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Post names 2016 all-county team
Post names 2016 all-county team

Event held Jan. 14 at CU's Baird Chapel
The Wilson Post takes great pride in announcing its second annual All Wilson County Football Team.

Joining with the Tyler McChurch Foundation, Cumberland University and Lebanon's Chick-fil-A, the 2016 honorees were recognized at a Saturday, Jan. 14 luncheon held at Cumberland's historic Baird Chapel.

All-county players received a t-shirt, wristbands, a personalized certificate while specialty award winners were presented with a commemorative souvenir football.

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Post names 2016 all-county offensive team
Post names 2016 all-county offensive team

Special awards presented to eight
The Academic Athlete Award was presented to Mt. Juliet High defensive end Aaron Weist. A converted linebacker, Weist carries a GPA of GPA and scored a 32 on the ACT.

Mt. Juliet High quarterback Mason Earls is the Offensive Player of the Year.

Watertown linebacker Josh Deel is the Defensive Player of the Year.

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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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SEOPA honors John L. Sloan
SEOPA honors John L. Sloan

Earlier this month, during the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA) annual conference in Lakeland, FL., John L. Sloan's column, "Wish I Had Known", published March 30 in The Wilson Post was judged the best weekly newspaper column of the year, (June 1, 2016-May 30-2017).

SEOPA is the most prestigious and largest outdoor press association in the United States with over 500 members from across the country.

Since 1988, Sloan has won 13 first place awards and six second place finishes in newspaper writing and photography in SEOPA judging.

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Letter- I'll always read your articles
Letter- I'll always read your articles

My name is Carl Price and I was born in a house on Greenwood Road near Shop Spring(s). I have just finished reading your two articles in the 8/31 Post with tears in my eyes. I always read your feature articles, but "Sentimental Journey to Shop Springs" was one of the very best I have ever read.

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2016 Football Preview publishes Aug. 17
2016 Football Preview publishes Aug. 17

Clockwise, from upper right: Friendship Christian's Spencer Burge, Wilson Central's Noah Stafford, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy's Austin Collier, Lebanon High's Jaden Moore, Mt. Juliet High's Trey Pruitt and Watertown High's Seth Price.

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2016 Wilson County Besties
2016 Wilson County Besties

Chop House on the Green at Lebanon Golf & Country Club was filled with excitement early Wednesday - as more than 150 guests attended a breakfast to see where they placed in the 2016 Main Street Besties Awards.

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2015 All-County Football Team
2015 All-County Football Team
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Post relocates to new location
Post relocates to new location
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The Post cleans up at TPA event
The Post cleans up at TPA event

Newspaper wins 19 awards, 5 first place honors --
KNOXVILLE -- The Wilson Post received 19 awards, including the top honor in its category, in the 2015 Tennessee Press Association journalism awards held Thursday.

The newspaper was awarded the General Excellence Award in its division at TPA's annual meeting at the Knoxville Crowne Plaza. The General Excellence Award is presented to the newspaper with the highest overall quality with a circulation of 5,000 to 15,000.

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Wilson County man on Tennessee Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list caught in North Carolina
Wilson County man on Tennessee Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list caught in North Carolina

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Stephen Eugene Beck, a Wilson County man who fled the state in 2011 following multiple child rape charges, was arrested Tuesday in Wilmington, North Carolina, according to a press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Beck, 43, was charged in August 2010 in Wilson County on six counts of rape of a child and 14 counts of rape. That same month he was indicted in Rutherford County on three counts of rape of a child.

 

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24-page ethics complaint filed with DA

The heart of a 24-page ethics complaint sent to the District Attorney General by the Wilson County Commission Ethics Committee on April 3 is the question of residency of individual commissioners when they move.

The issue has been a topic of contention for some commissioners since December, when former County Commissioner Adam Bannach of District 18, resigned his seat due to moving out of his district.

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Residency issue has long history

While some may think this is a new issue, it is not and its roots go back six years when Commissioner Wendell Marlowe served for nearly seven months after moving out of his district.

According to local media reports in January 2008, Marlowe, who was then commissioner of District 1, did not submit his resignation until November 2007, almost five months after he had moved out of his district.

