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Letters to the Editor

Dont beg for a right -- 2nd Amendment -- already guaranteed

To the Editor:

I was watching the Lebanon City Council meeting recently, and it suddenly sunk in how far the anti-gun people have progressed in their fight to de-legitimize our 2nd Amendment rights.

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Hooray for the bad guys

To the Editor:

I am disappointed by the recent decision of the Lebanon City Council to opt out of the new concealed carry in local parks law. 

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Volunteers serve meal to carnival workers at Wilson Co. Fair

To the Editor:

As we all know, the Wilson County Fair is the greatest fair ever. Without the many dedicated volunteers, who give both their time and their talents, the Wilson County Fair would not be what it is today. 

I would like to tell you about one particular group of fair volunteers who show what the true essence of this year's fair theme, "30 Years of Volunteers," is all about.

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General News

Bill Carter reflects on his Kennedy family encounters

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

The death of 77-year-old Sen. Edward Kennedy on Tuesday in Hyannis Port, Mass., brings back a mixture of poignant memories for Lebanon’s Bill Carter. 

Carter, 73, who has lived here since 1994, was a Secret Service agent who in 1963 accompanied President John F. Kennedy’s body to the Capitol, the funeral and Arlington Cemetery. He ran Sen. Edward Kennedy’s 1980 presidential campaign in Arkansas.

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Lebanon attorney named to Judicial Nominating Commission

Lebanon attorney J.D. Lowery has been appointed to the new Judicial Nominating Commission.

The 17-member commission is appointed jointly by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House of Representatives Kent Williams. Ramsey named Lowery to the panel. The commission will review and recommend applicants for vacancies on appellate and state trial courts across Tennessee.

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Over 287,000 attendees going into final days of nine-day run

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Fair enters its final two days for 2009 tonight and tomorrow and a fair board official thinks it will come close and maybe even reach the half-million in attendance mark.

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Toxicology report awaited in death of fireman's wife

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

An investigation into the death of the wife of a Lebanon firefighter continues as authorities searched the home Tuesday where the couple resided in Murfreesboro.

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