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General Lifestyle

Wilson honored for advocacy of adult education

Gretchen Wilson’s catalogue of work in the field of country music, for which she has received numerous awards, is amazing, but the singer/songwriter is a multi-dimensional person who has worked very conscientiously as an advocate for other causes, most prominently adult education and literacy. 

That was the word Thursday from Bernadine Nelson, director of the Wilson County Adult Education program.

Because of Wilson’s diligent contributions and advocacy on behalf of adult education across the nation and in this state, the Tennessee Association for Adult and Community Education (TAACE) recently recognized her with a plaque at the organization’s statewide convention. 

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Column

Winter doldrums

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

With the cold weather bearing down on me that past few days, I’ve been confined to the barriers of my house and car. Usually very active with golf or some outdoor pursuit, it’s simply been too cold for me to stick my head out of the door for things that weren’t complete necessities. Even a walk to the mailbox which could be great exercise has taken a back seat to an automobile excursion and then only from the comfort of an insulated garage.

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Letters to the Editor

Citizens should have been told of fluoride removal from water

To the Editor:

We want to thank The Wilson Post for helping us bring this concern regarding fluoride in Lebanon’s water supply to the public's attention.

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Lack of fluoride in Lebanon's water supply shocks reader

To the Editor:

I just saw the article on putting fluoride back in the Lebanon water supply in The Wilson Post on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Thank you for putting it on the front page.

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General News

2 sought in robbery

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Lebanon Police are continuing their investigation into a robbery that occurred Tuesday night at One-Stop Market, 725 York Street.

Capt. Terry Bowman said investigators are running down leads and looking for possible witnesses who may have information about the crime.

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Continuing fluoridation in city water could cost $100K

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

Many local residents are raising concerns about Lebanon’s decision not to add fluoride to its water system, while others are claiming the cost is prohibitive to put the chemical back in the city’s drinking water.

According to several accounts, the cost to update the City of Lebanon’s Water Plant equipment to be compatible with fluoride would be between $75,000 and $100,000. And that figure does not include approximately $35,000 to purchase the chemical on a yearly basis.

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LHS homecoming courts announced

Two of these seniors will be crowned Queen and King of Lebanon High’s basketball homecoming ceremonies – planned between games of tonight’s District 9AAA doubleheader between Lebanon and Mt. Juliet at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium. Seated from left: Joanna Odour, Brandi Brown and Merritt Powell. Standing: Daniel Ford, Brock Cooley and Wilson Powell.

These underclassmen will be part of the basketball homecoming court tonight at Lebanon High. Seated from left: Megan Hutto, Shelby Gardner and Jessie Prundiville. Standing: Daryl Tucker, DeQuarius “Juicy” Apple and Tyler Presley.

TOMMY BRYAN / The Wilson Post

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Local organizations send aid to Haiti

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

Although it’s thousands of miles away, the earthquake Tuesday that shook Haiti also shook the hearts and consciences of local souls.

Even with the complete lack of infrastructure, airports only barely accessible, hospitals destroyed, roads blocked or closed, and the massive injuries and loss of life, aid workers are finding ways to navigate the chaos to get help to those affected by the tragedy.

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Man charged in sexual assault of child

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

A Wilson County grand jury has charged a Smith County man who is reportedly HIV positive on charges of sexual assault of a 14-year-old male, also from Smith County.

The indictment was handed down by the grand jury on Thursday.

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Music City Star, RTA buses will not operate on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will not operate the Music City Star or bus routes 91X Franklin/Brentwood Express, 92X Gallatin/Hendersonville Express, 95X Spring Hill Express and 96X Nashville/Murfreesboro Relax & Ride in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 18. 

The RTA administrative office will be closed. 

For more information, contact Customer Care at 862-5950 weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

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General Sports

CU sweeps Blue Mountain

LEBANON -- Three Bulldogs recorded double-doubles for Cumberland University Thursday night in a 90-72 win over Blue Mountain College at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The double-double was the 11th of the year for Brandon Springer, while Walter Simon and Lamar Brinkley each notched their second for CU, which improved to 5-11 overall and 2-1 in TranSouth Conference action.

Cumberland came back from a five-point deficit with 13:45 to play, forcing a tie at 62 apiece before scoring 28 of the last 38 points of the game to take the runaway victory.

CU limited the Toppers (0-18, 0-2) to 31 percent shooting, including 1-of-11 from 3-point range, in the second half. BMC, which came into the game with the highest scoring offense in the league, was held to less than 75 points for just the fourth time this season.

Springer led all scorers with 29 points and backed it up with 15 boards, which ties his career high. Brinkley posted 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Simon finished with 20 and 13, respectively.

The game marked the second time this season that Simon and Springer, who have each started all 16 games, recorded a double-double on the same night and the first game of the year with three Bulldogs reaching the mark.

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Locals make verbal commitments

By TOMMY BRYAN, sports editor
Two Wilson Central football standouts have made their decisions on where they will play in college Wildcat offensive tackle Cameron Clemmons will enroll at Western Kentucky University this fall while linebacker Jordan Poole has cast his lot with Southern Illinois.

Clemmons, who played in the Toyota East-West High School all-star game last month, was listed at 6-7, 265 pounds on the Wilson Central roster. He was a member of The Tennessean’s Dandy Dozen. Poole, 6-1, 220, excels in pass coverage and according to Wildcat coach Brad Dedman, “closes well and is an excellent tackler. Both these guys have their best football ahead of them.”

Earlier this week, Nick Lennox, Watertown High’s two-time all-state defensive end, verbally committed to NCAA Division II power Carson-Newman. He will sign with the Eagles Feb. 3 on National Signing Day. Lennox took in a late season game at C-N’s Jefferson City campus and came away very impressed with what he witnessed.

“It was almost like a different kind of football,” Lennox said Monday afternoon. “The atmosphere and facilities were out of this world. The reputation of the program speaks for itself. I can’t wait to get up there.”

Lennox was in on 74 tackles as a senior, 46 solo, and 11 tackles for loss. He spent part of the season at tightend, but expected to work on the defensive side of the ball for the Eagles -- especially in the early going. He helped lead Watertown’s Purple Tigers to a record of 7-4 as a senior and a berth in the Class 2A playoffs.

“I’ve had a dream of playing college football since I was a little kid. Now I have that opportunity. I want to make the best of it,” Lennox said.

He indicated he wanted to pursue a degree in business administration / marketing with a minor in human resources. Carson-Newman, coached by the legendary Ken Sparks, finished the 2009 season 11-3 overall.

Sparks just wrapped up his 30th season at Carson-Newman -- guiding the Eagles to a record of 287-70-2. He is the all-time winningest coach at the NCAA Division II level. The Eagles fell 41-27 to Grand Valley State  in the Division II national semifinals.

Lennox joins two other former Wilson County prep standouts at C-N. Wilson Central wide receiver Cody Clawson and Mt. Juliet defensive back Collin Earnhardt both sat out the 2009 season as redshirt freshmen.

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