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Column

Libertarians got it right; Bush should have listened

By RON HART  

“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”  Voltaire


Wednesday was Tax Day or, as Obama cabinet appointees called it, Passover.

Therefore I have given many Tea Party-type speeches of late, and in preparing for them I have come to the conclusion, as I often do, that we Libertarians have been right an awful lot.

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Guest Column

Delaying bill requiring new voting machines a necessity

By TRE HARGETT
Tennessee Secretary of State

Over the last two weeks, SB 305/HB 295 which delays the implementation of the Voter Confidence Act of 2007 from 2010 to 2012 was heard in both Senate and House Committees. As Tennessee’s Secretary of State, I believe this legislation is vital to help ensure the economic stability of local governments and the overall integrity of the state election process itself.

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Letters to the Editor

Reader: Legislature taking care of everything but the unemployed

To the Editor:

Our state legislature never ceases to amaze me. With unemployment in the state in excess of 9 percent, over 8 percent in Wilson County, with expenditures for higher education being reduced, and with the threat of additional layoffs, I guess the legislature will produce legislation to address these issues, right?

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General News

5 Wilson County bridge projects selected for funding

Projects to be funded through Bridge Bonds

Tennessee Department of Transportation has selected five structurally deficient bridges in Wilson County for replacement under TDOT’s proposed bridge bonding program. 

The proposal, which has been presented to the legislature, will create or retain more than 15,000 jobs in Tennessee and will rebuild or repair two-thirds of the state’s aging bridges.

TDOT has proposed issuing $350 million in general obligation bonds to repair or replace 200, or two-thirds, of the state’s structurally deficient system bridges. Included in the bridge projects slated for construction under the program are:

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Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian Church sets worship

You are invited to worship on Sunday, April 19 at Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Watertown.

The message will be on “Signs of the End of the Age.”

The church is located at 4260 S. Commerce Road, just outside Watertown. Morning worship is at 11. The pastor is Sam Parks. For more information, call 426-5204.

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CoreTech hires contractor

City officials probe company headquarters in Spokane, WA

By JOHN B. BRYAN
The Wilson Post

The embattled “green technology” business development CoreTech Park announced yesterday the company has selected a well-known Middle Tennessee General Contractor to construct the development.

R.C. Mathews Contractors, a third generation family business that has been building landmark projects in Middle Tennessee for some 70 years, is excited to have been selected to construct the proposed development, according to a news release on Thursday by CoreTech.

 “We are proud we will be playing a significant role in the growth of the Middle Tennessee area and the advancement of technology in our industry,” said Walker Mathews, RC Mathews Contractor president.

The announcement of the contractor of the development comes on the heels of the news that two City of Lebanon officials traveled to Spokane, Wash., CoreTech’s home office, to do some “due diligence” about the company and its history.

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Nike launches Clearance Store at Prime Outlets-Lebanon

Nike launched of its newest clearance Factory Store in Lebanon on Tuesday.

Representing the world’s No.1 athletic brand, NikeFactoryStoreClearance offers key assortments in sport inspired and sport performance footwear apparel for every athlete at deep value prices, officials said.

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