at Highland Heights Elementary in Lebanon until her retirement in 1980.
She loved all of her school children, playing bridge, baking, and after retiring -- her flower garden. Mrs. Martin was an active member of the Wilson County Retired Teachers and of College Hills Church of Christ until she became ill.
Visitation will be Friday between the hours of 3 8 p.m. at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted by Dr. Larry Locke and Bro. Kenneth Head.
Survivors include: children Mike Martin and John Martin both of Lebanon and Pat (Billy) Fitts of Hendersonville.
Also surviving is granddaughter Renee (Greg) Hardwick and great granddaughter Kelsey Hardwick -- all of Hendersonville; siblings Ann Paty and Walter (Zuellma) Goodall all of Lebanon and Jack (Peggy) Goodall of Hartsville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Martin in 1980; two sisters, Martha Bobo and Era Earl Denton; and one brother, Will Edward Goodall.
Pallbearers will include: Greg Hardwick, Bill Bobo, Charles Edward Bobo, Bobby Denton, Bill Doak and Cliff Cozart.
The family would like to thank the staff at Elmcroft Heartland Village for the loving care given Ms. Dot these last two years.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Joe Robert Bybee, 63

PEGRAM -- Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for Mr. Bybee, 63, of Lebanon.
He died Oct. 18, 2011.
Survivors include: children Brian (Kristina) Dallas, Joseph Dallas and April (Jason) Pope; siblings Bernice (Leslie) Denson, Frances Reeves, Sue (Walter) Loftis, Harrell (Lillian) Bybee, Tommy (Mary) Bybee, James (Patricia) Bybee of Lebanon, Silas (Shelly) Bybee, Jr. of Whitleyville, and Billy (Virginia) of Castalian Springs; along with eight grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by Jim Bybee, Ruth Dickens, and Jerry Bybee.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Council finally approves 2011-2012 budget

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
After months of back-and-forth debate and a handful of proposals, Lebanon City Council passed a $19.95 million budget for fiscal year 2011-2012 on third and final reading Tuesday night during the regular meeting.

An amendment was offered to remove fees charged for children playing sports at city facilities in Lebanon. The revenue from the fees totaled around $33,000 next year. The council unanimously agreed the fees had a minimal impact on the budget and could be scrapped.

The $33,000 wouldnt be a big deal anyway, said Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath.

The fees would have been $15 for kids in baseball, softball and soccer leagues such as the Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions Club leagues where participants are not charged to play by the respective civic clubs. The fee would also have applied to leagues such as girls softball where participants already pay a fee to participate.

Prior to the meeting, M.F. Donnell, president of the Lebanon Rotary Baseball league, spoke to the council during a public hearing held concerning the budget. Donnell asked the council to withdraw the fees from its budget.

If this passes it will put a burden on the Rotary Club, Donnell said.

He pointed out the club would not require families to pay the $15 for their children to participate and said the club would instead pay the city for each player next spring.

The City of Lebanon operates two sports leagues, Junior Pro Football and Junior Pro Basketball and charges $40 for each player in football and $30 for each player in basketball. The money goes to pay for equipment and uniforms for each participant.

Donnell said the clubs that run other sports leagues that do not charge fees cover those costs themselves and give children a chance to play for free.

Our organization and others provide that overhead so that children can play baseball for free, Donnell said.

The city maintains the baseball and softball fields where these leagues play and William Porter, recreation director for the city, said they do not charge the clubs for those services, but at times the clubs will buy dirt or other items for the fields.

They go out and try to get businesses in the community to help with those costs, Porter said.

He pointed out there are other civic clubs and local organizations that have donated money, materials and work-in-kind to help improve the facilities used by the civic groups.

Donnell said the Rotary Club polled participants in last years baseball league and said 67 percent of the parents would rather have fund raisers than pay a fee to help the club with costs. He noted the club has one large fund raiser every year for the baseball league.

I think the kids should get a break, said Ward 3 Councilor Rob Cesternino. He added that he would make a motion to withdraw the fee but pointed out he was going to vote no for the budget so he recommended another councilor make the motion.

Cesternino later said he opposed the budget proposal because it does not generate enough revenue for the city to provide necessary services. He felt the city should raise property taxes to allow them to pave roads among other things.

We dont have a spending problem, we have a revenue problem, he said.

Also opposed to the budget was Ward 5 Councilor Haywood Barry, who has also been supportive of a property tax increase for some time. He said an earlier proposal of a 15 cent tax increase would have been satisfactory for him.

