6:00 PM Jun 20, 2015
Everyone in Wilson County has felt the heat this past week. With temperatures reaching near 3-digit levels a handful of days it became apparent that this is going to be one hot summer!
6:00 PM Jun 20, 2015
“It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.” — Kristin Armstrong
8:00 PM Jun 19, 2015
How parents guide their children into adulthood is nearly as varied as the number of parents. On one end of the spectrum are parents that drive their kids into a particular profession with no regard for the desires or skills of the child.
7:00 PM Jun 19, 2015
Having served as a pastor for more than half a century (Wow, do I feel old.) I have heard people make statements, which puzzled me. Sometimes they were “comments” that seemed to come out of nowhere.
4:00 PM Jun 19, 2015
It’s time for us to start thinking of moving into a smaller house -- a house with only one level, with less to clean and repair. We’ve decided we don’t want to spend the rest of our lives vacuuming rooms we don’t use, dusting things we don’t need and washing things we don’t want anymore.
3:00 PM Jun 19, 2015
A look at who got thumbs-up for the week
2:00 PM Jun 19, 2015
I’m an avid sports fan -- and I do mean avid. I think I was that way in utero, and was born early so that I could watch the World Series that year. I was also born at 5 a.m. on a Saturday in the fall -- which means that had it been around, ESPN’s College GameDay would have been on in our hospital room.
5:00 PM Jun 18, 2015
Dave Ramsey gives financial advice
4:00 PM Jun 18, 2015
It’s been one of those weeks this week where my sports team has decided they want to contribute to me having serious medical issues.
3:00 PM Jun 18, 2015
We’ve all been shopping before and come across this dilemma: am I shopping for economy or quality? On one hand, shopping for the items with lowest price allows you to buy more in quantity; but we all know that always purchasing the least expensive items is penny-wise and pound-foolish, be it food, clothing or auto repair.
2:00 PM Jun 18, 2015
This week of June 15 is being celebrated all over the civilized world as the 800th anniversary of one of the major events in human history -- an event that has led us to this moment when we could even speak honestly of “civilization.”
10:00 PM Jun 17, 2015
First things first, keep the pan hot! The technique of stir-frying relies on browning to impart flavor to both the protein and vegetables. To do this, it is necessary to keep the pan hot. This can be done by:
9:00 PM Jun 17, 2015
The cattle market continues to be strong. We have not experienced a down side to the market in quite some time. Cattle producers continue to remark on the record prices they are receiving. Someone said recently that if cattle producers cannot realize a profit currently, then they really need to explore another enterprise.
5:00 PM Jun 17, 2015
It’s not uncommon for county commissioners to make unfavorable decisions but perhaps one that struck a deep nerve in Wilson County – right or wrong - seems to have some life thanks to Commissioner Joy Bishop.
4:00 PM Jun 17, 2015
Coming from Bonnaroo, the last thing I want to do is be a part of anything negative. However, after much debate, I feel the need to address recent comments made by Arthur Laffer, former Ronald Reagan administration cabinet member and world-renowned economist, during a luncheon recently in Lebanon.
8:00 PM Jun 16, 2015
Last week was a busy week for the music industry in and around Nashville. Many of our friends from “The Glade” and Wilson County are involved in the business. Thousands of country music fans converged on Nashville from all over the world. Almost 100,000 rock and roll fans poured into a cow pasture down near Manchester, Tenn. for the big three-day event known as Bonnaroo.
5:00 PM Jun 16, 2015
It came in the mail a week ago. It was rather innocuous, a standard 10x12 padded yellow envelope, sent by UPS. I thought it must be another cooking or sewing book Maureen ordered on the Internet or perhaps one of her friends sent a thoughtful gift.

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