Jazz fest expands to wider spectrum, adds artisans
By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
WATERTOWN -- Jazz has dropped out of the title, but Watertown’s biggest music event of the year will be jazzy as ever with a power-packed lineup that boasts blues, funk, folk-rock, western swing and even Celtic sounds.
From Post staff reports
The 2009 Senior Boomer Event set for Friday, July 17 at the Gallatin Civic Center just got a little bigger with the announcement of Purity Dairies as the event’s headline sponsor.
“With the theme of the event being an ‘old fashioned ice cream social,’ we thought Purity Dairies would be a natural to headline our program,” said Norma Bixler, publisher of Mature Lifestyles Magazine, a sister publication of The Gallatin Newspaper and The Hendersonville Standard. They are owned by MainStreet Media which is also the parent company of The Wilson Post.
By W.H. WATERS
During the past week I was certainly aware of Michael Jackson’s death and the fact that the younger generation felt much love and passion for his work.
Through the years I was aware of him and his peculiarities. I knew what he did, but I really knew nothing of the heart displayed in his music. This being true, I sat down to observe his funeral on TV with little excitement for the event. I really viewed it as overkill and for this I want to apologize.
To the Editor:
I was born on Oct. 1, 1931 to farm parents in Williamson County, Tenn. during the great depression. My mother was Methodist, and my father was Baptist, and I tell folks that I grew up Metho-Baptist. The Baptist back then could have been called Calvinists -- believing in salvation by the sole grace of Elohim ("God") -- and the Methodist Church was founded on the opposition to Calvin¬ism, but being ordinary farm people, we weren't concerned about doctrines, but about its down-to-earth practicality and how it affected our relationship with the various aspects of life.
To the Editor:
This letter is directed to Ward 3 Lebanon City Councilor William Farmer. I am addressing this letter to you, since you run the City Council and tell the other City Council Members how to vote.
By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post
A two-day trial in Judge David Durham’s courtroom ended in a guilty verdict for second-degree murder for Antony G. Whited, 55, Thursday.
Whited was charged with second-degree murder in the July 2006 slaying of his next door neighbor Charles Kieren, then 36, in a case investigated by Lebanon Police Det. Eddie Bowen.
By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post
NASHVILLE -- A total of 24 fugitives locally were apprehended recently in a federal, state and local effort dubbed Operation FALCON 2009.
The 24 were part of a group of more than 624 fugitives in the Middle Tennessee area who were arrested in Operation FALCON which stands for Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. The roundup began in Wilson on June 18.
As seems to be the trend nationwide, pending home sales in Wilson County are up for the fourth month in a row, said Amy Hamilton, a member of the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors.
The last time there were four consecutive monthly gains nationwide was in October 2004.
Wilson County is beating that trend with seven consecutive months of increased pending sales with June topping in at 152, the best month since July 2008, she said.