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Local dentist revisits fluoridation of water

From Post staff reports

A Lebanon dentist is making plans to revisit the topic of adding fluoride to the City of Lebanons water supply.

Dr. Chad Williams said this week he will begin contacting fellow dentists in the community in an effort to begin a campaign to get the City of Lebanon to add fluoride to the local water supply.

Williams said, while he has been aware of the benefits of fluoride in the public water supply, he was again reminded of the importance of the process in an article published by the American Dental Association in which it was pointed out that fluorideis a main deterrent to tooth decay.

He said the ADA points out in an article found on the associations website that over the past few decades, tooth decay has been reduced dramatically. The key reason: fluoride. Research has shown that fluoride reduces cavities in both children and adults. It also helps repair the early stages of tooth decay even before the decay becomes visible.

Williams noted that the article goes on to say that many people continue to be misinformed about fluoride and fluoridation. Fluoride is like any other nutrient; it is safe and effective when used appropriately.

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WHS history teacher wins awards

Watertown High School history teacher Barbara Marks earned two prestigious statewide history awards this spring.

On April 26, Marks was named History Day Teacher of the Year for Tennessee and on May 23, she was also named the Tennessee History Teacher of the Year through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America.

History Day is a yearlong curriculum-enhanced program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students compete on a district, state and national level. Marks students have advanced to the state level for the past three years.

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General Sports

TA Staffing wins Chamber tourney

Harbrecht Memorial at Pine Creek
The TA Staffing team of Jeff Bates, Lee Swinehart, Brad Story and Tim Petty shot a 56 to win Friday's 11th annual Dr. Cary Harbrecht Memorial Summer Scramble at the Pine Creek Golf & Country Club.

The event, a major fund-raising event for the Lebanon - Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, drew a field of 37 teams for the 18-hole afternoon scramble.

The Nashville Auction & Realty team won the second flight on a three-way scorecard playoff with a 63. Remar, Inc. won the third flight with a 67. Some 30 other teams participated in a seniors nine-hole event earlier in the day.

The team of Bob Boyce, Biff Williams and Mike Mohlere won the nine-hole scramble with a 30.

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