thewilsonpost 2011-02-23

Tanner Bates goes 50-0

STATE TITLE FOR MJ WRESTLERBy TOMMY BRYAN. sports editorHow did Mt. Juliet High senior Tanner Bates celebrate winning the 119-pound state wrestling title and completing a perfect 50-0 season? With a special order, five patty burger at Steak & Shake — that’s how.Bates won his championship in spectacular fashion at the Williamson County Agricultural Exposition Arena, coming from behind with […]

Weatherlys celebrate 65 years of bliss

As of March 6, 2011, Ernest and Lois Weatherly will celebrate a big milestone as they will be married for 65 years.They met in Seattle, Wash., in May 1945. Ernest was a Navy Radar Man on the USS Renshaw DD499, and the ship had been torpedoed Feb. 22, 1945, in the Mindanao traits and came to Seattle for major repairs. […]

CU to open Culinary Center Thursday

Cumberland University is set to officially and formally open the doors to its new Culinary Center, located at 411 Tennessee Blvd., in Lebanon on land adjacent to the Wilson County Vocational Center,The 2,400 square-foot center houses a commercial kitchen and storage facility designed to help local entrepreneurs prep their products for market as well as serving the needs of local […]

Lebanon Airport awarded TDOT grant

From Post staff reportsLebanon Municipal Airport has been awarded an aeronautics grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The $89,010 state grant was announced Tuesday by TDOT officials.The City of Lebanon is providing a 10 percent match of $9,890, making the total $98,900. The grant will be used to repair pavement cracks and sealing.Lebanon’s airport was one of eight to […]

Emergency Contact

By ANGEL KANE, Wilson Living MagazineNo matter where you go these days or what you do, it seems somebody or other wants you to list your “emergency contacts.”If you are like me, you don’t hesitate on the first one. I always list my husband because he is ultra dependable. But #2 is a problem.In some ways, I believe your list […]

Our Feathered Friends – Feb. 23

By RAY POPEPeople in my neighborhood probably thought that I was trying to rush spring time after hearing me start my lawnmower. My vegetable garden from last season had weeds and old dried up tomato plants everywhere. In reality, I left them there so my birds would have an extra wild place to find some seeds.Time to rest and give […]

POSTSCRIPTS The Confession

By MARGARET PARTEESuppose you are an ordained minister. People come to you, revealing their innermost secrets. They feel safe because you are bound by the assurance of confidentiality. Suppose a man comes to you and says that he has murdered someone. It happened nine years ago and someone else was arrested, tried and convicted of the crime. And in less […]

Dine with the ‘Dogs Thursday

BIG WEEKEND SERIES AHEADBy TOMMY BRYAN, sports editorDo you want to own a unique piece of Cumberland’s 2010 NAIA World Series championship?A rare opportunity to purchase a championship ring — identical to the one Coach Woody Hunt, his players and staff wear, will be available to the highest bidder Thursday night at the annual “Dine with the ‘Dogs” dinner / […]

Lots of stars have made films in Tenn

Dear Ken: In your opinion, what are the 10 best movies shot in the state of Tennessee?Well, first of all, everybody has different tastes. Mine favor older movies over contemporary. Here goes: 1: “Wild River” (1960) with Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick; 2: “All the Way Home” (1963) with Robert Preston and Jean Simmons; 3: “W.W. and the Dixie Dance […]

Communist takeover changed Urbans life forever

By KEN BECKSpecial to The Wilson PostWith civil uprisings around the globe making headlines in recent days, Lebanon physical therapist Oleg Urban can relate to the causes of the oppressed.When he was a toddler, his father and mother fled the Soviet takeover of Czechoslovakia. Although his memories are vague due to his young age, he knows the story well as […]