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Ask Ken Beck

Andy Griffith made 6 TV series after Mayberry

Dear Ken: How many TV series did Andy Griffith star in besides The Andy Griffith Show?

After leaving Sheriff Taylor and Mayberry behind, Griffith starred in Headmaster, The New Andy Griffith Show, Adams of Eagle Lake, Salvage 1, The Yeagers and Matlock. He was also in the miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors and Centennial.

Dear Ken: What happened to the actress who played Chevy Chases wife in the National Lampoon movies?

That was Beverly DAngelo, who played Ellen Griswold, mate to goofus Clark Griswald in four feature films. The native of Columbus, Ohio, 60, has continued to work in film and TV. She had the recurring role of Rebecca Balthus in Law & Order: SVU from 2003 to 2008 and most recently starred as Barbara Miller on Entourage. She has three movies coming down the pike: I Heart Shakey, A White Trash Christmas and Popcorn Ceiling. DAngelo was in a relationship with Al Pacino from 1996 to 2003, which produced twins in 2001.

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Wilson Living

A Defining Week

By ANGEL KANE
Wilson Living Magazine

If you were to look in Websters Dictionary for the definition of the word despondent you would find the following:

Des-pon-dent (adjective) - a feeling or showing of extreme discouragement, dejection or depression.

If you were to look even closer, under the word, you would also find a picture of Brody.

It started innocently on Monday morning when we were all rushing out the door to work and school. And we heard him call out,Has anybody seen my phone?

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General Lifestyle

Fast pitch softball the name of his game

Joe Lynch rocket fired ball at 105 mph

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The Wilson Post

WATERTOWN -- Joe Lynch lives a quiet life of retirement on a quiet street in the quiet community of Watertown, but five decades ago he was making a big noise for himself in the world of fast-pitch softball.

A sportswriter once described the Nashville native as the bear that walks like a man. At 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds in his prime, Lynch won 576 games and lost 94 in a career that spanned 1959 to 1981. Sixty-one of those contests on the diamond were either perfect games or no-hitters. And in four games, the Amateur Softball Association of Americas National Hall of Famer struck out every batter he faced.

The five-time All-American hurler won 53 consecutive games, and in 1965 had an unblemished record of 34 wins and no losses.

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Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends - Aug. 22

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Wilson County Fair time is here and if things keep going like this past Saturday night, it could be another record breaker. I did get a booth this year and found out about it Friday night through an e-mail from Zack Owensby. Talk about cutting it close, it was more like a shave, as to getting things set up in time for yesterday's crowd to come through. If you have the time, come by and talk to me at The Wilson Post booth located in tent #1and I will put your picture in our award-winning newspaper.

My first birdfriend at the fair was W.T. Nolen who was working the Immanuel Baptist Church booth. W.T was telling me about his Bob-white Quail covey that came out of his garden in his back yard. Bob-whites are getting pushed farther and farther out with all the people moving out into the country. Old farms are being bought where they are being made into subdivisions that take the wild factor out of the area. Mr. Nolen is also an avid beekeeper with several hives at his home place and also mentoring several students at the Wilson Central High School in the field of beekeeping.

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General News

Fair officials announce plans to get visitors in, out on Saturday

Wilson County Fair is making additional improvements to the parking lots to handle anticipated crowds for the final weekend of the 2012 Wilson County Fair.

Shown here is an additional entrance being constructed from Peyton Road into the Fair parking lots.Fair officials said they believe this will greatly improve traffic flow.{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=75|imageid=533|displayname=0|float=left}

The Fair will also be opening satellite parking at the old Lebanon High School and running six buses including a special needs bus from that location to the fairgrounds from 4 to 11 p.m. on Saturday only.

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Fair to reach 600,000 attendance?

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

If Mother Nature continues to cooperate, the planets remain lined up properly and so on, the 2012 edition of the Wilson County Fair may break the 600,000 mark in attendance by the end of its run on Saturday night, Aug. 25.

If it happens, it would, of course, set a new record.

If all the right factors are in place, said Hale Moss, president of Wilson County Promotions, Inc., sponsor of the fair, it could happen.

Moss noted that fair officials have been working to resolve parking issues at the fairgrounds and have prepared a new entrance on Peyton Road to accommodate vehicles.

He noted that parking issues this past weekend were no ones fault; really, it was that the crowd did not turn over as it has in past years. That is, people who came to the fair at 10 a.m., Saturday, stayed at the fair. They did not leave, meaning the parking lots did not clear, in large part due to the weather. In recent years, Mother Nature has dropped buckets of rain on the place or sent temperatures soaring which naturally affected attendance on certain days.

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Wilson County Fair events

Helen Grubbs, third from left, won the Wilson County Fair's Great Give-a-Way Tuesday night and chose the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 1LS from Wilson County Chevrolet. Grubbs had several hundred tickets and the winning ticket came from Randy's Heating and Air.

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General Sports

CU stages open house Aug. 25

Cumberlands football team will host an open house at Nokes-Lasater Field Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9-11 a.m. where fans can tour the facility and also buy reserved seat season tickets (limited number) as well as tickets to the season-opening game in Dyersburg.

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Prep volleyball from Tuesday

LHS tops Trousdale Co. 3-2
Lebanon High's volleyball team opened the 2012 season Tuesday with a 3-2 home victory over Trousdale County High. Game scores: 21-25, 25, 22, 25-21, 20-25 and 15-8.

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