By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post
Mt. Juliet neighbors are “scared” and more than concerned in the wake of the death of a 4-year old child who was rushed to the hospital late last week and died Friday from the reported result of abuse.
Mt. Juliet Police Chief Andy Garrett said Tuesday that the investigation into the death of the child, who lived in the Autumn Ridge subdivision in Providence, was a combined effort between MJPD, Lebanon forensics and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department. He said after a conference between the jurisdictions on Friday it was decided that all comments and information would come from the local District Attorney’s office.
Garrett added that as of Tuesday there have been no charges against anyone and no arrests made.
By SAM HATCHER, The Wilson Post
Unofficially the word is that Lebanon’s Army National Guard unit is set to arrive back in the states from a shortened deployment in Iraq by the end of this month.
Maj. Gen. Max Haston, the State Adjutant General, announced weeks ago that Lebanon’s National Guard soldiers and other members of the 278th Amored Cavalry Regiment would return from Iraq months ahead of schedule.
Haston at the time cited the war policy put into place by the Obama administration which is to deplete the number of U.S. military troops in Iraq to less than 50,000 combat soldiers after Auguest 31.
From Post staff reports
Leadership Wilson announced this week class members for the 2011 year. The program, which is designed to help develop local community leaders by exposing class members to a number of community interests and topics including local government, non-profit organizations, local education initiatives, and other institutions and issues, is based on an eight month curriculum.
Class members meet once each month as a group to study the various issues and topics included in the curriculum. Attendance in the program is required of all class participants.
JULY 17 AT FARMER'S MKT.
LEBANON -- A celebration to honor all things tomato is planned Saturday, July 17 as Historic Lebanon Tomorrow presents the second annual Tomato Festival.
The public is invited to join in on the fun at Farmer’s Market on South Maple Street for a time of music, food and plenty of fun as the arrival of the Wilson County tomato is celebrated. Activities will commence at 9 a.m.
A tomato contest will be held with entries being accepted from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon when the judging will get under way.
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