Thumbs up to Lebanon High School Career Technical Education graduation coach Joe Murphy for being named Wilson County Teacher of the Year last week at a banquet to honor him and the other 27 teachers of the year at Cumberland University. Thumbs up also to W.P. Bone III and Bob McDonald for organizing and sponsoring the event for the past 16 years.
Thumbs up to Lebanon businesswoman Sue Rhea, owner of Surprise Parties, for being the subject of a chapter of best-selling author Marlo Thomas’ new book, “It Ain’t Over...Till It’s Over.”
Thumbs up to Trousdale County Director of Schools Clint Satterfield and Williamson County Assistant Superintendent Donna Wright for being named finalists for the Wilson County director of schools position Saturday by the Wilson County Board of Education.
Thumbs up to Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan, Lebanon police Chief Scott Bowen and Mt. Juliet police Chief James Hambrick for holding a screening of the documentary, “Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice and Survival,” last week at the Journey Church in Lebanon. The film depicts law enforcement officers who were caught in the line of fire and survived or paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Thumbs up to Wayne McMackin for earning his high school graduation equivalency diploma recently at the Adult Learning Center in Lebanon.
Thumbs up to Betty Whitner, who, at 84 years old, bagged her first gobbler. The turkey weighed 25 pounds with a 10-inch beard and more than 1-inch long spurts.
Thumbs up to Cole Brazier and Shane Vinson for firing a 57-62—119 Saturday and Sunday to win the championship flight at the Hunters Point 2-Man Scramble.
Thumbs up to Cordell Winfree, namesake of Winfree Bryant Middle School, for celebrating his 90th birthday last week. Winfree shares the school’s namesake with Hattie Bryant.
Thumbs up to softball players Kelsi Dickey, Jordan Burton, Courtney Petty and Tana Whited for being named Friendship Christian School softball players of the week for the first four weeks, respectively, in the season.