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Do you remember life before email? I do and it was such a nice peaceful life. These days, however, my life is in constant chaos and it’s directly attributable to my email capabilities.


General News

BOE cuts personnel, keeps supplements

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Board of Education at a special called board meeting Tuesday, voted to reinstate supplements for coaches and activity sponsors and lay off 36 teaching assistants to replace the funds represented by those supplements.

It was the plan recommended by Director of Schools Mike Davis. The board voted 3-2 for the change, with Zone 1 member Vikki Adkins and Zone 2 member Lisa McMillin voting against the plan because they said they could not accept cutting classroom personnel as an answer.

“I think we’re trading one set of troubles for another,” McMillin said.

Zone 3 member Don Weathers, Zone 5 member Greg Lasater and Board Chair Teddy Cook voted for the proposed changes.

Farmer says tax equity or less help outside city

The Wilson Post

Ward 3 Lebanon City Councilor and mayoral candidate William Farmer has filed a resolution asking the leaders of the Wilson County government to resolve the inequities in the distribution of taxes between the various municipal governments within Wilson County, or expect the City of Lebanon to cease providing free firefighting services to Mt. Juliet residents.

Mayoral candidate Phillip Craighead disagrees. He says he’s all about cooperation and working things out, and besides, he doesn’t believe the firefighters would agree.

“I’d bet my paycheck the Lebanon firefighters couldn’t sit by and watch a house burn. They’re too good a people for that, and I couldn’t order them to, either,” Craighead said.

LPD continues investigation into shooting

The Wilson Post

Lebanon Police continue to investigate a shooting that occurred on Monday night in the 600 block of East Market Street that left two people injured and one facing charges.

The incident occurred in the street in front of 613 East Market Street between 7 and 7:30 p.m., Monday, said Lt. Koy Lafferty of the Lebanon Police Department.

“The scene was in the 600 block of East Market Street where the shooting took place,” he said.

Lafferty said two people were shot. They were identified as Jessie Allen, 21, and Derrius Wilson. They were treated for gunshot wounds and transported to the hospital, one subject by ambulance and the other by personal vehicle.

Although the incident remains under investigation, Lafferty said Wilson will be charged with aggravated assault.

LPD’s crime scene unit responded to the scene. Traffic on East Market Street was blocked for the rest of Monday night as investigators collected evidence, he said, adding multiple rounds were fired.

“We do have other subjects we would like to speak with,” Lafferty said, adding that anyone with information concerning this incident is urged to call Det. Eddie Brown at 443-2323.

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Wilson sets Hazardous Waste Collection in September

Wilson County will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20.

Organizers urge you to show your support for keeping Tennessee clean and safe by properly disposing of your household hazardous waste.

Everyone is encouraged to participate by gathering old cleaners, oil-based paints, fuels, pesticides, automotive fluids, etc. Many of these items are flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic and should NOT be thrown in the garbage.

Only households are allowed to participate in the event. No explosives, radioactive materials, medical wastes, or commercial wastes will be accepted. Officials said this event is a great opportunity for you to make a difference. By safely disposing of these materials, you are protecting the environment and others from being harmed.

Small amounts of Latex paint may be dried until solid and thrown away in your regular trash. Alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury and therefore should be thrown away in the trash.

For more information about the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, call Wilson County Solid Waste at 449-6684 or to learn of permanent used oil collection sites in Wilson County, call the Used Oil Hotline at 1-800-287-9013.



General Sports

Upward basketball at FBC

Upward Basketball at First Baptist Church, Lebanon, is now accepting preregistration for the 2008-2009 season.

Upward is an evangelistic sports ministry specifically designed for boys and girls in grades 1-4 that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in every child.

Parents may pick up registration forms at the FBC main office, 227 East Main Street, Lebanon Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost is $65 per child until Sept. 20 which includes a full basketball uniform and t-shirt, as well as materials. A late fee of $10 will be added for any child who registers Sept. 20 or later. All children must go through the evaluation process Saturday, Sept. 20 at the FBC Christian Life Center.

Evaluations will be held between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For information, call the church office at 444-3330.

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