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Telling Tales

Mother's Day

Do you know what special person will be honored this Sunday? It’s the one day where mom giddily relinquishes her normal responsibility of “doing everything” and replaces it with a meal (that she didn’t have to plan, cook or clean up after)...

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Encore Theatre Company presents 3rd Annual Phantom Ball

Encore Theatre Company’s Third Annual Phantom Ball is set for Saturday, Oct. 18 and a number of auction items will be up for bids.

“Best bang for your buck,” said Silent Auction Committee Chair Paula Fox.

This black shirt event will be held at the “theatre” at 14905A Lebanon Road (behind TSC). The theme for the 2008 party will be “In the Black: Jazzing it Up With Encore.”

Activities will include dancing to the music of Glenn Martin and the Arts Alliance Combo, hot refreshments and a silent auction. Patrons are encouraged to wear their favorite black attire.  

Some of the auction items available are a four-hour recording session at Eagle Canyon Studio, jewelry pieces, vintage glassware, theatre tickets, craft supplies, restaurant gift cards, a live bonsai tree, a housecleaning service, an award-winning pot of chili, LIDS hatwear, a homemade gourmet cheesecake, and the “hero” piece, a 36-inch artist original Mary Bremer collectible doll, CAMMELLE, #46/1000, valued at $2,800. 

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General News

LHS bids not apples to apples

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Questions have been raised about the second round of bids for the construction of a new Lebanon High School, one of which is slated to be accepted at a special meeting Saturday morning of the Wilson County Board of Education. 

In late July, the school board opened four bids for the new LHS ranging from a high bid of $62.75 million from Ray Bell Construction to a low bid of $56.767 million from R.G. Anderson and Company.

All of the bids, four of them, were rejected at the August school board meeting, due to a new law requiring all bids to include a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation license number for the geothermal contractor to be on the outside of the bid. Three bidders had no number and the fourth one was incorrect.

This month the school board accepted re-bids from two of the four original bidders, R.G. Anderson and Hardaway Construction, and one guaranteed maximum price (GMP) bid from Hewlett-Spencer, the design-build firm used by the school system in the past.

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Round 3... Candidates answer question about 'Green Lebanon'

From Post staff reports

The Wilson Post recently invited the two candidates for Mayor of Lebanon to come by the office for a series of questions and answers which will be presented here during the next few weeks leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

The questions were provided by local citizens and Post staff members. They include issues facing the city and also include questions asked to try and give citizens a better idea of who the candidates are they will be voting for in November.

Two candidates are seeking the office of Mayor. They are William Farmer, currently the Ward 3 Lebanon city council and mayor pro tem, and Philip Craighead, a local homebuilder and business man and member of the Neighborhood Revitalization Committee. Farmer visited The Post on Friday, Oct. 3, and Craighead on Monday, Oct. 6.

The following are the first, second and third sessions with the candidates:

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Sidewalks to nowhere a cause for concern

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council is gearing up to consider some options concerning sidewalk regulations because under the present requirements, people wanting to develop their property must install a sidewalk even if it does not connect to another one or pay an in-lieu-of fee.

Some property owners are crying foul about the regulation.

In a recent council meeting, Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath reiterated that some developers are being required build sidewalks in isolated areas where it is unlikely there will be continuous sidewalks in the foreseeable future.

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