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Warm-mongering: the latest debunked fashionable worry

By Ron Hart 

“According to a new U.N. report, the global warming outlook is much worse than originally predicted. Which is pretty bad when they originally predicted it would destroy the planet.”
--Jay Leno-2006

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Guest Column

Door buster pet sale just in time for the holiday season

With the holidays rolling around now may be a great time to go ahead and adopt that holiday pet you had on your list.

This weekend may be the bargin of the month with the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter waiving fees today, Saturday and Sunday.

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Seniors invited to attend boomer Christmas event

Seniors from across middle Tennessee are invited to attend Mature Lifestyles Senior Extravaganza on Friday, Dec. 4 on the campus of Cumberland University.

The Dallas Floyd Recreation Center will be the site for the event, sponsored by Middle Tennessee Electric and Wilson Bank and Trust.

This will be the fourth senior celebration put on by MainStreet Media, the parent company that owns Mature Lifestyles and The Wilson Post.

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Letters to the Editor

Reader thankful for building investment
I would like to say thank you to Mayor Philip Craighead and to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Black for the recent purchase of the Capitol Theater building.
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General News

Buy local, go green at Wilson County Christmas tree farms

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

When you choose a natural Christmas tree from a local farm, you do the planet a favor — and you give yourself a holiday treat, too. Christmas tree farms grow a completely renewable and recyclable resource which contains no petroleum products and leaves a very small carbon footprint. 

Christmas trees are often grown on soil that doesn't support other crops, and their root systems serve to stabilize soil, protect area water quality and provide refuge for wildlife.

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Christmas for All to have Open House

Wilson County Christmas for All will have its annual Open House and Volunteer Orientation at the Turner Evans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center on Monday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.

“Everyone is invited,” said Christmas for All President, Jim Harding. “It’s a good time for interested folks to see how we operate and to sign up as a volunteer.”

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Festival of Lights to include 'drive-in movie'

The Wilson County Chamber of Commerce is presenting the Festival of Lights for the 14th year. Over 12,000 folks visit the light show during the Christmas season.

This year, in cooperation, with the Powerhouse Youth Project, a Drive-in movie experience has been added for the families of the immediate area. The Powerhouse Youth Project is a non-profit dedicated to assisting children and students in their quest for positive choices and a healthy future.

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Lebanon man dies in bus wreck

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed one person has died in a crash involving a truck and a school bus in Wilson County.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. as the bus was heading west on Bates Road, near Highway 109 in Lebanon. Authorities say the bus had just stopped to let two children off when the pickup truck hit it from behind.

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TVA to reduce FCA again

Electric bills should reflect savings in December

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Middle Tennessee Electric members will see their rates go down about four percent in December as TVA will reduce its Fuel Cost Adjustment for the sixth time since the first of the year.

However, the impact on member bills will depend on the amount of energy they use because the Fuel Cost Adjustment is a per kilowatt-hour charge. MTEMC based the four percent decrease on a 1,500 kilowatt-hour per month bill.

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