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Column

Theres always snow in Paoli

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

When the weather gets cold, I get the urge to play in the snow. I suppose it comes from all the good memories of my childhood when my daddy used to pull me down the hill on a wooden sled he made himself. We made snowmen and our snow cream was the best but left you shivering inside. We would go down the hill beside our house with every winter snow. The traffic could hardly get over it so the roads were reserved for the sledders.

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Guest Column

USDA listening for rural development ideas

By JOHN CRABTREE

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently asked his rural development directors to conduct roundtable discussions in each state focusing on strategies for growing the economy and putting Americans back to work. Tennessee's rural development roundtable is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 14. For information contact me (johnc@cfra.org) or David Glasgow in USDA Rural Development's Tennessee office.

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Letters to the Editor

Brandon belongs in LHS Sports Hall of Fame

To the Editor:

I don’t know who is on Lebanon High School’s Sports Hall of Fame committee and really don’t care, but they must have been living under a rock or in a cave for the past 45 years for not naming Campbell Brandon to the LHS Hall of Fame.

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Calendar

Historical Society sets meeting Jan. 10

The Mt. Juliet area used to be part of Davidson County, N.C., and this historical fact, along with many others, is what the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson County Historical Society is all about.

 

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General News

Cold weather causes concerns for needy, elderly

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

With forecasts of lows in the single digits tonight and tomorrow night, most Wilson County residents don’t have to worry about a warm bed and a hot meal.

But for the increasing population that doesn’t have permanent housing, as well as residents such as the elderly living on a fixed income, the threat of severe weather is a real concern for safety and well-being.

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Dedman proclaims January Radon Action Month in Wilson

From Post staff reports

Wilson County Mayor Robert Dedman has proclaimed January as Radon Action Month encouraging local residents to test their homes for the colorless, odorless naturally occurring radioactive gas that can threaten your health.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have joined together to encourage all Americans to test their homes, mitigate elevated levels of radon and build new houses with radon-resistant materials and features.

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Fire damagesTucker Sausage

From Post staff reports 

A fire broke out at about 1:30 p.m. Friday, at Tucker Sausage, located at 215 North College at Sycamore Streets Lebanon.

Lebanon Fire Chief Chris Dowell reported that the manager of the plant heard an explosion in the freezer moments before the fire broke out and that the fire was difficult to fight due to the years of built up fat and grease from producing sausage, bacon and ham.

Units of the Lebanon Fire Department remained on the scene throughout the night.

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MJ Big Brothers help couple after fire takes home

From Post staff reports

An account to help a West Wilson County couple who lost their home shortly after Christmas has been established by the Big Brothers of Mt. Juliet.

The couple, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kennedy, lost almost everything they own except for a few items that were in a small 12-foot camper trailer that was in front of their home and where they are now living. The home that burned was at 7412 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet.

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Single digits to hit Wilson

Local schools closed Today 

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Well it snowed, right?

It may not have been the 2-4 inches or the 1-3 inches that was called for earlier, but hey, 1 inch or thereabouts is not bad.

“We should see flurries on and off on Friday and Saturday,” said Mark Rose, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory.

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Truck overturns on slick road
 

Lynn Garner of S&S Towing walks back to Adam Patterson’s MTEMC service truck after surveying the damage to a truck that slid into a creek off Horn Springs Road in Lebanon on Thursday as it was snowing. Patterson’s younger brother, Dalton, was driving the wrecked truck when the driver’s side wheel struck the overpass barrier and flipped over. The younger Patterson said he crawled out of the truck and was unharmed in the accident. Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen confirmed that police received more than 40 calls involving traffic incidents throughout the city as of 3 p.m., yesterday. He expected that number to grow as the night progressed. Bowen said that most incidents involved slight injury or minor property damage.

ZACK OWENSBY / The Wilson Post

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Use common sense safety during extreme cold weather

Cold winter weather is gripping Tennessee this week, with more bitter cold temperatures and snow predicted for much of the state in the coming days.

The Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans to take precautions to stay safe during extreme cold weather.

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