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Nature demands hardships

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

As I was watching the Hummingbird on our back porch feeder I saw something that seemed strange. The Hummers would feed in the shelter of the eve of the house and then return to a hard downpour in the trees a few feet away. It would have been easier to just remain in the shelter of the house out of the rain perched on the feeder with nutrition readily at hand than to go back into the wet elements and have to return to the feeder a few minutes later. I asked myself wouldn’t a little bird not want to avoid the rain drops and his wet perch in the tree?

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Craighead thanks MJ officials for help

To the Editor:

I’m writing this letter to express our sincere gratitude to Mayor Linda Elam and City Manager Randy Robertson of the City of Mt. Juliet, and the West Wilson Utility District for assistance that was provided to us at the City of Lebanon Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Local churches needed to help homeless

To the Editor:

Just like many of us, my son Glenn Allen cannot believe it is already September.  He is working on a project he has titled, "The Gift of Warmth." His intentions are to be able to help homeless people in Nashville to get through the cold winter days.

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Single-car accident sends one to hospital

From Post staff reports

A medical condition may be the cause of a single-vehicle accident shortly before noon Tuesday on Highway 231, south of West Baddour Parkway.

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Wilson Books from Birth turns 4!

Maliea Oakley of First Freedom Bank reads to students in the Pre-Kindergarten class at Cumberland University on Tuesday as part of Imagination Library Week.

 

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Cracker Barrels performance gets national attention
From Post staff reports
         
Lebanon’s Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is getting the attention of financial experts on Wall Street as well as many high profile personalities reporting business news in the national media.
          
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and more specifically this past Saturday, Cracker Barrel is finding ways to defy a challenging economy and in the meantime is making headlines with its strategy.
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Home burglary suspect arrested

Man charged 43 times since '86

From Post staff reports

A man suspected of breaking into a home on Sugar Flat Road that was occupied was arrested a short time later and has been charged with aggravated burglary and vandalism.

The man arrested in the incident, Franklin D. Fish, is also a suspect in other burglaries in Wilson County.

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New businesses opening, others set to open, in MJ

By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- National experts have said recently that the recession may be “over,” and the tides of the nation’s economic troubles may be turning, but times are still pretty tough around the country and many areas are seeing stagnant growth and a rash of businesses closing, huge companies folding and dust settling on construction that has ground to a halt.

That’s not the case in Mt. Juliet, however, according to officials in this western-most city.

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TXR Think Green, Think Clean set Friday

Tuckers Crossroads Elementary School’s Think Green, Think Clean garbage pick-up competition will be Friday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Help TXR win funds for beautification of its property. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided.

Also, the PTO will be having a ribbon cutting for the new pavilion at 9 a.m.

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CU to host Wilson County College Fair
Cumberland University announces the Wilson County College Fair will be held once again in the Dallas Floyd Gymnasium on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.
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Crye-Leike, Realtors in MJ invite all to 6th Annual Sweet Tooth Auction

Event benefits United Way of Wilson County

Crye-Leike, Realtors announce the company's Mt. Juliet branch office will host its 6th annual Martin Cummings Sweet Tooth Auction benefiting the United Way of Wilson County.

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Fund raiser set for Kirby

Teen injured in Feb. wreck

Brittany Kirby, a 19-year-old Lebanon resident, was seriously injured at the hands of drunk driver in a February auto accident.

On Sept. 26, a host of friends and concerned Wilson Countians will host a fun-filled family carnival to raise funds to help with the enormous medical expenses Brittany has faced and continues to experience.

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MJ, FCS stay perfect

SOGGY BEARS WIN IN DOUBLE OT

HENDERSONVILLE -- Mt. Juliet overcame a 30-minute delay for rain and lightening to defeat Hendersonville 44-37 in double overtime Friday, Sept. 18. Quarterback Reed Gurchiek’s 10-yard keeper in the final overtime was the difference maker as the Commandos fumbled the ball away on their third down play.

The Golden Bears remained undefeated at 4-0 (2-0 in District 9AAA) while Hendersonville slipped to 2-2 / 1-1. Chris Bazile paced the MJ offensive attack with 136 yards on nine attempts.

