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Local eateries mixed opinions on banning guns

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

As of 12 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, anyone with a Handgun Carry Permit will be allowed to carry their concealed firearms inside restaurants that serve alcohol as long as they do not drink.

However, several restaurant owners are opting to post signs that prohibit guns, which the new law allows.

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Mayor: Stormwater fees could save 15 jobs

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

The Lebanon city budget for fiscal year 2009-10 is set to be voted on during the city council’s August 4 meeting.

The council is planning on abolishing 37 city positions, 27 that are currently manned with the other ten empty, in order to gain funding necessary to balance the budget.

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Sherlock's Books Offers Destination for Readers and Hobbyists Alike

Sherlock’s Books Offers a Destination for Readers and Hobbyists Alike

By KEN BECK

For a budding bookstore named after the world’s most famous detective, there’s little mystery as to why Sherlock’s Book Emporium and Curiosities has proven a rousing success.

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Kayla Youngquist Finds the Long Lost Artist Within Her

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” – Pablo Picasso

Kayla Youngquist Finds the Long Lost Artist Within Her

When you meet Kayla Younquist the first thing you notice are her bright eyes and exuberant smile. She has a real sense of openness and warmth about her, which is probably one of the reasons she has been such a successful Kindergarten teacher for over 26 years.

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Design-build lease signed for Nissan redistribution facility in Wilson

Nissan North America has signed a design-build lease with Opus Northwest for built-to-suit construction of the automaker’s new North American redistribution facility in a transaction facilitated by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE). 

The new 717,160 square foot redistribution center, which includes 20,000 square feet of office space, will be built in the Couchville Pike Business Center, located at the intersection of State Route 840 and Couchville Pike in Wilson County. Occupancy is planned for April 1, 2010.

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LHS funding gets bumped

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Problems with funding for a new Lebanon High are still ongoing, with District 25 Wilson County Commissioner Randy Hall declaring he didn’t intend to “go around” the Budget Committee, and the budget panel failing to schedule any discussion about the needed funding.

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Mt. Juliet "Y" benefit golf tourney

PLANNED AUG. 20 AT HERMITAGE GOLF COURSE

Considered one of the top 10 public golf courses in the state of Tennessee by Golf Digest, the Hermitage Golf Course will be the site of a tournament to benefit the Mt. Juliet YMCA at the Valley Center Thursday, August 20. A 1 p.m. shotgun start is planned for the four-person scramble format.

Entry fee is $150 per person or $600 per team and includes: tournament green fees, gift packages, lunch at the golf course, on course beverages and snacks during the day, dinner at the golf course after the tournament and a Mulligan package.  Anyone who registers before Aug. 5 will receive a $25 per player discount.

Tee box sponsorships are still available at $200 as well as golf cart sponsorships for $100.

Tournament proceeds are earmarked for the YMCA’s "We Build People" campaign and goes directly to providing children, adults and families the opportunity to participate in nurturing programs that are designed to help them grow in spirit, mind and body.

On-line tournament entry is available at www.professionalgolfevents.net. For a complete sponsorship package call Marsha Houser, 615-773-5363 or email at mhouser@ymcamidtn.org.

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Book signing set for local author Charles Bradshaw
Charles (Charlie) Bradshaw, author of recently published memoir, Post Your Peg High, will be featured at a book signing on July 30, 3-6 p.m., at Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 304 West Main Street, Lebanon.
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Music Festival grooves to a broader beat

Jazz fest expands to wider spectrum, adds artisans 

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

WATERTOWN -- Jazz has dropped out of the title, but Watertown’s biggest music event of the year will be jazzy as ever with a power-packed lineup that boasts blues, funk, folk-rock, western swing and even Celtic sounds.

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Purity signs on to senior event

From Post staff reports

The 2009 Senior Boomer Event set for Friday, July 17 at the Gallatin Civic Center just got a little bigger with the announcement of Purity Dairies as the event’s headline sponsor.

