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Telling Tales

Who is the real victim?

So, the other day my husband came back from criminal court in Gallatin.

“You are not going to believe it”, he said “someone stole my I-pod right out of my briefcase!”

I thought to myself,  - - what kind of &#%$ steals while IN criminal court.

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Ask Ken Beck

Keri Russell speaks for Wonder Woman

Dear Ken: What is actress Keri Russell working on these days?

She is the voice of Wonder Woman in an animated film that has seen limited release and co-stars in “Leaves of Grass,” set for a Christmas Day release. She will star opposite Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford in “Extraordinary Measures” next spring. Russell, 33, was born in California and raised in Mesa, Ariz., and Denver, Colo. She and her husband have a 2-year-old son.

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General Lifestyle

Alan Jacksons gone country with Cracker Barrel

Hit maker launches exclusive line of lifestyle products, new album

By KEN BECK 
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- Almost exactly like his hit song “Gone Country,” singer Alan Jackson has gone Cracker Barrel Old Country Store country with Monday’s national release of his 40-plus collection of lifestyle items.

To kick off the mammoth merchandising effort, Jackson made a two-hour appearance at the chain’s Mt. Juliet restaurant to grin and spin for the media and sign his name on everything from CDs to cowboy hats as more than 350 fans turned out to get a few moments face to face with the country superstar who wears more than two dozen No. 1 singles on his belt.   

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Encore Theatre Company presents 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

Encore Theatre Company presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson, published by Samuel French, Inc., and directed by Diane Cater, Nov. 20 through Dec. 6.

The comedy is about a couple struggling to put together a church Christmas pageant and who are faced with the undaunting task of casting the most unruly bunch of siblings in town. Laughter and mayhem abound when they present the Christmas story in a unique way that you will never forget.

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Watermelon Moon Farm Open House set Nov. 15

Watermelon Moon Farm will once again hold a Christmas Holiday Open House & Tour at the historical home and business.

The hours will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, and from 1 until 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15.

The decorating elves are busy hanging garlands, unpacking glistening snowflake ornaments and arranging bountiful trees for the magical season of Christmas. Bring your shopping list and fill your basket with gifts that are unique and original. Decorating items and ideas to add sparkle to every room in your home. Fragrant candles of spicy cinnamon, luscious mint and pine permeate the air signaling the season.

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Column

Here Comes the Bride Through the Mail

 

By ANNE DONNELL

My daughter is getting married in a few weeks. I’d appreciate some ideas for her thank-you notes. We’ve already had the note cards printed. I want to know what she should write. I’d appreciate it if you could answer this quickly. Gifts are already coming in!  Thank you.
 
-Bride’s Proud and Busy Mama

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Guest Column

TDOT adds to winter weather arsenal

By Commissioner GERALD NICELY
Tennessee Department of Transportation

As Tennesseans enjoy the cooler temperatures and changing leaves of fall, TDOT Maintenance forces across the state are focused on the winter months ahead. Although we don't typically see severe winters in the Southeast, even small amounts of snow or ice can cripple our transportation system and create dangerous conditions for motorists. And, the wet weather pattern we've seen for much of 2009 makes one wonder if this could be a winter to remember.

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General News

Box believed bomb halts train

From Post staff reports

Commuter rail service was stopped from Nashville to Lebanon, and homes near the Music City Star station on Baddour Parkway were evacuated yesterday when a city sanitation worker discovered a “suspicious box” that authorities said look as if it had  been placed at the bottom of a trash container.

Lebanon Police confirmed the sanitation worker’s discovery and shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday blocked off entrances into the commuter station, ordered the evacuation of homes along Hill Street and nearby North Greenwood and called for emergency assistance from the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s bomb squad..

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City Council passes on local trucks, annexes land

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

After siding with Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath at the previous meeting on buying trucks from Mt. Juliet instead of Nashville, Mayor Philip Craighead broke two tied votes against shopping in the county.

The first vote was for a three-quarter ton pickup truck for the Sewer Department to be bought from Two Rivers Ford in Mt. Juliet for around $700 more than the lowest bid from Alexander Chevrolet. The vote was tied with Councilors Alex Buhler, Ward 1; William Farmer, Ward 3; and Joe Hayes, Ward 4, voting against, and Kevin Huddleston, Ward 2; Haywood Barry, Ward 5; and Warmath voting in favor. Craighead voted against the ordinance.

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Lebanon plans several Veterans Day activities

Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11, and for veterans this day has a very deep personal significance. 

This is true for almost all Americans. It is a day set aside each year to honor our veterans and remember that our freedom was earned and can only be maintained at a price. For many this price was and is the ultimate sacrifice of our service men and women’s lives, separation from our families and at many other costs.  We believe this cost is worth the price and the effort in maintaining our freedoms.

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Local church to collect for Operation Christmas Child

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

For most children in America, Christmas is seen as a yearly event where they are showered with every gift they want.

Even when times are tough, most parents are still able to get their children at least some gifts.

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State report card released, may look worse next year

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

The report card that grades the progress for the school districts in the state, as well as the state average, was released Tuesday and the grades, while not terrible, were not as great as some would hope.

“We are setting a baseline for the future,” said Dr. Timothy Webb, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education. “We are trying to help our state compete nationally and globally.”

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Wilson County Health Department offers H1N1 vaccine

Wilson County Health Department will offer H1N1 injectable vaccine by appointment during clinic on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. 

To make an appointment, call 444-5325. The H1N1 flu vaccine will be provided at no charge. Parking will be provided at the Wilson County Fairgrounds.

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