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Lynda Pond, 65

OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services were conducted Monday morning, August 24 at the Hermitage Funeral Home for Mrs. Pond, 65, of Mt. Juliet. She died Aug. 21, 2009.

Services were conducted by Rev. Russ Stephens. Interment followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: children Doug Pond, Vallerie (Doug) Manning; grandson Daniel Jenkins; granddaughter Amberly Stewart; great-grandchildren Katelyn, Ashton, Hannah; brother Morris (Donna) Pate; devoted friends Traci Gentry, Jeffrey and Hanna.

Mrs. Pond was preceded in death by husband, James Pond. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Hermitage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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City Swim League Aug. 21 results

2009 City of Lebanon Fall Swimming League Meet 1 / Friday, Aug. 21

Girls 100 Yard IM Developmental -- 1, Lee, Joyce L, Mosquito’s, 1:27.71. 2, Terry, Caroline A, Mosquito’s, 1:33.64. 3, Meyer, McKena L, Mosquito’s, 1:37.46.

Girls 100 Yard IM Recreatonal -- 1, Hodous, Cassie L, Guppies, 1:40.13. 2, Bryant, McKenzie P, Blue Gills, 2:25.33.

Boys 100 Yard IM Developmental -- 1, Bergin, Nick R, Mosquito’s, 1:30.52. 2, Terrell, Lee D, Mosquito’s, 1:37.02. 3, Kinsler, Austin M, Mosquito’s, 1:41.76.

Boys 100 Yard IM Recreatonal -- 1, Souksavong, Curtis C, Blue Gills, 1:47.52.

Girls 11 & Over 50 Yard Backstroke Developmental -- 1, Collinsworth, Lindsey K, Mosquito’s, 41.89. 2, Terry, Caroline A,  Mosquito’s, 42.47. 3, Gatlin, Hannah R, Mosquito’s, 44.76.

Girls 11 & Over 50 Yard Backstroke Recreatonal -- 1, Tungate, Morgan R, Baracudas, 45.61. 2, Hodous, Cassie L, Guppies, 48.46.  3, Strickland, Sarah E, Eels, 49.98.

Boys 11 & Over 50 Yard Backstroke Developmental -- 1, Bergin, Nick R, Mosquito’s, 38.79. 2, Terrell, Elijah D, Mosquito’s, 38.80.  3, Terrell, Lee D, Mosquito’s, 52.10.

Boys 11 & Over 50 Yard Backstroke Recreatonal -- 1, Souksavong, Curtis C, Blue Gills, 54.14. 2, Collinsworth, Mike K,  Baracudas, 1:12.84.

Girls 9-10 50 Yard Backstroke Developmental --1, Terry, Sarah E, Mosquito’s, 41.31. 2, Meyer, McKena L, Mosquito’s, 43.16.  3, Gallaher, Anna Belle B, Mosquito’s, 45.42.

Girls 9-10 50 Yard Backstroke Recreatonal -- 1, Bell, Melanie L, Guppies, 49.60. 2, McCorkle, Delaney R, Blue Gills, 52.78.  3, Lannom, Chloe G, Eels, 57.41.

Boys 9-10 50 Yard Backstroke Developmental -- 1, Meier, Sean P, Mosquito’s, 58.02.

Boys 9-10 50 Yard Backstroke Recreatonal -- 1, Stripling, Lamon, Eels, 1:04.57. 2, Widick, Nathanial D, Blue Gills,  1:05.34. 3, Gauvin, Johnathan E, Baracudas, 1:16.36.

Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Backstroke Developmental -- 1, Morgan, Rebecca E, Mosquito’s, 25.84. 2, Szocska, Lucy I, Mosquito’s,  26.54. 3, Miller, Lily G, Mosquito’s, 26.97.

Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Backstroke Recreatonal -- 1, Spier, Melissa M, Guppies, 26.65. 2, Averitt, Mattie C, Eels, 28.14. 3,  Painter, Riley P, Guppies, 28.66.

Boys 8 & Under 25 Yard Backstroke Developmental -- 1, Kinsler, Austin M, Mosquito’s, 22.84. 2, Melvin, Trey R, Mosquito’s, 24.31.  3, Koons, Campbell, Mosquito’s, 31.96.

