Upon his arrival to Nashville last week, one of President Donald J. Trump's first stops was at President Andrew Jackson's home, The Hermitage. Some 400 invitees and friends and supporters of The Hermitage were on hand as the president paid respect at Jackson's gravesite and toured the mansion.
Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection (TVAP), a non-partisan political action committee (PAC), recently endorsed Amelia Morrison Hipps, the Democratic candidate for District 46 in the State House of Representatives race.
Some say when they are killed on the job protecting others, they don't make the headlines. Security and private police officers daily face the rigors of human conflict, while protecting selflessly.
Some folks measure the success of our fair by the number of attendance. After attending our fair for nine days, I think a different measurement of success is needed. In the past we have watched our attendance grow and continue to break records; however, as I enjoyed the fair, it was apparent to me that our volunteers added the extra enthusiasm to make this a successful fair.
Both Republican and Democratic candidates ran unopposed in their respective primaries, but the totals of the conservative party were nearly four times that of their counterparts.
It was another special evening at the Wilson County Teacher of the Year Banquet. Two very community-minded businesses, Wilson County Motors and CedarStone Bank, again came together and held the 18th annual Teacher of the Year Banquet at Cumberland University. Cumberland University served a very elegant dinner, and their newly selected president Dr. Paul Stumb gave remarks about our ever-changing society.
Although the U.S. Supreme Court just lifted a ban on same-sex marriage in Tennessee, as well as three other states, conservative lawmakers in state government are already looking at ways to stop its support.
The 2015 Wilson County Teacher of the Year Banquet was again a learning experience for me. The first lesson I learned was how fortunate Wilson County is to have sponsors like Wilson County Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Hyundai and CedarStone Bank. These businesses like so many other businesses are willing to voluntarily contribute to good causes like this in our county.
District 46 State Rep. Mark Pody continues to say that he believes Wilson County Government can impose a $1 surcharge on all tickets sold to events at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center – without the approval of the General Assembly via a private act – as long as the money goes toward maintenance of the facility.
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