Watertown’s Public Square was alive with excitement Saturday evening as almost 500 attendees at the first Watertown Art Crawl strolled the streets listening to live music wafting through the warm evening air.
Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks while viewing art at the participating art galleries and shops. Event organizers said they were thrilled with the response to their debut event benefiting New Leash on Life.
New Leash on Life Executive Director Maureen O’Nell welcomed the crowd and thanked them for coming out to support such a worthy cause. Adoptable animals were also in attendance reminding everyone why they were there.
By State Rep. SUSAN LYNN
Right now the state and federal government are trying to impose several energy related schemes. These energy schemes, if put into effect, would severely increase energy prices for all Americans. One of the policies currently being discussed by our federal delegation is cap and trade legislation. Cap and trade, if enacted, would more than double electricity rates as well as violate good business ethics and economic fairness.
By Commissioner GERALD NICELY
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Admittedly, it was a radical idea -- shut down a major interstate through the heart of a city for 14 months. Other states had done total interstate closures, but none for this duration. In just a few days, we will reopen a safer, more modern and totally redesigned Interstate 40 in downtown Knoxville. SmartFIX40 is racing to an early finish.
State Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, reports on this week’s happenings in the Tennessee General Assembly.
The Senate hopes to wrap up its business within the next two weeks before adjourning for the summer, she said.
By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post
MT. JULIET -- Although a new Homeland Security grant to provide financial assistance directly to fire departments to build new or modify existing fire stations could jump start efforts to build a new fire hall in southern Mt. Juliet, chances of netting grant money is “unlikely” and upwards of a million dollars will be needed yearly to facilitate it, officials said Tuesday.
Staff Sgt. Thomas Hosfelt, a squad leader in the Tennessee National Guard’s 269th Military Police Company from Murfreesboro, was awarded the Purple Heart during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Mosul on May 28 for injuries he sustained while serving in Iraq.
On Feb. 24 of this year, Hosfelt and his squad were conducting an inspection visit at an Iraqi Police Station in Mosul when two men wearing Iraqi police uniforms opened fire on the team with AK 47 assault rifles. While shot in the right side of his face and in his upper left shoulder, Hosfelt returned fire as the assailants fled the scene. He then administered first aid to the wounded and coordinated with other units to secure the area and transport his soldiers to the hospital.