By JENNIFER HORTON, The Wilson Post
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is willing to work with members who may be having a hard time paying their power bill due to the economy to try and avoid disconnection of service.
That was the word from Chris Jones, spokesman for the cooperative. “I would encourage members to call us and talk to us. There are things we can do,” Jones said, adding MTE has programs in place to help those who may be struggling financially. “We do our best to work with members.”
There is a Member Service Line that members can call to get information about making payments at (877) 777-9020. Although MTE will work with customers who have delinquent bills, Jones said “there are certain situations if delinquency rises to a certain level,” then service will be disconnected.
By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
WATERTOWN — Wilson County’s longest bi-annual transaction should have early birds on the prowl as the Watertown Spring Mile Long Yard Sale returns Saturday. The mile-long event has stretched to the entire two miles of Watertown’s Main Street, while there are also sellers set up along Highway 70 from Interstate 40 to DeKalb County.
What might bargain hunters find along the route? Well, besides this and that, what-nots and nick-knacks, Coordinator Jim Amero said there will be everything from antiques, baby items, T-shirts, woodcrafts and jewelry to folk art, knives, Avon products and sunglasses.
THURSDAY AT CHARLIE DANIELS PARK
MT. JULIET -- Wilson County Tea Party will host an April 15 Tax Day Tea Party Day Rally at Charlie Daniels Park from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
“Our uncompromising message to all politicians of all stripes is clear: You work for us. You have betrayed our trust,” said Sherrie Orange, Wilson County Tea Party chairman.
She added, “The anger is not only about the amount of money spent for unpopular causes but also against the waste and fraud being perpetrated with hard-earned tax payer money. The more educated voters become, the better the likelihood that they will come out and vote thus creating a win for our core values in the upcoming primary and November elections.”
By TOMMY BRYAN
That noise you heard Monday afternoon was a collective sigh of relief coming from the Cumberland University baseball complex. Slugging third baseman Matt Greener was diagnosed with a sprained left wrist following a collision at home plate in Sunday’s 6-3 win over Lindsey Wilson at Stockton Field.
“We were afraid he had a broken bone in there,” Coach Woody Hunt said. “He should be back in the lineup Friday when we play Freed Hardeman. I’m just glad it wasn’t worse.”
Greener, a senior out of Jupiter, FL, is hitting a red-hot .500 for the season with 74 hits in 148 at bats. He leads the team with 18 homeruns, 61 RBI and 16 doubles.
No. 2-ranked CU celebrated Monday’s medical report with a lopsided 15-5 victory over Bryan College under the lights at Veterans Field in Baird Park.
Cumberland improved to 34-8 with the victory as Max Kautz doubled and tripled to drive in four runs.
The Bulldogs scored 10 runs in the fourth inning to win its fifth straight contest and completed a stretch of 10 games in 11 games with an 8-2 mark.
Every Bulldog starter had at least one hit and Troy Frazier, Eric Vetetoe and Kautz each collected two hits. CU also took advantage of eight walks and three hit batters by the Lions (18-25).
Luke Whittaker (2-0) struggled through the first three innings but settled down to get the victory, allowing two earned runs on six hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out three. Derrick Harwood and Peter Taraskevich tossed the final two innings for the Bulldogs, striking out four.
Cumberland hosts Freed-Hardeman this weekend in a three-game series at Ernest L. Stockton Field starting Friday at 2 p.m.
On Sunday, Adam Sprague struck out seven and did not allow an earned run in eight innings and tCU scored four runs in the seventh a 6-3 victory Sunday over Lindsey Wilson.
WILSON CENTRAL HOSTS LHS
Lebanon High gets a chance at redemption tonight as the Blue Devil baseball team travels to Gladeville for a 7 p.m. game against Wilson Central.
The Wildcats pounded Lebanon 12-0 in five innings Tuesday night at Veterans Field as righthander Zach Phillips tossed a one-hitter, striking out nine.
Cain Sloan managed Lebanon's only hit, a ringing single in the bottom of the fourth as the Blue Devils fell to 11-8-1 overall and 1-3 in Disrict 9AAA.
Central upped its record to 1-3 in the district thanks in part to Andrew Green, Jacob McEntire and Phillips each had a pair of hits.
Coach Anthony Ford's team broke the game open with a 10-run outburst in the top of the fourth.
MT. JULIET 11, STATION CAMP 1
MT. JULIET -- The Golden Bears improved to 16-2 overall and 4-0 in District 9AAA Tuesday night with an 11-1 win over visiting Station Camp.
Jake Harper (2-1) went five innings to get the win, striking out seven and scattering four hits.
Ethan Gross popped a two-run homer in the third, leading a 5-run Bear third inning to break open a 1-1 game. Logan Gray added three hits and Harper helped his own cause with two hits.
MJHS plays at Station Camp tonight at 7 p.m.