5:00 PM Jul 3, 2015
Thumbs-up to the Fourth of July, which will mark the 239th birthday of this country. It’s been a busy time lately, with issues like the Confederate flag and same-sex marriage dominating the news lately. But never forget that we’re all Americans, we all have a stake in doing what’s best for our fellow Americans, and at the heart of it all, we’re the ones responsible for making sure our country has another prosperous 239 years. And with that, enjoy the fireworks and be safe.
3:00 PM Jun 30, 2015
With the shooting deaths in Charleston, South Carolina, combined with the previous deaths in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland, I have grown increasingly concerned with the issues of race relations in this country. For some reason we can have tolerance for almost anything except someone of another skin tone or people group. This must stop. We must recognize that we are all given our skin tones by our Creator God. If we can root for a person with a darker color than ours on our favorite sports team, than we must stop the nonsense of racial prejudice.
3:00 PM Jun 27, 2015
The future of health care has been a debate in this country for a long, long time, and it finally came to a resolution this week when the Supreme Court voted 6-3 to allow the poor and middle class to receive subsidies to pay for the cost of health insurance.
4:00 PM Jun 26, 2015
See who got a thumbs-up for the week. And who didn't.
2:00 PM Jun 23, 2015
As the last few days and weekend have unfolded, we’ve seen a lot of talk about the tragic events that took place in Charleston, S.C., last week.
12:00 PM Jun 22, 2015
June 21 is Father’s Day. We think it’s one of the greatest days of the year. Why? Because we’re going to get a bunch of neckties from our children…probably the same ones off the rack that you’ll give to your dads? Sure.
6:00 PM Jun 20, 2015
Everyone in Wilson County has felt the heat this past week. With temperatures reaching near 3-digit levels a handful of days it became apparent that this is going to be one hot summer!
3:00 PM Jun 19, 2015
A look at who got thumbs-up for the week
3:00 PM Jun 18, 2015
We’ve all been shopping before and come across this dilemma: am I shopping for economy or quality? On one hand, shopping for the items with lowest price allows you to buy more in quantity; but we all know that always purchasing the least expensive items is penny-wise and pound-foolish, be it food, clothing or auto repair.
5:00 PM Jun 17, 2015
It’s not uncommon for county commissioners to make unfavorable decisions but perhaps one that struck a deep nerve in Wilson County – right or wrong - seems to have some life thanks to Commissioner Joy Bishop.
8:00 AM Jun 14, 2015
With proper freezing and canning preparations, your garden can be a money-saving, timesaving success. Advance preparation makes the difference, but with harvesting comes many questions:
4:00 PM Jun 13, 2015
“I don’t stop eating when I’m full. The meal isn’t over when I’m full. It’s over when I hate myself.” — Comedian Louis C.K.
3:00 PM Jun 13, 2015
There’s plenty to be excited about if you live in Lebanon and Wilson County.
6:00 PM Jun 12, 2015
I just had to write to someone about Lebanon’s Senior Center. After retiring as a nurse with the state of Tennessee for 20-plus years, I agreed to take a twice-weekly nurse’s position at the senior center. I was amazed at how many activities that are provided for these folks.
5:00 PM Jun 12, 2015
Thumbs up and thumbs down for the week.
4:00 PM Jun 11, 2015
Whatever one might think of the way the United States uses its military might, there’s really no excuse for not honoring our nation’s veterans.
4:00 PM Jun 6, 2015
It’s only practical there are mixed emotions relative to the newly proposed Wilson County Expo Center. As is the case with any major investment, there are pros and cons, and those involved are charged with the task of deciding if there are enough positive benefits to outweigh the perceived negatives to move forward with such an investment.