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Showing 15 articles from January 12, 2012.


Harold Arthur "Scottie" Gee, Jr., 38

A celebration of life for Mr. Gee will be 12 Noon Saturday, Jan. 14 at Vine Baptist Church.
Mr. Gee, 38, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lt. Col. James Richard "Dick" Colby, 94

HERMITAGE -- James Richard "Dick" Colby, Lt. Colonel US Army retired died Jan. 9, 2012 at age 94. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 in the McKendree Village Chapel.

He was born, raised and educated in Wisconsin. Preceded in death by his nine year old son, Larry; parents and first wife of 37 years Helen.

Survived by wife of 30 years, Margaret Arnold Colby, sons, Ron (Sharon) and Don (Rhonda), grandchildren, Anna, Drew, Austin & Jennifer; one great grandson, Isaac; sister, Virginia Anderson of Eau Clair, Wisconsin.

Dick was a graduate of Officers' Candidate School Medical Corps, West Point and served six years active duty in the Army during WW II in both Asian and European theaters and 17 years in Ready Army Reserve duty.

He was employed as an account manager for the NCR Corp. for 30 years. He served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross for 10 years on disaster duty.

He served two terms as chapter president of the Retired Officers' Association and one term as state president. He was a past member of American Legion Post 5 Band and the community concert band, Sons of the American Revolution, Colonial Wars, The Society of Founders and Patriots of America, The Retired Officers' Association and Military Officers' Association of America.

He was a member of Andrew Price United Methodist Church and served as an officer and choir member. He was a resident and active volunteer of McKendree Village.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Dick's honor to McKendree Village designate Golden Cross Fund.

Condolences can be offered at

Arrangements by Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Old Hickory.

Mary S. Jones, 82

Mrs. Jones, 82, of Mt. Juliet died Jan. 10, 2012.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements in the care of Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Neal David Martin, 59

Mr. Martin, 59, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at University Medical Center.
Mr. Martin chose to be cremated. No services are planned at this time.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Reba Peach, 42

Ms. Peach, 42, Lebanon, died Jan. 10, 2012.
A celebration of life service is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, Hwy. 100, Nashville.
Harpeth Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Telling Tales

New YearNew YouWho says?
As I sat with friends at dinner on New Years Eve, the conversation turned to Carolines mothers heated mattress pad.

She just loves it. Turns it on about an hour before bed and hasnt missed a night in years.

The New Years Eve festivities continued, but for me, the idea of a heated mattress, seemed outstanding, unbelievable . and completely unfathomable that I had never heard of it before!

I liken it to when Bill Gates first saw Steve Jobs iPod!


Wilson Living

Wilson Living Today, January 19, 2012

Country music recording star, Tracey Lawrence has a magic touch. Lawrence, who is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Wilson Living, reveals to readers all the reasons he loves Wilson County. Apparently everyone wants to read all about it because the January/February edition is nearly sold out after only 12 days on newsstand shelves. So we send a big Thank You to Mr. Lawrence and his beautiful family for sharing their story.


General Lifestyle

Larry the Cable Guy continues to Git-R-Done

The Blue Collar Comedy crew member who goes by the name of Larry the Cable Guy begins a new coast to coast road trip finding fascinating people and places in the U.S.A. as he begins season two of Only in America!

This go round, the Cable Guy, who was born Daniel Whitney in Pawnee, Neb., first hits Alaska during moose season and helps troopers to catch illegal hunters, learns some sexy moose calls and chats with Sarah Palins father, who shows him an eye-popping collection of hunting memorabilia.

Nashville Lawn & Garden show coming soon
The 23rd annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, Thursday, March 1, through Sunday, March 4, will celebrate the timeless appeal, importance and fun of gardening.

Gardens Past, Present & Future is the theme in 2012 for Tennessees largest and most popular annual gardening event staged at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.

News you can use: Prevent Accidental Poisoning

Every year poisonings result in nearly 900,000 visits to emergency rooms.The overwhelming majority of poisonings occur at home.As consumers, we buy more than a quarter of a million different household products materials used in and around the home for medication, cleaning, cosmetic purposes, exterminating insects, and killing weeds.These items are valuable, but misuse especially when used in inappropriate applications or quantities can cause illness, injury, and even death.


Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends - January 11, 2012

As much as my left hand is almost hurting constantly, my mind tries to shut out the pain so I can type out a new bird story for you all. There is no way that I can say thanks to you all for your thoughts and prayers as words do not possess the thoughts strong enough for it. I'm still here, and that does count for something.


General News

LSSD, Wilson Co. & FCS closed Friday

Lebanon Special School District and Wilson County Schools as well as Friendship Christian Schoolwill be closed Friday, Jan. 13 due to weather concerns. Students will also be out of school Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

WEATHER ALERT -- As temperatures continue to fall through the twenties overnight, snowfall across the area will likely result in slick road conditions.

Locations may experience a thin coating of glazed ice which develops on roadway surfaces. This is commonly refered to as "Black Ice" which is very difficult to see and can result in hazardous driving conditions.

Motorist are urged to drive with caution to slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination. Remember that black ice covered roadways can be very difficult to see.

MJ's Hagerty honors local mentors

Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty presented an official proclamation to Big Brothers Big Sisters in recognition of Mentoring Month and the significant contributions made by Mt. Juliets mentoring volunteers who positively impact the entire community.

The official presentation was made on Monday, Jan. 9, during the Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting.National Mentoring Month is a celebration honoring local volunteers who serve as positive role models to children and encouraging others to step up and do their part to help a child overcome adversity and realize their full potential as adults.

Roy Bailey History Center to host second annual MLK Celebration

The Roy Bailey African American Museum and History Center will sponsor a brunch to the second annual Martin Luther King Celebration Saturday, Jan. 21, at New Christian Life Church in Lebanon.

The event will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with brunch followed by a special program. In addition to celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the program will acknowledge Wilson County clergy members and honor Lebanon sanitation employees.
Wilson Board of Education defers cooperative agreement
Wilson County Board of Education deferred entering into the Clinch-Powell Educational Cooperative after expressing a few concerns, in order to receive sample bids from the co-op to see whether it would benefit the school system.

In December, the board asked Director of Schools Mike Davis to send a list of items the system regularly purchases from vendors to Clinch-Powell to compare prices. Davis said during Monday nights meeting that information was not sent and a representative of Clinch-Powell said the request had not been made.

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