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Historic organization wants to save old home

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Historic Lebanon Tomorrow is hoping to put off the possible demolition of an historic home on West Main Street known as the Partee home, in order to make way for an office building.

Kim Parks, chairperson of the Historic Lebanon Tomorrow Board of Directors, said the home was built in the 1890s and the organization, along with a few concerned citizens want to see the home preserved, or at least, in the future, see a new historic zoning that will protect some of Lebanons oldest homes.

The home at 233 West Main Street, which is next to the Robert L. Caruthers home housing Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, is one of Lebanons oldest homes and has housed local businesses for nearly 20 years.

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Hydrant fills rural water need

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

STATESVILLE If you live within a local city limits or in an area where public water is pumped into your home, it probably doesnt cross your mind that rural households in Wilson County have a limited or no source for sanitary drinking water.

In Statesville, District 9 County Commissioner Sara Patton and several local clubs have found a creative solution by using a fire hydrant meter, allowing rural residents in Wilson County who do not have access to public water to get all they need from the Water and Wastewater Authority of Wilson County.

The very rural areas dont have water, Patton said, noting that many households in her district pump water from creeks, ponds or springs. A lot of them dont have any sanitary water.

The new town well as Patton called it, is a single fire hydrant next to the Statesville fce club, also known as the Statesville Home Administration, located on Statesville Main Street.

Patton and Water and Wastewater Authority Executive Director Chris Leauber worked out a contract to where a meter could be attached to the hydrant and individuals could pay to pump water directly from the public system.

Sara has been very innovative, Leauber said. He pointed out that only local emergency services personnel are allowed access to fire hydrants, except under circumstances where a contract is signed and a meter is placed on a hydrant.

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Lebanon Airport tabs grant

Lebanon Municipal Airport has been awarded a state grant of $135,000 that will be combined with a local match of $15,000 for a total of $150,000 for engineering design and construction of a runway, taxiway and apron asphalt sealing.

The local airport was one of nine in Tennessee that were chosen to receive federal and/or state aeronautics grants totaling more than $8 million, said officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The grants are made available through TDOTs Aeronautics Division which administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of Tennessees diverse public aviation system.

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Lebanon man donates $10,000 to Relay for Life

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The Wilson Post

Lebanon resident Raymond Hunter lost his son David to pancreatic cancer almost a year ago, and Thursday afternoon he donated $10,000 to Relay for Life in hopes the money can be used to cure the disease that has claimed countless lives.

Hunter, 84, lives on Mann Road and his son David, was a healthy man, until being diagnosed with cancer in January 2011, and passing away five months later at age 45. Hunter said David was blind, but he was far from helpless.

Hes been gone a year and I miss him something terrible, but he was a gift to me from Almighty God, Hunter said of his son.

Hunter recalled how his son would walk the curving lanes of Mann Road and never lost his way. How he memorized the Bible and the Sermon on the Mount, which he recited on the shores of the Sea of Galilee when he and Raymond visited the Holy Land.

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Local Habitat for Humanit to merge with Greater Nashville

Danny Herron, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, announces the July 1 merger of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville with Habitat for Humanity of Wilson County, making Wilson the newest Division of Habitat of Greater Nashville, joining Davidson, Dickson and Cheatham counties in serving families across the region.

The goal of the merger is to help more families break the generational bonds of poverty through homeownership, allowing more families to be helped through the implementation of a shared services model, creating operating efficiencies and deploying the related cost savings into serving more Wilson County families. Through the standardization of support services, Wilson County staff will be better able to focus on mission-critical functions in their community such as fundraising, volunteer management and family recruitment, Herron noted.

We are excited to be working with Tory and his very capable staff. Standardizing procedures for greater efficiency and productivity helps all of us serve more families. Habitat Wilson is doing so many great things in the community, and we are looking forward to the exchange of ideas and the ability to provide additional support to further our collective mission, Herron said.

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Operation Dry Water set this weekend

Wilson County Sheriff's Department announces that it will be participating in Operation Dry Water Friday through Sunday, June 22-24, a nationwide campaign aimed at Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement.

The goal is to reduce alcohol- and drug-related injuries and deaths.

Operation Dry Water is held the weekend before the July 4th holiday with its aim to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak of the boating season.

Operation Dry Water began in 2009 and is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

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General Sports

'Tee It Up For Sean' winners

Scorecard playoffs were needed to determine the winning team in all three flights of the Monday, June 18 seventh annual installment of the Tee It Up For Sean Golf Tournament at Lebanons Five Oaks Golf & Country Club.

The team of Mark Presley, Hal Barnes, Dennis White and Mike Dover shot a 54 to take top honors in the championship flight.

The team of Bob Pack, Stan Pack, Rob Pack and Larry Oakley won the second flight with a score of 59.

Third flight winners with a 64 were Charles Cantrell, Clint Luttman, Matt Johnson and Buddy Johnson.

Proceeds go to the Sean Putman Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cumberland University.

For more information, visit www.seanputman.com

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