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Telling Tales

On Romance
I knew it when I married him. I knew that when it came to romance he was more Ralph Kramden than Casanova. Truth be told, my husband has never changed. He is who he is and that’s what I love about him. While I can be a bit wishy washy, he makes his mind up and never questions the decision made. So why am I surprised that he’s STILL not a hopeless romantic and just “hopeless?”
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Ask Ken Beck

Glen Campbell continues to sing his many hits
Dear Ken: What was Glen Campbell’s first hit song? How old is he and how many children does he have?
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General Lifestyle

Barns of Tennessee preserves some of states disappearing history

Barns of Tennessee, a just-completed book that illustrates the indelible connection between generations of the state’s residents and their farms, has been published in a partnership between Donning Company Publishers, the staff of The Tennessee Magazine and co-authors Caneta S. Hankins and Michael T. Gavin, both of Middle Tennessee State University.

The 160-page, hardbound title features 375 photographs of Tennessee barns—made from stone, log, brick and metal—along with information about each one. Most of the photographs are in color, though several are vintage black-and-white images. 

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Silhouettes created by local man

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Some artists use a brush, but not Wilson County’s Tim Arnold.

He uses a small very sharp pair of scissors.

Arnold practices the art of cutting free-hand paper silhouettes. It’s an ancient practice which grew out of the miniature movement of the 1600s, and is basically unchanged.

Arnold has his subject sit for a portrait much as an oil painter would, except his delicate black portraits are complete in minutes with no need to wait for the paint to dry.

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Column

Some better words today, and thats somewhat better

By ANNE DONNELL

Is it “some better” or “somewhat better” or either one?  I think it’s “somewhat better.”  Am I right?
-Somewhat of a Reader!

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Guest Column

HJR 108 seeks to affirm Tennessees Sovereignty under U.S. Constitution

By State Rep. SUSAN LYNN

State sovereignty is a big deal to state legislators; hopefully, it is to you as well. It is what keeps the federal government from over-stepping its constitutional bounds.

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Letters to the Editor

Experts, not politicians should decide if Bible Park good for area

To the Editor:

The Fox is out and the hen house is still cackling.

It truly amazes me that local leadership continues to possibly derail the development of Lebanon as sister cities like Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville and Gallatin are enjoying commercial and retail growth, creating jobs, and tax revenue.

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General News

Council defers charter change

Editor’s Note: An article in the March 18 print edition of The Wilson Post relied on an old copy of the Lebanon City Charter that was posted on the city’s website which said a worker could be disciplined up to termination for cause “as determined by the Mayor, by the Commissioner of Public Safety, or by two-thirds vote (4 of 6 votes) of the city council.” That was amended in 2005 to read “…as determined by the mayor and a two-thirds (2/3) vote (to be defined as four (4) of six (6) votes) of the Lebanon City Council.” The Post regrets any confusion and is happy to set the record straight.

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council voted a second time to repeal all previous approval of ordinances supporting the proposed Bible Park, and deferred action on the proposed amendment to the city charter which would have allowed city council to fire or discipline department heads, without the mayor’s consent.

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Jail overcrowding costs county

By CONNIE ESH, The Wilson Post

Wilson County Jail is overcrowded and it is costing the county money, Sheriff Terry Ashe told Wilson County Commission at the Monday night.

He said part of the reason for the increase is the number of state inmates the county is required to house. He told commissioners he has transferred more than 20 state prisoners to other area jails in the past week.

The county jail only has a capacity of 296 inmates, but it has housed up to 301 in recent days which is against state regulations, the sheriff said in his written report to squires.

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New housing starts increase in February

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

New housing starts were up in February for both Lebanon and Wilson County, however, in Mt Juliet the numbers continued to drop.

Lebanon issued 14 permits for new single family houses this February, the same number as in February 2008.

The numbers were up from January 2009 when there were only four requests for new housing permits, which was down from nine in January ’08.

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Plans for Bel Air at Beckwith told
By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- If all goes to plan, it’ll be like Providence… only bigger.

That’s the word from developers and representatives of Bel Air at Beckwith, the 500-plus acre development planned for the area off the Beckwith Road interchange of Interstate 40, who met with the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee on Friday, March 13.

The property is unique, representatives said, in that it encompasses parts of three planning and zoning jurisdictions – the Cities of Mt. Juliet and Lebanon and Wilson County. It is bounded by Interstate 40 on the north, Beckwith Road on the west, South Posey Hill Road on the east and Posey Hill Road on the south.

