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Obituaries

Clyde Wilburn Thomas Jr.
Clyde Wilburn Thomas Jr.
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Dorothy Cuda Eisaman
Dorothy Cuda Eisaman
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James
James "Boss" Lenning
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Shirley Faye Johnson
Shirley Faye Johnson
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Education

CU to host talk on former attorney general Grundy
CU to host talk on former attorney general Grundy

On Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m., Cumberland University will host J. Roderick Heller III as he discusses the life of Felix Grundy, a Tennessean and friend of Andrew Jackson whose distinguished career included service as U.S. attorney general under President Martin Van Buren as well as terms in the U.S. Senate and House.

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Sandoval receives physician assistant degree
Sandoval receives physician assistant degree

Rachel Sandoval of Lebanon recently received a Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the Class of 2016 Graduation of the Physician Assistant Program at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate.

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TCAT Lebanon/Hartsville awarded LEAP Grant
TCAT Lebanon/Hartsville awarded LEAP Grant

Gov. Bill Haslam recently announced the recipients of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition, including a $944,009 grant for Tennessee College of Applied Technology locations in Lebanon and Hartsville.

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Three Lebanon grads earn Cracker Barrel scholarships
Three Lebanon grads earn Cracker Barrel scholarships

The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation recently announced that three Lebanon graduates were each awarded a $2,500 academic college scholarship for the 2016-17 school year as part of its annual Employee Scholarship Program.

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Watertown Middle celebrates homecoming
Watertown Middle celebrates homecoming

Watertown Middle School celebrated homecoming on Thursday, Sept. 8. Pictured, from left: 7th grade - Brady Watts and Kayla Wilson; 8th grade - Brandon Watts and Queen Abby Cooper; 8th grade - Bryce Willis and Makenzie Dickens; 8th grade - Sawyer Vaught and Zoe Baskin; 8th grade - Gage Vastola and Brittni Allison; and 6th grade - Brice Fountain and Kinley Gregory. SUBMITTED

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West Wilson schools to take part in 'Walk to School Day'
West Wilson schools to take part in 'Walk to School Day'

On Thursday and Friday, students, parents and administrators from three Wilson county schools will gather before class to participate in the annual "Walk to School Day."

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John Sloan - Outdoors

Misty Cove gets a facelift

It has taken well over two years. Tremendous hurdles had to be overcome. Three separate government agencies had to cooperate.
But finally, not in a small part, through the efforts of Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto, we have a new, state of the art, boat ramp at Misty Cove.
Formerly known as Bentley's Boat Dock, Misty Cove has been in deplorable condition for a long time.

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Business

Lebanon Chamber holds Industry Appreciation Day
Lebanon Chamber holds Industry Appreciation Day

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee recently held its annual Industry Appreciation Day, recognizing Lebanon's LoJac Inc. and their commitment and service to the community. Founded in 1983 by B.F. "Jack" Lowery and Donald G. Chambers, LoJac Inc. provides high quality services and materials to the construction industry throughout the Southeast. Members of the chamber committee had the opportunity to talk with LoJac's executive staff while employees enjoyed lunch from Honeybaked Ham Co. The chamber would like to extend a special thank you to CedarStone Bank for sponsoring the event. SUBMITTED

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Sammy B's celebrates ribbon cutting at new location
Sammy B's celebrates ribbon cutting at new location

Sammy B's Restaurant recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, and owners Jim and Gina Stradley were joined by restaurant representatives, friends, family, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Chair-Elect of the Board Judd Nave, Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter, chamber ambassadors and staff. Located at 705 Cadet Court, Sammy B's offers a "dining concept of tasteful surroundings and friendly staff" in a building rich with history, originally serving as the home of the president of Castle Heights Military Academy. SUBMITTED

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General Lifestyle

Baby Pfingsten
Baby Pfingsten

Jessica and Jonathan Pfingsten of Lebanon are the proud parents of Kamila Jane Pfingsten. The baby girl was born August 31, 2016 at Tennova Healthcare - Lebanon. She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 18.5 inches long at birth.

Grandparents are Patty and Terry Hamlet; Jimmy and Darlene Shrum, all of Lebanon; and Rick and Debbie Pfingsten of Carthage.

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Bert Coble Singers expand ticket availability
Bert Coble Singers expand ticket availability

For the first time ever, online reservations will be available for the popular annual Bert Coble Singers Christmas Dinner Show, a charity dinner show that has historically sold out quickly each year.

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Dancers cut a rug at Lebanon Senior Center
Dancers cut a rug at Lebanon Senior Center

Patrons of the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center get some dance time in as Bill Feathers visits with his guitar Wednesday.


DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

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Food for the soul
Food for the soul

He gently carried the scared toddler down the hall to a room at the hospital because Kory was struggling to breathe and was scared of a "moving bed."

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Half a century behind one pulpit
Half a century behind one pulpit

One Sunday morning in October of 1966, Kenneth and Linda Head hopped in their car and made the 37-mile drive from Green Hills in Nashville to the rural Wilson County community of Tuckers Crossroads.

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Locals salute MJ Relay for Life
Locals salute MJ Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay for Lifewas held Saturday in Mt. Juliet. The event's goal is to relay the passion for those who are currently battling cancer, those who may face a diagnosis in the future and those who may avoid a diagnosis with early detection. And for SURVIVORS! It was purple everywhere in Charlie Daniels Park today with a kick off Survivor Walk and then Caregiver's Walk. Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty was on hand to kick of the event that was followed by a balloon release. Pictured is cancer survivor Pam Foster and other pics from the event.

