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'Emotions should be removed from decision-making'
'Emotions should be removed from decision-making'

Editor's Note: This article was edited on Oct. 27 to clarify language attributed to Larry Hubbard, member of the Lebanon Planning Commission.

One current member of the Lebanon Planning Commission said that emotions need to be removed from decision-making on the city's planning board.

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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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Bell family donates land for West Lebanon park
Bell family donates land for West Lebanon park
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City of Lebanon donates $5,000 to Pickett Chapel
City of Lebanon donates $5,000 to Pickett Chapel
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City of Lebanon survey seeks community input
City of Lebanon survey seeks community input

The City of Lebanon recently launched the online phase of a community wide survey aimed at helping local officials identify and define a cohesive plan for the city and its future growth.

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City responds to playground renovation request
City responds to playground renovation request

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead agreed that it is up to the city to ensure the Lebanon Community Playground at Don Fox Park is maintained for future generations.

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Commission mulling tax hike for raises
Commission mulling tax hike for raises
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Commission OK's 35-cent tax hike for raises, school
Commission OK's 35-cent tax hike for raises, school

Wilson County Commissioners approved a 35.17-cent property tax increase, which will in turn provide raises for close to 500 county employees, including higher pay for emergency personnel, members of the sheriff's department and county teachers.

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Commission OK's 35-cent tax hike for raises, school
Commission OK's 35-cent tax hike for raises, school
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County introduces Expo Center GM
County introduces Expo Center GM

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto's office formally announced the hiring of Zendel Murphy as the general manager of the Wilson County Expo Center last week.

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CVB role hiring
CVB role hiring
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Haslam talks gas tax at town hall
Haslam talks gas tax at town hall

The meeting, held at the Wilson County Courthouse in Lebanon, drew a large crowd eager to hear the governor's thoughts on education and public safety, with a large portion of time reserved for his proposed gas tax increase.

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Kleinheider appointed to Lt. Gov. McNally staff
Kleinheider
Kleinheider appointed to Lt. Gov. McNally staff

Local resident and former journalist Adam C. Kleinheider has been appointed communications director for the office of Tennessee Lt. Gov. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge).

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Lebanon Gasification Construction
Lebanon Gasification Construction
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Legends Drive Extension breaks ground
Legends Drive Extension breaks ground
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Merryman leaves County CVB
Merryman
Merryman leaves County CVB

takes job with Dept. of Agriculture
BULLETIN -- Terri Merryman has resigned her post as director of the Wilson County Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

Merryman has accepted a new role as media relations and communications coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

A former television news anchor and producer, Merryman officially assumed the title of CVB director on Aug. 24, 2014.

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Mt. Juliet mayoral incumbent, challenger sound off
Mt. Juliet mayoral incumbent, challenger sound off
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New streets signs to follow signal pole painting
New streets signs to follow signal pole painting
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State Route 840 to be designated as interstate
State Route 840 to be designated as interstate
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Tax Sale set
Tax Sale set
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Three planners resign after mayor's vote
Three planners resign after mayor's vote

The mayor of Lebanon said he stands by his decision to vote in place of a member of the Planning Commission, even after three members announced their resignations.

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Wilson County Veterans Museum
Wilson County Veterans Museum
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Wilson receives Governor's ThreeStar Award
Wilson receives Governor's ThreeStar Award

Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development recently presented ThreeStar awards at the 2016 Governor's Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville, where Wilson County garnered an award.

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Wilson Voter Handbook now available
Wilson Voter Handbook now available

The 2017-18 edition of the Wilson County Voter Handbook is now available on the Wilson County Election Commission's website at www.WilsonVotes.com.

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