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Telling Tales

Marathon mom
A few years ago, right after the birth of my youngest child I decided to take up a new sport that would help me get back to my pre baby weight. I tried a lot of different activities. There was step aerobics, yoga and racquetball. But I never really developed that “love” athletes talk about when describing why they do what they do. I needed something simple, something that would fit into my busy life and something that would take almost no effort on my part yet yield phenomenal results. I needed a magic wand but instead my husband bought a treadmill.
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Ask Ken Beck

Lee Majors never marched at Castle Heights
Dear Ken: I have heard that Lee Majors, star of TV’s “Six-Million Dollar Man,” was once a cadet at Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tenn. Is this true?
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General Lifestyle

Celtic Country Faire to benefit Southern STARRS

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 30 and plan to attend the first ever Celtic Country Faire at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon to benefit Southern STARRS.

The event will be from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and will feature Celtic music from nationally known Coyote Run Celtic Band, the Scottish Bagpiper and Drum Corp, The Secret Commonwealth, the Nashville Irish Stepdancers and local performers.

Also planned for the day are vendor booths, carriage rides, a silent auction, a Fairest Baby Contest, a Chili Cook-Off and more.

 

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Granville Heritage Day to feature Civil War reenactment

The 11th Granville Heritage Day on Saturday, May 23 will feature a new Civil War Reenactment of Oct. 24, 1885 in Granville. 

The American Newspaper, Chestnut Mound, featured a story on Oct. 26, 1885 which reported on 5,000 soldiers had gathered at Granville on Oct. 24, 1885 to pay eloquent tributes to the memory of the gallant Col. S. S. (Sidney) Stanton of Granville who was killed at Resaca, Ga., on May 13, 1864.

Stanton was a prominent attorney from Granville who became a State Senator at the age of 30 and led in 1861 the legislature to organize Tennessee as part of the Confederacy.  He returned to Granville in July 1861 and enlisted as a private in Company F, 25th Tennessee Infantry.

 

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The fanatical millionaire who saved Castle Heights

New book details life and times of health guru Bernarr Macfadden

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

In the spring of 1928, just a year or so before the Stock Market Crash of 1929 which led into the Great Depression, a New York City millionaire rescued Castle Heights Military Academy from a likely death.

This wealthy savior was a fanatic when it came to health, a genius when it came to publishing, and he had an ego that would embarrass even Donald Trump.

Mark Adams tells the tales of Castle Heights’ benefactor in his new book, Mr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet.

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Column

Flodden Field and Fused Participles!

By ANNE DONNELL

Here’s something for your column. Should you say “your coming over” or “you coming over”? 
-A Close Buddy

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Letters to the Editor

Citizens should support Election panel chair

To the Editor:

I have served as a machine operator, judge, register, special judge, officer and machine technician in different elections for about 15 years in Wilson County. My experience has been very positive and I feel as my counterpart, Doug Thurley, states “the Hell with politics, we run a fair election in Wilson County.” In fact, we also agree, if you really want to get involved become a poll worker, but only if you want a fair election.

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Mackey voted whats best for community

To the Editor:

In my opinion, the people of Wilson County owe a debt of gratitude to the newly elected Chair of the County Election Commission Dolores Mackey. She bravely chose to vote for what was best for the community rather than toe the party line per the dictates of State Election Commissioner Jimmy Wallace or whoever.

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General News

Harrassment complaint filed

Comments reportedly made to new Election Commission chair 

By CONNIE ESH and JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

A harassment complaint has been filed with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department concerning alleged comments made to the new chair of the Wilson County Election Commission.

Sheriff Terry Ashe has in turn “referred” the complaint to the District Attorney’s office for further investigation.

The development is the latest in an ongoing controversy that began when the Election Commission voted 3-2 at its April 22 meeting to retain longtime Administrator of Elections Lynn Harris. The new chair, Dolores Mackey, a Republican, sided with the two Democrats on the panel, Bobby Haley and Ronnie Kelley in voting to keep Harris while the other two Republican members, Phillip Price and Jan Williams voted not to do so.

Ashe described the action as a harassment complaint, but did not offer any names as to who may be involved.

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Road Commission meets May 1

LEBANON -- Wilson County Road Commission will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, May 1 at the Road Commission office and will be followed immediately by the Urban Type Public Facilities Board.

The meeting will be held in the Road Commission office on Oak Street. All governmental meetings are open to the public.

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TBI brought in after GUD audit results

District Attorney General finds results "quite disturbing"

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

District Attorney General Tommy Thompson said he found the results of the recent audit of the Gladeville Utility District “quite disturbing.”

Thompson was notified of the audit which showed that, “The former general manager received payments totaling $300,211 that were either not approved and/or were in violation of district policy,” before it became public.

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