Ive felt for a number of years now that we need a property tax increase, he said.

Warmath pointed out that Russell Lee, commissioner of finance and revenue, who was absent from the meeting, had previously told the council the citys sales tax collections were $700,000 more than anticipated.

That increase in revenue would drop the amount taken from the Rainy Day Fund to about $600,000, according to Cesternino. Warmath also noted the increased sales tax revenue made the sports fees insignificant in next years budget.

The council approved the budget on third and final reading by a vote of 4-2 with Cesternino and Barry voting no.

Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at

Late October, a time of change

It was a good summer. Hot but not so dry they could not find water. Browse was plentiful and nutritious. On the occasional cool, foggy mornings, they grazed late in the fields. Bucks still in velvet, joined fawns, does and even turkeys enjoying the taste of autumn and the dew on the grasses. In the afternoon, the does and fawns browsed and bedded in the field edges, fleeing only when approached too close. Summer was good and they entered the early fall fat and sleek.

As the first hints of the coming frosts and freezes tinged the mornings, the acorns began to fall. The trees, mostly red oak were scattered but the nuts were big and nutritious and they fed heavily on them. The odd persimmon held a bounty of fruit and they fed on those.

The velvet was now gone from their antlers and they played and sparred often as they moved in their bachelor groups. The does and fawns, now minus most of their spots, fed more widely separated. The does no longer had to watch every move the fawns made and the naturally curious female fawns began to be less trusting and now inherited some of the wariness of their brothers.

The deer moved through woods, tasting the fresh-fallen maple leaves, gold preferred over red and filled their paunches with greenbriar and honey suckle when they could not find acorns. They began to stay more in the woods while the turkeys still made their morning trips to the fields.

Now came the time of parting. The bachelor groups broke up and the dominant bucks began to range farther, not only in their summer territories but also into new territories. That meant crossing more roads and not always making it safely across. It meant sometimes not so friendly encounters with other bucks. Not serious fighting yet however, behavior that is certainly more aggressive.

As the golden days of October, punctuated by brisk mornings and cold evenings began to change, so did the woods. Mother Nature began to change her clothes from summer to winter dress and so changed the deer herd.

I leave tomorrow for the long anticipated elk hunt in Colorado. Were I not going to the mountains, you can bet I would be somewhere in the deer woods here in Wilson County.

This is the most beautiful time of the year to be in the hardwoods. For we who call ourselves hunters, it may also be the most productive. Late October is my time of year.

We are three to four weeks ahead of the peak of our deer rut. The dynamics of the deer herd have changed. The bucks are at a time that I consider better than the rut. I call it the looking/seeking phase. The bucks are not yet actively chasing does but they are looking for them. They want to know where they will be and more importantly, they want to know where the older, more mature does will be. Those does will come into estrous first.

The smart hunter also wants to know this and now is the time he is most likely to have a chance at the not yet wary mature buck. Often it will be one has never seen before.

Once the guns begin to sound, the bucks will get sneaky and extra smart. Nowright now, is the time to ambush the calm, moving buck and on many days, mid-morning is the prime time to do just that.

Were I not chasing elk through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you can bet that every morning around 10, I would still be in my treestand or in a good ground blind.

If that is, I still had any interest in killing a mature whitetail buck. So good luck to you, I have a plane to catch.

UPDATE -- Colorado trip canceled
In last weeks column, I wrote about my upcoming trip to Colorado to hunt elk. I have had to cancel that hunt. As bad as I hate to admit it, I am not physically able to handle that type of hunt.

I made the decision last week after a deer hunt here one morning. It was not a special hunt. So far this year I have killed three deer and gotten along just fine.

However, one day last week, after a couple hours in the stand, I climbed down and decided to take a short walk and just look around. It was nothing strenuous but I found I had to lie down for a few minutes before walking back to the truck.

That told me I have no business fooling around in the mountains chasing elk.

So, theMiddle Tennesseedeer had better watch out. I am getting serious about now.

Contact the author John L. Sloan at:

Location, design for 'Tango' site revealed

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
A preliminary meeting of the Lebanon Planning Commission Tuesday revealed site plans for a large distribution center located off State Route 840, revealing the possible location and design plans for "Project Tango".

Planners met Tuesday morning to set the items for its regular meetings agenda and included site plans for a 1,015,740 square-foot distribution center on Duke Drive off State Route 840 in the Park 840 industrial area. The building was labeled only as Building 300.

