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General Lifestyle

Poker Run for Books for Birth set Saturday

Bikers will ride in a "Poker Run" through Wilson County for the benefit of Wilson Books from Birth, a pre-K Literacy program, on Saturday, June 27.

The event was originally set for May 9 but was rescheduled for this Saturday after it was rained out previously.

William Shipper, who organized the ride, explained that on a poker run, each rider draws a card at each stop. At the end, the rider with the best five-card poker hand wins a prize.

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Column

Relay for Life, other events should make Hummer look here

By SAM HATCHER
          
Living in this community is such a good thing.

When we read about new industries or new businesses wanting to locate or relocate in a community, we often see atop their respective list of conditions or criteria that they want to be situated in a community that has a reputable high quality lifestyle.

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Letters to the Editor

Antique Auto Club Spring Meet a huge success, thanks to all

To the Editor:

I would like to express my sincere thanks to all of those who helped make the Antique Automobile Club of America’s 2009 National Southeastern Special Spring Meet a great success. The AACA is a national organization with over 60,000 members, that has is headquarters in Hershey, PA.

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General News

Body recovered near boat dock, autopsy results awaited

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy on the body of a Wilson County woman that was found floating near the Martha Gallatin Boat Dock on Old Hickory Lake Tuesday night.

Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe said the woman has been tentatively identified as Anna R. Boyd, 41, of 10750 Hwy. 109 in Wilson County.

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Gangs infiltrate, threaten area

By SAM HATCHER
The Wilson Post

Gangs and gang-related crimes have a local presence.

That was the message Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe delivered Thursday to a Lebanon community service club.

Ashe said gangs are responsible now for 80 percent of violent crime across the U.S. and related that gang activity here and in other counties in Middle Tennessee is increasing significantly.

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Wilson County jobless rate climbs again

From Post staff reports

Wilson County’s unemployment rate for May rose 0.5 percent to 9.3 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The rate in April stood at 8.8 percent.

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General Sports

MJ's Haydel signs with WKU

11-0 AS A SENIOR WITH GOLDEN BEARS

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Mt. Juliet High School standout Taylor Haydel will play his collegiate baseball at Western Kentucky University, Hilltoppers head coach Chris Finwood announced earlier this week.

The 6-0 right-handed pitcher from Mt. Juliet signed a National Letter of Intent and will enter WKU as a freshman in the fall.

"There were several schools involved in recruiting Taylor," said MJ head coach Mark Purvis, "but Western seemed like they were there from beginning to end. They’re getting a fine young man in addition to an outstadning baseball player."

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