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Telling Tales

The brotherhood of emotions

By BECKY ANDREWS
Wilson Living Magazine

My children have very different personalities. The oldest is kind, considerate, extremely unorganized and forgiving to a fault. Some of these traits he inherited from his mama. The youngest is cautious, focused, type A and if hes wronged, he holds a grudge.

Proof of this was when he played baseball a couple of years ago. A little boy from an opposing team ran on the field. My child turned to me and said, Thats the boy who took the ball away from me when I played soccer!

He then walked past the kid, stared him down and gave him the universal sign for, Im watching you.

This may not seem like a big deal ifJacksonwasnt referring to the one season he played soccer when he was 3!

He inherited these traits, especially the grudge thing, from his dad. My husband still talks about a friend from elementary school who tore his Bo Derek poster, and even though he hasnt seen this person in more than 30 years he insists that kid should be punished.

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Ask Ken Beck

Colin Farrells pop was a pro footballer in Ireland

Dear Ken: Tell us something about actor Colin Farrell, star of the Total Recall remake.

Farrell, 36, was born in Dublin, Ireland, where his mum was a housewife and his dad a professional football player with the Dublin Shamrocks who also owned a company that imported and exported canned goods. Farrell studied at the Gaiety School of Acting before getting the role of Danny Byrne in the BBC series Ballykissangel in 1998. He got his first film lead role in 2000 in Tigerland and hasnt looked back. Among his other movies are American Outlaws, Daredevil, Phone Booth, S.W.A.T., The Recruit, Minority Report, Intermission, Alexander, The New World, Miami Vice, In Bruges, Crazy Heart, Fright Night and Horrible Bosses. Whew, is he busy or what? Later this year, he stars in Seven Pyschopaths. The father of two kiddos was a friend of Elizabeth Taylor and read a poem that she had pre-selected at her funeral.

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General Lifestyle

Whats your sign?

Sun Graphics will color your world

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The Wilson Post

WATERTOWN -- The effervescent, artistic duo of Patrick Jackson and Donna Delmas has been painting Watertown red for the past 13 years.

And far beyond the city limits of this town of 1,400, their colorful sign work as well as their murals, video props and gym-floor patterns are being viewed coast to coast.

A pair of their larger signs for Historic Watertown and Jims Antiques adorn the side of a brick wall just up the way from their studio, while smaller signs help customers scope such businesses as Nona Lisa Pizzeria in Watertown and Shenandoah Mills and the Lebanon Antique Mall in Lebanon.

The husband-and-wife team, who operate Sun Graphic Signs out of the old Oakley Hardware Store building, just a bucket kick or two off of Highway 70, also has created props and signs for scores of country music videos, commercials and TV shows including Nashville, a family soap opera, starring Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Powers Boothe and Eric Close, which debuts Oct. 10 on ABC.

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Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends-Aug. 29

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=20|imageid=536|displayname=0|float=left}By RAY POPE

What a week we had at the Wilson County Fair, with all my friends coming through to chat and have their pictures placed in The Wilson Post on the "Seen at the Fair page. Usually the weather will play a part in the comings and goings at the fair, but this year we had a little rain to start the fair run, and the rest was cooler weather than usual which played a large part in the crowds.

Shirley Manaley stopped by and as soon as I saw her, I knew she was a bird lover. Shirley was decked out in a beautiful blue shirt loaded with pictures of some of my favorite birds. We had a nice talk and I found out that she lived in Nashville.

Taking a trip through Fiddler's Grove brought me to the old popcorn stand that used to sit on the Lebanon square next to the old courthouse. Set up next to the popcorn was an old friend, Marty Rush, who has a passion to work with injured animals. Marty was known for starting the Wildlife Rescue and Rehab Center in Mt. Juliet. She is another that has worked with me at the old annual Wildflower Pilgrimage that took place in the spring at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. They will bring different animals to show others what they look like in person.

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Guest Column

New laws strengthen crackdown on synthetic drugs

By Tennessee Attorney General BOB COOPER

Some returning students may think that the new generation of synthetic drugs on the shelves of their local stores is perfectly safe and legal. But if they really believe that, it is a good thing they are going back to school. Recent changes in Tennessee and federal laws cover a broader range of synthetic drugs and impose increased penalties. Store owners who market these dangerous substances run the risk of seeing their store padlocked by local authorities.

