Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 at the Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Lennie Gary George Jr., 89, of Mt. Juliet. A World War II veteran of World War II, he died Sunday, April 7, 2013.
By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post
What began as a fun family cookout, ended in tragedy on Saturday in Lebanon as a 4-year-old child picked up a gun which accidentally discharged, striking and killing a local woman.
Josephine Fanning, a resident at 6710 S.E. Tater Peeler Road, was pronounced dead at the scene by Wilson County Emergency responders after being shot once.
Kristin Helm, public information officer with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, said family and friends had gathered at Fannings residence for the cookout on the evening of April 6. Fannings husband, Wilson County Sheriffs Department Deputy Daniel Fanning, was in the bedroom, showing a relative some of his firearms.
From Post Staff Reports
The Lebanon-Wilson Chamber of Commerce sent out a community advisory in an email to members Monday afternoon warning them of a potential scam.
Chamber Marketing Manager Dakota Weatherford said they learned of a company calling local businesses posing as a chamber advertising representative earlier that morning, when a member called in about it. A company identifying themselves Premier Map allegedly called the chamber member and said that they were selling advertisements with the Chamber for a magazine or a community map.
Weatherford was careful to point out that the Chamber is not involved with this company.
This seems to happen more often than I expected, Weatherford said. We just want the public to be aware and notify them.
For more information or if you have been called, contact the Lebanon-Wilson Chamber at 444-5503.
The Lebanon City Council has a special called meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. A work session will immediately follow.
The Council will also host a Public Hearing on Wednesday at 5:25 p.m. to approve a Water and Sewer rate increase across the board of three percent.
By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post
Ever witnessed a goat faint?
Locals have two chances to interact with Myotonic or fainting goats at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center on Saturday, April 13. The International Fainting Goat Association is kicking off their show season with two shows in Lebanon, at 9 a.m. and at 1 p.m.
Linda Harrison of Blessed Green Pastures said that for a number of years, the Tennessee Fainting Goat was listed as an endangered breed; however, through the efforts of breeders and the IFGA, fainting goats have been listed as recovering from endangerment by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
Yes these goats fall over, but there is much more to this breed than falling down. They are an easy tempered goat that is hardy and much easier to keep inside fences since they dont tend to jump or climb like other breeds, she explained. Many are attracted to the novelty of the breed, but there is so much more to love about them than that. Serious breeders do not make their goats faint for fun it just happens naturally when they are startled.
Other than being owned as pets, these goats are bred for their meat. They are classified as a meat breed often having a better meat to fat ratio than other meat breeds, Harrison said. Hard to beat a goat that can be a meat goat, makes a great pet, is easy to care for and you know you are helping preserve a breed deemed as an American breed.
Breeders, including Harrison, from all over Tennessee, as far north as Illinois and Michigan and as far south as Florida will venture to Wilson County for the upcoming show. These shows are a great change to meet other breeders and also to introduce this breed to the public. Every breeder will be happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm, she added.
The Lebanon High School Agriculture Department welcomes the public to an "early bird" opening of its annual greenhouse sale Saturday, April 13 between the hours of 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Plants and flats will be available Monday through Friday, beginning April 15, between the hours of 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the greenhouse located at the rear of the school, 500 Blue Devil Blvd.
Prices are as follows:
Flat of flowers $10; flat of vegetables $10; geraniums $3.50 per pot; herbs $2 per pot; hanging baskets $10; Wandering Jews small pots $8, large pots $12; Boston Ferns $13; Kimberly Ferns $10 to $13; small mix planters $20 and large mix planters $25.
There will be a Cedar Glade Sunset Nature Hike Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the 2013 Natural Areas Week.
A ranger will lead hiking groups throught the Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area for a one-mile stroll. Groups will view wildflowers and birds.
Groups are meeting at the Long Hunter State Park parking lot on S. Mt. Juliet Rd. For more information call the park office at 885-2422.