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Wilson Living

Gretchen Wilson Loves Life in Wilson County
Like the title of her big hit song, Gretchen Wilson is a redneck woman, but first and foremost the country music star is a devoted mother. Her 9-year-old daughter, Grace, rules the roost, although Wilson calls the shots in her home and in her business.
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The Bicyclette Cafe

Bicyclette Café and Wine is the premiere casual French country café in Wilson County. As you probably guessed, Bicyclette means “bicycle” in French. The inspiration for the name came from the bicycle route at Don Fox Park, near the previous location at the Mill in Lebanon. Today, Bicyclette Café and Wine calls Mt. Juliet home and another bicycle path is only steps away from the front doors.

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Tranforming Personal Tragedy into Motivation to Help
When Karen and Stephen Hackett learned they were expecting their first child they started preparing like any first time parents would. They read "What to Expecting when your expecting,” registered for all nursery necessities and day dreamed about the moment they would meet the newest member of their family face to face.
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Column

Can you feel it?

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

Spring is just around the corner. The daffodils don’t lie. They have been sticking their shoots above the frozen earth’s crust for two months, but now they seem to be making some progress growing. On the last sunny day even the honeybees were put but I didn’t expect to see them at the bird feeder. I guess it was the smell of the fermenting sunflower seeds that attracted them and since nothing else is blooming that’s about all they had to smell.

The snowdrops are blooming. They look like small versions of buttercups that have a tiny white flower that hangs down instead of being upright. And it may be my imagination but I think the goldfinches are getting a little more yellow in their feathers.

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Letters to the Editor

Term limits takes away her right to vote for person of her choice

To the Editor:

I've been listening to and reading about the debate over term limits. If the measure sponsored by Ward 5 Lebanon City Councilor Haywood Barry passes, I feel like I will have lost another freedom that I now have -- the right to vote for the candidate of my choice.

I vote to keep people in office who I think are doing a good job. I vote to put people out of office when I feel they no longer have our best interests at heart. Elected officials need time to learn how the government works. Experience in public office is a valuable asset -- seasoned office holders can bring valuable experience to the table. Look at the issues facing the Council this past year during the budget. They had problems from previous years that culminated in this budget. Their knowledge of what had happened in previous budgets helped them make informed decisions. No, I didn't agree with all of them; however, I had faith in the people who made these decisions.

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University Medical Center a valued asset for Wilson County

To the Editor:

I recently had the experience of spending several days in the hospital at University Medical Center here in Lebanon.

I had a surgical procedure that by all accounts was not minor but instead generally regarded as rather serious. Before I digress, please understand that my health is good, very good today.

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What if non-Christians want to take Bibles away from Christians?

To the Editor:

This letter is long overdue. It should have been written years ago when the first non-Christian came against God’s word. Have we forgotten from whence we came and from where we are to spend eternity? Society, as a rule, behaves as if we do not have to answer to our Supreme Being. Not only do we answer to Him, but we also answer to all the laws of the land. The law actually began as a teacher on how we are to behave. How far we must have strayed to be behaving as if we answer to no one. It is sad how we as Christians have set the example for those around us. Well, as much repenting as I do, I can never erase the damage that has been done to our society.

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General News

J.T. Ellison signs her name to murder at Sherlocks bookstores

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

J.T. Ellison’s favorite place to commit murder is Nashville.

No, she’s not a serial killer, but the Conductor, the villain in her latest crime thriller, The Cold Room, is.

Thus, the action in the fourth book of her homicide detective Taylor Jackson series opens with a grisly scene in a house on Love Circle, one of the first places that Ellison’s hubby took her when he introduced her to Music City in 1998.

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Music at Mill features Grammy artists, top songwriters

Some of the world’s most talented songwriters will perform Saturday, Feb. 27 in the Second Annual Music at The Mill to benefit McClain Christian Academy.

The star-studded line up, hosted by country music superstar Gretchen Wilson, includes Even Stevens, Richie McDonald, Leslie Satcher, Paul Overstreet, Scotty Emerick, Alex Harvey, Richard Leigh, Casey Beathard, Michael Loudermilk, Rhean Boyer and local Keith Burns.

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Music instrument maker tabs Mt. Juliet

KHS America, the provider and distributor of Jupiter wind instruments, Mapex drums, Majestic concert percussion and Altus flutes, announced plans today to relocate their corporate headquarters from Austin, Texas to Mt. Juliet.

With 61 total positions, the company will initially relocate 15 to 20 families and will create 54 new jobs at the 100,000-square-foot headquarters facility.

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New weather alert available by cell phone

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

It’s called Nixle.

And it’s the newest addition to the weather notification system added to Wilson County Emergency Management Agency’s capabilities.

“Although we won’t be able to reach everybody, (Nixle) has a lot of potential,” said WEMA Director John Jewell.

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Possumtown Outreach helps TNs poorest county

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

It was a bit of a reunion of old friends, but held at a different venue than usual.

The relationship started in 1977 after a devastating flood that crippled the community, often referred to as the poorest county in the state.

That was the first time Possumtown’s Jerry McFarland flew in by helicopter to help the residents of Hancock County. He met a young man by the name of Greg Marion by giving him errands to run for emergency supplies.

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WEMA Weather Operations Team seeks volunteers

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

If you have a passion for weather and would like being involved in the fast-paced planning of emergency notification, the WEMA Weather Operations would love to have you volunteer.

When a severe storm is approaching, WEMA Weather Operations Leader Chris Andrews sends out calls to volunteers who respond to WEMA Headquarters on Oak Street in Lebanon.

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General Sports

MJ's Clemmons commits

MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet High's 6-5 senior Teraes Clemmons has committed to play basketball at Northwest Florida State College in Fort Walton, FL.

The high-scoring swingman is averaging 22.3 points per game has helped lead the Golden Bears to a record of 22-7 on the season and a berth in the region 5AAA tournament.

Coached by former MTSU head coach Bruce Stewart, Northwest Florida (25-3) is currently ranked No. 5 in the National Junior College Athletic Association and is considered one of the top juco progams in the county.

Now in his 13th season at NWF, Stewart has compiled a record of 313-80, is the winningest coach in school history and was earlier this week named the Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year.

 
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