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Obituaries

James Gordon "Jim" Reynolds, 88

US Army veteran and World War II POW, Mr. Jim Reynolds, 88, died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Lebanon's University Medical Center. Mr. Reynolds was a member of Lebanon's First United Methodist Church, a longtime member of the Lebanon Lions Club and a 32nd Degree Mason.

Active in Lions Club Baseball, he was retired from Rock-Tenn and the Tennessee Board of Education.

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At the Movies

The strings are all too visible behind ''Gatsby'

By PATRICK HALL
Special toThe Wilson Post

Let me preface by saying I considerThe Great Gatsbyto be one of the greatest American novels ever written, and I never expected Baz Luhrmanns film to live up to that standard.

With that being said, Luhrmann definitely gets it, and his film is a decent adaptation, depicting Gatsbys world vividly, but tries too hard to include modernity within a facade of green screens and vibrant colors.

In case you arent aware, The Great Gatsby is the story of elusive Long Island millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his neighbor, bond salesman Nick Carraway (Tobey MaGuire).

The two meet up at one of Gatsbys illustrious parties and Gatsby persuades Carraway to set up a meet with Carraways cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan), whom was in love with Gatsby just five years prior.

The story is all opulence, parties and the attempts of one man to regain a love he once had, through the material world. Lurhmanns vision is bright and the film runs with a breakneck pace that is exhausting for the first hour.

Lurhmann seems to pound the roaring part of the Roaring 20s into the audience, with sensory overload. That overload is also a message about the decades overflowing wealth, alcohol and possessions.

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General News

Gould buys media group

Main Street Newspapers LLC, a newspaper group based in Lebanon, announces the sale of its newspaper group, which includes the twice-weekly Wilson Post, the weekly Gallatin News and the weekly Hendersonville Standard, to former Tennessean Advertising Executive Dave Gould.

Gould was Vice President/Advertising with The Tennessean for the past 11 years and spent 23 years with Gannett Co., Inc., The Tennessean's parent company.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of these excellent newspapers and communities they serve," Gould said. "We have a strong team in place and will continue the newspapers' commitment to strong local journalism that delivers very desirable audiences for our advertisers."

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General Sports

MJ soccer plays for 9AAA title

Friday night at Field of Dreams
Mt. Juliet will battle Hendersonville tonight for the District 9AAA soccer title -- after having already secured a spot in the Region 5AAA tournament next week.

The Golden Bears knocked off Station Camp 3-0 Wednesday in the tournament semifinals at the Field of Dreams Complex in Hendersonville.

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