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Neither Nor, Either Or, with A Touch of Kierkegaard



Tell me about “neither – nor.” Does it take a singular verb or a plural verb if the “neither-nor” is connected to the subject like, “Neither the kittens or the puppy like the hot weather.”
-I Try To Do It Right!


Lessons from my aunt

By Congressmen BOB CLEMENT

What I learned from Senator Anna Belle Clement O’Brien.

My aunt Anna Belle always said “politics” is a beautiful word. It’s not because politics used to be a kinder, gentler environment in her day.

She’s seen her share of ugliness during political campaigns, and she’s also maneuvered some extremely tricky political situations. She said “politics” is a beautiful word because she witnessed first hand its power in changing lives.

Illness cancels Social Security meeting

Wilson Bank & Trust Investment Services has cancelled a planned meeting with a representative from the Social Security Administration that was set for 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17 at the bank’s main office.

The meeting was cancelled due to illness and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Evelyn Costley, 77

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, September 16 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Costley, 77, of Old Hickory. A member of Faith Baptist Church and a former longtime employee of Castner’s, she died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009.

The daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Neola Winters Felts, Mrs. Costley was preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Dougharty and her second husband, Bobby Costley.

Services were conducted by Pastor Clay Faircloth and Rev. Michael Connell. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include: children Kevin (Amy) Costley, Travis (Margaret) Dougharty, Belinda (Gary) Fleming and Sheron Searcey; grandchildren Sarah and Sam Fleming, Daniel (Alaina) Dougharty, Noel and Ryan (Shanna) Searcey and Brandon (Lauren), Kayla, Braden, Alyssa and Karli Costley; great-grandchildren Owen, Ethan and Addison Dougharty, Gwendolyn, Madalyn and Erica Searcey.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Costley was also preceded in death by son Daryl Dougharty and sister Geraldine Goodman.

Active pallbearers: Brandon Costley, Braden Costley, Daniel Dougharty, Noel Searcey, Sam Fleming, Chad Etheridge, Chris Brown and Bruce Brown.  Honorary: Ryan Searcey, Harriet McReynolds, Nancy Gass, Jeri Lyn Brown and Tyler Brown.

Memorials may be made to Karli’s Kause at any branch of Wilson Bank & Trust. 

Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, was in charge of arrangements.

William R. Tanner, Sr., 73

OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, September 17 at Hermitage Funeral Home for Mr. Tanner, 73, of Mt. Juliet. Retired from American Airlines after 40 years of service, he died Sept. 14, 2009 after a seven year battle with cancer.

Visitation is set Wednesday, 4 - 8 p.m. and Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m., at Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory. Services will be conducted by Rev. Bill George. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: wife Donna Tanner; children JoAnne Tanner and Jim (Renee) Tanner; grandchildren Cole Tanner, Kyle Tanner, Brittany Tanner, Whitney Tanner, Kayla Jackson and Kristen Jackson; siblings: Ross Tanner, Phyllis Tanner, Ann Rhea and Kathy Hall.

He is preceded in death by son Bill Tanner, Jr.; granddaughter Kaci Tanner; parents Bud and Elizabeth Tanner. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Donations may be made to Alive Hospice.

Hermitage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henry J. Harris, 73


WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Monday, September 7 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Harris, 73, of Watertown. Born in Wilson County to the late Archie Lee and Winnie Cunningham Harris, he died Sept. 5, 2009 at his residence.

A former employee of Le-Al-Co, he was a member of the Watertown First Baptist Church, a graduate of Watertown High School and a veteran -- having served in the U.S. Army.

Services were conducted by Rev. Ronnie Smith and Edsel Floyd. Burial was at the Cunningham Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife Jeanette Prichett Harris of Watertown and sons Bruce (Vivian) Harris of Murfreesboro, Alan Harris of Watertown and Lynn (Kim) Harris of Gordonsville. Also surviving are grandchildren Jake, Matt, Spring, Josh and Steven; great granddaughter Kaylynn; sisters Jo Frances (Kenneth) Askew of Carthage and Lynda Sue Simpson of Watertown along with special friends Charlie and Pat Reeder.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Harris is preceded in death by brother William Robert Harris.

