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General Lifestyle

Gingerbread House winners announced

Officials at Hearthside at Castle Heights, an assisted-living home, announced the winners of their third annual Gingerbread House competition in which area elementary school students compete. The children were split into two groups: third and fourth grade and fifth and sixth grade. First, second and third places were awarded in both groups. First place won $100, second place won $50 and third place won $25. The houses will be on display to the public at until Friday, Dec. 18 at Hearthside at 215 Castle Heights Ave. N. in Lebanon.

 

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Toys for Tots, local Christmas charities team with WB&T to offer donation drop-off centers

Bringing a brighter Christmas to a local child in need may require a small monetary sacrifice, but the act of giving should be a little easier and more convenient this year thanks to a community partnership.

Wilson Bank & Trust will be accepting gift donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” program throughout Wilson County this month. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at any area office of WB&T. The items collected for Toys for Tots will be distributed through the county’s three local Christmas charities: Christmas for All in Lebanon, the Mothers Toy Store in Mt. Juliet (provided by the Mt. Juliet-West Wilson Big Brothers) and the Angel Tree program in Watertown.

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Guest Column

The Christmas Flower

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

In the Bible times before the birth of Jesus, a maiden named Elizabeth was walking along a little stream. She was sad because she had no children and she was getting too old for one. She prayed for a child almost against hope and as she prayed an angel named Gabriel appeared to her to her that she would conceive and have a son whose name should be John, the one who would prepare the way for the Lord.

 

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Letters to the Editor

Reader asks why all the fuss about what to call Christmas?

To the Editor:

Again, we are approaching Christmas. What a wonderful time of the year, and yet a depressed time for many. At times, I feel myself wanting to take the depressed and offer them all comfort. But I cannot do this for everyone. I am only one person. But I can point them to the One who can. A Savior who is Christ the Lord!

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General News

4 injured after car crashes into dealership showroom

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

An accident caused by a driver’s foot becoming stuck between the accelerator and the brake pedal of car sending it through the window of local car dealership injured four salesmen, sending one to a Nashville hospital by LifeFlight on Thursday.

The incident happened at Wilson County Motors Chevrolet-Buick at 1310 West Main Street at South Hartmann Drive in Lebanon about 10:45 a.m., yesterday.

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Body of suspected murder victim to be reinterred

By JENNIFER HORTON and BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

The body of a man believed to be a victim of murder in the 1960s is to be reinterred in a private family service on Monday at Bellwood Cemetery.

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MJPD to hold annual Christmas with a Cop shopping event

Mt. Juliet Police Department will be sponsoring less fortunate children to take Christmas shopping this holiday season in its 5th annual Christmas with a Cop program.

The shopping will take place on Friday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at Walmart in Mt. Juliet.

Many items such as toys and clothing will be purchased for the children. To gather funding for this event, the police department teamed up with HDP Motorcycle Shop and raised more than $5,400 through a sale of used TVs.

 

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TDOT schedules lane closures for I-40 stretch

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

If you are headed east and west on Interstate 40 Sunday night through Wednesday night, slow down, because one lane in each direction will at times be shut down as new cable barriers and rails are installed to try and prevent cross-over crashes.

The cable barriers will be installed along a 6-mile stretch from mile marker 225 to 231, or from near Mt. Juliet to around Highway 109, said B.J. Doughty, community relations office for Region 3 with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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Wilson County Motors awarded GMC brand

From Post staff reports 

Wilson County Motors added another General Motors name to its long tradition of being a local family owned and operated car and truck dealership.

The auto dealership, a property of the Bone family since its beginning in 1927, has now been awarded the GMC brand by General Motors.

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