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Showing 10 articles from December 24, 2008.


Adrienne S. Dauberman Fletcher, 30

LEBANON – A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 31 at the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Lebanon for Ms. Fletcher, 30, of Dallas, Georgia.

A loving mother, daughter, sister and friend, she departed this life too soon Dec. 21, 2008 following an extended illness.

Born October 19, 1978 and a 1997 graduate of Lebanon High School, Adrienne and her three children resided in Dallas, Georgia. She attended Middle Tennessee State University and was a long-time employee of O’Charley’s in Lebanon.

Ms. Fletcher and her family were members of The Oasis Family Church in Dallas, GA.

She is survived by her parents Douglas and Sharon Dauberman; brother Douglas "Roy" Dauberman – all of Lebanon; children Ayden, Mason and Emily; paternal grandparents Clifford and Barbara Dauberman of Mill Hall, PA, as well as many, many friends. 

She is preceded in death by George and Georgia Bowes, maternal grandparents of Lock Haven, PA. 

Benson Funeral Home of Dallas, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.

Caroline Waynick, 73

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Mt. Juliet resident Caroline Waynick.

Mother of former Mt. Juliet mayor David Waynick, she passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2008.

Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, is in charge of arrangements.   615-641-2663.


Telling Tales

Tis The Season...To Get Sick

The wrecking ball has officially hit our home. Of course I’m speaking metaphorically. This wrecking ball is not the kind that can literally tear a building down, but it will test the strength of the parents and children residing inside.


Guest Column

Closing 2008, welcoming new opportunities in 2009

By TERRY ASHE, Wilson County Sheriff
In just a few days the year 2008 will come to a close.
I think many of us would have to agree that this has been a challenging year for all Americans.

It has been a year filled with trying financial issues, with the heartache of war and sometimes divisive political debate.

But even so, we are a blessed nation because we have the spirit, the will and the determination to rebuild and rekindle and to turn our misfortunes of 2008 into new opportunities in 2009.

Nursing home rating system well-intended. flawed


Despite the fact that the long-term care profession has made enormous strides in improving the quality of care received by Tennessee’s seniors by working successfully with federal and state authorities to do so, the new “Five Star Quality Rating System” is, overall, an inaccurate measuring criteria that fails to provide consumers with the appropriate tools necessary to evaluate a given facility’s level of care.


General News

3 local nursing homes listed in CMS report

From Post staff reports
A recently released ranking of nursing homes by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services places Tennessee near the bottom for quality of nursing home care.
CMS released quality ratings for each of the nation’s 15,800 nursing homes and declared Tennessee to be the third worst state in the ranking system.
Of the three nursing homes ranked in Wilson County, two scored a Two-Star rating, labeled below average, while one received a Three-Star award.
Quality Care Health Center, located on Baddour Parkway in Lebanon, received the Three-Star honor, while Mt. Juliet Health Care Center, 2650 N. Mt. Juliet Road, and Lebanon Health and Rehabilitation Center, 731 Castle Heights Court, both received Two-Star ratings. Only nursing homes that participate in Medicare and/or Medicaid programs were rated.

Gladeville Utility Dist. investigation continues

By CONNIE ESH, The Wilson Post

An investigation by the State Comptroller’s Office into allegations of misappropriated funds at the Gladeville Utility District is continuing, said GUD Director Danny Bledsoe.

“Each year,” he explained, “the water district has an auditor come and look at the books. Last year some items didn’t seem right. The auditor wasn’t satisfied, so we asked the state Comptroller’s Office to come take a look at it.”

After the investigation was first reported by The Wilson Post in the Dec. 10 edition, a reporter at the newspaper received an anonymous phone call from someone who said there were more problems than the story indicated. The caller noted that GUD officials did not call in the State Comptroller’s Office and that the amount in question was actually $500,000, and that the GUD board had approved the amount.

Majority rule may have local impact

From Post staff reports
For some the change of controlling parties in the state legislature has a much greater meaning than for the average voter on the street.

With the Republican Party having the majority in both the House of Representatives and the State Senate for the first time since Reconstruction, there are expectations that there will be several new faces in state constitutional offices elected by the General Assembly, a sweeping change in key legislative leadership posts with respect to legislative committees, and perhaps some changes that will effect even the livelihoods of some locally.


General Sports

3 named all-state in football

From Post staff reports

Three Wilson County athletes have been named all-state in football by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association.

Watertown High standouts Nick Lennox and Blaze Eaton were named to the Class 1A team while Wilson Central High linebacker Nathan Rottero earned a spot on the Class 5A squad.

Lennox and Eaton helped lead the Purple Tigers to the second round of the TSSAA playoffs -- winning six consecutive games after opening the season 1-4. Lennox made the team as a defensive lineman and Eaton earned all-state status as an athlete.

Rottero was the leading tackler (121 stops) for the Wildcats, who finished 8-4 overall and advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

He was also named to the Toyota East-West All-Star game.

LHS posts basketball wins

COOKEVILLE -- Lebanon’s Xavier Smith hit the game-winning bucket with 0.9 seconds left in regulation Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20 to lift the Blue Devils to an 88-87 victory over Cookeville in the consolation finals of the Coca-Cola Mid South Classic.

LHS improved to 7-4 on the season with the win.

Smith paced Lebanon with 25 points, while Casey Nunley (14), Jacob Thigpen (12) and Justin Manning (10) rounded out the Blue Devils’ double-digit scorers.

Both teams shot well from the court with the Cavs holding a 56.1 percent (32-of-57) completion rate, while Lebanon was a red-hot 35-of-57 (61.4 percent).

CHS was 12-for-20 from 3-point range, while Lebanon was 10-of-16. Lebanon dominated the boards taking a 41-22 advantage on the glass.

FRIDAY NIGHT action found Northeast High of Clarksville defeating Lebanon 67-48 in the tournament semifinals. Smith had 13 and Robert Crudup added 11 in the loss.

On Thursday, LHS opened tournament play with an 88-80 victory over Jackson County -- letting a 27-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter. Casy Nunley had 21 for Lebanon in the win.


ANTIOCH -- Icelyn Elie’s double-double (25 points and 11 rebounds) helped lead the Lebanon High Devilettes to a 63-36 victory over Ravenwood High in the second round of the Antioch Bear Classic Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20.

The win upped Lebanon’s record to 3-5 on the season headed into the Christmas break.

Marissa Jennings helped out with 19 point while Bryanna Payton had six. McKenzie Lamberson and Anna Stafford each finished with three points.

LHS will be back in action Tuesday, Jan. 6 at District 7AAA rival Warren County.

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