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Guest Column

AYP results bring successes, much work still to be done

By Commissioner TIMOTHY WEBB
Tennessee Department of Education

This week the state Department of Education announced the list of high priority schools and systems that failed to meet federal benchmarks for student performance. All Tennessee schools are expected to improve learning each year to make Adequate Yearly Progress under No Child Left Behind, the federal law governing public K-12 education.

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Letters to the Editor

Mayor: Proposed 2009-2010 budget has been 'cut beyond the bone'

To the Editor:

The City of Lebanon is facing the same budget problems that many other governments, businesses and individuals are facing today due to the economy. Many people are telling me, they do not want to see a major reduction in their services, but they do want to see the City of Lebanon continue to move positively forward.

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Parent, grandparent notes 'gun not allowed in schools, why in park?'

To the Editor:

As a parent and grandparent, I am very concerned about the law allowing guns in parks.

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Writer: Money reason for restaurant owners' concerns with guns

To the Editor:

Some people are perplexed by some Nashville restaurant owners who are in opposition to the recent gun law passed this legislative session. According to the law, restaurant owners can post a sign out front of their establishment which states: No guns.  That is all it takes. Now, with criminals, one must realize a sign will not stop them.

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General News

Fiddlers Grove Foundation gains not-for-profit designation

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Fiddlers Grove Foundation, operators of Fiddlers Grove Historical Village, has received its 501c3 not-for-profit designation from the Internal Revenue Service, making donations to the pioneer town tax deductible.

When ground was first broken for Fiddlers Grove on April 17, 1991, it was operated by the Wilson County Fair Board. Some time later, a board was created specifically for organizing educational events and building preservation. 

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Grad rate keeps LHS on list

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Less than 2 points kept Lebanon High School on the High Priority List of the Adequate Yearly Progress under the federal No Child Left Behind program.

That’s the word from the Tennessee Department of Education which released the annual report on Wednesday.

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Wilson jobless rate at 9.6 percent

From Post staff reports

Wilson County’s unemployment rate for June increased by 0.4 percent to 9.6, up from the May figure of 9.2.

The county unemployment rates for June were released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.

The department showed a labor force of 57,390 in Wilson County for June with 51,870 of those employed. That left 5,520 unemployed.

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