On the heels of being named one of Tennessee's top newspapers, I wanted to thank everyone at The Wilson Post who has helped grow this publication into one of the strongest and most well-rounded in the state. Our staff of writers, photographers, designers, columnists and editors cannot be matched in talent, determination, expertise and camaraderie.
There's rarely an occasion my boys and I can have a conversation where they aren't trying to talk over each other or fighting. I never know where these times of curious questioning and mostly peaceful exchanges will lead but since I fancy myself a cool parent nothing is off limits.
The military veterans and concerned citizens who stood guard at the Armed Forces Center in Mt. Juliet today want their message to be heard, loud and clear: We are here to protect those who protect us.
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead's proclamation of "Shop Local Week" has many shoppers interested in checking out merchants on the Lebanon Public Square.
The Wilson County Balloon and Music Festival, originally scheduled for Labor Day weekend at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, is being moved forward to the spring of 2016. The exact date will be announced in the next few weeks.
His thumbprint is deep in Mt. Juliet.
Its impression is honest and true.
Wilson County commissioners gave themselves a raise Monday night. In a 16-6 vote with three commissioners absent, they approved doubling their own salaries to $800 per month.
Square renovation celebrated
Traffic was flowing steadily around the newly-renovated Lebanon Public Square Tuesday, July 21 as a crowd of government officials, business owners and Lebanon/Wilson Chamber of Commerce members filled the southeast parking quadrant for a celebration that some say was a longtime overdue.
Monday's Co. Commission meeting --
It was a busy night Monday for the Wilson County Commission.
A proposal to reinstate the $2 per animal "pet tax" was referred back to committee by a 13-9 vote; a plan to videotape commission committee meetings failed due to a tied vote; and selling $14-million-plus in bonds to remodel the old Lebanon High School was approved by a 17-5 vote, although financing the rest of the Wilson County Schools' building plans for 2015-16 has been deferred until August.
A new law allows folks in Tennessee to smash a window or forcibly enter a parked car to rescue an at-risk animal without liability. Prior to this law, animal lovers were often frustrated over the proper way to handle saving a dog, or other animal, trapped inside of a car on a hot day.
Wildcats move practice inside --
In theory, high school football teams in Tennessee have donned "uppers", headgear and shoulder pads in order to acclimate the players to the oppressive heat and humidity that is our July weather.
The only problem with this theory is the oppressive heat and humidity.
So I began my first column introducing myself, what I stand for and what I believe in. Today I would like to talk about you. More specifically, about your goals and your behaviors. Don't worry, you're not in trouble... yet. Muahahaha!
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