6:00 PM Nov 28, 2015
Think about the word, volunteer. What does it mean to you? Since you asked me, I’d say it’s a noun to describe a person who goes above and beyond to help someone else in some way, shape or form with no expectation of anything in return. When I think about it, it’s also a verb, because each volunteer represents action and a void in the absence of a volunteer.
7:00 PM Nov 27, 2015
People, families, nations transform over time. Transformation should be a good thing, but sometimes it is not a good thing.
6:00 PM Nov 27, 2015
When I think of the goodness of Jesus and all that He’s done for me, my soul cries hallelujah, thank you for saving me. Now that’s up close and personal.
3:00 PM Nov 27, 2015
See who got a thumbs-up for the week.
2:00 PM Nov 27, 2015
I was born early on a Saturday. It was 5:30 a.m., to be exact. The first breath I took? Probably about 5:33 or 5:34.
8:00 PM Nov 25, 2015
Think back. When was the last time your family gathered together for a family meal? If your last family meal seems like a distant memory, you can make a change by participating in the Dine In Challenge on Family and Consumer Sciences Day. On Dec. 3, UT Extension in partnership with the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences encourages you to gather your family and Dine in together.
7:00 PM Nov 25, 2015
For additional information on these and other topics, contact the UT Extension Office, 925 East Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, TN 37087, 615-444-9584 or acorrell@utk.edu. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in all programs. Visit the UT/TSU Extension webpage at utextension.tennessee.edu/wilson or look for UT & TSU Extension, Wilson County on Facebook.
6:00 PM Nov 24, 2015
Once again a tractor/trailer rig has run over another one of the stop signs in the heart of beautiful downtown Gladeville. You know; one of those trucks that is not supposed to be on the road in the first place. One of the trucks that has already driven past at least three signs that clearly states, “No semi trucks except for local delivery”. We could have a thousand signs, but if the law isn’t enforced, it’s just a sign.
3:00 PM Nov 24, 2015
To the editor: The liberal gun haters seem to think that “gun free zones” are a solution to many problems.
2:00 PM Nov 24, 2015
It’s that week again: the one with the day to give thanks. In the Lebanon of my youth, “Thanksgiving” was pretty much a stand-alone event. Sure, the children knew Christmas was a month away. Yet, we weren’t chomping at the bit. Until my late teens, a month was a long time. I was worried about being good, because that old man up north was “making a list, checking it twice, trying to find out who’s been naughty or nice.”
10:05 AM Nov 22, 2015
Hurry, hurry it’s not too late. No that’s not what was overheard in the turkey lot this week from a group of fat, feathered gobblers digging their way under the fence and out to freedom.
5:00 PM Nov 21, 2015
Editor’s Note: The following column appeared in the Nov. 29, 2014 edition of The Democrat. We are reprinting it in honor of the approaching Thanksgiving holiday. Visit Market Street Church of Christ’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Lebanon church.
9:00 PM Nov 20, 2015
What I will attempt to do with this week’s column is to get people to think large scale. Not the huge problem of what to do about terrorism around the globe, but what is going on as far as God’s plan is concerned.
6:00 PM Nov 20, 2015
Bishop Belita McMurry-Fite is pastor of Heaven’s View Baptist Church in Lebanon. Preacher’s Corner features a new local preacher writing a column each month.
4:00 PM Nov 20, 2015
See who got a thumbs-up this week.
1:00 PM Nov 20, 2015
Make no mistake about it: now is the ideal time for someone on the Republican side of Tennessee’s state legislature to show some leadership and forethought.
6:00 PM Nov 19, 2015
James B. (Jim) Hawkins is a general practice and public interest law attorney. This column represents legal information, and is not intended to take the place of legal advice. All cases are different and need individual attention. Consult with a private attorney of your choice to review the facts and law specific to your case. To suggest future column topics, call (615) 452-9200.