By KALYN SHELLY
The Wilson Post
As the flood waters have receded, businesses across Wilson County are dealing with the struggles of rebuilding what was lost, and while many companies hope to re-open this weekend, others struggle with where to start.
Sue Vanatta, president and CEO of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, said many businesses around the Square like The Paper Mill and Cuz's Antiques hope to open back up by the weekend. However, she said there is still work to be done.
Cumberland University will present the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award to and Sid and Georgia Durham during its 168th Commencement Ceremony to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 8 on the campus.
The Durham’s were selected to receive the honor in recognition of their years of service to Cumberland University.
“Sid and Georgia are the definition of servant leadership,” said Dr. Harvill Eaton, Cumberland president. “They are true servants of humanity and deserving recipients of this award.”
By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post
Wilson’s top emergency management official said no official estimate of the cost of damages wrought by this past weekend’s floods was available yet, but he did expect the county to be approved for a disaster declaration in the coming days.
“No estimate yet. We’re still trying to compile the assessment and submit it to the state tomorrow (Friday) afternoon,” said John Jewell, director of the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency. As the top EMA official for the county, he is responsible for submitting the damage assessments to the state once he receives the information from the various teams and compiles it to send to the state.
By TOMMY BRYAN
Sports editor, The Wilson Post
The worst kept secret in Wilson County sports circles is now a reality.
Matt Bradshaw, who resigned back in March as coach of the boys basketball team at Friendship Christian School, was officially introduced as Watertown High's new coach Wednesday afternoon.
Bradshaw, 33, coached the past seven years at FCS, winning at least 20 games in a season five times for an overall record of 147-64.