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Guest Column

Gordon, Cohen and Cooper votes will be costly to Tennesseans
Congressmen Bart Gordon, Jim Cooper and Steve Cohen showed their true colors last week by voting for a massive special interests pork bill that will be costly to Tennesseans.  The pork-filled American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, or the “cap-and-trade” bill narrowly passed the U.S House Friday evening after months of debate.
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TDOT works to keep motorists informed

By Commissioner GERALD NICELY
Tennessee Department of Transportation

Famed English statesman Sir Francis Bacon once made the still-meaningful statement that knowledge is power. However, to gain knowledge you must have access to information. TDOT provides several ways for drivers to get traffic information, both before leaving home and while traveling in Tennessee.

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Letters to the Editor

Resident applauds current and former mayor

To the Editor:

I am writing this because I am concerned about our city. I have attended the council meetings many times. I get so disturbed because all they want to do is point fingers at different people.

It looks to me like the ones that are so mad are the problem.

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General News

Local Guard unit to go again

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

The National Guard Armory in Lebanon has been busier than usual as they received the order to mobilize the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the state’s largest National Guard unit.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates signed the mobilization order and it was announced on Monday of this week. The 278th is made up of over 3,000 soldiers across the state, with nearly 200 stationed in Lebanon.

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MTEMC plans outages July 21 in Lebanon

Middle Tennessee Electric crews will be working to improve electric service in Lebanon July 21, which will require outages in parts of the city. 

The scheduled work will require about 200 residences to be without power. The scheduled times for the outages are set to begin at 8 a.m. and last until approximately 12 p.m.

 

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Walker indicted on theft from Gladeville Utility

From Post staff reports

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested the former general manager of the Gladeville Water Utility District after he was indicted Wednesday by the Wilson County Grand Jury on numerous counts of theft for stealing from the utility company in 2007.

William Clifford Walker, 57, 208 Burgess Road, Mt. Juliet, TN was charged with two counts of Theft Over $60,000, eight counts of Theft Over $10,000 and one count of Official Misconduct.

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Will LHS plays games in park with guns?
By SAM HATCHER
The Wilson Post
          
Members of the Lebanon City Council have not formally adopted a position on the new “guns in parks” law passed by the state legislature although there appears to be considerable support among council members to not exercise its right to option out of the law.
          
Councilors Kathy Warmath and William Farmer both indicated that they would not want the city to option out of the law, while Alex Buhler said he’s still undecided.
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