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Wilson Schools funding one of lowest in state
Wilson Schools funding one of lowest in state

With a property tax rate hike potentially on the horizon, with a large portion of the proceeds that could be earmarked for schools, The Wilson Post was curious to know the breakdown of how the Wilson County School System is funded.

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Schools face $28 mil construction cost overrun
Schools face $28 mil construction cost overrun

A $28 million cost overrun for school construction that has already been discussed by the county commission's budget committee will be discussed by the Wilson County School Board at a special-called work session next week.

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'Smoke & mirrors' or 'more heads in beds?'
'Smoke & mirrors' or 'more heads in beds?'

The Wilson County Commission agreed by a 19-5 vote following serious debate Monday night to allow a $250,000 fund transfer in the James E. Ward Agriculture Center budget. The funds are to support improvements needed to sponsor the rodeo scheduled for later this year.

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Craighead outlines Tourism Pilot Program to commissioners
Craighead outlines Tourism Pilot Program to commissioners

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead presented a Tourism Development Pilot to several Wilson County commissioners Thursday.

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Empower Me Center unveils fund-raising board at site
Empower Me Center unveils fund-raising board at site

A cold day did not keep hundreds of people from celebrating the Empower Me Center's launch part on Jan. 16 at the site of what they hope will be their official home in the very near future.

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Empower Me Center to hold Launch Party Jan. 16
Empower Me Center to hold Launch Party Jan. 16

To celebrate the end of their 90 Days to Donate campaign and launch their 2016 fund raising efforts, the public is invited to a Launch Party for the Empower Me Center.

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Expo Center gets additional funding
Expo Center gets additional funding

The Wilson County Commission approved $1.5 million more for the Expo Center Monday night after serious debate of the issue.

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Count yourself in
Count yourself in

Have you been counted?

There are several ways to participate in the Lebanon Special Census according to Project Manager Scott McRae.

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Lebanon donates to Wilson County Veterans Park, Museum
Lebanon donates to Wilson County Veterans Park, Museum

City of Lebanon lawmakers recently voted unanimously to support the contribution of $80,000 to the Wilson County Veteran's Plaza Museum.

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MJ scrambles to snag reluctant census participants
MJ scrambles to snag reluctant census participants

Fear of losing nearly half of Mt. Juliet's annual state-shared monies has city officials under the gun to rack up as many residents they can to participate in their special census.

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Star struck by financial perils

MT. JULIET --The Music City Star and all of Tennessee’s other shortline railways will face serious financial trouble by summer unless the state legislature can find funding to bail them out, according to District 46 State Rep. Mark Pody and Music City Star board member Bob Gash.

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Why don't we let the school board raise taxes?

Some things never seem to change in local government, specifically the annual struggle to strike a balance between the county commission and the Wilson County school system when it comes to adequate funding levels.

The new director of schools, Dr. Tim Setterlund, has publicly stated he hopes to improve things in this area by building trust through open communications with the commission and the public. I applaud him for taking this position and for recognizing that trust between the two parties is critical going forward.

 

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