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Public service "an honor" for Crowell

Some might say it was Chris Crowell's destiny to serve in public office.

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Lowery named 'Legend of Lebanon' by council
Lowery named 'Legend of Lebanon' by council

Prominent attorney and businessman B.F. "Jack" Lowery was named a Legend of Lebanon on Tuesday night.

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Ash marks first day with veto
Ash marks first day with veto

Less than 24 hours after being sworn into office, Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash vetoed plans for a $5 million park planned for the city's west side.

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Ash answers residency questions, letter from mayor
Ash answers residency questions, letter from mayor

Lebanon Mayoral challenger Bernie Ash is questioning whether an open letter penned by incumbent Mayor Philip Craighead reprimanding him is in violation of state law.

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Lebanon mayor race gets heated
Lebanon mayor race gets heated

In less than two weeks Lebanon voters will cast their ballots in the U.S. Presidential and City of Lebanon races.

If you've tuned into any news outlet, it is evident the war between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) has turned both personal - and ugly.

This week the Lebanon Mayoral race is getting heated, too.

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Reese announces candidacy for Ward 2
Reese announces candidacy for Ward 2

Liz Reese recently announced her candidacy for Lebanon Ward 2 City Council Member.

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Burton announces Ward 2 candidacy
Burton announces Ward 2 candidacy

Fred Anthony Burton Sr. has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Lebanon City Council for Ward 2.

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Bryant announces candidacy for Lebanon City Council
Bryant announces candidacy for Lebanon City Council

Marilyn Bryant has announced her candidacy for the Ward 2 alderman seat on the Lebanon city Council in the Nov. 8 Municipal Election.

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Burton pleased with utility ordinance
Burton pleased with utility ordinance

Ward 2 City Council Member Fred Burton said he was quite pleased with council's vote on an ordinance to reduce utility costs in the city of Lebanon.

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Warmath's charges of public drunkenness dropped
Warmath's charges of public drunkenness dropped

It was announced Wednesday morning that charges of alleged public intoxication against former Ward 6 City Councilor Kathy Warmath have been dropped.

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Bell hosts 'meet & greet'
Bell hosts 'meet & greet'

Newly-named Ward 6 City Councilor Rick Bell wants constituents to know he is dedicated to serving them.

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Justice named Chief of Police
Justice named Chief of Police

The interim tag was removed from Interim Chief of Police Mike Justice's title Thursday morning by Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead.

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City Council to fill Warmath's seat
City Council to fill Warmath's seat

Bell appears to be the choice
A Special Called City Council Meeting to select and swear-in a new Ward 6 City Councilor has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m. The meeting will take place at Lebanon City Hall.

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said the selection process will be similar to that of the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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City passes 'pay corrections' on first reading
City passes 'pay corrections' on first reading

The Lebanon City Council approved an employee compensation correction, which included lowering health insurance costs and correcting the city's pay table, at their regular called meeting on Tuesday night.

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Warmath resigns council seat
Warmath resigns council seat

Attorney Jack Lowery, on behalf of councilor Kathy Warmath, announced today she would be resigning from Lebanon City Council after 23 years.

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City employees could see raises
City employees could see raises

Lebanon City Council will consider a proposal to "adjust and correct" employee pay following results from a employee pay study which determined Lebanon paid its employees close to 20 percent less than comparable communities.

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Councilor arrested for public intoxication
Councilor arrested for public intoxication

A Lebanon City Councilor was arrested Tuesday night shortly after the meeting.

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Friends, mayor remember longtime Councilman Hayes
Friends, mayor remember longtime Councilman Hayes

Longtime Lebanon City Council Member Joe Hayes passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. He will be fondly remembered by the community he loved and served.

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Warmath's proposal for stipend for special-called meetings deferred
Warmath's proposal for stipend for special-called meetings deferred

Ward 6 City Council Member Kathy Warmath broached the subject of compensating Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, City Council and Board of Zoning Appeals members for work sessions and special-called meetings during Tuesday night's Lebanon City Council meeting.

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Year in Review: Senseless shooting shakes community
Year in Review: Senseless shooting shakes community

The shooting death of 13-year-old Insatiable C'Asia Patton shook Wilson County in January 2015, as the community struggled to understand the senseless crime.

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LPD awards 3, gets first approval for PIO, new carbines
LPD awards 3, gets first approval for PIO, new carbines

Interim Lebanon Police Chief Mike Justice announced to the Lebanon City Council on Tuesday night that three employees were honored recently for their outstanding service.

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Ash asking council to buy assault rifles for LPD
Ash asking council to buy assault rifles for LPD

Ward 4 City Council Member Bernie Ash was scheduled to present an ordinance calling for new patrol carbines at Tuesday night's meeting.

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Chief hot about new fire hall delays
Chief hot about new fire hall delays

Lebanon Fire Chief Chris Dowell couldn't hide his disappointment over what he called Lebanon City Council "dragging their feet" on proposed Lebanon Fire Station 4, as he addressed the December installment of City Chat on Wednesday morning.

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'Partnerships make a lot of things happen': Craighead on Expo Center
'Partnerships make a lot of things happen': Craighead on Expo Center

County commissioners, Lebanon City officials and other supporters gathered Friday on the ground where - a year from now - the Wilson County Expo Center will stand.

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Veterans group honored by council
Veterans group honored by council

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead proclaimed Sept. 1, 2015 Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1004 Day during Tuesday night's meeting of the Lebanon City Council.

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Census hopes to bring in $500K annually to Lebanon: Mayor
Census hopes to bring in $500K annually to Lebanon: Mayor

In what he describes as several great opportunities in the works for the city, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead hopes all the planning and hard work will pay off.