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General Sports

Wilson Co. prep baseball

BLUE DEVILS DOWN WARREN CO.

McMINNVILLE -- Lebanon High improved to 3-0 on the season with a 10-1 victory over Warren County High Tuesday in District 7AAA baseball action.

The two teams will tangle tonight in a 6:30 p.m. game set for Veterans Field in the Baird Park Complex.

Daniel Harrison and Chase Hudson slugged back-to-back homers in the top of the second to help stake the Blue Devils to a 5-1 lead.

Soph Trevin Potter started on the mound and picked up the decision, going four innings. He scattered four hits and struck out four. Senior Craig Gann worked the final three innings, allowing no hits and striking out four.

Brandon Corley drove in three runs with a pair of singles. Brent Morris, Martin Mobley and Gann each had two hits for the winners.

WILSON CENTRAL (2-0) exploded for 21 runs on 16 hits Tuesday as the Wildcats went on the road and smoked Smyrna 21-5.

Smyrna and Central play tonight at 7 p.m. in Gladeville to close out the District 9AAA series.

Coach Anthony Ford’s team put the game on ice by scoring eight runs in both the second and seventh innings. Andrew Green drove in five runs while Joseph Tibbs chipped in with three hits.

Zach Phillips picked up the decision, going five innings, allowing six hits.

MT. JULIET -- Taylor Haydel (2-0) threw a one-hit shutout Tuesday as Mt. Juliet blanked Hendersonville High 5-0 Tuesday night. The Golden Bears improved to 3-0 on the season and will play the Commandos tonight at 7 p.m. at Drakes Creek Park.

Haydel struck out eight HHS batters, facing just 21 batters on 65 pitches. Hendersonville's lone hit came in the first inning and was later erased on a double play.

Logan Dalton and Haydel each had two hits and one RBI. Richie Hawkins had two hits and scored three times. Mt. Juliet totaled nine hits on the evening.

MT. JULIET -- The Saints of Mt. Juliet Christian Academy swept a pair of games Tuesday, defeating Class AAA Antioch High 7-5 and Franklin Christian 19-7.

MJCA improved to 2-1 on the season and will host Zion Christian Friday, March 20 at 4:15 p.m.

Drew Hutchison’s two-run single to right in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 5-5 and proved to be the game-winning hit against the Bears.

Chris Frazier worked the final two innings in relief and picked up the win. Frazier and Hutchison combined to scatter nine hits and strike out six Antioch hitters.

The Saints reeled off 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth vs. Franklin Christian.

Aaron Webb worked the first four innings on the mound and got the win.

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Wilson Co. prep softball

LHS, MJ SUFFER DISTRICT LOSSES

LEBANON -- Warren County came up with three runs in the top of the seventh to take a 4-1 victory over Lebanon Tuesday night at Baird Park in the District 7AAA softball opener for both teams.

LHS dropped to 1-2 on the season and will be on the road Thursday for a 6 p.m. district contest at White County High in Sparta.

Anna Mullis was tagged with the loss, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits. She struck out six and didn’t walk a batter. Shortstop Kelly McKeon had a hit and scored Lebanon’s only run. Kathryn Ludwikowski and Kelsey Blackburn had the only other hits for the home team.

HENDERSONVILLE -- Mt. Juliet High fell to 1-1 on the season with a 5-1 loss at District 9AAA rival Beech High Tuesday. Lindsey Haliburton was tagged with the loss, allowing three earned runs on eight hits. Brittnie Goins drove in Mt. Juliet’s only run with an RBI double in the top of the seventh.

MTSCA TOURNAMENT -- Softball teams from Mt. Juliet and Watertown High Schools will be among 40 squads participating in the annual Middle Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Tournament this weekend at Heritage Park in Clarksville.

Each team will play pool games Friday and Saturday before heading into the elimination portion of the bracket.

Coach Kacey Pedigo’s Lady Bears of Mt. Juliet High will play Rossview High Thursday at 4 p.m.

MJHS plays Knox Central Friday at 5:30 p.m. then will turn around and play Clarksville High Friday at 7 p.m. Mt. Juliet then closes out pool play Saturday with 10:30 a.m. contest vs. Franklin County.

Watertown, coached by Brandy Baird, will take on Henry County High Friday at 5:30 p.m., the play Nashville Hume-Fogg Friday evening at 8:30 p.m..

On Saturday, March 21, Watertown plays Hickman County High at 9 a.m.

Also on Thursday, Watertown will host Mt. Juliet Christian Academy in a District 8A twinbill. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m. at Three Forks Park.

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