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Showing 10 articles from July 23, 2010.


Carroll-Oakland Community Fish Fry

A few days ago, the members of the Carol Oakland Community club and their guests met at the end of Belotes Ferry Road, 55 of them in all, for a yearly ritual which put an end to the spring fish catch. Tommy Fullington supplied white bass fillets as well as the duck breast wrapped in bacon and fried on a shish kebab while the others brought vegetables and other fixin’s for a downright good eat out.

The weather cooperated eventually after raining that whole morning, but the yard mowing was done the day before so that everything was in place for the guests. I hadn’t cooked fish before, but my friend Boone Swain showed me the trick last year and I went into the affair with the full confidence of a Louisiana bayou chef.
Putting their lives at risk in line of duty for others
For more than three hours last Friday night fire fighters from Wilson County Emergency Management Agency fought a hopeless situation.
They were dispatched to the residence of Frank and Carolyn Dudley on Coles Ferry Pike about 5 miles outside of Lebanon to battle a blaze at a metal storage barn believed started by a lightening strike.
Ironically for some of those at the scene it was not the first fire they had fought at the same address. Some 15 years ago the Dudleys, my wife's parents, lost their home and all of its contents as the result of fire.

Letters to the Editor

Writer: The Roxy Theater an asset to Lebanon, Wilson County
To the Editor:

I rarely ever write to newspapers, either to complain or to reward praise, but I feel compelled now though to reward some well deserved praise.

I live in the country outside of our wonderful city of Lebanon. This is home. We, the people of Lebanon, have been so blessed by leaders with foresight to keep Lebanon growing and on the cutting edge of society.

General News

7 days remain in early voting
The Wilson Post

If you’re out and about today or tomorrow, drop by one of the three polling places in Wilson County and cast your ballot early, if you’d like.

Early voting continues for the Aug. 5 Republican and Democratic Primaries and General Election now through Saturday, July 31.

Through Wednesday, early voting so far totaled 2,776. Early voting began July 16.
Dog tags returned to soldiers sons
The Wilson Post

Two sons of a deceased World War II veteran who was in the Lebanon area for the 2nd Army War Maneuvers in the 1940s returned Wednesday to receive something of their father’s believed lost when he was here – his dog tags.

The two sons were presented with the dog tags during a brief ceremony held at Cumberland University. Roger McKinney, M.D., found the tags on his family’s molasses farm in late January, early February of this year. McKinney then contacted retired Army Col. Jerry McFarland who eventually found Steve Bryant, the eldest son of the deceased veteran Otto H. Bryant, living in Johnson City.

Steve and his younger brother, Bob Bryant, were invited to Cumberland to be presented with their father’s dog tags.
Putnam commissioners: No decision yet on Slammin and Jammin
The Wilson Post

Slammin’ & Jammin’ officials will have to wait a little longer to find out if the welcome mat will be rolled out for the car and truck show in Cookeville as the Putnam County Commission decided Monday not to act on a request for the event to use that county’s fairgrounds.

According to an article posted online by The (Cookeville) Herald-Citizen newspaper at on Tuesday, commissioners heard three different motions, one of which would have granted permission for Slammin’ & Jammin to rent the fairgrounds, but none of them had the two-thirds votes needed for passage.

The matter can be brought back before the panel and will likely be put on the planning authority’s agenda for its August meeting, a county commission spokesperson said.
Sherrys Run board announces new course for September 5K Run
Organizers with Sherry’s Run have announced a new course design for the 5K Run/Walk which is slated for Saturday, Sept. 11.  

Scott Jasper, executive board member of Sherry’s Run, who heads up operations for the event, “We feel very fortunate that each year our attendance at Sherry’s Run doubles. Last year we had over 3,200 participants. To say the least we had a few growing pains. Since then we have been diligently working to enhance the 5K Run/Walk event.”

To respond to participants’ needs, the Sherry’s Run course committee has established a new course which will take the run to a new level.
TVA work to cause brief power outage for East Wilson County Sunday morning
Tennessee Valley Authority will be performing some electrical work this weekend, causing some Middle Tennessee Electric members in eastern Wilson County – including Watertown – to be without power for a brief period Sunday morning, July 25.

The scheduled work will cause approximately 5,000 members to experience a short power outage, approximately 5 minutes in length, just after midnight Sunday.

Specifically, the affected locations will be east of Lebanon, south of Trousdale Ferry Pike to the southern Wilson County line and east of Linwood Road and Cedars of Lebanon Park to the eastern Wilson County line. The outage will also include the adjacent service locations in DeKalb and Smith counties.
Wilson jobless jumps 0.1 percent for June
From Post staff reports

Wilson County’s unemployment rate for June increased to 8.6 percent, a 0.1 jump from the May figure of 8.5.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released county jobless rates for June on Thursday.
Wilson County had a labor force of 58,490 in June with 53,480 of those employed. That left 5,010 unemployed, the department said.

General Sports

BR state at Eskew Field

By TOMMY BRYAN, sports editor
The Lebanon Lions Club Babe Ruth Baseball League will host the 15 year-old state tournament beginning today at Eskew Field in the Baird Park Complex. Host Lebanon will take on Johnson City in tonight’s 8 p.m. final game.

Tournament play in the double-elimination event begins at 12 Noon as Manchester takes on Lafayette, followed by Livingston vs. Elizabethton at 2:30 p.m. Tullahoma battles Giles County at 5 p.m. followed by the Lebanon - Johnson City matchup.

The tournament winner will advance to the Southeastern Regional Tournament Aug. 5 in Matthews, North Carolina. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for children aged 12-5 with youngsters under five admitted free.

The Lebanon 15s rolled through their district tournament, hammering host Livingston 10-0 in the finals. The Lions sent 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first -- scoring nine runs. Lebanon thumped Lafayette 14-4 Saturday as Zimmer Hunn drilled a walk-off grand slam home run.

The local squad opened tournament play with a 12-2 victory Friday over Livingston. Chase Meador ripped two doubles, scored twice and knocked in a run as Lebanon pounded out 13 hits.

Lebanon’s 14s open state tournament play today at 12 Noon in Winchester as they take on Columbia. The 14s won their district, defeating Cookeville 9-4 Sunday in McMinnville.

The Lebanon 13s, who won their district title 4-3 over Cookeville Sunday in Sparta, open state tournament play Saturday afternoon after drawing a first round bye.

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