9:00 AM Feb 6, 2013
The great American philosopher Will Rogers once said, “The business of government is to keep the government out of business – that is, unless business needs government aid.” That statement couldn’t be more true in Lebanon today. Mayor Philip Craighead’s dream...
10:15 AM Jan 26, 2013
“All fathers are invisible in daytime; daytime is ruled by mothers, and fathers come out at night. Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power. There is more to fathers than meets the eye.” — Margaret Atwood At the writing of ...
11:45 AM Jan 24, 2013
Ask any business person what the best way to build a clientele is, and they’ll probably say ‘word of mouth.’ With the advent and explosion of the Internet in the late ‘90s, ‘word of mouth’ took on a new and fancier term – social networking...
12:50 PM Jan 20, 2013
“When you win, nothing hurts.”
12:45 PM Jan 20, 2013
It’s a debate that’s been in the backs of the minds of many for several years, tragecelly brought to the forefront in December when 26 people – including 20 children – died at the hands of a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and fueled intense emoti...
10:20 AM Jan 12, 2013
Wine. It’s been around for centuries. It’s used in many recipes for cooking. It can be paired with dishes to create a more delicious dining experience. A glass of wine has no more or less alcohol content than a 12-ounce beer or a shot of whiskey, for that matter.
9:50 AM Jan 12, 2013
Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared in the Nov. 30, 2011 edition of the Times-Journal in Fort Payne, Ala. As a correction to last week’s column, it was Tee Martin who quarterbacked the Tennessee Vols to a 1998 national championship. Apparently this Alabama boy’s m...
10:20 AM Jan 11, 2013
It started before Columbine through in idea from former Sheriff Terry Ashe. And though the plan of offering school resource officers as protection for our children has seen its share of ups and downs over the years, it remains a proactive vision.
9:50 AM Jan 11, 2013
In 1992, Bruce Springsteen released a song called 57 Channels (And Nothin’ On). I think about that song every time I scroll through 2,000-plus channels looking for something remotely appealing. Some things never seem to change, no matter how many channels you add.
10:50 AM Jan 9, 2013
"For the true Southerner, winter is never not a disagreeable surprise."
10:20 AM Jan 5, 2013
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
10:00 AM Jan 5, 2013
It appears at this point in the middle school debate – especially where the old Lebanon High School building is concerned – the Wilson County Board of Education has been wise in the way it handled the tough decision it has ahead in all ways except for one.  
10:00 AM Dec 28, 2012
Absence from those we love is self from self – a deadly banishment. - William Shakespeare Christmas is traditionally a time for families and friends to join in one place - sometimes traveling hundreds of miles – to celebrate the season together. Such is the case...
10:00 AM Dec 21, 2012
There’s something about seeing those blue lights behind you as you’re cruising down the road. Reflexively, you check the speedometer to see if you were speeding and if so, how bad. You glance around to see if just maybe those lights are for someone else. Nope. This is generally when a...
9:50 AM Dec 19, 2012
I feel like there is a black cloud hanging over my head and I know I'm not alone. I haven't felt like this since Sept. 11, 2001. That feeling of needing to turn back time and change something. That feeling of being compelled to watch the news 24/7 as if that's the only thing I can do to get my fa...
10:50 AM Dec 8, 2012
As with many fields of work, constant training and communication is essential to success and advancement. Those who make up the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency are no different. WEMA officials opened their doors to representatives from more than 20 EMAs across Tennessee on Thurs...
10:30 AM Dec 8, 2012
Members of a committee tasked with the challenge of selecting adult and youth nominees for the fifth annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards did a wonderful thing recently. Instead of selecting an adult to represent Wilson County as its top volunteer, the committee – made up ...