Wilson County commissioners gave themselves a raise Monday night. In a 16-6 vote with three commissioners absent, they approved doubling their own salaries to $800 per month.
So I began my first column introducing myself, what I stand for and what I believe in. Today I would like to talk about you. More specifically, about your goals and your behaviors. Don't worry, you're not in trouble... yet. Muahahaha!
On the heels of being named one of Tennessee's top newspapers, I wanted to thank everyone at The Wilson Post who has helped grow this publication into one of the strongest and most well-rounded in the state. Our staff of writers, photographers, designers, columnists and editors cannot be matched in talent, determination, expertise and camaraderie.
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.
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.
There's rarely an occasion my boys and I can have a conversation where they aren't trying to talk over each other or fighting. I never know where these times of curious questioning and mostly peaceful exchanges will lead but since I fancy myself a cool parent nothing is off limits.
Wildcats move practice inside --
In theory, high school football teams in Tennessee have donned "uppers", headgear and shoulder pads in order to acclimate the players to the oppressive heat and humidity that is our July weather.
The only problem with this theory is the oppressive heat and humidity.
Monday's Co. Commission meeting --
It was a busy night Monday for the Wilson County Commission.
A proposal to reinstate the $2 per animal "pet tax" was referred back to committee by a 13-9 vote; a plan to videotape commission committee meetings failed due to a tied vote; and selling $14-million-plus in bonds to remodel the old Lebanon High School was approved by a 17-5 vote, although financing the rest of the Wilson County Schools' building plans for 2015-16 has been deferred until August.
At sunrise, fog lays low on the water. It is too dangerous to run far, especially with the proliferation of kayaks. The little boats are so low profile, in fog or low light, it is easy to run up on one before you see it.
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.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mr. Tyree, 87, of Lebanon.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 at Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Maynard, 70, of Gordonsville.
Memorial services were held Saturday afternoon, July 25 at the Abundant Life Church for Mr. Hoyt, 78, of Mt. Juliet.
Memorial services were held Tuesday evening, July 21 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Michael, 82, of Madison.
A private memorial will be held at a later date for Mr. Main, 90, of Mt. Juliet.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning, July 18 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Rumbley, 77, of Lebanon.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, July 18 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. McPeak, 89, of Mt. Juliet.
A rising star in the world of American pickers, 10-year-old Colt Orman knows a good deal when he sees one.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 24 at Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Arnold, 89, of Lebanon.
Retired from the Tennessee Heart Association where he served as Executive Director, Mr. Arnold died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at The Pavilion.
Kayla Freeman has never had the use of her hands, but she refused to let that stop her from pursuing an artistic outlet five years ago.
Marshall's Brandon Byrd --
Cumberland's football team picked up an offensive playmaker last week when transfer Brandon Byrd announced his commitment to the Bulldogs. Byrd will be eligible once he is admitted to school.
A native of Gibsonville, Fla., Byrd spent the last two seasons at NCAA Divison I Marshall University -- sitting out a redshirt in 2013 and playing behind three productive backs in 2014.
July 26 at Pickett-Rucker --
The Wilson County Black History Committee will host its annual tribute to the Lebanon Clowns Negro League baseball team 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26 at Pickett-Rucker United Methodist Church.
The team will be honored as well as Loharrell Stevenson, the first African-American to play sports at Lebanon High and a member of the inaugural class of the LHS Sports Hall of Fame.
A celebration of life will be held between the hours of 4-8 p.m. Monday, July 20 at the home of Dennis and Sherri Urban, 806 Lori Lane, Mt. Juliet for Mr. Urban, 70, of Mt. Juliet.
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