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Showing 10 articles from November 20, 2009.

General Lifestyle

Lebanon artist debuts new whimsical Christmas paintings

Lebanon artist R. Scott Harris will debut his new line of “whimsical” Christmas paintings, hand painted ornaments and a new line of Christmas greeting cards that feature some of his work on Saturday, Nov. 21. 

Harris’ art show is named “A Holiday Happening” and will be held at SS Graham’s Floral at 1318A West Main Street in Lebanon.



Whos calling


The other day I was looking forward to a busy morning with four surgical procedures scheduled before the 10 o’clock office practice. I knew if I finished everything on time the afternoon would be free so I grabbed the cell phone on the table on my way out the door and got to the hospital a little early hoping to get surgery going quickly.


Letters to the Editor

Writer: President showed little respect for Ronald Reagan

To the Editor:

Many of President Barack Obama’s supporters have been comparing him to the late great Ronald Reagan. They claim he has the same diplomatic foreign charisma, the ability to win over large crowds with his silver-tongued eloquence, and similar attributes needed to bring prosperity to our country. He has even been bestowed with the Nobel Peace Prize for his anticipated ability to become the greatest peacemaker the world has ever seen. Only time will tell if his supporters are correct in their assessment of his leadership and anticipated eminence.


General News

2 murder suspects bonds set

From Post staff reports

Two of the three men charged with the murder of Darrell “Crow” Sloan have had their bond set as well as their next court appearance.

Dr. Burns remembered

The book “Founding of the Cumberland Settlements: The First Atlas 1779-1804” and two supplements were recently donated to the Wilson County Archives in memory of the late G. Frank Burns, a well-known Lebanon historian, journalist, author and educator. Present at the donation were contributors, front, from left, George Harding, J.B. Leftwich; back, from left, Jack Howard, Betty Zier, Betty Clay, Wilson County Archives Director Linda Granstaff, Robert Carver Bone and Wilson County Archives Co-Director Thomas Partlow. 

KEN BECK / The Wilson Post



Local food bank in need of donations this holiday season

The Wilson Post

This holiday season, most of us will sit around a big table with our families and enjoy a large, delicious meal and then go sit in front of our TV’s to watch football while our kids open tons of presents that they will be tired of in a few months.

But this holiday season, a growing number of Wilson County residents will not experience this scenario because of the failing economy and rising unemployment.

One organization plans to keep this second scenario from happening this year.  Joseph’s Storehouse is a food bank run by Love One Another Embassy, a 501(c) non-profit organization, that serves less fortunate families in Wilson County. Bob Evans is the president of Joseph’s Storehouse and runs the operation.

Possumtown aids poorest county in TN

Possumtown Outreach will again be carrying needed items to Sneedville in Hancock County this Christmas, the poorest county in Tennessee and the seventh poorest in the United States.

Items needed are non-perishable food, winter coats, sanitary items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.).

Publisher John B. Bryan leaves news for banking

From Post staff reports

John B. Bryan, who has been a newspaper writer, photographer, layout design artist, owner and publisher for more than 28 years in Wilson County, is leaving the industry and the field of journalism to pursure a career in the finanancial sector.

Bryan, announced to staff members at The Wilson Post last week, that he is leaving the local community newspaper and MainStreet Media to accept an employment opportunity at Lebanon-based CedarStone Bank. Bryan has served as vice president of MainStreet Media and publisher of The Wilson Post.

Tallent returns to court in Wilson County

From Post staff reports

The woman who was convicted for the murder of two local law officers on July 9, 2003 will be back in court in Wilson County today to file a post conviction relief petition in hopes of a new trial.

According to testimony in the 2004 trial, Fallon Tallent, then 21, was speeding down Interstate 40 at 120 mph when she struck two officers after they had placed a “spike strip” across the highway in order to puncture her tires and end the chase that began two hours before in Knoxville.


General Sports

Local sports in brief

LHS season tickets -- Season passes for Lebanon High’s 2009-2010 varsity basketball season are now on sale at the LHS main office. Passes are $40 per person and are good for admission to all regular season home games. Fans should come by the office between the hours of 8 a.m. - 2 p.m Monday - Friday. The first home doubleheader is Tuesday, Nov. 24 vs. White County High School.

Overnight baseball camp at MJ High -- Mt. Juliet High’s Baseball Training Camp will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at Mt. Juliet High School and the indoor baseball hitting facility. Run by Coach Mark Purvis, assistant coaches, varsity players and college players (former MJ players), the camp will cover fundamentals: pitching, hitting, defense, base running and game situations. Dinner will be provided. Concession stand will be open.  Please bring: shorts, t-shirt, sweats, ball cap, 1 glove, 1 bat, turf or tennis shoes (no cleats), sleeping bag (for overnighters), money for snacks. Make sure your name is on all items.  Players will report at 6 p.m. and work out until 11 p.m. Those spending the night will watch baseball movies and must be picked up at 7 a.m. Saturday. The camp is for players grades 2 through 8. All pickup will be at the South side of the Main Building at 11 p.m. or 7 a.m. Parents will be given a ticket, you must have that ticket to pick up your child. Cost is $30 per player, $45 if they spend the night. For more information contact Michelle Osborn at 615-477-2608 send an email to:

CU pancake breakfast -- The Cumberland baseball team will hold a Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale on the CU campus from 6 a.m. until 12 Noon on Saturday, December 5. The public is invited to the pancake breakfast at the campus cafeteria starting at 6 a.m. Cost is $5 per person and includes pancakes, bacon and sausage, and juice or coffee. The garage sale begins at 6 a.m. as well in the Benton Jennings Hitting Facility. Uniforms and equipment as well as items from other teams will be on sale. All proceeds from the event benefit the Bulldog baseball program.

LGSA board meeting -- Lebanon Girls Softball Association 2010 board member selection meeting will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at the LGSA field house. Anyone interested in volunteering time to create a fun and learning experience for girls who play at LGSA please try to attend the meeting. Contact David Pierce at 714-1839 or Kenny Black at 330-8983 for information.

Gladeville turkey shoot -- A turkey shoot, sponsored by the Gladeville Community Center and the Gladeville Men’s Club will be held Sunday, Nov. 22 and Dec. 6 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Community Center. Call Earl Ray at 604-5535 or Tommy Knowles at 443-4522 for information.

CU hosts vb clinic -- Cumberland University will host a one-day volleyball clinic Saturday, November 21 for girls ages 8-18. The clinic will be held at CU’s Dallas Floyd Recreation Center between the hours of 9 a.m. - 12 Noon. Cost will be $40 per athlete. Contact CU Coach Dwayne Deering at: 615-547-1318 or 615-449-4975 or email:

CU softball clinic -- Cumberland softball is hosting a fall clinic Saturday, November 21 for girls ages 5-13. The All Skills Clinic for younger players runs from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon and costs $30 per player. Pre-register by calling coach Heather Stanfill at 615-547-1324.

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