Boys 8 & Under 25 Yard Backstroke Recreatonal -- 1, Deffendall, Will W, Guppies, 32.05. 2, Allen, Alexander H, Blue Gills, 32.66. 3, Williams, Elijah C, Eels, 34.17.

Girls 11 & Over 50 Yard Freestyle Developmental -- 1, Lee, Joyce L, Mosquito’s, 34.02. 2, Terry, Caroline A, Mosquito’s, 35.31.  3, Collinsworth, Lindsey K, Mosquito’s, 37.40.

Girls 11 & Over 50 Yard Freestyle Recreatonal -- 1, Tungate, Morgan R, Baracudas, 34.78. 2, Hodous, Cassie L, Guppies, 42.62.  3, Strickland, Sarah E, Eels, 43.55.

Boys 11 & Over 50 Yard Freestyle Developmental -- 1, Terrell, Elijah D, Mosquito’s, 33.24. 2, Bergin, Nick R, Mosquito’s, 33.45.  3, Terrell, Lee D, Mosquito’s, 42.97.

Boys 11 & Over 50 Yard Freestyle Recreatonal -- 1, Collinsworth, Mike K, Baracudas, 1:25.63.

Girls 9-10 50 Yard Freestyle Developmental --  1, Terry, Sarah E, Mosquito’s, 37.14. 2, Meyer, McKena L, Mosquito’s, 39.06.  3, Gwynne, Camryn M, Mosquito’s, 42.87.

Girls 9-10 50 Yard Freestyle Recreatonal -- 1, Bryant, McKenzie P, Blue Gills, 42.79. 2, Bell, Melanie L, Guppies, 45.80.  3, Webster, Kara B, Guppies, 48.85.

Boys 9-10 50 Yard Freestyle Developmental --  1, Meier, Sean P, Mosquito’s, 53.88.

Boys 9-10 50 Yard Freestyle Recreatonal -- 1, Gordon, Ethan T, Guppies, 47.56. 2, Thomas, Caleb, Guppies, 51.80. 3,  Widick, Nathanial D, Blue Gills, 1:00.98.

Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Freestyle Developmental -- 1, Miller, Lily G, Mosquito’s, 22.06. 2, Szocska, Lucy I, Mosquito’s, 24.82. 3, Morgan, Rebecca E, Mosquito’s, 26.20.

Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Freestyle Recreatonal -- 1, Strickland, Mary K, Eels, 20.78. 2, Painter, Riley P, Guppies, 23.43. 3,  Davenport, Eva K, Baracudas, 26.12.

Boys 8 & Under 25 Yard Freestyle Developmental -- 1, Kinsler, Austin M, Mosquito’s, 18.65. 2, Lee, Vincent, Mosquito’s, 26.41.  3, Koons, Campbell, Mosquito’s, 28.64.

Boys 8 & Under 25 Yard Freestyle Recreatonal --  1, Allen, Alexander H, Blue Gills, 24.67. 2, Williams, Elijah C, Eels, 28.96.  3, Deffendall, Will W, Guppies, 29.57.

Girls 11 & Over 50 Yard Breaststroke Developmental -- 1, Lee, Joyce L, Mosquito’s, 44.58. 2, Gatlin, Hannah R, Mosquito’s, 48.06. 3,  Collinsworth, Lindsey K, Mosquito’s, 50.89.

Girls 11 & Over 50 Yard Breaststroke Recreatonal -- 1, Tungate, Morgan R, Baracudas, 48.41. 2, Hodous, Cassie L, Guppies, 52.59. 3, Strickland, Sarah E, Eels, 55.06.

Boys 11 & Over 50 Yard Breaststroke Developmental -- 1, Terrell, Elijah D, Mosquito’s, 48.67. 2, Terrell, Lee D, Mosquito’s, 52.55.

Boys 11 & Over 50 Yard Breaststroke Recreatonal -- 1, Souksavong, Curtis C, Blue Gills, 51.74. 2, Collinsworth, Mike K,  Baracudas, 1:55.54.

Girls 9-10 50 Yard Breaststroke Developmental --  1, Anderson, Abigail R, Mosquito’s, 51.26. 2, Terry, Sarah E, Mosquito’s,  51.76. 3, Meyer, McKena L, Mosquito’s, 52.48.