Active pallbearers included: Ed Roberts, John Johnson, Bob Huddleston, Jake Harris, Matt Harris, Steven Harris and Josh Harris. Honorary: Joe Lynch, Joe Malone, Mike Bailey, Ray Jennings, Ray Bass, Ted Wright, Bobby Mount, Ricky Sanders, Johnny Blair, Bobby Harvey, Bill Robinson, Junior Bain, Don Bass, Jimmy Majors, Ed Bailey, Wayne Rodgers, Don Moser, Ricky Martin. Gene Shehane, Ricky Vantrease, Alan Shehane and Joe Parkerson.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.









James L. Frease, 77

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, September 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Frease, 77, of Mt. Juliet. Born Sept. 8, 1932 in Akron, OH, he died Sept. 12, 2009.

Mr. Frease earned a Masters Degree from Kent State University in 1964. He was a member of Joy Church International in Mt. Juliet, where he served as an usher and was a veteran of the U.S. Army – having served two years in Japan.

He began work at Babcock & Wilcox Co. in Barberton, OH in 1956 and retired as president of the Trimble Company in Johnson City in 2003. He was the son of the late Harold G. and Oweita Mae Frease.

Services were conducted by Pastor David Goldner. A graveside service and burial will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.

A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joy Church International. 

Survivors include: wife Peggy Frease and sons Pastor Jim (Anne) Frease and David G. (Jennifer) Frease – all of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving are grandchildren David G. Frease, Jr., Brittany L. Frease, Seth Frease, Julia Frease and Johnathan Frease.

Memorial donations may be made to Joy Church International of Mt. Juliet, P.O. Box 247, Mt. Juliet, 37121.  Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Alvis Gene Hudson, 56

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, September 16 at the Sellars Funeral Home, 313 West Baddour Parkway, for Mr. Hudson, 56, of Lebanon. A veteran of the United State Army and an avid UT fan, he passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Michael Grooms and Brother Danny Sellars. Interment was at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Pallbearers: friends at the Veteran’s Home.

Survivors include brothers Jackie Lynn Hudson and Robert Ewing Hudson; aunts Ruth (Ben) Gleaves, Ann (Charles) Romano and Margaret Colwell; along with numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by parents Rubert and Barbara Marable Hudson.

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

Council defers actions against CoreTech

The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council voted to defer all actions against CoreTech to the next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6 and decided to send a letter inviting CoreTech President Greg Quinn to the meeting to say what he wants to say as well as answer any questions the council might have for him.

Council took the action at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. Councilors are seeking to rescind any financial incentives previously approved for the company.

Man injured as truck flips on Square

From Post staff reports

One man was injured after his vehicle overturned Tuesday afternoon on the Lebanon Public Square.

Squire's resignation to be heard Sept. 21

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Commission District 7 seat will soon become vacant and the wife of commissioner may seek to fill the position.

CoreTech announces abandonment of Lebanon plans at Council meeting

The Wilson Post

CoreTech Industries, Inc. is no longer considering locating its headquarters in Lebanon.

CoreTech President Greg Quinn said in a letter that was to be presented to media and Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead at last night’s City Council meeting that “We, the management of CoreTech, are indeed sorry that we will no longer be locating our project in Lebanon, Tennessee.”

United States Constitution Week begins

DAR to visit Byars Dowdy Elementary on Sept. 17

Thursday, Sept. 17, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week.

The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. The Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American.

Church Safety Seminar planned
Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Terry Ashe, the Metro Nashville Police Department and Sgt. Suzanne Stephens of MNPD invite everyone to a Church Safety Seminar to be held Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Sheriff’s Department in Lebanon.
William Allen Bryson, Sr., 83

WOODBURY -- Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 15 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home for Mr. Bryson, 83, of Cannon County.

A native of Cannon County and the son of the late Dexter & Gertrude Campbell Bryson, he died Sept. 12 at Alvin C. York Medical Center following an extended illness.

He was a member of Red Hill Church of Christ, a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army and was a retired business owner and minister.

The family will receive friends Monday until 8 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home. Services will be conducted by Brother Eddie Duke. Burial will follow at Riverside Gardens with full military honors provided by VFW & Am. Legion of McMinnville.