“With the theme of the event being an ‘old fashioned ice cream social,’ we thought Purity Dairies would be a natural to headline our program,” said Norma Bixler, publisher of Mature Lifestyles Magazine, a sister publication of The Gallatin Newspaper and The Hendersonville Standard. They are owned by MainStreet Media which is also the parent company of The Wilson Post.

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One can be prejudiced

By W.H. WATERS

During the past week I was certainly aware of Michael Jackson’s death and the fact that the younger generation felt much love and passion for his work.

Through the years I was aware of him and his peculiarities. I knew what he did, but I really knew nothing of the heart displayed in his music. This being true, I sat down to observe his funeral on TV with little excitement for the event. I really viewed it as overkill and for this I want to apologize.

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Writer asks, why does Lebanon need a Police Commissioner?

To the Editor:

This letter is directed to Ward 3 Lebanon City Councilor William Farmer. I am addressing this letter to you, since you run the City Council and tell the other City Council Members how to vote.

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Metho-Baptist writes books on Messianic faith and practice

To the Editor:

I was born on Oct. 1, 1931 to farm parents in Williamson County, Tenn. during the great depression. My mother was Methodist, and my father was Baptist, and I tell folks that I grew up Metho-Baptist. The Baptist back then could have been called Calvinists -- believing in salvation by the sole grace of Elohim ("God") -- and the Methodist Church was founded on the opposition to Calvin¬ism, but being ordinary farm people, we weren't concerned about doctrines, but about its down-to-earth practicality and how it affected our relationship with the various aspects of life.

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Man found gulity of 2nd degree murder

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

A two-day trial in Judge David Durham’s courtroom ended in a guilty verdict for second-degree murder for Antony G. Whited, 55, Thursday.

Whited was charged with second-degree murder in the July 2006 slaying of his next door neighbor Charles Kieren, then 36, in a case investigated by Lebanon Police Det. Eddie Bowen.

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Wilson home sales improve four months in a row

 

As seems to be the trend nationwide, pending home sales in Wilson County are up for the fourth month in a row, said Amy Hamilton, a member of the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors.

The last time there were four consecutive monthly gains nationwide was in October 2004.

Wilson County is beating that trend with seven consecutive months of increased pending sales with June topping in at 152, the best month since July 2008, she said.

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Operation FALCON nabs 24

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

NASHVILLE -- A total of 24 fugitives locally were apprehended recently in a federal, state and local effort dubbed Operation FALCON 2009.

The 24 were part of a group of more than 624 fugitives in the Middle Tennessee area who were arrested in Operation FALCON which stands for Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. The roundup began in Wilson on June 18.

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Millworks Theater to add drama to Mill

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

The Mill at Lebanon has been transformed from a woolen mill into what some say will be “Middle Tennessee's favorite destination for shopping, dining, one-of-a-kind events and big-city loft living in a country setting.”

There are several restaurants, such as the Bull and Whistle Pub, but now The Mill has its venue for a “one-of-a-kind event” with the Grand Opening Celebration of the Millworks Theatre this Saturday.

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Dog days of summer are here

Stay cool by donating blood in Wilson County

The sun is beating down on us, the thermometer is stuck at 90 degrees and there’s not a breath of fresh air. 

The dog days of summer are here!

Ancient astronomers in Mediterranean countries came up with the phrase "dog days" for the hottest period of the summer. The dog days arrive around July 4 and are here to stay through Aug. 11.

The astronomers defined the dog days as extending from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the Dog Star) and our sun. This conjunction happened to coincide with the worst days of summer, when folks were especially plagued by disease and discomfort.

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James Darryl Shannon, 53

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Saturday, July 11 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Mr. Shannon, 53, of Lebanon.

Known to his family and friends as "Bubba", Mr. Shannon was born November 12, 1955 and passed away Sunday, July 5, 2009.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 11 a.m. with funeral to follow at 1 p.m. Services will be conducted by Bishop A.J. Valentine. Interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: son Jamie (Zadien) Shannon; grandchildren Jamien and Gabriellae. Also surviving are sisters Annette (Jesse) Gilliam, Sharon Shannon and Velda (Eric) Shannon-Walker; aunts Ethel M. Harrison and Martha (Joe) Boddie; uncles John Lewis and Pascal Harrison as well as several other relatives and friends.

