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Obituaries

John Burke, 84

John Burke passed away on June 27, 2012 at age 84. No services planned at this time.
Survivors include wife Peggy Burke; children Barbara (Charles) Taylor, Kathy (Scott) Crawford and Adam Burke; brother Albert Burke; grandchildren Brandon Martin, Chad Taylor, and Tyler Burke; and great-granddaughter: Lexie Taylor.
He is preceded in death by parents John W. and Martha Burke, Sr., brother William Saltkill, and sisters Mary Rusin and Lena Morris.
Memorial Contributions: New Leash on Life; PO Box 247, Lebanon TN 37088, 615-444-1144
Arrangements by Lebanon's Sellars Funeral Home.

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General News

Delinquent tax sale set

Wilson County will conduct a delinquent tax sale at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 14, in the Chancery Courtroom at the Wilson County Judicial Center located at 134 South College Street in Lebanon.

Potential buyers are encouraged to arrive on time to hear about the terms of a tax sale. Back Tax Attorney Bob Rochelle will warn that this is a Buyer Beware sale where the buyer takes much more risk than if buying from a Realtor or individual.

Potential purchasers are encouraged to thoroughly investigate the parcels before the sale.

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Heat breaks record Thursday, to continue this weekend

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

A majority of Wilson County is officially in a moderate drought with the southern-most portion of the county in a severe one, and conditions are not expected to improve any time soon.

Through Monday of next week, temperatures are expected to be above 100 degrees each day with the high today projected to be near 106 by the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory.

A new record was set Thursday at the Nashville International Airport when the temperature reached 105 degrees, breaking the record of 104 set on June 28, 1952, said Bobby Boyd, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory. We came within 1 degree of the all-time record high for June.

He added, We will likely break the record for Friday, June 29th. The record is 103 set in 1952. The all-time record high for June is 106 degrees set back on June 30, 1952.

The all-time record high for Wilson County, set in Lebanon, noted Jason Wright, NWS meteorologist, is 111 degrees which occurred on Aug. 8, 1930.

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LPD to check for DUIs today

Lebanon Police Department will be conducting high visibility impaired driver counter-measures this weekend.

Officers are planning checkpoint(s) on Highway 109 and / or Highway 70 on Friday, June 29, said Lt. Brent Willett. In addition, officers will be conducting saturation patrols.

During the checkpoint(s) and saturations officers will be monitoring for DUIs while also enforcing traffic violations and other offenses.

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Talks may bring tech school here

Vocational School at old LHS possible site

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Officials with Wilson County Schools are expecting to consider a contract with the Tennessee Board of Regents that could see the old Vocational Center on the old Lebanon High School campus turned into a technology center that provides local residents with a variety of skills to fit the local job market.

County Attorney Mike Jennings, who also represents the county school system, said he is looking over a contract presented to him by the Tennessee Board of Regents, which consists of 46 colleges and universities in the state.

The state board has sent me a model contract thats going to need some modifying, Jennings said.

According to Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto, the proposal would see the Board of Regents renting the Vocational School and staffing the building to offer courses in technical training such as Information Technology courses, welding, plumbing, carpentry, business and office management and more.

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TN legislators react to Supreme Court ruling

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Justices of the United States Supreme Court ruled yesterday 5-to-4 that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare did not violate the U.S. Constitution and a majority of Congressmen representing Wilson County expressed their disappointment with the ruling.

Sixth District U.S Rep. Diane Black, R-Gallatin, called the Supreme Courts decision flawed and said the ruling was a gross interpretation of Congress taxing responsibility under the Constitution.

The individual mandate, which requires Americans to either purchase health insurance by 2014 or pay a fine, was interpreted by the majority of Supreme Court Justices to be constitutional under the governments ability to impose a tax.

One thing this decision certainly does not change is the need for Obamacare to be repealedimmediately, Black said. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, I will work with my colleagues on repealing this tax.

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Upcoming July 4 celebrations, officials urge caution

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Local Fourth of July celebrations are still going to include the signature fireworks displays, despite the current weather conditions that have local officials asking residents to take extreme caution when using fireworks at home.

The City of Lebanons 30th annual Fourth of July celebration will be held at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, located at 945 East Baddour Pkwy., in Lebanon. The celebration kicks off at 4:30 p.m. and fireworks will begin after dark.

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said they would take extra precautions during the fireworks show at the fairgrounds.

Well have fire engines there close to where the fireworks are to make sure if anything happens it wont get out of hand, Craighead said.

Local bands and songwriters will be on hand for entertainment, and those in attendance can enjoy free watermelon, inflatables for kids, a waterslide, classic car show and a tour of Historic Fiddlers Grove.

All proceeds from the event go to the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center and the first 500 people will receive a goodie bag.

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WEATHER UPDATE -- caution advised

Expect record breaking heat today with afternoon high temperatures at 100+ degrees. The heat may cause heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke -- according to an alert from Wilson Emergency Management.

Residents should try and stay inside an air-conditioned building and stay well hydrated. Also...the dry hot conditions have caused an elevated level of fire danger.

Residents should not engage in outside burning and should also properly dispose of smoking materials.

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