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Showing 4 articles from July 18, 2008.


Alan Drew Fraser, 19

LEBANON -- A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Fraser, 19, of Lebanon.

A 2007 graduate of Lebanon High School and a member of the Maple Hill Church of Christ, Mr. Fraser died Monday, July 14, 2008 from injuries sustained in a Sumner County automobile accident.

Born June 10, 1989 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, he was a student attending Nashville Auto Diesel College in Nashville.

Elby P. Jennings, Jr., 88

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Jennings, 88, of Watertown.

Retired from the State Department of Transportation and a member of the Watertown First Baptist Church, Mr. Jennings died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the Quality Care Nursing Home.

A native of Watertown, he was the son of the late Elby Powell Jennings, Sr. and Sallie Marie Smith Jennings. A graduate of Watertown High School, he attended Cumberland University.

The family will receive friends Friday between the hours of 5-8 p.m. and prior to the services on Saturday. Burial will be at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Elizabeth Ann Strickland Hester, 77

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, July 18 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Hester, 77, of Rutherford County.

The daughter of the late Newton Travis and Zula Belle Strickland, she died July 16, 2008.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, from 10-2 pm.

Services will be conducted by Pastor Cowan. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: children George (Diana) Robinson of Donelson, Kathy Brimm and Mollie Warren -- both of Smyrna and Janice (Randy) Robinson of College Grove.


General News

Post earns three TPA 1st place awards

From Post staff reports

NASHVILLE -- The Wilson Post took three first place honors in the annual Tennessee Press Association 2008 Newspaper Contests during an Awards Luncheon held Friday at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel at Nashville’s Metro Center.

The Post was awarded first place for Community Lifestyles, the Style section designed each Wednesday by Dana Bryson; first place for Investigative Reporting for a series of articles and a column by former staff members Zack Owensby and Mandy Maxwell, respectively, concerning dog bites; and first place for Best Single Editorial for an editorial entitled, “No longer will The Post.”

Although the editorial carried the bylines of Sam Hatcher, chief executive officer of Main Street Media, LLC, parent company of The Post; John B. Bryan, publisher; and Jennifer Horton, editor, the piece was largely written by Hatcher.

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