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Showing 8 articles from September 12, 2012.

Telling Tales

My teenager myself

Wilson Living Magazine

My oldest child, a teenager now, gave me the most incredible gift recently. He agreed to spend the day with his mother shopping for new clothes, eating lunch and occasionally make eye contact with me. If you have boys of just about any age, you know what a BIG deal this really is. I was acting like a giddy teen in anticipation of spending one-on-one time with my first born.

The morning of our big day, I woke up early, finished a little work, did a load of laundry, got ready and waited for him to wake up so we could get the memory makin under way. So I waited and waited and waited. Could it be that he wasnt as excited about this as me?


Ask Ken Beck

Mary Badham remained close to her Mockingbird father

Dear Ken: What happened to the girl who played Scout in the movie To Kill a Mockingbird?

That was Mary Badham, 59, who played Gregory Pecks daughter in the 1962 movie, now celebrating its 50th anniversary. The native of Birmingham, Ala., lives with her husband on a farm near Richmond, Va. They raised a son and daughter. Over the past few years she has made appearances to talk about her experience of making the film, which was based on the novel by Harper Lee. Until his death, Peck continued to call her Scout and she called him Atticus. Badhams other movie credits include Lets Kill Uncle and This Property Is Condemned and 2005s Our Very Own, which was filmed in Shelbyville, Tenn. She also appeared in episodes of Dr. Kildare and The Twilight Zone.


General Lifestyle

Demolition derby fever

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=84|imageid=574|displayname=0|float=left}Doug Raines reigns as a master crasher

The Wilson Post

Not many guys like to fix up old cars so they can intentionally wreck them, but crashing into other clunkers serves as the game of choice for Lebanons Doug Raines, a demolition derby devotee.

Raines, 39, a partner in D & R Automotives, a car-repair business on Tennessee Boulevard, won more than $1,000 at the recent Wilson County Fair car crash circus and plans to run his two-door 1976 Impala in the Redneck Rumble demolition derby at 7 p.m., Saturday, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

I was 16 years old when I started running, said Raines, a Lebanon native and graduate of Lebanon High School. I always loved racing. Been around it all my life. My daddy dirt-track raced, and we went to watch my uncle who raced on asphalt. I started doing it because it was cheaper than running the round track, so I kept on doing it.


Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends - Sept. 12

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=20|imageid=572|displayname=0|float=left}By RAY POPE

The next time you spot a Bluebird, make sure of what you are getting to see. Of course our Eastern Bluebird has a blue back with a reddish breast, but what if the bird is blue all over ? Most likely you will be looking at an Indigo Bunting which is very similar in size and their territory may overlap. Just maybe, what if the "blue" bird has a thick beak like a Cardinal, and two brown wing bars to boot, you might be looking at a Blue Grosbeak. I am hoping that nobody would confuse these birds with a Bluejay as the Bluejay is a one of the first birds learned when starting to take up birdwatching.


"My Bid" by Joe Biddle

Vandy coach has work cut out for him

James Franklin has his work cut out for him.

He is not unlike every Vanderbilt football coach that has tried to unlock college footballs Rubiks cube.

I watched Franklin stand erect as a statue while a driving rain peppered him during the fourth quarter of the 23-13 non-conference loss to Northwestern.

Franklin refused to wear any raingear. He took the punishment, his eyes staring straight ahead.

His team is now off to a dreaded 0-2 start and had chances to win both games.


General Sports

CU sweeps golf tournament

Botts is low medalists
GEORGETOWN, KY -- Lebanon native Ryan Botts backed up his 65 with a one-over par 73 to win low medalist honors and Austin Garrett posted the low score of the day with a 68 to place second, as Cumberland won its first event of the academic year by 28 shots Tuesday at the Bluegrass Fall Classic.

FCS volleyball stands 21-0

MURFREESBORO -- Friendship Christians volleyball team improved to 21-0 following Mondays tri-match sweep of Franklin and Oakland High.

WC volleyball hosts Fall Fling

GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central (11-3 / 5-1 in 9AAA) will host the annual Fall Fling Volleyball Tournament Friday and Saturday. Pool play begins 4 p.m. Friday, with the last games of the evening at 9 p.m. Pool play will resume Saturday at 9 a.m. with another round of pool play folowed by the elimination phase of tournament starting at 3 p.m. Ticket prices will be $5 Friday night and $6 Saturday.

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