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General News

At-large dog leads to citation for man

The Wilson Post

Andy Poston is set to appear in Lebanon City Court on Wednesday, July 10 after being cited for violating Lebanon Municipal Code 10-204 for allegedly allowing his dog to run at large.

Lebanon Police first responded to a call about a dog running at large in the area of Brockten Street and Washington Drive around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and after investigation, determined that the animal was owned by Poston who resides at 703 Washington Drive.

Poston was also involved in an incident that occurred on Wednesday, May 22, when his Great Pyrenees attacked Jane Counts, 50, of Lebanon.

Counts had been walking her Boston terrier on Washington Drive, near her residence on Brockten Street, when she was mauled by the dog, sustaining injuries to both of her legs, her arm and arm pit areas. She was treated for her injuries at University Medical Center.

The Great Pyrenees was voluntarily turned over by Poston to Lebanon Animal Control to be euthanized.

According to police reports, Poston admitted that his dog had been running at large on Tuesday. Counts was also mentioned as a witness to the incident.

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Commission to oversee major purchases

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Commission voted Monday night to stop any purchase over $10,000 without first going before a committee.

The motion was made by District 15 Commissioner Mike Justice, who explained that some line items currently going through were as expensive as a truck and that commissioners needed to get a handle on the situation.

We are trying to give our county employees a raise, but we cant do that because we have trouble handling the money that we have. I cant be expected to have control on a budget if I cant control the spending, he said. I am trying to take care of county employees as best as I can.

The motion was seconded by District 13 Commissioner Clint Thomas and passed with a vote of 17-5, with Commissioners Becky Siever, Billy Rowland, Eugene Murray, Wendell Marlow and Bernie Ash voting no and Commissioners Frank Bush, Adam Bannach and Paul Abercrombie absent.

Finance Director Aaron Maynard said that a few departments do not have a committee to go through. Commissioners decided that in those circumstances, the purchase would go through the Budget Committee.

Former Co. Executives recognized
Serving ones county is no minor feat. Each day, elected officials make heavy decisions that will impact the future of Wilson County and these individuals deserve to be recognized, and as such, individuals who have held the title of Chief Executive Officer in Wilson County were honored at the Monday night meeting of the County Commission.

A history of the position, researched by Wilson County Archives Director Linda Granstaff and historian Norma Walker, with excerpts from The History of Wilson County by Frank Burns, was shared at the meeting.

According to information, the role of Chief Executive Officer was first referred to as County Judge and created by a private legislative act in 1915. J.N. Adams was the first man to be appointed Wilson County Judge by the Wilson County Quarterly Court in 1915.

Following his death, the office was held by E.G. Walker until 1940. Samuel Gilreath and Turner S. Evans followed.

Three of the gentlemen who formerly served and are still living were invited to the front of the room to be recognized, including Don Simpson, who served from 1974 to 1994; Val Kelley, who served from 1994 and 1998; and Robert Dedman, who served from 1998 until 2010.

During Dedmans second term as County Executive, the title changed to County Mayor. Mayor Randall Hutto was elected to serve in the position in 2010 and is currently in the third year of his four-year-term.

The portraits will be placed on the first floor where they may be seen by the public.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at

MJ broker pleads guilty to wire fraud

Debbie Foust, 60, of Mt. Juliet, a real estate broker and former owner of Century 21 Music City, pleaded guilty Monday, June 17in U.S. District Court, to one count of wire fraud, announced David Rivera, acting U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

The charge arises from Fousts scheme to defraud her clients of funds provided as a down payment for a purchase of commercial real estate.

Singletary plays Jammin

Thursday onLebanons Public Square
County music artist Daryle Singletary headlined Jammin With the General Thursday evening, June 20 on the Lebanon Square.

Daryle Singletary performed his country music hits for the crowdat the second Jammin With the General event on the Lebanon Public Square. Singletarys new CD is called, Rockin in the Country, from E1 Music.

photo by RICHIE BOUTON / The Wilson Post

Singletary, who is originally from Georgia, is no stranger to performing in Wilson County. He also sang the National Anthem for a ceremony at McClain Christian Academy in May 2012.


General Sports

Around the local links

51 wins Tee It Up For Sean scramble
The team of Josh Holbert, Matt Gallant, Ryan Botts and Casey Moore shot a scramble score of 51 to win the championship flight of Mondays eighth annual Tee It Up For Sean Memorial Golf Tournament at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club.

Tournament namesake Sean Putman, son of Troy and Beth Putman, died August 20, 2005 at the age of eight after a lengthy fight with cancer.

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