Girls 9-10 50 Yard Breaststroke Recreatonal -- 1, Lannom, Chloe G, Eels, 56.03. 2, Bryant, McKenzie P, Blue Gills, 58.25. 3, Bell, Melanie L, Guppies, 1:02.02.

Boys 9-10 50 Yard Breaststroke Recreatonal -- 1, Gordon, Ethan T, Guppies, 1:10.32. 2, Thomas, Caleb, Guppies, 1:23.89. 3,  Gauvin, Johnathan E, Baracudas, 1:47.38.

Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Breaststroke Developmental -- 1, Smith, Abby E, Mosquito’s, 33.72. 2, Szocska, Lucy I, Mosquito’s, 37.40. 3,  Mackey, Azalea, Mosquito’s, 37.78.

Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Breaststroke Recreatonal -- 1, Averitt, Mattie C, Eels, 30.59. 2, Painter, Riley P, Guppies, 33.04. 3,  Strickland, Mary K, Eels, 33.81.

Boys 8 & Under 25 Yard Breaststroke Developmental -- 1, Kinsler, Austin M, Mosquito’s, 27.12. 2, Koons, Campbell, Mosquito’s,  32.17.

Boys 8 & Under 25 Yard Breaststroke Recreatonal --  1, Deffendall, Will W, Guppies, 31.85. 2, Robinson, Blaine B, Guppies, 52.11. 3, Conaster, Caleb A, Guppies, 59.27.

Women 100 Yard Freestyle Developmental -- 1, Terry, Sarah E, Mosquito’s, 1:22.06. 2, Terry, Caroline A, Mosquito’s, 1:22.20. 3, Collinsworth, Lindsey K, Mosquito’s, 1:25.91.

Boys 100 Yard Freestyle Developmental -- 1, Terrell, Elijah D, Mosquito’s, 1:12.00. 2, Bergin, Nick R, Mosquito’s,  1:19.02.

Boys 100 Yard Freestyle Recreatonal --1, Stripling, Lamon, Eels, 2:36.74.

Women 8 & Under 50 Yard Freestyle Developmental -- 1, Miller, Lily G, Mosquito’s, 49.06. 2, Smith, Abby E, Mosquito’s, 1:00.38.

Women 8 & Under 50 Yard Freestyle Recreatonal -- 1, Painter, Riley P, Guppies, 53.74. 2, Allocco, Maria M, Guppies, 1:03.19. 3,  Green, Ashleigh, Baracudas, 1:12.95.

Boys 8 & Under 50 Yard Freestyle Developmental -- 1, Melvin, Trey R, Mosquito’s, 44.53.

Boys 8 & Under 50 Yard Freestyle Recreatonal -- 1, Cadena, Vicente G, Guppies, 1:24.55.

Women 11 & Over 25 Yard Butterfly Developmental -- 1, Lee, Joyce L, Mosquito’s, 16.64. 2, Dorr, Destiny J, Mosquito’s, 20.70.

Women 9-10 25 Yard Butterfly Developmental -- 1, Gwynne, Camryn M, Mosquito’s, 21.18. 2, Olin, Stephanie E, Mosquito’s,  25.40. 3, Anderson, Abigail R, Mosquito’s, 25.69.

Women 9-10 25 Yard Butterfly Recreatonal -- 1, McCorkle, Delaney R, Blue Gills, 28.60. 2, Ward, Rachel, Baracudas, 41.97.

Men 9-10 25 Yard Butterfly Developmental -- 1, Meier, Sean P, Mosquito’s, 30.69.

Men 9-10 25 Yard Butterfly Recreatonal --  1, Gordon, Ethan T, Guppies, 22.75.

Women 8 & Under 25 Yard Butterfly Developmental -- 1, Szocska, Lucy I, Mosquito’s, 31.37. 2, Mackey, Azalea, Mosquito’s, 32.86.  3, Morgan, Rebecca E, Mosquito’s, 36.64.

Women 8 & Under 25 Yard Butterfly Recreatonal --  1, Pryor, Olivia A, Baracudas, 46.81.

Men 8 & Under 25 Yard Butterfly Developmental -- 1, Melvin, Trey R, Mosquito’s, 22.58. 2, Koons, Campbell, Mosquito’s, 35.09.

Boys 100 Yard Freestyle Relay Developmental -- 1, Mosquito Creek ‘A’ 1:13.72.

