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LPD sets public meeting for firing range

The Wilson Post

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said he sees no reason not to move forward with the construction of an outdoor firing range on property along Dump Road and has set a meeting for the public to see the plans and ask questions at the end of the month.

Were moving forward, we see no reason to stop, Bowen said.

The proposed firing range would sit on 33.5 acres of property owned by the City of Lebanon near the Wilson County Landfill on Dump Road. Bowen said the LPD has been trying for more than 10 years to build its own firing range.

HillbilliesVille plants roots in Lebanon

The Wilson Post

Music Row may pay no mind, but country music fans around the world should be tuning in soon to sights and sounds emanating from Fiddlers Grove at the Wilson County Fairgrounds.

Thats where Australian Kevin Kiepe plans in mid-April to debut HillbilliesVille, an online village from which he will stream traditional country music as well as offer fans a social community and new artists a venue to flex their vocal talents.

Were all about tradition, but theres absolutely no reason that traditional country music cant be delivered using the latest and best technology, says Kiepe (pronounced key-p). And live video is where its at.

FCS holds off Grace Baptist

MURFREESBORO -- Friendship Christian streaked to an early lead but had to hold on at the end for a 52-46 victory over Grace Baptist of Chattanooga Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the TSSAA BlueCross Boys Basketball Championships at Murphey Center.

The Commanders led 17-3 in the first quarter, then battled turnovers and a poor night at the free throw line to pull out the first state tournament win in the history of the program. Grace dug themselves a huge hole -- going 0-12 from the field to start the game.

Now 26-3 on the season, FCS will advance to Friday's 6:45 p.m. semifinal game vs. McEwen.

Willard W. Roundman Rader, 71

Graveside services were conducted Thursday afternoon, March 15 at Hermitage Memorial Gardens for Mr. Rader, 71, of Mt. Juliet.
Retired from CSX Railroad, he died Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Mt. Juliet's Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Steven Paul Phelan, 48

Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, March 16 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Phelan, 48, of Lebanon.
He died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the University.
The family will receive friends Friday from 12 Noon until the service.
Burial will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mildred Davenport, 93

Mrs. Davenport, 93, of Lebanon died March 13, 2012 at The Pavilion in Lebanon.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, March 16 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown.
Visitation from 12 Noon until the service on Friday.
Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Park.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Dee Cook, 79

Mr. Cook, 79, of Hermitage died Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, March 16 at Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
Visitation from 11 a.m. until service time Friday.
Interment will set for 3:30 p.m. at the Salem Cemetery in Liberty.
Arrangements by Mt. Juliet's Bond Memorial Chapel.

Cody Allen Hill, 19

Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 16 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Hill, 19, of Lebanon.
A 2011 graduate of Wilson Central High, he died Monday, March 12, 2012.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Kenneth Wayne Rainey, 72

Mr. Rainey, 72, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Funeral services will be conducted 10 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Visitation will be at 3-8 p.m. Friday
Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

Billie Jean Patton, 82

Mrs. Patton, 82, of Watertown, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 in Farmington, Mich.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown.
Visitation will be noon until the service on Saturday.
Interment will be in Jones Hill Cemetery.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

THP urges motorists to act responsibly this St. Patricks Day

In preparation for this weekends St. Patricks Day holiday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is gearing up for a statewide DUI enforcement campaign with more than 50 sobriety and driver license checkpoints planned across the state, including one in Wilson County.

The 2012 St. Patricks Day holiday period begins at midnight, Saturday, March 17, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 18.

We take traffic safety enforcement seriously throughout the year and especially on holidays, Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. St. Patricks Day has become a popular holiday for many Americans to celebrate with friends and family. We want to remind all citizens to act responsibly, obey the rules of the road, and never drink and drive.

Lebanon Chamber Open House set Friday

From Post staff reports

Come hungry to the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerces Annual St. Patricks Day Open House to be held from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday, at the Chambers office at 149 Public Square.

Oh, and since its the St. Patricks Day Open House, feel free to wear your green!

In addition to meeting other business people from the community, the annual event also showcases a number of local restaurants and caterers who will be providing delectable offerings during the day in A Taste of Lebanon. They are:

New Life Ministries welcomes Mercys Harbor in concert

Pastor George Wallace and the congregation of New Life Ministries at 402 E. Forrest Ave., Lebanon, welcome the group Mercy's Harbor at 5:30 p.m., Sunday March 18.

