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County Schools officials seeking LHS traffic solution

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

After a little more than a week of school, Wilson County School System started a traffic study at the new Lebanon High School to determine the number of vehicles driving in and out each day on top of traffic pattern changes to alleviate jams getting on and off campus.

Director of Schools Mike Davis said during the Board of Education meeting Monday night the system started counting vehicles Tuesday to measure the volume of traffic at the school after many complaints of students arriving late to class and parents being stuck in traffic in the morning.

We have a new building that we have to get accustom to and people had some issues with traffic, Davis said of the first week at the new LHS.

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=3|imageid=476|displayname=0|float=left}Davis and Safety Director David Burton were among the systems personnel who monitored traffic at LHS all last week. In the morning, traffic often blocked the right-hand lane of Hartmann Drive leading from West Main to the campus with drivers attempting to turn onto Blue Devil Boulevard.

Parents have complained of having to wait in line for more than 30 minutes to drop off their children and some teachers have noted that many students were late to their first period classes last week.

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Property tax hike to fund school building projects?

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Board of Education approved $70 million worth of bids for construction projects during their Monday afternoon meeting, including plans for a new Watertown High School, but the projects may bring additional costs to taxpayers.

The board unanimously approved the acceptance of bids for construction projects including building the new WHS, additions to Rutland Elementary, West Elementary and West Wilson Middle School.

The total cost of all projects amounts to $69,912,844.07 and all funding for the projects is pending approval by the Wilson County Commission.

Director of Schools Mike Davis pointed out the bids did come in more than the architect expected.

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Sports Village offers free exercise for cancer patients

By DAVID HAAS

Most everyone can reap the benefits of exercise, and cancer patients are no exception. In addition to lowering the risk of certain cancers, regular exercise can improve quality of life for those who already suffer from the disease. Whether just diagnosed, currently in treatment or in remission, those living with cancer and its side effects can significantly improve their health with the help of regular workouts.

Cancer patients often suffer from depression, anxiety and other mood and emotional disorders. One great benefit of exercise is that it releases mood-enhancing chemicals called endorphins into the blood stream. These feel good chemicals can significantly improve mood and ease anxieties, as well as relieve aches and pains. Overall, exercise decreases depression and lends to a more positive outlook on life.

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General Sports

PREP GOLF: Macon Co. sweeps Friendship Monday

LEBANON -- Macon County boys and girls golf teams posted solid wins over Friendship Christian in a 9-hole high school match held Monday, Aug. 6 at Hunters Point Golf Course.

Team scores were:
Boys: Macon County 141, Friendship Christian 154.
Girls: Macon County 80, Friendship Christian N/A.

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