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Opinion

Why dont we let the school board raise taxes?

By AMELIA MORRISON HIPPS

Some things never seem to change in local government, specifically the annual struggle to strike a balance between the county commission and the Wilson County school system when it comes to adequate funding levels.

The new director of schools, Dr. Tim Setterlund, has publicly stated he hopes to improve things in this area by building trust through open communications with the commission and the public. I applaud him for taking this position and for recognizing that trust between the two parties is critical going forward.

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Why don't we let the school board raise taxes?

Some things never seem to change in local government, specifically the annual struggle to strike a balance between the county commission and the Wilson County school system when it comes to adequate funding levels.

The new director of schools, Dr. Tim Setterlund, has publicly stated he hopes to improve things in this area by building trust through open communications with the commission and the public. I applaud him for taking this position and for recognizing that trust between the two parties is critical going forward.

 

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General News

Better late than never

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Sherrys Run will accept onsite runners
Online registration has ended for the 10th annual Sherrys Run to be held Saturday; however, three registration opportunities are left for walkers and runners who wish to participate.

Event Co-Chair Tonyia Watson said registration will be available onsite across from the main branch of Wilson Bank & Trust on West Main and Castle Heights this Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The price to register on those days is $30 for walkers and $35 for runners who desire a time chip.

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Better late than never

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Sherrys Run will accept onsite runners
Online registration has ended for the 10th annual Sherrys Run to be held Saturday; however, three registration opportunities are left for walkers and runners who wish to participate.

Event Co-Chair Tonyia Watson said registration will be available onsite across from the main branch of Wilson Bank & Trust on West Main and Castle Heights this Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The price to register on those days is $30 for walkers and $35 for runners who desire a time chip.

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City holds Patriot Day event

The City of Lebanon and American Legion Post 15 will host a Patriot Day Commemoration on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

The event will open at 4 p.m., followed by a Veterans 5K at 5 p.m. Live music, food, a classic car cruise-in and pony rides will also be available, with the fireworks display to begin at 8 p.m.

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said Patriot Day gives the community an opportunity to recognize how Americans have preserved following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and honor our fallen heroes.

DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

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City holds Patriot Day event

The City of Lebanon and American Legion Post 15 will host a Patriot Day Commemoration on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

The event will open at 4 p.m., followed by a Veterans 5K at 5 p.m. Live music, food, a classic car cruise-in and pony rides will also be available, with the fireworks display to begin at 8 p.m.

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said Patriot Day gives the community an opportunity to recognize how Americans have preserved following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and honor our fallen heroes.

DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

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City holds Patriot Day event

The City of Lebanon and American Legion Post 15 will host a Patriot Day Commemoration on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

The event will open at 4 p.m., followed by a Veterans 5K at 5 p.m. Live music, food, a classic car cruise-in and pony rides will also be available, with the fireworks display to begin at 8 p.m.

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said Patriot Day gives the community an opportunity to recognize how Americans have preserved following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and honor our fallen heroes.

DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

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Committee OKs Veterans Park plan

By AMELIA MORRISON HIPPS
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Commissions Budget Committee nodded its approval to proceed with one construction project, while the offer to purchase another building was rescinded during the panels meeting last week.

The committee, at that meeting, approved using the final $600,000 payment from the sale of the old Mt. Juliet Elementary School for the Veterans Park.

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Committee OKs Veterans Park plan

By AMELIA MORRISON HIPPS
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Commissions Budget Committee nodded its approval to proceed with one construction project, while the offer to purchase another building was rescinded during the panels meeting last week.

The committee, at that meeting, approved using the final $600,000 payment from the sale of the old Mt. Juliet Elementary School for the Veterans Park.

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LPD, family searching for local girl

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Authorities are still looking for the 16-year-old Lebanon girl who allegedly ran away from home after 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said the department has three investigators working on the case to locate Deshon Lynn Crawford but currently do not have any credible information that would lead up to believe she is in danger.

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LPD, family searching for local girl

By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Authorities are still looking for the 16-year-old Lebanon girl who allegedly ran away from home after 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said the department has three investigators working on the case to locate Deshon Lynn Crawford but currently do not have any credible information that would lead up to believe she is in danger.

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TRW strikers approve contract

From Post staff reports

Employees who had been on strike at TRW in Lebanon were expected to return to work Wednesday night after voting to accept a new contract earlier in the day.

The United Auto Workers, Local 342 at TRW have been on strike since Sunday night, Aug. 25. The vote on the new contract was 255 in favor and 54 opposed.

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TRW strikers approve contract

From Post staff reports

Employees who had been on strike at TRW in Lebanon were expected to return to work Wednesday night after voting to accept a new contract earlier in the day.

The United Auto Workers, Local 342 at TRW have been on strike since Sunday night, Aug. 25. The vote on the new contract was 255 in favor and 54 opposed.

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TRW strikers approve contract

From Post staff reports

Employees who had been on strike at TRW in Lebanon were expected to return to work Wednesday night after voting to accept a new contract earlier in the day.

The United Auto Workers, Local 342 at TRW have been on strike since Sunday night, Aug. 25. The vote on the new contract was 255 in favor and 54 opposed.

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Why dont we let the school board raise taxes?

By AMELIA MORRISON HIPPS

Some things never seem to change in local government, specifically the annual struggle to strike a balance between the county commission and the Wilson County school system when it comes to adequate funding levels.

The new director of schools, Dr. Tim Setterlund, has publicly stated he hopes to improve things in this area by building trust through open communications with the commission and the public. I applaud him for taking this position and for recognizing that trust between the two parties is critical going forward.

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General Sports

Local sports in brief

Lazarus Project golf outing
The Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church will hold a golf benefit Saturday, Sept. 14 for the Lazarus Project -- a non-profit organization to aid those struggling with addiction, afflictions and life controlling issues. The scramble tournament will be played at Lebanons Hunters Point Golf Course with a 3:30 p.m. shotgun start. Nine holes will be played, followed by an evening meal. The final nine holes will be played with glow in the dark balls. Entry fee is $300 per four-member team. For more information, call the church office at 444-7453.

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Road closures set for Sherrys Run

Road closures have been announced for the 10th annual Sherrys Run 5K Run/Walk to be held Saturday, Sept. 14, in Lebanon.

We feel very fortunate that each year our attendance at Sherrys Run increases. This enables us to help those battling cancer, right here in our communities. Last year we had over 3,800 participants at the Run, said Scott Jasper, executive board member and race director.

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Road closures set for Sherrys Run

Road closures have been announced for the 10th annual Sherrys Run 5K Run/Walk to be held Saturday, Sept. 14, in Lebanon.

We feel very fortunate that each year our attendance at Sherrys Run increases. This enables us to help those battling cancer, right here in our communities. Last year we had over 3,800 participants at the Run, said Scott Jasper, executive board member and race director.

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