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Telling Tales

Telling Tales: I love you best

By BECKY ANDREWS

It comes up a few times a year. When one of my boys is getting in trouble for mishandling a video game, leaving wet towels on the floor or not putting their dirty clothes in the hamper, the suspect will look at me with big blue eyes puddle in tears and say, “I knew you didn’t love me best! You always take his side! You’ll never love me best!”

Because of this I have decided to finally tell my children which one I actually love the best.

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Column

My friends John and Susan Jackson

By W.H. WATERS

How does one value friendship? How does it live and grow into something of real value? It seems to me it has to be a two-way street. In the give-and-take of life, each feels gladness in the others’ presence.

In recent months, the loss of the presence of John Jackson surely made me sad. I was not along for his wife, Susan, dearly loved him and he certainly returned her affection.

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So wheres your identity been?

By ANNE DONNELL

Do you think the term “identity loss” or “identity theft” is accurate? And did you weary of hearing “…nailed it” repeatedly in the commentary on the Olympics?
    -Local Observer

Twice this last year someone I don’t know has started charging little heart’s desires to my credit card. The huge bank who issued the card (and took lots of taxpayer’s money fairly recently, operating on a small level – me – and a big one – all of us) notified me promptly by e-mail the second time. The first time was more complicated; I received fake notifications, accurate down to the “site key” picture on the pretend bank website. Ah, the talent of evil!

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General News

Accidential shooting; Norene child dies

From Post staff reports
An investigation is continuing in a shooting that killed a Norene child Sunday night. The Wilson County Sheriff's Department reports that 3-year old Cheynne Alexis McKeehan accidentallyshot and killed herself with her stepfather's .380 caliber handgun.

Douglas Cronberger, the stepfather, told authorities that earlier Sunday evening he heard a prowler outside his Norene home, which is located on Cainsville Road right outside the Lebanon city limits.

Cronberger said he got his gun out to investigate, and when he returned he left the gun on the end table in the living room.

Cheyenne's mother, Tina Ann Cronberger, told authorities the little girl might have thought she was playing with a Nintendo Wii controller that may have resembled a gun.

Ashe said the stepfather said he was asleep at the time of the shooting, and the child's mother was in the room with the child.

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Investigation continues into childs accidental shooting

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

An investigation is continuing in a shooting that killed a Norene child Sunday night.

Wilson County Sheriff's Department reported Monday that 3-year old Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan accidentally shot and killed herself with her stepfather's .380 caliber handgun.

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Jewell defines WEMA concerns line by line

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post 

WEMA Stations were short-staffed a few days ago, but no stations were ever closed, according to Wilson County Emergency Management Agency Director John Jewell.

Jewell was emphatic when he confirmed that the agency was short on personnel during a shift earlier this week, but said the reports of stations closing were “horribly erroneous.”

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MJ mayor tries to move retreat out of town

By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- In a move that was ultimately shot down by the City Commission, Mt. Juliet Mayor Linda Elam tried to tack onto the agenda an item that would move that board’s annual “retreat” outside city limits at Monday night’s meeting.

Explaining that the agenda item “was submitted in a timely manner” but “caught in the Internet netherworld” between herself and City Recorder Sheila Luckett, Elam attempted to suspend the rules and add the resolution to Monday night’s agenda. District 3 Commissioner Ed Hagerty and District 4 Commissioner Jim Bradshaw both objected, however, and the conversation heated up when Elam said she would overrule their objections and consider the item.

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MJPD officer shoots suspect

By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting of a man in his car in the Chandler Pointe subdivision Tuesday night by a Mt. Juliet Police officer.

Mt. Juliet Police responded to a domestic assault call around 8:30 p.m. on Monthemer Cove Drive. The suspect, Jamie Darby, 36, was not at the residence when police responded, but police took out a warrant out for him. 

It was reported that when police returned to the house around 2 a.m., Wednesday, a car was sitting in the driveway of the home, with the suspect inside. He would not respond when police tried to remove him from the car, and he refused to exit.

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Panel nods LHS funding proposal

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

A new Lebanon High School got one step closer to reality Thursday night after a resolution to fund a $50 million bond for the construction project was passed unanimously through the Wilson County Commission’s Budget Committee.

The resolution, originally proposed by District 15 Commissioner Mike Justice, was co-sponsored by more than a dozen other commissioners by the time it was finally read Thursday night.

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Pilot takes first solo flight at Lebanon Airport

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

A local flying enthusiast took his first solo flight Thursday morning under sunny skies and a bit of a breeze and landed perfectly on the runway as his proud parents watched.

In addition to being a student at RediAir Flight Support at Lebanon Municipal Airport, Dale Donoho, 21, of Lebanon, is also a fulltime employee there working as a lineman, or fueler, for other aircraft.

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Run4Water = 120 miles one step at a time

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

Directions: Start just south of Fayetteville on Highway 231 at the Alabama-Tennessee border, head north 120 miles to just north of Westmoreland to the Tennessee-Kentucky border.

That’s all Greg Armstrong has to think about when he laces up his running shoes before he starts the Run4Water, an event to “bring awareness and solutions concerning local and global water” issues on Saturday, March 27.

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General Sports

CU road trip ends tonight

OKLAHOMA CITY - Cumberland University split a pair of games against Southern Nazarene and Oklahoma Christian Tuesday in the Sooner State, picking a 9-5 win over the Crimson Storm and dropping a 13-10 decision to the Eagles.

In the two games the Bulldogs (13-2) had two four-run innings and a five-run frame but also gave up innings of three (twice), four and six runs.

Cumberland scored four runs in the fourth inning of the Southern Nazarene game, building on a 2-1 advantage. David Fanshawe singled through the left side, plating Kris Miller, who reached on an infield single. Danny Gallinot followed with a bloop single over Nick Spears' head in shallow left-center and center fielder Chase Roten's throw to the infield was wild, allowing a run to score. Two more runs came home on Greg Appleton's double to the gap in right-center.

Southern Nazarene came back with three in the bottom of the frame with a solo home run and two-run dinger, making it a 6-4 game.

The Bulldogs hit two home runs in the contest, with Miller knocking in two with his blast and Appleton hitting a solo shot.

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