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Showing 7 articles from May 8, 2013.

General News

Citations issued in wreck

From Post staff reports

The driver of a vehicle which struck a utility pole on Coles Ferry Pike near Lebanon early Wednesday morning was cited for due care, financial responsibility and no driver license.

That is according to a report filed by the state trooper regarding the one-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 6:08 a.m., Wednesday, May 8.

There were no injuries reported.

The report said a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by Lisa Dyer, 43, of Lebanon, was traveling east on Coles Ferry Pike when it ran off the right side of the roadway and proceeded down an embankment where it struck a utility pole. The utility pole was reportedly split in two.

Dyer was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident. A passenger in the Blazer, Joseph Jutras, 21, was not wearing a seat belt, the report said.

Habitat Women Build kicks off

The Wilson Post

Sarah Caves dream of owning a home is about to come true as the 2013 Wilson County Habitat for Humanity Women Build kicks-off Saturday, May 11.

Caves applied to be a partner family for a Habitat home in 2012, after being encouraged to do so by a co-worker at Genesco who had purchased a Habitat home in Davidson County, and is thrilled to now be able to provide a safe and stable home for herself and her five children, McKensie, 6, Madison, 4, Nicholas, 3, Nathaniel,2, and her adopted daughter, Courtney, 15.

The groundbreaking on Caves new home will begin at 10 a.m. at the build site, located at 418 Alydar Drive, Watertown, Tennessee in the Keeneland Hills Subdivision. Women Build Coordinator Veronica Mallicoat said that it will be a day of fun for the entire family including games for all ages, live music and food.

The actual build starts May 31 on Fridays and Saturdays through June 22, she said. We are still in need of build volunteers. Anyone can contact me at 500-2042 or email at for more information.

Patton to serve as emcee at Phoenix Ball

From Post Staff Reports

Break out your evening gowns and black ties the Phoenix Ball is Lebanons night to shine.

It was announced yesterday that News 2 Weathercaster Lisa Patton, a native of Mt. Juliet, will serve as emcee for the 30th annual Phoenix Ball on Saturday, May 1. The event is attended annually by hundreds of prominent Middle Tennesseans to raise funds for Cumberland University scholarships and promises to be even better this year by returning to the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center with a late night party following the Ball.

Tickets for the Late Night Party only are $125 per person and include entrance into the Ballroom at 10:00 pm, late night buffet, dancing, full bar service, and music from DJ Louis Lee - one of Nashville's best DJs.

Tickets to the Phoenix Ball are $250 per guest. These tickets also include admission to the Late Night Party. Please contact Jenny Bennett at 615-547-1269 to purchase tickets or go to for more information.

Paving to disrupt W. Main traffic

Conrad Construction Company will be performing pavement restoration to the sewer cross-cuts in West Main Street in Lebanon from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., Wednesday through Friday, May 8-10.

There are various patches to be repaired on West Main. Traffic will be interrupted from Mitchell House Lane to Hammond Avenue.

This is in the vicinity of the Castle Heights campus down to the Lebanon / Wilson County Public Library.

Setterlund voted in as new director

The Wilson Post

Seating was limited but that didnt stop countless county residents from showing up at the Wilson County Board of Education meeting on Monday night to hear the results of the Director of Schools search that began in early March.

Parents, teachers, students and coaches lined the back of the main meeting room with many standing in the hallway as the board unanimously selected Dr. Tim Setterlund to replace current director Mike Davis when his contract expires on June 30. Board members authorized chairman Don Weathers to finalize contract negotiations with Setterlund which he said will take place this week.

Teachers to foot $750 insurance premiums

The Wilson Post

Wilson County School System teachers will begin paying an insurance premium of $750 per year or $37.50 per pay period in the 2013-2014 school year, effective July 1.

The motion was passed with a 3-2 vote at the May 6 meeting of the Wilson County Board of Education with board members Ron Britt, Wayne McNeese and Don Weathers voting yes and Greg Lasater and Bill Robinson voting no.

Tech center gets green light

The Wilson Post

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Director G.C. Hixson called the Wilson County School Boards decision to enter into an agreement with the Tennessee Board of Regents to create a career technical center a step in the right direction.

The board approved an agreement, subject to stipulations, on Monday night, said Chairman Don Weathers.

One of the conditions was to assume the responsibility for the students on that campus and also to meet a certain amount of curriculum requirements and assume responsibility for our building, he said of the TBR using the former Lebanon High School vocational facility.

Hixson said that the TBR anticipates spending $1 million on facility renovations in their first year with additional funding in the future. The board approved it with stipulations. The next meeting is in June. I think our County Attorney Mike Jennings will be charged with the status of those stipulations, he said. Hopefully by the next board meeting those concerns can be worked out.

Hixson, along with County Mayor Randall Hutto, believes that having a career technical center would be a plus in the Wilson County community. It gives a greater use for the facility over there, Hixson said.

Mayor Hutto added, I think it kind of completes us here in Wilson County because we have Cumberland University, we have jobs for people who dont want to go the post-secondary education route and this would give people that are in between an option.

I think it is a tremendous plus for our county and our citizens here that want to learn a skill that they can get from that particular facility. It is a great thing for business folks, too, Hutto said. They can go and say, We need welders or electricians or somebody who can work on computers- and send folks to that corporation. I am thankful that the TBR and the Board of Education are working together.

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