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Column

Father Time versus Mother Nature

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

It’s the classic struggle between time and things that don’t change or can get better with time. Two thousand and nine was good to me with no hospitalizations necessary even at my advanced age. But time will never be our friend except to celebrate the fullness of the passing of it, the experiences, the accomplishments and the joy of living.

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Guest Column

Little things can make a huge difference

By SAM HATCHER

Little things can make a huge difference.

Of course what’s considered “little” to some can be monstrous to others.

So was the case Tuesday morning when we reported to our offices at The Wilson Post for work shortly after 7 o’clock.

As always, the first stop after turning on the coffee pot is a quick check of received email.

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Letters to the Editor

Big Brothers Toy Store, Food delivery program a big success

To the Editor:

Once again the Big Brothers annual Christmas Mother’s Toy Store and the Food delivery program was a big success.

Our planning starts in June each year, and due to the economy, things looked very bleak as we expected donations to be down from prior years at a time when the need was even greater than last year. But once again the community came together and brought us through. We would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated money and also the businesses, schools and churches that collected toys and food and the many volunteers who answered our call for help. There are too many to name here. Each of you knows who you are and we offer you heartfelt thanks. We will not forget. Tennessee truly is a volunteer state. Without you our mission would not be possible. All of us can be proud of our community. For the first time that we can remember, no one had to return and make a second trip to deliver food.

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General News

Dance set to benefit wreck victim

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

A group of individuals from throughout the area who like to dance are planning a West Coast Swing Benefit for one of their friends who was injured in a serious car accident which also resulted in the death of the woman’s twin sister.

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Local man defies odds, becomes USAF SERE Specialist

It started with more than 6,000 applicants and ended with 28 young men successfully completing the course to graduation.

Sam Neitzer, of Lebanon, has beaten the odds to become an Air Force SERE Specialist (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape).

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MJ city center could get make-over

From Post staff reports

If Mt. Juliet leaders go along, plans from an area developer to construct a new city center could change the face of Wilson County’s westernmost municipality.

Developer Odell Binkley proposed to city officials on Monday a plan to construct a multimillion-dollar facility on 12.5 acres of land that used to be the location of the old Mt. Juliet Elementary School. The site is across from the Mt. Juliet Station of the Music City Star commuter train.

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There will be new office holders in 2010

By Post staff reports

The year ahead in politics is promising change.

Wilson County in this election year is certain to elect a new congressman, a new state senator, one new state representative and a new county mayor. And of course Tennessee will elect a new governor.

These changes in office are guaranteed because of resignations and because some who hold elected positions now are opting to run for different posts. In the case of governor, Gov. Phil Bredesen, who has been elected to two consecutive four-year terms, cannot seek reelection.

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