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Showing 10 articles from January 13, 2015.

Obituaries

Faye Evert, 82

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Jan. 12 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Evert, 82, of Lebanon.

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George Howard Wilson, 66

Graveside funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Jan. 10 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mr. Wilson, 66. Owner of West Hills Video, he died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 in Memphis.

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Gladys Johnson Carey, 88

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Jan. 13 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Carey, 88, of Lebanon.
Wife of Mr. Hasper R. Carey and a member of the Adams Avenue church of Christ, she died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at her residence.

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Joyce Anne Reeves, 75

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Jan. 11 at Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Reeves, 75, of Watertown.

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Thomas H. Carrell, 87

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Maple Hill Church of Christ for Mr. Carrell, 87, of Lebanon. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired from TVA after 38 years as a civil engineer, he died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at the Quality Health Care Center.

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Our Feathered Friends

Bald Eagles are Here in Wilson County
Tammye Whitaker\'s Bald Eagle
Bald Eagles are Here in Wilson County

I certainly hope that this past "Polar Vortex" will be the last that we hear of it until next year. Maybe they can come up with some completely new phrase to call a cold spell.

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General News

'Mom, I've been shot. Don't freak out.'
'Mom, I've been shot. Don't freak out.'

Like most kids their age, Lebanon High School sophomores Austin Dillon and Ryan Taylor were soaking up the last few hours winter break before term papers, class projects and track practice dominate their schedules once again. Best friends for years, it's rare to see one without the other.

An hour before Ryan was due home, his mom, Sheri Taylor got the call that no parent ever wants to pick up. Ryan had been shot accidentally.

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Deadly 109 intersection gets signs, but no stoplight until 2017
Deadly 109 intersection gets signs, but no stoplight until 2017

After a series of articles in The Wilson Post focused on the situation, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) started investigating the need for added traffic control.

The study determined that the intersection did need additional stop and warning signs, which have now been installed. A stoplight also is needed, according to TDOT spokesperson Heather Jensen, but it won't be installed until it can be included in the widening project for North 109 that is scheduled for 2017 at the earliest.

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Minter hired as chamber president

Lebanon native begins job Jan. 28 --
The Board of Directors of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce has named Melanie Minter as President and CEO of the local organization. Minter, a Lebanon native, will take the helm effective Wednesday, January 28.

Minter has been very active in the Lebanon Chamber and most recently served as Vice-Chair of the Membership Committee.

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General Sports

Mt. Juliet sweeps at Wilson Central
Mt. Juliet sweeps at Wilson Central

Adams sparks Lady Bear blowout
GLADEVILLE -- Summer Adams scored 13 points in her first start of the season and helped lead Mt. Juliet to a 49-27 win at Wilson Central in Tuesday night's District 9-AAA headliner.

Adams worked behind the Wilson Central defense to score 10 points in the early stages of the second half as the Lady Bears stretched a 27-14 lead out to 37-19. The senior finished 5-of-6 from inside the paint.

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