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General Lifestyle

Daniels to sign autographs celebrating new Christmas album
Country music entertainer Charlie Daniels will meet fans and sign autographs in celebration of his recent CD/DVD release “Joy to the World: A Bluegrass Christmas” from Blue Hat Records/E1 Entertainment at the grand opening of the new Walmart in Mt. Juliet on Oct. 28.
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Column

Taste to return in 10

By JOHN B. BRYAN

There hasn’t been much to look forward to recently as rain continuesto soak Middle Tennessee and the Titans continue on their downwardspiral.

Despite the rain, it was easy to find something to do in Wilson Countythis past weekend as the first ever “Taste of Wilson County” proved to bea tasteful success on Thursday.

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Letters to the Editor

Cards, prayers appreciated; new squire promises to do her best

To the Editor:

Don and I would like to thank everyone for the many prayers, calls and cards we have received since Don’s illness in May. We have received hundreds of cards and I have put them in a special book so we can go back and enjoy them for years. We have received cards from so many churches, businesses and friends. Some of the people I do not know personally but remember Don playing football in the 1950s and at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Citizens suggest ways to save money, help to build new LHS

To the Editor:

This is to the taxpayers of Wilson County. This letter is in no way political or written to defend anyone. It is written to open the eyes and consciousness of our county officials.

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General News

Lebanon native to take reins in Memphis next week

By SAM HATCHER
The Wilson Post

Last week Tennessee’s largest city elected a new mayor.
       
He is the first new mayor of Memphis in almost two decades.
      
And the new mayor, who is expected to be officially sworn into office next week, is from Lebanon.
          

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LHS canned food drive

From Post staff reports

Lebanon High School student body is looking to repeat as champion of the The “Food 2 Families 2009 High School Challenge” sponsored by WKRN News2.

Organized at LHS by the Student Government Association, the annual event collects canned food, non-perishable food items (such as peanut butter) as well as cash with all proceeds being donated to the Wilson County Help Center.

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Pavilion celebrates ribbon cutting
 

Members of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and owners of The Pavilion cut the ribbon for the new long-term care facility on Thursday. It is located behind UMC on Babb Drive. The Pavilion has two wings; one wing for more long-term care and one wing for more of a transitional care center for post-operation and stroke recovery.

BEN DUDLEY / The Wilson Post

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Rotaries collect dictionaries for 3rd graders
 

The Rotary Clubs in Wilson County collected dictionaries to distribute to third graders in the county. Rotary Clubs across the nation participated in this effort. From left, are Rick Stewart, of Signs Now, Ed James, of Ed James Builders, Magi Tilton, President of Rotary Club of Lebanon Breakfast, and Mitchel Bone, of Wilson County Hyundai.

BEN DUDLEY / The Wilson Post

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UMC receives positive survey results from centers for Medicare and Medicaid services
LEBANON - University Medical Center has achieved full compliance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services based on the results of a recent on-site survey.  The results of the survey allow UMC to accept reimbursement for all Medicare and Medicaid recipients as well as other insurances for the patients they serve.
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Wilson County unemployment rate down from August

From Post staff reports

While many question whether or not the government is helping to jumpstart the economy, residents of Wilson County are feeling a little better as the unemployment rate has decreased from August.

Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2009 was released last week by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development and stands at 10.5 percent, which was 0.2 percent lower that August. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates were released on Thursday and Wilson County’s August unemployment rate of 9.4 dropped 0.4 percent.

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Windows installed at Immanuel
 

Workers install one of 16 stained glass windows at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon this week. The windows in the lower part of the sanctuary tell the life of Christ from His birth to His death and resurrection. The remodeling work began Monday and was completed on
Thursday.

JOHN B. BRYAN / The Wilson Post

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General Sports

W-Town falls to TCHS 42-6

FOUR PREP GAMES ON TAP TONIGHT

WATERTOWN -- Trousdale County took advantage of several Watertown miscues and ran away with a 42-6 victory over the Purple Tigers Thursday night at robinson Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets improved to 8-1 overall and locked up the Region 4A championship with a 7-0 league mark. Watertown slipped to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the region.

After a scoreless first quarter, Trousdale County’s Tacola Seay did most of the damage, rushing for 251 yards on 27 carries and scoring three touchdowns. All told, Trousdale County racked up 514 yards in total offense -- 449 on the ground.

Watertown QB Dalton Phillips completed 17-of-31 passes for 169 yards -- including a 29 yard TD pass to KeAndre Bates midway through the fourth quarter.

The Purple Tigers will close out the regular season on the road Oct. 30 at Jackson County High.

Only four Wilson County prep football teams will be in action tonight as rain and other considerations have changed plans.

Wilson Central High will be looking to break an eight-game losing streak tonight as District 9AAA rival Station Camp rolls into Gladeville. The young Bison stand 2-6 overall after being hammered last week 46-7 by Mt. Juliet.

Lebanon High takes a record of 4-4 overall / 2-3 in the league into Sumner County tonight for a 7 p.m. encounter with 6-2 Gallatin. Live play-by-play radio coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9. LHS was idle last week while the Green Wave was busy holding off stubborn Beech High 7-0.

Roger Perry’s Mt. Juliet Golden Bears will look to keep their spotless 8-0 overall and 5-0 league marks intact tonight as they visit Portland High.

The Panthers are winless at 0-8 / 0-5 after losing 30-13 to Hendersonville High last week.

"Portland is running a new offensive system and you’ve got to believe they’re getting better as this is a Week 9 game," Coach Perry said. "When you study the film on them, they throw it and catch it. They might be running a short route, but you’ve got to do a good job tackling. If a man falls down, slips down, it could be a big play. It’s certainly something different than what we’ve seen so far this year."

Friendship Christian took a few days off due to being open in Week 8, but the squad went back to work Monday in preparation of tonight’s 7 p.m. home game with Red Boiling Springs.

"We gave the kids a few days off and I think they came back Monday with some good energy," FCS coach John McNeal said.

The Commanders stand 7-1 overall / 5-1 in Region 4A.

Winless (0-8) Mt. Juliet Christian Academy is scheduled to play at pass-happy Zion Christian in Maury County Saturday at 4 p.m.

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