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"My Bid" by Joe Biddle

Exciting opening weekend of college football

I dont know about you, but this years opening week of college football is the most exciting I can remember.

In the SEC alone, there are a handful of games that will serve as trendsetters for the rest of the season.

Locally you have Vanderbilt hosting No. 9 ranked South Carolina at a Vanderbilt Stadium. The stadium has undergone the most off-season improvements since the early 1980s when Maryland opened the Commodores home schedule. It was an electric night capped by a Vanderbilt win.

Tonight you will see new lights. A state of the art scoreboard. New field turf. It wont take fans long to notice.

ESPN is televising the 6 p.m. start tonight. A blimp will be hovering overhead.

South Carolina has designs on winning the SEC East. A loss to Vanderbilt tonight will toss the Gamecocks out of the hen house.

Friday night in the Georgia Dome, Tennessee takes on ACC member N.C. State.


General News

Adopt A Precinct program a success in August

Wilson County Election Commission announced its Adopt A Precinct initiative, which began earlier this year, was a great success during the August election and is expected to deliver the same success in November.

The program was introduced to encourage community service groups to participate in Wilson County elections while providing an opportunity for the organizations to earn money for their projects.

We are excited and pleased with the response to the Adopt A Precinct program, said Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren. The organizations that partnered with us in August had good experiences and we look forward to working with them in future elections.

City plans mosquito spraying

City of Lebanon plans to do mosquito spraying on Tuesday, Aug. 28, weather permitting.

The make-up date will be Wednesday, Aug. 29.

LaGuardo Utility Board to hold special meeting

A special meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the LaGuardo Utility District will be held at3:30 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the Districts conference room located at its office located at 355 Woods Ferry Road, Lebanon.

The Board will review, consider and approve, if requested, certain reports of the District including the Forms CT-0253 and 8038-G to be filed with certain state and Federal Agencies relating to the Districts Interim Certificates of Indebtedness No. 2 and No. 3 issued in anticipation of the Districts $9 million revenue bond to be issued to provide financing for the Districts water treatment plant and related improvements and authorizing the execution and delivery of such other documents, instruments and certificates as may be presented to the Board in connection therewith.

Motorcycle wreck leaves 1 critical

The Wilson Post

An unidentified motorcycle operator is still in critical condition following a wreck in which the motorcycle was struck by another vehicle on Highway 70 in Lebanon.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said the motorcycle operator was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlight and urged motorists to be extra cautious around motorcycles.

Weve had two motorcycle fatalities since April 2011, he said. Its alarming weve had two cyclists killed in less than 18 months.

At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, LPD responded to an accident on Highway 70 at Horn Springs Road. The crash involved a 2007 Dodge Ram driven by Edmund C. Wolf Jr., from Hickman, and a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by a white female.

Overturned truck closes one lane of I-40

Update 12:28 p.m.-- Two lanes of traffic are open and one still closed on I-40 westbound just passed Highway 109 in Lebanon due to an overturned semi truck.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesperson Dalya Qualls, no other vehicles were involved in the incident. Emergency crews are currently off-loading the truck's cargo of coal ash, in order to clear the wreck. The far right lane remains closed.

Qualls said crews expect all lanes to be reopened by 2 p.m.

Reported earlier--An overturned tractor trailer on Interstate 40 just west of Highway 109 has westbound traffic slowed in Wilson County.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesperson Dalya Qualls, the overturned truck is located at mile marker 232 on the right shoulder. The right lane is closed at this time.

Qualls said the truck driver sustained minor injuries but refused transport to a hospital.

Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working on widening that area of the interstate.

Check back later as more details become available.

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