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General News

Early voting begins on sales tax hike referendum

Lebanon utility customers will find included on their bill information about the city’s special election set for Sept. 23 to raise the sales tax rate from 2.25 percent to 2.75 percent.

Positive ID awaited in Friday house fire

Authorities are still awaiting the positive identification of the body found at the scene of a suspicious house and outbuilding fire this past Friday on Armstrong Road in the Statesville area.

County panels to meet

Wilson County Commission’s Minutes Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in Conference Room 1, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

Commission tells state 'butt out' of local zoning

Under new business at Monday night’s Wilson County Commission meeting, the 25-member body voted almost unanimously on a voice vote to send a letter to the state legislators opposing a proposed home for victims of the sex trafficking or slavery trade.

General Sports

CU volleyball goes 4-0 in Classic

CU volleyball goes 4-0 in Classic

LEBANON -- Senior Danielle Girardeau posted 10 kills versus Pensacola Christian and sophomore Michelle Evans collected a dozen against Fisk University, leading Cumberland to a second straight day of sweeps and a perfect 4-0 mark in the Volleydawg Classic Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

Mark Britt wins in Lafayette

Mark Britt wins in Lafayette
Mark Britt

Blue Devil boys place third overall
LAFAYETTE -- A first place finish from Lebanon's Mark Britt led the Blue Devil cross country team to third place in Saturday's Macon Bank Invitational.

Cookeville won the meet with 73 points, Mt. Juliet finished second with 88 points and LHS placed third with 93 points.

PREP FOOTBALL-- MJ 31, Antioch 13

PREP FOOTBALL-- MJ 31, Antioch 13
Matt Massey

ANTIOCH -- An opportunistic defensive unit staked Mt. Juliet to a 14-0 lead and helped pave the way for a 31-13 victory at Antioch Friday night.

Matt Massey opened the scoring with a 66-yard interception return for a TD in the first quarter and Peyton Haynes returned an Antioch (0-2) fumble 13 yards for a second period score.

CU SOCCER -- GWC 4, Bulldogs 2

LEBANON -- Newcomer Brian McNamara assisted on both Cumberland goals, but 16th-ranked Georgia Gwinnett scored twice in the final 10 minutes in a 4-2 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday, Aug. 30 at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

Cumberland (0-2-0) led 1-0 at the half thanks to a third-minute score, with a pair of Irish lads hooking up for the score. McNamara battled for a ball near the top of the box and slid the ball through to Marty Owens, who finished for the early lead.

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