Mercy's Harbor consists of husband and wife team Donnie and Melody Marr from Albertville, Ala., Brent Lee from Chattanooga, and Austin Anderson from Alexandria, Ala.

Donnie and Brent traveled together as Exalted for many years before coming back together as Mercys Harbor. As Exalted, they performed in various venues, such as The National Quartet Convention (NQC) as well as many other churches and concert halls around the country, beside many of todays top artists.

They were also honored to have songs in various charts throughout the Southern Gospel industry. Gabriel Play and Count Me In, which landed at number 59 on The Singing News top 100 charts, were and still remain two of the most requested songs to date.

Melody has also enjoyed a great background of Southern Gospel Music. Her mother, the late Doris Andoe, traveled across the country for many years as a soloist and also headed her own group Evidence. Many referred to Doris as the"other Vestel Goodman," thusbeing asked to record a Tribute album to the late Vestel Goodmanin which she gladly accepted.

Though all the accolades are nice and enjoyable, nothing compares to the lives that have been changed though this ministry, Wallace said, adding Mercys Harbors desire is to continue to see lives changed through the moving of the Holy Spirit.

Admission is free.Everyone is welcome to attend.

TDOT to work on I-40 in Wilson until Thursday

FromPost staff reports

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has issued noticed of two projects, both on Interstate 40, that will take place over the weekend and next week in Wilson County, advising motorists to be aware and cautious when passing through.

TDOT crews will be resurfacing I-40 from east of State Route 840 to east of Highway 70, on Friday, March 16 through Sunday March 18, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. There will be alternating lane closures along this stretch of I-40 eastbound and closures on I-40 eastbound at mile marker 238 for bridge work.

Also, crews will be resurfacing I-40from Central Pike to east of Highway 109 from Sunday, March 18 through Thursday March 22 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. There will be alternating lane closures of the outside travel lane of I-40, both eastbound and westbound, from Central Pike to one mile east of Hwy 109 to drill test borings at various locations along the shoulder. At least one lane will remain open at all times.

Again, motorists are advise to take caution when driving along these stretches of I-40 this weekend and next week, especially while construction crews are present.

Wilson jobless rate up to 7.1 percent

From Post staff reports

Wilson Countys unemployment rate rose to 7.1 percent in January, up 0.5 percent from the December 2011 rate of 6.6 percent.

Unemployment rates for January were released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Figures from the department showed that Wilson County had a workforce of 61,250 in January with 56,920 employed and 4,330 unemployed in the first month of 2012.

Wilson County placed sixth among 10 counties with the lowest jobless rates for January. Scott County, in East Tennessee, was again last among the 95 counties in Tennessee with 18.6 percent unemployed.

Rawhide trail boss drowned in Peruvian river

Dear Ken: What happened to Eric Fleming, who played trail boss Gil Favor on Rawhide?

Fleming, born Edward Heddy in Santa Paula, Calif., enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII and served as a Seabee in a naval construction battalion. An accident at work injured his face, thus he had to undergo extensive plastic surgery. After the war, he studied acting and found work on Broadway, in film and on TV. He was making High Jungle, an adventure film in Peru in 1966, when his dugout canoe flipped and he was carried away by the strong current of the Huallaga River and drowned at the age of 41. He had planned to marry his fianc two days later. Fleming was buried on the grounds of the University of Peru in Lima, Peru. Among his movie credits were Fright, Queen of Outer Space, Curse of the Undead and The Glass Bottom Boat.

March Madness

Wilson Living Magazine

March Madness

Upon hearing this term I thought it was some obnoxious sales plug for a shopping center. That is, until I came home one afternoon, stepped into the bonus room where my husband and our two children sat staring intently at the television. Before I could ask, What are you watching? I got shushed by my 8 year old. I shouldve walked away. But, because I showed a little interest, my husband and oldest child started talking about brackets circulating, hardwood hysteria, seed teams and something about stars being born. All of it made as much sense the acronyms Gary Busey spouts off every time a TMZ camera is close.

Postrcripts - The Wedding Petticoat

My Granny Mae, maternal grandmother Hannah Mae Robinson, married on April 19, 1905. Her mother had passed away two years earlier and I remember her telling about her father taking her to Chattanooga to purchase her wedding gown and trousseau. I still have her wedding gown, two petticoats, a nightgown, her white crocheted stockings and a pale blue dress. She was less than 5 feet tall and had a waist of around 20 inches. She was a lovely bride.

