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Political parties and local elections, a recipe for disaster

One of the reasons I wanted to become a journalist is because it affords me the opportunity to learn something new every day. This was driven home recently while doing research for my column in the September/October issue of Wilson Living Magazine, which by the way will be out this Friday, Aug. 30, so be sure and pick up a copy.

While compiling a list of offices up for election next year in Macon, Smith, Wilson and Trousdale counties, I learned something new and I have to admit somewhat troubling.

Did you know that any in-county election may become a partisan race subject to a primary election if called for by either the Democratic or Republican Party? This was definitely news to me, because I thought all countywide constitutional offices were non-partisan races. Not so.

According to the State Election Commission, 52 of Tennessees 95 counties held a May primary in 2010. Of those 52 counties, both Republicans and Democrats held primaries in 31 of the counties, while only Democrats called for them in 13 and only Republicans called for them in eight.

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General News

A recipe for disaster

By AMELIA MORRISON HIPPS
The Wilson Post

OPINION -- One of the reasons I wanted to become a journalist is because it affords me the opportunity to learn something new every day. This was driven home recently while doing research for my column in the September/October issue of Wilson Living Magazine, which by the way will be out this Friday, Aug. 30, so be sure and pick up a copy.

While compiling a list of offices up for election next year in Macon, Smith, Wilson and Trousdale counties, I learned something new and I have to admit somewhat troubling.

Did you know that any in-county election may become a partisan race subject to a primary election if called for by either the Democratic or Republican Party? This was definitely news to me, because I thought all countywide constitutional offices were non-partisan races. Not so.

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I Beat Biddle week 1 picks

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General Sports

Franklin headed to Vandy

Wilson Central's junior lefty
EXCLUSIVE -- Clearing the decks to concentrate on his final two years of high school, Wilson Centrals A.J. Franklin has verbally committed to continue his education and baseball career at Vanderbilt University.

A junior at Wilson Central, Franklin attended the prestigious 2013 High School Prospect Camp at Vanderbilt University in July and was selected as the "Pitcher of the Week" by members of the VU coaching staff.

Vandy head coach Tim Corbin apparently like what he saw, made a scholarship and the left-handed pitcher promptly accepted.

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TTU runs past Bulldogs

COOKEVILLE -- Tennessee Tech rolled up 505 yards in total offense in a dominating 63-7 victory over Cumberland Thursday night at Tucker Stadium.

The outmanned Bulldogs (0-1), ranked No. 25 in the preseason NAIA poll, trailed 14-0 early in the second quarter before Nashville's Ladarious Vanlier changed the game completely. The sophomore broke through the right side for a 52-yard touchdown run early in the period after a CU punt.

On the ensuing possession, the diminutive speedster picked up a bouncing punt near his own goal line, went right toward the sideline, then back left through a gaping hole. Punter Tyler Emmetts had a chance to make a tackle just over midfield, but was unable to pull down Vanlier, who set a Tech school-record for longest punt return, going 93 yards.

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