J.C. Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Danny Roy Smith, 34

CELINA — Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, July 12 at the Upton Funeral Home in Clay County for Mr. Smith, 34, of Lebanon. Formerly of Clay County, he passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009.

The family will be receiving friends Friday from 4-9 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway; Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the funeral at the Upton Funeral Home, W. Lake Ave, Celina.

Sunday afternoon’s service will be conducted by Brother Daniel Stirnemann. Interment will follow in the McDonald Cemetery.

Survivors include parents Eddie R. and Darlene Abney Smith of Lebanon; daughter Tessa Reanne Smith; grandparents Jim and Christine Smith; aunts Juanita Smith and Judy Smith; uncles Richard Abney, John Abney, Jammie Smith, Wayne Smith, Phillip Smith, Thomas Smith and Bobby Smith; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friend Penny Killman.

Mr. Smith is preceded in death by grandparents George A. and Auda Abney and Milton T. "Tobe" and Effie Roach and uncle Billy Ray Smith. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.

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Dorothy Louise McClellan, 71

MT. JULIET – Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, July 9 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. McClellan, 71, of Lebanon.

The daughter of the late Jack and Virginia Bingham Taylor, she passed away Monday, July 6, 2009. Interment was private.

Survivors include: children Daniel McClellan, Deborah (James) Martin and Cathy (Thomas) Cheney; siblings Dr. J. D. (Elizabeth) Taylor, Ronald Taylor, Stephen Taylor, Anthony (Pamela) Taylor and Helen (David) Rutledge; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. McClellan was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Francis Taylor and brother, Richard Taylor.  

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

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Charles Lee Smith, 29

MT. JULIET – Mr. Smith, 29, of Mt. Juliet died Saturday, July 4, 2009. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 10 at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Those interested may contact the family for more information.

Survivors include: children Charles Lee Smith, Jr. and Christiana Smith, mother Mary Catherine Smith, sister Pam Hieronimus, niece Adriana Pacheco and nephew James Hieronimus.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Willowbrook Hospice, 381 Riverside Drive, Suite 440, Franklin, 37064.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

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Geraldine Owens, 77

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, July 10 at the Garden of Prayer Tabernacle for Mrs. Owens, 77, of Lebanon. Retired after 20 years of service from Quality Care Nursing Home, Mrs. Owens passed away Sunday, July 5, 2009.

She was a member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church and loved working in her garden. A beloved mother and grandmother, she was also an avid fan of Tiger Woods and the game of golf.

The family will receive friends 4-5 p.m. Friday at the church. Services will be conducted by Dr. Bobby Sanders and Pastor Gary Owens. Burial will be at the Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include sons Stevie (Tameka), Barry (Anastasia), Bruce Adam (Ann), Timothy Gerald and Mark Dewayne (Tammy) Owens.

Also surviving is sister-in-law Freddie Mae Owens, 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends – including special friends Shirley Griffith, Mary Gilliam and Ann Davis.

Mrs. Owens is preceded in death by husband Robert Ray "Teddy" Owens, son Jesse Monroe Owens, parents Paul and Ella "Ma" Shannon, siblings Pauline (Jeb) Cartwright, Gladys Shannon, James (Pearline) Shannon, Louise and Ernestine Shannon.

Disyal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Habitat for Humanity House to be built in honor of J.B. and Jo Doris Leftwichs 70th
First United Methodist Church will build a Habitat for Humanity House this fall, beginning Aug. 29 through Oct. 31 in honor of Jo Doris and J.B Leftwich, the church announced at a celebration of the couple’s 70th wedding anniversary last Sunday.
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Questions arise with Lebanon Senior Center

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Ward 3 Lebanon City Councilor William Farmer discovered some “irregularities” about the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center this week, and presented the information to Lebanon City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

The irregularities led Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath to suggest waiting to approve funding for the center until its legal status and its relationship to city government can be confirmed.

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