Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Early voters turn out in droves to polls

Thumbs up to all of Wilson County’s voters who got early voting off to a strong start.
Jul 25, 2014

Thumbs up to all of Wilson County’s voters who got early voting off to a strong start. Early voting for the Aug. 7 federal and state primary and county general election began Friday. By Wednesday, 4,052 residents cast their votes, either by mail or at one of four early voting locations – the Wilson County Election Commission office in Lebanon, the Gladeville Community Center, the Mt. Juliet Community Center and the Watertown Community Center.

Thumbs up to the hundreds of alumni, supporters, faculty and students who gathered at the new Watertown High School for a presentation of the keys and open house Sunday afternoon. The presentation of the keys ceremony featured a filled auditorium with Watertown High School supporters, some standing due to limited seating, who were excited to hear about the new school and its features. The opening of Watertown High completes the modernization of all the county’s high schools.

Thumbs up to those who work to help recruit business and industry. Wilson County Joint Economic and Community Development Board director G.C. Hixson gave several indications Wilson County was popular among businesses and industries looking to locate locally. At a quarterly board meeting Tuesday, Hixson said several companies indicated their interest in sites across Wilson County during the past three months. He attributed the successful recruitment to an improving economy. 

Thumbs up to College Hills Church of Christ, which will hold its 19th annual School Store on Saturday morning to help families in need by handing out school supplies.

Thumbs up to the owners and workers at Wilson County Tire and Retreading, which held its own open house Wednesday morning.

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