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Fair opens today
After about a year of planning, the 2009 Wilson County Fair opens officially at 5 p.m. today with its theme this year of “Celebrating 30 Years of Volunteers.”
        
It is an entirely appropriate theme because this Fair could not occur on the scale that it does each year without the efforts of the volunteers.
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Guest Column

Popcorn Stand located on Lebanon Square, Wilson County, Tennessee

By LINDA GRANSTAFF

Sometime before or after World War I, but before the 1920 census, the Quarterly Court decided to build a popcorn stand to aid the disabled to have a job.

The person who would run the popcorn stand would need to be a disabled veteran or disabled. In the 1920 Wilson County Census, Frank Hallum is listed as running a popcorn stand in the 10th District. The operators of the popcorn stand are listed in the Wilson County History as: first Frank Hallum, then by Genie and Bill Smith, then by Webster Tarpley, and finally by Charley Cato. The popcorn stand was located on comer of the Square and South Cumberland Street next to the Courthouse.

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Letters to the Editor

No more govt involvement with cell phones
To the Editor:
 
I saw an article in a national publication calling for more government involvement in the wireless industry.
 
How can anyone suggest more rules and costs for cell phones when many people are having a tough time paying the bills they already have? It is beyond me how this makes sense.
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General News

Guardsman earns Purple Heart

Two Tennessee National Guard soldiers from Murfreesboro’s 269th Military Police Company have been awarded Purple Hearts for injuries sustained while serving in Iraq.

Spec. Caleb Dutton of Mt. Juliet and Spec. Robert Fletcher of Rogersville were both injured when a 55-gallon drum filled with explosives detonated near their patrol on March 25.

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Read all about Wilson County Fair in new book

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

Besides experiencing this year’s county fair, now you can stroll through its past as you read The Wilson County Fair: Tennessee’s Big County Fair.

The new 256-page book was a joint venture by Mt. Juliet’s Brenda Moss and Lebanon’s James Jordan and features more than 50 historic photographs and images of artifacts such as old catalog covers and tickets.

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Wreck victim IDd

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

A man who died as a result of a collision between a tanker truck and a pickup truck on Highway 231 North on Tuesday has been identified.

The deceased man was identified as William Clarence Norris, 49, address unknown. He was a passenger in a 1985 Ford F150 pickup truck driven by L.D. Bell, 71, of 50 Upton Heights, Lebanon. Bell was injured in the accident.

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Youth baseball tournament boosts countys economy

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Wilson County’s economy is more than half a million dollars richer as a result of the recent Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA) 2009 World Series Tournament played here in July.

The tournament was for CABA’s 14 & Under League.

Revenue spent by visitors on hotels, meals, shopping and entertainment brought in more than $500,000 to the local economy, said Ricky Rodriguez, director of the Wilson County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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