For the past several months, Lebanon and Wilson County officials have been recruiting a secret company known only as Project Tango, to locate here and bring up to 1,700 jobs to the community.

Recently, Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said the company targeted by Project Tango is in fact Amazon.

Project Tango reportedly involved two 1 million square foot facilities, a sorting facility and a non-sorting facility. The sorting facility would employ about 1,200 workers while the other would employ up to 500.

In July, Amazon signed a two-year lease with Duke Realty, locating a 500,000 square-foot distribution center on Duke Drive just off Central Pike in Lebanon. Since July, the company has hired thousands for that distribution center.

Jim Harrison of Civil Site Design Group in Nashville, who developed the site plan and who was present at the meeting, kept details about the tenant of Building 300 under wraps. All public officials and people involved in recruiting Project Tango have signed non-disclosure forms.

Im not at liberty to say publicly right now, Harrison said when asked about the buildings tenant.

He said the property owners and tenant are working on a purchase agreement for the land.

Also, Harrison said they are trying to get all the preliminary steps out of the way in terms of the project and said they are covering all their bases.

ProVenture Commercial Real Estate owns two large parcels of land off SR 840 in Lebanon, one adjacent to Permobil with around 97 acres available and another in front of Amazons current location with around 27 acres available.

According to the site plan, Building 300 would be located on the 97-acre parcel adjacent to Permobil and bordered by Stewarts Ferry Pike to the south. Randy Wolcott of ProVenture could not be reached for comment as of press time for this story.

In regards to the site plans added to the Lebanon Planning Commissions agenda, Will Hager, Lebanon planning director, pointed out the property lies within both Lebanon city limits and Wilson County.

The property actually straddles Wilson County and Lebanon jurisdictions, Hager said. He also referred to a measure passed by Wilson County Commission on Monday night related to Project Tango.

County commission passed a measure on Monday supporting the City of Lebanons lead on applying for grants through the Tennessee Department of Transportation State Industrial Access program for road construction for Project Tango.

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto said Monday night the property involved in Project Tango falls within both city and county jurisdiction, but noted he reached an agreement with Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead that would have Lebanon taking the lead on all grant applications.

Project Tango itself, the property lies within the city of Lebanon and the county of Wilson, Hutto told the commission. The measure passed 19-1 with District 10 Commissioner Nathan Clariday voting against the agreement.

Lebanon Planning Commission will meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, to consider the site plans for this property and other items.

Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at

Panel certifies Warmath recall petition

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
A petition submitted by Beulah Garrett to recall Ward 6 Lebanon City Councilor Kathy Warmath was certified by the Wilson County Election Commission on Monday afternoon in a special meeting.

On first attempt the petition was rejected because Garrett had submitted the paperwork with the wrong Tennessee Code Annotated law referenced in the text. Garrett resubmitted the petition with corrections and it was unanimously certified.

The Election Commission will certify the form, not the content, said Phillip Warren, administrator of elections.

Warmath was present at the meeting and was unhappy with the fact that Garrett needs to only obtain 2,186 signatures to have a recall election placed on the ballot in August 2012.

Warren explained that according to TCA 2-5-151, the petition must be signed by 15 percent of the registered voters in Lebanon at the time of the petitions certification. Monday afternoon he pointed out there were 14,571 registered voters in the city and 2,186 is 15 percent of that number.

The number goes down every time I come here, Warmath said during the meeting.

Garrett has 75 days to get signatures for the petition and at that point in time, must return it to the Election Commission to certify all the signatures. Warren said they have to make sure all signers are registered voters in Lebanon and verify their addresses. The commission has 30 days to certify those details.

Its a complicated process, and it should be, Warren said.

He explained that anyone who signs the petition but chooses to remove their name will have eight days after the signatures are turned in to have it removed. The whole process could take up to 105 days.

While the petition may be signed by any registered voter in Lebanon, if placed on the ballot only voters in Ward 6 will be able to vote on whether to recall Warmath. She indicated displeasure with the fact that voters not living in her ward could force a recall election.

It looks like an at-large recall, Warmath said. I had more votes than that in my ward, she added, referring to the previous election.

Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at

CU adds 5 to Sports HoF

LEBANON -- Cumberland Universitys athletic department inducted five new members into its Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies held Friday, Oct. 14 in Baird Chapel. The event was the 25th of its kind since the Hall of Fame was established back in 1977. Honorees included:

Dave Beck - lefty pitched for CU baseball 1998-2001 and was a first team All-American. He went 10-1 with an ERA of 2.11 as a senior with 136 strikeouts. Career W-L record of 30-8.