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City honors for Mayor Jewell
City honors for Mayor Jewell

Lebanon Ward 6 City Councilor Kathy Warmath presented a proclamation to the family of the late Bobby Jewell on Tuesday night on behalf of Speaker Ron Ramsey, Sen. Mae Beavers and State Rep. Mark Pody and Susan Lynn.

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City budget passes third reading, 4-1

The City of Lebanon has a budget. It passed on third reading Tuesday night by a vote of 4-1, with Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath opposed and Ward 1 Councilor Lanny Jewell absent due to the death of his father, former Lebanon Mayor Bobby Jewell.

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Lebanon retirees been paying for spouses insurance
Lebanon retirees been paying for spouses insurance

Concerns that the City of Lebanon has been paying for the insurance of the spouses and children of city retirees - concerns which were raised by city officials at a Lebanon City Council work session last week - are simply not founded in fact, former City Attorney William Farmer says.

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Good news, bad news for city customers

The good news is that Lebanon residents could be getting a one-time "rebate" on their water, sewer and gas bills.

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Lebanon's multi-million-dollar mistake uncovered
Lebanon's multi-million-dollar mistake uncovered

A mistake "in the millions of dollars" is pretty serious, but apparently that's what the City of Lebanon has made over the past decades. However, having discovered this error could save the city about half the cost of the $18 million unfunded insurance mandate it faces going forward.

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Read the March 6, 2015 e-edition
Read the March 6, 2015 e-edition

CLICK HERE !!! http://wilsonpost.com/march-6-2015-cms-85240# CLICK HERE !!!

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City 'going green' with $3.5M gasification project

Solid waste, old tires and wood waste will all go into project to create energy, save money and make money for Lebanon.

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Lebanon to turn solid waste into energy?
Lebanon to turn solid waste into energy?

Poop to Power?

Despite severe winter weather which kept two councilors from attending the Lebanon City Council meeting Tuesday evening, the remaining four who were present voted unanimously to approve all the items on the agenda, including the first reading of an ordinance "dropped in" to the agenda to approve sidewalk repairs on the northwest corner of the square.

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City Council to hold special called meeting

Lebanon City Council will hold a special called meeting Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 a.m. in the Lebanon Town Hall Meeting Room.

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Mayor calls land purchase questions 'ambush'

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said he felt like he had been "ambushed" at City Council Tuesday night.

Ward 1 Councilor Lanny Jewell and Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath questioned the mayor's handling of the purchase of approximately 38.5 acres on Carver Lane and the acquisition of an added .4 acres that the landowners wanted to donate to the city.

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Don't close Lake Street, council told

A plan to close Lake Street beside the County Judicial Center may not go as smoothly as local officials had envisioned, since it is facing opposition from neighborhood residents.

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Council OKs cuts in retirees' insurance

Lebanon City Council voted 5-1 Wednesday morning (Nov. 26) to approve, on second reading, renewing city retirees' insurance with only two changes to their benefits, following an amendment proposed by Ward 3 Councilor Rob Cesternino.

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Council, 3-2, vetoes changes to insurance

Lebanon City Council has voted down changes in the city's insurance plan that would have reduced coverage for city retirees, but now the city will have to hurry to retain any coverage at all for its retirees, according to Mayor Philip Craighead.

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New face on council isn't new to public service
New face on council isn't new to public service

One thing won't change when Bernie Ash takes his new seat on the Lebanon City Council.

Ash plans to continue supporting the proposed Fire Station 4 at Eastgate that was strongly promoted by his predecessor Joe Hayes.

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Early voting begins on sales tax hike referendum

Lebanon utility customers will find included on their bill information about the city’s special election set for Sept. 23 to raise the sales tax rate from 2.25 percent to 2.75 percent.

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Council nods budget on first reading

Lebanon City Councilors voted to adopt an annual budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2014-2015 on Tuesday night.

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Council sets special meeting Thursday

Lebanon City Council is to consider its proposed 2014-2015 budget on second reading during a special called meeting to be held at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, May 22, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.

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City nods utility payments by credit card

Lebanon City Council took the first step at Tuesday night’s regular meeting to allow utility customers to make payments with credit cards.

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CVS/pharmacy plans moving along

Plans for a new CVS/pharmacy on Lebanon’s west side continued to move forward Tuesday night as Lebanon City Councilors unanimously approved plans for the pharmacy’s signage.

 

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Lebanon Council to hold special meeting

Lebanon City Council will have a special called meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 20, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.

 

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Burton explains CCDD 'present, not voting'

A Lebanon City councilor wants to explain the action he took at the Feb. 18 meeting regarding an ordinance that would establish a community development fund to capture the city’s portion of sales and property taxes generated within the 257-acre Cumberland Development District and keep it in a savings fund.

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Council: Voters to decide sales tax hike

Lebanon’s sales tax rate could climb by a half-percent while its property tax rate drops by as much as 30 percent if voters approve a plan unanimously adopted by city lawmakers on Tuesday.

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Lebanon Council sets special meeting Thursday

Lebanon City Council will have a special called meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.

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Ward 2's Burton not voting a 'disgrace'

Lebanon residents and business owners expressed their concerns about local government operations on social media following Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

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Lebanon Council special meeting Thursday

Lebanon City Council has a special called meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, at City Hall.

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CCDD developer asks council's approval

A letter was sent to Lebanon City Council members asking them to support an ordinance for the Cumberland Center Development District at the Tuesday, Feb. 4, regular meeting.

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