Mixed 100 Yard Freestyle Relay Recreatonal -- 1, Crystal’s Golden Guppies ‘A’ 1:24.71. 2, Zak’s Blue Gills ‘A’ 1:30.87. 3,  Jeri’s Hunter Green Eels ‘A’ 1:40.31.

Women 50 Yard Butterfly Developmental -- 1, Terry, Caroline A, Mosquito’s, 46.61.

Women 50 Yard Butterfly Recreatonal -- 1, Bryant, McKenzie P, Blue Gills, 47.51.

Boys 50 Yard Butterfly Recreatonal -- 1, Souksavong, Curtis C, Blue Gills, 51.70.

Combined Team Scores - Through 31 events / 1, Mosquito Creek, 2028. 2, Crystal’s Golden Guppies, 693. 3, Miles’ Black  Baracudas, 581. 4, Zak’s Blue Gills, 532. 5, Jeri’s Hunter Green Eels, 506.

Women - Team Rankings - Through 31 events / 1, Mosquito Creek, 1450. 2, Miles’ Black Baracudas, 366. 3, Crystal’s Golden Guppies, 344. 4, Jeri’s Hunter Green Eels, 337. 5, Zak’s Blue Gills, 320.

Men - Team Rankings - Through 31 events /  1, Mosquito Creek, 538. 2, Crystal’s Golden Guppies, 279. 3, Miles’ Black  Baracudas, 191. 4, Zak’s Blue Gills, 150. 5, Jeri’s Hunter Green Eels, 111.

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Watertown, MJCA fall on the road

Watertown and Mt. Juliet Christian Academy had rough nights on the road in their respective Week Zero openers.

The Purple Tigers gave up 21 fourth quarter points in a 42-19 loss at White House - Heritage.  Watertown trailed 21-19 heading into the final 12 minutes before the Patriots exploded.

Dylan Holycross scored twice for Watertown while QB Dalton Phillips scored once.

The Tigers will host Middle Tennessee Christian Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.

Mt. Juliet Christian ran into a well-oiled machine Friday night as Donelson Christian Academey hammered the Saints 56-0. DCA led 21-0 after one quarter and 35-0 at intermission.

MJCA will be on the road Aug. 28 as they travel to Seymour to play King's Academy in a 6 p.m. CDT contest.

 

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Friendship 47, MTCS 3

By KENNETH SCHOTT
DNJ

MURFREESBORO -- The first three running plays resulted in lost fumbles for Middle Tennessee Christian in its home opener against Friendship Christian Friday night. All told, the Cougars committed eight turnovers — six fumbles and two interceptions — as they went down in defeat to the Commanders, 47-3.

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Lebanon 21, Central 11

TURNOVERS KILL WILDCATS

Lebanon High took advantage of two costly Wilson Central turnovers and converted both into touchdowns Friday night in a 21-11 victory over their cross-county rival at Nokes-Lasater Field.

"You can't even believe how proud I am of our young men," said LHS coach Bobby Brown. "This senior class didn't win a game as ninth graders, but they stayed 20-21 strong, hung with it and kept working. This is their reward tonight. You can't say enough about these kids."

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Fair opens today
After about a year of planning, the 2009 Wilson County Fair opens officially at 5 p.m. today with its theme this year of “Celebrating 30 Years of Volunteers.”
        
It is an entirely appropriate theme because this Fair could not occur on the scale that it does each year without the efforts of the volunteers.
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Popcorn Stand located on Lebanon Square, Wilson County, Tennessee

By LINDA GRANSTAFF

Sometime before or after World War I, but before the 1920 census, the Quarterly Court decided to build a popcorn stand to aid the disabled to have a job.

The person who would run the popcorn stand would need to be a disabled veteran or disabled. In the 1920 Wilson County Census, Frank Hallum is listed as running a popcorn stand in the 10th District. The operators of the popcorn stand are listed in the Wilson County History as: first Frank Hallum, then by Genie and Bill Smith, then by Webster Tarpley, and finally by Charley Cato. The popcorn stand was located on comer of the Square and South Cumberland Street next to the Courthouse.

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No more govt involvement with cell phones
To the Editor:
 
I saw an article in a national publication calling for more government involvement in the wireless industry.
 
