Thumbs up to detectives from Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department and 20th Judicial Task Force agents for taking down a significant marijuana growing operation worth an estimated $160,000 last week. Officers seized more than 200 marijuana plants at various stages of growth, lights and other equipment needed to grow the plants. They also seized seven vehicles, one loaded gun and a large amount of cash believed to be proceeds from marijuana sales. A father and son were charged in connection with the case.
Thumbs up to local golfers who participated in last Friday’s Golf for Toys Scramble at Hunter’s Point Golf Course. The Lebanon Fire Department puts the event on each year as a fundraiser for Christmas for All and its annual toy drive. About 15 teams participated in the event.
Thumbs up to the motorcycle riders who took part in the second Honor Ride for Veterans last weekend at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. The ride, which featured 121 bikes and about 46 riders, benefits the Wilson County Veterans Park and Museum project at the Wilson County Courthouse.
Thumbs up to both the Dixie Youth majors 12-under Lebanon Nationals and Americans all-star teams for winning their resective sub-district championships last Monday. Both teams will play in a district tournament that starts Friday night in Coopertown.
Thumbs up to owner Justin Doring and Bright Ideas Tattoo in Lebanon for setting up the Paws For A Cause pet carnival and tattoo-a-thon. The event will be Sunday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and will benefit New Leash on Life. The shop plans to do $25-$50 tattoos all day.
Thumbs down to the 13 businesses accused of selling alcohol to minors last week in Lebanon. Police sent in an underage informant into the businesses to try and buy alcohol. In all, 13 employees were charged.