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Guest Column

Time to focus on transportation, high-speed rail

By MICHAEL SKIPPER
Executive Director, Nashville Area
Metropolitan Planning Organization

I say it’s time for the next infrastructure revolution! And as the backbone of trade and commerce, our transportation system should be at the top of the list for investment.  While recent “stimulus” funding has provided a much needed boost to shovel-ready transportation projects, this nation needs bold action to ensure our continued competitiveness in the world and a clean and safe environment for future generations.

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Letters to the Editor

Help Center Board thanks area Letter Carriers for food drive

To the Editor:

The postman’s creed is familiar to many, “Neither rain nor snow nor sleet…”

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Lebanon mayor notes support of all, asks prayers for Stone's family

To the Editor:

There are no words to express the grief that the Stone family, our Police Department, and our community felt, and will continue to feel at the sudden and tragic loss of Lebanon Police Officer Jeff Stone.

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Tribble thanks former players, community for Appreciation

To the Editor:

To all my former football players, managers, coaches, cheerleaders, supporters and friends:

I am not good with words, however, I want you to know that I felt very humbled and honored by all that was done for me on April 18.

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Calendar

Potters House sponsors Womens Day

The Potter’s House Church, Women’s Department, will sponsor a “Women’s Day,” an all-day program on Sunday, May 17 at the 11:30 a.m. hour.

The theme for this service will be “What’s Wrong with Holiness?”

The morning speaker will be the Rev. Lula McCathern of New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Lebanon.

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General News

Dry cleaner helps one officer in the name of another

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Jeff Stone, an off-duty Lebanon Police officer who was killed Saturday when his motorcycle and a car collided, continues to serve his community and help friends even in death.
          
Stone was one of the organizers of a motorcycle ride to benefit his fellow officer Lt. Brent Willet, who has a form of cancer of the head and neck which is difficult to treat with traditional methods.

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Lebanon Church of God hosts Youth Rally May 15-16

Lebanon Church of God Youth Ministry Department will host a Youth Day Rally on Friday and Saturday, May 15-16 at the field located adjacent to the church at 600 C.L. Manier Street.

This event is a cooperative initiative of community, civic, business and church-sponsored entities which targets and encourages youth to strive for excellence in every part of life.

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Manhole uncovering reveals 'roach city' at Lebanon High

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

   Wilson County Commissioners need to visit the county schools before they vote on whether to finance a new Lebanon High School, said Greg Lasater, Zone 5 member of the Board of Education, on Thursday.

“It all boils down to those kids,” Lasater said. He added that he believes the commission does support a new school, but without actually looking at the difference between LHS and the newer Mt. Juliet and Wilson Central High Schools it’s hard to believe how different the conditions are.

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Three new hotels for Lebanon

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Lebanon is expecting not one, but three new hotel chains to break ground some time this summer.

The first, Candlewood Suites, has property near the new Hampton Inn just off Hartmann Drive.

Candlewood Suites has already passed Lebanon Planning Commission and has been given the go-ahead to start building.

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Unloaded gun found at CHUE

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

A 13-year-old student has been charged in a juvenile petition with carrying a weapon on school property after an unloaded 9 mm handgun and ammunition was discovered in a bathroom at Castle Heights Upper Elementary School on Thursday.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said the department received a call from CHUE officials about 1:05 p.m., yesterday, in reference to a gun found on school property.

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Watertown High School slates Alumni Homecoming

Watertown High School Homecoming is planned for Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at the Watertown High School.

All graduates and whose who attended Watertown High School are invited to attend. This year the past honor students, Valedictorians and Salutatorians of Watertown High will be recognized.  

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