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Showing 8 articles from October 16, 2009.

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Honduras 2009

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

This would be our eighth year in a row to travel to the Predisan Clinic in Honduras. Because of the political unrest in the country, we had trouble fielding a full crew for the adventure. After two months of calling and advertising, there were five people committee to the surgical work for one week at the clinic.

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Letters to the Editor

U.S. House Committee chair should pay taxes like rest of us

To the Editor:

None of us like to pay taxes, but most of us play by the rules and pay our fair share. According to Vice President Joe Biden, that’s “The American Way.”

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Writer: Society benefits from discussion about depression

To the Editor:

I enjoyed Russ Stephens’ article “Whipping Depression” in the Sept. 25 issue of The Wilson Post and the willingness to speak about such life concerns. It is beneficial to everyone in a society when subjects such as depression which carries stigma, stereotype and misunderstanding are discussed. With this in mind, my comments, as you will read are passionate and not meant to be chiding.

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General News

Captain Video robbed

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Lebanon Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing Captain Video and Tanning at 1000 North Cumberland Street on Monday, Oct. 12.

Det. Scott Massey of the LPD said the store was robbed about 7:40 p.m.

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Flea Market wants Ag Center, Christmas for All wants compromise

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Will the Nashville Flea Market set up shop at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center now that Metro Nashville officials have decided to do something different with its home at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds?

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Neighbors help in pot bust

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Charges are pending against residents of a home in Lebanon after the Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force discovered a small amount of marijuana, some marijuana plants and pistols inside the house Thursday morning.

Det. Ray Ferguson of the Lebanon Police Department said the Task Force responded to a number of phone calls received from citizens regarding the residence at 726 Page Ave., Lebanon.

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Reward in horse shooting grows

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

The reward for information on whoever is responsible for the shooting of a young girl’s horse three weeks ago has now grown to a possible $3,500.

Chief Larry Bowman with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department said that a man, who wishes to remain anonymous, called in and offered $500 in addition to the amount given by Wilson County Crime Stoppers. The maximum reward given by Crime Stoppers is $1,000, but a board decides exactly how much to award for the information.

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Wilson agencies tab highway safety grants

Gov. Phil Bredesen today awarded more than $17.8 million in highway safety grants to 245 agencies across Tennessee including two in Wilson County.

Wilson County Sheriff’s Department is to receive a grant of $100,649 to support year two of its “Operation Impact” program, and Watertown Police Department is to receive a grant of $5,000 to support high visibility law enforcement campaigns.

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