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Showing 4 articles from March 31, 2011.


Harold Hallman, 89
WATERTOWN -- Graveside services with military honors were held Thursday, March 31 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery for Mr. Hallman, 89, of the Statesville Community.
A Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, he died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro.
Mr. Hallman worked in construction and was a Methodist in belief.
Survivors include: his wife of 67 years Ruth Rollins Hallman of Statesville; daughter Connie McPeak of Statesville; daughter-in-law, Linda Hallman of Sevierville; grandchildren Jeremy (Beth) McPeak of Statesville, Lori (Dan) Major of Norene, Shannon Parker of Watertown and Jeff Hallman of Statesville; grandchildren's mother Kendra Hallman of Statesville; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons, Collin and Carson Donald; brother Joe Hallman of South Carolina and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Dewayne "Skeeter" Hallman; parents Silas and Etme Hallman; siblings Louise Stone, Davis and Silas Hallman, Jr.
Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.
Hillard Odene Lawrence, 88
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, March 31 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Lawrence, 88, of Watertown.
A US Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Lawrence died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Summit medical Center.
Retired from Kraft Foods and TRW Ross Gear, Mr. Lawrence was born in DeKalb County to the late James Leslie Lawrence and Mary Yates Lawrence.
He was a graduate of Liberty High School, a member of the Shop Springs Baptist Church and a 50-year member of Comer Lodge No. 417 F&AM.
Services were conducted by Rev. Carl Price and Dr. David Briscoe. Burial was at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: wife Geneva Granstaff Lawrence of Watertown; sons Hugh Mathis (Linda) Lawrence of Smithville and Steven Hill (Carol) Lawrence of Chicago, IL; and step-son James Robert (Peggy Gabriel) Trammel along with four grandchildren.
Pallbearers: Jimmy Morgan, Jimbo Robertson, Roy Walker, Wilson Cowan, Bobby Fisher and Eddie Mathis.
Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

General Lifestyle

King of the (ICU) Hill

Southside's Danny Hill stomps out student apathy

Special to The Wilson Post
Seven years ago this spring Southside Elementary School Principal Danny Hill went to war.

The enemy?  Student apathy.

He developed a battle strategy that he named ICU (intensive care unit), and by communicating with a schoolwide list to track missing student assignments, Hill has systematically and powerfully reformed the learning process at his school and dozens of others.

The foundation for this budding paradigm shift is built upon the theme of every student completing every assignment. That means that no zeros are recorded in the grade books. The results are more learning, higher test scores and less negative behaviors.

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General News

Wicks to play NSS post-race concert Saturday, April 23
LEBANON -- Nashville To You recording artist Chuck Wicks will play a live post-race concert immediately following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, April 23, 2011. The race is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. The concert is free to all April 23 race ticket holders.
Wicks hails from the small town of Smyrna, Del., and getting to where he is today hasn't come easily. Although he took the country music format by storm in 2008 with his Top 5 debut single, "Stealing Cinderella," and his Top 15 follow-up hit, "All I Ever Wanted," he continues to work hard to develop his craft.
He spent several years paying his dues by parking cars and writing songs, while apprenticing with some of country music's top songwriters. His hard work eventually paid off, as he began to tour relentlessly, including the entire 2008 Brad Paisley Tour. In 2009, his appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars earned him even more national recognition.
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