The wedding petticoat is in perfect condition as I have had it conserved and packed in acid free tissue and boxes. It is made of cotton with the lower third in tiers of lace and gathered fabric. It looks beautiful and has been worn by five brides in my family over the past 107 years.

Jimbo's in Mt. Juliet plans to shake hamburger world

The Wilson Post

Partners Jim Lamberth, left, and John Isaac hope to shake up the burger world with Jimbo's in Mt. Juliet.

MT. JULIET--Can Wilson County birth a second restaurant chain, one that might trace in the tracks of the super successful Cracker Barrel?

Well, if Jimbos partners Jim Lamberth and John Isaac succeed with their dream, built on the backs of 3-ounce, 100 percent, fresh-beef patties, the answer is yes, and they would like fries with that.

Their first Jimbos, a retro-styled hamburger palace that shares room on the menu with hot dogs, hand-cut French fries and milk shakes, opened in December on North Mt. Juliet Road, across from Mt. Juliet Middle School, and their burger business is booming.

Walk into the diner, which features an all-American theme with red tables, red and white walls, black chairs and photos on the walls of classic cars, Coca-Cola, Popeye the Sailors burger-munching pal Wimpy, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, and odds are the first person to greet you from behind the counter will be smiley-faced John Isaac, a former chief operating officer of Service Merchandise Catalog Showroom.

Our Feathered Friends-March 14


I received a message from my first cousin, Traci Walker, updating me on her Mockingbird and her cat. Since last year the Mockers have tormented Oreo, her cat, dive-bombing and pecking it on its head. I believe the cat would love to turn the tables on the Mocker and invite it to lunch.

We had a very good time at Garrs this past Saturday as we talked about Bluebirds, Purple Martins and even Bats. I myself would love to get a Bat house where the winged creature of nocturnal bliss could work on eating the insects that escape my daytime favorites. That was a mouthful. It was also nice to have Sheila Smith show up with a friend, whose name I cant remember, to learn about the birds. Memory loss seems to run rampant in my life since last October's close call with death.

Bud's at it again

Maybe Bud Adams cant help himself.

And you cant teach an old dog, new tricks.

The Titans owner didnt learn from his last misguided order. That missive was for the Titans to take Texas quarterback Vince Young with their first round pick of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Bud may have been the only one in the Titans building that wanted to take Young. The head coach didnt want him. The offensive coordinator didnt want him. The general manager didnt want him.

That didnt matter to Bud.

Weather forecasters right more than wrong


My wife and I were watching the old Humphrey Bogart movie "Key Largo" a few weeks ago on what we'd define as a slow television night.

The 1948 film is a classic. The story line is about a character played by Bogart who visits a hotel in Key Largo, Fla. and finds that the hotel has been taken over by gangsters.

During the hostage situation at the hotel, a hurricane develops and threatens the area.

Ask Anne: Hey, folks, no problem?


Perhaps some would think me overly sensitive, but I think the response to Thank you should be Youre welcome. Thats worked well for a long time. The current response of No problem grates on my ears! Dont you agree? -Someone Who Appreciates Good Manners

In the news recently: Famous cook who has overcome many problems is now under attack for her diabetes; Wealthy banker after paying for a $133 lunch leaves waitress a 1% tip and a note saying, Get a real job. (The latter, possibly a hoax, is in the process of being checked out as is the waitresss level of service.) We used to mumble something about mans inhumanity to man, but felt optimistically that everyday life around us would still shine clean and bright.

John Carter is more than just an action film at its heart

The Wilson Post

Civil War veteran and strange treasure-hunter, John Carter, is captured in Arizona by the U.S. Army, seeking his help to fight back against Apache attacks on citizens.

Carter manages to escape with troops hot on his tail before a skirmish with the Apache leads to Carter dragging a U.S. Colonel to safety in a cave where an otherworldly man wielding a strange weapon ambushes him.

Quickly, Carter kills the man, who with his dying breath, utters a phrase as Carter clutches a medallion being held by his attacker. With the last syllable, Carter suddenly wakes up on Mars.

Reader: Voter turnout "pathetic"

To the Editor:

Seriously? Wilson County Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren says 18.5 percent voter turnout was a good day?

Wait, are we talking about a dictatorship where voting becomes obsolete, or America where men and women give their lives every day for the freedoms we enjoyincluding the right to vote?

He says, good day, I say pathetic. We should know better. Stop complaining if you are not willing to exercise your right, no, your duty.

Greg Fast
Mt. Juliet


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