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Showing 13 articles from June 12, 2009.

General Lifestyle

World Wide Knit in Public Day held

Interested in knitting and crocheting to benefit others like newborn babies, cancer patients and veterans?

If so, grab your knitting needles and/or crochet hook and yarn and take part in World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday, June 13 at Panera Bread at Providence MarketPlace in Mt. Juliet.

WWKiP Day, the largest craft event in the world, will be celebrated this year at Panera Bread locations throughout Middle Tennessee. Sponsored by “Knit and Crochet TN,” the organizers invite both knitters and crocheters to come and stitch from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, while enjoying free coffee and sweets provided by Panera Bread at Providence.



No fights, things civil at council work session

I attended the Lebanon City Council work session Wednesday night for almost an hour before I had to leave.

I guess I went there for the same reason many go to a hockey game. You know the saying . . . “I went to a fight last night and a hockey game broke out.”


Guest Column

Economy now recovering
The Tennessee Bankers Association held its annual convention in New York this week at a time in the history of our country when everyone is trying to gain insight about the future of our economy.

Letters to the Editor

Make necessary cuts, then writer will support tax, fee increases

To the Editor:

“WE” the people have spoken

I found it interesting that entire citizenry of Lebanon wrote a full page letter (paid advertisement) supporting Mayor Craighead.  I find that remarkable because I can’t even organize a dinner party for two without it turning it into looking like I’m trying to hurd cats., much less the entire city of Lebanon. (referring to the full page ad dated June 5th.)

Observations of joint committee, school board meeting offered

To the Editor:

The following is what I observed at Monday’s joint meeting of the County Commission’s Education and Budget Committees and the county Board of Education.



Immanuel Baptist Church slates worship, VBS
Immanuel Baptist Church, located at 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon, invites you to Sunday morning worship at 8:30 and 11 on June 14.

General News

Beavers: Legislators debate budget as session nears an end
Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, and her Republican colleagues continued to debate the governor’s budget this week as the General Assembly attempts to formulate a reasonable budget for the state of Tennessee during these difficult economic times. 
Bone: House passes Adult Care Home Act of 2009

State Rep. Stratton Bone, D-Lebanon, and the Tennessee House of Representatives unanimously passed on Thursday the second of four bills designed to expand retirement opportunities for seniors in Tennessee.

“The seniors of today are living longer and stronger than those just 20 or 30years ago and, as a state, we have a responsibility to provide our greatest generation with different options in how they want to spend retirement,” Bone said.

Cleanup set for Sinking Creek on Saturday

City, county joins Cumberland River Compact, Old Hickory Watershed Association in effort

The Cumberland River Compact’s Local Officials Curriculum Program is partnering with local municipalities and watershed groups to actively renew Sinking Creek’s health and make a difference in the Old Hickory Watershed, on Saturday June 13, from 9 a.m. until noon. 

This will be the 3rd annual stream clean-up season for the city. The cleanup staging area will be at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center off Castle Heights Avenue in Lebanon.

Fire won't burn records here, 1793 to present safe

The Wilson Post

When a fire destroyed the city hall in Celina in Clay County recently, city leaders there had to report that 50 years worth of vital records stored in the attic of the building had most likely been destroyed.

If a fire or even more serious destruction occurred in Wilson County, most if not all important records would be safe, officials said. Wilson County Register of Deeds Bev Spickard said deeds and other records which his office is responsible for are stored in duplicate in at least five places.

“We could take a direct hit by a nuclear device and our records would still be safe,” he said.

Mayor, Councilman differ on budget path

The Wilson Post
Parties to the process of formulating a new City of Lebanon budget for fiscal 2009-2010 said Thursday they believe the matter is getting closer to being resolved.

“We’re still working. We’re closer than we have been,” Ward 3 Lebanon City Councilor William Farmer said yesterday when asked about the process of balancing Lebanon’s budget.
Mayor Philip Craighead, agreeing but hedging to say that he and council members are close to a final budget, said that the council “realize(s) we’re not going to be able to fix this budget by layoffs. It’s going to take more than that.”

THP searches for vehicle that struck MJ pedestrian

Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in locating a vehicle and driver with possible connection to a hit and run crash that seriously injured a female pedestrian on Tuesday, June 2.

At approximately midnight, Monday, June 1, or the very early morning hours of Tuesday, June 2, Lisa K. Wright, 46, from Mt. Juliet, was struck on Highway 109 near Northern Road in Wilson County. Wright was transported by ambulance and then flown by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.


General Sports

Dixie 9-10 all-stars named

The Lebanon Rotary Club’s 9-10 year old Dixie Youth baseball all-stars were named earlier this week. The all-stars will open tournament play June 26 with a sub-district at Nashville’s Shelby Park.

The top two teams will advance to the district tournament at the Lakewood Dixie Youth League in Old Hickory.

All-stars include: Zack Walker, Andrew Franklin, Heath Johnson, Keianthony Conner, Ethan Parker Shelton, Conner Underwood, Zach McAteer, Tyler Montgomery, Tyrig Love, Austin Montgomery, Nolan Painter, Brady Stovall, Hunter Hemontolor and Christopher Goodwin.

Manager is Darrell Gilley of league champion Sports World. Coaches are: Kenny Presley, Troy Shelton, Chris McAteer and Jon Franklin.

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