Today is Wednesday, July 29, 2015



Higher Ground

At an elevation of 2,074 feet, Short Mountain proves nearer to heaven than any place in Middle Tennessee.

Social media buzzing about possible MJ petition rally

There are some rumblings in Mt. Juliet about a message, in form of a petition, to send to the federal government crafted by two Mt. Juliet commissioners with some support from a state representative.

Ready or not, school is coming

Monday, August 3rd is "Back-to-School" for students in the Wilson County School System.

Go West Young Man

I wrote about the diorama of Bairds Mill in our last weeks, The Wilson Post and the community that sprang up around it. This past Friday, they had the dedication at the Dixon Merritt Nature Center, with Park Manager, Wayne, (...

'Protecting those who protect us'

The military veterans and concerned citizens who stood guard at the Armed Forces Center in Mt. Juliet today want their message to be heard, loud and clear: We are here to protect those who protect us.

 

WCSO nabs two, recovers stolen goods
WCSO nabs two, recovers stolen goods

Detectives with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office have arrested two people and recovered some stolen property following an intense investigation into a string of burglaries in Southwestern Wilson County.

The Sheriff's Office received several vehicle burglary reports Monday, July 20 in the Chadwick Court and South Lakeview Drive areas.

Among the items reported stolen were handguns and two stainless steel, high-performance boat propellers (valued at $5,500 each).

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Wilson County Balloon & Music Festival rescheduling for Spring 2016

The Wilson County Balloon and Music Festival, originally scheduled for Labor Day weekend at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, is being moved forward to the spring of 2016. The exact date will be announced in the next few weeks.

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Who let the dogs out? Anyone can, police say

A new law allows folks in Tennessee to smash a window or forcibly enter a parked car to rescue an at-risk animal without liability. Prior to this law, animal lovers were often frustrated over the proper way to handle saving a dog, or other animal, trapped inside of a car on a hot day.

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Gibbs Pharmacy marks Silver Anniversary

Gibbs Pharmacy celebrated 25 years in business on Thursday.

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City Rec. to offer flag football
City Rec. to offer flag football

Co-ed league opens in fall --
Citing declining participation over the past several seasons, Lebanon Parks & Recreation has decided to no longer program tackle youth football in favor of co-ed flag football.

"This is something we've been looking at for a while," said Parks & Recreation Director William Porter. "Our numbers have been going down for the past several years and with the growth of the weekend travel football operation, there hasn't been enough interest for both leagues.

"We had three teams in each of our divisions for the last two seasons, and that's just not enough kids to fill out the rosters."

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FOOTBALL -- CU plans community events
FOOTBALL -- CU plans community events

Home opener is Sept. 5 --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community events for the 2015 football season this week, which includes a canned food drive, opportunities for donations to The Next Step Resource Center and Goodwill as well as a Wilson County School Day sponsored by Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A.

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WC's Powell commits to TNU
WC's Powell commits to TNU
Morgan Powell

All-state softball player from WCHS --
Wilson Central softball standout Morgan Powell has verbally committed to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. A member of the WCHS graduating Class of 2015, she will enroll at NCAA Division II Trevecca this fall.

Powell helped lead the Lady Wildcats to a record of 41-7-1 overall and the Class AAA state championship earlier this year in Murfreesboro as a pitcher / hitter.

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Wilson Co. sports in brief
Wilson Co. sports in brief

Blue Devil Golf Scramble
The fifth annual Lebanon Boys Basketball Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 22 at Hunters Point Golf Course.
Entry feel is $70 per player or $280 for a four-member scramble team. An 8 a.m. shotgun start is planned, with lunch included.
The field will be divided into two flights with three places awarded for each flight.
For more information, call Coach Jim McDowell at 615-347-2531 or email at jimmymac2111@hotmail.com.

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