Today is Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Cicadas, Are They Back?

This hot and humid weather makes me look forward to fall, with it's milder temperatures where one might just be able to open a window for some fresh air. The rain this week has been avoiding my little yard and it is getting t...

Blue hair don't care

Ashley Chiarizzio never thought just a couple days shy of her 24th birthday she would drive home from her restaurant server job crying her eyes out, doubting herself and feeling horrible.

Post claims 16 state press awards

A year after winning the General Excellence Award as the top newspaper in its circulation category in 2015, The Wilson Post continued its success with 16 awards in the 2016 UT/TPA State Press Contests.

  

 

Coffee, anyone?
Coffee, anyone?

A popular national coffee chain may soon be opening in the Providence area.

After nine months of negotiation and debate, two stop work orders and a lawsuit, Mt. Juliet commissioners accepted a letter of credit and agreement from the developer responsible for the South Mt. Juliet Starbucks strip mall project Monday night.

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Smith selected to attend conservative leadership retreat
Smith selected to attend conservative leadership retreat
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Jennifer Leath recognized at convention in Vegas
Jennifer Leath recognized at convention in Vegas
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Wood speaks to UDC
Wood speaks to UDC
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BULLETIN -- WC softball post filled
BULLETIN -- WC softball post filled
Smith

Smith takes over for 2017 season
Wilson Central has filled its vacant softball coaching position with Monday's appointment of Shawn Smith, 53, as the interim head coach of the program.

Smith, a former baseball player at the University of Southern Mississippi, is the father of Wilson Central infielder Claire Smith and coached the Southside Middle School baseball program for six seasons in the past.

Smith, who owns his own insurance agency, has given private hitting lessons to both softball and baseball players in Wilson County for several years and worked two years full-time as a scout for the Chicago Cubs.

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FOOTBALL -- WHS, LHS plan tailgate events
FOOTBALL -- WHS, LHS plan tailgate events

Meet the Tigers Aug. 6
Watertown High's football program is holding a "Meet the Tigers Night" and tailgate party 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 at Robinson Stadium.

Plans call for a barbeque dinner, live and silent auctions, inflatables, Watertown spirit picture booth and introductions of the 2016 players and coaching staff.

Any local businesses interested in donating an auction item should contact Ann Watts at 615-330-8611.

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SOFTBALL -- Atwood returns to LHS
SOFTBALL -- Atwood returns to LHS
Atwood

Tuesday meeting set with players, parents
Following a long weekend of prayerful contemplation, Jody Atwood is coming home.

A Lebanon High graduate who led Friendship Christian's softball team to back-to-back appearances in the Division II-A state championship game -- winning the 2015 title, Atwood, 39, agreed Sunday night to take over the program at LHS.

Moving quickly after Chris Spurlock tendered his resignation Thursday morning, new Lebanon High athletic director Zach Martin and Principal Scott Walters held a lengthy meeting with Atwood Friday afternoon.

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Wilson Co. sports in brief
Wilson Co. sports in brief

WCHS golf tournament
The 12th annual Wilson Central Golf Program fundraiser tournament will be Thursday July 28 at Pine Creek Golf Course.
The range will open and a barbeque lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. A shotgun start is planned for 1:30 pm.
Entry fee is $75 per person / $300 per team for a 4-member scramble.
Mulligans will be sold. Each player will receive a goody bag, and prizes will be awarded for the top three teams.
Contact Coach David Jennings at 615-477-3433 or dsjennings23@gmail.com with questions or to sign up.

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