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Telling Tales

Mom vs. Wild
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Ask Ken Beck

Jim Carrey makes a very scary Christmas Carol
Dear Ken: Did Jim Carrey ever make a vampire movie? What is he working on now?
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General Lifestyle

Cumberland University sings a new song with wordsmith Michael Kosser

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

He’s not exactly Professor of Musical Knowledge, but Michael Kosser carries a lot of weight after four decades of working as a pro with words and music.

He hopes to share that experience and wisdom with students at Cumberland University as he initiates a variety of projects on the Lebanon campus beginning with his Craft of Songwriting class.

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POSTSCRIPTS Breaking and Entering

One pleasant day early this summer, I decided to empty and clean the hot tub on my front deck. It was a lovely morning and I had opened windows for ventilation purposes. A sliding glass door and screen in my bedroom lead out to the deck and this is where I left the
building!

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Column

The Snarls of Spelling, Week Two

 

By ANNE DONNELL
[Last week’s question with even more answers!] Are there any rules about spelling correctly? I’m ashamed of the problem I have with that and wonder if there’s any help. Thank you.
-Miss Misspell

 

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Guest Column

Maybe next time, county students can hear Presidents speech

By SANDY DONNELL

President Barack Obama's speech on Sept. 8, 2009 to the children of this country was very good and directed to our young students. This was not a party speech or a political speech but just an inspiring speech regarding issues that affect our children and grandchildren.

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General News

'Redneck Woman' auction to benefit local private school

Do you have what it takes to win a date with a Grammy Award-winning country star?

Is your middle name "Crash"? Now is your chance to find out. Gretchen Wilson is set to host a unique auction, where seven slots to drive a car in a Demolition Derby Exhibition Heat will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. The prize for the winner of the demolition derby competition is a date with Gretchen.

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County school board protested for not allowing Obama speech

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

About 30 people showed up Tuesday morning who were protesting at the Wilson County Board of Education Central Office regarding the board’s decision not to allow teachers to show President Barack Obama’s speech to students.

Mike Davis, director of schools, said that the decision had nothing to do with politics or a vendetta against the President.

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Home sales continue upward trend in Wilson Co.

Even though the August temperatures were cooler than normal, the housing market in Wilson County is continuing to heat up.

Wilson County is still on the upswing and seeing an increase in homes sales, increase in median sales price and increase in pending home sales, said Amy Hamilton, a local real estate agent and member of the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors.

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Local man dies in accident

From Post staff reports

A single-car accident in the Norene community on Friday night resulted in the death of one man.

The accident occurred at 7:29 p.m., Sept. 4 on Cainsville Road near Simmons Bluff Road. The victim, Kenneth W. Allen, 53, of Alexandria, was the only person in the vehicle, a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer, said Sgt. Stacey Heatherly, spokesperson for the Tennessee Department of Safety.

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Mayors proclaim September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead presented a proclamation this past week to Mike and Gwen Smith, grandparents of Hawk Smith who died at age 5 of an inoperable brain tumor.

The presentation was the first event in observance of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Wilson County.

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