Fall is in full swing…
By ANGEL KANE
Next Wednesday, September 22nd, marks the first day of Autumn and if you were out and about this past weekend, you know that fall is in full swing in Middle Tennessee. And there is no better place to celebrate the fall than outdoors!
This weekend there are many events that will keep you busy- enjoying both the weather as well as your neighbors.
SCREAMING EAGLE REFLECTS ON 1944
By KEN BECK, Special to The Wilson Post
WOODBURY — In the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944, 22-year-old Andy Haines jumped out the doorway of a twin-engine C-47 and plunged into darkness. As he floated down to France to confront the Nazi war machine, he knew his world would never be the same.
“Nineteen-forty-four was the most important year of my life. I got married and jumped on D-Day,” says Haines, 88, who, with his wife, Jane, has made his home for the past seven years a few miles outside of Woodbury.
In their front yard, a flagpole supports an American flag that waves in the afternoon wind. Fluttering just below the Stars and Stripes is a second flag, a symbol of the 101st Airborne.
1,122 UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
LEBANON -- The numbers are in, and Cumberland University has welcomed the largest undergraduate student body to campus in the school’s history. Despite the troubled economy, Cumberland University has enrolled a record number of undergraduate students for the 2010-2011 academic year. As of Sept. 14, a total of 1,122 undergraduate students were enrolled in classes for the fall semester.
“We’re getting bigger because we’re getting better,” said Dr. Harvill Eaton, president of Cumberland University. “We’re working hard to upgrade our programs, our faculty, and our facilities.”
By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post
MT. JULIET — Whether it’s because of the cost it would take to remove them, because it is Tennessee state law to stop at red lights, or because the contracts were not thoroughly read or understood, red light cameras will remain in Mt. Juliet for the time being.
Mt. Juliet City Commission did not approve a resolution Monday to alter or eliminate the red light camera program, a resolution sponsored by Mayor Linda Elam. She was the only person to vote in favor of it. Elam said she knew the resolution “would not be popular” with commissioners, but she has been “complaining privately behind the scenes about the cameras and right turns on red and publically for four or five months.”
She said the commission was “sold” on the cameras for the purpose of reducing the number of T-bone wrecks, and while she believes they can be an effective deterrent “there’s not that many in Mt. Juliet and not many tickets to be concerned with.” She said she was getting many complaints from citizens about receiving citations for right turns on red lights.