Joe Fushey pitched 1993-1994 and was a second team All-American, going 25-6 in two seasons and is fourth in career wins and strikeouts. First team all TCAC and All-District 24.

Kathy Palk-Slaughter was a volleyball 1989-1992 and helped lead the team to the TCAC title in 1991. All-TCAC performer and NAIA National Scholar-Athlete; currently standout prep coach.

Mitch Walters coached four different sports, including womens basketball, softball and soccer and mens soccer. Former faculty athletic representive and currently assistant AD.

Herschel Moore - head football coach 1993-2003; led the team to the NAIA playoffs; his teams led nation in rushing three times.

Local teams earn TSSAA Sectionals

Three Wilson County volleyball teams stand just one victory away from trips to the TSSAA state tournament next week in Murfreesborl.

In Class AAA, Wilson Central won the Region 5AAA title at home Tuesday night defeating Portland 3-0 in the title game. Game scores: 25-14, 25-22 and 25-21 as Kristin Cook had 18 kills and eight digs. Hannah Hinson dished out 26 assists. Dariyan Stallings had three digs and three kills.

Earlier in the evening, the Lady Wildcats knocked off Dickson County 3-0 in the semifinals. Game scores: 25-16, 25-13 and 25-17 as Cook had 13 kills and Hinson had 23 assists.

By virtue of the region championship, Central (38-15 overall) will host Independence Thursday in a 7 p.m. sectional match with the winner advancing to the state tournament.

In Class A action, Friendship Christian School knocked off cross-county rival Watertown 3-0 Tuesday in Celina -- sending both teams on to the sectional. Game scores: 25-11, 25-15 and 25-18 as Kaitly Teeter led the Lady Commanders with 18 kills and seven digs. Megan reeves had 16 assists while Ali Burroughs had 11 kills.

Hayley Clark had nine kills and five digs for Watertown while Morgan Gartner finished with eight digs and five kills.

FCS (41-11) will host Boyd-Buchanan Thursday in a 7 p.m. sectional match at the Bay Family Sportsplex.

Watertown (38-15) rallied from two games down to defeat host Clay County 3-2 Tuesday night in the Region 4A semifinal. Game scores: 20-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-22 and 15-12 -- sending the Lady Tigers to the sectional for the first time in the seven year history of the program.

Watertown will travel to Sale Creek near Chattanooga Thursday for a 6 p.m. (Central) sectional game.

City budget faces third reading Tuesday night

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Lebanon City Council is expected to consider passing on third reading a 2011-2012 budget and also approve rezoning of a large area of land for the proposed Village at Bel Air Providence development at tonights regular meeting.

The citys budget has passed two readings so far and a public hearing was to be held at 5:55 p.m., prior to the meeting on Tuesday.

The $19.95 million budget must be approved on a final third reading and includes an amendment to give all full-time city employees who have been working with the city at least12 monthsa $300 bonus.

Also on the agenda is a rezoning of 136 acres of land south of Posey Hill Road to fit the Village of Bel Air Providence specific plan, changing the land from Highway Business and Restricted Business.

The Village is a portion of the Bel Air at Providence development that will include commercial, mixed-use and residential areas. Designs for the development show retail stores, commercial office space and possible headquarters buildings as well as single-family dwellings and apartment buildings.

The development is south Interstate 40 at the Beckwith Road interchange and would connect to Beckwith Road by a proposed Opera Boulevard to run through the development. The design also points out a paved trail connecting the development with Providence MarketPlace in Mt. Juliet.

Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at
Editors Note: Due to an early deadline, a complete report from Tuesday nights Lebanon City Council meeting can be found on Wednesday.