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Spencer celebrates 100th birthday
Spencer celebrates 100th birthday

Frances Spencer recently turned 100 and celebrated with family and friends at her home. SUBMITTED

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SugarRidge to play Fiddlers Grove
SugarRidge to play Fiddlers Grove

Fiddlers Grove will present another evening with bluegrass music by SugarRidge on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. The performance will be held in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon - offering plenty of room for dancing and family fun.

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Throwback artist preserves Western era
Throwback artist preserves Western era

When you see Robert Nipp atop one of his favorite horses, Chance, with a backdrop of roiling black clouds over his sprawling horse ranch you might think they are in another century. If you squint really hard and put a mental sepia screen over the vista - it's 1820.

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Guest Column

Royal Gorge
Royal Gorge

What's the difference between a canyon and a gorge? While the defining characteristics are somewhat arbitrary, a gorge tends to have almost straight-up walls and be about as narrow at the top as it is at the bottom. In contrast, a canyon has more of a funneling configuration of slated walls.

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What ever happened to?
What ever happened to?

What ever happened to front porches? Front porches were great. You could sit on your front porch and watch everything that went on in your neighborhood. You knew who your neighbors were, when they went to work, when they came home, what they drove, where they lived and how many kids they had.

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Don't forget our older people
Letter: Don't forget our older people

This October 1st is the International Day of Older Persons focusing on taking a stand against ageism. Many older Americans deal with this problem daily. Retirees have also been "beaten up" economically for the past several years.

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General News

Alexandria craft show to boost Paislee's Foundation
Alexandria craft show to boost Paislee's Foundation

An Alexandria-based non-profit organization that has helped families throughout the Lebanon area with infant burials since 2013 plans to hold a craft show fund-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 8.

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DA's clears schools in ethics complaint
DA's clears schools in ethics complaint

Results of the investigation by the District Attorney General into an ethics complaint filed against the Wilson County Board of Education alleging mishandling of government property and the renovation of the former Lebanon High School has been released and deemed, as a whole, to "appear to be legally sound" and "no illegal acts occurred."

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Golf tourney raises thousand for juvenile diabetes
Golf tourney raises thousand for juvenile diabetes

The third annual Kids Battle Diabetes Golf Classic was held Monday at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club in Lebanon.

Around 130 golfers came out - not only to take swings - but to raise funds for the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. The event was coordinated by Rick Martin, whose son is affected by diabetes.

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Lebanon National Guard unit re-designated
Lebanon National Guard unit re-designated

The Tennessee Army National Guard's Special Troops Battalion, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, headquartered in Lebanon, has been re-designated as an engineer battalion.

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Lebanon Rotary donates 200 flashlights to SCAN
Lebanon Rotary donates 200 flashlights to SCAN

Lebanon Noon Rotary donated more than 200 LED Flashlights to the Wilson County Senior Citizens Awareness Network this week.

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MJ settles political sign suit
MJ settles political sign suit

A lawsuit filed by two Mt. Juliet residents Sept. 1 has been resolved, according to the attorney representing the residents, and it has allegedly cost the City of Mt. Juliet between $10,000-$15,000 in legal fees.

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Mother arrested after kids found in car outside bar
Mother arrested after kids found in car outside bar

Lebanon police arrested a 31-year-old Alexandria woman Friday night after three children were left unattended in a vehicle outside Jimmy's Bar and Grill on Sparta Pike.

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Third annual Fellowship House catfish dinner set
Third annual Fellowship House catfish dinner set

You have seen it - been by it 100 times. Maybe you wondered who those folks on the front porch were and what they were doing. I'm going to tell you and ask for your help.

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WB&T adds family fun options for Oktoberfest 2016
WB&T adds family fun options for Oktoberfest 2016

New games, food selections and photo opportunities will be added to a fun-filled weekend for families when Oktoberfest arrives at Wilson Bank & Trust on Oct. 15 and 16.

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Wine festival to return to Wilson County
Wine festival to return to Wilson County

Earlier this week, the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce announced plans to bring its signature event, the Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival, back to Wilson County for its 14th year.

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Get Fresh with Andy Frisch

Ask a better question
Ask a better question

There's a saying that goes, "If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done." So the question then becomes, how do we know what the right thing is if we've never done it before?

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Elections/Politics

Burton announces Ward 2 candidacy
Burton announces Ward 2 candidacy

Fred Anthony Burton Sr. has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Lebanon City Council for Ward 2.

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Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection endorses Hipps
Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection endorses Hipps

Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection (TVAP), a non-partisan political action committee (PAC), recently endorsed Amelia Morrison Hipps, the Democratic candidate for District 46 in the State House of Representatives race.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Joyce Bryan
Woman of Wilson: Joyce Bryan

Love brought Joyce Bryan to Wilson County - but family, friends and fun have kept her here for many decades.

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Remember When...

Remember When- Oct. 5, 2016
Remember When- Oct. 5, 2016

Steve Armstrong directed the Sound & Light production "Steel Magnolias" at the Chapel Playhouse on Market Street in Lebanon in May 1990. Cast members Jamie Walker, Wendy Massey, Margaret Piercey and Betty Stephens are pictured.

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Remember When: Sept. 30, 2016
Remember When: Sept. 30, 2016

One of the toll gate houses on the Nashville Pike was also a roadside store. The signage on the building reads "G.W. Martin, Confectioner, Wholesale and Retail." On the porch are George W. Martin, his little girl Notie, and Mrs. Martin.

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