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Showing 13 articles from May 19, 2010.

Telling Tales

Telling Tales: Tennessee Nightmare
So the afternoon went something like this:

Picked up the kids from school. Drove all the way home. Unpacked the car, went inside, let the dog out, looked at the mail, changed into comfortable clothes, watered the plants, called Becky, swept the floor, thought about what I’d make for dinner and one hour later as I was just about to hit defrost, my middle child says, “My photos for my Tennessee Notebook are due tomorrow. I need 10 photos of me at interesting places in Wilson County.”

I immediately saw the other two children look up from their perch upon the sofa. My eldest appearing more attentive than she had been in weeks. My youngest literally grabbing a bag of popcorn, as he knew this show was about to get good.

Wilson Living

Wilson Living: Enjoy Weekend Events and Help Give Back To The Community
Wilson Living Magazine

As many are aware by now, the first ever “Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Wilson County 5k Walk/Fun-Run” is scheduled for Saturday, May 22 in downtown Lebanon.

The event has a special meaning to Wilson Living Magazine because little Josephine, the poster child of the event, was featured in the magazine last year. Since then we’ve kept in touch with her amazing family and have been proud of their efforts to help raise money for other families in the area affected by this disease.

General Lifestyle

"Robin Hood"
There has rarely been as many ballads, poems, movies, et al. written and produced about a fictional character as there has been about Robin Hood.  His legend (if my research is accurate) began with early ballads and poems dating back all the way to the 13th century.  And though many have tried to claim that they found THE MAN to which the legend is attributed, no definitive answer has ever been proven.  There are even some historians who claim that there were several "real" Robin Hoods, one taking the place of another as each "retired."  And Robin Hood and his lore is not isolated only to England or the United States.  There have been movies and television shows produced about the "Prince of Thieves" in places such as Italy, Germany, and even Brazil.
Redneck Boy Ben Jones greets fans
Special for The Wilson Post

Other than a bum knee, life now may be as good as it can get for Ben Jones, the actor who played Cooter the mechanic on TV’s “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

He’s been touring the country with his autobiography, Redneck Boy in the Promised Land, appearing at "Dukes" reunions and festivals and promoting his two “Dukes"-themed store/museums, Cooter’s Place, in Nashville and Gatlinburg.    

But he can never forget that just a little more than 30 years ago he nearly killed himself on the demon booze.


Just a friendly hello to a couple of readers
Over the weekend, actually to be exact it was on Saturday, I learned that J.W. (Bill) Martin and his wife Eula, who once lived in Lebanon but now make their home in Floridam are regular readers of our newspaper.

The Martins live in a well known active senior lifestyle community not far from Tampa known as Sun City.
My dad is named Dad

…Would you explain clearly the reason “dad” isn’t always capitalized? Isn’t it the name/title of an actual person, therefore a proper noun, therefore capitalized?

-A Thinking Person

Hmmm. Someone’s taking a strong stand here, almost an antagonistic stand with that underlining. I do know why “dad” isn’t always capitalized, and the explanation does not involve a situation in which almost illiterate people pick up pen or pencil and write, but the pressure to “explain clearly”?
World War II pilot, community leader remembered Sunday

On Sunday our community offered final rites to a distinguished World War II veteran, Lebanon businessman, and a person who spent much of his life working as a volunteer and leader in many community organizations, charities and civic projects.

Don Campbell, a World War II Army Air Corps pilot who enlisted in the service at age 19, died last Tuesday at age 85 following an extended illness.

General News

FEMA DRC opens locally
The Wilson Post

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now officially open at the Prime Outlets-Lebanon in Suite 273 located between the Beauty Express and the Dress Barn outlets.

The center is available to provide assistance to people affected by the storms and flooding that started on April 30.

The DRC is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.
Flood Relief Store seeks more donations from public
The Wilson Post

As flood victims seek aid from the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, they are also encouraged to visit the Flood Relief Store in Suite 160 at the Prime Outlets-Lebanon for any immediate household needs.

Their hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteers can call 557-5575 to offer assistance.

Clara Lynch, store manager, said their current needs consist of laundry supplies, Ziploc bags, dust pans, baby juice, disposable dishes including plates and silverware, regular dishes, small appliances and usable furniture.
Lee: Sales tax up 3% compared to April 09

By BEN DUDLEY, The Wilson Post 

After the tense powder keg that was the May 4 Lebanon City Council meeting, held in the aftermath of a police-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a man, Tuesday night’s gathering was much more calm with a bit of good news.

Finance Commissioner Russell Lee announced that the city’s sales tax revenue for April was up 3 percent compared to April 2009.

“This is definitely encouraging,” Lee said, “but one month does not a trend make. At an increase rate of 3 percent, it would take until 2017 to get to the level of revenue we had in 2005.”

Mendenhall, Burdick summer trials set
The Wilson Post

Two men charged in two separate crimes in Wilson County and set to go to trial in the next few weeks here were convicted this past week in other cases in Nashville.

Bruce Mendenhall, a truck driver from Albion, Ill., was found guilty by a jury in the murder of Sarah Hulbert on June 25, 2007. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Hulbert was a prostitute from Cheatham County who reportedly was in Nashville to buy drugs. Her body was discovered at a truck stop in Nashville.
Silent auction set for Celtic Country Faire
The Wilson Post

You just might find that perfect Christmas gift seven months early during the Silent Auction offered on Saturday, May 22 during the second annual Celtic Country Faire which benefits Southern STARRS.

You name it, and you can probably find it at the auction, said Shari Prestanski who is heading up the Silent Auction for Southern STARRS. How about a certificate for a rocker signed by country music’s Alan Jackson or a jacket autographed by Brooks and Dunn that also comes with an autographed photo and CD of the duo?

General Sports

New coach hired at MJCA


MT. JULIET -- Goodpasture Christian School assistant coach Mark Harrison has been hired as the new head football coach at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy.

A former linebacker at Austin Peay State University, Harrison replaces Paul Townsend resigned recently to become an assistant coach at Wilson Central High School.

A 1998 graduate of Austin Peay, he is retired after 20-plus years service as a Special Forces member of the US Army. Harrison has 10 years of coaching experience in football and basketball and for the last three years, has served as an assistant coach for Goodpasture, working with linebackers, tight ends and defensive line. In addition to leading the Saints football team, Harrison will teach Physical Education and Weight Training.

“MJCA is extremely fortunate to have a coach the caliber of Mark Harrison. He has a solid playing and coaching background and is especially gifted at relating to students as evidenced by his selection as Goodpasture’s Teacher of the Year last school year. He brings knowledge, determination and boundless enthusiasm to our program that we feel will set the stage for future success," said MJCA athletic director Paul Christensen.
When asked about his philosophy of coaching, Harrison said, “I approach every day as an opportunity to do well, to improve and to inspire others around me. We all teach by what we do, where we go what we say, but our doing is what has to most effect.

"I am thrilled to have this opportunity to be a part of the athletic department at MJCA. I am most excited about getting to know our players and their parents and to begin the process of working together toward a successful program”.

Harrison and his wife Nancy are the parents of three sons Evan (20), Reese (18) and Brady (16). 

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