Mr. Bryson is survived by his wife of 60 years Mallie L. "Judy" Bryson of Woodbury; children: William "Bill" (Joan) Bryson Jr. of Lebanon, Michael Ray "Cricket" (Geraldine) Bryson of Woodbury, Melinda Kay (Wade) Simmons of Manchester, Terry Dwight (Rita) Bryson of Readyville, Sharon Frances (Larry) Reeves of Murfreesboro, Robert Earl "Robbie" (Debra) Bryson of Woodbury and Rita Michelle (Alan) Hale of Murfreesboro.

Also surviving is his brother, Johnny Bryson of Readyville. along with 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bryson was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Stacey.

Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Call 615-563-2311 for more information.

School Board struggles with different contracts amidst protest

The Wilson Post

Protesters carrying signs that said “Patriots respect the office of the President,” “Stop censoring positive messages” and “Mr. Davis the Dictator” lined the entrance of the parking lot of the Wilson County Board of Education prior to its meeting held this past Thursday.

The protestors were upset that students in Wilson County Schools were not allowed to view President Barack Obama’s recent speech to students encouraging them to stay in school.

Over 3,100 entries in Sherry's Run

Julio Cervantes


LEBANON -- Thirty-five year old Julio Cervantes clocked a time of 18:25 Saturday morning to win the sixth annual Sherry’s Run 5K. The overall women’s winner was 29-year old Katherine Kopinski who finished the course in 21:04.

Jeff Brown, 45, was the male masters winner at 20:33 while 40-year old Amy Breedlove was the female masters winner with a time of 23:30.

An all-time record of over 3,100 runners, walkers and supporters flocked to Sherry’s Run to support Wilson County’s largest grassroots cancer fundraising effort.

CU downs Georgetown 31-21


LEBANON -- Travis Carter registered 198 total yards of offense and two touchdowns and the Cumberland defense held Georgetown College to just 81 yards on the ground in a 31-21 Bulldog victory Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium.

The win was the first for the Bulldogs over Georgetown since 1998 and just the third for Cumberland against the Tigers in the last 20 years.

"We were more physical today, in both the offense and defensive lines," said CU head coach Dewayne Alexander. We’ve got good skill players on the perimeter and we can throw the ball deep, but there are times you need to be able to line up and run the football.

Movie filmed in Wilson County premiered

The Wilson Post

Elevating Entertainment premiered its newest movie, “Much Ado About Middle School” which was mostly filmed in Wilson County, last night at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville.

Elevating Entertainment is run by award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and filmmaker Dave Moody and his son Josh, who wrote “Much Ado.” Josh is a student at Vanderbilt University.

Does history speak clearly?


America, America, what is happening to common sense and good reasoning in our land?

Do you remember that President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hilary Clinton, strove hard to change the medical care system in 1993? Republican congressmen and the money from HMO’s and insurance companies fought it with money and arguments that were in many respects untrue. Even so, things did not improve and costs went up and up.

Use rainy day fund to vent gas line at Lebanon High School

To the Editor:

All things considered in regard to the gas leak repair at Lebanon High School, we need to vent the gas to the atmosphere to prevent another event similar to the Billy Goat Hill disaster back in the late 1950s.

A matter of trust regarding issues confronting U.S., writer says

To the Editor:

It's a matter of trust.

This nation was founded and built upon a set of inalienable principles, among which were individual responsibility, limited government, free enterprise, state's rights and the opportunity for individual excellence. These are the bedrock principles that have led to our greatness as a nation and our leadership of the free world.

Board action called for against Davis regarding Obamas speech

To the Editor:

In an article in The Wilson Post on Sept. 9 entitled “Protest held at school bd.,” you quoted Mike Davis, director of schools for the county, that his decision to not allow the showing at any time of the President of the United States speech “had nothing to do with politics.”

New Winters Chapel AME celebrates 125th anniversary

New Winters Chapel AME Church will celebrate its 125th Church Anniversary/Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 20 with the theme “Home is Where the Heart Is.”

Special guests will be Pastor Allen and LaGuardo UME Church at the 11 a.m. service, and Bishop A.J. Valentine and the Lebanon Church of God congregation at the 3 p.m. service. Brother John R. and Miss C. from Gospel Show 98.9 will also be special guests at 3 p.m.

CoreTech executive fires back at city

The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET – The president of a company seeking to locate its operations in Lebanon in a green technology research and development park responded Thursday to comments made by city officials that the firm is not what it has been promoted and may not really exist.


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