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  • Robbery suspect arrested

    The Lebanon Police have identified a suspect in two robberies that took place Dec. 28 and 30. James Curtis “Flipper” Means, 47, of Lebanon is being held at the Marion County Detention Center on a parole violation charge. According to Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young, the police plan to bring charges of first-degree burglary to the grand jury for a possible indictment against Means.

  • Robberies reported at Circle K and La Korita Market

    The Lebanon Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at 6:03 a.m. Sunday at the Circle K Convenient Store, 310 W. Walnut Street in Lebanon.

    An undisclosed amount of money was stolen, according to the police. The suspect was described as a black male in his 30s, approximately 5' 10" and of stocky build.

  • Sunday sales license fees second reading today

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special called meeting at noon Friday, Jan. 2.

    According to the agenda for the special called meeting, the council will be vote on the second reading of an amendment to the recently approved Sunday alcohol sales ordinance. The ordinance amendment was meant to establish the license fee for restaurants and private clubs who applied for a Sunday alcohol sales license. On the first reading, the council agreed there would be no fee from the city for the Sunday sales license.

  • Vincent is enjoying her life in bluegrass music

    Bluegrass musician Rhonda Vincent is booked solid for 2009, and her fourth stop of the year will be this Saturday at Marion County High School in Lebanon.

  • City budget under close watch

    Given the state of the economy around the nation and across the state, city officials are taking a closer look at the 2008-09 budget.

    During a special city council meeting Dec. 22, Mayor Gary Crenshaw said that the city is in good financial shape, all things considered.

    There are fewer people working in Lebanon than there were a year ago, which will likely affect revenue from the city's occupational tax.

  • Burglar caught at Higdon's Foodtown

    A burglar who attempted to rob Higdon's Foodtown early Monday morning was caught and arrested by the Lebanon Police Department.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young, a burglar alarm went off at Higdon's Foodtown at 1:47 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5. Lebanon Police Officers responded to the scene and, after gaining entry, searched the building.

    James O. Porter was discovered in the store's office area trying to steal cash and was charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree criminal damage to property.

  • Burglar caught at Higdon's Foodtown Monday

    A burglar who attempted to rob Higdon's Foodtown early Monday morning was caught and arrested by the Lebanon Police Department.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young, a burglar alarm went off at Higdon's Foodtown at 1:47 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5. Lebanon Police Officers responded to the scene and, after gaining entry, searched the building.

    James O. Porter was discovered in the store's office area trying to steal cash and was charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree criminal damage to property.

  • UPDATE: Lebanon Jewelry robbed, $60,000 worth of jewelry stolen

    Lebanon Police are looking for a suspect who robbed Lebanon Jewelry, 495 W. Main Street, Tuesday afternoon,  Dec. 30.

    According to the police, the suspect was described as a black male wearing either a black or brown jacket, green pants and brown boots. He was also wearing a black mask and fled on foot at 1:43 p.m.

    Police report that the suspect stole $60,000 worth of jewelry and $507 in cash.

    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Lebanon Police at 692-2121.

  • Top 10 stories of 2008

    The year of 2008 was an eventful one in Marion County, to say the least. From the lengthy and heated recallable nickel debate to the unexpected and thrilling visit from a Presidential candidate and former First Lady, there were many news stories that graced the front page of The Lebanon Enterprise that will have a lasting effect on this community. However, the editorial staff at The Lebanon Enterprise had to narrow the long list of top news stories to 10.

  • Ho Ho Helper finds role rewarding

    Editor's note: Murray McCandless is the pastor at Lebanon United Presbyterian Church.

    When Santa needs help keeping public appointments during the holiday season, people like Murray McCandless step in.

    Santa's Helpers work in department stores, malls, parades and community events each year, filling in for the holiday icon. As one of them, McCandless takes his job seriously.