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Telling Tales

Who doesnt remember their first car?
Mine was a two-door, hatchback, Honda Accord, with red velour seats and tinted windows. The previous owner had been a smoker, so no matter how many air fresheners I hung from the rear view mirror, the car always had a musty smell …with a tinge of vanilla.
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Ask Ken Beck

Coppola can make Nicolas Cage holler Uncle!
Dear Ken: Nicolas Cage, who stars in “Knowing,” I’ve heard he is related to Francis Ford Coppola. True or false?
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General Lifestyle

Author to read, sign Rhythm of Selby at Sherlocks

Author Marti Healy will read from and sign copies of her new book, “The Rhythm of Selby,” from 1 until 4 p.m., Sunday, April 26 at Sherlock’s Book Emporium and Curiosities.

The book is published by The Design Group Press.

Writer Macy Harris moves to the small Southern town of Selby, S.C., in search of mild winters and a culture known for its equally warm hospitality, a place to write in rhythm with a slower pace of life. She soon becomes enchanted with Selby’s gentle residents, its generations of history, its tradition of horses and dogs, its magnificent old homes and gardens, art and music, and excellent cuisine.

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Film producer presents documentary at Crave Bookstore

Award winning film producer and director T.N. Mohan personally presents his highly acclaimed documentary on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “Hanged on a Twisted Cross, The Life, Convictions and Martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer,” at Crave Christian Bookstore & Café in Lebanon on Friday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m. 

“We're setting up the big screen for this big event! We’re so excited to have the actual producer and director of so many quality documentaries and films share his time and talents at Crave,” said Bridgette Belew of Crave Bookstore & Café, adding “and we can all learn so much from the life and convictions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.”

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LHS presents Oklahoma

“Oklahoma” is coming to Lebanon High School Auditorium this weekend on April 23, 24 and 25.
The play, a romantic story about a cowboy named Curly played by Mitch Dickens who falls in love with a farm girl Laurey played by Hannah Gallagher, has been very popular since it was first written in 1943. Songs from the play are well known, too. “Oklahoma,” “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” and “Kansas City” are all songs made famous by the play.

The play opens with Curley singing “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” to impress Laurey, but giving a teasing kiss on the check to her Aunt Eller played by Chelsea Hardin.

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Column

The Masterly Way to Healthful Habits Not Covered Here

By ANNE DONNELL

I think I saw a word misused recently. It was a reference to a museum’s showing a borrowed “exhibit” of a variety of items. Isn’t this an “exhibition”? Are we commonly misusing other words or reading and hearing on radio and TV and in movies these misuses? I believe we are and am interested in your comments.
-All for Accuracy and Precision!

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Guest Column

Lawmakers should rethink guns with alcohol law

By TOMMY THOMPSON
District Attorney 15th Judicial District

Too many times I think we in public office hear voices near us, read opinions addressed to us and act or react accordingly.
         
But that may not always result with us making the right decisions.

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Calendar

Lebanon Council sets special meeting

Lebanon City Council will have a special called meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 23 in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.

 

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General News

Audit turns up discrepancies

Gladeville Utility District looks at State reports 

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

A former Gladeville Utility District general manager received more than $300,000 in payments that not approved or violated policy, says a just released audit from the State Comptroller’s Office.

As a result, the board of the GUD and the new general manager have been busy making changes to comply with recommendations in the audit.

Among other things the audit showed that, “The former general manager received payments totaling $300,211 that were either not approved and/or were in violation of district policy.”

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Community Shred Day set for Wilson County residents

Secure Shred and Wilson Bank & Trust are partnering together to host a free Community Shred Day for Wilson County. 

The purpose of the Community Shred Day is to give the public an opportunity to properly dispose of personal, confidential documents. Wilson Bank will host the event at five locations where documents can be deposited into locked containers for destruction, or items may be brought to Secure Shred’s shredding center.

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Council nods one charter change ordinance

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council passed only one of three ordinances which would have amended the City Charter at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

Council passed on first reading an amendment which defines of the Finance Commissioner’s duties which was accidentally left out of the charter when the position was created.

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Election Commission keeps Harris

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Election Commission voted 3-2 to retain Lynn Harris as administrator of elections during the panel’s meeting on Wednesday.

The election came with a bit of drama as a member of the audience, former Mt. Juliet mayor Kevin Mack, stood up and suggested the panel name Rob Shearer, a former Mt. Juliet city manager, to the post.

Mack cited concerns with holding early voting in Mt. Juliet in the past as among his reasons for wanting Shearer to be named as administrator.

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Freedom of speech case heard in Fed Court

From Post staff reports

A U.S. District judge is expected to issue a ruling soon in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Christian students against the Wilson County Schools claiming the school system denied their right to free speech.

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Mt. Juliet Elementary student battles cancer for third time

By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- At first glance, Savannah Hope Swandal looks like any other 3rd grader at Mt. Juliet Elementary. 

She is an outgoing, beautiful, 9-year-old little girl with an infectious laugh and a smile that will melt your heart. She enjoys being outdoors, playing with her family and friends, dancing, singing, riding her bike, listening to music and going to church.

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