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Tennessee Code Annotated Laws cited in Ethics Complaint

Here are the three laws from the Tennessee Code Annotated, Harold Huber alleges in his 24-page Ethics Complaint that members of the Wilson County Government may have violated.

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24-page ethics complaint filed with DA

The heart of a 24-page ethics complaint sent to the District Attorney General by the Wilson County Commission Ethics Committee on April 3 is the question of residency of individual commissioners when they move.

The issue has been a topic of contention for some commissioners since December, when former County Commissioner Adam Bannach of District 18, resigned his seat due to moving out of his district.

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NLOL assists ARC, Hamblen Co. officials in rescue of 75 animals in alleged cruelty situation
NLOL assists ARC, Hamblen Co. officials in rescue of 75 animals in alleged cruelty situation

Morristown, Tenn. — Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) responded today to an urgent call from Hamblen County officials for assistance with more than 60 dogs of various breeds, two cats, and several tropical fish found living in deplorable conditions in a home in Morristown, Tenn., approximately four hours east of Nashville.

Locally-based New Leash on Life, a shelter partner with ARC, provided transportation for the animals to a temporary shelter provided by the Floyd family of Lebanon.

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VIDEO: BOE accepts agreement


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Board returns from executive session at 11:30 mark of video.

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POST OPINION: Director gone, time to move forward

The seven-month reign of Dr. Timothy Setterlund as Wilson County Schools director has ended.

The past nine days have been very trying for those in our school system, and we commend Dr. Setterlund for making the right decision.

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BOE delays appointing interim director; agrees to let Setterlund out of his contract

It took less than 40 minutes Saturday morning for the Wilson County Board of Education to unanimously vote to let former Director of Schools Dr. Tim Setterlund out of his contract.

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In Their Own Words: Elected officials react to today’s BOE’s meeting

Following this morning’s meeting of the Wilson County Board of Education, who unanimously voted to terminate the contract as Director of Schools Dr. Tim Setterlund, who had been on the job for only seven months, The Wilson Post attempted to contact all five of the board members to ask them the following question: “What take away lesson, if any, did you learn from the entire situation concerning Dr. Setterlund as you prepare to move forward in your search for a new director?”

 

Additionally, The Post talked to the chairs of the Wilson County Commission Budget and Education Committees for their reactions to today’s meeting, and with whose comments we begin our reporting of “In Their Own Words.”

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BOE to consider Setterlund's retirement Saturday morning

BREAKING NEWS: Setterlund retires

The purpose of tomorrow’s Wilson County Board of Education meeting has changed. According to a notice sent out via email at 5:06 p.m., the special called session will be to accept Dr. Tim Setterlund’s official notice of retirement.

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BOE to meet Saturday morning re: Setterlund’s future

Wilson County Board of Education will meet Saturday to determine the future of Director of Schools Dr. Tim Setterlund, who took over the reins of the school system less than seven months ago.

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A timeline of events during Dr. Tim Setterlund’s tenure as Director of Schools

This article first appeared in the Wednesday, Jan. 22, print edition of The Wilson Post. Because The Wilson Post realized the issues that seem to concern several county commissioners, as well as some principals, teachers, parents and students with Setterlund, go much further back in time than last Thursday, we are publishing online with links to the original stories and/or sources of information as possible.

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Admiration turns to ‘shock and awe’ by terminations

I am the Junior Class President at Lebanon High School. I am writing this letter to voice my concerns on the future of our school system under the leadership of our current director, Dr. Tim Setterlund.

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BOE contract with Setterlund available for review

The Wilson Post has had several inquiries from the general public about Director of Schools Dr. Tim Setterlund's employment contract with the Wilson County Board of Education.

Therefore, we have published it as .pdf file, as it a public record and available for review by the public.

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A student's perspective on the Dr. Setterlund situation

Jasmine Carlisle, a 15-year-old Mt. Juliet High School sophomore, has followed closely the recent situation involving Wilson County Schools Director Dr. Tim Setterlund. She has written a letter to the Board of Education about the situation and with her mother's written permission, The Wilson Post is printing it online Monday night and will print it in Wednesday's print edition.

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Board considering 3 options regarding Setterlund

The Wilson County Board of Education has basically three options under consideration regarding the recent events surrounding Director of Schools Dr. Tim Setterlund, according to the board chairman.

