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Telling Tales

Tardy - who says?

I didn’t grow up in a house where punctuality was a virtue. In our household, the start time of any event was more of an unrealistic expectation thrust upon us by people who were obviously not as busy as we were.

Then I married my husband who believes 8:00 means 7:50 and so on . . .

Over the years, its been a source of contention, to the point where my husband has repeatedly informed me “studies show that always being late, is a sign of arrogance.”

To which I respond, “I can’t help it if I’m better than everybody else. Now, stop honking that #^$&*@ horn at me, I will be ready in another 5 minutes!” 

(I know what you are thinking … he’s a lucky man, isn’t he?) 

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Ask Ken Beck

Harmon used a hammer before stardom

By KEN BECK

Dear Ken: Give us some background on Mark Harmon. Wasn’t he a West Coast university quarterback before he became an actor? 

Harmon, 59, who plays Jethro Gibbs on “NCIS,” is the son of Tom Harmon, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1940, and his mother is Elyse Knox, a movie star of the 1940s. He was the starting quarterback for UCLA in 1972 and 1973. He is married to actress Pam Dawber of “Mork and Mindy” fame, and they have two sons. His sister, Kristin Harmon, was the ex-wife of the late singer Ricky Nelson. Before he became a star, Harmon worked as a carpenter.   

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General Lifestyle

Small town pleasures in Bell Buckle

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

With fall breezing in and the leaves beginning to change hues, there’s no better time to take a drive in the country, and there are few Middle Tennessee destinations that can beat the quaint Bedford County village of Bell Buckle.

The tiny town is big on being laidback, but if you enjoy the hunt for craft treasures and  antiques or are starting to shop for Christmas gifts or just have a yearning for some good Southern cooking, well, this is where the action is.

“Everyone’s ready for a staycation, and this is a perfect day trip,” said Billy Phillips, who operates Phillips General Store inside what was a dry goods store in the 1880s. “We’re just down the road, but we’re a world away.”

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General News

BOE hunting land for construction of new Watertown High

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
If you own land in Watertown and are thinking about selling it, Wilson County Board of Education may be interested. The board is asking landowners to submit proposals to sell their property for future construction of a new Watertown High School.

Monday night the board passed a motion 5-0 to start accepting requests for proposal (RFP) from land owners or designated agents for the new school property. During the March 31 meeting, the board decided to escrow $850,000 for this purpose, which had been left over from the previous fiscal year.

“This money has already been set aside based on the decision of the board in March,” said Wilson County Schools Director Mike Davis.

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Council OKs hydrology studies

By PATRICK HALL , The Wilson Post
Lebanon City Council honored pleas from citizens who asked them to fund proposed Watershed/Hydrology Studies that have been on the table for the past month by unanimously passing the ordinance at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Jean and Gordon Poole, a couple living on Center Street, both asked the council to pass the Hydrology Study ordinance and to consider preventing the rezoning of property on the corner of Hickory Ridge Road and South Hartmann Drive.

“I don’t want my property to be sacrificed for another,” Gordon Poole said, referring to the proposed park being built on South Hartmann Drive. The Pooles said their home is prone to flooding even during normal rains and if the land is developed, it will create more runoff that will worsen conditions on their property.

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Playground work closes Oct. 9 with volunteer push

By PATRICK HALL , The Wilson Post
A big volunteer turnout is needed Saturday, Oct. 9, to finish work on the playground at the Don Fox Community Park as the structure requires some staining and other minor work to be done.

Thursday morning the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, Lebanon Recreation Department and individuals who have been involved with the park repair will meet at the Chamber office on the Public Square in Lebanon at 9 a.m. to review the punch list and decide the best course of action to finish the work.

Attorney Mark Lee, who helped organize the building of the park in 1995 and who has been leading the effort to repair the park said the playground, has undergone an “amazing transformation.”

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Two nabbed for meth lab

WATERTOWN -- Wilson County authorities followed an anonymous tip and found a meth lab operation in Watertown on Monday, the second in as many weeks – and this one was located uphill from a water source.

After receiving another anonymous tip, detectives of the Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force executed a consent search of 2700 Clever Creek Road in Watertown, finding another meth lab. The first was found on the property on Sept. 22. 

Detectives found property owner Danny Dodd, 56, and Charles Bissinger, Jr., 27, of 913 Cedar Hill Road, Watertown, in the front yard. 

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