Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Lackey aspires for gold as an olympian

Thumbs up to Whitney Lackey, who plans to compete in the Special Olympics USA Games in June. Lackey, 17, was diagnosed with rare tuberous sclerosis complex when she was 2 months old. She will be competing in bocce.
May 23, 2014

Thumbs up to Whitney Lackey, who plans to compete in the Special Olympics USA Games in June. Lackey, 17, was diagnosed with rare tuberous sclerosis complex when she was 2 months old. She will be competing in bocce. 

Thumbs up to a Wilson County group for organizing and launching a local Community Foundation affiliate recently. Elected to the board were Paul Stumb, dean of the Cumberland University Labry School of Business and Technology as board president; Rob Porter and John Sloan, of Mt. Juliet; Jenni Moscardelli, Sam Hatcher, Bob Black, Price Thompson, Mitchel Bone, Ed James and John Bradshaw, of Lebanon; and Jan Jewell and Lynn Daugherty, of Watertown. 

Thumbs up to the Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legions, Wilson and Rutherford counties sheriff’s departments, police departments and fire departments for properly retiring about 300 American and state flags last week at the James E. Ward Ag Center. 

Thumbs up to Elmcroft Assisted Living resident Elmer Marler, who celebrated his 99th birthday recently and is the oldest living World War II veteran in Wilson County. 

Thumbs up to folk bluegrass band Old Crow Medicine Show for using Lebanon’s Uncle Pete’s Restaurant and Truck Stop to film portions of a new video for the group’s new single, Sweet Amarillo. Written with Bob Dylan, the single is scheduled to be released July 1. 

Thumbs up to Wilson Central’s softball team, which made it to the state tournament. 

Thumbs up to John Sergent for being named the new president of First Tennessee in Wilson County. 

Thumbs up to Lebanon’s Amazon fulfillment center for donating more than 600 pieces of merchandise recently to Second Harvest Food Bank. 

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