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Guest Column

Emergency in Africa

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

Monday morning we woke up to a breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast. At the hospital we started with morning devotional and followed up with several surgeries. Henry wanted to do surgery on the chief so I helped him with a large inguinal hernia. I dropped out to help Bob with a lady who had an umbilical hernia who had been waiting on the Ward 5 for six days. We followed up with a dilation and curettage.

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Letters to the Editor

Community thanked for support of public safety telecommunicators

To the Editor:

The Lebanon Police Department Communications Division would like to express their gratitude to those who made their Public Safety Telecommunicators luncheon that was held on April 17 a success. 

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TVA property could lead the way in alternative energy developments

To the Editor:

After lying “fallow” for more than 30 years, what an opportune time for the 2,100 acres of TVA’s Trousdale County property to plug into the environmental entrepreneurial energy that is growing. Practical alternative technologies are being harnessed and used now. The TVA property was being planned for nuclear energy production. One tower was constructed, and the project was abandoned when energy needs appeared to have been overestimated.

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With Harris in charge, elections in Wilson 'a breeze,' reader says

To the Editor:

While in many areas of this country citizens were experiencing horrendous impediments to their right to vote, both in 2000 and 2004, Wilson County citizens were very fortunate to have the expertise of Lynn Harris.

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General News

Mock DUI accident held at MJHS
 Emergency personnel respond to the scene of this "accident" in front of Mt. Juliet High School yesterday.     CONNIE ESH / The Wilson Post

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- Local emergency personnel and law enforcement responded to a “serious” accident Thursday in front of Mt. Juliet High School on Curd Road here.

The accident appeared “serious,” but in realty was a mock fatal DUI wreck set up to let students see what could happen if they choose to drink and drive.

Since the Mt Juliet Prom is this weekend, officials said they hope the mock wreck will encourage the students not to take chances on prom night.

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No H1N1 virus here yet, but it will come

By CONNIE ESH, The Wilson Post

So far, so good in Wilson County as there have been no cases reported of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu. Even so, state health officials expect there will be cases of the illness reported at some point in Wilson.

The Tennessee Department of Health lab has identified two probable cases of the novel (H1N1) virus, or swine flu, in the state. One patient is a Williamson County resident, and the second is in Memphis. Both are receiving treatment for symptoms at home, are recovering from the illness and have a good prognosis.

“It’s important to note that more human cases of swine flu will be detected in Tennessee because of expanded testing and surveillance,” said State Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “People should be alert to developing news and information about this virus, but should not panic based on this probable case. The more you know, the more you can do to ensure your family’s health.” 

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Plane lands safely at Lebanon Airport; pilot reported mechanical problems

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

A small plane en route from Kentucky to Jackson, Tenn. Thursday afternoon landed safely at Lebanon Airport after the pilot reported having mechanical problems.

No one was injured in the incident which was occurred about 1:20 p.m.

“It had some mechanical problems,” said Art Dotson, an engineer with the Lebanon Fire Department. “It made a safe crash landing.”

Dotson said the landing gear came down but failed after the plane landed.

He said the plane was on its way to Jackson from Kentucky but was routed here after experiencing some mechanical difficulties.

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State Fire Marshal: Changes needed

 Report filed after LHS visit

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

A final report from the State Fire Marshal is in and while some sections of Lebanon High School will have to be changed, the news is not as serious as Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis thought it might be earlier.

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