How can anyone suggest more rules and costs for cell phones when many people are having a tough time paying the bills they already have? It is beyond me how this makes sense.
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Guardsman earns Purple Heart

Two Tennessee National Guard soldiers from Murfreesboro’s 269th Military Police Company have been awarded Purple Hearts for injuries sustained while serving in Iraq.

Spec. Caleb Dutton of Mt. Juliet and Spec. Robert Fletcher of Rogersville were both injured when a 55-gallon drum filled with explosives detonated near their patrol on March 25.

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Read all about Wilson County Fair in new book

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

Besides experiencing this year’s county fair, now you can stroll through its past as you read The Wilson County Fair: Tennessee’s Big County Fair.

The new 256-page book was a joint venture by Mt. Juliet’s Brenda Moss and Lebanon’s James Jordan and features more than 50 historic photographs and images of artifacts such as old catalog covers and tickets.

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Youth baseball tournament boosts countys economy

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Wilson County’s economy is more than half a million dollars richer as a result of the recent Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA) 2009 World Series Tournament played here in July.

The tournament was for CABA’s 14 & Under League.

Revenue spent by visitors on hotels, meals, shopping and entertainment brought in more than $500,000 to the local economy, said Ricky Rodriguez, director of the Wilson County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Wreck victim IDd

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

A man who died as a result of a collision between a tanker truck and a pickup truck on Highway 231 North on Tuesday has been identified.

The deceased man was identified as William Clarence Norris, 49, address unknown. He was a passenger in a 1985 Ford F150 pickup truck driven by L.D. Bell, 71, of 50 Upton Heights, Lebanon. Bell was injured in the accident.

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Cotham signs with Yankees

MJ ATHLETE SIGNS FOR $675,000 BONUS

Former Mt. Juliet High pitcher Caleb Cotham signed with the New York Yankees Monday, the last day for Major League teams to sign players they drafted in June. The son of Dave and Melinda Cotham agreed to a $675,000 signing bonus, according to the Yankees.

Cotham was selected in the fifth round (165th overall). His bonus is $5,000 short of the highest in the fifth round this year (Jeff Malm, Tampa Bay Rays) and is more than four times MLB’s $149,400 recommendation for his draft slot.

A draft-eligible redshirt sophomore, Cotham boosted his stock by not allowing a run in 13 innings this summer with the Cape Cod League’s Brewster Whitecaps.

After being bothered by a sore knee during the spring, he pitched at 91-94 mph with his fastball and flashed a plus slider on the Cape. A starter for most of the 2009 season at Vanderbilt, he had a team-high seven wins in addition to a 4.10 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 79 innings pitched while opponents hit only .222 off him.

In three seasons with the Commodores he was 14-11. "I am happy for Caleb and his family," said his high school coach Mark Purvis.

"He has put a lot of effort and time into being the best he can be, and it is paying off for him now. Caleb has a bright future, and hope to see him pitch in the big leagues soon. It is exciting for our program, and I am extremely proud of him."

Cotham was a four-year letterwinner at Mt. Juliet High and was a three-time all-district selection. He was the 9AAA tournament MVP as a senior and was voted district MVP along with all-region and all-state honors as a junior in 2005.

Cotham helped lead the Golden Bears to the sectional playoffs in 2006, district championships in 2005-06 and regionals in 2004.

He was a two-year captain and was the junior class president as well as a member of the National Honor Society.

Cotham becomes the second former MJHS standout to sign a professional contract during Purvis’ tenure as head coach. Pitcher Stephen Shao signed with the Colorado Rockies in 2007.

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CU football holds meet & greet

SATURDAY FOLLOWING SCRIMMAGE

Cumberland University will hold a team scrimmage this Saturday morning followed by a cookout and meet-and-greet for Bulldog fans at Lindsey Donnell Stadium. The scrimmage starts at 9:30 a.m. and the cookout will follow around 11:30 a.m.

All fans are encouraged to attend to meet-and-greet the 110 Cumberland players. Schedule cards will be available along with hamburgers and hot dogs.

The Bulldogs continue two-a-day workouts, weather permitting, Tuesday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

CU went through its first scrimmage during Monday’s afternoon practice, running 96 plays with 40 runs and 56 passes. The offense put together 14 plays of 10-plus yards and four 20-plus yard plays, including a 60-yard pass and run from Curt Bureau to Da’Juan Manning and a 30-yard run by Kelsea Fordham.

