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Showing 10 articles from August 14, 2012.


Daniel Floyd Barnes, 60

A celebration of life will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Barnes, 60, of Lebanon.
Known as "Biggen to his friends and family, he died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the service.
Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James Thomas "Tom" Jones, 71

Graveside services with military honors will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens for Mr. Jones, 71, of Mt. Juliet.

Retired from CSX Railroad , he died Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

Margaret Anderson Davidson, 78

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Davidson, 78, of Lebanon. Born in Springfield, she died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Lafayette.

Visitation Wednesday after 9 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Maurice Durante Dobson, 54

Funeral services will be held 12 Noon, Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Corona Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet for Mr. Dodson, 54, of Mt. Juliet. He died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.


"My Bid" by Joe Biddle

Tiger not the same anymore

With each passing Major golf tournament, the odds of Tiger Woods passing Jack Nicklaus as the all-time leader in Major championships grow longer.

This is not the Tiger that once had the PGA Tour by the tail.

This is not the Tiger Woods that, when he showed up at a Major, everyone in the field didnt think they were playing for second. They knew it.

Woods has been possessed with becoming the all-time leader in winning Major tournaments.

There are only four a year the Masters, U.S. and British Opens and the PGA Championship.

This year, Woods failed to register a single round under par on weekend rounds in all four Majors.


General News

Go green for Sherry's Run

Sherrys Run lime-green bows on sale for $10

Sherrys Run is painting the town green with the signature lime-green color and famous flip-flops. Sherrys Run supporters are encouraged to Paint the Town Green by purchasing lime green bows for $10 each.

Sherrys Run Lime Green Bow Committee Chair Debbie Lamberson and her committee work tirelessly preparing the bows. Committee members are Vicki Cook, Pam West, Pam Cooksey and Lisa Noble.

Paint The Town Green by attaching a Sherrys Run Bow to your door or mailbox at your home and/or office. You may order Sherrys Run Bows by contacting Lamberson at rugrat2594@aol.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You may also order them by going to or by completing the GREEN BOW order form in each Sherrys Run Enrollment Packet and dropping that in the mail.

MJ man arrested for domestic assault

A Mt. Juliet man was arrested Sunday for Domestic Assault and also decommissioned from the Metro-Nashville Police Department due to his arrest.

Albert Ridgeway, 36, of 111 Cedarwood Court, Mt. Juliet, was arrested Sunday, Aug. 12, for allegedly pushing his girlfriend down several times during an argument at his home. The victim reported the incident to the Mt. Juliet Police Department.

Ridgeway was booked into the Wilson County Jail Sunday and released Monday on $1,000 bond. He is expected to appear in court on Sept. 12.

Register for LPDs Citizens Police Academy

In an effort to educate and inform the community, the City of Lebanon, in partnership with the Lebanon Police Department, is providing residents and business owners a voluntary Citizens Police Academy.

The six-week program includes lectures and presentations, as well as hands-on activities to teach and inform its participants the many facets of law enforcement and introduces them to the police department that serves them.

The stimulating and informative program will give each enrollee a better sense of the LPD and the issues concerning everyday operations. Citizens will also have a better understanding of their role in the Community Oriented Policing philosophy, officials said.

Train collides with truck, no one injured

The Wilson Post

No one was injured in a collision between a train and a semi truck in Lebanon Tuesday afternoon after the truck driver reportedly said the train did not sound its horn as it crossed Briskin Lane.

Lebanon Police Officer Steve Green said a Peterbilt semi truck driven by Douglas Vonier, 29, of Vienna, Ga., was traveling west on Briskin Lane when it was struck by a Nashville & Eastern train traveling north.

According to Vonier, he heard no horn from the train, Green said. There are just crossing signs that basically act as yield signs. There are no crossing arms or signals at the crossing.

Vote on 22-cent county property tax hike soon

The Wilson Post

A property tax increase was approved by the Wilson County Commission Budget Committee last week, which gives raises to county employees, funding for school building projects and aims to strengthen the countys general fund, all with a 22-cent increase.

The new tax rate would be set at $2.72 if approved by the full commission on Monday, Aug. 27, at its next meeting. The current rate is $2.50.

It is still the commissions decision, said County Mayor Randall Hutto. They could decide to do nothing, they could whittle it down even more. But they have a tough decision to make.

In two budget meetings during the past two weeks, members of the committee discussed how to increase the countys general fund balance on the advice of Finance Director Aaron Maynard.

If you do nothing this year, youll have to do something next year, which means increasing property taxes or cutting the general fund, Maynard told the budget committee in a recent meeting.

Maynard said he would like to see the general fund maintain at least a $6 million balance in order to cover operating expenses for two months in the event of an emergency. However, he noted getting $6 million in the fund would be a gradual process.

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