9:00 PM Jul 30, 2015
James B. (Jim) Hawkins is a general practice and public interest law attorney based in Gallatin. 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. You can call (615) 452-9200 to suggest future column topics.
8:00 PM Jul 30, 2015
Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He has authored five New York Times best-selling books. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 8.5 million listeners each week on more than 550 radio stations. Dave’s latest project, EveryDollar, provides a free online budget tool. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.
6:00 PM Jul 30, 2015
Cancer continues to affect lives. The disease doesn’t discriminate and is a familiar foe, one that often is difficult to overcome alone.
5:00 PM Jul 30, 2015
On July 14, Iranians took to the streets of Tehran to celebrate. And for good reason. The President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, had just duped the United States into a deal that will allow his country to continue its uranium enrichment program, sponsor proxy wars in the region, all the while removing billions of dollars’ worth of sanctions.
8:00 PM Jul 29, 2015
Smartphones are everywhere you look. Just stop and take a look around you while in the grocery store and you will see that almost everyone is carrying one or some form of digital device. They are sleek, flashy, as well as fast and very multifunctional. They are designed to make our lives easier and accomplish more throughout the day, but they also distract us from our family and work.
6:00 PM Jul 29, 2015
Beef cattle need minerals to remain productive and healthy. The mineral status of the brood-cow affects reproduction, growth, milk production and health. When cattle are pushed to perform to a higher genetic potential, mineral demands increase. If these de-mands are not met, performance is reduced.
4:57 PM Jul 29, 2015
To the Editor: The Civil War was about slavery.
3:00 PM Jul 29, 2015
I was doing my hourly browse through Twitter yesterday and before I knew it, I found myself deep in thought.
2:00 PM Jul 29, 2015
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.
9:00 PM Jul 28, 2015
Wrestling was the subject of conversation down at the General Store. The big match at the Gladeville Community Center was last Friday evening.
8:30 PM Jul 28, 2015
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.
4:00 PM Jul 28, 2015
One of my goals is to capture my music in digital format for my daughters and grandson. It turns out to be a major task. I have a lot of music.
2:00 PM Jul 27, 2015
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.
10:00 AM Jul 27, 2015
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.
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2015
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.
5:05 PM Jul 25, 2015
There are plenty of worth causes and efforts being undertaken in Wilson County. Too many really to even try and mention in this column.
6:30 PM Jul 24, 2015
There is still debate on whether the attacks in Chattanooga last week were an act of terrorism or simply a crime.

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