Bureau ended the workout 11-for-14 overall with one interception, including 10 consecutive completions, and freshman Christian Burnett was 10-for-14 passing with five straight completions.

The Bulldog defense posted five sacks and two interceptions, one apiece by Cordero Rowland and Chris Simpson.

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Laughter After the Tears
A friend of mine’s husband recently passed away. There were obviously lots of tears as he was one of the “good guys” that was destined to only be with us 47 years. His wife asked me to go to the funeral home with her in order to make the funeral arrangements.
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Acting great Sidney Poitier grew up in The Bahamas
Dear Ken: We think that Sidney Poitier is the greatest African-American actor of all time. Where was he born and how old is he? What are his best films?

 

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Sherlock's sets book signings

Mark your calendars for the following book signings to be held in September at Sherlock’s Books, 200 Maddox-Simpson Pkwy., Lebanon.

• Thursday, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Daisy King will be doing a cooking demo and signing her cookbooks.
• Saturday, Sept. 12, from 1 until 4 p.m., Tom Hilpert will be signing his new book Superior Justice.
• Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 until 4 p.m., C.C. Smith will be signing U.S. “Left” Vs. “Right.”

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Wilson County Fair honors four community servants

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Every year, the Wilson County Fair honors selected local senior citizens who have made major contributions to the community, and this year’s Old Timers, as the award is known, are Alvin McKee, Frank and Carolyn Dudley, and Mattie Ricketts.

The Old Timer Award is sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and will be presented during the Business Before Hours meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 a.m. at the Fiddler’s Grove Pavilion. It is hosted by Wilson County Promotions and the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

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Can Wilson County Fair hit 500,000 mark?

Fair rocks on through efforts of hundreds of volunteers

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

The gargantuan Wilson County Fair may not be the greatest show on Earth, but it would certainly do the late, great promoter P.T. Barnum proud. 

When a brand new Wilson County Promotions took over the event in 1979, the 30 fair board members saw 12,000 patrons pass through the turnstiles. Attendance figures for 1989 were 59,015, and in 1999 just over a quarter of a million people enjoyed the event. Last year, 466,119 folks attended the Wilson County Fair, which has turned into one of the Southeast Tourism Association’s Top 20 events.

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Summertime canoeing

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

It's rare that the Smith branch of the Caney Fork River is flowing in the middle of summer, but for Bernie Sy and me, we caught it at an ideal level for a canoe float trip Aug. 5.

The several thunderstorms filled up the aquifers enough to permit a generous runoff and the water was beginning to clear just as we put the canoe in on the Dry Creek branch at Dowelltown.

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Youth Football Team In Need of Sponsorship

To the Editor:

I coach a youth football team in Lebanon and we are in need of a sponsor.

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Lebanon opts out of guns in parks

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

After several citizens voiced their opinions for and against the guns in parks law, Lebanon City Council voted to opt out of it, banning handgun carry permit holders from bringing their handguns in public parks and other similar public places.

Ward 5 Councilor Haywood Barry sponsored the resolution to opt out of what has come to be known as the “guns in parks” law passed this year by the state legislature. It was seconded by Ward 4 Councilor Joe Hayes.

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County Commission allows guns in parks, shoots down funding for schools

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Members of the public turned in force at Wilson County Commission’s meeting Monday to support and/or opposed three major items on the agenda.

Besides approving a $190.8 million budget for fiscal year 2009-2010, the commission voted on prohibiting guns in parks as well as increasing the adequate facilities tax, or impact fee.

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1 killed in tanker vs. vehicle wreck

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

A collision involving a vehicle and a tanker truck on Highway 231 North in Wilson County on Tuesday afternoon resulted in the death of at least one person.

“It was a confirmed fatality,” said Mike Browning, public information officer with the Tennessee Department of Safety.

Browning said as of Wednesday morning he had not received any additional information regarding the accident but hoped to have more later in the day.

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Squires nod tax relief for elderly

By JOHN B. BRYAN
The Wilson Post

Wilson County Commission had a busy agenda Monday night but one of the most important measures that was passed will give some senior citizens a shot in the arm for their property tax bill.
   
Wilson County Trustee Jim Major said county squires passed unanimously a measure that would kick in an additional $100 for those elderly and disabled Wilson County residents that already qualify for a property tax relief program sponsored by the State of Tennessee.

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