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Valarie "Val" Joy Eaton, 59

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 at Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home for Ms. Eaton, 59, of Lebanon.

A native of Watertown and astandout slowpitch softball player, Ms. Eaton died Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Lebanon's University Medical Center.


General News

Brothers charged in Lebanon narcotics seizure

The Wilson Post

Lebanon Police Department arrested two brothers Thursday on drug charges and one for unlawful possession of a firearm after Narcotics Detectives, LPD SWAT team and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at a home where it was believed the men were selling narcotics.

Reginald Jackson, 51, and Geary Jackson Sr., 56, both of 615 Cleveland Street, were arrested in the raid yesterday at their residence. Reginald Jackson was charged with Sell of a Schedule II substance.

Geary Jackson was charged with Unlawful Possession of a firearm by a felon, Unlawful Possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, Possession of a Schedule III for resale, Simple Possession of a Schedule II and Simple Possession of a Schedule VI substance and drug paraphernalia.

County to cut wheel tax sticker on plates

Will save county $5,000 annually

The Wilson Post

Next year local residents will no longer receive a sticker for their license plate to prove they paid the county wheel tax and County Clerk Jim Goodall said the new resolution passed by County Commission will save money.

On Monday squires approved the resolution 23-1 with District 12 Commissioner Billy Rowland as the only opposing vote.

This was done successfully in Sumner County a few years ago and has been adopted by several other counties, Goodall said. State law allows for counties to eliminate the local wheel tax sticker.

Isaac may rain on Labor Day weekend

The Wilson Post

Tropical Storm Isaac began making its presence known in the Wilson County area Thursday as patchy, cirrus clouds moved in early in the day and bringing some rainfall by late afternoon.

The clouds and rainfall were among the outer bands of the large-in-size storm that made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane along the Louisiana Gulf Coast on Tuesday. As the storm was making its way into the Gulf a few days earlier, Hurricane Hunters reported it was some 600 miles across in diameter. Category 1 hurricanes have winds 74-95 mph, according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.

Middle Tennessee will be spared much of the torrential rainfall that occurred along the Gulf Coast some places received 15 inches or more of rain but Wilson County could see upwards of 2 inches during the next five days as a result of Isaac.

That was the word Thursday from Trevor Boucher, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory.

TDOT to halt road work for weekend

Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday weekend beginning at noon, today, through 6 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Wilson County residents who travel to and fro on Interstate 40, including the stretch of roadway between the Mt. Juliet Road overpass to the other side of Highway 109 where a road widening project is now under way, will find alternating lane closures eastbound and westbound from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 4-5.

The work is being done to set barrier rail. One lane will remain open in each direction.

The Labor Day holiday marks the unofficial end of summer and is one of the busiest travel periods of the year, said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer.We want to ensure that the thousands of travelers using Tennessees roadways during this period arrive at their destinations quickly and safely without being impeded by road construction delays.

Vehicle testing to resume Sept. 4

All auto emissions testing centers in Sumner, Rutherford, Wilson and Williamson counties of Middle Tennessee will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.

These Middle Tennessee counties stations will resume testing on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at their regular scheduled hours.

Planning ahead helps keep waiting to a minimum, said Stuart Say, program manager for the Tennessee Vehicle Inspection program administered by Envirotest Systems. Its a good idea to take vehicles on Wednesdays and Thursdays when testing volume is usually light and to avoid testing in the final days of the month.

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