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Obituaries

Glenn Gardner, 70

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church for Mr. Glenn Richard Gardner, 70, of Lebanon.

Former owner and operator of Dick’s Food Mart on West Main St., Mr. Gardner passed away Monday, November 17, 2008 at Alive Hospice following an extended illness.

A 1956 graduate of Lebanon High School, Mr. Gardner was a longtime supporter of Blue Devil athletics and was considered a friend and confidant to many LHS coaches and administrators through the years.

A former boxing coach with the Golden Gloves organization, Gardner saw many Lebanon fighters win area, state and regional titles and he went on to work with professional fighters in the mid-to late 1970s. Mr. Gardner sponsored several Little League baseball and youth softball teams through his grocery business.

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Letters to the Editor

Please stop stealing flowers from cemetery

To the Editor:

Concerning the Jennings Cemetery in Statesville, I make an effort to bring flowers and visit my loved ones graves, but I often find later that some thief has taken them either leaving the container empty or replacing the flowers with some cheap ones.

How cheap can they get?

As a community, we need to band together and find out who is doing this. Whoever you are, stop and think about what you’re doing.

Name withheld by request

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General News

'Stringing' at local car wash

By JOHN B. BRYAN
The Wilson Post

A new kind of thievery has hit Lebanon and one known victim is Legends Car Wash on Sparta Pike in Lebanon.
        
Approximately $70 in quarters was stolen from the car wash by an act termed “stringing” on Monday, Nov. 3.

Apparently criminals take a $20 bill and laminate the currency and attach a thin string to the back edge of the bill. They then insert the bill in the coin change machine. As the quarters begin to flow the thief then pulls the bill back out and moves on to the next victim.
         

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Dr. Ming Wang to host seminar free to public at Boomer Expo

By BEN DUDLEY
Special to The Wilson Post

When discussing excellence in eyecare, one name is almost always on the top of everyone’s list: Dr. Ming Wang, of the Wang Vision Institute.

He was one of the first surgeons in America, and was the first in the state, to use bladeless LASIK Laser vision correction.

Wang will be on hand Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Senior/Boomer Extravaganza sponsored by Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Cooperative and hosted by Mature Lifestyles. The even is to be held in Lebanon at The Mill just a couple of blocks northwest of the town’s Public Square.

The Extravaganza, free to the public, will feature some 60 or more exhibitors and is expected to attract attendees of all ages from as many as 10 Middle Tennessee counties.

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Fire under investigation

By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- State investigators are looking into a fire that killed a local man early Saturday morning, authorities said Monday.

Wilson Emergency Management Agency dispatchers said Monday that the first call for the fire that engulfed a single-wide mobile home at 12291 Central Pike came in at 4:17 a.m., with first responders on the scene from the Gladeville station at 4:28 a.m. The blaze took the life of Timothy Bingham, 48, according to records officials with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department.

An incident report filed by Deputy Ray Justice said that he arrived at the scene around 4:30 a.m., and the mobile home “was fully engulfed.” He stated that after the fire was extinguished “we confirmed the remains of a human” and notified the victim’s mother and sister. A physical identification could not be completed at the scene “due to the condition of the remains but was circumstantially identified” by the victim’s family and the owner of the property, who identified Bingham’s vehicle.

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Squire's meeting holds to rules

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Possibly the most important thing that happened at the Wilson County Commission meeting Monday night was what didn’t happen.

The commissioners voted 14 to 10 not to hear from Mt Juliet representatives before voting on a resolution to have the old Mt. Juliet Elementary School property appraised and put on the market.

District 13 Commissioner Clint Thomas asked to allow the Commission to hear from Mt. Juliet Vice Mayor Ed Hagerty and City Commissioner Will Sellers, but the commission voted 14 to 10 to refuse the men the right to speak. Later regarding the proposed Bible Park the commission refused by a vote of 16 to 8 to allow a citizen and County Tourism Director Ricky Rodriguez to speak.

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General Sports

Historic game celebrated at LHS

By TOMMY BRYAN
The Wilson Post

A ground breaking moment in Wilson County history will be celebrated Friday, Nov. 21 at Lebanon High’s Campbell Brandon Gymnasium with a pre-game dinner and a halftime presentation.

Exactly 42 years ago the all-back Wilson County High Trojan basketball teams squared off against all-white Lebanon High squads in the first-ever regular season games between the local schools.

Plans call for a $10 per plate dinner at 5 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria followed by a boys-only TSSAA “Hall of Fame Game” between the Blue Devils and Stone Memorial High of Cumberland County set for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off.

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