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Showing 7 articles from June 25, 2013.


Bryson Christopher Chaffin, 1

Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Bryson Christopher Chaffin, 1, of Nashville. Son of Christopher and Jamey Chaffin, he died June 20, 2013.

Herman Comer, 88

Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Friday, June 28 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Herman Comer, 88, of Lebanon. Born February 23, 1925 to the late Herman Comer, Sr. and Nannie Miss Nancy Rushing Comer, he died June 22, 2013 at his home in Lebanon.

Mr. Comer spent his career in the television industry, retiring from WSMV, Channel 4. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and member of the Comer Lodge of Watertown. He was a World War II Veteran, serving with the U.S. Army in the 39th Special Service Company in the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Theatre.

Jean Jackson Tate, 93

Graveside services for Ms. Jean Jackson Tate are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 600 Thompson Lane, Nashville. Ms. Tate passed away on Wednesday evening, June 12, 2013, twenty days short of her 94th birthday.

Jean was born July 2, 1919. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Ernest Jackson and Nellie Yancey Jackson, and a sister, Rebecca Bostick.


General News

Animal Control panel to meet Thursday

Wilson County Commissions Animal Control Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27, in Conference Room 1, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

Expect traffic delays in MJ today

Ethan Page funeral service
MT. JULIET -- A large number of attendees are expected at five year-old Ethan Page's funeral services today at the Mt. Juliet Family Worship Center, 495 N. Mt. Juliet Road

Motorists in the area should be prepared for traffic delays during the services between 1 - 3:30 p.m. on N. Mt. Juliet Road between Pleasant Grove Road and West Division Street.

SO.F.TER. Group chooses Wilson

Wilson County will be the headquarters for the Americas for an Italian-based manufacturing company.

The announcement was made last week by Commissioner Bill Hagerty of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and SO.F.TER. Group officials. They noted that Wilson County will also be the site of the companys first U.S. operation.

The new building will be located on 21 acres off of Highway 109 in Lebanon. The construction of this new business represents an $11.5 million investment and the creation of 50 new jobs, with ultimate site employment expected to exceed 150.

Teachers survey Sinking Creek

STEM Innovation Project
LEBANON -- Teachers from three counties dipped their toes in Sinking Creek last week (June 19-20) as part of a professional development workshop on biology for educators.

Cumberland University Professor Kim Atwood led the workshop this week for nine teachers from Wilson, Sumner and Davidson Counties. It was called Introduction to Stream Survey Biology for Educators.

The workshop, Atwood said, involves learning about the importance of stream ecosystems and possible impacts human activities have on them. The participants are also learning how to sample the water and the macroinvertebrates that live there in order to assess stream health. The goal is for the educators to take the information/experience and use it in lessons/activities in their classrooms.

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