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Today's News

  • Patriot Career Fair is April 9

     St. Catharine College will be hosting the Patriot Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, Thursday, April 9 in the Lourdes Hall gymnasium. Many agencies will be attending offering a variety of summer jobs, fall jobs, internships, volunteer positions and jobs for soon-to-be graduates. 

  • Lebanon Middle science fair
  • Pipeline project meeting set for March 19

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty has announced a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Marion County Extension Office about the pipeline issues affecting Marion County.

    The extension office is located at 415 Fairground Road in Lebanon.

    Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC, which is part of Kinder Morgan, has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking permission to abandon a portion of pipeline currently being used to carry natural gas. This includes 19.7 miles of pipe already in the ground in Marion County. 

  • Recycling pays in more way than one

    Marion County started its recycling program in 2007, and since then, the county has saved 1,865 tons of waste from going to a landfill.
    In 2006, the county was sending 920.76 tons of garbage to the landfill every month. Last year, the county sent an average of 796.86 tons of trash to the landfill.
    "We're landfilling less waste all the time," Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock said.

  • Doing what is right

    Josh Ballard doesn’t take a day for granted, which explains how he’s been able to accomplish so much at such a young age.
    Ballard owns his own computer business, is the first lieutenant at the Loretto Fire Department, works as an EMT for Marion County EMS, is a Loretto City Commissioner and is the chairman of the annual St. Francis Picnic.
    And he’s only 25 years old.
    Ballard has a passion for helping people, and that’s why the Marion County Chamber of Commerce selected him as the 2014 “Outstanding Citizen”.

  • Arrest made in drive-by shooting incident

    The Lebanon Police have made an arrest in relation to a drive-by shooting Feb. 25 on West Chandler Street.

    Marquis Jacorey Douglas, 22, was indicted for attempted murder and first-degree criminal mischief. He is being held at the Marion County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

    According to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young, a caller reported hearing gunshots at 12:13 a.m., on West Chandler Street in Lebanon.

    When officers arrived they found a vehicle, belonging to Nathaniel Washington, had been shot four times, but he was not injured.

  • County survives second round of snow

    State, county and city workers tackled their second big snow storm of the season last week.
    After hours of work, tons of salt and a little help from Mother Nature, the roads are once again drivable throughout the county.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said that the snow that fell March 4-5 was wetter than the February storm. Daugherty added that he appreciated the effort that local and state crews put into cleaning up the roads.
    “They’re good employees,” Daugherty said.

  • Snow plow involved in an accident Friday morning

     A Lebanon woman was transported to Spring View Hospital Friday morning as the result of an accident involving a snow plow and another vehicle.

    Patricia Mattingly, 69, was driving toward Lebanon on Highway 208 Friday morning. Near the intersection of Hwy. 208 and Lovers Lane her vehicle collided with a state vehicle with a snow plow near, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements. Jason Benningfield, 32, of Finley was driving the state vehicle.

  • Car runs into Loretto Foodland

    No one was injured when a vehicle wrecked into Loretto Foodland March 4.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, at 7:26 p.m., Amberdina Allen of Columbia was driving a 2002 Chevrolet when she was unable to stop due to the road conditions and went through the intersection at Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 52. Her vehicle collided with a collection box outside Loretto Foodland, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.
    The collision did cause damage to the building, but no injuries were reported. Allen was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.

  • Easter egg hunt is March 28

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will once again host a free Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 28.
    Children up to four years of age will hunt for eggs on Gorley Field. Children five to nine years of age will hunt for eggs in the playground area.
    All participants need to meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins so the rules can be discussed.
    Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park to be used next year.
    The Easter egg hunt is being sponsored by the City of Lebanon.