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General News

Council accepts cuts in retirees' insurance

But rejects increasing drug copays for greater savings.

Small Business Saturday a great time to keep it local

Small Business Saturday a great time to keep it local
Betty's Couture owner Linda Siik with a picture of her grandmother, Betty Pirro. DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

Linda Siik has long dreamed of bringing the glamour of the 1950s to modern times. However, it wasn't until 2014 that she found the perfect place to bring her dream to life.

Huge robot visits Rutland Elementary

Huge robot visits Rutland Elementary

Though from a distance it might have looked like some alien invasion, things were calm and the giant robotic visitor was a friendly sort and caught the imagination of Extended Resource students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

590-home subdivision on track for Golden Bear Pkwy.

A 590-home, mixed-used development adjacent to Mt. Juliet High School got a nod, with some concessions, from the city's planning commission Thursday night.

General Sports

LHS, Watertown host hoops classics

LHS, Watertown host hoops classics

Games set all day Friday & Saturday
Should you need a break from the turkey leftovers and all the football on television, there's a couple of pretty good alternatives available locally.

Both Watertown and Lebanon High are offering up their own "Black Friday Weekend" specials -- Thanksgiving classics with some 34 basketball games between the two venues.

Wood will sign with Naval Academy

Wood will sign with Naval Academy
Andrew Wood

Friendship's all-state lineman --
Citing a childhood desire to become a pilot, Friendship Christian's Andrew Wood has verbally committed to continue his education and football career at the U.S. Naval Academy.

The 6-5, 310 lb. Mr. Football finalist will sign a National Letter in Intent with the Midshipmen in February.

CU's Chelsey Hall earns MSC honor

CU's Chelsey Hall earns MSC honor
Chelsey Hall

Women's Player of the Week --
LEBANON -- Cumberland University junior guard Chelsey Hall is the Mid-South Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday. The weekly award is the first of the season for Hall -- a transfer from UT-Martin.

SOCCER -- CU blanks Rio Grande 5-0

SOCCER -- CU blanks Rio Grande 5-0
Emily Shires

Bulldogs headed back to Orange Beach --
LEBANON -- Freshman Emily Shires scored twice and assisted on another goal as 11th-ranked Cumberland rolled to a 5-0 victory over the University of Rio Grande in the NAIA Championship Women's Soccer Opening Round Saturday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

The Bulldogs (16-3-1) advance to the NAIA Championships final site in Orange Beach, Ala., for the third consecutive year and will take either Concordia [CA] University or Bellevue University Tuesday, December 2 at 4 p.m. Central Time.

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