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July holiday represents heart, soul of nation
By SAM HATCHER
          
It’s the heart of summer and the heart and soul of our great nation. It’s the Fourth of July, a day set aside to celebrate our nation’s independence.
        
In 1776, the founders of our democracy declared our nation to be free and independent.
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Guest Column

Help on new Farmers Market appreciated

Submitted by City of Lebanon Beautification Commission

The City of Lebanon Beautification Commission is proud to have been a part of Lebanon’s Revitalized Farmer’s Market.

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Letters to the Editor

Council urged to reevaluate possible Senior Center budget cut

To the Editor:

It is my understanding that the Lebanon City Council plans to cut the funding for Lebanon Senior Center by around 50 percent. I would hope the council would reevaluate their position in regard to this matter.

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Lebanon Senior Center 'valuable asset,' be careful cutting budget

To the Editor:

This letter is directed to the Lebanon City Council and citizens at large.

We currently have a budget short-fall here in Lebanon, as do many other local and nationwide communities which we all need to address.

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Thanks for making Pickett Rucker Chapel fund raiser a success

To the Editor:

The Wilson County Black History Committee sends thanks to all supporters who attended the kickoff fundraising banquet for historic Pickett Chapel on June 12. The fundraiser was a big success, and the committee would like to offer special thanks to WANT-FM Gospel Show hosts John R. and Ms. Dean, who provided entertainment, and Phyllis McCullogh and Martha McClenon for art donated to the silent auction. We would like to offer a special note of appreciation to Sunshine Florist, Cracker Barrel, Ponderosa Steak House and Oakley’s Flower shop for door prizes.

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General News

Commission to consider wheel tax hike for new LHS

By JENNIFER HORTON and CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

A resolution calling for an increase in the wheel tax by$37.50 to fund a new Lebanon High School will be placed in the packet to be voted on by Wilson County Commission at the Monday, July 20 regular meeting.

The resolution, sponsored by District 25 Commissioner Randy Hall, would provide for the construction and furnishing of the long-discussed replacement high school. The wheel tax is currently $25 and with the proposed increase, the figure would rise to $62.50 per automobile.

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Equipment theft case looks at deal

By Josh Nelson
Special to The Wilson Post

Attorneys are working to reach a deal in the case of William Boykin and Joshua Ricketts, both of Lebanon, who are accused of stealing heavy equipment from construction sites in the Gallatin area last year.

Both were present in the courtroom of Sumner County Criminal Court Friday, but their attorneys were unable to hammer out a deal with prosecutors.

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MJ man charged in murder

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

A Mt. Juliet man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife that occurred on June 30.

 Troy Lynn Fox, 47, remained in the Wilson County Jail yesterday under $500,000 bond. He is charged in the death of his wife, Shelley Allen Fox, 47.

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