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Column

Getting a second chance, a real blessing in life

By SAM HATCHER

Since March 24, Suanne Bone has had a lot of time of her hands.

The attractive 35-year-old native of Wilson County has been for the most part bedridden on her back recovering from multiple injuries sustained when she and a friend were struck by a speeding hit and run driver as they were walking down Hill Street in Lebanon near dusk.

A series of broken bones, deep cuts, bruises and contusions have and continue to cause her great pain as she slowly but steadfastly moves toward what she and her family believe will be a complete recovery.

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Guest Column

From whence comes quality

By W.H. WATERS

It was my pleasure recently to attend the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet. What a privilege it was. This was the fourth such event and as I look at the list of people who have been inducted so far I believe I came in contact with all but one and “Pop” Geers died before I was born. I heard much about him for my mother and father talked much about his racing feats and that horse named Dan Patch.

This night I came to pay homage to the five people being inducted in the Hall. I want to ask you, what kind of person is usually honored for doing more than working for personal success?

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General News

Arts Alliance plans new Center for Arts

Plans for a new “Center for the Arts” facility to be constructed in Bel-Air at Beckwith development were announced by the Board of Directors of the Arts Alliance at the organization’s Gala held April 10 at Del Webb in Mt. Juliet.

The Board of Directors for the Alliance has had a vision and has been developing plans for an arts and performance center for the past two years, a spokesperson said. They have gathered information from local arts and performance groups and have considered input from many sources. It became apparent that a local arts center featuring a theatre, educational class rooms, gallery and amphitheatre were needed in the county, region and the greater Nashville area. 

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Bond papers signed for new LHS

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Bond counsel and financial officials gathered in Wilson County Mayor Robert Dedman’s office Tuesday to complete the signing of paperwork concerning the bonds sold for the new Lebanon High School.

“The bonds have been sold,” said Thomas D. McAnulty, senior vice president of Public Finance for Stephens Inc. in Nashville. McAnulty served as financial advisor in the bond sale. “The money will be wired to Wilson County on Thursday.”

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Lebanon Morning Rotary, Pinnacle Bank donate to Crohns Take Steps

By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post

Just five weeks ago, Lebanon’s Suanne Bone’s life changed forever.

Bone was walking on Hill Street in Lebanon with friend Melanie Long when the two were hit by a car driven by Carroll Hart Smith, who reportedly was drunk and under the influence of marijuana.

She has now spent every moment since then in a hospital or a rehabilitation facility with a broken ankles, pelvis, shoulder and ribs, among other injuries. Her breaks are being held together by screws and plates.

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Local dealer cheers GM repayment

From Post staff reports

Sales have improved and the products “we sell are among the best being manufactured today,” said Lebanon’s only General Motors dealer following an announcement Wednesday that the U.S. automaker had paid back $8.1 billion in government loans.

W.P. Bone, president of family owned Wilson County Motors in Lebanon, said Thursday the news about General Motors repaying a sizeable portion of its debt was welcomed with cheers.

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Local pet protection group one of 18 in national contest

From Post staff reports

A locally based non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and caring for pets is taking center stage in a special program being sponsored by a national pet food manufacturer and grocery store chain.

New Leash on Life, formerly the Humane Association of Wilson County, has been selected as one of 18 non-profits of its kind to participate in “Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart,” a program sponsored by Nestlé Purina Pet Care Company in partnership with Kroger.

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Unemployment rate here among states lowest

From Post staff reports

Wilson County’s unemployment rate for March remained almost identical to the previous month with only a minor increase over the same period one year ago.

According to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Wilson County’s unemployment rate for March was 9.6 percent. The unemployment rate in February was 9.5 percent and the rate in March one year earlier was 9.3 percent.

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