It’s not a secret that Wilson County has some of the best schools in the state of Tennessee, as noted by its peers and parents alike. Within the county, there are two distinct school systems including the Wilson County School system and the Lebanon Special School District.
Last August, I wrote my first column for The Lebanon Democrat and explained to my readers how we would all bring out our fashionista in ourselves. I hope 52 weeks later, everyone feels a lot more fashionable.
Tom recently sat with his wife in a hospital in Ohio waiting to hear what the doctors would say about his father-in-law. Just that morning, the 85-year-old man stumbled out of bed and mumbled that someone needed to call 911. He felt unsteady, was confused and his hands shook.
Bidding is a two-way conversation. Even in everyday conversation, people make errors. They use bad grammar; they use words they don’t understand; and they often don’t hear what the other person is saying, but means.
A while back we mentioned United Way of Wilson County was contacted by United Way Worldwide and given the opportunity to take on a new challenge. That challenge was to reinvent a United Way, which would encompass several counties in the Upper Cumberland region while maintaining the same service in Wilson County.
In the midst of a very busy week, I was sitting in my office when my phone rang. On the other end was a friend who shared some difficult news with me. His grandfather, a man who was so important in raising him, died the night before.
“There are 29,000 veterans in Tennessee [between the ages of 18 and 64] – many who have served in combat in the Middle East – that do not have V.A. (medical) benefits.” ~ Charlie Howard, chairman, Coalition for Health Tennessee
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