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Valiant 'Dogs fall at Newberry

From Post staff reports

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Cumberland played tough in the first half, but Newberry posted three second-half TDs en route to a 20-3 win over Cumberland Saturday night at Setzler Field.

The Bulldogs (1-2) limited the home team to just 121 yards of offense in the first half, caused a pair of turnovers and held Newberry on downs once. But the bigger team wore down the Bulldogs in the second half, rushing for 159 yards after the break and three scores to post the victory.

Our defense played a great football game," said CU coach Dewayne Alexander, "I know it’s the best defensive effort since I’ve been here. "

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Stafford runs wild for LHS

DEVILS 35, PORTLAND 26

PORTLAND -- Lebanon tailback Jordan Stafford had the game of a lifetime Friday night as the Blue Devils spoiled Portland's homecoming 35-26 at Memorial Field.

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Its about doing what mama taught us to do
By SAM HATCHER
          
Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant of Alabama football fame was questioned by reporters after the 1978 Sugar Bowl as to why he didn’t wear his signature houndstooth hat during the game.
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Running to fight cancer

By JOHN B. BRYAN

Once again the “Sherry’s Run” event has surpassed all expectations with some 3,200 participants either walking or running the 5K track.
          
My wife and I have participated in the event each year since its inception, and this year we made it a family affair with all three of our children participating.

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To not hear President disrespectful, not disruptful

By ERIC THOMPSON

I am dismayed at the most recent local display of disrespect for the Office of the President of the United States. That parents would keep their children out of school so not to hear the President speak about education is sad, but for school boards and/or superintendents to deny students from hearing this message is tragic. George W. Bush was far from being my favorite President, however, I respect the office and would have welcomed his comments on education for my children when they were in school.

 

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School bd.s decision regarding Obamas speech disappointing

To the Editor:

I was disappointed by the Wilson County School Board decision to block the broadcast of the President's speech to students. 

The rationale explained by the automated calls to parents by the WCSB said the schools instead wanted to focus on teaching the content standards that students are required to learn by the state. It is in my opinion that several of those content standards could have been covered by having the children watch the speech, especially for social studies. After reading the speech, I believe that the President's words could only help teachers engage more students in the content standards.

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Celebrate National Assisted Living Week by volunteering

To the Editor:

National Assisted Living Week (NALW) will take place Sept. 13-19.

This is an opportunity for the community at large to recognize the accomplishments and traditions of assisted living residents and to participate in a celebration of their lives and their continuous enrichment of our environment. Join more than 38,000 assisted living communities nationwide in celebrating this year’s theme “Traditions of the Heart.”

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LHS PAC still confident

By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post

Even though only around 10 people showed up to Thursday night’s town hall meeting to educate voters on the referendum to increase the wheel tax, Larry Hubbard and One County One Future are still confident the vote will go their way.

The money from the increase will help build a new Lebanon High School and purchase land for a future Watertown High School. The referendum will increase the wheel tax by $25, bringing it to $50. It will be reduced back to $25 once the debt is paid off.

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Wear your seat belt at MJHS, get a chicken sandwich

High fatality rates and low seat belt use rates among teens have reached high levels year after year.

However, 2008 had fewer teenager fatalities than 2007 and dropped from 188 to 137 deaths. Mt. Juliet law enforcement officials noted that 137 deaths are still too many, and community members are working together reverse the trend.

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Voting slow on wheel tax

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Early voting continued Thursday despite the on-again, off-again rainfall on the referendum on whether to increase the county wheel tax by $25 to construct a new Lebanon High School and to purchase land for a new Watertown High School.

Through about 3 p.m., Thursday, a total of 1,249 people voted so far at all three polling places, said Martha Ann Sutherland, assistant administrator of elections. There are 67,060 registered voters in Wilson County.

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More rain coming

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Think of it as liquid sunshine. Perhaps that will help lighten things up a bit because more rain is in the forecast through the first of next week.

Chances of rain decrease the next few days, but is still in the 30 to 60 percent range.

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Lottery winner gets name back in headlines
By SAM HATCHER, The Wilson Post
        
 Her name was put in headlines last year when she and her husband celebrated a winning lottery ticket valued at $800,000.
          
And again this year her name is back in the headlines but for a much different reason.
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