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Weathers explains government sticker removal
Weathers explains government sticker removal

While interviewing Wilson County Board of Education Chair Don Weathers, The Wilson Post asked him about the removal of the county sticker from the director of school’s board-issued Ford Expedition.

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Merry Christmas from The Post

We take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas.

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A belated list of Thanksgiving
A belated list of Thanksgiving

I had hoped to write this column for last Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but circumstances beyond my control took over my life. So please forgive me as I give thanks for many things – a week after this truly American holiday.

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Cracker Barrel vs. Biglari - Round 3
Cracker Barrel vs. Biglari - Round 3

Editor’s note: Because Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. was founded in Lebanon and its corporate headquarters are here, The Wilson Post decided to take a look back at the three-year battle between the local restaurant/gift shop corporation and activist investor Sardar Biglari before next week’s annual meeting.

For the third time in as many years, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (CBRL) shareholders will be asked to place activist investor Sardar Biglari and his second in command at Biglari Holdings Inc. on the local restaurant’s board of directors next Wednesday.

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Stumb offers an analysis of Biglari’s restructuring

 Given the recent movement in activist investor Sardar Biglari’s businesses, The Wilson Post asked Dr. Paul Stumb, dean of the Labry School of Business and Technology at Cumberland University, to comment on the presentation Cracker Barrel Old Country Store & Restaurant executives will present to shareholders next Wednesday.

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Bush speaks out on changes he’d like to see in county government

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series regarding District 8 Commissioner Frank Bush’s views on county finances and changes in how the monthly meetings are conducted.

At the October Wilson County Commission Meeting, District 8 Commissioner Frank Bush rose to comment on how in his opinion the General Fund is “being depleted rapidly” less than 90 days into the current fiscal year.

Following the Oct. 21 meeting, Bush contacted The Wilson Post and said he would like to explain his comments at the meeting.

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Bush wants more discussion, balanced budget

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series regarding District 8 Commissioner Frank Bush’s views on county finances and changes in how the monthly meetings are conducted.

In addition to wanting a simpler document that shows the status of each specific Wilson County fund balance at the monthly meetings, District 8 Commissioner Frank Bush would also like to see more discussion about expenditures on the floor of the county commission meetings.

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Someone, please explain this to me
Someone, please explain this to me

I need someone to please explain to me how certain self-proclaimed Tea Party Republicans can face the American people and say they were correct in shutting down the government and taking our country to the brink of financial disaster.

 I realize I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I knew that in the seventh grade when my IQ score fell just shy of being high enough to place me in the special kids classroom whose scores deemed them the “smart ones.”

 But what I lacked in academic learning, I feel I’ve made up through a strong dose of common sense – at least more than many politicians I know.

 So I’m confused – and I’m serious about this. It’s not a laughing matter. The party of Abraham Lincoln, who I feel would be embarrassed by the antics of the Tea Party faction, caused a painful shutdown, put almost one million people out of work, and took our country to the very brink of financial collapse.

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Will someone please find that thin line of respect?
Will someone please find that thin line of respect?

Thanks to a recent rather snide Facebook post by a friend of mine who is as red a Republican as they come (which he has since removed so don’t bother looking), I was able to finally pinpoint what has made me so ill about the last five years of partisan fighting.

The actions of today’s politicians and many of their supporters on both sides of the aisle go against a principle my Daddy instilled in me and that has become a creed of mine as a journalist throughout the years.

 Daddy told me, “You don’t have to respect or like the people who hold public office. Respect is not something you give to another simply because they were elected. They have to earn it. But at the same time, you must always respect the office that they hold. That does command your respect. It’s finding that thin line to walk in those situations that is difficult.”

 

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Setterlund - firings not on a whim

Wilson County Director of Schools Dr. Tim Setterlund said the recent dismissals of two long-term educators were not decisions I made just on a whim.

While he declined to discuss the specifics behind the dismissal last Thursday of Jill Micco, supervisor of special education, and on Friday of Bill Moss, supervisor of Career Technical Education (CTE), Setterlund said, Part of it is, I have to have a central office staff that shares the same vision that I have for the district and to support that.

Setterlund, who has been on the job since July 1, said it should not come as a surprise to anyone that he may make some changes in the Central Office staff.

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