Synthetic drugs burst onto the scene in Tennessee a couple of years ago under harmless-sounding names such as bath salts and plant food. The products were widely promoted as legal alternatives to ecstasy, cocaine and other controlled substances. At that time, the Office of the Attorney General and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture responded aggressively to get these products off the shelves. The General Assembly also took prompt action to outlaw the substances. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation cooperated with local law enforcement, district attorneys and my office to crack down on retailers and wholesalers under the new statutes.

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So live in a Grammarly fashion

By ANNE DONNELL

Did you see the cartoon on Facebook (recent columns indicate you hang out there) in which the guy says something like, When I hear I seen, I never expect it to be followed by the inside of a book.? Also, did I place the question mark on the last sentence correctly? Im an engineer so I like language used accurately! Thanks for working on it. -Line It Up, Nail It Down

Great name! I have to laugh at the cartoon. Thinking it could be Grammarly as theedge in the caption sounded like those folks, and Grammarly has a Facebook presence, I went looking. Grammarly.com helps you detect plagiarism and improve your texts. Check your papers for plagiarism, grammar, style and more. Theres a blog http://blog.grammarly.com/, and I found the aforementioned (legalese is fun!) cartoon there.

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General News

Mayor still plans to promote events center

By SAM HATCHER
The Wilson Post

The president of an Arizona-based company engaged in a process to leverage support for a community event center to be built here said he continues to have positive conversations with a number of groups that can be strategically important to making the project a reality and ensuring its success.

Rick Kozuback, president and chief executive officer of Global Entertainment, visited the local area for a couple of days last week.

Kozuback attended the Wilson County Fair, met with a number of community and business leaders, and had what he termed as a very positive conversation with key executives of the Nashville Predators about that organizations support of a minor league ice hockey team to be located in Lebanon that would be a principal tenant so-to-speak in the proposed event center.

Kozuback said officials with the Predators,Nashvilles major league ice hockey team, continue to ask questions and want to be involved as plans and strategies for the community event center unfold.

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Williams selected as one of nations best lawyers

Lebanonattorney Keith Williams, of Lannom and Williams, has been nominated by his peers and will be listed as one of the nations best lawyers in the forthcoming edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Williams was cited for his work as a plaintiffs attorney in the practice area of Product Liability Litigation.

He is only one of a handful ofplaintiff attorneys in Tennessee to ever be selected for admission into the highly prominent publication that is regarded by both the profession and the public for some three decades as the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

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Wilson Co. Motors breaks ground for new building

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The Wilson Post

Wilson County Motors will have a new home next year as they celebrated the start of construction on their new location on South Hartmann Drive in Lebanon on Wednesday.

Located adjacent to Chilis restaurant on South Hartmann, the new site for Wilson County Motors has been in the works for two years.

Im glad to stop planning and start building, said owner W.P. Bone.

Bone said for the past two years the dealership has driven many miles and searched far and wide for inspiration for the new building. Paine Bone said the dealership will be a place to remember, and one that will hopefully keep customers coming back.

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General Sports

CU women's soccer blanks Bryan

DAYTON -- Kelsey Langille and Shauna Gilpin each netted a hat trick and Taylor Nay added two assists in Cumberlands 7-0 season-opening victory at Bryan College Tuesday night.

Langille, a freshman from Androssan, Alberta, scored in the 22nd and 23rd minutes, the second one on an assist from Gilpin, to give the Bulldogs an early lead. Simone Quinn headed in a corner kick from Nay in the 32nd minute to a 3-0 CU lead at the half.

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Prep golf from Tuesday, Aug. 28

GALLATIN -- Lebanon High's golf team won a three-way match Tuesday at Long Hollow Golf Course, downing Hendersonville and Gallatin High.

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Three prep football games set Thursday, Aug. 30

MJ VISITS PORTLAND --
There wont be much time to waste as Mt. Juliet prepares to play at District 9AAA rival Portland on Thursday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with live radio coverage at WQKR FM-95.9.

Fresh off a convincing 45-14 home victory over McGavock High on Friday, the Golden Bears have scant little time to prepare for Portlands single-wing offense.

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