Rev. Bill Enoch, 72

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 18 at the Watertown First Baptist Church for the late Southern Baptist preacher William H. Bill Enoch, 72, of Lebanon.
Rev. Enoch died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at Cedars Health Care in Lebanon following an extended illness.
Ordained in 1972 at Fairview Baptist Church in Lebanon, he served as pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Indian Creek Baptist Church, Roaring Fork Baptist Church and Watertown First Baptist Church.
He was a graduate of Smith County High School, Emmanuel Baptist College and Emmanuel Seminary.
Services were conducted by Rev. Terry Fesler and the Rev. W.L. Baker. Interment followed in the Jones Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife Virginia Walden Enoch of Lebanon; grandson Reece Enoch of
Gordonsville; daughter-in-law Aundrenia Baker of Gordonsville; step-children Debbie (Chris)
Whited of Lebanon, Lisa Alsup of Lebanon and Richard (Kelly) Clemmons of Lebanon; seven
step-grandchildren; brother Dr. Paul (Janice) Enoch of Gallatin; and sister-in-law,Mary Helen
Enoch of Brush Creek.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reece and Eunice Enoch; his first wife Betty Jean
Highers Enoch; son William Scott Enoch, and a brother Charles Enoch.
Pallbearers included: Reece Enoch, Danny Baker, Jack Hale, Myron Lasater, Ed Roberts and the Rev. Gordon Lee.
Watertowns Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Annie Lee Brown Northern, 93

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Oct. 17 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Northern, 93, of Murfreesboro.
Formerly of Lebanon, Mrs. Northern died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.
Born Feb. 21, 1918, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Addie Cole Brown.
Mrs. Northern worked as a secretary for many years and was a member of the East Main Church of Christ in Murfreesboro.
Services were conducted by Brother Wayne P. Lankford. Interment followed at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: son Ron (Meredith) Northern of Murfreesboro; granddaughters Melissa (Casey) Lawler of Fishers, Indiana; and Stephanie (James J.) Jones of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren Caleb Dillon, Shannon Lawler, Meagan Lawler, Justin Jones, Sean Lawler, and Cameron Jones; and sister Mae Stewart of Gallatin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband D.W. Northern on June 14, 1994; brother Thomas Brown and a sister Geneva Harris.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon.

Mildred Durham Hall Carson, 85

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 18 at the First Baptist Church for Mrs. Carson, 85, of Lebanon.
Born Dec. 10, 1925, in the Smith County community of Hickman, she died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at her home.
The daughter of the late Walter Herbert and Bevie Belle Kent Durham, she worked for many years at Production Credit and later at Castle Heights Military Academy in the Business Office.
Mrs. Carson was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Horn Springs Home Demonstration Club.
Services were conducted by Rev. Don McElroy, Rev. David Freeman and Rev. Jason Hall. Interment followed at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: sons David (Suzanne) Hall of Columbia; Gary (Joan) Hall of Maryville; Randy (Betsy) Hall of Lebanon; and Les (Lisa) Carson of St. Louis, MO; 11 grandchildren;nine great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Hal Turner Hall in 1952 and Frank L. Carson in 2000; and sister Belle Ford.
Honorary pallbearers: Donnell Ruth Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church. Active pallbearers: Brad, Sam, Derrick, Carson and Matt Hall and Scott Diehl.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Roy Gordon "Gordy" Hawkins, 55

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Hawkins, 55, of Lebanon.
Gordy Hawkins passed away Oct. 14, 2011.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.
Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment follows in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: daughters Misty (Eddie) and Kim Paul; six grandchildren; brothers George Hawkins Jr. and Randall Hawkins; sister Kathy (Billy) Wyatt; as well as a niece and several nephews.
He is preceded in death by parents George and Reba Hawkins and sister Evealynn Squeak Brewington.
Pallbearers: Brad Pearson, Donnie Barrett, Chris Lehew, Curtis Bussel, Jeremy Bane and Brian Hawkins.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Veronica Ripley Boles, 67

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Boles, 67, of Lebanon.
Roni Boles died Oct. 17, 2011 at her residence.
A member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Elwood and Edith Ashley Ripley.
The family will be receiving friends from 1 p.m. until the service on Wednesday.
Services will be conducted by Brother Glenn Denton, with interment to follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband of 28 years Shirl Boles; children Velina (Doyle) Williams, Jeanine (Gary) Burnett, Lori (Mike) Pinson, Bobbi Jo (Barry) Bates, Sherry Thorne, Misty Cooper and Robert Scooter Maxfield.
Also surviving are sisters Barbara (Robert) Stanton, Shirley (Ike) Guess, Betty (Larry) Maggio, Beverly (Bob) Farkas and Carol (Paul) Carter; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers: Nathan Bates, Dusty Bates, Wesley Maxfield, Aaron Lewis, Shawn Pinson, Matt Thorne, Anthony Burton, and Matthew West. Honorary: Dr. Kehinde, Dr. Warren and Dr. Woods.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.


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