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Amazon taking applications starting today

Local jobseekers can start applying today at the Tennessee Career Center for jobs at Amazon's Lebanon fulfillment center, as well as the center in Murfreesboro as the company looks to fill several hundred full-time positions.

The new fulfillment centers fill customer orders from Amazon.com and many third-party sellers that use Amazon fulfillment. The company is working with the Career Center to conduct initial screenings to fill positions. Interviews are expected to begin right away and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The Lebanon center is expected to begin operations this fall.

Amazon is seeking warehouse associates to pack and ship orders with ideal candidates possessing a strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and a commitment to customer service as it relates to product fulfillment. Warehouse associates are expected to understand all aspects of production and adhere to strict safety, quality and production standards.

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Charges filed in high-speed pursuit

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A woman was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit that began in Lebanon and ended when her vehicle flipped off the road in Rutherford County.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said his department received a call from Cash Express at 224 West Main Street, regarding Christina Mathieson, 36, of College Grove in Williamson County, had an outstanding warrant in Williamson County for a check violation.

Bowen said Officers Jason Bringhurst and Lt. Brent Willett made contact with Mathieson at the Cash Express. When Mathieson refused to exit her vehicle, Bowen said she put her 2005 Toyota Camry in reverse and dragged Bringhurst across the parking lot.

Upon exiting the parking lot, Bowen said she almost hit Willett as well.

Bringhurst and Willett returned to their patrol cars and pursued Mathieson, who Bowen said was driving through yards to avoid the officers.

Mathieson then traveled westbound on State Route 840 with officers of the Lebanon Police Department and Wilson County Sheriffs Department deputies in pursuit. Speeds on the roadway reportedly reached in excess of 100 mph.

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Journalist Shannon White to speak on aging parents

Two-time Emmy-nominated TV journalist Shannon A. White, will give a special presentation Tuesday, Aug. 7, on how to handle certain conversations with aging parents at Cumberland University's Baird Chapel.

The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. with a book-signing following the presentation. White's bookThe Invisible Conversations With Your Aging Parentsis a tool to aid adult children in talking with their parents about issues such as writing a will, estate planning, insurance and more.

There will also be a chance for those in attendance to ask questions.

The event's sponsors include Southern Manor Living Centers, LLC, River Stone Wealth Management, Farm Bureau Insurance, Hampton Inn, All About Care non-medical home care, RMA Attorneys at Law, Alive Hospice, PharmaCare, Senior Life Options.

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