1:30 PM Jul 8, 2013
Austin Brawley  Photo: Submitted

Mt. Juliet racer Austin Brawley is chasing his first victory of the season at Fairgrounds Speedway.
By Larry Woody Correspondent Mt. Juliet racer Austin Brawley is learning one of the most basic lessons in the sport: a driver is only as good as his race car. And while Brawley’s cars have been fast this season at Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway, he has had trou...
12:00 PM Jul 5, 2013
By Kimberly Jordan kimberly.jordan@lebanondemocrat.com The Wilson County School Board will take a vote on its 2013-2014 budget at its regular meeting on Monday. Board Chairman Don Weathers said there will be a work session at 4:30 p.m. for board members to discuss the latest ...
2:25 PM Jun 27, 2013
 Photo: Sara McManamy-Johnson • Lebanon Democrat

Mike Davis speaks with Bill Robinson, Wilson County Schools board member, Thursday during a reception held in Davis’s honor at Lebanon High School. Davis leaves his six-year position as director of schools Sunday.
Mike Davis speaks with Bill Robinson, Wilson County Schools board member, Thursday during a reception held in Davis’s honor at Lebanon High School. Davis leaves his six-year position as director of schools Sunday.
5:45 PM Jun 21, 2013
McGee steals second  Photo: Andy Reed • The Lebanon Democrat

ADC's Daniel McGee steals second base as Perma Pipe shortstop Kolbe Sanders tries to control the throw during the bottom of the first inning in a Lions Babe Ruth League game Friday at Baird Park's Charles Eskew Field.
From staff reports   While the Babe Ruth League heads down the...
5:15 PM Jun 19, 2013
Eric Susewind  Photo: Steve Wampler • Cumberland University

Eric Susewind
From staff reports Belmont University will hold a memorial service for former Bruins player and Cumberland University assistant coach Eric Susewind at 1 p.m. today in the Troutt Theater on Belmont's campus. Troutt Theater is located on Belmont Boulevard in Nashvill...
4:00 PM Jun 18, 2013
Eyeing third base  Photo: Andy Reed • The Lebanon Democrat

ADC's Gaven Reasonover looks toward third base while Agee & Johnson shortstop Alex Cook [8] watches the throw go into center field in the bottom of the first inning of the Rotary Dixie Youth League championship game.
From staff reports Matt Swann homered and pitched ADC to a 6-1 win over Agee & Johnson and the Rotary Dixie Youth League championship at Baird Park's David B. Penuel Memorial Field on Tuesday. On the adjacent field, Mason Everett pitched Shipper's Collision to the Kiwanis Littl...
5:45 PM Jun 17, 2013
Out at home  Photo: Andy Reed • The Lebanon Democrat

Agee & Johnson catcher Brandon Allison tags out Ligon & Bobo's Mac Reeder, who tried to stretch an RBI triple into his second inside-the-park home run in as many innings in the second inning of Monday's Rotary Dixie Youth League semifinal.
Damaged plate causes other semi to be suspended From staff reports Ben Vance's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning sent Agee & Johnson into the Rotary Dixie Youth championship game with an 8-7 win over Ligon & Bobo on Monday at Baird Park's David B. Penuel Memoria...
5:45 PM Jun 17, 2013
From staff reports CHATTANOOGA — Lebanon Golf & Country Club pro Audie Johnson shot a final==round 65 at Creeks Bend Country Club to finish second by one stroke. He turned in a first-round of 72 and a two-day total of 137 in the Chattanooga Open. Sisters win LGCC ...
5:45 PM Jun 17, 2013
Soccer camps this week, July Wilson United Soccer will hold a Messie Mania cap from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday through Friday at the league's fields on Castle Heights Avenue behind Lebanon Municipal Airport. Cost is $80. Walk ins are welcome the first day. Early dropoffs can be arranged. WUS wi...
6:00 PM Jun 14, 2013
Cleve Harris  Photo: Andy Reed • The Lebanon Democrat

Cleve Harris talks to his Friendship Christian team during a timeout last season.
Coach of 2012 hoops champs moves closer to home By Andy Reed andy.reed@lebanondemocrat.com Between rent and gas, traveling to Friendship Christian School every day was taking its toll on Cleve Harris, who has cut his commute significantly by accepting a position to be final...
6:00 PM Jun 14, 2013
Bears, Devils to kick off under Thursday Night Lights By Andy Reed andy.reed@lebanondemocrat.com Forgive Darian Brown if he thinks the idea of a summer vacation is just a myth. Lebanon High's athletic director has been busy interviewing candidates for the baseball an...
6:00 PM Jun 14, 2013
Throw to second  Photo: Andy Reed • The Lebanon Democrat

Liberty State Bank second baseman Jackson Eskew [1] makes an off-balance throw to force out Dugdale runner Ethan Chambers in the bottom of the first inning in a Rotary Dixie Youth game Friday.
From staff reports Liberty State routed Dugdale 11-1 before THW edged Advance Signs 11-10 Friday on closing night of the Rotary Dixie Youth major league at Baird Park's David B. Penuel Memorial Field. Ethan Chambers pitched a four-inning complete game for Liberty State. Zach Greene...
11:30 AM Jun 14, 2013
The Lebanon Senior Citizens Center is planning a party to celebrate the beginning of its new membership year. Teresa Botts, the center's activities director, said the event is "a big, blow out party" and added that senior 55 and older is invited to the party June 28 from 1-3 p.m. at the ce...
6:20 AM Jun 14, 2013
By Kimberly Jordan kimberly.jordan@lebanondemocrat.com The adventure began in 2009 on a remote island in the Turks and Caicos, in the Caribbean. What the adventurers didn't know was that the trail would lead right here to Lebanon. Bob Buffington was visiting the island, inhab...
6:15 PM Jun 13, 2013
Jason Leffler in 2003  Photo: George Page • The Lebanon Democrat

Jason Leffler walks through the Nashville Superspeedway garage area in 2003, a year before picking up the first of his two career NASCAR Busch/Nationwide Series wins at the Gladeville track. Leffler was killed Wednesday night in a sprint car race in New Jersey at age 37.
Jason Leffler won Busch race here in June '04 By Andy Reed andy.reed@lebanondemocrat.com Jason Leffler, who won the June 2004 Busch Series race at Nashville Superspeedway, was killed Wednesday night while competing in a sprint car race in Bridgeport, N.J. The early-m...
6:15 PM Jun 13, 2013
Dive into third  Photo: Andy Reed • The Lebanon Democrat

HTK third baseman Bronson Bell catches the throw from the catcher but Perma Pipe's Joseph Warren dives into the bag safely in the second inning of their Lions Babe Ruth League game.
From staff reports Chris Goodwin spun a three-hit shutout in HTK's 10-0 win over Perma Pipe in Lions Babe Ruth League action Thursday at Baird Park's Charles Eskew Field. Pryor Dentistry defeated ADC 10-1 in the second game. Goodwin struck out four and walked none. Preston P...
6:15 PM Jun 13, 2013
From staff reports Cumberland’s Antonio Manuel Marcelo was named an All-American by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, as announced last week by the national organization. Players ranked in the top 20 nationally in the final ITA rankings in either singles or doubles earne...