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Whitaker returns from medical trip to Haiti

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

Dr. Robert Whitaker and Dr. Mark Pearson recently returned from a nine-day trip to Haiti. Healing Hands International helped with the travel expense for the two doctors who responded to the needs of this devastated country. They had to land in the Dominican Republic and drive across the island because the airport at Port-au-Prince was closed to all by military traffic shortly after the earthquake. Since they didn’t travel with a group, they linked up with a church-supported orphanage where they received their meals and lodging.

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Letters to the Editor

He wants to see MC Star add another train for midday trips

To the Editor:

That’s great news about the Music City Star adding a third train car to its morning and afternoon trips. (See The Wilson Post, Friday, Jan. 29.)

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Recent column reflects readers concerns on fluoride in water

To the Editor:

I do so appreciate the column written by Dr. Steven Livingston on adding fluoride to water. He relayed my sentiments in so many ways.

Even though fluoride may benefit the teeth of children, it can also lead to attention deficit hyperactivity.

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Warmath: Whats wrong with asking how tax dollars are used?

To the Editor:

I would like to respond to District 19 Wilson County Commissioner LT. Jenkins’s letter about the City of Lebanon’s request for an accounting of how much money is spent by the Wilson County government for and on behalf of City residents.

I respect Mr. Jenkins, but I think he is confused about the issue of the tax inequity. It has nothing to do with sales taxes. The property owners in the City of Lebanon pay property taxes to both the City and Wilson County. The question is, and has always been, what do City of Lebanon property owners get for the tax dollars they pay to the County?

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General News

Cha-cha and chocolates to help protect children

By ZACK OWENSBY

Get ready to kick up your heels and dip your ‘berries.

Cumberland University’s Labry Hall will play host Friday, Feb. 12, to “A Chocolate Affair,” a benefit for the 15th Judicial District’s Child Advocacy Center.

Billed as a “sweet alternative to traditional Valentine activities,” there will be seven to eight different chocolates to sample, as well as a chocolate fountain and dipping items, confections from Wilson County’s own Kake Haus, ice sculptures and live music.

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City, county schools closed

BULLETIN -- Lebanon Special School District schools and Wilson County Schools are CLOSED TODAY, Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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County schools to consider dress code

From Post staff reports

Wilson County Board of Education was expected to consider changes to the dress code at Thursday night’s regular meeting which was rescheduled from Monday when it was postponed due to still snowy and icy roads.

The board was also expected to discuss conduct and attendance policies.

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Ramsey to speak to Wilson County Conservatives Saturday

The Honorable Ron Ramsey, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Tennessee and current Republican candidate for Governor, will be the guest speaker at the monthly Wilson County Conservatives meeting on Saturday, Feb. 6. 

Ramsey was first elected to serve two terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives and, in 1996, won election to the State Senate, representing Johnson and Sullivan counties. As the Senate’s leading Republican, Ramsey engineered an historic GOP takeover of the chamber and was elected Speaker of the Senate and Lieutenant Governor in 2007. He is the first GOP Senate Speaker in Tennessee in 140 years.

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Sherlocks opens Nashville store

From Post staff reports

The Guynns, that of course would be Steve and Patty Guynn, have taken their unique bookstore concept to downtown Nashville.

Sherlock’s Book Emporium and Curiosities of Lebanon now has a second location to serve customers in downtown Nashville.

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